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Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound

New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

A crisp intro to CRISPR, the gene-editing tool shaking up science

A world free from malaria, full of woolly mammoths<p>CRISPR may be that rarest thing in science: a genuine breakthrough.<p>The young DNA editing tool has dominated science headlines for months, as a mounting pile of studies highlight its potential to fight deadly diseases and customize organisms. It's …

Genetics

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Architecture

GM adenovirus used by doctors to attack tumor cells

Researchers in Argentina say they have genetically modified an adenovirus - which can cause colds, conjunctivitis and bronchitis - to home in on cancer, killing tumor cells in patients without harming healthy tissue.<p>Scientists have long been intrigued by the idea of using viruses to alert the …

Immunotherapy

Hawaii: Here's a rare chance to trek inside a lava tube at Kilauea volcano

What does the inside of a lava tube look like? Find out on a trek that goes deep within the cave-like structure of hardened lava formed centuries ago by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.<p>Treks to the Puapoo lava tube at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will open to the public this year only in celebration of …

How scientists fell in and out of love with the hormone oxytocin

Scientists ​believed a whiff of the​ chemical could increase trust between humans. Then they ​went back and checked​ their work.<p>Would you trust a stranger with a packet filled with notes detailing your sexual secrets?<p>In 2010, psychologist Anthony Lane and his colleagues at Catholic University of …

Psychology

What Science Is Learning From Chocolate-Coated Candy

With research that will make you wish you had studied a little harder in high school science class, engineers at MIT have revealed some …

3tags.org

Fish Spotted Hiding Inside Of A Translucent Sea Creature

The alien world of the deep sea has some very odd inhabitants.<p>Photographer Wayne MacWilliams dove into the waters off the coast of Singer Island in …

Fish

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

Microbiology

Take a look inside the most powerful physics machine on Earth

They've succeeded more than once already. In 2012, scientists at CERN discovered the Higgs boson, and just last month the organization announced that they'd found a new class of particles known as pentaquarks.<p>The LHC, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has made all …

Physics

Researchers find 'simple' methods to prevent heart attacks and stroke worldwide: Statins and antihypertensives studied

Statins and antihypertensives studied<p>Three studies involving 228 centers looking at the effects of the three treatments in people at intermediate …

Medical Research

Scientists are warning of a ‘superstorm’ climate shift that could happen within decades

Climate scientists are warning the threat of global warming could be even more dangerous than previously believed, suggesting "killer storms", the rise of sea levels and the "disintegration" of large parts of the polar ice sheets can happen sooner than thought.<p>The paper<i>, Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise</i> …

Climate Change

Cure for HIV and AIDS could be only a few years away after scientists prove they can snip away the virus

A cure for HIV and AIDS could be just a few years away after scientists proved they can snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the …

Woman allegedly persuades neighbor to shoot down legal drone

Technically Incorrect: In Oklahoma, a construction company is using a drone to inspect a property. A neighbor allegedly doesn't like that.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Now that drones have to be registered with the Federal Aviation …

Drones