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A new energy source within the cells

All our cells require the small molecule, ATP, generated in the mitochondria to cover the energy required for cell metabolism, dynamics and growth. …

Cancer Cells

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive …

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Scientists Create Artificial Life, Then Are Assholes to It in the First Trailer for Morgan

The idea of humans being dicks to the advanced technology we make isn’t exactly new, but it’s a story that at least looks to being used to …

Chief Reports Six More Suicide Attempts in Devastated Canadian Attawapiskat Tribe

At least six more members have tried to take their lives in the past few days in a Canadian aboriginal community of 2,000 that has declared a state of emergency over repeated suicide attempts, its chief said Sunday.<p>There have been more than 100 suicide attempts and one death since September among …

Europa Is Even More Earth-Like Than We Suspected

Europa, Jupiter’s watery ice-moon, has long attracted attention as a possible site for someday finding life. Now, a new analysis shows that its …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Experts Held a Secret Meeting to Consider Building a Human Genome From Scratch

Earlier this week, over a hundred scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs gathered to discuss the radical possibility of creating a synthetic human …

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

(Update: not anymore) Google's stock Dialer now works with more than just Nexus devices

<b>Update, May 16:</b> It appears that Google did not intend to make its Dialer compatible with more devices. The app’s Play Store listing has been updated and it’s no longer compatible with non-Nexus devices. Google also disabled sideloading the app.<p><b>Original post, May 13:</b> Smartphones can do lots of …

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The Earth is warming at scary rates, and this GIF proves it

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling …

Lexus achieved something incredibly important with the luxurious new RX 350

Up to that point, SUVs had essentially been upscale trucks. Lexus' parent company, Toyota, realized that many people, especially in America, were buying rugged four-wheel-drive SUVs when all they really wanted was SUV scale and utility. Their SUVs never got a whiff of trail; the closest they came …

Why scientists are infuriated with a New Yorker article on epigenetics

To say scientists are unhappy about the New Yorker's recent feature on epigenetic research might be an understatement. Here are some complaints, assembled by the biologist Jerry Coyne on his blog:<p>"The New Yorker article is so wildly wrong that it defies rational analysis," writes Walter Gilbert, a …

Genetics

Watch An Entire Lake Disappear Down A Hole

Environment Photo credit: It's a lake with a drainage hole! YouTubeThere is a lake in Oregon that disappears every spring. This ephemeral water …

Researchers ask 'Is meat killing us?' and their answer sounds like yes

Eating red meat appears to increase your chance of dying and there is “sound” evidence that a vegetarian diet is healthier, according to researchers …

This Tropical Resort Can Be Yours for $49

Dream of owning your own tropical paradise, but don’t have the cash? Well, do you think you could scrounge up $49? That’s exactly how much one person …

Debt Management

These 8 simple diagrams show how incredibly far astronomy has come

We've been reading the fantastic book "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" by Carlo Rovelli. One of many highlights is a series of images he includes on …

How to Lose Weight in Your Stomach and Hips in Two Weeks

You've got just two weeks to shrink your belly and hips before swimsuit season or that high school reunion. You can certainly jumpstart a weight-loss …

This Is How Hawking Thinks

Can a 74-year-old theoretical physicist to remain playful? When thinking of Stephen Hawking, it's certainly possible.

Travel Through Tokyo in This Alluring Hyperlapse Video

Take a five-day tour of the city in under four minutes.<p>During a five-day trip to Tokyo, UK-based cinematographer Christoph Gelep captured the busy sights of the metropolis through this visually-stunning hyperlapse footage. Armed with Edelkrone’s Slider & Action Module, Gelep traverses the city’s …

Scientists Worked Six Years to Create Plant That Grows ‘Ketchup and Fries’

Fries and ketchup go together like peanut butter and jelly, or popcorn and a movie. The pairing is so universally liked, it’s hard to imagine a time when the two existed without one another.<p>And thanks to a group of scientists in the Netherlands, they’ll never have to be apart. The team spent six …

China's bold gambit to cement trade with Europe--along the ancient Silk Road

From his office on a bend of the Rhine River, freight terminal boss Bernd Putens can see — and hear — the early stirrings of what China calls the New Silk Road.<p>The clang-clang of forklifts echoes through his building as 42 containers of cargo are unloaded at the Duisburg Intermodal Terminal, part …

China

You Think You Have Free Will? Science Says Think Again

Are we really so good at decision-making? Or do we fool ourselves?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You make decisions every day, don't you?<p>You assert yourself hourly. Especially if you're American.<p>You take life by the horns and …

Consciousness

With or Without NASA, SpaceX Is Going to Mars

Start the countdown. In just two years, SpaceX is blasting off for Mars. Image source: SpaceX.<p>It began with a Tweet. On Wednesday, April 27, SpaceX posted two photos on Twitter, announcing plans to send a Red Dragon space capsule to Mars "as soon as 2018."<p>That, of course, got everyone wondering …

Astronomers Discover Tiny, Shy Moon Hiding In The Shadows Of The Solar System

Hey there, lil fella!<p>It turns out Makemake -- an atmosphere-less dwarf planet in the outermost reaches of our solar system -- has been hiding a companion.<p>There, circling some 13,000 miles from the icy planetoid, scientists spotted a small moon, nicknamed MK2.<p>The moon's discovery, announced Tuesday …

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The Weird Science of How Bacteria Force Water Molecules to Become Ice

Ski resorts use these microorganisms to make fake snow. Now we know how the bacteria work their magic.<p>They kill crops, coax snowfall to fall out of the atmosphere, and help ski resorts stay open during unseasonably warm weather. These tiny life-forms are called ice-minus bacteria, and their talent …

Breakthroughs

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Brain

New state of water molecule discovered

Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is …

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