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Researchers Devise Stealth Nanoparticles To Deliver Drugs To Cancer Cells And Wipe Them Out

These hidden assassins are cloaked in a material extracted from the tumor itself and pass unseen through the bloodstream, delivering a killer protein …

Immunotherapy

The Chemistry of Depression

You may have heard that depression is caused by abnormal chemistry in the brain and that antidepressants work by altering the levels of these …

Depression

Blowing bubbles in the blood could kill cancer with both barrels

Cancer can be a tricky foe, so the best way to fight it might not be with a direct attack, but to cut off its supply lines. One such method, known as …

Cancer

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

Neuroscience

One Quadrillion LHC Collisions Lead to a Rare Discovery — NOVA Next | PBS

Today, my colleagues reported a substantial new advance in our understanding of the Higgs boson, the particle that is responsible for giving mass to …

Physics

Identifying a Neurotransmitter

A neurotransmitter is defined as a chemical messenger that carries, boosts, and balances signals between neurons, or nerve cells, and other cells in …

Neuroscience

Smoothing the wrinkles in our cells could be a key to reversing aging

Science is often a piecemeal process, with each small, new discovery adding another insight into the mysterious mechanisms behind how our bodies …

Cancer Cells

Human comprise just 0.01% of the total weight of life on Earth, but have destroyed far more

If you’re the type of person who thinks about the expanse of the universe and starts to sweat, turn away now. If you’re the type who draws comfort from the insignificance of humanity, here’s a chart to keep at hand for whenever you’re struggling to fall asleep, and need something to soothe you into …

Marine Mammals

Scientists Just Found an Unexpected Link Between Tuberculosis And Parkinson's Disease

What could they possibly have in common?<p>At first glance, tuberculosis and Parkinson's disease are about as different as diseases get, but a new study …

Immune System

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

LGBTQI

What Is an Action Potential and How do Neurons Fire?

How do neurons transmit signals throughout the body? One part of this transmission process involves what is known as an <b>action potential</b>. An action …

Neuroscience

A New Theory Based On Quantum Entanglement Says Your Mind Exists In Another Dimension – Page 2

Principles of quantum physics may explain how the mind processes information<p>Meijer believes that our consciousness could be sharing information with …

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Universe

Scientists spot strange lasers coming towards Earth from space ant nebula

Scientists have spotted two strange lasers coming out of the huge ant nebula.<p>The mysterious blasts appear to suggest that the cluster is hiding a …

Universe

Evidence that Planet Nine exists piles up

Is an extra world hidden on the edge of our solar system? Evidence that Planet Nine DOES exist piles up as experts spot a distant object with an …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

The Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected Gobbles a Sun-Sized Star Every Two Days

Supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies can get absurdly huge, sometimes reaching masses billions of times greater than our Sun. The rate …

Hints of the First Stars Seen in 13-Billion-Year-Old Oxygen

Scientists have spotted 13-billion-year-old oxygen in a distant galaxy—a signal of stars forming during the universe’s earliest days.<p>Locating the …

Scientists believe alien life may exist in other universes after discovering a mysterious 'force'

Alien life could exist in other universes, according to a group of scientists studying a mysterious force known as dark energy.<p>Previous theories suggested our universe has the perfect amount of dark energy, which acts against gravity and is making the cosmos expand at an accelerated rate.<p>It was …

Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find

Should the search for alien life in our universe come up empty-handed, it might be worth checking in on a neighboring universe instead.<p>According to a …

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

Middle School

A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

Scientists Have Discovered a "Singing Space Cloud" That Could Explain How Stars Are Born

Wild!<p>We know that the birthplaces of stars are large molecular clouds of gas and dust found in space.<p>But what exactly determines the number and kind …

The “normal science” of Stephen Hawking’s final paper

The world-famous astrophysicist’s last contribution to science shows both his dedication to “normal science” and his willingness to ask questions …

Physics

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

The First Evidence That Animals Can Replay Memories in Their Head Is Here

Just like us!<p>For the first time, neuroscientists at Indiana University (IU) have demonstrated that non-human animals can mentally replay past …

The universe is out of balance and nobody knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like everywhere we look, the universe is balanced. Life and death. Yin and Yang. Jedi knights and Sith lords. But it's not true of the universe as a whole.<p>On the surface, that might not be obvious, but it has been obvious to scientists for nearly a century now. And a recent …

Physics

Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia.

Scientists are starting to figure out why these GIFs are so damn loud.<p>Can you “hear” visual motion? If so, you’re hardly alone. There’s a huge Reddit community of 114,000-plus people who post and discuss silent videos that have the illusion of making noise.<p>And now a new study in the journal …

Signals from a spectacular neutron star merger that made gravitational waves are slowly fading away

Eight months ago, the detection of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star merger had us and other astronomers around the world rushing to …