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Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

<b>Analysis:</b> A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients<p>Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems …

Bill Nye’s LightSail spacecraft is back in touch with Earth after rebooting itself

'Our LightSail called home! It’s alive!'<p>After a tense few days, Bill Nye's sunbeam-powered spacecraft LightSail is back in touch with Earth. About a week after its launch on May 20th, LightSail lost the ability to send data to the crew because of a software glitch. Efforts to reboot the spacecraft …

May 2015

'Albert Einstein Font' Lets You Write Like a Physics Genius

Few people can hope to achieve the feats of genius Albert Einstein, but now, there may at least be a way to write like the famous physicist, thanks to a font styled after his handwriting.<p>The "Albert Einstein Font," which is based on hundreds of letters written by Einstein himself, lets you "write …

Physics

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Wealthier children have bigger brains, study finds

Brain scans offer new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap”<p>Richer pupils achieve higher academic grades because their brains are different, according to research.<p>Past research has shown pupils from low-income backgrounds fared worse than those from wealthier families.<p>Brain scans have now …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Antidote for opioid overdoses now available without a prescription

California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful painkillers without requiring a prescription under new rules aimed at curbing drug-related fatalities.<p>Pharmacists in the state will also be able to distribute the antidote to heroin addicts.<p>Patients and addicts may …

This Photo Was Taken By A Camera That's Fully Powered By Light

Its lens acts like a solar panel<p>That dreaded “low battery” warning on your digital camera may soon become a thing of the past. Several groups are trying to engineer cameras that are solar-powered, no plugs necessary. Researchers at Columbia University have developed a novel design in which each of …

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Is this why naked mole rats don’t get cancer?

A newly found protein may be the naked mole rat’s secret weapon in warding off cancer.<p>The hairless, subterranean rodents don’t appear to get cancer …

Biology

Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years

So near and yet so far. New images show that the UK’s Beagle 2 successfully landed on the surface of Mars in 2003 but failed to fully deploy its solar panels. Without these, it could not communicate with Earth and scientists lost contact.<p>The discovery images come from the HiRISE camera on Nasa’s …

New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …