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Stephen Hawking's Ph.D Thesis Is Now Crashing Cambridge's Website [Updated]

You might not want anyone to read the work you put together as a university student—I sure don’t. But we’re not Stephen Hawking, world-famous …

Researchers Are Developing Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumours

Almost like a cancer vaccine.<p>Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention.<p>There are nearly 14.5 …

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The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Quantum Physics

The 'big one' could wreak billions of dollars of damage on southern California

Of course, the reiteration of the seismic hazard to Californians will be nothing surprising, but what is new is the warning that the southern portion of the fault "looks like it's locked, loaded and ready to go."<p>Why is this eminent seismologist making these alarming statements? Well, the fact is …

When does conducting research on human embryos become unethical?

At what point should a scientist stop doing experiments on a human embryo in a petri dish?<p>For decades, the answer has been clear: 14 days after …

Genetics

Parents Are Freaking Out Because They Can't Answer A 7-Year-Old Kid's Exam Question

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Louise Bloxham/TwitterPut your calculator away. This 7-year-old kid’s math homework is baffling users on Twitter and it’s …

British scientists create world's tiniest engine - a million times smaller than an ant

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed the world’s tiniest engine - so small it could be used to enter living cells in order to fight disease.<p>The nanoscale engine measures a few billionths of a metre across, and uses light to power itself. It's been christened the ANT, or …

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

BMW has the first smart emergency system for motorcycles

It's effectively OnStar for two-wheelers.<p>While cars and trucks have long had smart emergency systems to send help in the event of a crash (think services like OnStar), motorcycles have had to go without -- a scary thought if you've ever worried about wiping out miles away from help. That's where …