Jesse Williams

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Amazing views of waltzing nearby stars

Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to follow the 2 brown dwarfs in the Luhman 16AB system, as they move both across the sky and around each …

Cosmology

4 Ridiculously Healthy Seeds You Should Be Eating Every Single Day

Seeds are nutritional powerhouses: Just a small pinch of them is packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. They also happen to be incredibly easy to introduce into any diet, says Lori Zanini, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Instead of telling clients to …

Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep

Conventional wisdom suggests that the longer you go without sleep, the more tired you should be. But if you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you’ve probably experienced the opposite phenomenon: At 4 a.m., you can barely keep your eyes open. Then, it’s 8 a.m. and you’re wide-awake with seemingly …

Sleep

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings by eating nearby …

Black Holes

Researchers discover that DNA naturally fluoresces

A Northwestern University team recently caught DNA doing something that has never been seen before: it blinked.

Northwestern University

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.<p>What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the …

Artificial Intelligence

Desert Moss Makes Water Trap So Powerful It Can Hoist Water against Gravity

You have a problem. You are a plant, you live in a desert, and you have no roots – at least not any that can absorb water, which is a bit of an issue …

Deserts

This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones

The Regenerative Reliquary project aims to find new ways to grow missing bones–or let people reshape their own.<p>Synthetic bone grafts–made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers–are nothing new. But that’s just the most simple vision of what artificial bone …

Depressing Paper Suggests Cancer's an Evolutionary Mechanism to 'Autocorrect' Our Gene Pool

We were never meant to live forever.<p>Two scientists have come up with a depressing new hypothesis that attempts to explain why cancer is so hard to …