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Scientists testing HIV cure report 'remarkable' progress after patient breakthrough

Early trials by UK universities give grounds for optimism after patient shows no sign of virus following treatment<p>UK scientists and clinicians working on a groundbreaking trial to test a possible cure for HIV infection say they have made remarkable progress after a test patient showed no sign of …

Immune System

Nuclear fusion: what's taking so long?

It could provide a cheap, safe, clean, abundant and reliable source of energy for mankind, but nuclear fusion has so far remained tantalisingly out …

Physicists create nano-sized device with huge potential in field of quantum computing

An intricately sculpted device is so tiny it can only be seen under a microscope. But their diamond microdisk could lead to huge advances in …

The Root of Gravity

<b>Q:</b> <i>Are we any closer to understanding the root cause of gravity between objects with mass? Can we use our newly discovered knowledge of the Higgs</i> …

Physics

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station gets government green light

Labour and environmental groups say new safeguards for foreign investment are merely “window dressing”<p>Theresa May has been accused of backing down on security concerns about Chinese involvement in nuclear power after she gave the go-ahead to the £18bn Hinkley Point C plant following a six-week …

Nuclear Energy

The Artificial Leaf That Converts Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

<i>Image Source: tweaktown.com</i><p>Sun is the ultimate source of all forms of energy. Solar energy is converted from one form to another and it ultimately …

The Enigma Machine has gone quantum

Scientists are the first to demonstrate that an unbreakable encrypted message can be sent with a key that’s far shorter than the message.<p>Until now, …

Quantum Physics

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

<b>DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London's Great Plague.</b><p>The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London's population.<p>It's taken a year to confirm initial findings from a suspected …

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Deal: Become an Ethical Hacker with This 9-Courses Bonus Bundle (92% Off)

In simple terms, an Ethical Hacker is a computer and networking specialist who attempts to penetrate computer systems or networks to assess and …

Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker

Scientists describe workers trapped for years in "a hostile environment in total darkness."<p>For the past several years, a group of researchers has …

A strange thing happened in the stratosphere – a reversal

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “how long until global warming is blamed” department.<p><i>A 60-year pattern in the stratosphere changes</i> …

Global Warming

Extreme ‘warm West, cold East’ winters now the norm?

Warming isn’t the only danger climate change holds in store.<p>Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the simultaneous occurrence of extremely …

Climate Change

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MADISON — For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are …

New Solar System objects revealed

<b>Astronomers in the US have uncovered previously unknown objects in the outer reaches of the Solar System.</b><p>They include an icy body with an orbit that takes it so far from the Sun that it is probably influenced by the gravity of other stars.<p>The discoveries were found during an effort to locate a …

US Physicists Just Revealed Plans to Build The Most Viable Nuclear Fusion Devices Ever

Virtually limitless energy forever.<p>Physicists around the world have been racing to build a nuclear fusion machine that can replicate the atom-fusing …

Physics

NASA Just Flew a Spacecraft Closer To Jupiter Than Ever Before

We’ve never seen Jupiter quite like this. NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to the giant planet than any spacecraft ever, revealing stunning images …

10 Proven Ways To Help Learn Anything Better

Israel to begin exporting marijuana soon — minister

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel on Sunday announced that Israel would begin exporting medical marijuana abroad, weeks after the government approved …

This Beautiful Map Lets You Explore the Earth's Swirling Wind

Knowing your local wind conditions can be useful for activities like flying a kite, surfing, and as Tommy Callahan found out, sailing. And while you …

Tropical Storms

Homicides in Mexico have reached a grisly milestone

Violence in Mexico has been on the rise in recent months, as fragmented criminal organisations clash around the country, competing with Mexican …

Mexico

Drug Myths – Addiction Science Research and Education Center

For accurate scientific information on alcohol- and other drugs, see “Alcohol Facts” and “Drug Facts” on this website. The reader is referred to the …

Scientists Are Using Wormholes To Make Black Holes Less Weird

Warping space to fight infinities<p>Black holes are light prisons, dense regions of space with such powerful gravity that light can't escape their pull. Unfortunately, what goes on inside those jails is impossible using our regular outsider physics laws, with things like disappearing prisoners and …

Researchers find brain's 'physics engine': Predicts how world behaves; among 'most important aspects of cognition for survival'

Predicts how world behaves; among 'most important aspects of cognition for survival'<p>Whether or not they aced the subject in high school, human beings …

Physics

Solar physicist sees global cooling ahead

Via the GWPF: Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the …

Solar Cycle

High-Pitch Black Holes Revealed

Supermassive black holes generate powerful X-rays as they feast on their accretion disks, but until now the most active (and the "loudest") have …

10 Amazing Facts About Ancient Sparta

Ancient Sparta was located in a region known as Laconia in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese. Even today, the allure of that prominent Greek …

Io's Atmosphere Just Collapsed

We'll come back later.<p>Jupiter's frozen moon Io is a pretty bleak place, with a toxic atmosphere and the most active volcanoes of any known body in …

Astronomy

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