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Nasa and Stephen Hawking are working on a nano-starship that can travel 1/5th the speed of light

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light.<p>If successful, the …

Space Travel

IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues

The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will …

World Health Organization

Scientist develops model for robots with bacteria-controlled brains

Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation — as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.<p>In a paper published …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

The Brain

The 15 most amazing women in science today

But that doesn't mean they aren't making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there.<p>We've highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.<p>From a woman who …

Princeton University

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Researchers Grow Tiny Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

The tricks of physics that cause organs to form<p>Stem cells, the jack-of-all-trades building blocks of human tissues, have yet another application in biology research: scientists have been able to grow them into beating cardiac tissue. This could help scientists better understand how the heart …

The latest cell structure is called 'the mesh' - Futurity

Scientists have discovered a cell structure called "the mesh" that helps hold cells together. The findings could be useful for cancer research.

Cancer

Ticks move across town to spread Lyme disease - Futurity

Blacklegged ticks now flourish in areas that were once tick-free. Researchers want to know why they're moving and if they're hitching a ride.

Disease