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The next antibiotics could come from the Dark Ages

By Erin Connelly<p>Erin Connelly is the CLIR-Mellon Fellow for data curation in medieval studies in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>For a long time, medieval medicine has been …

Microbiology

Ancient ice reveals vital clues about Earth's past climate

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Inside a huge walk-in freezer in suburban Denver, a college student in a thick parka shoots a jolt of electricity through a …

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Steve Cara expected to sail through the routine medical tests required to increase his life insurance in October 2014. But the results were devastating. He had lung cancer, at age 53. It had begun to spread, and doctors told him it was inoperable.<p>A few years ago, they would have suggested …

Cancer

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

<b>Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) —</b> NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed on screens at mission control at …

Solar System

Hubble spots dramatic auroras on Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of glowing auroras over Jupiter just days before NASA's new Juno spaceship arrives to orbit the gas giant.<p>"These auroras are very dramatic and among the most active I have ever seen," said Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester, UK, …

Scientists just got one step closer to answering one of biology’s greatest mysteries

By Rachel Feltman<p>Rachel Feltman<p>Bio<p>The spectrum of light emitted by tiny, simple molecules floating in the center of the galaxy could help solve one of life's greatest mysteries.<p>The molecules that make up our world can be left- or right-handed – and their orientation, otherwise known as their …

Asymmetry

How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

At any given moment, you have somewhere between 10 trillion and 100 trillion microorganisms inhabiting your gut — that’s more microbes in your bowels …

Microbiome

NASA finds cosmic dust speeding through our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA just discovered some special particles floating in our cosmic neighborhood.<p>The Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has detected alien dust that came from outside our solar system.<p>Scientists suspect that this dust is interstellar in origin because it moves …

Great monarch butterfly migration mystery solved

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1238000/1238644_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534410831_e0f7ff5f41a3fa4eb8c71aadc08b57e5<p><b>Scientists have built a model circuit that solves the mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the great migration of monarch</b> …

A Better Way to Practice

<i>While it may be true that there are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going, there certainly are ways of needlessly prolonging the journey. We often</i> …

Violin

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

Revolutionary discovery: Scientists pinpoint gravitational waves

Einstein has been proven right – again.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, bizarre ripples in space-time foreseen by Einstein a century ago. The discovery was the final, acid test of Einstein’s celebrated general theory of relativity, and once again …

Researchers Test Microbe Wipe To Promote Babies' Health After C-Sections

Babies get a lot from their mothers. But babies born by cesarean section don't pass through the birth canal and miss out on the benefits from picking up Mom's microbes on the way out.<p>Researchers studying the human microbiome have asked: Could there be a way to fix that? If so, it might help restore …

Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics

A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs.<p>A new report found bacteria resistant to …

The EU is emitting way more greenhouse gases than it says

One of the planet’s exemplars in preventing climate change, the European Union has instituted tough emissions rules and strong support for renewable energy. Yet this doesn’t necessarily mean more solar panels or wind turbines dotting Europe’s skyline. Nope, the EU’s biggest source of renewable …

Ancient DNA reveals 'into Africa' migration

<b>An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time.</b><p>Researchers extracted DNA from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.<p>A comparison with genetic material from today's Africans reveals how our ancient ancestors mixed and moved around the continents.<p>The …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to …

Mars

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Nutrition Insurance Policy: A Daily Multivitamin

<i>A multivitamin-multimineral supplement can fill inmicronutrient gaps in your diet.</i><p>Nearly 40 percent of adults in the U.S. take a multivitamin to …

Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes

<i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared at VeloNews.com</i><p>The sun was bright on the upturned red rock Flatirons above Boulder, Colorado. It was …

The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.

Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products …

Screening mammograms don't prevent breast cancer deaths, study finds

The increased use of mammograms to screen for breast cancer has subjected more women to invasive medical treatments but has not saved lives, a new study says.<p>After reviewing cancer registry records from 547 counties across the United States, researchers concluded that the screening tests aren't …

Scientists Discover A New Link Between The Brain And The Immune System

Last week, researchers announced they had discovered a physical connection between the immune system and the brain’s blood supply. The finding gives …

Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine—And America Wants It

Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was …

Transforming all donated blood into a universal type

What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don't have their blood type in the blood bank? It's a problem that scientists have …

An Alternative-Medicine Believer's Journey Back to Science

Jim and Louise Laidler lost their faith on a trip to Disneyland in 2002, while having breakfast in Goofy's Kitchen.<p>The Laidlers are doctors, and …