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Free-Floating Cancer Cells Are Infecting Clams On The East Coast

Clams get leukemia too<p>Clams are threatened by predators who love seeing them served up on a plate drenched in butter and garlic, nestled in folds of fresh pasta--or splattered on a dock, if you happen to be a seagull. But a much more insidious threat to clams has emerged, in the form of cancer …

Singularity University Startup Miroculus developing blood test to diagnose most diseases at molecular level

Imagine a simple blood test that can tell you, at the molecular level, the exact type of disease you have and its severity before presenting any …

NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever

Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was …

100. CARL SAGAN: Pale blue dot

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth (click here to see it) taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft at a distance of 3.7 billion miles away. The …

Metamaterials remove heat and control its flow and direction

Factal Antenna Systems has filed patent on better methods for removing heat, and controlling its flow and direction. The technology uses tiny …

Pottery-using hunter-gatherer cooks from Japan

From an accompanying piece:<p>Pottery usage among hunter-gatherers was considered somewhat anomalous and counter-intuitive; fragile pots did not seem to …

L.A. 2013 - Documents - Los Angeles Times

On April 3, 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine pub­lished a 25-year look ahead to 2013. This year, USC pro­fess­or Jerry Lock­en­our is us­ing the series of art­icles in a gradu­ate en­gin­eer­ing class he teaches.

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Mapping the ‘fountain of youth’

Telomerase catalytic subunit, TERT (credit: Emskorda/Wikimedia Commons)<p>University of Copenhagen researchers and an international team have for the …