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20+ Funny Cartoons By Illustrator John Atkinson

You may remember a post we did a couple of months ago featuring illustrator John Atkinson's super-abridged versions of classic novels. Well now <b>Bored</b> …

These Wasps Built a Rainbow Nest With Construction Paper

Humans aren’t the only creatures that can create art. Sure, a level of human involvement may sometimes ultimately drive the piece, but give credit to …

Crafting

Insect Brains Are Conscious, Study Argues

Humans are conscious beings. We have a sense of ourselves, and experience the world in distinctly subjective ways. But pinpointing other animals that …

New York Times

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 …

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Genetics

Remarkable butterfly look-alike lived 50 million years before butterflies appeared

New fossils found in Northeastern China have revealed a remarkable evolutionary coincidence: an extinct group of insects known as Kalligrammatid …

This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

Killing Sickness/Skye Gould for Tech Insider<p>Four years ago, Todd Rider was on top of the world. The MIT-trained bioengineer had developed a radical …

Genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Narrowed Down

The first genome-wide searches for the genes responsible for Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder have uncovered a few clues to the …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Scientists come face to face with angry deep-sea squid

In the black depths of the deep sea, scientists have captured rare footage of two person-sized squid with giant flashing lights at the ends of their arms.<p>The animals, both of the species <i>Taningia danae</i>, approached and latched onto a remotely operated vehicle scientists were using in a part of the …

Zoology
Medicine

Watch a tapeworm squirm through a living man’s brain

<i>MRI showing a tapeworm moving across a man’s brain</i> (Image: Nagui Antoun)<p>A tapeworm that usually infects dogs, frogs and cats has made its home …

Gene editing technique is 'landmark' in cancer battle

An innovative new gene editing technique has been tested for the first time on a baby girl with inoperable leukaemia.<p>Gene therapy works by using …

Genetic Engineering