Satish Mummidi

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The Sweetest Cherry in the World Has a Sweet, Sad Story

If you've eaten cherries in the winter, when fruit from the southern hemisphere makes its way north, you know that cherries are sweetest in season, …

Wine & Spirits

These microscopic, 8-legged, Tardigrades can survive an apocalypse- Technology News, Firstpost

Darwin in his <i>Origin of Species</i> had coined the phrase 'survival of the fittest'. Little did he know that Tardigrades would be the answer in the quest …

Gravitational Lensing Is a Magnifying Glass Made by Gravity

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

When a tumor migrates to another part of the body, it makes cancer much more difficult to beat. A recently published study, investigating a …

All cancer patients should have their DNA tested to save lives, Chief Medical Officer says

Every cancer patient in Britain should undergo DNA gene sequencing to prevent the misery of misdiagnosis, needless hospital visits and ineffective chemotherapy, the Chief Medical Officer has said.<p>In her annual report, Dame Sally Davies, said it was time to end the ‘diagnostic odyssey’ which left …

Cancer

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

Your Horse's Cartilage Has Bling

Within the rubberlike cartilage that helps pad and protect your horse’s joints are tons of specialized cells and nutrients. Oh, and …

Crystals

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 25156<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

CRISPR

Researchers Uncover What Causes Cancer Cells to Spread and How We Can Slow It

Understanding Cancer Cells<p>Treating cancer can be tricky: for one, cancer cells tend to spread quickly, known as metastasis — a behavior which …

Why Humans Have Such Big Brains

The better to make friends with.<p>Humans are the only ultrasocial creature on the planet. We have outcompeted, interbred or even killed off all other …

The Brain

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

Secretary of 2 popes sheds light on their daily lives

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — St. John Paul II discussed stepping down as pope with his aides but was advised against it in the interest of the Catholic …

Pope Francis

Here's What Scientists Mean When They Say the Universe Could Be a Giant Hologram

The Holographic Universe<p>For decades now, scientists have been investigating the possibility that our Universe is, or once was, a giant hologram, …

Physics Proves No One Can Safely Text and Drive

Pretty much everyone agrees that distracted driving is bad. And the most common distraction just might be your phone. People seem convinced that they …

c seed develops the world's largest 4K widescreen TV

<b>luxury electronics specialist c seed develops the world’s largest 4K widescreen TV.</b> the c seed ‘262’ 4K TV’s world record diagonal length of 262 …

World Records

Quinoa's 'Seed Or Grain' Debate Ends Right Here

It's not as simple as you think.<p>There’s an innocent debate happening around quinoa. People can’t seem to decide whether it’s a grain or a seed.<p>There was a time when everyone called it a grain ― even we did back in 2013. Then there were many articles correcting the grain label, explaining that …

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

In 2015, a team of Scottish scientists announced they had found a way to slow the speed of light. By sending photons through a special mask, the …

Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer

This thing is bananas.<p>As well as studying what we can observe today, scientists rely on simulations to understand more about the past and future of …

Are Viruses Alive?

It's complicated.<p>Viruses have weirded us out since they were first discovered over a century ago, but are these microscopic protein pirates alive?<p>You …

The loss of Madagascar's unique palm trees will devastate ecosystems

Madagascar is a crucial diversity hot spot for palm tree species. 98% of the currently 204 known species do not occur anywhere else.<p>This high …

Quantum Questions Inspire New Math

In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.<p>Mathematics might be more of an environmental …

Scientists use machine learning algorithms to create a real-life Doodle God

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have taught computers to sift through the infinite possibilities of atoms in search of new materials. The computers use machine-learning to help scientists narrow their focus when combining atoms to create something entirely new.<p>This new research will …

3 Separate Experiments Report Signs of a Phenomenon Beyond The Standard Model of Physics

A 99.95% certainty.<p>A review of three separate experiments has turned up "remarkably similar" results, pointing to what researchers say is a strong …

Humans evolved 100,000 years earlier than thought and East Africa is not 'cradle of mankind', say experts

Humans evolved at least 100,000 years earlier than previously thought in Morocco, palaeoanthropologists have discovered, debunking the theory that the Rift Valley of Ethiopia was the ‘cradle of mankind.’<p>The world’s oldest Homo sapiens fossils - which could represent the first human family - were …

Hear the ‘chirp’ of gravitational waves passing through Earth

Researchers have announced the third detection of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of space and time.<p>Albert Einstein predicted gravitational …

Seven Ways To Be More Environmentally Friendly

American president Donald Trump has caused international outrage once again, this time for withdrawing the US from the 2015 Paris climate …

Sustainability

Worryingly, Scientists Managed To Create A 'Black Hole' Here On Earth

Is this a good idea?<p>If you thought that black holes were something that only existed in the furthest reaches of our universe where they can’t suck us …

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Neuron

Meet the "neighbourhood cell".<p>A new type of neuron has been discovered in rats' brains by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers that plays a key …

Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a …

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …