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Possible case for fifth force of nature

A team of physicists at the University of California has uploaded a paper to the <i>arXiv</i> preprint server in which they suggest that work done by a team …

Improved Brain Mapping Tool 20 Times More Powerful Than Previous Version

<b>Salk Institute scientists have developed a new reagent to map the brain’s complex network of connections that is 20 times more efficient than their</b> …

17-year Cicadas Set to Invade the Northeast

Next month, billions of cicadas will begin to emerge from the ground as their internal clocks hit the 17-year mark.

Sleeping immune cells in tumours can be 'woken up' to fight cancer

Sleeping immune cells which are already in tumours can be ‘woken up’ to fight even the most deadly cancers, scientists have discovered.<p>In order to evade the body’s defence mechanism, cancer cells have learned to flick a switch in immune cells which switches them off.<p>The switch is there to stop the …

Banned chemical in hospital IVs linked to ADHD in critically ill children

A chemical that has been banned from use in children’s toys but is still used in medical devices, such as plastic IV tubes and catheters, has been …

Genetic elements that drive regeneration uncovered: Limb or organ regrowth may be hidden in our genes

Limb or organ regrowth may be hidden in our genes<p>Salamanders and fish possess genes that can enable healing of damaged tissue and even regrowth of …

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1.5 Years to Mars? Russia Could Do It in 1.5 Months

Russia's space program could rapidly reach Mars -- if the money doesn't run out first.<p>As the head of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, …

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An up-close view of bacterial 'motors'

Over millennia, bacteria have evolved a variety of specialized mechanisms to move themselves through their particular environments. In two recent …

Nanoparticles deliver anticancer cluster bombs

Scientists have devised a triple-stage "cluster bomb" system for delivering the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, via tiny nanoparticles designed to break …

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Venus Likely Had Past Life; Next Step Is Finding It

Venus likely harbored past microbial life, if not on its exposed surface, then in the planet’s potential warm early oceans and hot pools of liquid water, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University astrobiologist, now tells me.<p>Schulze-Makuch is less certain whether such long-dead microbes …

Year in review: Epigenome makes its debut

In a landmark event more than a decade ago, geneticists unveiled the human genetic instruction book. This year, the book was turned into a movie …

Bento Lab Wants Everybody to Have a DNA Lab

Bethan Wolfenden has loved DNA since she was a teen and was frustrated with the lack of resources available for non-scientists to study DNA. Along …

Scientists Will Modify Genes to Treat Cancer or Autism

Some diseases are linked to human genes, and the good news is that scientists have discovered a viable solution. These researchers have known how to …

Foam metal might turn airplanes into ‘Transformers’

Imagine an aircraft that could alter its wing shape in midflight and, like a pelican, dive into the water before morphing into a submarine.<p>The key to …

Genetically engineered 'Magneto' protein remotely controls brain and behaviour

“Badass” new method uses a magnetised protein to activate brain cells rapidly, reversibly, and non-invasively<p>Researchers in the United States have developed a new method for controlling the brain circuits associated with complex animal behaviours, using genetic engineering to create a magnetised …

Neuroscience

Emma Stone to play JFK's eldest sister in tale of enforced lobotomy

New film will tell story of Rosemary Kennedy, who was left with the mental capacity of a two-year-old after botched operation carried out on the order of Joseph Kennedy Sr<p>Emma Stone will star as John F Kennedy’s lesser-known eldest sister Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, who was lobotomised at the …

Israeli professor whose technology can diagnose cancer by sensing breath earns int'l honors

“Precisely because I am not a doctor, I was able to conceive such a unique development – an inexpensive and noninvasive system for diagnosing …

Molecules found to counter antibiotic resistance

Even superbugs have their kryptonite.<p>Two types of lab-made molecules make drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics again, researchers …

Medicine

Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

Genetics

Black hole smashup generated yottawatts of power

Yottawatt \YOT-ah-wat\ n.: <br>1 million billion billion watts<p>That’s a lotta watts. And a lot more — 3.6 x 1049 watts, or 36 septillion yottawatts — …

Black Holes

A College Student Has 3D-Printed His Own Braces For Less Than $60

Awesome idea... in theory.<p>A digital design student in New Jersey went viral over the weekend after 3D-printing his very own set of clear, orthodontic …

See the world’s largest aircraft (which looks like a giant bum)

New photos of the world’s largest aircraft, aka ‘the flying bum’, have been released ahead of its official unveiling.<p>They show the Airlander 10 – …

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A Simple Piece Of Plastic Could Slash Pancreatic Cancer Death Rates

The pancreas is located in the middle of a person’s belly, surrounded by other vital organs like the liver and stomach. This both makes it extremely …

Cancer

The Red Hot Debate about Transmissible Alzheimer's

In the 25 years that John Collinge has studied neurology, he has seen hundreds of human brains. But the ones he was looking at under the microscope …

Tests of blood-borne DNA pinpoint tissue damage

In every living person, even the healthiest, death abounds. Cells throughout a person die naturally all the time, shedding fragments of DNA into the …

Type 1 Diabetes

Black hole emitted red flashes with power of 1,000 suns, study reveals

Black hole that was first to be identified in our galaxy underwent dramatic brightening as it devoured material stripped off orbiting companion star<p>British astronomers have observed violent red flashes, lasting just fractions of a second, during one of the brightest black hole outbursts in recent …

Mechanism for radiation damage identified

What exactly are the processes when x-ray photons damage biomolecules with a metal centre? This question has been investigated by a team of …