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Australia: Drug that melts cancer cells approved for human use

A drug that may melt away cancer cells has been approved in Australia for use in patients with a type of leukaemia who have not responded to existing …

Researchers identify crucial weakness in cancer cells: BTN LiveBIG

In any fight, you look for your opponent’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities, the chink in their armor that allows you the upper hand. The battle …

Rocket Crafters, Inc. Granted Patent for 3D Printed Fuel Grains for Hybrid Rockets

We’ve heard a lot about 3D printed rockets and rocket components over the last few years, thanks largely to NASA’s ongoing efforts to create the …

Two stars will collide in 2022 in an event that'll be visible to the naked eye, astronomers predict

A group of scientists and students led by Calvin College professor Larry Molnar are predicting a massive celestial event that, if accurate, will be …

Apocalypse avoided: Earth just escaped an asteroid hit! And you weren't even aware of it

A small asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was detected by space scientists on January 7, 2017, it passed Earth on January 9, 2017 at 1247 GMT (0747 EST).<p>A …

Synthetic gene circuits: Insulin self-regulation

Altmetric: 12<p>More detail<p>News & Views<p>Nobuhiro Shojima<br>• & Takashi Kadowaki<p>Diabetes<br>• Genetic circuit engineering<br>• Insulin signalling<br>• Synthetic biology<p>A …

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A Star Heading This Way Could Knock Millions of Asteroids Towards Earth

Incoming... slowly.<p>Researchers have known for a while that a star called Gliese 710 is headed straight for our Solar System, but they have now worked …

Universe

Direct communication between cell's surveillance and protein synthesizing machinery eliminates genetic errors

New research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine describes a mechanism by which an essential quality control system in cells …

Genetics

Deepest X-ray image ever is chock-full of black holes - Futurity

Astronomers are getting their best look yet at black holes by studying the deepest X-ray image ever obtained.

Humans Really Are Made of Stardust, and a New Study Proves It

For decades, science popularizers have said humans are made of stardust, and now, a new survey of 150,000 stars shows just how true the old cliché …

Universe

This May Be the Best Explanation Yet For That Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’

New research suggests that Tabby’s star—the celestial object voted most likely to host an alien megastructure—is acting weirdly because it recently …

Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts— appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone — that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors.<p>But while our wisdom teeth are definitely …

Biology

Scientists Think They've Uncovered The 'Missing Element' Inside Earth's Core

The last 5%.<p>It’s well known that the innermost part of Earth is made mostly of iron (about 85 percent). Nickel accounts for about 10 percent. That …

Universe

Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars

Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, just about everyone has a scar they wish would just fade away.<p>And while there's not a whole lot that can be done for scars that are already there, researchers have figured out …

Cell Biology

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Botany

Here's What The Only Chinese Cars At The Detroit Auto Show Are Actually Like 

First off, I just want to say that even though a glovebox handle broke off in my hand in a sharp fracture of plastic, I think GAC’s line of cars is …

Detroit Auto Show

This three-mile-high skyscraper design is coated in self-cleaning material that eats smog

Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have already been brought to market, including smog-eating surfaces and retractable balconies.<p>The tower was concocted as part of the company's larger campaign …

Skyscrapers

3 Strong Stocks to Invest in the Driverless-Car Race

Driverless-car stocks are revving up for a record-breaking year. If you're on the hunt for a pure play on the trend, though, you're out of luck. There are essentially no publicly traded companies dealing exclusively in driverless cars. But at The Motley Fool, we're always on the lookout for …

17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017

It’s time to look ahead and predict how the web will evolve over the next 12 months. What trends should you be aware of, and how should you adapt …

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look More Expensive

Whether you have culinary talents or prefer to stick to takeout, we all dream of that gorgeous kitchen. But with all of the choices and options available to you, how do you create the perfect, high-end-looking kitchen? From the materials on the floor to the lights on the ceiling, we've got some …

Kitchens

Watch: Elon Musk geeks out on games

Although I’ve previously heard that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk enjoys watching HBO’s <i>Silicon Valley</i> and likes to bake cookies on weekends, I didn’t know he was into gaming too.<p>In this short clip of an interview between him and Y Combinator president Sam Altman about games, Musk recommends …

VR-ready gaming PC for $499 means this tech is getting affordable

AMD and CyberpowerPC promise a $499 desktop, as part of an Oculus Rift bundle.<p>The idea of an expensive VR headset can induce sticker shock in prospective virtual-reality gamers, with headsets running from $599 to $799 for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>But that's not as bad as the high-end gaming PCs …

Virtual Reality

Elon Musk loves Overwatch, but wants more from modern storytelling

“The old Mario games had incredible storytelling”<p>Elon Musk, billionaire CEO of major companies like SpaceX and Tesla Motors, is a known <i>Overwatch</i> fan. He reiterated his love for Blizzard Entertainment’s multiplayer shooter in the outtakes of an interview with Sam Altman, president of startup …

Tech world aims to tackle the mental health issue next

Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered. Mental health is a big focus in the tech …

Mental Health

Binge-watching is going to make your carbon footprint soar

Unless you've stayed faithful to your DVD collection, or avoided social media with Luddite gusto, you've likely noticed the soaring rise of digital …

Hackers steal data from 1.5 million user accounts after esports company refuses to pay ransom

Hackers continue to use ransomware to attack and extort businesses and other organizations, highlighting the dangers of failing to put up adequate cyber defenses.<p>E-Sports Entertainment Association, a company that hosts competitive video game tournaments, is among the latest to be hit. The gaming …