Amir Eskandari

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Low-achieving students don't get top teachers - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — A study of a major urban school district reveals that high-achieving students …

Scientists make 'laboratory-grown' kidney

A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine. The work was carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA.<p>Similar techniques to make simple body parts have already been used in patients, but the kidney is one of the most …

Footage reveals how insects use their bodies to hover

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/970000/970739_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653867_8884848963233a9a0e7b7a9b4bc27e8f<p><b>Super slow-motion footage of a moth in flight has revealed how the insects use their bodies to hover.</b><p>The moth moves its body by pivoting …

Dinosaur 'fills fossil record gap'

<b>Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Madagascar are of a new species that roamed the Earth about 90 million years ago, say US researchers.</b><p>The remains date back to a time when India and Madagascar were one landmass cut off from the rest of the world.<p>Revealing the discovery in the journal PLOS ONE, …

Kepler telescope spies 'most Earth-like' worlds to date

<b>The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet.</b><p>Scientists say these new worlds are the right size and distance from their parent star, so that you might expect to find liquid water on their surface.<p>It is impossible to know for sure. Being 1,200 …

CERN sheds light on lack of antimatter

Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher have found further reasons for the apparent lack of antimatter in the universe.<p>A team working with …

Mice Skin Cells Transformed Into Brain Cells

Two new studies take a step toward a therapy for multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other diseases of the myelin.<p>In what one researcher called "cellular alchemy," two different teams of scientists have reported transforming mouse and rat skin cells into brain cells of the type that's destroyed …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Don't blame your brain for that bad decision - Futurity

PRINCETON (US) — Researchers find that bad decisions are usually made because of errors or …

Testosterone pumps up threats for tough guys - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — The higher a man’s testosterone level, the more macho he’s likely to …

How To Make Beer [Infographic]

Check out this beautiful 1933 brewing guide from the pages of Popular Science.<p>When the United States ratified the Twenty-First Amendment in 1933, <i>Popular Science</i> celebrated the end of Prohibition by getting completely wasted (probably) and publishing this lovely infographic on how to make beer. …

Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars

<b>Want to go to Mars? Dutch organisation Mars One says it will open applications imminently. It would be a one-way trip, and the company hopes to build a community of settlers on the planet.</b><p>Uncharted waters, mountains or far away lands have always drawn explorers. History books show that desire for …