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3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials, hacking the internal structures of materials to create simple, non-powered machines. By experimenting with various microstructural designs, researchers were able to 3D print simple machines that …

Newly-discovered protein keeps your biological clock running

We're all familiar with the inescapable effects that the march of time has on our bodies, but the processes that drive aging are still offering up …

Telomere

ESA's Plan for a "Moon Village" is Slowly Starting to Come Together

<b>The Race to Space</b><p>Last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced plans for building a permanent lunar base—called Moon Village—which would be a …

New technology could help us detect aliens earlier than usual

Scientists say they can start studying Proxima b, which orbits Proxima Centauri, as early as the 2020s with ground-based telescopes.<p>Our search for …

Pluto Has Towers of Ice 1,600 Feet Tall

The only other planet in the solar system to have such structures, called 'penitentes', is Earth.<p>Pluto, our solar system's former ninth planet and current dwarf planet, has another surprise for us: landscape features seen on only one other planet—Earth.<p>Called "penitentes" after their resemblance of …

Planets

Why The Thoughts You Think Are As Important As The Supplements You Take

When I go for a walk on the beach and there's a gentle breeze, I'm reminded that life is more than what we see. So much of what's important in life …

10 of the Best Psychology and Brain Science Studies of 2016

There were many great breakthroughs in the world of psychology and brain science studies throughout 2016, but together is a list of 10 that we feel …

The winter solstice is today: 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year

The winter solstice is upon us: Thursday, December 21, will be the shortest day of 2017 for anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the official first day of winter is neat for other reasons too.<p>Technically speaking, …

Earth Science

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

3tags.org

4 terrible things that can happen if you join a bad public Wi-Fi network

Joining an open or public Wi-Fi network can be tempting: It's convenient, you can use less data and you can get access to all your favorite apps and …

Information Systems

Rare tiger cub makes first public appearance at Florida zoo | Reuters

(Reuters) - An endangered Malayan tiger cub has made her first public appearance at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, playfully wrestling with her mother and exploring her new surroundings.<p>Three-month old Berisi, who weighs about six pounds (2.7 kg) and is the first Malayan tiger cub to be born at the zoo, …

World Wildlife Fund

James Webb Space Telescope Celebrated in Stunning New Video

NASA has some high hopes for the James Webb Space Telescope, which finished “cold” phase of its construction at the end of November, 2016. The result …

Universe

'Fountain-of-youth' molecules were able to make mice young again and extend their lives

Mice genetically modified to have a devastating human disease of premature aging lived longer after getting the molecular mixture, and mice that grew old normally became more youthful.<p>Although the discovery is unlikely to find its way into medical practice for years, if ever, it is a significant …

Biology

Women are more active with free community workouts - Futurity

Free exercise classes boosted women's activity levels in Brazil, which suggests the strategy could fight the "pandemic of physical activity" …

Exercise

Some Viruses Are More Lethal For Men Than Women, Study Finds

Some viruses are more likely to kill men than women.<p>That’s the finding from a new study in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers from the …

Microbiology

Strange Magnetic Stars Could Spawn Some of The Universe's Most Massive Black Holes

Like the ones that helped us detect gravitational waves.<p>Earlier this year, after 100 years of searching for them, an international team of …

Universe

Watch killer whales eat a shark alive

Two baby whales cut their teeth on a live shark<p>Drone pilot Slater Moore captured a rare sight on camera: two adult female killer whales and two calves tearing into a still-wriggling shark in California’s Monterey Bay. It’s rare to catch this particular type of killer whale, called the offshore …

Killer Whales

World's oldest wild breeding bird is expecting her 41st chick

Forget about the stork — it's the albatross that should be in charge of baby delivery. That's because the world's oldest wild breeding bird mother, a 66-year-old albatross named Wisdom, is incubating another egg, likely her 41st one, experts say.<p>Wisdom's new chick is unexpected; many albatrosses …

Birds
Health Care