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Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

The Next Tuna You Eat Could Have A Mackerel Momma

A marine scientist plans to use mackerel as surrogate parents for Pacific bluefin tuna<p>If you're not worried about a future without toro sushi or rare tuna steaks, you probably should be. Five of the eight species of this tasty marine predator are endangered, according to the International Union for …

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Success! A final flawless burn. Rosetta now in tandem with its comet

Look here for a fascinating history in pictures and words of the Rosetta spacecraft’s historic approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …

Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

Gut microbes may be key to human health, but tracking them proves a tough task.<p>Where would we be without our gut bugs? These bacteria help us do everything from digesting food to recovering from disease, but scientists are still learning exactly what gut bugs do, and even how to study them.<p>In the …

Was Quarantine The Right Move?

China's dramatic response to a single case of plague is very telling.<p>Yesterday, Chinese authorities finally lifted a nine-day quarantine of 151 individuals from the northwestern city of Yumen, instituted after a 38-year-old man died of a bubonic plague infection last week. Entry and exit points …

Evidence suggests babies in womb start learning earlier than thought: study | Reuters

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Babies in the womb show evidence of learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier than previously thought, new research has found.<p>“It really pushed the envelope” in terms of how early babies begin to learn, lead researcher Charlene Krueger, associate professor at the …

Misconceptions About Conception

<b>Modern women have taken sex education</b> since middle school, and can ask their friends, parents and the Internet for reproductive health advice. But when today's ladies want to try conceiving, it turns out, getting tips online and getting it on aren't always sufficient. There are still a lot of facts …

Cancer Vaccine Exists, Goes Unused

The HPV vaccine could prevent thousands of people every year from getting cancer. But a new CDC report says most children still do not receive it.<p>Every 20 minutes a person in the U.S. is diagnosed with with a human-papilloma virus-associated cancer. Most of those cancers could be prevented with an …

Feeling powerful increases how much time you think you have

A new study titled "Power and Time Availability" by the University of California Berkeley has found that the more power you possess, the more time you feel like you have at your disposal. The study asked a few hundred people, some primed as "bosses," and others as "employees," to fill out surveys …

Two New Discoveries With Atoms Pave Way For Invention

Science never stops pushing boundaries to take us to the next level of discovery. Within a seven day window, researchers and physicists in both the United States and Europe made two different discoveries pertaining to atoms – the basic building blocks of matter.<p>Physicists from University of Basel …

Google at center of Europe censorship storm

Google has started deleting some news articles in Europe to comply with a recent court ruling, sparking criticism that it is restricting freedom of speech.<p>Google (GOOG) has told the BBC, <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The Independent</i> that it is removing some articles from its European search results in response to …