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Trump signs $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

President Trump signed a multi-billion-dollar arms and economic deal with Saudi Arabia Saturday in a move intended to strengthen the U.S.-Saudi …

Saudi Arabia

Researchers discover antibody that can help kill cancer cells

<b>New York:</b> Researchers have found that an antibody — originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis — can promote the …

Physics: A Perfect Clone is Impossible

No Cloning in Physics<p>Cloning used to be a science fiction staple until along came Dolly the sheep in 1996. However, cloning in biology isn’t the same …

Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken

The trio of mysterious spacecraft were idle for at least a year. Now they’re zooming toward foreign satellites again—and no one really knows why.<p>A …

Synthetic biology’s ties to our humanity let it elude definition

WHAT is synthetic biology? This question has vexed synthetic biologists and journalists alike since the discipline was named at MIT more than 15 …

Mexican mob attacks Russian over insults in Cancun

<b>A Russian man has been put into protective custody in hospital after he was attacked by a crowd of angry Mexicans in Cancun, authorities say.</b><p>Police rescued Aleksei Makeev, 42, on Friday night after the crowd stormed his apartment in the Caribbean resort.<p>The man had allegedly posted disparaging and …

Instagram Rated As The 'Worst For Young Mental Health'

A new poll has been published that suggests Instagram might not be doing a kindness to young people's brains, after it rated as the worst …

UK switches on the world's largest wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The turbines are taller than some skyscrapers at 640 feet and have 262-foot-long blades …

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

Large Area Telescope Instrument Proves its Worth as it Observes Billionth Gamma Ray

More than 200 pulsars have been discovered over the past nine years with thanks to the LAT (Large Area Telescope) instrument of Fermi satellite. Many …

A Radical Approach against Superbugs: Learn to Live with Them

LA JOLLA, Calif.—As her father lay dying of sepsis, Janelle Ayres spent nine agonizing days at his bedside. When he didn’t beat the virulent …

Are There Dark Matter Galaxies? ft. Sarah Pearson from Space with Sarah

One of the things I love about astronomy is how it’s rapidly changing and evolving over time. Every day there are new discoveries, and advancements …

Unsolved Mysteries That Scientists Just Can’t Get to the Bottom of

There are many unsolved mysteries of the Universe, many of which stem from physics. It’s not that scientists haven’t tried to unravel these cosmic …

NASA: Space Weather And Radiation Bubble Are Linked To Human Activity

This is an illustration of layers of radiation belts close to Earth that were produced as a result of Cold War high-altitude nuclear explosion …

American trees are migrating west, and no one knows why

That's weird, because scientists have long predicted that the effects of climate change would send species towards the poles in search of familiar climates, but since 1980, more eastern trees have been moving west instead of north.<p>And at this stage, it's not entirely clear why.<p>And the fact that …

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

Octopuses Can Edit Their Own Genes, So The Revolution Is Probably Coming

You may not know what coleoid cephalopods are, but you've definitely seen them in viral videos. They include octopuses, which can open jars from the …

Why we should be turning waste into fuel

Waste-to-fuel plants produce fuels from the combustible (energy-rich) materials found in waste from households and industry. Suitable materials …

What’s a safe distance between us and a supernova?

And how many potentially exploding stars are located within the unsafe distance?<p>A supernova is a star explosion – destructive on a scale almost …