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3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a …

Wearable Tech

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Consciousness

These are 15 of the best photos scientists took in 2017 — and they show the world in stunning ways

Scientists explore the most unique corners of our world. They survey the frigid waters underneath the edge of Antarctica, watch polar bears circle as they look for a patch of ice to rest on, and gaze up at the stars from the high altitude Chilean desert.<p>They're able to capture some pretty stunning …

Breakthrough migraine therapy cuts number of attacks in half

For a condition that affects nearly 15 percent of the world's population, there are remarkably few effective treatments for migraine sufferers. A new …

Prosthetics

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

Astronomy

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

Astronomers spot oldest galaxy ever detected by looking back in time 11 billion years

You already know that humans are newbies when it comes to the age of the universe — in fact, “new” doesn’t adequately describe the incredibly brief …

Hubble's Discovery of Weird "Wobbling Galaxies" Sparks New Dark Matter Mystery

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s only fitting that astronomers have spotted some galaxies behaving <i>very</i> strangely. New research based on NASA and …

Dark Matter

A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

When Harvard physician Monique Tello looks at the typical American breakfast, she said, it makes her "want to cry."<p>"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post.<p>Think about it — most blueberry …

A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean — here's what's down there

The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for "no one") and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. Most precisely, its exact coordinates are 48 degrees 52.6 minutes south latitude and 123 degrees 23.6 minutes west longitude.<p>The spot is about 1,450 nautical miles …

Want to see stars collide? It'll cost you

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you have even the smallest interest in science, you couldn't miss this week's big excitement. The LIGO and Virgo collaborations, along with a very loose worldwide association of scientists and astronomers, announced that they had observed ripples in space and faint light in powerful …

World's Newest Ridiculously Big Radio Telescope Has Made Its First Discovery

That was FAST.<p>A little over a year since its completion, China's 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short) has just made its first …

Universe

Scientist Find Treasure Trove of Giant Black Hole Pairs

For decades, astronomers have known that Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) reside at the center of most massive galaxies. These black holes, which …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Satan's enigma: 'Possessed' nun's 17th-century letter deciphered

A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered. Scientists used a deep-web code breaker to read the letter.<p>The message — indeed devilish — describes God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as "dead weights," the …

One of The Brightest Stars in Our Sky Is Spinning Nearly Fast Enough to Destroy Itself

Whoa.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a fast-rotating star emitting polarised light, a phenomenon that was first predicted over 50 years …

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Your routines might be screwing with your body. Here's how to fix it.

When to eat, drink, sleep, and think deep thoughts.<p>You might think you’re in control of your schedule, but your body evolved to follow a natural rhythm. Sticking closer to that routine can help keep you in tiptop shape.<p>Drink coffee<p>Sipping caffeine is best done early in the day. Imbibed later, it …

Sun unleashes most powerful solar flare since 2006

Two powerful solar flares erupted from the surface of the sun on Wednesday, disrupting radio communications on Earth's day side. And we might see …

Astronomy

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Stellar corpse sheds light on origin of cosmic rays

The origin of cosmic rays, high-energy particles from outer space constantly impacting on Earth, is among the most challenging open questions in …

Soon, broken bones could be fixed using gene therapy and microbubbles

Better Than Bone Grafts<p>Fixing broken limb bones after serious injuries can challenge even the most skilled orthopedic surgeons. Too much bone loss …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

What Happens When Two Neutron Stars Collide? Scientific Revolution

Late last week, as some staff astronomers embarked on trips to see Monday’s solar eclipse, two of NASA’s space-based observatories—Hubble and Chandra …

Space

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

There’s something very hard heading towards Uranus, scientists believe

Scientists have long suspected it, but there is something very, very hard near Uranus – rains of solid diamonds to be precise.<p>Stanford researchers …

The Secrets of Neutrinos, One of the Strangest Particles in the Known Universe

<i>Brian Koberlein is bringing the story of science to the world. His Kickstarter project — a television series called Big Science — recently garnered</i> …

Astronomers map alien supermassive star Antares; all you need to know

The researchers used European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) in Chile to map Antares.<p>A supermassive alien star …