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Breakthrough Peanut Allergy Treatment Still Amazingly Effective After 4 Years

This is a serious step forward.<p>If you're one of those people who can't even be in the same room with a deadly food allergen such as a peanut, you …

Immunotherapy

New superbug-fighting antibiotics found in human breast milk

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," the pressure is on for scientists to develop new molecules, materials and methods to keep us from …

Cholesterol crystals are a sign heart attack is imminent, finds new study

Scientists have discovered a new symptom that could be a sign that a heart attack is imminent.<p>After examining materials that were blocking the …

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

A class of drugs known as CDK4/6 inhibitors, which have been approved for treating some types of breast cancer, may have much more to offer than …

Trans Fat Is (Almost) Out of Your Food. Here's What's Going In

Partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of artificial trans fat and an invisible mainstay of the American food industry for decades, are finally …

Nutrition

Chinese scientists genetically engineer purple rice rich in antioxidants

Plain white rice is pretty nutritionally empty, so if you want something a little healthier, it's probably worth sticking to other varieties like …

Climate Change Is Claiming yet Another Victim

Bad Timing<p>The impact of climate change has reached a new location: American backyards.<p>The arrival of migratory birds at northern breeding grounds …

Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?

The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries.<p>Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable …

From ancient oceans to modern hospitals: How one superbug became near indestructible

As the old saying goes, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger – and this could very well be the life motto of enterococci, superbug …

EpiPens should work at least a while past expiration dates

(Reuters Health) - It’s worth a shot to use an expired EpiPen, if that’s all you have, a new study suggests.<p>EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File …

Biomedicine

Why Bacteria Are More Threatening Than Ever

The stories are harrowing: people with simple cuts who get exposed to bacteria can end up with life-threatening, and sometimes even life-ending, …

Here's What Really Happens in The Skin When You Have Eczema

We're getting closer to an actual eczema cure, how cool is that?<p>Scientists have pinpointed a bunch of processes that go wrong in the skin for people …

Agriculture’s sustainable future

Written by The Economist Intelligence Unit<p>When world leaders met at the Paris climate talks in 2015, they signed a historically ambitious deal. After …

The Blob? First outdoor trial of genetically engineered algae conducted

Scientists have been tweaking algae in the lab for use in everything from making foam to making fuel to using it to clean up wastewater. But till …

UC San Diego

Meet The Food Lab Using Science To Understand The Joys Of Eating

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of NOW.</i><p>Ali …

Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

We've never seen bacteria killed like this before.<p>Two species of fungus isolated from a highly toxic mine pit in Montana have been thrown together in …

That viral 'diet drinks cause dementia' story reveals a bigger problem with how science gets reported

If you're reading this, chances are you've heard one or two scary-sounding stories about sweet drinks and brain health.<p>Either you heard that artificially-sweetened diet drinks cause dementia or that conventionally-sweetened ones shrink your brain. It all comes down to two studies published in two …

Plastic-eating caterpillars could help get rid of the world’s waste

If scientists can find the enzymes in the caterpillar’s digestive tracts that’s doing the eating<p>Plastic is fantastic. It’s cheap, durable, and doesn’t react to the usual organisms that break down organic matter. This has made it incredibly useful for the packaging industry, but has also led to …

This incredible vertical farm skyscraper could feed an entire town

This year's first place winner is the Mashambas skyscraper, a vertical farm tower that would be able to feed an entire town in sub-Saharan Africa. The conceptual skyscraper could also be disassembled, and moved to different locations where communities need it.<p>Designed by Polish architects Pawel …

Farming

Do you really choose what you eat – or do your gut microbes decide for you?

Most of us believe in free will, particularly when it comes to our eating habits. That’s why most people don’t regard obesity as a disease but rather …

Want to Fix Science’s Replication Crisis? Then Replicate

Every month or so, the media reports on the latest so-called superfood that will either cure or cause cancer. As a scientist and lover of social …

As global groundwater disappears, rice, wheat and other international crops may start to vanish

We already know that humans are depleting vital groundwater resources across the globe. But a new study shows one of the biggest causes of …

Agriculture

University uses 1,250 gallons of bad mayonnaise for power

Last December, Michigan State University was faced with quite the conundrum. Freezing temperatures compromised the stores of mayonnaise for its …

Which Is The World’s Most Spoken Language? Terpene. What’s That, You Ask?

China, the most populous country in the world, has close to one billion people that speak Mandarin. Spanish is spoken by a less than half that …

Great Barrier Reef 'cooking and dying' as seas heat up, warn scientists

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than two-thirds of the coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing "shocking" amounts of bleaching, new aerial surveys have revealed.<p>Back-to-back bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 have devastated a 1,500 km (900 miles) stretch of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Australian …

Great Barrier Reef

Heartbroken Scientist Admits the Great Barrier Reef is Now 'Terminal'

"We've failed."<p>The last thing the world needs now is more bad news, but unfortunately we can't ignore the fact that, after yet another mass bleaching …

This New Smartphone Screen Material Can Repair Its Own Scratches

Finally!<p>If you drop your phone and the screen shatters, you usually have two options: get it repaired or replace the phone entirely.<p>Chemists at the …

Having a Pet in The Family Could Help Prevent Obesity And Allergies in Children

Fur real.<p>Exposure to pets when babies are very young could help reduce children's risk of developing allergies and obesity later in life, according …