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Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords in a Petri dish<p>• The man who grew eyes • The lab-grown penis comes closer<p>As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – …

Scientists Are More Creative Than You Might Imagine

But original thinking could be declining among students because of the growing emphasis on test-taking in schools.<p>Scientists don’t usually have a reputation for being very creative. They have to adhere to the scientific method, use statistics and data, and carefully measure their results—activities …

Microsoft, Google & friends urge passage of USA Freedom Act

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gajus/Shutterstock<p>In an open letter to the U.S. Senate, nine tech heavyweights are imploring the body to pass the USA …

Senate approves 'kill switches' for cellphones sold in California

The state Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would require cellphones sold in California to be equipped with "kill switches" that can render them inoperable if stolen.<p>LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other law enforcement officials backed the legislation as a way to counter a surge in …

Ballot Measures

Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

A hormone associated with longevity also appears to make people's brains work better.<p>The finding in <i>Cell Reports</i> could someday lead to drugs that improve memory and learning, researchers say.<p>"We've discovered a way to potentially boost cognition," says Dena Dubal, one of the study's authors who does …

Scientists May Have Decoded One of the Secrets to Superconductors

The microscopic structure of high-temperature superconductors has long puzzled scientists seeking to harness their virtually limitless technological …

Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually …

Q&A: Polio's History—and Why It's Again Becoming a Threat

Poverty and war have helped spur cross-border outbreaks.<p>After more than half a century of increasingly successful efforts to eradicate polio, the paralyzing and sometimes fatal disease is staging a comeback and crossing international borders.<p>This week, the World Health Organization issued a …

What your handgrip says about your (real) age - Futurity

Handgrip strength may be a useful way to measure a person's true age and to compare how different populations age, say researchers.

Physiology

The EPA Wants A Piece Of Your Fracking Mind

Should energy companies reveal which substances they're injecting for hydraulic fracturing? The EPA requests public opinions.<p>Under the banner of “trade secrets,” many oil and gas companies have refused to reveal all the chemicals they are injecting deep underground, at high pressure, to reach and …

Oil & Gas Industry

How We Get Tall

Men grew four inches in 100 years, mostly in the early 20th century. How they managed that speaks to how our childhood living conditions influence our stature.<p>Emperor Napoleon I of France lends his name to an insecurity complex that supposedly plagues some short men. But the neurosis is misnamed: …

Brain Clears Away Old Memories To Form New Ones, New Research Shows (VIDEO)

Do you remember your first birthday? How about what you ate for breakfast weeks ago? For most people, such events slip through the sieve of memory, never to be retrieved. Now, the first study of its kind in mice suggests that the brain may clear away that old information in the process of forming …

Do 'unhealthy' free radicals actually fight aging? - Futurity

Antioxidants may not be the secret to living longer, instead, it's the long-scorned free radicals that appear to combat aging.

Free Radicals