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Scientists Say They're One Step Closer to Universal Cancer Vaccine

Scientists are reportedly one step closer to creating a universal cancer vaccine that would cause the immune system to attack tumors like it were a …

Immunotherapy

The 18 toughest computer science schools to get into in the UK

But which computer science degree courses in the UK are the hardest to get onto?<p>Using the Complete University Guide's annual ranking of the UK's 127 universities, we took a look at the universities where getting onto a computer science course is the most challenging.<p>The guide is one of the most …

Computer Science

Physicists Have Found a Way to Slow Light Down by 'Twisting' It

Take that, universal speed limit.<p>Physicists have just found a way to slow light down without touching or intercepting it, simply by making it 'twist' …

Quantum Mechanics

USB Type-C Authentication spec wants to address hazardous cables

The reversible USB Type-C port that’s been gradually making its way into smartphones and other gadgets has certainly very convenient, but it has its share of problems. You probably remember the charging cable saga, which discovered that many third party USB Type-C charging adapters and cables …

USB Type-C

Data, drones and 3D-printed hearts: 2015 highlights from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

<i>This article is published in collaboration with MIT News.</i><p>It’s been a busy year for MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory …

Time-lapse video catches MRSA on the move - Futurity

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria don't have tails or appendages, yet scientists have evidence that the "superbug" can move across a petri dish.

High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis, scientists find

Low levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS but it is the first study to show that supplements can help the condition<p>Taking large doses of the recommended daily dose of vitamin D could be a cheap and simple treatment for multiple sclerosis, say …

Fear of Holes: Scientific Explanation of Why You Have Trypophobia (and How to Cope With It!)

If you have trypophobia you will certainly know all about the irrational and intense fear of clusters of holes which make you feel extremely …

How a Copper Penny Can Quickly and Cheaply Save a Spoiled Bottle of Wine That Has a Sulphury Stink

A recent Chemistry Life Hacks episode by ACS Reactions demonstrates an easy and inexpensive way to recover a spoiled bottle of wine with a clean …

Wine

Scientists have developed a super-fast water purification method that’s inspired by Febreze

Water purification can be performed in a number of different ways. You can vapor distill it, treat it with chemicals, or even pump it through an …

Sustainability

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Pets

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

Scientists work on it, it’s consistent with science, and it hopes to be the biggest scientific breakthrough of all. But it’s missing one key …

Science Explains Why It’s Harder To Poop While On Vacation

Pooping. Everyone except girls do it — that’s a scientific fact. But, science isn’t just about analyzing the frequency in which fecal matter is extracted from your body. (Mind blower, right?) Science is also all about understanding how settings can change the <i>manner</i> in which fecal matter is …

Wellness

Neurotransmitter Specific, Cellular-Resolution Functional Brain Mapping Using Receptor Coated Nanoparticles: Assessment of the Possibility

1. D Badgaiyan R. Neurotransmitter imaging: basic concepts and future perspectives. Current Medical Imaging Reviews. 2011;7(2):98–103.<p>2. Fischman AJ, …

Neuroscience

High-flying invention marks B.C. student as top science mind of his age

<i>The Globe's B.C. bureau is profiling 10 young people aged 20 and under who are doing great things in fields ranging from arts to science to activism. At 17, inventor Raymond Wang is in talks with major aircraft manufacturers about his device that will improve air quality in aircraft cabins.</i><p>Grade 12 …

High School

New Strains Intended for the Production of Inactivated Polio Vaccine at Low-Containment After Eradication

Abstract<p>Poliomyelitis has nearly been eradicated through the efforts of the World Health Organization’s Global Eradication Initiative raising …

Public Health

Dengue Virus Impairs Mitochondrial Fusion by Cleaving Mitofusins

1. Vandecasteele G, Szabadkai G, Rizzuto R. Mitochondrial calcium homeostasis: mechanisms and molecules. IUBMB Life. 2001;52(3–5):213–9. pmid:11798035<p>…

Mutations

T cells that recognize HER2 teceptor may prevent HER2+ breast cancer recurrence

Recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer after treatment may be due to a specific and possibly cancer-induced weakness in the patient's immune …

Cancer

Liquid crystal elastomers used to create "rubber lasers"

We generally picture lasers as being encased within hard housings, much like most other electronics. Thanks to research being conducted at Kent State …

Nanotech

The 7 most insane ways that tech enhanced the human body in 2015

This was a year in which science and technology made serious headway in fusing our brains and bodies with machines, making the human form—like our …

Marvel Comics

Changes in Urination According to the Sound of Running Water Using a Mobile Phone Application

Abstract<p>Objective<p>The sound of running water (SRW) has been effectively used for toilet training during toddlerhood. However, the effect of SRW on …

Why Groups of People Can Remember Something That Didn't Happen

Don't believe everything you hear.<p>Strange things happen to our memories when other people are involved: if someone else remembers an event in a …

New Jersey

Total Recall Sounds Great, But Some Things Should Be Forgotten

What would it mean to remember every single thing?<p><i>This article was written by Jyutika Mehta from Texas Woman's University, and was originally</i> …

The Brain

Here's Why Some of Us Develop an Allergy to Sunlight

Bummer.<p>Without the Sun, there would be no life on our planet - and yet for some, this giant ball of hot plasma makes life rather difficult. There are …

Biomedicine

2016 January 1 - Comet Catalina Tails

<b>Comet Catalina Tails</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> José J. Chambó<p><b>Explanation:</b> A new year's treat for binoculars, as 2016 begins Comet Catalina (C/2013 …

Astronomy

Gene editing treats disease in mice

<b>Researchers in the US have used gene editing to treat mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.</b><p>A team at Duke University used a system known as CRISPR-Cas9 to delete DNA that was preventing cells from producing a protein essential for muscle function.<p>And a virus was used to deliver DNA alterations …

Genetics

Stephen Hawking Explains How You Could Escape a Black Hole

Well, your existence could. Physically you would be so dead.<p>Stephen Hawking has described a new theory for how our existence could escape a black …

Physics

This Mad Scientist Will Clone 100,000 Cows

This year, a Chinese company plans to open a massive factory to clone 100,000 cows. Just how far will this mass reproductive technology go?<p>Two …

Four elements earn permanent seats on the periodic table

The seventh row of the periodic table is officially full.<p>On December 30, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that a …

Chemistry

There's a Forest in Poland Filled With Crooked Trees, And No One Can Explain Why

This belongs in a Grimm's fairy tale.<p>Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near …

San Francisco