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After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

Chemistry

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.<p>Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have isolated an antibody from an HIV-positive patient that is capable of neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains. It's a success rate that makes it easily the most potent, …

Medicine

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

Earlier this week, a post written by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour went viral. It's called "Code I’m Still Ashamed Of."<p>In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the …

Ethics

Oceans in space: Not so lonely sea in the sky

Oceans in spaceNot so lonely sea in the sky<p>Pluto is the latest place thought to have subsurface waters<p>print-edition iconFrom the print edition | …

Additive manufacturing: Magnetic moments

Additive manufacturingMagnetic moments<p>3D printers promise better, cheaper and more powerful magnets<p>print-edition iconFrom the print edition | Science …

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

, Contributor<p>The starship Enterprise in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, The Hunted. Season 3, episode 11. Original air date, January 8, 1990. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)<p>Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the …

Space Travel

Watch NASA Launch OSIRIS-REx, Its Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft

How do you keep your space agency interesting, when younger, sexier outfits are blowing up headlines (and launch pads) seemingly every other week? …

Space Exploration

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

BBC Today programme<p><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 …

Special Serrations Gave Carnivorous Dinosaurs an Evolutionary Edge

Railroad spikes. Knives. Razors. The teeth of carnivorous dinosaurs like <i>Allosaurus</i> and <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> have been compared to plenty of piercing and cutting tools over the years, but such comparisons are far too rough. In a study published earlier this month, University of Toronto paleontologist …

Dinosaurs

Did Nazis really try to make zombies? The real history behind one of our weirdest WWII obsessions

From comics to video games to Indiana Jones, the occult pursuits of Nazi villains continue to fascinate us<p>From the pages of “Hellboy” and the pixilated corridors of “Wolfenstein 3D,” popular culture has wondered whether the Nazis, who had no shortage of well-documented kooky ideas, might have …

The Sickeningly Low Vaccination Rates at Silicon Valley Day Cares

The scientists, technologists, and engineers who populate Silicon Valley and the California Bay Area deserve their reputation as innovators, building …

Public Health

The NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks

After the Stuxnet digital weapon was discovered on machines in Iran in 2010, many security researchers warned that US adversaries would learn from …

Saudi Aramco

This Incredible Hospital Robot Is Saving Lives. Also, I Hate It

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:45 pm. 8:45 pm<p>The robot, I’m told, is on its way. Any …

Robots

Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt

Over a few summer days in 2012, nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet surface thawed right under the feet of a UCLA-led team of scientists.<p>What was not absorbed into snow quickly gathered and flowed across the 20,000-square-mile sheet, coalescing into roaring turquoise rivers. And then most of it …

Hubble Telescope Unveils Most Colorful View of the Universe Yet

NASA’s Hubble space telescope has unveiled its most colorful window into the universe yet, a glimpse of some 10,000 galaxies spread across space. Some of those universes date to the era of the first galaxies.<p>The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) image released this week combines views of the sky taken …

Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision

David Redish and his graduate student Adam Steiner of the University of Minnesota didn't set out to study if rats experience regret.<p>They were looking …

The Brain

Obama 'Absolutely' Wants To Go Off On Climate Change Deniers In Congress

President Barack Obama is standing firm behind climate researchers warning against the continued burning of fossil fuels, saying, "science is science."<p>Obama said there's "no doubt" the planet will see a rise in average temperature if we burn through all of the fossil fuels currently in the ground. …

Preserving the Mary Rose

In many ways, the sea has not been particularly kind to the Mary Rose, the flagship of Henry?VIII’s navy when it faced an invading French fleet at …

Nanoparticle sensors detect drug damage in the liver

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Experiment opens the door to multi-party quantum communication

In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie joined the conversation a few years ago, but now …

Shock-absorbing 'goo' discovered in bone

New findings show that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of 'goo' trapped between tiny crystals, allowing movement between them. …

Engineers design 'living materials': Hybrid materials combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that emit light

Inspired by natural materials such as bone -- a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells -- engineers have coaxed bacterial …

Million suns shed light on fossilized plant

Scientists have used one of the brightest lights in the Universe to expose the biochemical structure of a 50 million-year-old fossil plant to …

Taxpayers fund teaching creationism

Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of …

Education

Researchers grow carbon nanofibers using ambient air, without toxic ammonia

Materials science researchers have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers can be manufactured using ambient air, making the …

Gene implicated in progression, relapse of deadly breast cancer finding points to potential Achilles' heel in triple negative breast cancer

A gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease, a …

Engineering materials for super-efficient nanoelectronics: Potential way to make graphene superconducting

Scientists have discovered a potential way to make graphene -- a single layer of carbon atoms with great promise for future electronics -- …