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Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

Stem Cells

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

Scientists discover new human organ hiding in plain sight

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Neuroscience

Never-Before-Seen Viruses With Weird DNA Were Just Discovered in The Ocean

Holy crap!<p>The ocean is crowded. As many as 10 million viruses can be found squirming in a single millilitre of its water, and it turns out they have …

Biology

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

Creativity

HIV's Jump From Apes to Humans May Have Been Aided by an Unfortunate Deficiency

How it all began.<p>Nobody knows quite when it happened. But some time in our not too distant past, a chimpanzee version of a pathogen known as simian …

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers

A technique developed several years ago at Duke University involving an engineered hybrid of poliovirus and rhinovirus has shown great promise in …

Cancer

The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Due to Rising Average Temperatures

When the ancient Romans arrived at the Caspian Sea a couple thousand years ago, they thought they'd arrived at an ocean. That's because the water …

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionize some cancer treatments

Scientists have known for some time that ethanol can kill cancer cells, but several limitations held it back from becoming a broadly used treatment. …

Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution

Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are …

Paleontology

Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

Yes! Let's do this!<p>Almost three quarters of the world's countries could be powered entirely by renewable energy sources by 2050 – if we want it badly …

A 9-year-old applied for a job at NASA — and got a heartfelt response

You're never too young to shoot for the stars ... even if you're barely tall enough to ride Space Mountain.<p>Just ask 9-year-old Jack Davis, who spotted a job opening at NASA on Thursday and decided to throw his hat in the ring. The New Jersey fourth-grader sent the administration a handwritten …