Britt Hunt

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Male birth control: Organ transplant drugs could hold the answer to developing 'pill'

Two drugs usually given to organ transplant patients could hold the answer to developing a male birth control “pill”, according to new research.<p>The …

Living ‘Mini-Brains’ That Cost Just 25 Cents Could Replace Animal Testing

Amazing.<p>Working miniature brains with functioning nervous tissue could easily and inexpensively be used for testing in biomedical research, possibly …

In Vivo

Animal Populations in Chernobyl Are Thriving Due to Human Exodus

Disaster zone resembles a wildlife sanctuary.<p>When the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred in Ukraine in 1986, it wasn’t just an environmental …

Wildlife

Dinosaur extinction theories could be united as a result of research breakthrough

The Chicxulub impact — named for a town in the Yucatan — created earthquakes of magnitude 11 in the vicinity of the crater, the authors say. …

University of California

Scientists found no evidence that smoking pot shrinks the brain, but don’t celebrate just yet

In order to study the brain on pot, neuroscientists studied siblings or twins, one of whom was a pot smoker (some regularly, some less so, though none at the "problematic" level) and the other who had never touched the stuff.<p>If the pot-using sibling had brain changes while the other didn't, that …

Nobel discoveries on DNA repair now fuelling cancer drug research

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cancer researchers are just beginning to understand the ramifications of the fundamental discoveries behind the 2015 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, which were awarded on Wednesday to three scientists for explaining how cells repair mistakes in DNA that occur when cells divide.<p>Tomas …

Immune System

Why the Brightest Galaxies Create 1,000 Times More Stars Than Ours

Submillimeter galaxies are insane star-making dynamos. Why?<p>For scientists who study the deep cosmic past, perplexity is written into the job description. Nowhere is that more true than in the ongoing debate over the origins of submillimeter galaxies (SMGs)—the brightest galaxies ever observed in …

Universe

Can Our Universe Be a 5D Black Hole?

It is a well-known fact that if you fall into a black hole, there is no possibility of escaping from it. Such a fall will immediately lead to the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks God, Aliens, And Multiverses

"Everything we know and love about the universe and all the laws of physics as they apply, apply to 4 percent of the universe. That's stunning."<p><i>EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story was published here.</i><p>Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson―<i>way</i> up. As the director of the Hayden …

Hubble Reveals Incredible Last Moments Of A Dying Star

Death is a topic that inspires dread and fear in most people. When it comes to stars, however, we positively marvel at it. The colors, patterns and …

Universe

It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …

Universe

The Collision of Two Supermassive Black Holes Could Shake the Universe

Maybe not today, maybe not a year from now and not even 50 years from now, but eventually the Earth may witness a catastrophic event. It may even be</b> …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Physics

Legalise cannabis debate: Only 14 out of 650 MPs take part in parliamentary discussion on drug

Just 14 out of a possible 650 MPs attended a parliamentary debate on whether Britain should legalise the production, sale and use of cannabis, …

Femtosecond Lasers Uncover the Deep Weirdness of Plain Old Water

Researchers image the fleeting molecular structures that help make water crucial for life.<p>There's a reason we get so excited about finding water on other planets. It's <i>everything</i> to us as biological life and so it is to the many things that we depend upon, from our food to our atmosphere to every …

Paralyzed Man Walks After Brain Signals Are Beamed to His Knee

Adam Fritz's spine is wireless.<p>28-year-old Adam Fritz has been paralyzed for five years, but thanks researchers at Southern California's UC Irvine he was recently able to walk. Not through the help of an exoskeleton or crutches or other tech that helped to carry him. He walked by using his own two …

Advanced alien civilisations are absent from local universe – or we are too stupid to find them

Alien civilisations are either extremely rare or absent from our local universe, or as a species we are not advanced enough to detect them. Michael …

Hugh Jackman Suggests Tom Hardy As The Next Wolverine

Rose Colored Nebula Glows From Deep Space

In case you needed another reminder that space is full of wonders, check out this stunning photo showing a rose colored nebula glowing thousands of …

How the universe could be one big computer simulation created by another advanced civilisation

The universe could one of many computer simulations created by an advanced civilisation. While the idea appears implausible at first, science writer …

New study predicts the slow, inevitable death of the universe

Like all good things, our universe will one day come to an end. Just how that end will look is still something of a mystery. But one new study suggests that our universe won't go out with a bang, but with a whimper: According to these scientists, stars are growing dim.<p>Researchers presented their …

Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

Few questions of our time are more perplexing than the transition from non-living to living matter.<p>How did a sample of inorganic chemicals self-organize to become a living creature, capable of absorbing energy from the environment and reproducing? Although the question remains open, there are a few …

Universe

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Northern Sky by Follygraph on The Bazaar

Seller verified<p>This item is currently out of stock.<br>Please check back again.<p>$0 USD<p>The Northern Sky poster is a contemporary map of a sky. Its …

Controversial Illustrations Full Of Hidden Messages By Russian Artist

These dark digital paintings by Russian artist Waldemar von Kazak flirt with surrealism and social commentary, using sexual tension and bizarre …

Art

Stargate-like leap? Black holes could take us to ‘another universe’ – Stephen Hawking

Find yourself in a black hole? Not to worry, says Stephen Hawking: you won’t split into particles or cease to exist. Instead, you’ll wind up in an …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Amazing footage of what interstellar flight through Milky Way looks like (VIDEO)

Hundreds of thousands of NASA Spitzer space telescopes photos compiled in a single stunning video by YouTube user daveachuk present a unique chance …

Warp speed space travel 'theoretically possible' but we lack materials necessary to build drive

Warp speed space travel is theoretically possible, but whether or not we will ever get the materials needed to build such a machine is another …