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Scientists Have Detected A New Stellar Explosion That Might Be A Supernova

And you can watch it live Thursday night, on a livestream from the Slooh Space Observatory website. They'll be broadcasting live from an observatory at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile starting at midnight Friday EDT (9pm Thursday PDT).<p>The stellar explosion was first spotted last week, …

Universe

Surprise! Giant Black Hole Discovered in Dwarf Galaxy

Space<p>Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.<p>The relatively nearby dwarf galaxy is thought to house a supermassive black hole at its heart equal in mass to about 21 million suns. The discovery suggests that supermassive …

Team finds neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein

The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's …

Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms.<p>The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to diagnose and treat schizophrenia, a mental …

India scents victory in Asian space race to Mars

An Indian spacecraft will reach Mars next week, an official said on Monday, crowning India the winner of Asia’s race to the Red Planet.<p>The 1.3-tonne spacecraft, carrying an unmanned probe, is set to enter a Mars orbit after 10 months in space. It is India’s first mission to the planet and will …

Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

<b>Listen · 8:39</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> From Curiosity To Discovery.<p><b>About Wendy Chung's TED Talk</b><p>Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.<p><b>About Wendy</b> …

Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed

<b>A giant fossil, unearthed in the Sahara desert, has given scientists an unprecedented look at the largest-known carnivorous dinosaur: Spinosaurus.</b><p>The 95-million-year-old remains confirm a long-held theory: that this is the first-known swimming dinosaur.<p>Scientists say the beast had flat, paddle-like …

Dinosaurs

The women with super-human vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

Combining antibodies, iron nanoparticles and magnets steers stem cells to injured organs

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage. The …

Blocking one receptor could halt rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the …

Lost: Huge Chunk Of Europa's Icy Crust

If you have any information about the whereabouts of this missing ice block, please contact NASA.<p>Europa, long one of the Solar System's most fascinating worlds, might be subject to forces very similar to those that form the surface of Earth: plate tectonics.<p>One of the four largest moons of Jupiter, …

Alzheimer's Is Type 3 Diabetes

The idea that Alzheimer's is a form of diabetic disease has been gaining currency in medical circles for almost ten years. The accumulated evidence …

Diabetes

New scans reveal hidden monuments of Stonehenge

The startling results of a new survey include 17 previously unknown monuments and dozens of burial mounds surrounding Stonehenge.<p>Researchers with the …

First-Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.<p>A Japanese patient with severe eye disease is set to become the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, <i>Nature News</i> reports. Cells of this type have been considered promising for future …

Cell Biology

Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way’s missing satellite galaxies

NEWS & PRESS<p>Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:01<p>Published on Monday, 08 September 2014 23:01<p>Scientists believe they have found a way to …

Astronomers solve 20-year-old quasar mystery

New works suggests most observed quasar phenomena depend on two things: how efficiently a central black hole is being fed and the astronomer’s …

Scientists Discover Signs of Water Ice Clouds Outside the Solar System

A team of scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds outside the solar …

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Scientists 'reset' stem cells to study start of human development

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Japanese scientists have managed to “reset” human stem cells to their earliest state, opening up a new realm of research into the start of human development and potentially life-saving regenerative medicines.<p>In work described by one independent expert as “a major step …

Woman in her twenties discovers that she was born without a cerebellum

She found out when she checked herself into the hospital because of a bad case of nausea<p>A woman living in China’s Shandong Province got a bit of a surprise recently when doctors at the Chinese PLA General Hospital told her that her brain was missing one of the most important centers for motor …

Atom Audio: Scientists Listen to Sound of Quantum Vibrations

What do atoms sound like? Whatever you want them to, it turns out. Scientists have shown that sound waves can be used to interact with an individual atom and make it produce sound in response — on a scale where such waves can barely exist. The Chalmers University of Technology team, led by Per …

New Stonehenge Discovery: What Took So Long?

Checking in on the latest theories on the world’s most mysterious piece of prehistoric architecture.<p>An extensive scan of the area surrounding Stonehenge has uncovered more than a dozen new monuments, adding to the scant information archeologists have been able to determine about the world’s most …

Stephen Amell says Arrow and The Flash "are creating a Justice League on TV"

It’s looking all but certain that DC Comics’ various TV offerings will be kept entirely separate from Warner Bros.’ DC Cinematic Universe, but it …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

The US military is spending $2.9 million to develop a soft robot suit for soldiers

Harvard researchers are building a flexible exoskeleton based off human musculature<p>It's no secret the US military is looking to enhance soldiers of the near-future with the kind of gear and weaponry seen usually in sci-fi (see the TALOS "Iron Man" project as one prime example). But it's latest …

NASA Mars rover Curiosity reaches base of target mountain

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the base of a mountain of layered rock that scientists suspect holds clues about whether the planet most like Earth in the solar system had the ingredients to support and preserve signs of microbial life.<p>This self-portrait …

Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday.<p>An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the …