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Your blood group could increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke

People who do not have blood group O are at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to new research.<p>Almost half (48 per cent) of people in the UK have O blood. But according to an analysis of studies involving 1.3million people, those who have A, B and AB blood have a …

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

Extent of molten carbon lake beneath the western US<p>A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten …

Geology

Plastic-munching caterpillars may show us how to dissolve waste

Caterpillars could hold the key to our growing problem of plastic waste. While doing some routine beehive maintenance, a team of researchers in Spain …

Recycling

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

, Contributor<p>The plasma in the center of this fusion reactor is so hot it doesn’t emit light; it’s only the cooler plasma located at the walls that can be seen. Hints of magnetic interplay between the hot and cold plasmas can be seen.<p>Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. …

Energy

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Physics

Instant Expert - Transformative Medicine: The Future of Human Health

New Scientist presents...<p>Instant Expert - Transformative Medicine: The Future of Human Health<p>Hear about today’s cutting-edge research into the …

​DNA data storage landmark: Now it's 215 petabytes per gram or over 100 million movies

Synthetic DNA could be the answer to the world's accelerating data-storage needs, and now researchers have shown that it can have a much higher …

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Salmonella flags cancer to the immune system when injected into tumours, scientists find

The food poisoning bug salmonella can be injected into tumours to flag cancer to the immune system so that it can be quickly cleared from the body, scientists have shown.<p>Cancer is extremely good at evading the body’s immune system, largely because a tumour is normal tissue which has gone awry, so …

Scientists Use Invasive Plant to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

In a new study published this week in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>, scientists found that an extract from the berries of the invasive Brazilian …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

, Contributor<p>Light coming from the surface of a neutron star can be polarized by the strong magnetic field it passes through, thanks to the phenomenon of vacuum birefringence. Detectors here on Earth can measure the effective rotation of the polarized light. Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada.<p>Discovering …

Astrophysics

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

Biology

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Engineering

Surgical robot makes highly precise eye injection possible

For the first time ever, a team of eye surgeons were able to inject a thrombolytic drug directly into a patient's retinal vein to dissolve a blood clot. It was a success despite the fact that the vein is as thin as human hair thanks to a surgical robot developed by researchers from KU Leuven, a …

Cellular Reprogramming Rejuvenates Old Mice and Boosts Lifespans 30%

The quest for the fountain of youth is as ancient as humanity itself. Now, it appears scientists may have found the source.Using a process designed …

Longevity

Scar-Free Healing Is Almost Here

Scientists have figured out how to make scars heal like regular skin.<p>Scars have been a persistent problem for people healing from injuries and surgery for all of human existence. But that might be about to change. New research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, …

The 12 key science moments of 2016

Our panel of leading scientists pick the most significant discoveries and developments of the year – from the Zika virus to the planet Proxima B – and a surprising secret of marriage<p>1 World Health Organisation declares a public emergency of international concern over Zika<p>1 February<p>In global health, …

Peter Piot

Scientists Find Legendary Sea Blob After Century Of Searching

MBARIAfter more than a century of searching, scientists have rediscovered a relatively giant sea blob that some assumed never truly existed to begin …

Oceans

Life’s subatomic secret: How we’re cracking the Hoyle state

YOU are made of carbon. So are your pets and all your houseplants. Every living thing on Earth owes its existence to carbon atoms’ ability to join up …

NASA Is About to Test a Plane with Bendable Wings

When you look out the window of an airliner and see the flaps moving up and down, you’re really watching the wing change shape. The flaps change the …

Two-Dimensional Materials Combined to Produce “Quantum LED”

An all-electrical quantum emitter brings quantum computing one step closer Image: Mete AtatüreOne of the many scientific and engineering challenges …

Quantum Mechanics

Golden Cubes and Gravitational Waves - Sixty Symbols

Fifth fundamental force: fact or fiction?

The strong, weak, electromagnetic and gravitational forces probably aren’t all there is. Did we just find evidence for a fifth?Continue reading on …

Physics

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

<b>DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London's Great Plague.</b><p>The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London's population.<p>It's taken a year to confirm initial findings from a suspected …

Archaeology

Scientists look at how A.I. will change our lives by 2030

By the year 2030, artificial intelligence (A.I.) will have changed the way we travel to work and to parties, how we take care of our health and how …

Artificial Intelligence

Breakthrough drug could stop people from ever developing Alzheimer's

An antibody that can almost completely clear the visible signs of Alzheimer’s disease from the brain has been discovered in a breakthrough that left …

Dementia

Hello, Nihonium. Scientists Name 4 New Elements On The Periodic Table

It's time to update your copy of the periodic table. Four new elements discovered in recent years have now been named, pending final approval by the international group of scientists in charge of the table.<p>The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced these proposed …

Chemistry

Beyond Terminator : Squishy "Octobot" Heralds New Era of Soft Robotics

A squishy octopus-shaped machine less than 2 centimetres tall is making waves in the field of soft robotics. The ‘octobot’ described today in <i>Nature</i> …