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Accenture, Biogen, 1QBit Launch Quantum Computing App to Accelerate Drug Discovery

Accenture and Biogen have developed a first-of-a-kind quantum-enabled molecular comparison app designed to speed up drug discovery for complex …

NASA gets better look at Mars lander crash site

European Space Agency's Schiaparelli didn't make a soft landing on the Red Planet. Now, a Mars orbiter has the first color images of the wreckage.<p>The European Space Agency had hoped to put its Schiaparelli lander on Mars last month to gather data on the planet's huge dust storms and test …

Surgeons use robot to operate inside eye in world first

British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye, potentially revolutionising the way such conditions are treated.<p>The procedure was carried out at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, where surgeons welcomed its success.<p>On completing the operation, …

Robotics

Carbon dioxide may soon be used to make fuel

<b>A newly developed, solar powered “leaf” mimics photosynthesis, converting CO2 into fuel.</b><p>Carbon dioxide is one of the main culprits of climate change, …

Cornell scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ITHACA, N.Y. – While the human race will always leave its carbon footprint on the Earth, it must continue to find ways to lessen the impact of its …

Carbon Dioxide Can Now Be Used As Fuel

Carbon dioxide is a huge problem due to its links to global warming and climate change.<p>Now a team of scientists have found a way to turn carbon …

The Top 10 Solar States & How Utilities Are Fighting Them

With three solar panels installed for every two Nevadans, Nevada now has more solar capacity per person than any other state. But, at the behest of NV Energy, the state also eliminated its net metering program last December, causing a whopping 93 percent decline in rooftop solar applications the …

Something's Making Siberia's Tundra Literally Bubble Under People's Feet

The earth is rippling.<p>The frozen plains of northern Siberia's tundra have been pretty weird over the past couple of years - scientists have spotted …

Global Warming

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Coffee Grinders

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

10 of the Most Beautiful Gardens You Will Ever See

The winning entries for Britain's International Garden Photographer of the Year are a true feast for the eyes.<p>There's little we love more than gazing over a lovely landscape — so the opportunity to view winning entries for Britain's International Garden Photographer of the Year is definitely one we …

England

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

Just What Physicists Wanted to See: Nothing

A new experiment lets physicists see the mirror reflections of zero-point energy.<p>"Nothing" is a hard thing to experiment with. While the nature of nothingness is among the most deeply strange and counterintuitive properties of the universe, to observe nothing in action—to measure and probe nothing, …

Mealworms Can Happily And Safely Eat Styrofoam

Say hello to my wriggly friend<p>Mealworms are those squirmy guys you took care of in science class or fed to a particularly hungry pet chicken or reptile. And new studies from Stanford suggest that these creepy crawlers could be incredibly good for the environment.<p>Two papers, published in</i> …

Bill Seeks (Again) To End Over-Use Of Antibiotics In Farm Animals

Antibiotic resistance is a big problem. Farmers know it. Consumer advocates know it. Doctors, the CDC, and the FDA all know it. You know it. And the …

As Appetite for Meat Grows, Farm Antibiotics Use Will Soar

Recently, it looked like antibiotic use in agriculture in the United States was trending down–the result of decades of pressure by consumers on companies such as McDonald’s and Perdue Farms. But a new analysis by academics who study antibiotic use predicts that the drugs may not actually be going …

Agriculture

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

Pride give lion whisperer a good morning hug

A pride of lions are captured on video greeting 'lion whisperer' Kevin Richardson with a hug.<p>The video shows self-styled "lion whisperer" Kevin Richardson standing in a grassy savannah in South Africa calling out for lions to come and greet him.<p>A female lion emerges, running, through the grass and …

Animals

Crime and punishment, Denmark style: Wooden pink pony and the most polite confrontation of a thief you will ever see

Its citizens were recently dubbed the happiest in the world, and with their fun-loving, gracious reputation it’s no wonder this petty criminal in …

Student who made £1,000 a night as high class escort to fund master’s degree ordered to pay £175,000 in tax

A student who made more than £300,000 as an escort to wealthy clients without paying a penny in tax has been ordered to hand over nearly £175,000 or …

US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban

Nasa is facing an extraordinary backlash from US researchers after it emerged that the space agency has banned Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, from a conference on grounds of national security.<p>Nasa officials rejected applications from Chinese nationals who hoped to …

Keys to Handling Life's Transitions

Sara had recently broken up with her long-term boyfriend and though it ended amicably she was now feeling adrift. But then much to her surprise she …

New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

Lightning was seen across much of southern England in the early hours of Tuesday. This photo was taken in Braintree, Essex, by Robert Ottery. Did you witness the thunderstorms? Send your pictures and videos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk, text them to 61124 (UK), or upload here: http://bbcnewsupload.streamuk.com/

This lightning strike in Great Addington, Northamptonshire, was caught on camera by Sven Roden. More pictures: http://bbc.in/162UNIR Did you witness the thunderstorms? Send your pictures and videos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk, text them to 61124 (UK), or upload here: http://bbcnewsupload.streamuk.com/

A scientist's view: equality, feminism and men's rights

The world is against men. This week a man was turned away from Legoland for not having a child, apparently to protect the families and children that …