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Can your own immune system kill cancer?

<b>(CNN) —</b> There was another big win in the advancement of immunotherapy treatments for cancer this week.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda, which stimulates the body's immune system, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small-cell …

Immunotherapy

Bdellovibrio, the cannibalistic drug coming to humanity’s rescue | Ars Technica

"Ferocious predators that consume almost all of their prey" are used for good.<p><i>Bdellovibrio</i> isn’t your average kind of bacteria.<p>“It has a …

Microbiology

Should You Buy Stock in the Biotech Discovery of the Century?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Much progress has been made in the last 100 years, but that didn't stop <i>MIT Technology Review</i> from calling a new gene-editing technology "The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century." While that's a mighty big claim, it may not be hyperbole. Researchers have big hopes …

Japanese inventor's typhoon turbines harness storms' energy

A Japanese engineer named Atsushi Shimizu has designed a new type of wind turbine that can harness energy from something more powerful than a strong breeze. Shimizu's creation, which looks like a huge, upright egg beater, can withstand typhoons (or hurricanes, depending on where you live) and turn …

Meet Earth's indestructible micro-beast

Researchers have discovered a genetic survival secret of Earth's "hardiest animal". A gene that scientists identified in these strange, aquatic creatures - called tardigrades - helps them survive boiling, freezing and radiation.<p>The University of Tokyo-led team found a tardigrade-specific gene that …

Biology

For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs

If you bottle up a gas and try to image its atoms using today's most powerful microscopes, you will see little more than a shadowy blur. Atoms zip …

Microscopy

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How big is the universe? Attempting to answer one of astronomy’s most complex questions

The universe is a <i>big</i> place, and it’s hard to fathom the immense size given our finite ideas of distance here on Earth. Because of this, determining …

Universe

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Universe