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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for 3D Images of Life's Molecules

The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to three scientists for their work in producing 3D images of life's molecular machinery.<p>Because of the …

We're More Confident Than Ever That Life on Earth Really Did Come From Meteorites

They splashed into warm ponds.<p>New research suggests life on our planet started out as a series of meteorites struck the surface and landed in small, …

Meteorites

Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

<i>Summary: Researchers report a genetic defects in the SCN2A protein can lead to either ASD or infantile epilepsy, depending on whether the mutations</i> …

We Might Finally Know What Triggered Living Cells to Evolve For The First Time

Breaking out from the primordial soup.<p>Modern science has advanced significantly over the last couple of decades. We’ve managed to answer several of …

CRISPR will be a huge story in 2017. Here are 7 things to look for.

The gene-editing tool’s potential to upend science is dizzying.<p>We’re about to enter a golden age of genetic engineering, where huge advances in gene-editing technology are making it possible for scientists to tweak the DNA of different organisms with incredible, unprecedented precision.<p>Until just a …

Mesentery: New organ discovered inside human body by scientists (and now there are 79 of them)

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.<p>Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few …

Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome

Most antibiotics in use today are based on natural molecules produced by bacteria—and given the rise of antibiotic resistance, there's an urgent need …

Biology

Scientists Have Measured The Smallest Fragment of Time Ever

We just witnessed an electron escaping an atom.<p>Our understanding of time and the world around us just got way more precise. Physicists have …

Earth - A microbe no one has even seen could explain our origins

Between Greenland and Norway in the mid-Atlantic ocean, 7,546ft (2300m) below the surface, there is a black and smoky region where hot water spouts up from the sea bed. This strange place is called "Loki's castle" after the shape-shifting Norse God Loki: the one Tom Hiddleston played in <i>The Avengers</i>.<p>…

Biology

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

What is consciousness? Is human consciousness seated in our mind, body, brain—or some combination of all three? These questions have mystified …

What Is Medicine? A History Of Medicine

<b>Medicine has two basic meanings</b>, it refers to 1. The Science of Healing; the practice of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, and the …

CRISPR-Edited Mouse Genes Help Us Understand How Snakes Lost Their Legs

The disappearance of snakes’ limbs is more than a story of loss—it is a complex history detailed in their DNA. Hoping to understand how and why …

Researchers have found the first fossilized dinosaur brain

Sometimes, paleontologists strike proverbial gold and find a segment of dinosaur tissue, including skin, capillaries, and - as revealed in an incredible special publication by the Geological Society of London - even a brain.<p>A fossil hunter, searching around Sussex in southeastern England almost a …

Paleontology

Viewpoint: Cold Results from Fast Lasers

Author(s): John F. BarryUltrafast lasers show promise to cool down and trap atomic species inaccessible to more traditional methods.<br>[Physics 9, 115] …

Biological Species

The Elements of Being a Chemist

Nicholas Anderson, a renewable-energy researcher in Colorado, talks about the appeal of working in a lab.<p>Chemists study the stuff around us at the molecular level, and figure out ways to make new materials or to modify existing things. Most research jobs in the field require a Ph.D., and it’s a …

Seeing The Reality Of Atoms And Molecules

The ancient Greek and Indian philosophers who first conjectured that matter was made of tiny little bits of stuff would not believe that now, more than 25 centuries later, we can actually see them.<p>Granted, modern atoms are quite different from their old counterparts, given that they are actually …

Physics

A genetics company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999 just raised another $30 million

Veritas Genomics, a biotech company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999, just got another $30 million to pull it off.<p>Trustbridge Partners led the Series B round, and Lilly Asia Ventures (which had invested previously) and Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical also joined in. In …

Predicting With High Accuracy if Antidepressants Will Help

<i>Summary: A new study reports researchers were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their</i> …

Neuroscience

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Quantum Mechanics

What you need to know about CRISPR

Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology …

The Higgs Boson Explained in Layman's Terms

<i>How can you explain Higgs Boson to a layman? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Now: The Physics of Time, on Quora.</b><p>In the theory …

Breakthrough Chemistry: We Can Now Create A New Form of Light

Shedding New Light<p>“We found a new way that the universe works that we didn’t understand before,” says Matthew Liptak, chemist and co-head of an …

Hearing the same sound twice in each ear helps insects locate their mates, new research reveals

An incredibly advanced hearing system which enables a group of insects to listen to the same sound twice with each ear, helping them to locate the …

Researchers describe mechanism central to maintaining healthy protein levels, avoiding disease states

A new scientific study conducted by a team of leading geneticists has characterized how cells know when to stop translating DNA into proteins, a …

Protein

The Arrow Of Time: Why Do We Remember The Past But Not The Future?

Time — it’s something we are always running short of. But what if someone came along and told you that our perception of the arrow of time — that …

Psychology suggests the best way to change your life is through a series of small experiments

During my 20s, I didn’t give much thought to money. I was in grad school for a long time—seven years total between my masters and PhD—and I assumed my finances would straighten out once I graduated and got a job in the real world.<p>But shortly after I settled into my new job, my student loans came …

Personal Finance

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​What a Night of Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

A study offers new insight into why sleep is so important for our brains.<p>Sleep: We all do it, a lot of us enjoy it, but no one knows exactly why we need it or what it does. We know that sleep deprivation can cause physical and psychological damage, yet it has also proved a very fast and effective …

Need Help Meditating? This Wonderful Chart Will Help

If you’re having a stressful day, this fantastic chart has all the tips and tricks you need to help you meditate. Created by London-based designer …

Breakthrough in understanding how stem cells become specialized: Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation

Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation<p>Scientists have made a major advance in understanding how the cells of an organism, which …

Stem Cells