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Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Butterfly wings are the key to glare-free phone displays

Butterflies have proven to be a surprising source of inspiration for technology, and that trend isn't about to slow down any time soon. German researchers have discovered that irregular, nanoscopic structures on the glasswing butterfly's namesake transparent wings eliminate most reflections at any …

Prototypes

Iceland Volcano Eruption: So Far, So Good

With fire fountains shooting into the sky, and languid slow-pouring lava, Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano is a made-for-TV eruption (click the link to watch a live stream).<p>For a country with countless stunning geological features, volcanoes like Bárðarbunga can be a boon for tourism. ”Usually …

Eruption Relieves Pressure In Iceland, But Area Remains Active

<i>Update: Scientists in Iceland say that the effusive eruption released some pressure, reducing seismic activity, but that the overall situation remains active and more eruptions are possible.</i><p>Almost two weeks after a swarm of earthquakes began to signal the restless movement of magma beneath the …

Iceland volcano alert at red after small eruption

Iceland Met Office raises the alert to red following a small eruption but no volcanic ash was detected<p>A small eruption has occurred north of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano after nearly two weeks of earthquakes in the region but no volcanic ash has been detected, authorities said on Friday.<p>The …

Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights

A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths.<p>Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. …