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Humans Just Landed A Probe On A Comet For The First Time In History

Well, we, being the European Space Agency, landed a small probe on comet 67P/Churyumox-Gerasimenko, seen on the right.<p>Wednesday, Nov. 12, was a history-making day for humans in space, and the culmination of a 10-year project that has already taught us much about our solar system.<p>Ten years ago, the …

Space

MH370 Families Furious Over Malaysia Airlines Official's Remarks

SYDNEY — Australia on Tuesday said it remained committed to searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 after comments by one of the airline's directors suggesting the plane would be declared officially "lost" angered passengers' families. Malaysia Airlines commercial director Hugh …

Malaysia Airlines

Black holes may be destroying stars at the center of the Milky Way

Researchers believe dark matter has built up inside these stars, causing the pulsars to collapse<p>Dark matter may have turned spinning stars into black holes near the center of our galaxy, researchers say. There, scientists expected to see plenty of the dense, rotating stars called pulsars, which are …

Newly Discovered Dwarf Planet Hints at 'Super Earth' in Far Reaches of Solar System

There's more to the solar system beyond Pluto's orbit. Researchers have discovered a new dwarf planet nearly 7.5 billion miles away from the sun.<p>Even …

How To Make Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

<b>Prepare your work space.</b> Place a cutting board for the banana slices to your left. In front of you arrange bowls for the toppings and leave a space …

Dessert

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

Ten chemicals of major public health concern

Chemicals are part of our daily life. All living and inanimate matter is made up of chemicals and virtually every manufactured product involves the …

Chemicals

Why Doesn't Everybody Buy Cheap, Generic Headache Medicine?

Why does anyone buy Bayer aspirin — or Tylenol, or Advil — when, almost always, there's a bottle of cheaper generic pills, with the same active ingredient, sitting right next to the brand-name pills?<p>Matthew Gentzkow, an economist at the University of Chicago's Booth school, recently tried to answer …

World’s first malaria vaccine on course for 2015

Encouraging results from the longest and largest trial of a malaria vaccine could see the world’s first anti-malaria jab approved by 2015. The …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

11 April 2018<p>Some restaurants celebrate customers’ special occasions by planting burning sparklers onto food, showering it with sparks. Sparklers …

HIV infection figures tumbling around the world

HAPPY days! Although HIV is still at large, it’s on the back foot.<p>Figures released this week by the United Nations AIDS agency show that the annual …

Spinal fluid test may predict Alzheimer's - Futurity

Tests on brain and spinal fluid could soon mean earlier treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—years before …

Alzheimer's Disease

Processed Meat Reduces Male Fertility

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that men who eat at least half a portion of processed meat a day—including bacon, hamburgers, sausage, and hot dogs—corrupt the size and shape of their sperm cells and reduce their fertility.<p>Scientists are not sure why this occurs, but …

Processed Meat

Stomach cells naturally revert to stem cells

New research has shown that the stomach naturally produces more stem cells than previously realized, likely for repair of injuries from infections, …

Hopes for breakthrough in triple-negative breast cancer treatment

Sydney team has produced a treatment for the aggressive cancer based on a combination of two drugs already in use<p>Australian researchers are optimistic they have found a way to treat triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive disease that mainly affects younger women.<p>Although still being tested on …

Super Sugar Keeps Naked Mole Rats Cancer-Free

Although they are quite ugly and confined to a life underground, naked mole rats have at least one attribute that other animals, even humans, might …

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

Scientists closer to Alzheimer's cure

Scientists said they may have developed a drug that could work against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other brain disorders that share a similar mechanism.<p>Still at a very early and experimental stage, the drug blocks disruption of the brain's defence system, something that boosts neurodegenerative …

Tiny Lab-Grown Heart Beats On Its Own

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, and doctors have struggled to find effective treatments. Heart failure, an …

An Interactive Map Of The Brain

Time to play "name that cortex."<p>Can you point out the small squiggle of gray matter that makes up the brain's motor cortex? Or how about the eye fields, which control visual attention and eye movements? No? Take a look at this handy interactive infographic created by Open Colleges, an Australian …

Maps

Scientists grow miniature human brain in a lab

'Cerebral organoids' model development of the mind in human embryo<p>Scientists have long been taunted by the human brain. After all, the very organ that gives us knowledge remains largely unmastered — something President Obama has set to rectify, in part, with an ambitious effort to map the brain. An …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

Could 'custom' starch ward off type 2 diabetes? - Futurity

Inserting "guest" molecules into the natural structure of potato starch could slow the down the release of glucose during digestion, new research …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Medicine

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20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …