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Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – continues to grow. In the past few years, researchers have used stem cells to grow windpipes, bladders, urethras and vaginas in the …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

Got milk? Humans did 5,000 years ago - Futurity

Plaque on ancient teeth is helping solve the mystery of when humans first started to drink milk from animals.

Is it true that Jupiter protects Earth?

Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth …

Astronomy

Fungi time: your photos

With the autumnal weather in recent weeks bringing mushrooms and truffles out in great numbers, we’ve asked you to share photos of the ones you have discovered in your garden and when out walking. Here are some of our favourites

Cassiopeia to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight … find the Andromeda galaxy, the next-nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. Be sure to look at early evening, before the moon rises into …

Andromeda Galaxy

Leonid meteor shower 1833

Engraving of the November 1833 Leonid meteor shower. This year’s Leonids peak on the morning of November 18.<p>Every year around mid-November, debris …

Rosetta mission's Philae lander powers down in comet's darkness

The audacious Rosetta mission’s attempt to land on a comet and send back scientific data is over – for now.<p>Despite a last-roll-of-the-dice attempt to nudge the Philae lander into better sunlight, which might have recharged its batteries, the end came when contact was lost at 00.36 GMT on Saturday …

This Week In Numbers: Comet Landings, Peanut Butter Diamonds, And The Best Of What's New

Plus, the hottest temperature (we think) we know of<p><b>100:</b> number of innovative products and technologies featured in our 27th annual edition of the Best Of What’s New. From invisible duct tape to super-dexterous bionic arms, we honor the extraordinary inventions and concepts 2014 had to offer. You …

Space

New to Nature No 135: Cycloseris boschmai

This new type of mushroom coral has been discovered among the specimens collected on a 1922 Dutch expedition<p>Dr Bert Hoeksema of the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in Leiden in the Netherlands has described a beautiful new mushroom coral, the smallest discovered to date. <i>Cycloseris boschmai</i>, like many …

11 really cool space missions

It's hard to top the tricky, first-ever landing on a comet, broadcast live on the Internet.<p>That's what space lovers and other curious types got on Wednesday, when the European Space Agency's probe Philae touched down on Comet 67P.<p>It was high drama that continued into the afternoon as questions …

Give Us a Few Flips, And We’ll Give You the World…in The Daily Edition

The Daily Edition is a new essential for Flipboard readers who want a fast, definitive roundup of the day’s news—with a little bit of fun thrown in …

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

2015 Ford Focus Electric review: Ford keeps its electric car in Focus by lowering the price - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The Ford Focus Electric delivers on its estimated range. The torquey, electric acceleration makes the compact hatchback feel responsive. The base model is about as fully-loaded as the Focus gets.<p><b>The Bad</b> The 76-mile range is less than that of the newer competition from Fiat and Kia. The …

Electric Vehicles

Blizzard Confirms DDOS Attack On World Of Warcraft

Blizzard encountered some of the usual launch headaches when it released Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion to its landmark MMO World of Warcraft: too many people trying to access the new zones at once, server traffic and the like. But the game also ran into a much larger problem when the …

US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service

It's official: the US Navy has entered the future. Vice Admiral John Miller tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport, has been using the Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf since late August. The high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, but it's …

The race is on for flying car start ups - CNN.com

The race to develop and mass-produce the world's first fully functional flying car is beginning to resemble the early days of aviation more than 110 years ago when other contenders, besides the Wright brothers, were battling to get their machines off the ground. Pictured above is the Flying …

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

Sweden releases sonar images of submarine violation

Sweden has released an image of underwater tracks which it says is clear proof that a foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, in an event which triggered a national search mission reminiscent of the cold war.<p>The sonar image shows tracks on the sea floor, which the head of the …