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Cholera Bacteria Kill Each Other With Spears To Steal DNA

The Highlander film series is about a race of immortal warriors who try to behead each other with swords, so they can steal the powers of their fallen rivals.<p>This is basically the same story but instead of badly accented Scotsmen with katanas, we have diarrhoea-causing bacteria with syringes. And …

Biology

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

US researchers identify gene network linked to autism

U.S. scientists have identified a molecular network of genes known to contribute to autism spectrum disorders, and they say their finding may help uncover new genes linked to these conditions.<p>"The study of autism disorders is extremely challenging due to the large number of clinical mutations that …

The biggest alien planet discoveries of 2014

This past year was a banner one for the field of exoplanet science, with the tally of known alien worlds doubling to nearly 2,000 by the end of 2014.<p>Here's a look at the top exoplanet discoveries of 2014, from the first potentially habitable Earth-size world to a staggering haul of 715 newly …

Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -- as long as the genes are readable, they'll …

This is what happens when you ask hundreds of architects to design Santa's workshop

Invisible buildings and public climbing walls<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if you told a bunch of architects to design a building without worrying about the realities of budgets, bylaws, or building codes, here's your chance to find out. A competition run by Helsinki Design Week and a …

Nasa reveal new planet-searching satellite Tess to help in hunt for alien life

The satellite is scheduled to be launched in August 2017<p>Nasas has unveiled their latest piece of space exploration equipment, designed to discover …

NASA's Kepler telescope is alive and finding planets again

The telescope that's done the most work for expanding our knowledge of exoplanets is alive again — and it's already found another Earth-sized one to add to the list. NASA announced today that they awakened the Kepler telescope for its K2 (or "Second Light") mission, and detailed the ingenious …

Fantastically Wrong: What Darwin Really Screwed Up About Evolution

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.17.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s hard to overstate just how brilliant …

Nearby Earthlike Planet Is Made Of Diamond

New research says the planet has no water and is made primarily of carbon. It also shows that planets can be more complex to study than stars.<p>A super-Earth-sized exoplanet in a nearby planetary system is likely made mostly of carbon, which means it is made partly of diamond, according to a new …

Time Travel a No Go? No Way | Science

It appears that scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology proved recently that you can't travel faster than the speed of light …

An Evolution Outreach: How Species Evolve Like Languages

Understanding how languages change provides a lot of insight into biological evolution, writes Dennis Venema in a new series of posts for BioLogos.<p>I’ve written before about Venema, a young professor of biology at Trinity Western University in British Columbia, who devotes a lot of energy to the …

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015

Think that brand-new smartphone in your pocket is pretty cool? In just a few short months it’ll be officially obsolete. In early 2015, the first …

Seven mind-scrambling science ideas only geniuses can understand

The world’s scientists don’t just sit around doing really hard maths for fun – they also believe some truly crazy ideas.<p>Ideas that ordinary minds …

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

Electric Bikes

New Family Tree Illuminates 'Big Bang' in Bird Evolution After Dinosaur Extinction

Comprehensive look at bird genes shows power of DNA to answer a staggering array of scientific questions.<p>A massive genetics project has produced the most comprehensive bird family tree ever, an embarrassment of scientific riches for studying everything from how birds evolved so quickly after …