Frances Delgado

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11 Science Photos From This Week That Will Fill You With Awe

Space

Good news! More sharks!

White shark populations are growing. Here’s why that’s good news.<p>When bald eagle populations rebounded, people rejoiced. When alligators came back …

Tweaking One Enzyme Doubles A Worm's Lifespan

It could work the same way in humans<p>From the second we’re born, our cells are given their marching orders for how to grow, mature, and maintain our bodies. But at a certain point, the repairs become faulty, and we age and eventually die. Now a team of Korean researchers has found a way to modify a …

This man will live the life of someone else through a virtual reality headset for 28 days

"Seeing-I" is a social-artistic experiment that questions how much of the individual is an inherent personality and how large a portion of the individual is a cultural identity.<p>For 24 hours a day for 28 days, artist Mark Farid will wear a Virtual Reality Headset through which he will experience …

Virtual Reality

How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger who was in the audience. “I made a comment …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Automotive Industry

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

There’s Actually A Scientific Reason You Sometimes Want To Eat Your Baby (or Puppy)

It's called cute aggression and the struggle is real.<p>This phenomenon has a name, and apparently, a sociological purpose. Commonly known as cute aggression, "dimorphous expressions" can be a helpful tool in controlling our emotions, according to findings by psychological scientists at Yale …

Ambulance drone can help heart attack victims in under 2 minutes

Drones get a bad rap from the FAA but there’s growing evidence that more unmanned aircraft in the sky would do more good than harm. We’ve already …

Fernando Do Noronha Is The Closest To Paradise We're Ever Gonna Get

Turns out paradise is <i>not</i> lost.<p>It exists on Fernando do Noronha, a string of islands 220 miles off the coast of Brazil. This national marine park has waters so pristine and wildlife so precious, you're literally not allowed to swim with sunscreen on in some places. The islands are home to most of …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Picture of sunspot 1302 I took a few years ago.

Giant Twisters in the Lagoon Nebula

How Was the Sun Formed?

In a wide expanse of space, gravity drew dust and gas together to create the young solar system. The sun formed first from the vast material, with …

Photos: Saturn's Glorious Rings Up Close

Saturn's Shadow and Rings<p>Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute<p>Among the interplay of Saturn's shadow and rings, Mimas, which appears in …

Astronomy