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Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug

Scientists may have found an innovative way to kill off cancer cells in acute myeloid leukemia, all the while preserving and regenerating healthy red …

Medicine

Inside Cells, Genetic War Could Create New Species

In the complex cells of humans and other organisms, two different genomes collaborate to sustain life. The larger genome, with DNA encoding thousands …

Biology

Scientists have successfully reversed advanced heart failure in mice

Studying Heart Failure<p>A team of researches from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas have discovered a way to reverse severe heart …

Medicine

A massive hole just opened up in Antarctica’s ice and scientists can’t explain it

Thanks to its usefulness as an indicator of how badly humans are messing up the Earth with global warming, scientists like to keep a pretty close eye …

Climate Change

In a Surprise Discovery, Engineers Have Turned a Laser Beam Into a Liquid Stream

Um, what?<p>They're calling it laser streaming. No, it's not a new sport or some Netflix-like pastime. Instead it's a new observable phenomenon …

Physics

Bioengineered Lungs With Intact Blood Vessels Just Came One Step Closer to Reality

A huge deal for successful lung transplants.<p>A group of researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have …

Medicine

Light-controlled nanoscale buzz saws kill cancer cells by drilling holes in them

Rice University scientists broke records in 2005 when they constructed the world’s smallest car, a single-molecule “nanocar” boasting a chassis, …

Cancer Cells

Give Up Prosecco to Save Your Teeth? British Claim Riles Italy

ROME — A storm in a wineglass has erupted between Italy and Britain after some British dentists claimed this past week that prosecco, the bubbly North Italian wine, causes chronic tooth decay.<p>The Italians were particularly incensed by headlines, that, like The Daily Post in Wales, cautioned that …

Wine

Hypertrophic scars: Tips for treatment and reduction

When body tissue is damaged by a physical injury, a scar may form as the wound heals.<p>At first, scars can be red and raised. As the injury heals over …

Monkey, dolphin among hundreds of new species found in Amazon

381 new species found over 24 months<p>An orange-tailed monkey, a pink dolphin and a stingray with a honeycomb pattern on its back were among 381 …

Biological Species

We May Have Finally Discovered The Trigger That Starts Autoimmune Diseases

When the body attacks itself.<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, potentially …

Biology

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy are typically used to treat cancer, but they do not work for all patients with the disease. In a new …

Cancer

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Public Health

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

Quantum Theory

Just another animal?

Darwinian man, while well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved. Thus wrote Gilbert and Sullivan on human evolution and in many ways they were …

Who are you? How the story of human origins is being rewritten

WHO do you think you are? A modern human, descended from a long line of <i>Homo sapiens</i>? A distant relative of those great adventure-seekers who marched …

The point of wasps

Wrong! This talk will make you think differently about the most maligned member of the insect world. The reputation of wasps is marred by a handful …

Scientists are creating a life form unlike any other

Super-strong robot pulls heavy loads

Scientists Discover A New Kind Of Fire, Yes Really

Fossil tooth pushes back record of mysterious Neandertal relative

DNA retrieved from a child’s worn-down fossil tooth shows the ancient Asian roots of extinct Neandertal relatives called Denisovans, researchers …

Anthropology

Growing plants in vinegar could help them survive drought

Even crops like rice and wheat might be grown in imperfect conditions.<p>With the threat of climate change looming, farmers and scientists alike are realizing that crops have become more resistant to events like droughts if we want to maintain a reliable food source.<p>It sounds—and sort of looks—like …

Drought

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

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 carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

Earth Science

Plastic-munching caterpillars may show us how to dissolve waste

A chance discovery that honeycomb moth caterpillars can digest plastic means they could hold an enzyme that will break down some of our most …

Recycling

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

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan …

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 …

DNA