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'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

The Very First Animal Appeared Amid an Explosion of DNA

The animal kingdom is one of life’s great success stories — a collection of millions of species that swim, burrow, run and fly across the planet. All that diversity, from ladybugs to killer whales, evolved from a common ancestor that likely lived over 650 million years ago.<p>No one has found a fossil …

Scientists Discover 'Time Crystals' Growing Right Under Their Noses

Scientists spent nearly a decade learning how to create time crystals. A new discovery shows they were hiding in plain sight the whole time.<p>In 2012, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frank Wilczek proposed the existence of a new type of crystal. While most crystals have a structure that repeats in two …

From robotic bees to bacteria, the tech that is making for a greener tomorrow

We love when technology gives us new gadgets or entertaining features, but it’s even better when scientists get together and use technology for more …

U.S. Army

New Tardigrade Species Found in Parking Lot

The planet's toughest little buggers are everywhere.<p>Nothing on Earth is as tough as a tardigrade. The microbial creatures, also known as water bears, can survive just about anywhere, including the vacuum of space. With the discovery of this latest species, you can add "a parking lot of an apartment …

Why do dogs eat grass?

Although grazing on the green stuff can make some dogs sick, this might actually have some health advantages.<p>A 2008 study found that 68 per cent of …

We Are Biology: 10 Women Writing About Science

In “Annihilation,” the film adapted from Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, a biologist (played by Natalie Portman) embarks on an expedition with a physicist, a psychologist, a paramedic, and a geologist — all women. The only thing truly unusual about this is that anyone might consider it unusual; after all, …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

UK acid attack survivors call for tougher sentences | Reuters

TRURO, England (Reuters) - Victims of acid attacks in Britain are calling on the government to enforce longer prison sentences and tighten controls on the sale of corrosive substances, after a jump in the number of cases last year and in 2017.<p>The issue hit headlines after a recent spate of attacks, …

Crime

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Astronomy

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

Genetics

Greenland's ice sheet is full of toxins waiting to break free—and microbes that eat them

But they can't dine us away from disaster.<p>As the Greenland ice sheet melts due to climate change, a new study in journal <i>Environmental Letters</i> suggests, pollution trapped inside could ooze back into the environment. But microbes that have evolved to chow down on such toxins could help us out.<p>Despite …

Earth has entered into a sixth mass extinction event

Lions used to roam across most of Africa, southern Europe, and the Middle East, all the way to northwestern India. Today, there are fewer than 25,000 …

Cosmic dead ringers: 20 super strange-looking space objects

‘Charming’ heavy particle discovered at world’s largest atom smasher

The world's largest atom smasher has revealed a new kind of particle, and so far, it leads a charmed existence.<p>The discovery of the particle, which is made up of two so-called charm quarks, validates the predictions of the Standard Model, the current reigning model of particle physics.<p>The new …

In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt

Scientists have discovered a new kind of antibiotic — buried in dirt. Tests in animals show that it is effective against drug-resistant bacteria, and it could lead to desperately needed treatments for deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.<p>Almost our entire arsenal of antibiotics was discovered in …

Biology

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading.<p>She wasn't sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a …

Immunotherapy

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

People may merge with machines.<p>What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― …

Spiritpact

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Ellen DeGeneres enlists Bradley Cooper to help keep Oscar selfie tweet record

Ellen DeGeneres is desperately trying to cling on to her record of posting the most re-tweeted tweet ever, and has enlisted the man who snapped the …

Black Hole Imaged For First Time By Event Horizon Telescope

For decades, scientists have held that Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) reside at the center of larger galaxies. These reality-bending points in …

"Seven Deadly Sins" Manga Goes On Hiatus

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but "author of popular manga series put it on hiatus due to health problems." Seriously, that work isn't …

Manga

"Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas" Boosts Its Defenses with New PV

Japan is currently in the midst of the <i>Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas</i> film trilogy, based on the popular tower defense RPG. Coming next month, …

Social Media

Funimation Announces "Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid' and "Aria the Scarlett Ammo AA" English Dub Casts

At last weekend's Industry Panel of Ikkicon, Funimation announced home video release plans for <i>Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid</i> and <i>Aria the Scarlett Ammo AA</i> …

TV Anime "Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho" Key Visual Revealed for April 2017 Premiere

The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kakeru Kobashiri's <i>Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Magic Book to Start from Zero)</i> …

Manga

Say What? A Republican Just Introduced a Bill to End the Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

If approved by Congress, this bill would decriminalize and reschedule marijuana at the federal level.<p>You'd struggle to find an industry with a faster …

MIT And Harvard Use Algorithm To Take Real Snapshots From Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Most of us have seen quite a lot of celestial bodies, stars, almost any kind of interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases… …

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …