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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 …

Science

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"

One of the many scientific and engineering challenges to realizing the prospects of quantum computing—which involves the use of quantum phenomena, …

Quantum Mechanics

Golden Cubes and Gravitational Waves - Sixty Symbols

The strong, weak, electromagnetic and gravitational forces probably aren’t all there is. Did we just find evidence for a fifth?

Fifth fundamental force: fact or fiction?<p><i>“A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles</i> …

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 …

London

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 …

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 …

Chemistry

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 …

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 …

STEM

DNA chip offers big possibilities in cell studies

A UT Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more …

DNA

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 …

Zoology

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 …

Science

New single-photon microwave source developed

A collaboration including researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a tuneable, high-efficiency, single-photon microwave …

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, …

The Brain

No More Pills? Tiny Nerve-Zapping Implants to Fight Disease

Imagine a future where we can treat diabetes or autoimmune disorders with an electrical zap delivered by a device no larger than a speck of dust. The …

Emerging Technology

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

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 …

Nuclear Energy

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 …

Life Sciences

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 …

Science

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 …

Cancer