Jesper Nunez

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Scientists discover a pathway that monitors a protein import into mitochondria

Mitochondria likely began as independent entities long ago, before being engulfed by host cells. They eventually gave up control and moved most of …

The CDC Has Detected Rare "Nightmare Bacteria" in 27 States

This is so scary!<p>Sir Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin in 1928 was so revolutionary that the Scottish physician received a Nobel Prize, a …

Bathroom hand-dryers suck in poo-particles and aerosolize them all over you and everything else

A new study in <i>Applied and Environmental Microbiology</i> (Sci-Hub mirror) conducted microbial surveys of the bathrooms at the University of Connecticut …

Research

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity

Mexico Agrees to Pay for Trump’s Psychiatric Care

MEXICO CITY (The Borowitz Report)—Hoping to resolve the seemingly intractable conflict over immigration, Mexico surprised the world on Thursday by agreeing to pay for Donald J. Trump’s psychiatric care.<p>Speaking to reporters, the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, said that he had authorized …

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

After eluding science for decades, anglerfish have finally been observed mating… and it’s incredibly weird

Anglerfish are one of the more well-known curiosities of the deep. They look incredibly odd compared to the fish we’re used to seeing closer to the …

Atacama 'alien' skeleton's identity revealed by genetic testing

Genetic testing has revealed the true identity of an exceptional mummy found in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The skeleton is so strange that some have …

This Animal Grows a Temporary 'Mohawk' to Impress Females

Male great crested newts go to extreme lengths during mating season.<p>Most of us spiff ourselves up when we're looking for love.<p>But some males in the animal kingdom go a lot farther than a bit of extra grooming, drastically changing their physical appearance to catch the attention of females. Male …

The Truth About Female Orgasms

I’m sure many people know that the clitoris is highly erogenous, with around 8,000 nerve endings (about twice as many as in the penis). Elisabeth …

Strange Gamma Rays From The Centre of Our Galaxy Are Not What Astronomers Thought

Apparently it's not dark matter.<p>Astronomers have found that a strange excess of gamma rays coming from the heart of the Milky Way isn't the product …

Quantum Physicists Doubled the Information Speed Limit of the Universe

There's a limit to how fast information can move through the universe, just like there's a limit to how fast everything else can move through the …

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

Scientists say the dream of unlimited clean energy is about to come true

In just 15 years, the U.S. will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.<p>Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. …

What are the forbidden places in Fortnite? Here’s where you should be dancing

Fortnite players are scrambling for cosmetic items for their character following the launch of the season 3 Fortnite Battle Pass, with one of the …

Astronomers Observe First Stars That Ever Existed, Reveal Our Stellar Origins

Carl Sagan’s famous quote, “We are all star stuff,” is important to keep in mind when hearing that scientists have just indirectly observed, for the …

The world's last male northern white rhino is on death watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> With three northern white rhinos left in the world, the only male is gravely ill, raising fears the subspecies is getting closer to extinction.<p>Sudan made headlines last year when the Tinder dating app named him the "most eligible bachelor in the world" in a campaign to raise funds to save …

Endangered Species

Getting the Inside Dope on Ketamine's Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression

Ketamine has been called the biggest thing to happen to psychiatry in 50 years, due to its uniquely rapid and sustained antidepressant effects. It …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live …

Only 4% of people can pass this tricky grammar quiz – can you?

"This plurals test is driving the internet crazy"<p>If you're quite proud of your grammar skills then you may want to put that knowledge to the test and …

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -- the quantum version of a classical computer's binary …

'Beast from the East' to plunge UK, rest of Europe into historic deep freeze

A bone-chilling, frigid air mass will soon stretch from Ireland to Siberia, as a record-shattering weather pattern establishes itself across the …

Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” Niels Bohr spoke these words to Wolfgang Pauli about the latter’s theory of elementary particles, but it could just as easily apply to many of today’s most …

Dark Matter

Scientists Counted All The Protein Molecules in a Cell And The Answer Really Is 42

This is so perfect.<p>Biologists have served up the answer to the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything.<p>That answer, as you may know, …

Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have revealed new details of how the physical properties of the …

Building a FAQ Chatbot in Python – The Future of Information Searching

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A new information engine is pushing the boundaries of thermodynamics

by Chelsea Gohd January 21, 2018 Hard Science 17572<p>Conventional Thermodynamics<p>Physicists have created a device that has experimentally exceeded the …

Quantum Physics

The World’s Smallest Cat is Impossibly Adorable

Earlier this month, BBC debuted its new documentary series, <i>Big Cats</i>, which follows several different cat species from all across the globe. But the …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts