Dan Kiker

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Cell Death Might Be Reversible, and Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why

It tells us something important about cancer.<p>A mysterious cell process named anastasis (Greek for "rising to life") challenges our idea of life being a linear march towards death, and suggests that cell death can actually be reversed under certain conditions—essentially allowing cells to …

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

Doctors discover why stressed out people have more heart attacks

Emotional stress has long been considered a major risk factor for heart disease. But doctors have struggled to determine exactly how all that tension …

Medical Research

Enzyme found to limit collateral damage from immune system

When unwanted microbes enter your body, your white blood cells rush to the scene to begin fighting them off. But much like a battalion of soldiers, …

Researchers Propose New Unifying PTSD Theory

In a Perspective article published in the journal <i>Neuron</i>, two professors at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School present a new theory of …

Neuroscience

Why Blind People Are Better at Math - Facts So Romantic

Bernard Morin developed glaucoma at an early age and was blind by the time he was six years old. Despite his inability to see, Morin went on to …

Glaucoma

Pinpointing a brain circuit that can keep fears at bay

People who are too frightened of flying to board an airplane, or too scared of spiders to venture into the basement, can seek a kind of treatment …

New era of human embryo gene editing begins

A Swedish scientist is gene editing healthy human embryos, and he is probably not alone, researchers say.<p>Chinese researchers have twice reported …

Genetics

Purposeful Designs and Concepts

Stool in two stumps and metal... the ring ties and squeezes the two pieces of wood together... Inspired by Brancusi's...<p>Chaise No. 1 in #linen upholstered cushion and #wood.<p>Console No. 2 - Closed #glass box with #wood opening for one cable box.<p>Another shot of Coffee Table no. 3 in #alabaster and …

Furniture

Struggles with the Continuum (Part 7)

Combining electromagnetism with relativity and quantum mechanics led to QED. Last time we saw the immense struggles with the continuum this caused. …

Physics

In exploring the ‘now,’ new book links flow of time with Big Bang

Physicist Richard Muller proposes that time is created as space is created in the expanding universe

Physics

The Strange Second Life of String Theory

The theory failed to unite gravity and quantum mechanics. But it still has become one of the most useful tools in science.<p>String theory strutted onto the scene some 30 years ago as perfection itself, a promise of elegant simplicity that would solve knotty problems in fundamental physics—including …

Supermaterials Offer New Means of Searching for Superlight Dark Matter

Two new papers offer new methods of searching for the most evasive forms of dark matter.<p>No one said detecting dark matter would be easy. We didn't even know about the stuff until a couple of decades ago, after all, despite the fact that it represents some 85 percent of all of the mass in the …

Good News: You Aren't a Biological Robot

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>We live in a golden age for neuroscience, and new findings about the brain emerge almost by the month. with huge government backing, one foresees the day, which could be quite soon, when every significant region of the brain is correlated with all the …

3tags.org

Ask Ethan: How Small Is An Elementary Particle?

If you take any amount of matter, no matter how small or how large, there are only two options for what it’s made up of: either it can be split into something smaller, or it’s truly fundamental and indivisible. For most of the 19th century, we thought that atoms were that fundamental, smallest …

Physics

The Scientific Reason It's So Hard to Make Yourself Go to the Gym | Inc.com

Not only does exercise help you fit into your favorite jeans and maintain your physical fitness, it also improves your mood, decreases stress, and makes you smarter and more creative. In short, breaking a sweat is essentially a wonder drug for your mental and physical health.<p>But you probably knew …

Physical Education

Stiff and oxygen-deprived tumors promote spread of cancer - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

When Hippocrates first described cancer around 400 B.C., he referred to the disease’s telltale tumors as “karkinos” — the Greek word for crab. The …

Jeremy England: the next Charles Darwin?

A reader whose email I’ve lost (sorry) sent me a link to this provocatively titled article from <i>ozy.com</i>: “Jeremy England, the man who may one-up …

How a boy with cerebral palsy changed a doctor’s thinking about the brain

For a moment I was speechless. (Anyone who knows me knows this rarely happens.) Then I said, “You can’t do that!” And I meant it. I could not, for …

Africa Couture: Designers Reflect the 'Richness' of Modern Continent

A tall, lean man with an impressive halo of hair stands, legs apart, wearing a louche white suit. The shoulders of his jacket are cut away to expose …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

A Body Of Work

<i>„A Body Of Work“</i> is a series of self-portraits, contemporary photographer Polly Penrose took over seven years. Every picture is taken on self-timer, …

Researchers discover the cause of vastly different thermal conductivities in superatomic structural analogues

Researchers found that the thermal conductivity of superatom crystals is directly related to the rotational disorder within those structures. The …

Nanotech

Consciousness Is Made of Atoms, Too - Facts So Romantic

In his first lecture on physics to freshmen and sophomores at the California Institute of Technology, in 1961-62, Richard Feynman said:<i>If, in some</i> …

Physics

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old?

Even if we accept the Big Bang, how confident are we that we have its age right?<p><i>“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest</i> …

Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Data Rates

<b>It was just 24 years ago that researchers reported</b> the discovery of something remarkable about light: Certain beams, traveling through space with a …

Researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials

Collaborative research at Notre Dame has demonstrated that electronic interactions play a significant role in the dimensional crossover of …

Physics confronts its heart of darkness: Cracks showing in dominant explanation for dark matter

Is there anything more plausible to replace it?<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>Physics has missed a long-scheduled appointment with its future — again. The latest, most sensitive searches for the particles thought to make up dark matter — the invisible stuff that may …

Architect Turns Unused Hill Into Amazing Public Park for Children

To celebrate Chile’s Bicentennial in 2012, award-winning architect Alejandro Aravena was asked to create a public space for the children of Santiago, …

Architecture