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Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Magnetism

Liquid-filled walls keeps a building cool and warms it in winter

The house made of WATER: Liquid-filled walls keep a building cool - and warm it in winter<p><b>Allwater technology uses panels that can be filled with</b> …

Architecture

This Solar-Powered Stained Glass Can Charge Your iPhone

Call it a sustainable halo effect. Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel's new Current Window, stained glass that works like solar cells, may turn the colorful artwork adorning churches into a glowing symbol of eco-awareness, all while charging your phone mid-mass. Made with dye-sensitized solar cells, …

Smartphone data could predict future earthquakes

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 (UPI) -- The next big earthquake, scientists say, could be predicted by data from smartphones and fitness trackers, and …

Geology

These researchers want to turn phones into earthquake detectors

Early warning on earthquakes can help save lives, but many countries can't afford them. That's why scientists are turning to another location sensor already widespread in many countries: the smartphone. A single smartphone makes for a crappy earthquake sensor — but get enough of them reporting, and …

Mystery meat DNA shows up in pet food - Futurity

Scientists found DNA from unspecified animals in pet food, as well as proportions of pork, beef, and chicken that didn't line up with the label.

Olive oil compound kills cancer in minutes - Futurity

A compound in extra-virgin olive oil kills cancer cells in minutes, not hours. Now scientists think they understand how it works.

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

A daily 7.5g bar of the chocolate can change the underlying skin stucture of a 50 year old to that of someone in their 30s, say developers<p>It may seem too good to be true, but guilt-free chocolate which promises to slow down the emergence of wrinkles and sagging skin, has been developed by …

Anti-aging

Articles about 7 modern swimming pools on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Fabrication

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial<p>Australian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.<p>A Melbourne-based study has already transformed …

Immunotherapy

E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The findings, described in a letter published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine,</i> intensify concern about the safety of electronic …

Public Health

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Eggs

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Diabetes

Blood Test Could Tell Individual Smokers The Best Way To Quit

A personalized way to kick the habit<p>The best way for a smoker to quit might depend on how fast his or her body can break down nicotine.<p>A group of researchers in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine wanted to figure out the optimal way for individual …

University of Pennsylvania

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Health

Google wants self-driving cars on the road within 5 years

Google wants driverless vehicles to be ready for production by 2020 and is talking to some of the biggest automakers in the industry to help make …

Disney Creates Beach-Dwelling Robot That Draws Adorable Cartoons In Sand

Even better: The bot is shaped like a turtle<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a warmer climate this winter and have the urge to go to the beach, keep an eye out for any autonomous drawing robots as you head toward the water. More specifically, robots that are turtle-shaped.<p>Meet the "Beachbot," an …

Two planets as big as Earth ‘could be on edge of solar system’

Scientists say belt of space rocks known as ‘extreme trans-Neptunian objects’ appear to be influenced by gravitational pull<p>At least two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may be hiding in the outer fringes of the solar system, scientists believe.<p>The secret worlds are thought to …

Universe

Jet lag pill developed that fools body into thinking day is night

Experimental drug created by medical researchers manages to synchronise blood cells in a move that could help business travellers and millions who work nights<p>Scientists have invented a pill to reset the body clock and end the sleepless misery of millions of nightshift workers, frequent fliers and …

Proteins Found In The Brain May Help Speed Up Flu Recovery While You Sleep

Research may back up the age-old advice to 'sleep it off'<p>To get over the flu, all it might take is a little extra brain protein and a lot more sleep.<p>Researchers at Washington State University at Spokane have been trying to come up with another way to treat influenza beyond yearly vaccinations. …

Washington State University

How domesticated dogs made Serengeti lions sick

And what that means for other wildlife<p>A virus that originated in dogs jumped to lions — and no longer requires dogs in order to spread among the big cats. The finding provides a case study of how diseases jump between species and has raised concerns about the role viruses play in extinction threats.<p>…

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Want Wi-Fi From A Tree? Check Out The E-Tree!

In his iconic poem Trees, poet Joyce Kilmer claims that "only God can make a tree." He certainly couldn't have seen that just over 100 years later …

Science scores major victory in fight against antibiotic resistance

A new test could slash the wait time for diagnoses and eliminate ineffective prescriptions<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>January 1, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Antibiotic resistance, which transforms ordinary microbes into menaces that cannot be easily controlled, …

Medicine

Will a smartphone-free bedroom help your kid sleep longer?

If you want your kid to sleep better, consider taking the smartphone away from them at least an hour before they fall asleep.<p>And by away, I mean, all the way away -- to a different room entirely.<p>Kids who sleep with smartphones by their bedside get less sleep on average than kids who fall asleep in …

A Sticky Sensor That Attaches To Internal Organs

Capable of measuring electrical activity when affixed to rats' hearts<p>Eww, what's that on this guy's hand? It's a sticky sheet designed to attach electronic sensors onto organs in the body. See how the sheet holds up a 100-yen coin?<p>A team of researchers based at several Japanese universities made …

Nanotech

One Direction Kills it on Saturday Night Live

These boys are ready to run (straight into our hearts).<p>One Direction was the musical guest on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> last night and all there is to say is these boys sure are cute and have nice voices. Even though these boys are young enough to be my great grandchildren, I'm falling in love all over …

Happy 21st Birthday Meghan Trainor!

It's all about the birthday today for Meghan Trainor! The singer is celebrating her 21st birthday. We hope it is a memorable one! It has been a big …

Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen makes Madame Tussauds

Fixed-stare version of the Hunger Games freedom-fighter now on display at museum<p>She has twice survived the terrors of the bloodthirsty Arena in Panem. But The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen is now facing her greatest challenge – endless selfies with feverish tourists – after debuting at Madame …

One Direction & Jimmy Fallon Cheerfully Sing ‘Santa Claus Is Comin To Town’ With Kid Instruments