Isabelle Li

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MIT Tests Thinking SeaBots

An age of automated exploration<p>In the ocean depths, off the western coast of Australia, a robot captain was listening to its subordinates. This isn't the plot of a science fiction. Instead it's part of a research project that will explore our seas better. For three weeks, MIT engineers tested …

Robotics

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

Nutrigenomics: The Diet That Can Change Your DNA

While we continue to experiment with food, cooking and diets, our bodies remain hard-wired to environmental changes that once predicted our survival or elimination. Poor dietary and exercise lifestyle affects us to our core.<p>Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, …

Diets

New form of DNA modification may carry inheritable information

Scientists at the University of Chicago, Harvard University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have described the surprising discovery and function …

Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR, the New Tool that Edits DNA

CRISPR, a new genome editing tool, could transform the field of biology—and a recent study on genetically-engineered human embryos has converted this …

Scientists May Have Found The Most Likely Culprit So Far For Schizophrenia

One gene can explain the conflicting hypotheses about what causes the disease.<p>Researchers have found a gene that links the three previously unrelated …

A central mechanism of aging identified – and it might be reversible

Research into the underlying causes of a genetic disorder that causes premature aging and death has revealed a key driver of aging in all people. …

Scientists Found a Way to Make Drug-Resistant Bacteria 'Evolve Backwards'

Use the right antibiotics at the right time can force the bacteria into a pre-resistant state.<p>Researchers have proposed a way to force antibiotic resistant bacteria to "evolve backwards" into a pre-resistant state, according to a study published Wednesday in <i>Plos One</i>. It's just one example of the …

Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found—Is It Evolution in Action?

Weird & Wild<p>Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.<p>Weird & Wild<p>Deep beneath the Amazon rain forest lives a cave-climbing fish—and scientists have captured it on film for the first time.<p>A team exploring …

Catfish

Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us

Scientists have discovered a group of microbes at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean that could provide new clues to how life went from being simple to complex.<p>"Suddenly we find something that no one has ever seen before. Some people even said that, well, maybe this organism existed but we'd never …

Astronomers discover real Galaxy Far, Far Away

If George Lucas was a prophet with Star Wars, this week’s galaxy discovery might be what he was talking about. A set of scientists have used a set of …

New type of stem cell may make study of human embryos easier

Scientists have found a new type of stem cell, one that can develop into any kind of tissue in the body, that may make research on early embryonic cell states easier — and could lead to new research opportunities for developmental disorders.<p>The new human embryonic stem cells were injected into …

Here's how less than one percent of Sweden's waste ends up in landfills

The waste, the waste, the waste is on fire!<p>Less than one percent of Sweden's household waste winds up in a landfill. Where does the rest go? Roughly half the nation's waste is recycled, but what's more interesting and lucrative for the nation is what happens with the other half. Of the 4.4 million …

How an Expedition to Study a Sunken Nazi U-Boat Rescued a Reputation

Science News<p>"Nazi Attack on America," a documentary premiering Wednesday on PBS, shows how close the Nazis came to bringing World War II to America's shores — but just as importantly, it shows how ocean explorers helped raise a Navy captain from humiliation to hero status.<p>"This really brings …

Surprise! Gold-plated onion cells make great artificial muscles

You can use an onion to flavor your stir fry, keep an avocado from turning brown, and make you cry when you aren't sad. Now, according to a new study, you can also use it to make an artificial muscle.<p>To be clear, no one is talking about a fist-sized onion pumping away like a heart. The first onion …