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Longer isn’t always better, according to some men, and it seems the same is true for barnacles, too. The hermaphroditic filter-feeders can grow …Eggs
A neutrino observatory based in Antarctica has confirmed the detection of massless particles deep within the South Pole’s ice. They were created from astrophysical sources like black holes and exploding stars throughout the Milky Way and beyond.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory employed 86 optical …Space
Devices could track insulin levels in the body or sniff out cancerous cells.
The future of medical sensors may be going down the tubes. Chemists are …Health Care Technology
Pulling some strings to capture CO2
Rumpelstiltskin may have been able to spin straw into gold, but even he couldn't pull carbon fibers from thin air. Yet that's exactly what researchers at George Washington University have managed to do.
Led by Stuart Licht, researchers have created a solar-powered …Carbon
Chris Marshall, a pioneering cancer researcher, who has died aged 66 from the disease he spent his life studying, made important discoveries which shaped our understanding of how cancers arise and which have helped in the development of advanced therapies to treat them.
Among his most significant …Scientific Research
Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is dripping down my back. The goings-on in my slightly agitated brain are represented by a baffling array of graphs on a screen in front of me. When I close my eyes and relax, the messy spikes and …The Brain
Asking for a friend.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to ranking organs in terms of their utility or lack thereof. According to one theory, the least essential parts are those that come in pairs. Giving up an eye or ear wouldn't be too bad, the thinking goes, so long as you keep the …Human Anatomy
Water locked away in rocks for 1.5 billion years reveals conditions were right for complex organic molecules to form in deep sea hydrothermal ventsChemistry
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You don’t love space science enough. Lakdawalla works for the Planetary Society, and her Twitter feed (What’s Cassini up …Space Science
A newly reported experiment involving matter and antimatter was carried out in CERN's Antiproton Decelerator.
Credit: N. Kuroda
Matter and antimatter …Physics
A famous demonstration of the counterintuitive power of friction involves two telephone directories with their pages alternately interleaved. People …Theoretical Physics
Using giant vats of organic liquid buried under a mountain in Italy, scientists have shed new light on the origins of ghostly particles known as …Scientific Research
Theoretical physicists have filled in the Standard Model—a set of equations describing the interactions among the universe’s fundamental particles. …Physics
Italy's Borexino detector provides further insights into radioactive heating of the EarthEarth
Today marked the unveiling of a reprogrammable optical chip that is capable of processing photons in an infinite variety of ways. This development marks a massive step toward the realization of a quantum computer capable of wildly outperforming its most powerful classical counterparts, a …Physics
Microwaves could deliver plentiful fuel while dodging fracking's downsides. So why aren't we doing it already?Energy
The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.
We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …Space
The neural activity of an entire central nervous system has been captured in a fairly complex animal for the first time.
The video footage shows neurons firing in the nervous system of a fruit fly larva, Drosophila melanogaster, as it crawls back and forth.
Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical …Central Nervous System
In the latest effort to build an artificial laboratory model of the brain, Australian researchers have developed a novel method for constructing layered biological structures that looks just like cerebral cortex tissue using a handheld 3D printer.
Neuroscientists rarely get the opportunity to study …The Brain
Christopher Clark, who directs the bioacoustics research program at Cornell University, is among the world's best scientific listeners. His work has revealed how human-made noise is filling the ocean, making it harder for marine animals to hear their own world. But Clark didn't start …Oceans
Mars drones, a new anglerfish, and more!Space Science
It takes a surprisingly small cluster of brain cells deep within the cerebellum to learn how to serve a tennis ball, or line up a hockey …Neuroscience
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said on Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by …3D Printing
To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.
In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …Quantum Mechanics
Puddles make water easier to spot and wipe up, but the traditional laws of physics say water should spread indefinitely. So why doesn't it?Physics
Scientists have long been trying to make a lens that will give people the ability to see microorganisms and nano-sized viruses with the naked eye. …Metamaterials