Maddie Wisinski

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We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

This One Personality Type Is More Successful Than Both Introverts And Extroverts

Why be one when you can be both?<p>Many of us classify our personality types as introverted or extroverted. And we can be quite rabid about the distinction, congregating with our fellow introverts or extroverts and enumerating the reasons our personality type is superior.<p>But in reality, there is one …

Psychology

Changing The Properties of DNA: Scientists Have a New Way to Fight Cancer

TRAPPING CANCER’S PATHWAY<p>Promising data has revealed a new treatment for breast cancer and leukemia. It works by attacking cancer cells’ ability to …

Is DNA the Future of Data Storage?

How a synthetic version of our genetic code could become the world’s most efficient hard drive<p>A QUICK RIDDLE: WHAT DO 100 works of classic literature, a seed database from the nonprofit Crop Trust and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have in common? All of them were recently converted from …

University of Washington

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Pacific Islanders Appear to Be Carrying The DNA of an Unknown Human Species

A third extinct human relative.<p>Hints of an unidentified, extinct human species have been found in the DNA of modern Melanesians - those living in a …

Papua New Guinea

A Personalized Nutrition Company Will Use Your DNA To Tell You What To Eat

Is a diet based on your genome the future of nutrition?<p>Dieting in the United States is a multi-million dollar industry. Over the past few decades, there have been diets that focus on increasing protein, eliminating fats, lowering calories—you name the food group, a diet fad has been centered around …

Bacteria get dangerously weird in space

In 2006, Cheryl Nickerson sent a culture of salmonella bacteria for a ride on the space shuttle Atlantis. Eleven days later, she watched anxiously from the Kennedy Space Center in the dead of night as her bacteria returned safely.<p>Nickerson, a microbiologist at Arizona State University, and her team …

Biology

New tool to ID disease-causing genetic changes developed at Stanford - Scope

When Shayla Haddock’s doctors tested her for a rare genetic disease in 2012, they couldn’t pinpoint a diagnosis. Her lifelong symptoms — which …

Physicists find atomic nucleus with a ‘bubble’ in the middle

Scientists have found the first experimental evidence that an atomic nucleus can harbor bubbles.<p>The unstable isotope silicon-34 has a bubblelike …

Physics

Genetically engineered humans will arrive sooner than you think. And we're not ready.

"What's happening is bigger than any one of us": a conversation with historian Michael Bess.<p>Artificial intelligence has become the pet anxiety of luminaries like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking. They have all expressed concerns about our Promethean quest to develop machine intelligence, …

Want to Improve Your Memory? Science Tells Us the Key (and It Can Actually Be Fun)

Forget the crosswords and brain training. New research says this thing you won't hate doing is critical to improving memory.<p>Do you remember where you were when you had your first kiss?<p>It's funny, the things our memory can dredge up.<p>I remember what I was wearing the day I passed my driver's license …

The Brain

Vulnerable webcams used in major internet attack recalled

This past Friday, some of the biggest sites and services on the internet were effectively shut down by a major distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). As the day wore on, it was revealed that hacked Internet of Things devices like webcams and other connected home devices were the tools used to …

Mirai malware simplifies internet attacks like last week's

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive internet attack that paralyzed Twitter, Netflix and other services is being blamed on a specific kind of malware designed …

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