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Why Can’t Elephants Run Faster Than Cheetahs?

Why are cheetahs the fastest land animals? Why not elephants? Or something similar and bigger? You’d think with a long stride; it’d be easier to hit …

Scientists Inject Ferrets' Brains With Rabies to Study ... Vision?

When ferrets get a rabies shot in a neurobiology lab, they don't get infected with the virus—or even inoculated against it. They get a brain hack …

Biology

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Get Acupuncture

The ancient needles are surprisingly similar to painkilling drugs.<p>If you think the average migraine is bad, imagine having one that lasts a <i>week</i>. Then …

Acupuncture

One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Scientists announced Wednesday that a much-anticipated break at the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has occurred, unleashing a massive iceberg that is more than 2,200 square miles in area and weighs a trillion tons.<p>In other words, the iceberg — among the largest in …

Global Warming

Chinese Researchers Teleport Photon Into Space

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>A team of Chinese researchers has reportedly teleported a photon into space. It involves a complex phenomenon of quantum physics called entanglement. Scientists routinely teleport photons on Earth using entanglement, but the move into space …

Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete

The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.<p>What have the Romans ever done for us? Yeah, yeah, they gave us sanitation, roads, aqueducts, public order, wine, and education. But then they couldn’t be bothered to write down the recipe for their <i>insanely</i> durable concrete.<p>So here we …

A Pittsburgh Company Has Secured a 2019 Rocket Launch to the Moon

Send family heirlooms, science projects, or a lock of your hair to the lunar surface with Astrobotic.<p>Have a few hundred bucks lying around? Here's something neat you can do: Send some of your junk to the friggin' Moon.<p>This is the pitch from Astrobotic Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based spaceflight …

Slugs Inspire Super-Strong Glue to Seal Wounds

Even with modern medicine’s advances, doctors still seal wounds with techniques seemingly more appropriate for craft circles than the operating room: …

Slug Mucus Is So Sticky, It Inspired a New Kind of Surgical Glue

These super strong medical adhesives can be used to patch tissue defects or help wounds heal.<p>Slimy slugs, which use mucus to cling to even the most slippery surfaces, have inspired scientists make their own mucus for sticking human bodies back together.<p>By breaking down what allows the slug mucus to …

Scientists Build DNA From Scratch, Create New Bacteria

Back in March, Scientists found the key to artificial life when they discovered they could create yeast from man-made DNA. In that experiment, the …

Scientists just found another worrying link between sugar and depression

Lately, the science has really been stacking up evidence against consuming sugars in excess.<p>In addition to being linked to conditions like obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, eating high levels of sugar has been associated with mental illnesses like depression. In a study published July 27 in …