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Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn

Astronomy

Earth's water probably didn't come from comets, Rosetta scientists say

The new data is important for answering questions about the origins of water on Earth, but not everyone is convinced<p>The researchers behind Rosetta, the ESA spacecraft currently orbiting the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, think they can help answer one of the fundamental questions about how water came …

Will 'capture and culture' personalize cancer therapy? - Futurity

A new technique for growing circulating tumor cells could bring doctors closer to diagnosing cancer with non-invasive "blood biopsies."

Nasa satellite captures Earth's Christmas lights – video

The Nasa satellite Suomi NPP captures Earth's holiday season lights from space. Nasa used the satellite to compare light emissions from major cities at various points during the year. The scientists found that cities are significantly brighter during major holidays such as Christmas, new year and …

NASA Envisions A Cloud City Above Hellish Surface Of Venus

Now if only we can get Lando Calrissian to spearhead the project<p>The planet Venus, named for the Roman goddess of Love, certainly wouldn’t be a very loving place to live. On the surface, Venus hosts scorching temperatures of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, a heat capable of melting lead, as well …

Brain waves predict which kids will share - Futurity

What makes a kindergartener willing to share? New research finds that specific brain markers predict generosity in children.

Large carnivores and humans can live together

Large carnivores – brown bears, Eurasian lynx, grey wolves and wolverines – are making an extraordinary comeback in Europe, according to research published in Science. Given the troubled history between humans and carnivores like these and the density of humans on this continent (almost 100 human …

At Last, I Meet My Microbes

A veritable jungle of organisms is helping keep each of us alive. But we've been rather negligent hosts. For starters, we don't even know who has shown up for the party.<p>When I signed myself, my husband, our dog and my mother up for the American Gut Project to have our gut microbes analyzed last …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

U.S. Army

Why methane on Mars has reignited our quest for life on other planets

The existence of life beyond Earth is a prospect so profound that few others could be more deserving of Carl Sagan’s caution that extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence. What else competes? Proof of God? Proof that we are, as an Oxford professor has speculated, hapless characters in a …

Da Vinci 1.0 review: a bargain 3D printer that comes at a cost

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>Crowdfunding sites have been teasing us with inexpensive 3D printers for a year now. But in the end the …

First stem-cell therapy approved for medical use in Europe

The NHS could start prescribing stem-cell therapies within the near future after the European Medicines Agency gave the go ahead for the first treatment<p>The first stem-cell therapy has been approved by European regulators in a major step forward for advanced medicine in Britain.<p>The European …

Cell Biology