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Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-ageing

UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help …

Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf

An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the ‘purest’ composition …

New Portal to Unveil the Dark Sector of the Universe

Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark …

Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

State-of-the-art sensors, such as MRIs and atomic clocks, are capable of making measurements with exquisite precision. MRI is used to image tissues …

Research proposes new theories about nature of Earth's iron

New research challenges the prevailing theory that the unique nature of Earth’s iron was the result of how its core was formed billions of years …

Liquid storage of solar energy – more effective than ever before

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy …

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, …

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. We experience ourselves as conscious beings, …

New computer software program excels at lip reading

Watch, Attend and Spell (WAS), is a new artificial intelligence (AI) software system that has been developed by Oxford, in collaboration with the …

Hubble discovery of runaway star yields clues to breakup of multiple-star system

As British royal families fought the War of the Roses in the 1400s for control of England’s throne, a grouping of stars was waging its own …

Solar storms trigger surprising phenomena close to Earth

Eruptions on the Sun’s surface send clouds of electrically charged particles towards Earth, producing solar storms that–among other things–can …

Running away from Einstein

Einstein’s theory of gravity may have to be rewritten, after researchers at the University of St Andrews found a gigantic ring of galaxies darting …

Astronomers observe a dying red giant star’s final act

An international team of astronomers has observed a striking spiral pattern in the gas surrounding a red giant star named LL Pegasi and its companion …

How Artificial Intelligence and the robotic revolution will change the workplace of tomorrow

The workplace is going to look drastically different ten years from now. The coming of the Second Machine Age is quickly bringing massive changes …

Researchers create viruses to selectively attack tumor cells

Scientists at the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute and at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) lead a study in which they …

Dark Matter Less Influential in Galaxies in Early Universe

New observations indicate that massive, star-forming galaxies during the peak epoch of galaxy formation, 10 billion years ago, were dominated by …

42 is the answer

“Although the immune cells went into disarray in weightlessness, they reacted ultra-rapidly and came to a full recovery inside 42 seconds,” reports …

A new approach to the quantum measurement problem

Quantum mechanics is a probabilistic theory that does not describe individual events. Yet when we perform a single measurement, we find a …

Spiders Eat 400-800 Million Tons of Prey Every Year

It has long been suspected that spiders are one of the most important groups of predators of insects. Zoologists at the University of Basel and Lund …

New nano-implant could one day help restore sight

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the …

New model explains the formation of supermassive black holes in the very early Universe

Simulations performed using supercomputers demonstrate that the radiation from nearby galaxies can facilitate the formation of supermassive black …

Star discovered in closest known orbit around black hole

Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed …

There's a close association between magnetic systems and certain states of brain activity

Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven for the first time that there is a close relationship between several emerging phenomena …

How do animals see in the dark?

On a moonless night, light levels can by more than 100m times dimmer than in bright daylight. Yet while we are nearly blind and quite helpless in the …

'Blurred times' in a quantum world

In everyday life we are used to the idea that properties of an object can be known to an arbitrary precision. However, in quantum mechanics, one of …

Star clusters discovery could upset the astronomical applecart

The discovery of young stars in old star clusters could send scientists back to the drawing board for one of the Universe’s most common objects.<p>Dr …

What is Reality? Emergence Theory Tries to Explain

Emergence theory is a new physics model currently being developed by a Los Angeles based team of scientists. Emergence theory intricately – yet …

Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older people

Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter.<p>In the study, …

Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal

For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it’s been a long time between dinners. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found …