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Three-parent baby born to infertile couple in world first

A “three-parent” IVF technique has been used for the first time to allow an infertile couple to have a baby.<p>The successful birth, announced this week by doctors in Ukraine, potentially offers hope for thousands of British couples who are struggling to conceive.<p>The baby boy is thought to be the …

Genetic Engineering

New twist on fusion power could help bring the world limitless clean energy

Both stellarator and tokamak have same underlying principals, but it is too early to tell which offers best hope.<p>Matthew Hole, <i>Australian National</i> …

How Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases

Well before the family came in to the Batson Children’s Specialty Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, they knew something was wrong. Their child was born with multiple birth defects, and didn’t look like any of its kin. A couple of tests for genetic syndromes came back negative, but Omar Abdul-Rahman, …

Climate scientist who got death threats says he fears more attacks under Trump

U.S. climate scientists say they worry the incoming Trump administration might do more than cut off their research funding. Some also fear they could …

Tasmanian tiger sightings: 'I represent 3,000 people who have been told they’re nuts'

The Thylacine Awareness Group is ‘dedicated to the research, recognition and conservation of our most elusive apex predator’ – declared extinct in 1986<p>Six years ago Neil Waters moved to Tasmania. There, he says, he had a “brief encounter” with a thylacine, the carnivorous marsupial known as the …

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MIT's fusion reactor sets new world record

MIT‘s nuclear fusion reactor Alcator C-Mod set a new world record on its last day of functioning at their Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Due to …

Seeing Earth from Space Is the Key to Saving Our Species from Itself

The Overview Effect is the motivational kick-in-the-butt we need to save humanity from extinction and journey beyond our home world.<p>When Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in April 1961, he carried centuries of hopes and dreams into space with him. Visionaries had long struggled …

Floating 'space nation' Asgardia promises to guard Earth from asteroids

Although this headline sounds as though it’s been ripped from a science fiction film script, we can assure you it’s real. Announced this morning in …

Researchers are trying to figure out how to change your brain so you can learn like a kid again

Kids have amazing brains.<p>They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early childhood also seems to be the key time period when musical training makes it much easier to acquire the skill known as perfect or absolute pitch. And that's not all — kids and …

The Brain

Why 'Exotic Matter' Matters—and Won the Nobel Prize in Physics

If you’re a topologist having breakfast, you’re going to have a hard time telling the difference between your doughnut and your coffee mug. And that …

British scientists win Nobel prize in physics for work so baffling it had to be described using bagels

Explaining why three British professors won the Noble prize for physics wasn’t rocket science. It was harder.<p>So yesterday the Nobel committee chose the medium of pastries to illustrate how David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz changed the world with their groundbreaking …

Happy Galactic Tick Day! You Just Moved Around The Milky Way

Our star is on the move.<p>We humans spend a lot of time celebrating the procession of Earth around the Sun, with New Year's celebrations happening each …

What Your Love of Funny Cat Videos Says About Your Personality, According to Science

Apparently, your preference for cute animals vs. inspirational content says a lot about your personality.<p>Scroll through your Facebook feed and what do you see?<p>Ignoring the current and hopefully temporary barrage of highly partisan election posts (just stop, people! You're not swaying anyone), most …

NASA Is Investigating The Microbes Aboard ISS

Not all astronauts in the space station are human<p>There may soon be a field guide to the microbes of the International Space Station. NASA announced on September 21 that it is seeking research proposals to investigate tiny creatures ferried from Earth on the bodies of the more than 200 astronauts …

Biology

SpaceX's Red Dragon Will Use Badass New Tech to Land on Mars

SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission to Mars could mark a lot of firsts when it comes to space exploration, but one of the coolest new things about the whole …

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation

Tardigrades, or water bears, are pudgy, microscopic animals that look like a cross between a caterpillar and a naked mole rat. These aquatic …

How Much Fuel Does Earth Have Left in Its Tank?

We can find out with one seriously finicky experiment.<p>Our planet gets much of its energy from the Sun, but some of Earth’s most crucial natural …

California Utility Turns to Tesla For Huge Battery Project

Southern California Edison’s struggles after the closing of a key natural gas reservoir following a massive leak last year has led it to none other …

The First Ever Copies of The 'World’s Most Mysterious Book' Are About to Be Released

No living person has cracked the code.<p>A Spanish publishing house has finally been given permission to make exact copies of the <i>Voynich Manuscript</i> - a …

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New calculations show Earth's core is much younger than thought

A trio of researchers in Denmark has calculated the relative ages of the surface of the Earth versus its core and has found that the core is 2.5 …

Engineers Just Created The Most Efficient Solar Cells Ever

Yes!<p>Australian engineers have taken us closer than ever before to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion, by building …

10 Implantable Wearables that will thrust you into the future

Wearable technology is the next big frontier in the coming years. Wearable products have brought the technological revolution with many companies …

Wearable Tech

IBM's New Memory Is Over 50 Times Faster Than Flash And Could Soon Be Just as Cheap

We must have this!<p>Scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated a new level of efficiency for data storage with optical memory, using a storage format …

Artificial Intelligence Recreates Nobel Prize-Winning Physics Experiment - In One Hour

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence capable of recreating the physics experiment that won the 2001 Nobel Prize.<p>The AI system was able to recreate the complex quantum experiment to create an extremely cold gas trapped in a laser beam, known as a Bose-Einstein condensate.<p>“I didn’t …

Artificial Intelligence

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

Universe

NASA launches near-space monitoring balloon from New Zealand

<i>WELLINGTON (Reuters)</i> — NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand’s South Island Wanaka Airport Tuesday to conduct near-space scientific investigations.<p>The launch marks the fifth attempt to get the massive balloon airborne, with previous bids thwarted by bad weather, NASA …

Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To Use It

Electricity bills are often ludicrously high thanks to our energy-intensive modern world, but every now and then, thanks to the forces of nature, a …