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Employment

For The First Time, Scientists Have Tracked Energy Flowing Through Superconducting Crystals

"Now, finally, we can see it directly."<p>Researchers have tracked special interactions between electrons and crystal lattices inside superconducting …

Japan's New 'Wood Alcohol' Made from Trees Makes You Drunk, Not Blind

This is the good wood alcohol.<p>A particular ennui arises when you’re separated from the natural world, and the problem seems to grow more intractable …

Five amazing ways redesigning biological cells could help us fight cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world. It occurs when mutations in our cells lead to unchecked growth. But what if we could engineer …

Cancer

To understand why animals behave the way they do, scientists need AI

Studying an animal’s behavior can be a real pain for researchers. It takes hours of observing an animal in carefully-designed lab environments, or …

Yes, Earth's magnetic poles can flip. But they probably won't anytime soon.

But they might wobble.<p>Earth is kind of overdue to see its magnetic field pull a 180 and reverse on itself. Certainly a lot of people are expecting this to happen any day now. But according to a new study published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, the magnetic field …

Earth Science

HIV and The Gut Microbiome: Prebiotics and Probiotics

In the previous article, I introduced the microbiome. To review, recall that our bodies are essentially a reservoir of billions, even trillions of …

Do popular DNA tests like 23andMe, Ancestry actually work?

At-home genetic tests like Ancestry and 23andMe are all the rage right now, with customers claiming the products have helped them discover surprising …

Trapped - the secret ways social media is built to be addictive (and what you can do to fight back)

“Social media isn’t designed with your long-term happiness in mind”<p>Ever looked up from your phone and wondered where the past 30 minutes have gone?<p>If …

Terrawatch: rocks could have a role in combatting climate change

They might seem solid, but rocks gradually erode. Wind, rain, ice and snow all contribute to weathering; nibbling away at mountains, sea cliffs, limestone pavements and even solid granite tors.<p>Freshly exposed rock surfaces react with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to make bicarbonate ions, which …

Climate Change

Worrying discovery shows cancer drug can accelerate tumour growth

In the ongoing fight to find a way to completely eliminate cancers, researchers and pharmaceutical companies are trialling a series of drugs.Among …

What to eat if you have a C. diff infection

C. diff is a strain of bacteria that causes a severe type of diarrhea and intestinal infection. It may also lead to inflammation of the colon.<p>While …

Free will, AI, and vibrating vests: investigating the science of Westworld

HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> has returned for its second season at last, complete with bloodletting, espionage, and self-aware artificial intelligence (AI). After …

These Lizard-Dolphin Creatures Ruled the Seas for 150 Million Years

It was just another morning in Lilstock, United Kingdom, when Paul de la Salle, a retired electronic engineer and passionate fossil collector was …

Crater floor collapse and increased quakes might signal impending lava outbreak, Kilauea scientists warn

ADVERTISING<p>Hawaii County and Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory officials are warning the public that a collapse of the Pu’u ‘O’o crater floor on Kilauea …

Upgrading the Immune System to Fight Cancer

There have been few cancer treatments with such a promising future as using the patient’s own immune system. Known as chimeric antigen receptor …

Gooey, magma ocean may have once roiled inside the Moon

The ancient moon may have had a gooey interior: A new study suggests that some 4 billion years ago, Earth's beloved satellite harbored a secret subsurface ocean of magma.<p>The churning of this molten ocean may have created a magnetic field similar to the one that protects Earth from charged space …

Health Watch: New Technology May Provide Relief For Tinnitus Sufferers

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Tinnitus affects 50 million Americans. It’s commonly called ringing in the ears, but it can bring other sounds like …

Smart people literally have bigger brain cells than the rest

What makes some people smarter than others? It could come down to your individual brain cells – the bigger and faster your neurons, the higher your …

Our galaxy's colossal black hole may have huge hidden siblings

Astronomers have long believed that a huge black hole lies at the center of most large galaxies, including our own Milky Way.<p>Now the results of a large-scale cosmological simulation are in, and they suggest that galaxies like ours commonly host several of these supermassive black holes (SMBHs) — …

Universe

ExoMars' First Photos From Orbit Are Absolutely Surreal

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter entered the Martian atmosphere in October 2016. Almost two years later, it’s finally maneuvered itself into a position …

European Space Agency

If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense - MIT Technology Review

A blockchain is a mathematical structure that stores data securely over time. The idea has risen to fame on the back of the Bitcoin boom. Bitcoin …

Quantum Physics

Storm chasers, get ready: The first severe weather outbreak of 2018 begins Tuesday

The weather in the Plains states has been anything but normal lately. Oklahoma — a state synonymous with tornadoes — didn't have a single twisters …

8 men and women once sealed themselves inside this enormous fake Mars colony for 2 years — here's what it's like today

A decade before Elon Musk founded his fast-rising rocket company, SpaceX, or spoke publicly about colonizing Mars, a different billionaire captivated the world with Biosphere 2.<p>Ed Bass, an oil tycoon, spent about $250 million to build and operate that facility as a proof-of-concept for a permanent, …

Physical Geography

Bacteria may be powerful weapon against antibiotic resistance

When I was a child, my parents gave me a sweet pink syrup to destroy the bacteria causing my sore throat. That memory is a testament to the power of …

Shock and Thaw--Alaskan Sea Ice Just Took a Steep, Unprecedented Dive

Weather conditions and a boost from global warming led to the stunning record low ice cover in winter 2018

Underwater robots just discovered the world's biggest dead zone

Underwater robots exploring off the coast of Oman made a devastating discovery this week: the largest dead zone in the world, covering at least the …

Geophysics

Tyson Foods backs Israeli startup to grow meat in the lab

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Tyson Foods (TSN.N), the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.<p>Future Meat Technologies focuses on producing fat and muscle cells that are the …

Oxford University

Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale

<b>Prof Stephen Hawking's final research paper suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own.</b><p>The theory resolves a cosmic paradox of the late physicist's own making.<p>It also points a way forward for astronomers to find evidence of the existence of parallel universes.<p>The study was …

Neuro-Parasites Exerting Mind Control Reveal Nature's 'Imperius Curse'

This is far more horrifying than anything you'd see in the Harry Potter universe.<p>In the ‘Harry Potter’ universe, one of the worst things you can do …