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Scientists discover 'new species' of dinosaur

Creature thought to be related to the Titanosaurs which could grow to 40 metres and weighed up to 90 tonnes.<p>Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of dinosaur which roamed the world 100 million years ago.<p>Nicknamed the Sibirosaurus, the creature is <b>thought to be related to the giant</b> …

Nasa reveals plans to produce breathable air on Mars

Science fiction came one step closer to becoming reality after scientists announced their plans to introduce oxygen to Mars’ atmosphere.<p>After sending …

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New Images From The Deep Ocean

On May 1, NOAA scientists completed a three-week exploration of the ocean floor. Here's a glorious breakdown of what they saw.<p>We spent much of April glued to a livestream of the deep ocean, filmed from a remotely operated vehicle piloted by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer. The expedition …

Win tickets for the amazing story of how the Higgs boson was found

The Collider exhibition reveals the dramatic experiment that led to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time<p>A mindboggling journey into the world of particle physics is coming to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester this month.<p>Having made its debut at the Science Museum in …

What is Newton's second law of motion?

It explains force, whichever way it is happening<p>Isaac Newton's laws of motion were first set down in his <i>Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis</i> in 1687. The first law states that an object will stay at rest or move with a constant velocity, unless it is acted upon by an external force. The …

This Plastic Is Made Of Shrimp Shells

It's called shrilk, and no, it won't cause allergic reactions.<p>There ain't no reason why we can't replace plastic with something biodegradable. Here's one option: a material called shrilk. It is made from a chemical in shrimp shells called chitosan, a version of chitin--the second-most abundant …

Invention Awards 2014: A Powerful, Portable, And Affordable Robotic Exoskeleton

Lift an extra 40 pounds with little effort<p>Surviving a stroke or debilitating injury is often the start of a very long ordeal. Physical therapy can be slow and strenuous with no guarantee of recovery. Robotic exoskeletons can sometimes provide the support a ravaged body needs to heal—and strength …

I Got It From My Momma: 4 Surprising Things To Thank Mom For

A love of garlic, onions and other strong flavors<p>Babies learn to taste and smell while still in the womb, and as they gulp mouthfuls of amniotic fluid, they become accustomed to flavors of mom’s food. According to a 2007 study in Pediatrics, flavors like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise and mint have …

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Why Do Birds Fly in Vs? Endangered Bird Solves the Mystery — NOVA Next | PBS

Reteach an old bird old tricks, and you might learn something.<p>That’s what happened when Johannes Fritz and his colleagues at an Austrian conservation …

Science Weekly podcast: DNA gains two new letters

For billions of years, life has been encoded in just four chemical letters. Not any more. Last week a US team announced that it had extended the alphabet of DNA by two letters. On the podcast, Guardian science correspondent <b>Ian Sample</b> talks to <b>Prof Jason Chin</b>, an expert in synthetic biology at the …

Kill Switches Will Save Your Smartphone

With smartphone theft on the rise, we need remote-wipe features more than ever<p>On an otherwise ordinary Saturday, someone grabbed Kristine Swartz’s iPhone from her gym locker. At first she was annoyed—phones are expensive and filing a police report takes time, with little hope of recovery—but then …

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Your science questions answered

QIf shampoo is designed to wash stuff out of your hair, how can "shampoo with conditioner" possibly work? asks Clifton Hughes<p>A Shampoo removes oil and dirt from your hair so at first glance it makes an odd bedfellow for conditioners, which provide an oil-based protective coating that allows hair …

Inmarsat offers airlines free global tracking to prevent another MH370

After the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the idea that a plane could simply vanish in an age of information seemed impossible. Satellite company Inmarsat is pledging to prevent the situation from happening again, and will offer tracking services to every passenger airline, free of …

New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it

Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice University has created a gel that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. The …

Astronomers Find a Sibling Star to the Sun

Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Kenny Alexander<p>David Lane<p>Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Kenny Alexander<p>Matt Jylha<p>Dennis Roscoe, …

Most detailed view yet of Milky Way's magnetic fields - Futurity

The Planck telescope is giving scientists "the most detailed picture yet" of the magnetic fields that shape the Milky Way.

Rare byproduct of marine bacteria kills cancer cells by snipping their DNA

(Phys.org) —Yale University researchers have determined how a scarce molecule produced by marine bacteria can kill cancer cells, paving the way for …

Most detailed view yet of Milky Way’s magnetic fields

Researchers have created a new map of the Milky Way’s magnetic fingerprint, the magnetic fields that shape our galaxy.<p>A new map of the entire sky …

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This dumbo octopus is cute!

Don’t think an octopus can be cute? Here’s one that is.<p>The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer spotted this dumbo octopus during its Gulf of Mexico 2014 …

Shorter Men Live Longer, Study Says

Live tall, die young.<p>It's nice to be tall, right? Sure, it's great... unless you want to become an astronaut, or a horse jockey, or an old man.<p>Ok, I'm joking on the last point. But a new study found an inverse link between height and longevity, finding that shorter men are more likely to live …

10-Foot Sea Level Rise Now Unstoppable Due To Glacier Collapse

Two new studies describe extensive glacier melting as inevitable.<p>A large part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a massive expanse of frozen water that flows into the Amundsen Sea, is likely already in the process of collapsing, probably irreversibly. A pair of studies show that part of the sheet is …

The Month In Plagues: Giant Invasive Lizards, Ebola Outbreak, And More

Here are some links to stories on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this past month. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news</b><p>There’s an Ebola outbreak in Guinea, a rare but much-feared hemorrhagic fever, and a lot of people are talking about it. The Ebola strain …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

When is the next meteor shower?

No major meteor showers are predicted until the Lyrid shower, peaking on the morning of April 23, 2015. Between now and then … fireball season!<p>After …

Study finds monkeys on low-calorie diets live longer, healthier lives

Results hold promise for humans after competing 2012 findings questioned benefits of caloric restriction<p>For decades, a group of rhesus monkeys has been under observation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Half were randomly selected to eat as much as they desired for the rest of their lives, …

Could laser beams steer lightning away from buildings? - Futurity

New technology capable of sending high-intensity laser beams through the atmosphere could one day be used to guide lightning away from buildings.

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

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New gel to promote bone growth on implants used in surgical procedures

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into …