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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.<p>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, …

University of Pennsylvania

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, …

Science

Scientists Find Legendary Sea Blob After Century Of Searching

B. charon is a deep sea Godzilla compared to normal larvaceans.<p>After more than a century of searching, scientists have rediscovered a relatively …

Cool Stuff

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

By<p>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 …

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 …

Space

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 …

Science

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 …

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 …

Computer Science

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 …

Science

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> …

Robotics

A cockroach and a DNA nanorobot just changed drug delivery

Researchers released drugs into a cockroach using only the thoughts of a man hooked up to an EEG machine<p>A man has used only his thoughts to release a drug from a nanorobot into a cockroach. But this isn’t some bizarre study into mind-control, this new way of delivering drugs into the body could be …

DNA

10 Little-Known (But Fascinating) STEM Fields to Explore

Interested in a career involving science, technology, engineering, or math? The world is your oyster (or your robot, as it were). STEM disciplines …

Science

What would happen if all animals were as smart as us

If every species on the planet were suddenly equally intelligent, would we cooperate or fight? Rachel Nuwer explores this hypothetical survival of the fittest scenario.<p>In Planet of the Apes, a man finds himself in a world governed by hyper-intelligent primates that lord over enslaved human …

Chemists explore outer regions of periodic table

A little known—and difficult to obtain—element on the fringes of the periodic table is broadening our fundamental understanding of chemistry. In the …

Chemistry
Quantum Mechanics

Building devices from colloidal quantum dots

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Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's and improves memory

LA JOLLA–Boosting levels of a specific protein in the brain alleviates hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model of the disorder, …

Scientists Can Zoom Inside Real-Time 3D Images of Cells with this New Microscope

One of the 2014 Nobel Prize winners is back with a brilliant new advance on the microscope.<p><b>Using sheets of light to scan cells, a new</b> microscope can capture real-time 3D videos of what's happening inside cells down to the molecular level—feat once thought impossible.<p>The inventors of the new …

Scientists Find New Kind Of Fukushima Fallout

There are few things in life better than listening to a researcher explain how they made their latest discovery. As an independent journalist, I write about what's happening in chemistry (and the rest of science) and what it all means. That has included everything from cyborg bugs to shouting …

Science

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

Driven by dwindling polar ice, climate change is actually changing the way the Earth spins, new research shows. Melting ice sheets are contributing …

Climate Change

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

The foundation of the elixir of life, or just long-life pets?<p>Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used …

Longevity

The surprising beauty of mathematics | Jonathan Matte | TEDxGreensFarmsAcademy

Quantum Mechanics