Joelle Abboud

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These Nanoparticles Might Trick Cancer Into Revealing Itself To Our Immune System

Among cancer’s array of dirty tricks are something called checkpoint molecules. Our immune systems employ T cells to patrol the body and detect any …

Will Genetically Modified Plants Save Us?

Geoengineering a solution to climate change is risky. Doing nothing might be riskier.<p>Martin Bunzl is an optimistic pessimist. The Rutgers University …

Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery — All Done Without Screws, Nails, or Glue

Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesn't use screws, nails, adhesives, or any …

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Botany

Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israel’s oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in …

Aquaponics

What Is CRISPR, And How Does It Work?

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Old tires find new life as cleaner alternative to diesel

One is an eyesore and a health hazard, the other one is plain dirty. So what do you get when you combine processed scrap tires with diesel fuel? In …

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 7,000-year-old city in Egypt

Egypt has announced the discovery of the remains of a lost city thought to be more than 7,000 years old, located in the Upper Egypt province of Sohag.<p>The ancient residential city, found alongside a nearby cemetery, dates back to 5,316 BC, and is being heralded as a major archaeological discovery …

Labor Economics

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Immune System

If Antibiotics Fail, We Could Turn To This Entirely New Method To Kill Superbugs

It’s possible that doctors may eventually start using another tactic entirely: tiny star-shaped polymers that can tear bacterial walls apart. In a …

Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why

Scientists discover adaptations to life in extreme environments in the tardigrade genome<p>Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, …

Photographer Xavi Bou's chronographs of birds in flight - CNN Style

Xavi Bou does not photograph normal things.<p>Some of the Spaniard's subjects look like sea creatures, raised from the deep and suspended into the evening sky. Others look like solid tornadoes, black, densely coiled and threatening. Some refuse description, other than to say they are altogether …

10 Proven Ways To Help Learn Anything Better

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‘We didn’t predict this’: Global warming is speeding up – and scientists are shocked

<b>The first half of 2016 has been so hot that it’s taken scientists completely by surprise, according to the director of the World Climate Research</b> …

Scientists Think They’ve Found the Ancient Ancestor of All Life on Earth

Meet LUCA, the shared relative of you and me and everything else.<p>As early as 3.8 billion years ago, life arose from the toxic waters of Earth's primordial slurry. Our ancient ancestor wasn't large, or complex, or even multicellular. As far as scientists know, it was probably just a single-celled …

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Discover That Lichens Are Symbiotic Threesomes

When’s the last time you really looked at lichen? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “never.” That’s a shame, because these …

Science worries binge-watching could be killing you

Scientists in Japan studied tens of thousands of television watchers over the course of two decades and now say watching lots of TV on a daily basis could increase the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung. That's especially bad news for today's growing generation of binge watchers.<p>Between …

Mysterious Planet Nine May Be Responsible for the Planets' Weird Orbits

New research suggests that the hypothesized Planet Nine may explain why the orbits of the planets don't align with the Sun.<p>Earlier this year, astronomers made a shocking announcement that there may be a ninth planet orbiting in the far reaches of the solar system. Since then, evidence for Planet …

How Lockheed Martin Plans To Set Up A Base Camp In Mars' Orbit

The journey to Mars, told in GIFs<p>NASA's goal is to put the first boot prints on Mars in the 2030s. There's a lot of work to be done before then, and many small steps to take in between.<p>The space agency has come under fire for not thoroughly plotting its roadmap to Mars. Lockheed Martin wants to …

Space Exploration

3 indoor plants that actually clean the air

We're all for helpful household hacks that either make our life easier or better (preferably both). So when this idea about fresh air plants came onto our radar, we were instantly obsessed.<p>Here's the skinny: These 3 household plants will actuallyimprove air quality and help rid our environment of …

Plants

Plato on what makes us tick & why math matters so much

This is the second diablog* with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. RNG is a philosopher, novelist, certified MacArthur “genius,” winner of a National …

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. US senator Al Franken has written to the company behind "Pokémon Go" to ask about its privacy policy, TechCrunch reports.</b> The politician is concerned about the Niantic's data collection.<p><b>2. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's biggest concern is "discrimination we are having on our platform."</b> The …

Build a Wireless Charger for Your Phone

This elegant charging solution is convenient and lessens the wear and tear on your phones port and cables.<p>We've seen inductive charging take over power tools, but it's still not standard among mobile devices despite its convenience and ease of use. You could buy a third-party inductive charger, but …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware

Don't Be Fooled by High-Megapixel Cameras

Three weeks ago, Hasselblad unveiled a new mirrorless medium-format camera called the X1D. Given the price (nearly $9,000—for the body alone)‚ it's …

The most powerful 10 second toning tip you've never heard of!

Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 …