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Bristol university chemistry lab evacuated in explosive scare

A university building was evacuated after a student accidentally made the same explosive that was used in the Paris terror attacks.<p>The University of Bristol said triacetone triperoxide (TATP) was “unintentionally formed” in its chemistry laboratory on 3 February.<p>Police, fire service and bomb …

Chemistry

12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs

Move over, Einstein.<p>Can you name five female scientists from history?<p>Maybe you named one, or two. Chances are you remembered Marie Curie, the famed two-time Nobel Laureate whose work led to the discovery of radioactivity. Yet there are hundreds of female scientists whose work has been foundational …

Posters

Pioneering female astronomer Vera Rubin who helped discover dark matter dies aged 88

A pioneering female astronomer died on Christmas Day.<p>Vera Rubin, 88, passed away on Sunday night of natural causes, her son Allan Rubin confirmed.<p>She …

The Insane Science Behind the Northern Lights

Everyone recognizes a picture of the Northern Lights, but not many of us know what causes these epic displays of color in the night sky. Fewer still …

Scientists Are Using the Enzyme That Makes Fireflies Glow to Track Brain Cells

Researchers are making the human brain “glow in the dark” to learn more about neural networks.<p>Fireflies and other bioluminescence-producing species (e.g. bacteria, jellyfish, worms, sharks) create light through a chemical reaction in their body catalyzed by an enzyme called luciferase. Now, a team …

Scientists Take Big Step Toward Being Able To Repair Brain Injuries

They’ve successfully completed a neuron transplant in mice.<p>Scientists have long been working toward a day when a traumatic injury or stroke doesn’t cause brain cells to be permanently lost.<p>Executing this extremely difficult task would involve figuring out how to transplant new neurons into brain …

Neuroscience

Scientists Race To Save America's Forgotten 'Underwater Rainforest'

When you think of a “biodiversity hotspot,” Chattanooga, Tennessee, might not be the first place that comes to mind.<p>But Chattanooga, and the rest of the Southeast, deserve to be known as hotspots for aquatic species of all varieties: the region is home to nearly 50% of the native freshwater fish …

Conservation

Quantum Computing With Diamonds: Researchers Create A Single-Chip Quantum ‘Bridge’

The race to build a scalable and viable quantum computer is driven by the thirst to create an extremely fast and powerful device — one that would …

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Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory

Vitamins A and C aren't just good for your health, they affect your DNA too. Researchers at the Babraham Institute and their international …

Genetics

Does Dione Have a Subsurface Ocean?

<b>A new analysis suggests that a subsurface ocean might lie deep beneath the crust of Saturn’s moon Dione.</b>We often think of water as rare, but the …

Astronomy

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Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Scientists Are Keeping An Eye On A Little-Known Virus

When an 8-year old boy showed up at his school's clinic in rural Haiti with a low-grade fever and abdominal pain, he was told he had typhoid and given medicine to treat it.<p>But blood tests showed something else: Mayaro, a mosquito-borne virus that may now be circulating in the Caribbean.<p>The Haitian …

Public Health

Molecule-sized motors get the chemistry Nobel

Three researchers share award for work on the border of chemistry and mechanics.<p>The machines we're familiar with operate on some pretty obvious …

Atoms

Where Nobel winners get their start

Undergraduates from small, elite institutions have the best chance of winning a Nobel prize.<p>There are many ways to rank universities, but one that’s …

The world's most valuable scientific books and manuscripts - an overview of the marketplace

It's been a fascinating journey analyzing the world's most valuable scientific documents and manuscripts, and it illustrates both how far science has …

Are the Nobel Prizes Missing Female Scientists?

The Nobel Prize has a woman problem.<p>A total of 203 people have won the Nobel Prize in physics, but only two were women (Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria …

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'Cannonballs' of plasma the size of Mars seen racing from a mystery star

The Hubble Space Telescope has had another result. The giant space viewer has now spotted "superhot blobs of gas" emerging from a distant star system.<p>…

Charlotte summer camp helps girls crack into the male-dominated science world

School is out for the summer, but the girls at Project Scientist – an all-girls science camp in Charlotte – have a test to take.<p>The challenge before …

Nine essential tips to save on higher education

College and grad school are unavoidably expensive, but there are ways to lower the burden. Financial aid is just the start.<p>You don't need reminders …

Could being a bookworm help you live longer?

There's some good news for people who enjoy reading. New research from the Yale School of Public Health suggests bookworms live longer lives.<p>The …

High School Summer Research Program Seeks to Foster Diversity in Science

For Constance Bailey, a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), participating as a science adviser in an intensive summer …

Education

Here's how competition makes peer review more unfair

A scientist can spend several months, in many cases even years, strenuously investigating a single research question, with the ultimate goal of …