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The news that scientists have developed blood that can be grown in the laboratory raised hope last week that a powerful weapon had been created to tackle disease. Ensuring that sufficient blood is donated to hospitals is a constant problem for medical services and any new source is to be welcomed, …Evidence-Based Medicine
A smart patch which senses rises in blood sugar and delivers tiny amounts of insulin could replace painful injections for diabetics
Millions of people suffering from diabetes could be spared painful injections after scientists invented a smart patch which monitors glucose levels and delivers insulin …Diabetes
How many galaxies are there in the observable universe? How many cells are there in the human body?
We know both of these numbers must be really big. But which is bigger?
No one has counted all the cells and all the galaxies one by one, so any number will be an estimate. But estimates are not just …Galaxies
For starters, most mummies are accidental, naturally preserved by lack of oxygen, or, in some cases, bat poop.
Usually when we tell an animal "Stay!" we don't mean for a thousand years.
We're glad it happens, though, because animal mummies have a lot to teach us.
From ancient Egypt or the bogs of …Egypt
On your rapidly diminishing list of things graphene cannot improve, go ahead and cross off "light bulbs." An international team of researchers drawn from Columbia University, Seoul National University, and the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science have for the first time ever …Light Bulbs
A new device that helps the blind "see" by using their tongues has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The BrainPort V100, cleared for 250,000 profoundly blind Americans without sensitivity to light, will cost about $10,000, said Robert Beckman, chief executive officer of closely …Blindness
A new theft- and tamper-resistant prescription drug dispenser can only be opened by the right person and only when it’s time for a dose.There are …Johns Hopkins University
An international team, involving researchers from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, has found evidence that Einstein called …Albert Einstein
We live in a time of profound science discovery — cutting-edge physics, astrophysics and cosmology never seem to be far from the headlines.
The Large …Physics
Future tech could help you determine when to build mountains out of molehills
It took all of two seconds for the dermatologist to look up at me from her special magnifying scope to tell me that the mole on my left calf had to go. This was two days after my leg began to itch and what I thought was a …Melanoma
In order to understand how the organ selectively transmits cells from mother to child
From lungs to brains, organ tissues grown on a lab are telling researchers a lot about how their cells do their jobs. Now researchers are using the technology to better understand the placenta, the temporary organ …Placenta
Normally when a jellyfish loses a limb, say to the jaws of a hungry sea turtle, it simply regenerates the lost appendage, no big deal. However, a Caltech research team has been studying a certain jellyfish species that doesn't regrow its limbs but rather rearranges the remaining ones to maintain …Robots
Chlamydia researchers may have solved a 50-year-old scientific mystery. And in doing so, they designed what looks like the most promising candidate for a chlamydia vaccine that we've seen in a long time.
Chlamydia is the most widespread bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the world. In the …Chlamydia
Moon jellies have an unusual self-repair strategy, scientists have learned. If one of these young jellies loses some limbs, it simply rearranges what's left until its body is once again symmetrical.
"We were not expecting to see that," says Michael Abrams, a graduate student in biology at the …Jellyfish
And it works incredibly well
Dying from the flu can be a lot like drowning. As it progresses, the influenza virus affects the cellular barrier between the circulatory and respiratory systems, allowing other bodily fluids to leak into the lungs and causing them to fail. In the past, flu-fighting …Viruses
Coming soon to a park near you ... if you live in Amsterdam
You know that saying "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it"? There's a group in Amsterdam that has decided that's not good enough. Instead, they're planning to 3D print a steel bridge in mid-air.
3D printers are additive technologies …3D
And scientists can tell what the idea is about
When a cartoon character has an idea, a light bulb illuminates above his head—a metaphor for how a new thought just seems to click into existence in the human brain. Now neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University have captured the brain’s “eureka” …The Brain
Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.
The crew stepped outside the dome that's 8,000 feet up the slopes of Mauna Loa to feel fresh air on their skin Saturday. It was the first time …University of Hawaii
For centuries, archaeologists have reconstructed the early history of Europe by digging up ancient settlements and examining the items that their inhabitants left behind. More recently, researchers have been scrutinizing something even more revealing than pots, chariots and swords: DNA.
On Wednesday …DNA
Physicists have chilled molecules of sodium potassium to just a smidgen above absolute zero — colder than the afterglow of the Big Bang.Space Science
Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either nonsense, or at the very least unprovable. Yet one expert claims he has …Physics
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Waking TimesThe ‘Many Worlds’ TheoryThe eminent physicist and co-founder of string theory, Michio Kaku, has actually …
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According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particle’s behavior changes depending on whether there is an …Scientific Research
Scientist have found that simply switching off one protein can encourage stem cells to start becoming bone
Osteoporosis sufferers have been offered new hope after scientists discovered how to make stem cells grow into new bone.
Scientists at The Scripps Institute in the US have found that a single …Osteoporosis
A minimum of three, to be exact
As much as we may try, humans can’t see in complete darkness. But even in the presence of just a few light particles, special cells in our eyes activate. For decades researchers have been trying to find out the minimum number of photons our eyes can see. Now …Scientific Research
Venom contains powerful and highly targeted neurotoxins, allowing spiders, snakes and other predators to immobilize their prey and make for an easier meal. In many snakes, venom jump-starts the digestive process along with keeping the predator safe from a wriggling, often larger quarry.
Spider venom …Spiders