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The longest period transiting planet candidate from K2

To discover and confirm the presence of a planet around stars other than the sun, astronomers wait until it has completed three orbits. However, this …

Universe

Molecule targets DNA donut to stop cancer cells dividing

Cancer is essentially just cells that have gone rogue and are dividing unchecked, and now Australian researchers have designed a new molecule that …

Immunotherapy

Beware of potentially harmful stem cell therapies, researchers warn

They're touted as miracle cures. But the stem cell treatments on offer at private clinics are often anything but. Before you send a loved one in for …

Stem Cells

Human cancers aren't contagious, but dogs and other animals aren't so lucky

Don’t worry, these diseases can’t spread to people.<p>Whenever Máire Ní Leathlobhair visits a new city, she calls up vets in the area. She wants to know if they’ve seen any dogs harboring ugly genital tumors, contagious lumps that contain one of the more bizarre cancers in the world. Back in her lab, …

Biology

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

Genetics

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Bird family tree shaken by discovery of feathered fossil

<b>They're some of the strangest birds in the world, known for their bright plumage and their penchant for fruit.</b><p>The turacos, or banana-eaters, are today found only in Africa, living in forests and savannah.<p>A beautifully preserved fossil bird from 52 million years ago is shaking up the family tree of …

Birds

Parental chromosomes kept apart during embryo's first division

It was long thought that during an embryo's first cell division, one spindle is responsible for segregating the embryo's chromosomes into two cells. …

embl

Drug that stops progression of Parkinson's disease heads for human trials

An exciting experimental drug developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine has been found to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease in live …

Dementia

Australia moves a step closer to ‘three-person IVF’

NEWS<p>Committee issues recommendations to push forward clinical use of the reproductive technology.<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google …

Google Scholar

One-second coherence for a single electron spin coupled to a multi-qubit nuclear-spin environment

Article |<p>Open | Published: 29 June 2018<p>M. H. Abobeih,<br>• J. Cramer,<br>• M. A. Bakker,<br>• N. Kalb,<br>• M. Markham,<br>• D. J. Twitchen &<br>• T. H. Taminiau<p><i>Nature</b> …

Quantum Physics

A robotic astronaut named CIMON is on its way to the ISS

There’s a new astronaut on its way to the International Space Station this morning aboard SpaceX’s most recent resupply launch, and it’s only the size of a medicine ball. CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) is an artificial intelligence assistant designed by Airbus and IBM to assist the …

Artificial Intelligence

Nuclear Fusion Power Could Be Here by 2030, One Company Says

A private nuclear-fusion company has heated a plasma of hydrogen to 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius) in a new reactor for …

Energy

The little piece of DNA that makes girls boys

What if you could flip a single DNA switch and make a world of only women? That sci-fi vision is unlikely to become reality anytime soon, yet such a …

Genetics

A Bioinspired Electret Dipole [image]

A Bioinspired Electret Dipole (image)<p>University of California - Riverside<p><b>Disclaimer:</b> AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of …

Evidence for a new property of quantum matter revealed: Electrical dipole activity detected in a quantum material unlike any other tested

Electrical dipole activity detected in a quantum material unlike any other tested<p>A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has …

This heavy element has a football-shaped atomic nucleus

A heavy element’s nucleus is all bent out of shape.Nobelium — element number 102 on the periodic table — has an atomic nucleus that is deformed into …

An Inconvenient New Neutrino?

<i>Neutrinos they are very small.</i> <i><br>They have no charge and have no mass</i> <i><br>And do not interact at all.</i> <i><br>The earth is just a silly ball</i> <i><br>To them, through which</i> …

Physics

The KATRIN Tritium Neutrino experiment: A giant scale for the tiniest particles starts

Neutrinos are so tiny and inconspicuous that physicists believed for a long time they had no mass. Now, a massive device that scientists say will …

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Explained in a Pioneering 1923 Silent Film

“This theory has opened an unlimited field for speculations, dreams, and fantasies… And now, with the eyes of the world turned upon him, there sits in a quiet little study in Europe, a genius delving ever-deeper into the mysteries of the Universe.”<p><i>“This is a participatory universe,”</i> physicist John …

Physics

Speculative wormhole echoes could revolutionize astrophysics

The scientific collaborations LIGO and Virgo have detected gravitational waves from the fusion of two black holes, inaugurating a new era in the …

In physics, a famous paradox that hangs by a thread of light…

Imagine a metal bar that has been heated at one end. Instead of the heat gradually spreading over its entire length, the bar eventually becomes hot …

The Physics of a Puzzling Perpetual Motion Machine

Perpetual motion—it's fun to say that. For some people, perpetual motion machines hold the secret to everlasting free energy that will save the …

How the belief in beauty has triggered a crisis in physics

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Anil Ananthaswamy parses Sabine Hossenfelder’s analysis of why the field is at an impasse.<p>Anil Ananthaswamy’s next book, <i>Through Two</i> …

Physics

The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes and other mysteries of …

Universe

A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk

To fight cancer, researchers increasingly use vaccines that stimulate the immune system to identify and destroy tumour cells. However, the desired …

What Causes Uncombable Hair Syndrome?

Taylor McGowan, an 18-month-old from outside Chicago, is being called a mini Einstein because her hair—like the late physicist’s—is wild and sticks …

First vision of bacteria "harpooning" DNA to accelerate evolution

Bacteria evolve fast – and that could be bad news for those of us who don't want to see easily-treatable diseases make a roaring comeback. Resistance …

Biology

Massive Neutron Star Is the Definition of Extreme

Using a new technique, astronomers have documented one of the heaviest neutron stars known to science. It’s an important discovery for astronomers, …

Big Discovery in a Tiny Mammal-Like Skull Found Under a Dinosaur’s Foot

In 2006 a team of paleontologists in Utah were examining the fossils of a large dinosaur when they discovered beneath its foot a tiny skull unlike anything they had seen in the area.<p>Now, scientists have found that the fossilized cranium belonged to an ancient relative of modern mammals that once …