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Gezielte Hilfe statt Großangriff

Phagen infizieren Bakterien – und setzen sie außer Gefecht. In der Medizin winkt ihnen jetzt eine echte Karriere, weil viele Antibiotika nicht mehr …

Echo des Urknalls: Nicht einmal Einstein hätte sich das vorstellen können

<b>Manche Kommentatoren vergleichen die jetzt bekannt gegebene Bestätigung der Existenz von Gravitationswellen mit der Entdeckung des Higgs-Bosons am</b> …

Meteoriteneinschlag: Brachte Dunkle Materie die Dinosaurier um?

Randall und Reece bringen nun einen weiteren Vorschlag ins Gespräch, der in verschiedentlicher Form auch schon länger diskutiert wird [5, 6]. Demnach …

Epigenetik: Vaters Erbsünde

"Warum ist das allen brillanten Genetikern in hundert Jahren nicht aufgefallen?"<p>Die Öffentlichkeit nahm erst Mitte der 2000er-Jahre Notiz davon, …

Falsches über den Weltraum: Die 10 populärsten Irrtümer der Astronomie

Is The Super Potent New Opiate Painkiller Zohydro Just Too Dangerous?

A new opiate painkiller with 5 to 10 times the power of Vicodin, set to hit the market in March, could trigger a disastrous spike in overdoses and deaths, says a powerful coalition of doctors, lawmakers, and addiction specialists.<p>In a strongly worded letter that could be titled “Just Say No to …

Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

The powerful painkiller Zohydro is scheduled to hit U.S. markets this week, but health care advocates are desperately pushing for a last-minute …

Medicine

A Dangerous New Painkiller Is On The Market, And Drug Addicts Are Cheering

Drug addicts are excited about a powerful and controversial new painkiller that just came on the market.<p>Zohydro is being marketed to chronic pain patients and contains a high dose of pure hydrocodone, the painkiller drug that's in Vicodin. It's meant to be released slowly over a 12-hour period …

A Dangerous New Painkiller Is On The Market, And Drug Addicts Are Cheering

Drug addicts are excited about a powerful and controversial new painkiller that just came on the market.<p>Zohydro is being marketed to chronic pain …

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Comics

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

World of Science in Pictures

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …