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A Radiation Cloud, and a Mystery, From Russia

MOSCOW — When a container of radioactive waste exploded at the Mayak factory 60 years ago, in one of the worst accidents of the nuclear age, the episode was so shrouded in secrecy that even residents of nearby towns had little clue of the danger.<p>That secrecy proved deadly.<p>Among the estimated …

Russia

Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat

A freshly baked roll is as delightful as a soft, fluffy cloud on a summer’s day. What gives bread much of its appealing texture is gluten, a group of …

Gluten

New technique stops bacteria teaching each other how to become antibiotic resistant

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are poised to become one of the most urgent global health issues in the next few decades, if we don't do anything about …

Biology

Lightning Creates Antimatter Near Earth By Triggering Nuclear Reactions In The Sky

Scientists have conclusively witnessed lightning triggering nuclear reactions in the sky for the first time since it was theorized over a century ago.<p>…

Physics

Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed

New research reveals how a dysfunction in the brain's so-called self-digestion system leads to cell death in neurodegenerative disorders. The newly …

Neuroscience

This huge collection of free science is the answer to all your 'fake news' woes

Fake…Science?<p>If this past year or two has made anything abundantly clear, it is that the information we rabidly consume isn’t <i>always</i> as factual or …

Learning

Experience Google's DeepDream in VR and hallucinate in the name of science

Exploring the complex mechanisms that cause us to hallucinate is an incredibly tricky task. This is largely because hallucinations are usually triggered by psychotic conditions or psychedelic drugs, making it nearly impossible to isolate what really transforms our perception of reality.<p>Instead of …

Meditation

We may finally have a map that shows how memories are made

Which Way to the Amygdala?<p>What’s a computation device that we all carry with us, that holds all of the most important information about our lives, …

The Brain

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed

Using extremely powerful cutting-edge technology, a new study shows in great detail how dementia with Lewy bodies affects synapses, the important …

Neuroscience

Pregnant women who sleep on their backs double the risk of stillbirth: study

Pregnant women who sleep on their backs double the risk of having a stillbirth, a new study suggests.<p>The research, which was recently published in …

Pregnancy

Novel Continuous Cell Culture Method for Adherent Cells: Is it Useful? | GEN

A new cell culture method for adherent cells—touted as a continuous upstream manufacturing technique suited specifically for cell-based therapies—was …

Immortality

Nanosys Wants Printing Quantum Dot Displays to be as Cheap as Printing a T-Shirt

Quantum dots have established themselves as a go-to material for photoluminescence, in which light is emitted when stimulated by a light source. …

OLEDs

Mobiles and laptops may soon sport a new nanotech display device

In a feat comparable to the fable of blind man who carried a lame man on his back, lending him his feet and borrowing from him his eyes, researchers …

Quantum Mechanics

Cancer cure? Technique that modifies cells to detect and kill cancer upon contact gets FDA approval

When cells with sensors built into them come into contact with cancerous cells, it causes tiny 'explosions' that kill everything around …

Cancer

I built an app that makes learning algorithms and data structures way more fun

I’m a self-taught programmer. This means I’m constantly dealing with impostor syndrome. It’s not uncommon for me to feel like I’m inadequate, and at …

JavaScript

Harvard scientists made a material that creates completely new states of light

Light is ubiquitous and vital, but also incredibly strange – and it’s possible we’ll never exhaust the opportunities to learn more about it.<p>Case in …

Quantum Mechanics

Hacking The Rhythm of DNA Replication Could Kill Off Cancer Cells

It sends them into overdrive.<p>Throughout our lifetimes, our cells divide to create new cells to keep the body running, ensuring a steady supply of …

Biology

Fault-Free Obesity Does Exist, People Can Become Obese Without Eating More

It turns out that body shaming over obesity is not just hurtful, it’s actually based on a lingering falsehood. Activists claiming that some people …

Obesity

Fountain of youth may be hidden inside tiny Amish community

A small Indiana Amish community might hold the key to the genetic fountain of youth.<p>Scientists found members of the Old Order Amish community carry a …

Longevity

The feds are afraid of 21 teens suing on climate. An appeals court wants to know why.

The lawsuit is bold, and few legal observers thought it would get this far. But for the 21 young plaintiffs who are suing the federal government for …

Climate

A global collaboration to create "artificial organisms" just went live

The Brain Code<p>Mindfire, a new foundation with the goal of “decoding the mind” to help develop true artificial intelligence (AI) is launching November …

Artificial Intelligence

This Living Light is powered by a houseplant

Imagine a lamp that doesn’t need to be plugged in – and that you have to water once a week. Ermi van Oers is making it happen with this incredible …

Clean Energy

Remente is a feature-rich life coaching app that'll help you get your crap together

Remente recently released several new features for its personal development app. Until now it’s only been available on iOS and Android, but it’s also launched a web beta for premium users. One of the best digital life coaches available continues to get better.<p>Among the new features included in the …

Self-improvement

Scientists Have Tried First-Ever Gene Editing Directly Inside a Patient's Body

There's no turning back now.<p>In a bold first-of-its-kind experiment, scientists have edited a person's genes directly inside living tissue in an …

Genetics

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

A recent study has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in dementia prevention, after finding that a brain-training exercise can lower the risk of the …

Dementia

Infographic Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms Every Data Scientist Must Understand

With Artificial Intelligence and machine learning picking up worldwide popularity over most recent couple of years, more and more organizations are …

Machine Learning

Mysterious Particles Are Slamming Into Earth—But Why?

New observations stir up debate over an abundance of antimatter found in our atmosphere.<p>A cosmic engine is hurling strange particles at Earth—and new observations, published today in the journal <i>Science</i>, are complicating the hunt for the culprit.<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected an …

Universe

Surgeons find never-before-seen parasite in body of defector who was shot 5 times while escaping North Korea

• <b>The North Korean defector who was shot five times while running across the border to South Korea has been found riddled with parasites, one of which has never before been seen in the country.</b>• <b><br>North Korean defectors often come over to South Korea with parasites, once with more than 30 types of</b> …

North Korea

A helium-resistant material could usher in the age of nuclear fusion

Managing Helium<p>Researchers from Texas A&M University, working with a team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, have tested a new …

Energy

The Dismal Science Remains Dismal, Say Scientists

When Hristos Doucouliagos was a young economist in the mid-1990s, he got interested in all the ways economics was wrong about itself—bias, …

Research