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A Sticky Sensor That Attaches To Internal Organs

Capable of measuring electrical activity when affixed to rats' hearts<p>Eww, what's that on this guy's hand? It's a sticky sheet designed to attach electronic sensors onto organs in the body. See how the sheet holds up a 100-yen coin?<p>A team of researchers based at several Japanese universities made …

Tiny compounds might store methane in cars - Futurity

Scientists say they may have discovered a better way to store natural gas inside cars.

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

The Brain

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Rocket Fuel from Human Waste

Getting rid of human waste has been a problem for NASA since the earliest days of space exploration. That’s why the U.S. space agency is funding …

Space Exploration

Method Discovered To Produce Breathable Air on Mars

The humans are using the Earth’s resources as if they have another planet to go to. The environmentalists have already buzzed their siren in response …

Neuroscientists Have Worked Out How to “Read” And “Write” Brain Signals

A new technique allows researchers to both observe and control brain activity in mice.<p>Just like a very complicated computer, our brains control our …

Neurophilosophy

When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy of Apple Pay. Any …

From One Man's Damaged Brain, A Treasure Trove Of Research On Memory

When Kent Cochrane survived a motorcycle accident in 1981, he emerged with types of amnesia so rare that his brain became one of the most studied in history. He died this year at 62.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>Kent Cochrane, an amnesiac known widely as KC, died this year at 62. After a motorcycle …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

How sound can trap cells into clusters - Futurity

With acoustic tweezers, scientists can put groups of cells in just the right position for analysis—without the risk of damaging or changing them.

Penn State

Device builds 3D 'honeycombs' with living cells - Futurity

A new device for building large tissues from living components of 3D microtissues could someday build replacement human organs.

Cause of death can't explain lifespan gap between races - Futurity

Life expectancies for black people are shorter and more uncertain, on average, than those of whites, but the reason why may not be as clear as once …

Health

What causes 'tunnel vision' in addiction? - Futurity

New research with rats and sugar suggests that the amygdala may have a role in generating focused and almost exclusive desire as seen in addiction.

Amygdala

Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution

Emerging Explorer Jack Andraka doesn't plan to stop with his prize-winning test for pancreatic cancer.<p><i>Editor's Note: Jack Andraka is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …

Doctors Not Cutting Back On Radiation For Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer treatment typically involves surgery and chemotherapy, followed by radiation. But growing scientific evidence shows that in most cases, women get more radiation than they actually need.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. …

When doctors aren't enough to help patients keep diabetes in check

Patients with<p>diabetesneed access to doctors and medicines to help them keep their disease under control. But they also need food in their pantries and enough money in their pockets to pay for necessities like rent and heat, a new study shows.<p>Among a group of 411 patients being treated for Type 2 …

Diabetes

Machine Intelligence Cracks Genetic Controls

Author: Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine. Emily Singer, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.29.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Every …

Microbe poop 'prints' may hold clues to evolution - Futurity

Interpreting the "fecal prints" left behind by ancient microbes could shed light on how life and Earth have evolved over the last 3.5 billion years.

Biology

Does smartphone use smarten up the brain?

Using a smartphone won't make you smarter, overall, but it does leave a strong mark on the part of your brain that processes touch, according to a new study.<p>Swiss researchers were curious about the digital effect on the digits that swipe and poke electronic devices. Would they be similar to, say, a …

FDA Plans To Lift Lifetime Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

Well, kind of… the proposed rule change still has some stipulations<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to lift its long-held ban on men who have had sex with men from donating blood, the agency announced today. However, the FDA still wants men to pledge they haven't had sex with another man …

Research Suggests Generosity Is Hardwired Into Our Brains

If generosity makes us happy, and lots of research suggests that it does, why do many of us find it difficult to be generous?<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>This is the season for giving. But you might wonder what motivates us to be generous. Do we feel pressure because it's this time of year and …

Charles Darwin’s voyage on Beagle unfolds online in works by ship’s artist

Digitised sketches and watercolours by Conrad Martens have been placed online by Cambridge University library<p>On Christmas Day 1833, Charles Darwin and the crew of HMS Beagle were larking about at Port Desire in Patagonia, under the keen gaze of the ship’s artist, Conrad Martens.<p>The crew were mostly …

Laser tests show pathway from sunlight to electricity - Futurity

Researchers fired lasers at photocells to learn more about how solar energy is converted into electricity.

Crafting ultrathin color coatings

In a sub-basement deep below the Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering at Harvard University, Mikhail Kats gets dressed. Mesh shoe …

Tree Crowns

Project info<p>Trees take center stage in my life. I feel a deep reverence for their unique nature as I create my images. For me, trees represent the connection between energy (air, light) and the material world (soil, earth).<br>Each time I am working on the tree crowns, I spend about 20 minutes taking …

Time I

New hope for arthritis sufferers with high-tech implant

Tiny pace-maker style devices embedded in the necks of patients can offer new hope<p>Arthritis sufferers have been offered fresh hope after patients were effectively cured using a revolutionary electronic implant.<p>Doctors used tiny pace-maker style devices embedded in the necks of patients with severe …

Immune System

Lightweight skeletons of modern humans have recent origin

New research shows that modern human skeletons evolved into their lightly built form only relatively recently—after the start of the Holocene about …