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Absurd Creature of the Week: This Fish Swims Up a Sea Cucumber’s Butt and Eats Its Gonads

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.21.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>If Buddhists are right about that whole …

Mars rover seen from orbit

On February 14, a NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Mars caught this image of the Opportunity Rover on Mars’ surface.<p>The High Resolution Imaging …

Mars Rover

Venus has planet-sized space weather explosions

Scientists like to compare Earth and Venus. What happened differently at Venus to make it so harsh and inhospitable? These space weather explosions …

Astronomy

A New Supernova Caught in the Act

Supernovas drive astronomers crazy: they’re rare, they’re unpredictable and when one does go off, it can happen at the most inopportune time. One of …

Potential Cure For Peanut Allergy Successful In Test

88 percent of kids in this study were able to eat 5 peanuts after the treatment.<p>A peanut allergy is not just annoying; it can be deadly. But there may be some hope for this affliction, the most common severe food allergy.<p>In a new study, researchers gave 85 kids a tiny amount of peanut protein, and …

Mysterious Undersea 'Crop Circles' Finally Explained

Mysterious undersea circles spotted off the coast of Denmark are not the work of aliens, or spiders. Or alien spiders, unfortunately. Rather, the …

This Robotic Reading Suit Is The Best Worst Idea

Wow, cool. But also: _Don't tell me how to feel. _<p>Regular ol' reading is so <i>passé</i>. E-readers? Not good enough. Try harder, science.<p>Here's a good example: suit up and wire yourself into a book with this sensory fiction device.<p>Brought to you by the relentlessly experimental folks at the MIT Media Lab, …

First monkeys with custom genetic mutations could revolutionize human disease research

Mice could slowly be replaced with monkeys as the prime animal subjects for human illness research. Scientists in China have successfully bred the first monkeys with targeted genetic mutations, which could lead to primates modeling sicknesses found in humans.<p>The team from Model Animal Research …

Scientists Make Hair-Growing Cells From Ordinary Skin Cells

It's a step toward curing baldness with stem cells made from a person's own skin.<p>Bald? A team of stem cell scientists has made an advance that's a step toward being able to regrow your own natural hair, using samples of your skin.<p>The scientists took adult human skin cells and transformed them into …

Stem Cells

Zelda - Best of Cosplay Collection

GAME OF THRONES Feudal Japan Era Art

Footage of a Blonde Tom Hiddleston Auditioning for THOR

Blood Clot

Blood Clot

The effects of meth on the human brain

The effects of meth on the human brain

Pygmy Marmosets

Pygmy Marmosets<p>The smallest monkey species.

Healthy lungs (top) and smoker’s lungs (bottom)

Healthy lungs (top) and smoker’s lungs (bottom)

Resin cast of human lungs

Resin cast of human lungs

A developing fetus at 18 weeks. The fetus is able to perceive sounds from outside the womb. Photo by Lennart Nilsson

A developing fetus at 18 weeks. The fetus is able to perceive sounds from outside the womb. Photo by Lennart Nilsson.

Electron micrograph of chromosomes, condensed DNA that comprises an organism’s genome (Berkeley Open Computing Facility) via

Electron micrograph of chromosomes, condensed DNA that comprises an organism’s genome (Berkeley Open Computing Facility) via

Sliced and dyed brain from the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Sliced and dyed brain from the <i>Allen Institute for Brain Science</i>

Functions of the human brain (source)

Functions of the human brain (source)

A polar bear’s guard hair. Polar bears have hollow hairs that insulate their bodies and keep them warm in freezing temperatures. (Source)

<i>A polar bear’s guard hair.</i> Polar bears have hollow hairs that insulate their bodies and keep them warm in freezing temperatures. (Source)

Maiden’s Veil fungi opening

Maiden’s Veil fungi opening

The Moon is engulfed in the Earth’s shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar eclipse as viewed through a telesco…

The Moon is engulfed in the Earth’s shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar eclipse as viewed through a telescope from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (Source)

White blood cells (reddish brown) attacking a cancer cell (blue and brown)

White blood cells (reddish brown) attacking a cancer cell (blue and brown)

Happy father’s day, Nerds!

Happy father’s day, Nerds!<p>Love, geneticist

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

<b>The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?</b><p>If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.<p>Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.