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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 …

Life Sciences

Scientists Find New Kind Of Fukushima Fallout

Some of the radioactive material that escaped the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in 2011 took a form no one was looking for, scientists have discovered. Now they have to figure out what it means for Japan and for future disasters.<p>Radioactive cesium—specifically, cesium-137—is one of the waste …

Japan

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 …

Biology

The surprising beauty of mathematics | Jonathan Matte | TEDxGreensFarmsAcademy

Physicists observe behavior of quantum materials in curved space

Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions …

Quantum mechanics

” The Bionic Leaf ” Mimics The Photosynthesis and Converts Solar Energy Into Chemical Energy or Liquid Fuel

Innovation in science hits us as researchers from Harvard University have created what they are calling the ‘bionic leaf.‘ This amazing invention is …

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Nanotech

Fusion: How to Put the Sun in a Magnetic Bottle - with Ian Chapman

We’re fighting cancer with a universal vaccine

How cool would it be to stop cancer dead in its tracks using a vaccine that would work regardless of cancer type? It turns out that humanity is …

Viruses

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way DNA folds itself that controls which genes are expressed inside our bodies.<p>That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure …

New treatment improves pancreatic cancer survival rate for the first time in a decade

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have just increased the survival rate of pancreatic cancer for the first time over a decade. At the world’s biggest cancer …

Cancer

Record number of ions get entangled together in a quantum trap

By<p>It’s a new record. Physicists have trapped 219 beryllium ions in strong electronic and magnetic fields and entangled their quantum properties with …

Physics

Scientists Use Lasers To Regrow Teeth From Stem Cells

Imagine if a trip to the dentist to treat a cavity didn’t involve a filling, root canal, or crown. What if a simple light treatment could actually …

Cellular 'racetrack' accurately clocks brain cancer cell movement

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have developed an experimental laboratory test that accurately clocks the "speed" of human brain tumor …

Say Hello To Your Four Newly Named Elements Of The Periodic Table

Looks like it’s nearly time to update that old periodic table poster on your wall. Because names have been proposed for four new elements announced …

Scientists have discovered a new trigger for killing cancer cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

Scientific Research

Scientists just made big progress in fighting this incurable form of brain cancer

Because chemo is just not good enough.<p>Researchers working on a more effective treatment for brain tumours have achieved such amazing results, they …

Cancer

Scientists have a new theory on what makes up dark matter

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark matter might actually be composed of a type of black hole.<p>Dark matter, an invisible substance that scientists think makes up 27% of the universe, is a …

Top-down design brings new DNA structures to life

DNA-origami brings the ancient Japanese method of paper folding down to the molecular scale. The basics are simple: Take a length of single-stranded …

DNA

World's biggest sponge is as big as a car

Schrodinger's cat is now alive - and dead - in two boxes at once, IRL experiment reveals

Physicists just sawed that cat in half.<p>Scientists have just kicked the famous Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment up a notch by cutting that poor …

Pets

Graphene: A quantum of current

In 2010 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of the exceptional material graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon …

Quantum Physics

How does light travel?

Ever since Democritus – a Greek philosopher who lived between the 5th and 4th century's BCE – argued that all of existence was made up of tiny …

Science

Physicists discover a new form of light

Physicists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics and the CRANN Institute, Trinity College, have discovered a new form of light, which will …

Magic mushrooms 'promising' in depression

<b>A hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms shows promise for people with untreatable depression, a short study on just 12 people hints.</b><p>Eight …

Magic mushrooms

Smart second skin reduces eye bags and wrinkles – or so it seems

By<p>Had enough of those bags under your eyes? An invisible wearable polymer called Second Skin seems to act like a younger-looking layer of skin on top …

Skin

Science Invents A Better Way To Boil Water

Steam is an essential part of our energy systems—and now it's a lot easier for us to get it.<p>Sometimes the objective of boiling water isn’t to get hot water. You might boil it to create steam, say, to turn a turbine and create power. A lot of heat might get wasted doing that boiling. But a new …

Science

Math points to 100-times faster mapping of gene activity

New research by UCSF scientists could accelerate – by 10 to 100-fold – the pace of many efforts to profile gene activity, ranging from basic research …

Mathematics