Darryl Dizon

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Sane Reasons To Be A Mars Colonizer

According to a former NASA Chief Technologist<p>Is it insane to sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Mason Peck would like to assure you it is not. He addressed the sanity of Mars colonizers in a post yesterday on the Mars One website. Peck is a Mars One adviser who previously served as NASA's Chief …

Scientists Develop Technique To Produce Self-Assembling Anticancer Molecules In Minutes

Scientists from the University of Warwick have developed a simple technique for the production of a variety of self-assembling molecules that could …

Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research

MIT researchers made a material that forces water up walls

Tiny bristles move liquid upstream<p>There are incontrovertible facts of nature: people get old, things fall, water flows downstream. And then there's this MIT project, which contradicts at least the last one.<p>A team of engineers invented a material with thousands of tiny electroplated metal bristles …

An Equation That Predicts Happiness

Researchers say the most important variable is your expectations.<p>Let’s talk about that age-old question: What is happiness?<p>Ben Franklin said it’s wine (or beer, in the more well-known version of the quote). <i>Peanuts</i> creator Charles Schultz said it’s a warm puppy; his brainchild Charlie Brown, in a …