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Something Is Sucking Iron Out of Earth's Crust, and Scientists Think They Know What

What makes the Red Planet red? The answer, as Sherlock Holmes might say, is elementary. And that element is iron.<p>The continental crust of Mars is so …

Earth Science

The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

Glaucoma test on horizon to prevent most common cause of blindness

The most common cause of incurable blindness could be stopped early after scientists discovered the genetic blueprint which predicts who is in danger of developing the condition.<p>Around 480,000 people suffer from glaucoma in England which starts with a loss of peripheral vision and gradually spreads.<p>…

Glaucoma

Stunning helicopter footage shows Hawaii volcano's fast-moving lava flow

The United States Geological Survey released stunning new footage on Saturday showing the lava pouring from a fissure created by activity around …

Geology

Some Lizards Have Green Blood That Should Kill Them And It's a Scientific Mystery

Evolution is weird.<p>If you were to see certain New Guinea skinks lose their tails, you'd notice that their blood isn't the usual red colour we're used …

Biology

Lasers Shooting From the Ant Nebula Reveal It's Hiding Something Huge

Astronomers have spotted an arthropod-shaped nebula shooting off strange lasers, which could only mean there’s more to this nebula’s story than we …

Universe

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Join the Science Friday crew to celebrate Cephalopod Week with libations and an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled …

Science

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

Elon Musk

Mini-antibodies discovered in sharks and camels could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases

Helen Dooley admits that she often gets puzzled responses when she describes her work. "People say, ‘You bleed sharks for a living?’"<p>That's an …

Biology

US commercial drones given green light

<b>Drones that monitor crops, control mosquito populations and deliver defibrillators are to be tested in US airspace.</b><p>Ten commercial drone projects have been selected to try out new ways for unmanned aircraft to be integrated into the skies.<p>They include Zipline, which currently offers a blood-delivery …

Unmanned Aircraft

Oklahoma High Schooler's Carbon Discovery Elicits Wonder From Experts

"It's a wonderful, wonderful thing."<p>Taking teenage rebellion to a new level, Oklahoma high school senior George Wang stunned teachers and fellow …

Chemistry

Large predators once hunted to near-extinction are showing up in unexpected places

Alligators on the beach. Killer whales in rivers. Mountain lions miles from the nearest mountain.

Ecology

'Biggest Ever' Sinkhole Has Ripped Open in New Zealand, And It's Unearthing History

"What I see in the bottom of this hole is the original 60,000-year-old volcanic deposit."<p>What is thought to be the largest known sinkhole in New …

New Zealand

Our understanding of the universe’s expansion is really wrong

The universe just got even more confusing. Last week, the biggest ever 3D map of our galaxy was released as part of the second batch of data from the …

Universe

Genes might play unrecognized role in aging, intervention

While aging is familiar to all of us, exactly how it occurs on a molecular basis has been an area of intense study and interest. We take it for …

Biology

‘Drug sanctuaries’ offer hope for a post-antibiotic world

We are at risk of entering a post-antibiotic era.<p>Each year since 2013, a major global institution — including the World Economic Forum, the World …

Microbiology

Artificial womb could grow mammoth-elephant hybrid, researchers say

Researchers say "resurrected" woolly mammoth genes could help save modern day elephants from extinction, and they want to grow a hybrid in a lab to prove it.<p>Scientists are hoping an artificial womb will be the key to growing a mammoth-elephant hybrid in a lab and potentially saving the elephant …

Woolly Mammoths

Island Lizards Shift to Evolutionary Fast-Track after Invasive Goats and Rats Are Eradicated

In just one year lizards on remote Redonda Island may be changing

Zoology

Deep-sea creatures are weirder than we ever suspected

<b>In this April 30, 2009 file photo, coral reefs grow in the waters of Tatawa Besar, Komodo islands, Indonesia. Rising demand for copper, cobalt, gold and the rare-earth elements vital in manufacturing smartphones and other high-tech products is causing a prospecting rush to the dark seafloor</b> …

Zoology

11 Adorable Freaks of Nature You Must See to Believe

1. Ankole-Watusi<p>via wikicommons<p>Look at the horns on this thing! They're way too big for the body of any cow that isn't a steed on some kind of …

Zoology

Felix Klein and the Klein-Bottle

Klein Bottle by Tttrung<p>On April 25, 1849, German mathematician and mathematics educator <b>Felix Klein</b> was born. Klein is known for his work in group …

Mathematics

CRISPR study reduces cholesterol in mice without "editing" DNA

The CRISPR-Cas9 tool is emerging as a powerful gene therapy tool, showing promise in fighting diseases like cancer and HIV. Now, a team from Duke …

Genetics

Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging

The enzyme holds clues to a possible cure for aging or potential cancer therapies.<p>Nothing in your body lasts forever. Every single cell in your body will die eventually, and eventually you’ll run out of replacements. When that happens, various parts of your body will stop working correctly, and at …

UC Berkeley

Scientists have grown diamonds that flex and bend

Diamond is one of the hardest materials on the planet. Created under extreme pressure, the crystals are used in all manner of applications where …

Graphene 'a game-changer' in making building with concrete greener

The novel “supermaterial” graphene could hold the key to making one of the oldest building materials greener, new scientific research suggests.<p>Graphene has been incorporated into traditional concrete production by scientists at the University of Exeter, developing a composite material which is more …

Engineering

Corporate espionage hacks hit health care sector

Symantec is tracking what it believes to be a longstanding corporate espionage hacking effort against medical manufacturers. The details: Based on …

Cybersecurity

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

The first "cell-free" CRISPR tech is here to personalize cancer treatment

A single technology can help kill superbugs, slow cancer’s growth, and potentially help us end world hunger. No, it’s not magic. It’s science — …

Wormholes Could Cast Weird Shadows That Could Be Seen by Telescopes

Wormholes, or hypothetical tunnels through space-time that allow faster-than-light travel, could potentially leave dark, telltale imprints in the sky …

Physics