Gabriela Militani

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Ancient Poo Is The First-Ever Confirmation Hippocrates Was Right About Parasites

Ancient Greeks had worms.<p>You've probably been wondering about this for a while: did the Ancient Greeks ever get intestinal worms like we do today?<p>The …

Single Atom Memory: The World’s Smallest Storage Medium

One bit of digital information can now be successfully stored in an individual atom, according to a study just published in Nature. Current …

Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

State-of-the-art sensors, such as MRIs and atomic clocks, are capable of making measurements with exquisite precision. MRI is used to image tissues …

Explaining the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy

Enigmatic dark energy, thought to make up 68% of the universe, may not exist at all, according to a Hungarian-American team. The researchers believe …

Regeneração cardíaca depende de intensa atividade metabólica

Coração humano perde quase toda a capacidade de gerar novas células musculares nos primeiros dias após o nascimento, o que dificulta a recuperação do …

Mecanismo pode retardar a perda de informação em dispositivos quânticos de memória

Ideia surgiu de pesquisa com objetivo completamente diferente, de buscar um modelo simplificado para buracos negros quânticos (<i>imagem: Wikimedia</i>)<p>08 …

World's Newest Ridiculously Big Radio Telescope Has Made Its First Discovery

That was FAST.<p>A little over a year since its completion, China's 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short) has just made its first …

Religião, ética, moral

A decisão do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) de autorizar o ensino religioso vinculado a uma crença específica em escolas públicas é mais um indício …

Half of the universe’s missing matter has been found

Scientists have just found half of the universe’s missing matter in a landmark discovery.<p>Separate teams at the Institute of Space Astrophysics in …

Giant Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the …

How gravitational waves attracted a Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel prize for physics was awarded to scientists who helped pioneer the discovery of ripples in the fabric of spacetime, known as …

Nobel Prize

It has been a brutal year in the search for a treatment for Alzheimer’s — here’s where researchers are looking now

The latest failure came in September, when Axovant said it failed a key late-stage trial for its drug, intepirdine.<p>Alzheimer's affects more than 5 million Americans, a number that's expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050 . There are only four drugs that have been approved to treat the symptoms …

Biotechnology

O papel das mulheres na história da ciência

No outono de 1940, enquanto o antissemitismo dava dentadas, Rita Levi-Montalcini (Turim, 1909-Roma, 2012) fabricava instrumentos artesanais para …

The Launch was Successful. SpaceX Just Made History.

History in the Making<p>SpaceX is wasting no time on their mission to reinvent and revitalize space travel. The company has once again made history by …

Space Travel

Dossiê denuncia perigoso retrocesso na legislação ambiental brasileira

Relatório da organização WWF estima que projetos no Congresso podem tirar uma área do tamanho da Áustria do mapa de unidades de conservação do …

Is there a nature of time?

As time goes by we realize that there seems to be only one direction. In our retrospective view of events time moves from past to present to future, …

Physics

There’s a close association between magnetic systems and certain states of brain activity

Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven for the first time that there is a close relationship between several emerging phenomena …

What Is Dark Matter? LUX-ZEPLIN, Sensitive WIMP Detector, Enters Final Stages Of Construction

What is dark matter? It is believed to make up nearly 85 percent of the observable universe and yet, we know absolutely nothing about what makes up …

How Iranian Women Are Protesting Against Their Country's Strict Dress Code

In Iran, just uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Iran is home to perhaps the most strictly enforced dress code in the world. In the capital, Tehran, thousands of Gashte Ershad, or morality …

Social Media

Calculadora mecânica antiga mostra por que não é legal dividir por zero

Todo mundo aprende na escola que você não pode dividir por zero, mas poucos sabem exatamente o motivo. A resposta padrão é que isso dá uma resposta …

Astronauta Scott Kelly ganhou 5 cm de altura após passar um ano no espaço

O astronauta Scott Kelly passou 340 dias na Estação Espacial Internacional e retornou à Terra esta semana. Pelo visto, a estadia espacial teve alguns …

Por que o 5G vai mudar sua vida (mesmo que você ainda não tenha nem 4G) - Tecnoblog

Não é uma questão de downloads mais rápidos: 5G é importante para um futuro em que tudo estará conectado<p>Já conhece a nova extensão do <b>Tecnoblog</b>?<p>A …

Duas equipes brasileiras completaram nas últimas semanas o sequenciamento do material genético do vírus zika isolado nos estados de São Paulo e da Paraíba. Os resultados sugerem que a variedade do zika em circulação em diferentes regiões brasileiras é mesmo originária da Polinésia Francesa, onde houve um surto em 2013 e 2014. Também indicam que o vírus possivelmente foi introduzido no Brasil em um único evento. No Instituto Adolfo Lutz, em São Paulo, o virologista Renato Pereira de Souza e sua equipe sequenciaram o material genético do zika extraído de uma pessoa que desenvolveu a doença em Campinas. Esse indivíduo…

Duas equipes brasileiras completaram nas últimas semanas o sequenciamento do material genético do vírus zika isolado nos estados de São Paulo e da …

Scientists discover new subatomic particle with four ‘flavours’

Physicists have discovered a new elementary particle—the latest member to be added to the exotic species known as tetraquarks.<p>The discovery was made …

Mão robótica tem precisão de humana; próximo passo é fazer crescer tendões

Pesquisadores da Universidade de Yale, nos Estados Unidos, estão tentando encontrar uma maneira de criar tendões humanos em uma mão robótica. De …

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

Scientists Are Working to Drill a Mile-and-a-Half Hole Into the Earth

Geologists have been trying to drill down into the Earth's mantle for more than 50 years—and they may finally get there.<p>On the seafloor at a location in the Indian Ocean called the Atlantis Bank, about 800 miles southeast of Madagascar, scientists are working to drill 1.6 miles through the Earth's …

Geology