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2 Bizarre Ancient Galaxies Found in a Colossal Sea of Dark Matter

Two enormous galaxies seen merging in the distant universe have astronomers rethinking the leading theory of how galaxies form.<p>When the universe was …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Pain

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Quantum computing breakthrough: UK scientists develop technique to greatly simplify trapped ions

University of Sussex physicists have found a new way to create quantum gates – apply voltage to microchips.<p>Physicists from the University of Sussex …

A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across the Universe

Black holes are mysterious cosmic monsters, shrouded in a thick veil of gas and dust. They lurk in the heart of galaxies, waiting to gobble up stars …

Smoking Leaves a Historical Footprint in DNA

<i>Summary: Researchers report DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals a person’s smoking history, even years after they have …

Neuroscience

Four-strand DNA May Hold the Secret to a Cancer Cure

We remember the double helix from science class, that elegant swirl of genes that make up all life on earth. By contrast, quadruple strand DNA sounds …

Genetics

These Deep Space Images Reveal a New Type of Galaxy

Hubble’s deep field images have provided the farthest glimpses we’ve ever had of galaxies in spaces. Combining those images with a new telescope view …

Does Quantum Entanglement Mean the Universe Exists in Infinite States?

The behavior of atomic particles has us questioning the very nature of reality.<p>Does the universe exist as a concrete structure if there is no one to observe it? Or, is the cosmos a fluid, infinite amount of possible realities until the moment it is measured? This is one of the subjects of a series …

Why our DNA isn’t the whole story of ourselves

The human genome is a tale of family, famine, disease and sex – no wonder it’s so gripping<p>“There is no one alive who is youer than you.” So said Dr Seuss, who could have added “and there never has nor ever will be, too.” Your genome, the total collection of DNA that resides in your cells, is yours …

Genetics

Human rights watchdog calls for urgent action on Britain's 'deep-rooted' inequality

Equality and Human Rights Commission warns UK risks greater social division and racial tensions from ‘systemic unfairness’<p>Britain can expect widening social divisions and increased racial tensions unless the government takes urgent action to tackle deep-rooted inequalities, the new chair of the …

Human Rights

Portuguese spy caught passing 'Nato secrets' to Russian handler in Rome

The Kremlin’s espionage offensive in Europe came to the surface on Tuesday after a Portuguese spy was arrested in Rome for allegedly passing Nato secrets to a Russian intelligence officer.<p>The supposed double agent, identified by the local media as Frederico Carvalhão, is a member of the Potugal’s …

Genetic engineering of humans has great potential, says Nobel winner

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan says risks and benefits of germline therapy, which is banned in Britain, should be debated<p>The genetic engineering of humans has great potential to help those destined to inherit serious, incurable diseases, according to one of Britain’s most prominent scientists, who says the …

Genetics

NHS is 'not there' for individual cancer patients, top oncologist warns

A leading cancer consultant has said the NHS is not there to safeguard the interests of individual patients and has advised buying chocolates for hospital staff to ensure proper care.<p>Dr Karol Sikora, a former chief of the World Health Organisation cancer programme, said patients cannot trust their …

Scientists Want to Bring Back Woolly Mammoths — But Why?

In a frozen corner of Siberia, far north of where most humans care to live, there is a wildlife refuge where scientists are trying to rebuild an ancient ecosystem that could help slow global warming.<p>The plan depends on cold-resistant animals that graze and trample the tundra as their ancestors did …

Paleontology

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Universe

How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Your brain is like a muscle. Without going to the gym and feeding your muscles with the right food, they simply won’t grow. The same applies to your …

The Brain

Team Achieves Real-Time Single Molecule Electronic DNA Sequencing

<b>New York, NY (Scicasts)</b> — Researchers from Columbia University, with colleagues at Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University and the National …

Genetics

Stephen Hawking Suggests Black Holes Are Possible Portals To Another Universe

Science fiction has always been a fascinating genre for the mix of science and fantasy. Larry Nivens “Ringworld” for instance imagined vast …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

No Man's Sky Lets You Explore a Universe-Sized Universe

If you budget just one second for each planet in Hello Games’ imponderable <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, you’ll still spend 585 billion years visiting them all. In …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …