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How plants take advantage of being on home turf - Futurity

The home team holds the advantage over visitors, even for plants—but just a handful of genetic adaptations can even the playing field.

Genetic flaw triggers liver cancer, diabetes in males - Futurity

A genetic deficiency in males can set off the development of one of the most common types of liver cancer and forms of diabetes.

New record for the coldest place on Earth

NASA scientists have discovered the coldest place on our planet. It’s a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau. On a clear winter …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Human stem cells cloned for the first time

An international team of scientists announced today that for the first time ever, they were able to create new human stem cells by cloning older, fully mature human cells. The process cannot be used to create full human clones, as the scientists involved were quick to point out, but it does allow …

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …

Planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft in trouble

It went into safe mode on Tuesday, May 14 after the #4 reaction wheel, needed to orient the spacecraft, would not spin.<p>NASA’s $600 million Kepler …

20-Foot Balloon Acrocanthosaurus on Display at Virginia Museum of Natural History

A 20-foot balloon acrocanthosaurus is on display at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. The impressive balloon sculpture was built by a team led …

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

The best Android tablets in 2018: the best slates running Google's OS

Looking for a tablet and thinking about an Android device? Well good news, because we've got a list of the best Android tablets right here for you to …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Nexus 5 nears as Nexus 4 is taken from shelves | Trusted Reviews

<b>The Google Nexus 5 looks set to receive a Google I/O unveiling next week, with insiders claiming UK retailers have stopped selling the current Google</b> …

Custom Batman Tumbler Entering The Gumball 3000 Rally (video)

A custom Batman Tumbler has been constructed replicating the Batman Tumbler from the Chris Nolan Batman trilogy, and has been burned through a budget …