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Antibiotics 'seen using brute force to kill bugs'

<b>Scientists say they have witnessed antibiotics using brute, mechanical force to rip apart and kill hard-to-treat bugs.</b><p>Researchers suggest these aggressive tactics - seen for the first time - could be used to build more effective antibiotics in the future.<p>And this could help tackle the problem of …

Time of death? Check the body's 'necrobiome'

It's a line you'll hear in almost any crime show after someone finds the body — the detective turns to the medical examiner and asks, "Time of death?" But in real life, medical examiners don't have a very precise method for figuring out how long ago someone died.<p>Now, researchers say they could use …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

A Frog That Freezes and Thaws, Plus More Ways Animals Cope With Cold

Wild creatures don't have the luxury of curling up under the covers—here's how they make it through winter.<p>Our winter survival skills often involve staying indoors with plenty of blankets, cocoa, and mindless TV at the ready.<p>But wild animals don't have that luxury—they have to tough it out in the …

Weather

Star Wars: The 21 Coolest Vehicles In The Galaxy

When most people think of science fiction, one of the first images the mind conjures is that of the spaceship. Then again, interstellar cruisers …

This very cool periodic table explains how we use all the elements

But whether you're looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Could you name just one practical application for vanadium or ruthenium?<p>Lucky for us, Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com …

Chemistry

Scientists have worked out how this tiny bear-like creature is indestructible — and it could help shield people from radiation

Scientists from the University of Tokyo decoded the water bear's genome to find the protective protein.<p>Like water bear cells, human cells are damaged when they're exposed to X-rays. But in the lab, when the scientists manipulated human cells to be able to create the water bear shielding protein — …