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Researchers Now Know in Uncomfortable Detail Exactly What Chewing Does to Our Teeth

This is what eating does on the nanoscale.<p>A new study of the nanoscale particles making up tooth enamel has given scientists the closest look yet at …

Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

Biology

The last street dentists of India

These could be the first science textbooks students actually want to read

If you were bored to tears in high school science classes, these could be the books you wish you had.<p>On March 21, the New York Times reported that …

New York Times

23 Acts Of Smartass Vandalism That Made The World A More Hilarious Place

As we all know, vandalism is a CRIME, and 99 percent of the time it's ugly and dumb. But sometimes, vandalism can actually be hilarious. I mean, that …

Mosques on alert after imam murdered following evening prayers

Jalal Uddin found with serious head injuries in a children's play ground in Rochdale as police launch murder inquiry<p>Mosques in Rochdale have been urged to review security after an imam was murdered on his way home from evening prayers.<p>The man, named locally as Jalal Uddin, was discovered critically …

Crime

A Protein Found in Human Breast Milk Could Help Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Natural protection.<p>Scientists have transformed a key protein in human breast milk into an 'artificial virus' that seeks out and kills bacteria on the …

Breast Feeding

The biological wonders of this miniature marvel could jump-start an agricultural revolution that saves the world from drought-ridden starvation

These microscopic invertebrates are capable of surviving the most extreme conditions you could dream up, including prolonged desiccation and near-100 percent water loss, freezing and boiling temperatures, intense ionising radiation, and the vacuum of outer space.<p>Scientists have discovered that to …

Biology

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

19 impossibly detailed views of Earth from space at night

Nothing makes me feel more connected to the rest of the human race than seeing the Earth from space at night.<p>National borders vanish, and rivers of light unite our towns and cities into a single glowing tapestry.<p>Just look at this incredible view of Europe, sparkling with artificial light:<p>Er, wait a …

Sea Level

Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed

Protein complex offers explanation for how animals sense Earth's magnetic pull.<p>In the cells of fruit flies, Chinese scientists say that they have …

Biology
Silicon Valley

First synthetic biological leaf could allow humans to colonize space

In order for humans to live in outer space, they must have a steady supply of oxygen they can depend on. Now, instead of relying on plants that may …

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

Adele at the BBC, review: 'a stroke of genius'

The BBC hasn’t always marked the release of a globally anticipated album with good judgment. The biggest embarrassment was when U2 "took over" the corporation's radio stations for a day with their No Line on the Horizon record in 2009, culminating in the band playing inaudibly on the roof of …

Graham Norton

Pope claims Christmas is a 'charade' due to continued war across the world

The Pope said that the lights, parties, Christmas trees and nativity scenes of the season are a charade with so much "war and hate"<p>Christmas festivities will seem empty in a world which has chosen "war and hate", Pope Francis said Thursday.<p>"Christmas is approaching: there will be lights, parties, …

Half of tree species in the Amazon at risk of extinction, say scientists

If deforestation continues at current rate, 57% of the 15,000 tree species will be in danger, including Brazil nut, cacao and açai<p>More than half the myriad tree species in the Amazon could be heading for extinction, according to a study that makes the first comprehensive estimate of threatened …

Biodiversity

Artists Give New Life to Children's Monster Drawings to Encourage a Creative Path

The Monster Project aims to help young kids realize the power of imagination. Without rules or restrictions, elementary school students are asked to draw a monster. As they allow their imaginations to flourish, these children are encouraged to draw anything that comes to mind. The finished drawings …

Kids

NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college

NASA wants to send its 6-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot R5 (which also goes by the more intimidating name "Valkyrie") to Mars and other extraterrestrial locations. The agency originally designed the R5 for search-and-rescue missions, though, so to prepare the machine for a future of …

Scientists build atom-scale sub that moves at 'breakneck' speeds

There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so that's a pretty positive step towards "Fantastic Voyage." Mades at the same lab that developed "nanocars," …

26 brilliant examples of bathroom design done right

Yes to a bathtub with a view and a fireplace next to the toilet.<p>This tranquil bathroom made of stone, glass and wood.<p><i>Photo: imgur</i><p>With a suspended …

New York City

Everything That Made Daniel Craig's Bond Great Is Now Bringing Him Down

Spectre shows the limits of the iconic spy's gritty reinvention. Time for another reboot?<p>Daniel Craig's James Bond is my favorite James Bond, because he's the first one to really strive to seem dead inside.<p>It's something he pulls off while still doing everything a Bond should — wearing the hell out …

Incredible New Photos Show Moment NASA Rocket Exploded On Liftoff

The unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff in October in Virginia on its way to the International Space Station, resulting in incredible images released by NASA this week.<p>On Oct. 28, 2014, an unmanned NASA rocket saddled with cargo for the International Space Station exploded shortly …

Robots Will Make Leeds the First Self-Repairing City

"The idea is to create a city that behaves almost like a living organism."<p>Researchers in Britain want to make the first "self-repairing" city by 2035. How will they do this? By creating autonomous repair robots that patrol the streets and drainage systems, making sure your car doesn't dip into a …

Robotics

The countries most vulnerable to climate change know the least about how it will affect them

When world leaders meet in Paris this December to agree on measures to fight climate change, they will be amply armed with information about how rising global temperatures affect the developed world. But they’ll be considerably less informed about the potentially far more devastating effects …

Climate Change

Bugs Collected From Copenhagen Rooftop Document Effects Of Climate Change

Some of Denmark's insects already can't take the heat<p>What started out as a simple hobby of collecting insects from the roof of the Natural History Museum of Denmark ended up transforming into an extensive study of biodiversity and climate change. After 18 years and hundreds of thousands of insects …

Ecology

Ikea is turning kids’ drawings of imaginary friends into real toys

A dinosaur with a wry expression, a four-legged tiger, and a goofy pear-shaped cyclops. These are among the cast of characters of <i>Sagoskatt</i>, a new line of IKEA hand puppets and plush toys based on drawings of young children.<p>As part of its long-running charitable program, the Swedish furniture …

Kids

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, outside London – have already used the …

Cancer

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Physics