Shahid Nambiar

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An Alien Star Sideswiped Our Solar System And Sent Comets Reeling, Scientists Say

This idea that a star recently sideswiped our solar system was first raised three years ago by University of Rochester astronomer Eric Mamajek.<p>Some …

Astronomy

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Mutant all-female crayfish clone themselves, make males irrelevant

A global invasion is underway.<p>A 10-legged mutant crayfish is on the march throughout the world.<p>They’re all female. They don’t need males to fertilize …

Magic mushrooms can 'defrag' the brains of depressed patients

Psilocybin makes a brain circuit involved in depression break down and reform anew.<p>A psychedelic trip can 'reset' the brain of people with severe, …

Pharma

Scientists have uncovered a way to regenerate human bone and tissue

Regenerative Medicine<p>A new method of regenerating human tissue has been discovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The method …

A Long Overdue Solar Cell Competitor Just Smashed a Critical Record

This could be how we reach 30% efficiency.<p>Silicon-based solar cells might soon have had their day in the sun, as researchers find a way to make an …

Clean Energy

Japan tsunami caused something unprecedented to happen in Pacific

Every spring, "pulses" of floating garbage from the Pacific trash vortex arrive on the US West Coast—and every year since 2011, more unwanted visitors from Japan arrive.<p>Researchers say that the devastating Japanese tsunami sent an armada of debris across the ocean, with "mega-rafts" carrying a …

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

Sleep

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene'

In a first for the UK, genome editing has been used to understand embryo development, and could help uncover the causes of recurrent miscarriages<p>Scientists in Britain have revealed the role of a fertility “master gene” in one of the world’s first demonstrations of DNA editing in human embryos.<p>The …

Genetics

Astronomers find a giant, black, glowing exoplanet

The extra-solar planet ("exoplanet") known as WASP-12b is perhaps the strangest world found yet. While known for almost a decade, astronomers …

Astronomy

CSIRO breeds spotted handfish to save species from extinction

Fish, which is endemic to Tasmania, was the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangered<p>Scientists have begun a captive breeding program for the spotted handfish, 11 years after it became the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangered.<p>Endemic to …

Tasmania

Like alchemists with killer precision, brown snakes make different venoms across their lifetime

It’s spring in Australia and that means reptiles are starting to move about again. Including snakes.<p>The venom of the eastern brown snake (<i>Pseudonaja</i> …

Zoology

Your attractiveness may be down to how you smell

Researchers have found that smells can change how our brains bond<p>We already know that imprinting is a crucial psychological mechanism for young …

Neuroscience

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

Fake News

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Neuroscience

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

Shrinking Bat Genomes Spark a New Model of Evolution

Take an onion. Slice it very thin. Thinner than paper thin: single-cell thin. Then dip a slice in a succession of chemical baths cooked up to stain …

Biology
Gaming Industry

The Virus With Spider DNA

How did part of a black-widow venom gene end up in a virus that infects one of the world's most successful bacteria?<p>If you pick a random species of insect and look inside its cells, there’s a 40 percent chance that you’ll find bacteria called <i>Wolbachia</i>. And if you look at <i>Wolbachia</i> carefully, you’ll …

Biology

Scientists have discovered why snakes are so long - and it could help humans with spinal injuries

Snakes owe their long, slithery bodies to a single gene, research has shown. The Oct4 gene regulates stem cells and affects the growth of the middle …

Zoology

Why Turtles Have Shells (It’s Not What We Thought)

Science is a discipline of questions. Many of these questions have puzzled great thinkers for a long, long time. Others have been completely …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Neuroscientists and Philosophers Debate Reality and Sensory Perception

You <b>might not think</b> there’d be much <b>overlap</b> between <b>neuroscience</b> and <b>philosophy</b>, but that’s not what philosopher <b>Alva Noë</b> sees. Where philosophers have …

Paleontology

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Use Bacteria as Living Hard Drives

A data dump with a difference.<p>Computers are becoming more like living beings, and now it looks like living beings are becoming more like computers. …

Genetics

Why scientists would want to build a human genome from the ground up

But such a science fiction scenario is not what the work is all about, researchers and entrepreneurs who attended the meeting told STAT.<p>Synthesizing genomes should help scientists better understand the fundamentals of biology and disease, they said.<p>Here, STAT looks at the promise (and perils) of …

Genetics

Antibiotics will stop working at a 'terrible human cost', major report warns

Urgent action is needed to control the use of antibiotics before they cease to work, leaving a number of major conditions untreatable and causing …

New Evidence Suggests That Limbs and Fins Evolved From Fish Gills

Over a century ago, scientists discarded a proposed theory that human limbs evolved from gills, given the lack of evidence in the fossil record. That …

DNA evidence shows that salmon hatcheries cause substantial, rapid genetic changes

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study on steelhead trout in Oregon offers genetic evidence that wild and hatchery fish are different at the DNA level, and …

Here’s how most Americans actually feel about editing the genes of unborn babies

They expressed the strongest disapproval for editing genes to create "designer babies" with enhanced intelligence or looks.<p>But the poll, conducted by STAT and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found that people have mixed, and apparently not firm, views on emerging genetic techniques.<p>US …

Genetics