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New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

NASA's Spitzer telescope completes 360-degree panorama of the Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer telescope has helped researchers catch two galaxies merging, and now it's created the clearest panorama of our Milky Way galaxy. The telescope took over 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy over the course of a decade, and with the help of GLIMPSE mapping data, researchers were …

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

Your Guide to Witnessing the Biggest, Brightest Mars in Over Six Years

On April 8th, Earth will soar between the Sun and Mars. When it does, the Red Planet will reach what astronomers call "opposition" in the night sky. …

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

Doctor says Google Glass saved a man's life

Google Glass can be used to check emails or search for information on the move. It can also apparently be used to save lives. <i>The Boston Globe</i> reports that Dr. Steven Horng, working at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was wearing Glass last year while working on a man whose brain was …

16 Fun Facts About Hedgehogs

After cats, hedgehogs might be the internet's favorite animal. But how much do you know about these spiky mammals—other than how cute they look when …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

Scientists have finally solved one of the great mysteries of the animal kingdom ... probably.<p>The debate has been raging at least since the 1870s, …

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10 Weird and Wonderful Bird Nests

It’s spring, and baby birds will soon be chirping in trees and rain gutters. But not all bird nests are created equal. Whether from mud, leaves, or …

Arrested Development

6 Traits Humans Inherited From Fish

What’s so fishy about human anatomy? A lot! Just look at these gifts from our aquatic ancestors.<p>1. Embryos<p>Look closely at any mammal, bird, or …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

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