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The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy …

Coming Soon: A Telescope Large Enough to Spot Alien Life

Big changes are coming to Cerro Armazones, a remote mountain in Chile. Construction is about to begin for an area that will house the largest …

Prehistoric Dining: The Real Paleo Diet

<b>Remember “The Flintstones?” You probably do. Even though it debuted back in the 1960s, as of 2013, according to TV Guide, it was still the second Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time, topped only by Matt Groening’s The Simpsons.</b><p>The Flintstones—bumptious Fred and willowy Wilma—along with neighbors Barney …

Your T-shirt's ringing: Telecommunications in the spaser age

(Phys.org) —A new version of "spaser" technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

From Heartbleed to Tamiflu: Why We're Less Safe Than We Thought

Biologists discover a key regulator in the pacemakers of our brain and heart

Biologists have discovered how an outer shield over T-type channels change the electrochemical signaling of heart and brain cells. Understanding how …

True Facts About The Duck

Ducklings are popular pets, but there are a few things you should know before giving one to your innocent child.<p>Spring is the season when parents everywhere like to give their adorable children a pet duck. Then, after the cute fluffy yellow duckling grows up into a large smelly noisy white barnyard …

Under Light, Chameleon-Like Material Changes Color And Shape

The material could create an infinite range of different colors and shapes.<p>Humans are good at making things that are one color. But if you want to really blend into your surroundings, it would be best to have a material that can change its appearance based on its surroundings--like a chameleon. …

Our godless brains: Emerging science reveals mind-blowing alternatives to a higher power

Science has yet to uncover many mysteries of the mind. But there are more reasons than ever why God isn’t necessary<p>Physics is the mother science. As such, it holds the greatest power for discovering the true nature of the universe and life within it. Physicists these days seem preoccupied with …

How we all could benefit from synaesthesia

Developing the mysterious condition in the 96% of people who do not have it may help to improve learning skills, aid recovery from brain injury and guard against mental decline in old age<p>Sitting in a small, computer-lined room trying to remember a succession of different-coloured words scrolling …

This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

Medical Technology

The mysteries of 'lucid' dreaming

Recent research into a kind of consciousness within the dream state is beginning to tell us more about the brain<p>One of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. We lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series …

Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost Cities

Cold War reconnaissance photos triple the number of known archaeology sites across the Middle East.<p>A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing thousands of ancient cities, roads, canals, and other ruins.<p>In recent …

How to See Without Glasses

Surprising Frequency Of Total Solar Eclipses Explained

It's not likely that many people will witness the upcoming "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse on Tuesday (April 29), but if it were a total eclipse of the sun, then it might have been another story entirely.<p>For one thing, the April 29 annular solar eclipse is a highly rare "non-central eclipse," …