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One Chinese company now controls half the world's lithium production

Tianqi Lithium, a Chinese company, recently paid more than $4 billion to become the second-largest shareholder in Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM), a Chilean mining company. The deal gives the company effective control over nearly half the current global production of lithium, a critical component …

Mining

Novel compounds turn old cells young again in promising new anti-aging research

A new study from researchers at the University of Exeter has shown how three specifically designed compounds can target the mitochondria in older …

Clinical Trials

Crocodile cartilage holds key to future of human joint repair, researchers say

A central Queensland microbiologist says crocodiles could hold the key to turning human stem cells into cartilage for the treatment of joint injuries …

Stem Cells

Even low air pollution may cause you serious heart problems

A new study that appears in the journal <i>Circulation</i> looks at the effects of low levels of pollution on the anatomy of the heart.<p>The perils of air …

Medical Research

Scientists pinpoint exoplanets where life could bloom like here on Earth

A few decades ago, the search for extraterrestrial life was a fringe science. (Remember Jodie Foster’s eccentric and ostracized character in <i>Contact?</i>) …

Universe

Our daughter’s eczema was out of control until we found Dr Aron

For us it was a waking nightmare. ​​The sleep deprivation was utterly exhausting<p>The effects are underestimated by medical practitioners<p>Fucibet, Clobevate, hydrocortisone creams and gels, Daktacort, Epaderm, Elocon, E45, Dermol, Eumovate, calamine lotion, Pinetarsol solution, antihistamines, …

Groundhog Day

The World's Best Trips for Dinosaur Lovers

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>A seasoned paleontologist reveals her favorite fossil-focused spots.<p>Paleontologist and National Geographic Explorer Bolortsetseg Minjin has spent a lifetime investigating Mongolia’s remote Gobi Desert, looking for signs of dinosaurs. Relying on her training and passion for …

Colorado River

How did Jeff Goldblum become the internet’s daddy?

In a year in which men have largely been revealed to be trash, Jeff Goldblum has ascended like a delightful, Prada-wearing pterodactyl, soaring above Hollywood accompanied by a jazz soundtrack. The dad of two, daddy to many, has delighted in TV appearances, interviews, and on his own Instagram …

Jeff Goldblum

'Strange Metals' Have Revealed a Completely New Kind of Electric Current

This could be really useful!<p>The metal lanthanum strontium copper oxide might not mean much to most of us, but to physicists it just might hold the …

Magnetism

World’s Priciest Precious Metal Set to Blossom as Shortage Looms

The world’s most expensive precious metal is set to get even pricier as a mining retreat in South Africa threatens a supply shortage.<p>Rhodium -- a …

South Africa

Hemp, Inc. to Sell High-End CBD Hemp Through Joint Venture with Dolan Station Retail Storefront | Seeking Alpha

SPRING HOPE, NC, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemp, Inc. (HEMP-OLD) (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the …

Cannabis

Experimental drug reverses fatty diet-induced hair loss and skin damage in mice

Using a new experimental drug, researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully reversed baldness, hair whitening and skin inflammation caused by …

hair loss

Move over, graphene: Iron ore mineral becomes newest 2D material

When it comes to new materials, thin is most definitely in. Brazilian researchers have created a new two-dimensional material called hematene, which …

Chemistry

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

What Is Magnetism? Definition, Examples, Facts

A Simple Introduction to Magnetism<p>Magnetism is defined as an attractive and repulsive phenomenon produced by moving electric charge. The affected …

Magnetism

NZ scientist calls out 'unnecessary' US skeleton study

A New Zealand scientist has joined criticism of a US analysis of human remains that had become famous for their alien-like appearance.<p>A skeleton, …

Here’s Why Canada Will Be Home To The Best Cannabis Research

On October 17, Canadians will officially be able to spark up across the country, not only without fear of getting arrested, but without the stigma …

Anti-Herpes Meds Reduce Alzheimer’s Dementia Onset By Factor Of 10, New Research Study Finds

In a new study showing a link between Alzheimer's disease and the herpes virus, anti-viral meds were found to make patients 10 times less likely to …

Latest Trial of an 'Anti-Aging' Pill Shows This One Might Actually Work

At least for the immune system.<p>A clinical trial testing the health benefits of an experimental drug in a new combination has shown promising results, …

Promising disease treatment using genes and electric shock adds speed, precision

If the technique can be replicated in other labs, it may open up new possibilities for treating an array of diseases, including cancer, infections …

Engineered Cancer Cells Can Fight Cancer, Brigham And Women's Researchers Find

Support the news<p>A study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that CRISPR-enhanced, reverse-engineered cancer cells can be used to …

New Gene Editing Method Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Scientists at <b>the University of California San Francisco</b> have found a way to edit genomes, a method they say could revolutionize treatments for …

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

When Georgia Bowen was born by emergency cesarean on May 18, she took a breath, threw her arms in the air, cried twice, and went into cardiac arrest.<p>The baby had had a heart attack, most likely while she was still in the womb. Her heart was profoundly damaged; a large portion of the muscle was …

Medicine

Cheap blood pressure drug might slow diabetes

A cheap and safe blood pressure drug slows the worsening of Type 1 diabetes, researchers reported Monday.<p>It’s the first drug that has been shown to affect the course of the disease, also known as juvenile diabetes, which is caused by the body’s mistaken destruction of the pancreatic cells that make …

New targets found to reduce blood vessel damage in diabetes

AUGUSTA, Ga. (July 9, 2018) - In diabetes, both the tightly woven endothelial cells that line our blood vessels and the powerhouses that drive those …

New drug shows promise for preventing and even reversing damage from age-related dementia and stroke

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the …

Combining an antibiotic with the compound that gives vanilla its rich taste could stop the spread of drug-resistant superbugs

Combining an antibiotic with the compound that gives vanilla its rich taste may stop the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, new research …

Medicine

Chinese "laser rifle" sounds a bit too sci-fi to be true

China says that it has developed a laser rifle that can "carbonize" human flesh at a range of 800 m (2,625 ft), yet weighs only 3 kg (6.6 lb). In a …

How to build your own power grid

Power grids all over the planet suffer the same vulnerability: Centralization.<p>One station down means millions lose power. But the answer to this …

This Power Plant Has Cracked Carbon Capture

Carbon capture probably gets the least respect of any technology proposed to slow climate change. The basic idea—trapping emissions from fossil …