Rachel Williams

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From Blue Cheese To Dirt, How Beautiful Bacteria Can Be

Though the microbes that rule our world are normally too small to see, they can be quite beautiful -- when viewed through the right lenses.

This Is How Weed Actually Affects Your Sleep

Asking for a friend.<p>If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using …

Cannabis

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Genetics

Solar is now so cheap in the US it beat government goals by three years

Though US president Donald Trump has promised many times that he will bring back coal, he really can’t do much to fight the forces of good old economics.<p>On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the US Department of Energy announced that utility-grade solar panels have hit 2020 cost targets three years early. …

Solar Power

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

by Kristin Houser September 14, 2017 Hard Science 80581<p>New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with …

Biology

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 finalists – in pictures

A hungry arctic fox, mating sea angels and playful brown bears are among the creatures captured by photographers for this year’s competition. The exhibition opens on 20 October at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Antibody-created stem cells may have superior properties

A new way to make a promising kind of stem cell has been developed by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, an advance that might eventually …

Stem Cells

This Newly Discovered Ant Has a Metal Spike on Its Head And Was Probably a Vampire

We're glad that thing is trapped in amber.<p>Scientists have discovered a new type of 'hell ant' - a species with terrifying spiky mouthparts reinforced …

Dinosaurs

You Almost Certainly Have Mites On Your Face

Think of all the adults you know. Think of your parents and grandparents. Think of the teachers you had at school, your doctors and dentists, the people who collect your rubbish, and the actors you see on TV. All of these people probably have little mites crawling, eating, sleeping, and having sex …

Brain’s tricky wiring surprises scientists

The brain’s wiring is more complex than scientists had thought—new research finds that one set of neural wires can trigger different reactions, …

The Brain