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'Jumping genes' may set the stage for brain cell death in Alzheimer's, other diseases

The latest round of failed drug trials for Alzheimer’s has researchers questioning the reigning approach to battling the disease, which focuses on …

Time crystals: New form of matter once thought to break laws of physics created by scientists

A new kind of matter – dubbed a “time crystal” – has been created by two teams of scientists in a feat once considered theoretically …

A New Era for Physics? With Creation of New Form of Matter, a Time Crystal, It Just Might Be

The atoms in a weird new phase of matter, called a time crystal, move in a pattern that repeats in time rather than in space.

This Ancient Stardust May Throw Off the Entire Cosmic Timeline

When we peer into the night sky, we are seeing into the past.<p>In the context of the universe, a couple thousand or million light-years of distance is …

Universe

IBM built an atomic hard drive

While the rush to keep pace with Moore's Law is getting rather "chaotic", researchers at IBM announced on Wednesday that they have drastically reduced the space required to store a bit of information down to that of a single atom.<p>This tiny advancement in storage technology, is a big deal. Given …

Scientists Finally Observed Time Crystals—But What the Hell Are They?

My first question was, “What is a time crystal?” Harvard graduate students Soonwon Choi, Joonhee Choi and postdoctoral researcher Renate Landig all …

Scientists Have Found ‘Time Crystals,’ A Bizarre New Form Of Matter

How much do we know about time? Not much, if you think about it. For the thing we value most of all, we’re largely ignorant of what time is and how time works (at least from a physics standpoint). But we’re slowly learning that time is much stranger than we thought, to the point where its oddities …

Fuzzy pulsars orbiting black holes could unmask quantum gravity

WANT to get to the bottom of one of the biggest mysteries in science? The best way might be to catch sight of a fast-spinning stellar corpse.<p>General …

IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom

In the never-ending quest to improve computing technology, IBM has just taken a big step smaller: It's found a way to store data on a single atom.<p>A hard drive today takes about 100,000 atoms to store a single bit of data -- a 1 or 0. The IBM Research results announced Wednesday show how much more …

Arthritis afflicts about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S., CDC report finds

About one in four adults in the United States suffers from arthritis, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs report published Tuesday.<p>Of the 54 million adults in the United States who have this debilitating condition, not all are elderly. About 60 percent of those …

Most boomers infected with liver-damaging hepatitis C virus do not know it

Few Baby Boomers have been tested for the liver-damaging hepatitis C virus, despite recommendations that all members of that generation have the blood test at least once, new research suggests.<p>The share of boomers who had the test barely budged in the two years after health authorities first …

Ebola vaccine tested on humans in UK trials

Researchers in UK are currently part of a worldwide effort to develop a vaccine for Ebola, so that it’s ready should another outbreak occur.<p>Victoria Derbyshire reporter Catrin Nye went to visit the Oxford Vaccine Group - a place where they are constantly looking for volunteers to trial new vaccines.<p>…

Canada spending $650-million on reproductive rights, including fighting global anti-abortion laws

In a sharp reorientation of Canada's foreign-aid strategy, the Trudeau government plans to spend $650-million on sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide – a move that could see Canada paying for a battle against anti-abortion laws in dozens of countries.<p>The three-year plan, announced by …

Skulls Found in China Are Part Human, Part Neanderthal

Newly uncovered skulls in China have both human and Neanderthal features, a mix that so far hasn’t been seen in a hominid fossil.<p>Writing in the …

Evolution

Paleontologists have a new theory for why some dinosaurs stood on two feet

Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have a new theory explaining why some dinosaurs stood on two feet instead of four – their ancestors' need for speed.<p>Earlier creatures called proto-dinosaurs originally walked on all fours, but at one point evolved to stand upright. That trait was passed …

Woman's Headache Turns Out To Be Live Cockroach in Her Skull

It took doctors almost an hour to extract it, and yes, there's a video.<p>In Russia, there's a saying for never knowing what metaphorical demons someone is battling: "You don't know what kind of cockroaches they have in their head."<p>Well, for one woman in Chennai, India, that saying turned out to be a …

How to determine a protein’s shape

ABOUT 120,000 types of protein molecule have yielded up their structures to science. That sounds a lot, but it isn’t. The techniques, such as X-ray …

Deep Learning

Porous 3D printed scaffolds help Rice University scientists tackle bone cancer

Feb 9, 2017 | By Benedict<p>Scientists at Rice University in Houston have used 3D printing to create porous, bone-like scaffolds that can be used to …

Drug Testing

Viral Science Experiment Shows The Magic Of Breast Milk

A microbiology student’s photo of breast milk fighting bacteria is blowing people’s minds<p>We’ve all been told that breast milk is great for babies. …

Antibiotics might kill gut bacteria that protect newborn lungs

Exposure to antibiotics in the womb could permanently weaken the immune system and make lung disease more likely, research in mice suggests.<p>A study …

How a sickle cell gene mutation hides diabetes

A routine diabetes test produces lower blood sugar readings in African Americans with sickle cell trait than in those without, new research shows. …

Diabetes

Bacteria can be engineered to produce electricity

This could help us with wastewater cleanup<p>Bacteria can be chemically engineered to produce electricity, according to new research. In the future, this kind of method could be used to help clean water in wastewater treatment plants.<p>Some bacteria generate electricity naturally as part of their …

World's most detailed pregnancy scan revealed and it could help spot abnormalities in more babies

An international team of researchers have captured the clearest images to date of a foetus.<p>The incredibly detailed footage was captured using computer-guided ultrasound technologies.<p>In the short clip, the foetus can be seen fiddling with its umbilical cord, turning its head from side to side and …

Prenatal Development

Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study

<b>Scientists who spent years listening to the communication calls of one of our closest ape relatives say their eavesdropping has shed light on the origin of human language.</b><p>Dr Adriano Reis e Lameira from Durham University recorded and analysed almost 5,000 orangutan "kiss squeaks".<p>He found that the …

In Studying Sick Fish, Scientists Trace History Of Fevers

Each year, fish farms produce a massive amount of carp — so much that if you put all that fish on one side of a scale, and all the people living in the U.S. on the other side, they'd pretty much balance each other out by weight.<p>But for the past couple of decades, carp have been plagued by a type of …

Fecal Transplant Therapy Improves Autism Symptoms, Study Finds

According to the CDC, one in five children in the US between the ages of three and 17 have some type of autism. More children have been diagnosed …

Cancer genes hide outside chromosomes

Cancer’s relentless progression and ability to develop drug resistance are some of its most feared characteristics. While treatments succeed at first …

Cancer