Michelle Brunik

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This microbe thinks plastic is dinner

Researchers have found a microbe that chows down on a major polluting plastic.<p>People value this plastic because it can be made into stiff and strong …

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Body fat link to bacteria in faeces

<b>The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies, say researchers from King's College London.</b><p>Their analysis of stool samples in a study of more than 3,600 twins found evidence that some of this bacteria is inherited.<p>What is contained in faeces …

Medical Research

First commercial Zika test approved by FDA

The United States Food and Drug Administration won emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first commercial test to detect Zika infection. The …

Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

A new microscope developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is allowing scientists track the position and orientation …

Meet The Startup Using Microbes To Brew Animal-Free Gelatin

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>On the long list of problems facing the world, gummy bears don’t rank very high. But the candy–like yogurt, Frosted Mini …

This robo-stingray made from rat heart cells is controlled by light

Inspired by the elegant and highly efficient movement of a stingray, researchers have created a robotic equivalent made using cells from the heart of …

Researcher proposes method for growing brain cells in 3D

A new method has been proposed that could allow scientists to develop a "3D brain-on-a-chip." Something which could offer researchers a new platform to develop a far better understanding of how brain cells react to medication in a real setting.<p>While 3D cell culturing isn't new, it's not currently …

Nobel awarded for unveiling how cells recycle their trash

Healthy cells must do a good bit of housekeeping. If they didn’t, they soon would be clogged with old, broken or unneeded materials — what most …

Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the 17th-century Dutch scientist, was the first person to see single-celled organisms through a microscope and describe what …

Home | Hello Ruby

Written about Ruby<p>“Hello Ruby is way more than a children's book”<p>Fast Company<p>“The heroine of Liukas' book is a girl, but it's not a book for …

Ford's new smartwatch apps unlock your doors from your wrist

If you own a Ford hybrid, the car company just gave you a new reason to consider getting a smartwatch.<p>Ford rolled out two new smartwatch apps …

Apple meets California officials to discuss self-driving car

The meeting in California, which is developing regulations for driverless vehicles, suggest the technology giant is close to unveiling an autonomous automobile<p>Apple executives have discussed their plans for an “autonomous vehicle” with officials at California’s department of motor vehicles (DMV), …

Jewelbots Bracelets Teach Girls to Code

The jewelry for tweens and teens lights up and buzzes, making it easy for friends to silently communicate.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Why Your Kids Should Learn to Code

<b>Melissa Lee</b> knows that her kids will someday understand technology better than she does.<p>“It’s where the world is going,” she says. “Their education, …

Scientists discovered a bunch of incredible creatures in the deep ocean

These areas are protected waters, part of national marine sanctuaries and monuments.<p>The team of scientists is sending rovers up to 3 miles under the sea to explore sea life, some of which has never seen before.<p>There's still a lot we don't know about the deep oceans, but hopefully the Okeanos …

Zoology

9 "Ugly" Animals Going Extinct That Need Love Too

BuzzFeed Science spoke to biologist Simon Watt, president of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.<p>Biologist, science communicator and comedian Simon Watt founded the society because he was bored of people always asking questions about the same more aesthetically pleasing endangered species, like …

This Plastic Chip Is Changing Medicine

A series of micro organs embedded on thumb-drive-size chips is opening new possibilities for drug research.<p>They may look like simple chunks of plastic to the average person, but to a drug researcher they could be the key to transforming the notoriously expensive and inefficient process of bringing …

UK scientists seek permission to genetically modify human embryos

Researchers apply for licence months after Chinese team become first to announce they have altered DNA<p>Scientists in Britain have applied for permission to genetically modify human embryos as part of a research project into the earliest stages of human development.<p>The work marks a controversial …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

DARPA develops a way for humans to produce their own lifesaving vaccines

ST. LOUIS — The next factory for lifesaving drugs could be the human body itself.<p>Scientists are developing a new vaccine-making method that co-opts …

Frozen giant virus still infectious after 30,000 years

It's 30,000 years old and still ticking: A giant virus recently discovered deep in the Siberian permafrost reveals that huge ancient viruses are much more diverse than scientists had ever known.<p>They're also potentially infectious if thawed from their Siberian deep freeze, though they pose no danger …

Butterflies steal DNA of zombie wasps in natural genetic modification

Scientist have found DNA of wasps in butterflies showing that genes can pass between species<p>Butterflies 'steal’ the genes of wasps to make them more resistant to disease , scientists have found, in first evidence of natural genetic modification in the animal kingdom.<p>Although campaigners have long …

Google’s Demis Hassabis – misuse of artificial intelligence 'could do harm'

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Artificial Intelligence

Khan Academy is bringing its library of lessons to Android

Learning resource Khan Academy has released its Android app in beta today, allowing users to watch tutorials on a range of subjects including math, science, art history and programming.<p>The nonprofit has created over 5,000 videos to date, and now they’re all available through the app’s simple …

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Self-driving pods unveiled ahead of first UK trials

The first fully-automated vehicle to be trialled on pedestrianised streets in the UK has been unveiled in Milton Keynes.<p>The fully-electric LUTZ …

Hershey’s Chocolate 3D Printer Whips Up Any Sweet Design You Want

Hershey’s chocolate scientists are now 3D printing uniquely designed candy. The confection company is taking its CocoJet 3D printer from 3D Systems to different exhibits throughout the U.S. to show chocolate lovers how this futuristic candy machine creates uniquely delicious designs.<p>Consumers …