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CRISPR used to build a biological hard drive out of live bacteria

Hard drives will one day seem as primitive as punch cards or floppy disks, and it may turn out that the medium that replaces them was inside us all …

We're Sending Another Probe to Mercury to Work Out Why The Planet's Shrinking

A lot of questions need answers.<p>The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have unveiled the probe they're sending …

Mike Pence Touches NASA Equipment Labeled 'Do Not Touch', Becomes Instant Meme

Vice President Mike Pence made a big mistake during his tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center yesterday. He touched a piece of critical space flight …

If you wrong a raven, it will remember

These bitter ravens are animals after our own heart<p>Don’t try to wrong a raven, not even once. It’s not going to forget and it’s probably going to shun you for a long time.<p>When it comes to animal personalities, there are dogs, which are loyal and usually love you no matter what. And on the other …

Mysterious eclipses may be caused by giant ringed planet

Scientists may have just discovered what's behind the mysterious eclipses happening around a young star 1,000 light years away from Earth.<p>Researchers lead by the University of Warwick say that a ringed planet more than 50 times the size of Jupiter is blocking the star PDS 110.<p>Scientists found that …

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Why One Mom Wears a T-Rex Costume to Take Her Sons to School

A Florida mom is teaching her boys an important lesson in a hilarious way.<p>At one time, people couldn't stop wagging their tongues about moms wearing yoga pants to school dropoff. Now, one mom from Winter Springs, Florida is making headlines for rocking a full-on T-Rex costume to walk her sons to …

Evolutionary study unravels mystery of how cobras evolved their flesh-eating venom

Like an unhappy marriage, every animal toxin is toxic in its own way. Lick a feather plucked from Papua New Guinea’s pitohui bird, as more than one scientist has done, and the mouth will tingle, burn and go numb. No researcher who orally investigated these birds has perished. If only all toxic …

Neanderthal Dental Records Shows They Were Taking Prehistoric Aspirin

Even cavemen needed pain relief.<p>It's 2am, you've got a throbbing bicuspid, and you can't sleep, so you go into the bathroom to pop an aspirin or …

Scientists Find First Observed Evidence That Our Universe May Be a Hologram

An international study claims to have found first observed evidence that our universe is a <b>hologram</b>.<p>What is the <b>holographic universe</b> idea? It's not …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Ancient aurochs species close to being brought back to life by European scientists

The ancient cattle, standing at 7ft and almost 1,000kg, would not go unnoticed on Europe's plains.<p>The ancient aurochs cattle species is closer to …

This Blood-Sucking 'Dracula' Ant Is One Of The 133 Species Recently Discovered By Scientists

'Even the tiniest organisms can be beautiful and important'.<p>California Academy of Sciences<p>Dracula ant, Stigmatomma sakalava.<p>More than a hundred …

Scientists Just Discovered There Are 'Bees' in The Oceans

Huh...<p>For the first time, researchers have found evidence that underwater ecosystems have pollinators that perform the same task as bees on land.<p>Just …

Physicists just discovered a second state of liquid water

It's one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be stranger than we could have ever imagined.<p>Researchers have been investigating the physical properties of water, and found that when it's heated to between 40 …

Cockatoo filmed making tools from twigs, wood and cardboard to reach nut

Cockatoos have been filmed making the same tool from three different kinds of material, proving for the first time that they have a design in mind and are anticipating how it can be used.<p>Tool manufacture was once thought to be unique to humans, but in recent years many animals such as chimps, …

Fart Blamed for Causing a Fire During Surgery at a Tokyo Hospital

This surgery sounds like a total nightmare. According to a new Tokyo Medical University Hospital report, a patient’s fart during surgery apparently …

A weird hexagon pattern on Saturn that’s as big as the Earth has changed color—and nobody knows why

In a list of wonders in our solar system, Saturn’s hexagon ranks high. Discovered by the Voyager mission in the 1980s, it’s a cloud pattern that swirls around the north pole of the ringed planet. Each side of the hexagon is longer than the diameter of the Earth, and its total surface area (192 …

Frankenstein's monster would have wiped out mankind within 4,000 years, study finds

It is one of the enduring questions of nineteenth century fiction: should Frankenstein have granted his monster its freedom?<p>Now, in a rare example of science settling a literary debate, researchers have concluded that Mary Shelly’s hero was absolutely right to deny the “creature” his dream of …

Mary Shelley

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

The Universe Might Have a Delete Button - And It Could Destroy Physics as We Know It

Eep.<p>Here’s something to think about - physicists have proposed that the Universe could have a 'self destruct' mechanism, whereby everything in …

For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

When the test scores came out, Lucas Siqueira, 27, was really excited. His high mark on the Foreign Service exam earned him a coveted position at Brazil's highly competitive Ministry of Foreign Affairs.<p>"They hire 30 diplomats a year and thousands of people sign up," he says in fluent English from …

We Finally Know How Water Bears Became So Damn Unkillable

They can desiccate into glass and come back to life.<p>Water bears, or tardigrades as they're officially known, are chubby little anomalies that are …

The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing In Earth's History

The sixth mass extinction—the one that seven billion humans are doing their darnedest to trigger at this very moment—is shaping up to be like nothing …

Poor drainage in city has meant that blood has combined with rain to form red floods in Bangladeshi capital<p>Animal sacrifices as part of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha have combined with rain in Dhaka to form rivers of blood in the streets of the Bangladeshi capital.<p>Poor drainage in the city …

Eid al-Adha

Scientists may have caught dolphins holding an actual conversation and it is fascinating

According to a new study published by St. Petersburg Polytechnical University Journal, dolphins may display speech patterns that are extremely …

St. Petersburg

LA airport gunman avoids death penalty with murder plea deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman who stormed a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport and killed a federal airport screening officer will avoid …

Dogs understand both words and intonation of human speech

It is both what you say and the way that you say it that matters when it comes to communicating with man’s best friend, research has revealed.<p>Scientists from Hungary scanned the brains of dogs while each was played the sound of their trainer’s voice, and discovered that our canine companions only …

Pets