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Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness<p>Prostate cancer could be ‘switched off’ after scientists discovered a way to prevent deadly tumours from spreading.<p>Bristol and Nottingham universities found that a …

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ESA's Philae bids farewell to Rosetta, hello to comet - CNN.com

Rosetta's lander Philae is on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Thursday, November 13, and sending back images. One of the lander's three feet can be seen in the foreground. While Philae is the first probe to land on a comet, Rosetta is the first to rendezvous with a comet and …

Mummy Mammoth’s Brain Best Preserved Specimen Ever, Researchers Say

The mummified brain of a well-preserved woolly mammoth found in the Siberian permafrost is the only mostly intact mammoth brain known to science, which has been described in a new study.<p>The carcass of the 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth, which included the brain with folds and blood vessels visible, …

William Burroughs’s drugs cure inspires Alzheimer’s researcher

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease are the perennial neuro-degenerative afflictions which remind an ageing population that the human brain is still the final frontier of modern medicine.<p>Now, more than ever, the conundrum of the brain is a profound and fascinating mystery that is …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

Archeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked …

Thousands of undersea volcanoes revealed in new map of ocean floor

Scientists have created the highest resolution map yet of the ocean floor, revealing thousands of underwater mountains and extinct volcanoes that were previously unknown.<p>In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers say the new map is at least twice as accurate as the previous version …

Our First Look at the Moon's Far Side

The race to land a man on the Moon in the 1960s dominates narratives of the early space age, but it wasn’t the only time the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to achieve a goal in space. In the late 1950s, both nations were fighting to get spacecraft to the Moon, and among those …

Pill Covered In Needles Injects You With Drugs From Inside Your Gut

Seems like a hard pill to swallow -- but actually, it's pretty easy<p>People who dread the sharp stab of an injection at the doctor's office may be in luck. A team of researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a capsule coated in needles for patients to swallow, enabling …

Seeking the yeti, mythical monster of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan

Everyone has heard the stories. The grizzled mountaineer who stumbles from his tent high in the Himalaya to find enormous footprints in the snow. The lone trekker who spots a strange figure, standing upright on two legs, silhouetted against the mist on a remote mountain pass. Welcome to the …

APOD: Unusual Rocks near Pahrump Hills on Mars (2014 Sep 29) Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140929.html Explanation: How did these Martian rocks form? As the robotic Curiosity rover has approached Pahrump Hills on Mars, it has seen an interesting and textured landscape dotted by some unusual rocks. The featured image shows a curiously round rock spanning about two centimeters across. Seemingly a larger version of numerous spherules dubbed blueberries found by the Opportunity rover on Mars in 2004, what caused this roundness remains unknown. Possibilities include frequent tumbling in flowing water, sprayed molten rock in a volcanic eruption, or a concretion mechanism. The inset image, taken a few days later, shows another small but unusually shaped rock structure. As Curiosity rolls around and up Mount Sharp, different layers of the landscape will be imaged and studied to better understand the ancient history of the region and to investigate whether Mars could once have harbored life. http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.msss.com/ Moons and Planets Wall Calendar: http://friendsofapod.org/?page_id=42 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140929 #APOD

Ancient stone toolmaking didn't just spread out of Africa with humans

An advanced way of crafting stone tools, once thought to have only originated in Africa, may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study. The finding provides evidence that this ancient technology did not spread across the world solely as a result of humanity's exodus from …

Astounding Auroras, Hiding Black Holes, And More Amazing Images Of The Week

Archaeologists discover 'industrial scale' wine production at ancient site

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a massive compound dating back to the Byzantine era, which was used for “industrial-scale” production of wine and olive oil.<p>The site at Ramat Bet Shemesh about 19 miles west of Jerusalem contains an oil press, wine press and colorful mosaics, according to …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

Giant sea scorpion was likely a lame predator - Futurity

A modern-day eye exam suggests the largest arthropod that ever lived was probably not such a fierce predator after all.

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Lockheed's Vision: Autonomous Drones With Lasers

"A weapon that operates at Mach a million—that’s game-changing," CTO Ray Johnson tells us.<p><i>Popular Science</i> sat down with Lockheed Martin's Chief Technology Officer Ray Johnson to talk about the future of war and the future of technology. The conversation started with lasers, worked its way through …

Amazon Turns On Prime Music Streaming, Sans Current Hits

There have been a lot of murmurs that Amazon would turn on a new music-streaming service this week, and it looks like that’s just what it quietly did a little while ago. A link to Amazon Prime Music, if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber that is, now takes you to a page heavy on playlists, …