Leslie Coranquez

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Habitable Planets May Not Look Exactly Like The Earth

When I was a kid we had <i>Star Trek</i> reruns showing twice a day. These were, without a doubt, the most important hours of my day. One thing that came from watching the Enterprise zoom around the galaxy so much was the recognition that there were a whole lot of "class M planets" out there. Back in the …

Virus programmed to unlock and kill cancer - Futurity

Bioengineers have designed a virus that on its own is benign. When it encounters certain enzymes, however, it "unlocks" to kill cancer.

Biologists Create Cells With 6 DNA Letters, Instead of Just 4

One of the first things you learn in Biology 101 is that the genetic code consists of four letters: A, T, C, and G. Each represents a chemical …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

Scientists Just Created The Best Simulation Of The Universe Ever

A new simulation of the evolution of the universe is one of the most accurate ever created. The model, developed by a team of scientists led by Mark Vogelsberger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, traces the history of the universe from shortly after its birth to present day and captures …

8 Fairy Tales And Their Not-So-Happy Endings

<b>by Stacy Conradt, Laurel Mills & John Green</b><p>Those Disney endings where the prince and the princess end up blissfully married? Yeah, they don't really …

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Planet Earth comes under fire from asteroids – video animation

Many explosions stronger than Hiroshima bomb but most occur too high above ground to cause serious damage<p>Published: 22 Apr 2014<p>Space agency tells SXSW how it’s using crowdsourcing and prizes to protect the planet. By <b>Stuart Dredge</b><p>Published: 10 Mar 2014<p>Space rock to pass by Earth 2.1m miles away, but …

One day, this company could let you see your baby before it's conceived

A New York-based startup called Genepeeks is launching a new service this month that uses genetic information from sperm donors and their recipients to create thousands of possible digital embryos — and learn about what kind of children the pair can make. The product's designed to warn future …

Google Patents Contact Lens Camera, Will Help the Blind and Create Superhumans

Forget having a camera in your pocket. Heck, forget having a camera strapped to your face ala Google Glass. As a recently published patent shows, …

Syrian Rebels Are Being Armed With US-Made Anti-Tank Missiles

With Saudi assistance, the U.S. has delivered about a dozen BGM-71 TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile systems to at least one rebel group.<p>"To make it clear, our allies are only delivering these missiles to trusted groups that are moderate," one senior leader of rebel group …

The Loch Ness monster - a picture from the past

Photography<p>Pictures from the past<p>On 19 April 1934, a highly respected British surgeon, Colonel Robert Wilson, took a picture that appeared to show a sea serpent rising out of the water of Loch Ness. Wilson said he noticed something moving in the water and stopped his car to take a photo while …

Kepler 186f - First Earth-sized Planet Orbiting in Habitable Zone of Another Star

by Elisa Quintana, Research Scientist<p>For the past three decades, the SETI Institute has been participating in a number of scientific explorations to …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including a blood red Moon in Brazil and the latest thing in camel racing – robot jockeys.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Volcanic plumes and home-made tanks<p>Foggy landings and robot tackles<p>Space suit test and peeking penguins<p>Ocean secrets and the …

Lyrid meteor shower: All you need to know

In 2018, April 22 is the peak morning. The moon, near the 1st quarter phase, is out of the way. Expect 10 to 20 meteors per hour at the peak.<p>The …

New image of red nebula 7,300 light-years from Earth

In the middle of little-known nebula Gum 41, brilliant hot young stars are giving off energetic radiation that causes the surrounding hydrogen to …

Avalanche kills 12 in single deadliest accident on Mount Everest

A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.<p>Four others are missing, said Madhu Sudan Burlakoti of Nepal's Tourism Ministry, adding that six people were injured in total.<p>A group of about 50 …

Gareth Bale's goal for Real Madrid against Barcelona stuns Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt has joined the chorus of appreciation for Gareth Bale's stunning Copa del Rey final winner against Barcelona on Wednesday.<p>The forward's stunning 85th-minute winner, which saw him scorch 50 metres up the left touchline leaving Marc Bartra in his wake to win the trophy for Real Madrid, …

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures Photo of New Moon Forming Around Saturn

In what is a rare and rather historical event, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a fuzzy image of what scientists believe is a new moon forming …

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar …

Time-Lapse Photography Shows the Gorgeous Luminous Activities of Fireflies

Using long exposure photography, Missouri-based photographer Vincent Brady captures some magical images of luminescent light trails left behind by …

Festo Builds A Bionic Kangaroo - The Fox Is Black

Biomimetics, the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems, will be a huge field in …

Rotating Power

The Vertical Rotary Socket is a new way of looking at power cord extension or multi-plugs. The design offers a simple solution of a rotating base, …

A Parasol that Inflates When the Sun is Shining

Toer never ceases to amaze me, whether it’s designing a table that can be mailed in a simple envelope or creating a mesmerizing light sculpture that …

Hilarious Coloring Book Images Corrupted from an Adult's Perspective

The world of children's coloring books is a happy place filled with smiling animals and flowers, cuddly toys, warm sunshine, and playing children. The new site Coloring Book Corruptions puts a new spin on those images, reimagining the innocent pictures as dark but hilarious scenes.<p>These “corrupted” …

The Latest Objet du Design: Wooden Animals?

A Core77 reader wrote in to ask about the provenance of this enormous horse made from wood cut-offs, which we spotted at Holz-Handwerk.<p>Called the …

Spectacular Waves Captured by Fearless Photographer Kenji Croman

Kenji Croman is a Hawaii resident, body surfer, and former competitive swimmer whose thrill-seeking personality allows him to photograph unpredictable yet awe-inspiring waves. Despite some drawbacks with his profession, including broken bones and close encounters with sharks, the photographer says …

OpenBook Chair : A Nice Little Library for A Book Lover

<b>OpenBook chair</b> is like a personal library of yours, you don’t need extra space to have a nice library in your small apartment, simply use this chair. …

Gigs 2 Go - Portable "Tear-and-Share" Storage

Armor For Your iPhone

[BRIC+]xtreme is a top-tier protective bumper case for iPhone 5/5S and 6. Your beloved iPhone will be well displayed, protected & resistant against …

Underground Cave Expeditions Reveal a Whole New World

British photographer Robbie Shone takes viewers on great adventures through his travels and explorations into the depths of dark caves. With a love of the outdoors, Shone learned early on that he enjoyed the challenge of photographing within the darkness of these magical caverns. During his …