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Drug-finder method coaxes more oil from algae - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Chemists have found several compounds that can boost oil production by …

Rocky ride tells sea urchins to grow up - Futurity

UC DAVIS / STANFORD (US) — Purple sea urchin larvae know it’s time to settle …

Lyrid meteor shower: All you need to know

In 2018, April 22 is the peak morning. The moon, near the 1st quarter phase, is out of the way. Expect 10 to 20 meteors per hour at the peak.<p>The …

Spring cleaning in your brain: Stem cell research shows how important it is

Years of mouse research lead to discovery of how autophagy keeps neural stem cells ready to replace damaged brain and nerve cells.<p>Deep inside your …

Nip mosquito-borne disease in the 'bug' - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Scientists report promising results from a new technique to introduce disease-blocking …

New Exoplanet-Hunting Mission To Launch In 2017

TESS will be the first dedicated all-sky exoplanet hunting satellite.<p>Move over Kepler. NASA has recently green-lighted two new missions as part of its Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>These come as the result of four proposals submitted in 2012. The most anticipated and high profile mission is TESS, …

Scientists Make Brains Transparent to Get a Better Look Inside

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:00 pm. 1:00 pm<p>The stunning video above illustrates a new …

Technique to create transparent brains could transform neuroscience

The blockbuster finding that'll yield see-through, 3D brain samples for mappers of the mind<p>The mysteries of the human mind might soon be revealed, now that a consortium of experts has figured out how to render entire brains transparent — meaning that researchers will be able to analyze grey matter …

New Stanford Technique To Make Brains Transparent

A new technique turns mammalian organs transparent, so scientists can see inside.<p>A new lab technique now lets scientists make gorgeous, fully intact images of bodily organs such as the brain.<p>A team of engineers has developed a way to turn organs from mammals, such as lab mice or human bodies …

Antibiotic may lower anxiety for kids with fragile X - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Minocycline, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, provides some behavioral and anxiety benefits for …

New Striped Bat Species Looks Like a Tiny Flying Bulldog

South Sudan is the home of a newly described bat that manages to simultaneously resemble a badger and bulldog. With black-and-cream coloring …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Tuberculosis prevention may speed drug resistance

<i>Posted on behalf of Amy Maxmen.</i><p>A study published today in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i> illustrates the perverse choice that public-health experts …

Don't Go Near The World's Champion Rainbow Watcher. It's Mean. Very Mean

A few months ago on Radiolab, we did an hour on color, which included a segment on rainbow watching. We imagined a man, a dog, a sparrow and a butterfly all gazing at the same rainbow and we asked: How many colors does each see?<p><b>Dogs See Bleaker Rainbows</b><p>We humans see seven. Our dogs, however, see …

Feds Fault Preemie Researchers For Ethical Lapses

Federal officials say a large study of premature infants was ethically flawed because doctors didn't inform the babies' parents about increased risks of blindness, brain damage and death.<p>The study involved more than 1,300 severely premature infants at nearly two dozen medical institutions between …

Holy Crap, Saturn's Rings Are Raining Water

Astronomers discover rainwater falling all over the planet!<p>Exciting news from space: Astronomers have discovered that charged water particles fall from Saturn's rings over large areas of the planet, and the rainwater has a major impact on Saturn's atmosphere.<p>Previously, scientists thought water …

Brain Scans Offer Precise Measurement Of Human Pain

A new study is a first step toward a objective way to measure physical pain.<p>Pain may be personal, but when it comes to a painful burn, people's brains seem to react the same way.<p>A team of researchers administered painful doses of heat to human subjects' forearms, in a range of temperatures from …

See-through brains promise to clear up mental mysteries | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Dr Karl Deisseroth were an architect, he might be replacing stone or brick walls with floor-to-ceiling glass to build transparent houses. But since he is a neuroscientist at Stanford University, he has done the biological equivalent: invented a technique to make brains …

Nasa aims to capture and study asteroid in effort to protect Earth

Nasa plans to capture an asteroid and send astronauts to study it, the US space agency announced in a statement outlining its new budget on Wednesday.<p>…

NASA will begin work on asteroid capture mission this year

A nice side-effect of President Obama releasing his 2014 budget proposal today: a number of federal agencies, including NASA, have released more detailed information on what they plan to do with their allocations for the coming year. In NASA's case, that includes the news it's starting work on a …

Video: How NASA intends to capture an asteroid

Why capture an asteroid? It’s something NASA wants to learn to do, in case astronomers someday find an asteroid on a collision course with …

CLARITY gives a clear view of the brain

If CLARITY had been devised 15 years ago, my life as a PhD student would have been much, much easier. I was trying to understand how migrating …

Transparent brains reveal their secrets – video

A team at Stanford University has made brains transparent, allowing entire networks of neurons to be highlighted and then viewed through an optical …

Dinosaur embryos twitched in their eggs like those of modern birds

Dinosaur embryos moved around inside their eggs and grew in much the same way as those of modern animals such as birds, say scientists who have …

NASA unveils plan to catch asteroid as step to Mars flight | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wants NASA to start work on finding a small asteroid that could be shifted into an orbit near the moon and used by astronauts as a stepping-stone for an eventual mission to Mars, agency officials said on Wednesday.<p>The project, which …

Researchers discover brain scan signature that can determine when people feel pain

In a set of recent studies, researchers were able to determine whether individual subjects were feeling pain — simply by observing scans of their brain activity. As detailed in <i>The New England Journal of Medicine</i>, the studies involved 114 different individuals, who had their brains scanned using …

Letter from scientist who discovered DNA sells for $5.3m

A letter that scientist Francis Crick wrote to his son about his Nobel Prize-winning DNA discovery has sold to anonymous buyer at a New York City auction for a record-breaking $5.3 million (£3.4m).<p>The price, which far exceeded the $1 million pre-sale estimate, topped $6 million when the commission …