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Single-cell transcriptomes from human kidneys reveal the cellular identity of renal tumors

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

A Simple Sporting Lie Is All It Takes to Make Men Act Like Players

A new study exposes sexually opportunistic males.<p>Humans love sports because winning feels awesome. After a big victory, we feel compelled to indulge …

Psychology

Carl Zimmer: ‘We shouldn’t look to our genes for a quick way to make life better’

<b>Carl Zimmer</b> <b>is a rarity among professional science writers in being influential among the scientists on whose work he writes and comments – to the extent that he has been</b> <b>appointed as professor adjunct</b> <b>in the</b> <b>department of</b> <b>molecular</b> <b>biophysics and</b> <b>biochemistry at Yale University. Zimmer has just published</b> …

Genetics

Marvin Minsky and Artificial Neural Networks

Marvin Minsky at OLPCb (1927-2016)<p>On August 9, 1927, American biochemist and the founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Project <b>Marvin Minsky</b> was …

Artificial Intelligence

The unique elephant brain

Today is World Elephant Day. Here’s a look at how unique brain structures – different from those of any other mammal – are responsible for elephants’ …

Neuroscience

Heavens to shine with new ‘star’ as first space sculpture prepares for launch

Look up into the night sky towards the end of October and you may catch sight of a brand new ‘star’ twinkling in the cosmos.<p>The tiny speck of light is not the offspring of a seething nebula, but the world’s first space sculpture, which will orbit the Earth for three weeks this autumn.<p>The length of …

Space Exploration

Magic Leap One AR headset is out now for $2,295, but not everywhere

Floating holograms. Space-age goggles. The Magic Leap One, the mysterious augmented reality headset, has been promised for so many years, it's started to seem as unreal as the worlds it supposedly creates. We're here to tell you: Magic Leap is a real thing. Its debut headset is now available to …

Augmented Reality

These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals—but unlike any known today

So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up …

University of Cambridge

Paranoid Thoughts Linked to Political Differences in Study on Social Threat

"Being alert to social danger is key to our survival."<p>The widening political gulf between conservatives and liberals will be the defining pillar of …

Psychology

Island living can shrink humans

Living on an island can have strange effects. On Cyprus, hippos dwindled to the size of sea lions. On Flores in Indonesia, extinct elephants weighed …

Asia

Genome Study Upends Understanding of How Language Evolved

Research casts doubt on the idea that a gene linked to language evolution is special to modern humans

Anthropology

Science is Reducing Plastic Pollution in our Food Chain. Here's How.

The Earth needs all of our help to stay clean! Here’s one way we can all make a difference, and two ways science is reducing plastic pollution.

Pollution

Engineers use CRISPR to create a new species with just one chromosome

<b>CRISPR “MAGIC.”</b> Thought your baker’s yeast could never do anything more exciting than make bread rise? Well, think again. Two teams have remixed your …

Genetics

Scientists may have found a safer gene editing enzyme

Researchers say they've discovered why the enzyme Cas12a may be safer and more precise than Cas9 in most cases to use with the gene editing tool, …

Genetics

Which Vision Of Farming Is Better For The Planet?

Farmers face a growing dilemma. Specifically, a food-growing dilemma.<p>How do you feed an increasing number of people without harming the environment?<p>As it turns out, growing as much food as possible in a small area may be our best bet for sustainably feeding the world's population, according to new …

Farming

These tiny, stretchy speakers and microphones let your skin play music

If you’re prone to forgetting your headphones, new wearable technology that could turn your skin into a speaker should be music to your ears. Created …

Headphones

The bottom line: "We don’t focus enough" on climate change

James Clapper, director of national intelligence under President Obama, cites "the range of issues that arise from climate change" as a national …

Climate Change

Europe Deals A Blow To CRISPR Technology, U.S. Approves 'Bleeding' Veggie Burger

Last week was a momentous one for the future of genetically engineered foods, both in the U.S. and in Europe. On July 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Impossible Burger, an all-veggie burger that "bleeds" and sizzles just like meat. The burger's star ingredient — a protein …

Organisms

Ancient 'Hobbit' Study Reveals an Island That Forced Humans to Shrink Twice

No one is sure what happened on the island of Flores.<p>On the Indonesian island of Flores, there lives a group of people known as the Rampasasa …

Humanity

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

This Woman of Science And Art Was a Pioneer, And Nearly Forgotten

Time to remember.<p>Orra White Hitchcock had an unusual knack for translating science into arresting, informative images.<p>Chances are, though, that you …

Art

A High School Senior Casually Reverse-Engineered eBay in a Hackathon

"She's remarkable. She's going to change the world, no doubt."<p>When Megan Cui, a rising senior at William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio entered her …

High School

Grieving Orca Carries Dead Calf for More Than 3 Days: ‘She’s Just Not Letting Go’

Her dead calf resting on her nose, an orca has swum in mourning for more than three days in the Pacific Northwest.<p>The calf died Tuesday morning, half an hour after it was born off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, to a 20-year-old whale called J35. It was the first calf known to have been …

Animals

Magical Mockups Bundle from Pixelo

Get over 700 unique mockups with an extended license and a discount of 99%.Now you can add some magic to your designs with this huge bundle of more …

Graphic Design

Loner Study Reveals the Biological Reason Isolation Isn’t Always a Problem

Going it alone might help some species survive.<p>Most of us have been taught that a preference for being alone is a bit of a red flag, even if research …

Psychology

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

CROOKS CORNER, South Africa (AP) — Africa's ancient baobab, with its distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life," is under a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years.<p>Nine of the 13 oldest baobabs, aged between 1,000 and 2,500 years, …

South Africa

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

Ghostly particle caught in polar ice ushers in new way to look at the universe

If astronomers are right, a ghostly particle that lit up an instrumented swath of ice beneath the South Pole on 22 September last year was a …

Spiders Can Fly and They Don't Even Need Wings, Study Claims

Oh, good.<p>Good news for your nightmares: Spiders can fly. Despite not having wings, new research shows that spiders have the ability to propel …

Spiders

How Will Future Civilizations Survive the Accelerating Expansion of the Universe?

If you think we have problems now, just wait a few billion years, when the accelerating expansion of the Universe triggers an energy crisis of …