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11 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Failure

When we talk about failure, in between thinking it’s the best thing that could happen to us or that it’s the worst thing that could happen to us, we …

Gene Regulation, Illustrated

Perhaps you read <i>The New Yorker</i> article by Siddhartha Mukherjee on epigenetics last week. Or maybe you skipped straight-ahead to the critiques, in …

Deep-sea biodiversity map finds surprising varieties of life

A humble star-shaped creature that crawls across the floors of the seabed has helped a group of scientists that includes two Nova Scotian researchers …

Cells carry 'memory' of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists

A new study from King's College London offers clues as to why chronic pain can persist, even when the injury that caused it has gone. Although still …

Polymer makes your wrinkles disappear, because science (Tomorrow Daily 363)

How Zika moves from mother to infect fetus

Scientists say they have a clearer picture of how Zika virus infects a developing fetus, migrating from the mother’s bloodstream into the placenta, …

Public Health

Threatened Purple Starfish Now Doing Swimmingly Thanks To Population Surge

High-five!<p>The tide may be turning for a keystone species.<p>Scientists at Oregon State University announced in early May that they have found an abundance of baby ochre sea stars -- a starfish known for its brilliant purple and occasionally orange, red or brownish coloring -- in the Pacific Northwest. …

Harvard Scientists Create Wearable Exoskeleton That Brings Captain America One Step Closer To Reality

Harvard scientists have just designed a wearable robotic exoskeleton suit that could help restore movement to people with physical disabilities and …

Wearable Tech

How to trap sperm

New sperm-catching beads could someday help prevent pregnancy — or enable it.<p>Researchers created microscopic polymer beads that mimic unfertilized …

Eggs

Why this winter's El Nino was one of the strongest on record

Two years ago, climatologists were predicting a strong El Nino. But instead, we got a pretty average weather season during the 2014-15 winter.<p>It was …

Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer's decline

Print<p>Related<p>WASHINGTON - Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to …

Dementia

A piece of space junk chipped one of the Space Station's huge windows

The image itself is innocuous looking: A circular dent in a window of the station's Cupola against the blackness of space.<p>But the photograph, which …

Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science?

Too often education schools fail to provide future teachers with a robust knowledge of the science of how students learn, and in some cases even …

Education

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our …

When does conducting research on human embryos become unethical?

At what point should a scientist stop doing experiments on a human embryo in a petri dish?<p>For decades, the answer has been clear: 14 days after …

Terreform proposes an autonomous and self-sufficient city with New York City (Steady) State project

Vertical farms in mid-town Manhattan to produce food for 30,000 people.<p><b>Terreform, New York-based urban research studio and advocacy group led by</b></b> …

Genetic Analysis of Your Favourite Burgers Finds Some Not-So-Great Surprises

Hmmm, pretty sure rat DNA wasn't listed on the ingredients.<p>If you're a fan of burgers – and let's face it, a lot of us are – we have good news and …

Clean Energy 'Miracles' Remain Elusive — But Here's Why That Might Not Be a Problem | VICE News

Despite high-profile support from President Barack Obama, US funding for low-carbon energy research has stalled in Congress — but current technologies like wind and solar power keep plugging away.<p>The White House requested $7.7 billion in R&D funding for 2017, spread across a dozen federal agencies, …

This scientist just changed how we think about climate change with one GIF

Ed Hawkins spends his days doing, you know, climate science. A professor at the University of Reading in the UK, he has published widely on the overturning circulation in the north Atlantic Ocean, as well as trends for sea ice in the Arctic and how to predict future temperatures, among other …

Climate Change

How Poop Transplants Could Help You Lose Weight

Are freeze-dried fecal matter pills the future of dieting?<p>Cartoons often represent the inner workings of the body as a workplace comedy, with tiny people in hardhats representing red blood cells or whatever and the more we research the human microbiome—all the bacteria living on you doing essential …

Psychedelic Artists to Alter Your Sound Mind

Tokio Aoyama – Imaginative Psychedelia<p>Mixing the religious tradition, myths and spirits, with music influence of hip-hop and jazz, Tokio Aoyama is …

Is Germany green enough?

Abandoning fossil fuels is proving difficult. Germany is a role model around the world thanks to its switch to renewable energy. Now, green experts …

A common pesticide may be a menace to pollinators. Know how to protect them.

Many homeowners want to throw a lifeline to beleaguered bees and butterflies by planting pollinator gardens that will provide sustenance and habitat, but the unwitting use of insecticides may lure these beloved insects to their doom.<p>The worry is that a common type of pesticide known as …

Maybe It's Not Such A Great Idea To Bring People Back After Brain Death

The reasons have nothing to do with zombies<p>A trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of patients who have been declared clinically dead has been approved. Reanima Advanced Biosciences aims to use stem cells, injections of peptides, and nerve stimulation to reverse “brain death as …

James Martin

Starfish-like creatures reveal surprise about biodiversity in the deep ocean

Most of us are vaguely familiar with the brittle star -- the slender, five-armed cousin of the starfish. But perhaps you were not aware of how amazingly ubiquitous they are throughout all the oceans and seas on the planet.<p>This diverse group of animals can be found across the globe, from the poles …

Why the eastern coyote should be a separate species: the 'coywolf'

There is considerable debate and disagreement among scientists over what to call a canid inhabiting the northeastern United States. In the course of …

Scientists find that cancer can arise from changes in the proteins that package DNA - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A mutation that affects the proteins that package DNA–without changing the DNA itself–can cause a rare form of cancer, according to new findings in …

How scared or hopeful should we be in a warming world? | Clive Hamilton

Should we be optimistic that the Paris agreement can save us from serious climate change or is it too little too late? Clive Hamilton looks at both sides of the debate<p>For anyone who takes notice of the climate change debate, a mass of often-contradictory information comes flooding into our lives. …

WATCH: Water Bears Are Still Nature's Toughest Animals

Weird as hell.<p>Tardigrades, or water bears, are freaking strange. They're the only animals that can survive in the vacuum of space, they can go …