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Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Orthodox Judaism

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Scientists Have Grown 'Dinosaur Legs' on a Chicken For The First Time

Whoa.<p>Until very recently, one of the biggest myths in science was that all dinosaurs have been extinct for the past 65 million years. But thanks to …

Chickens

The Greatest Show on Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, <i>The God Delusion,</i> which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller <i>The Selfish Gene</i>. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack …

15 Relatively Brilliant Albert Einstein Quotes

In addition to being one of the world's greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein was also quite the philosopher. On what would be the renowned theoretical …

Albert Einstein

The 6 Most Earth-like Alien Planets

Discovering the first true "alien Earth" is a long-held dream of astronomers — and recent exoplanet discoveries suggest that their dream will come …

Sharks in a Volcano: Why You Should Care

Scientists studying the activity of an underwater volcano in the Solomon Islands were shocked when a hammerhead shark emerged from the cloud inside …

Zhenyuanlong suni: biggest ever winged dinosaur is found in China

Photograph: Junchang Lü<p>The beautifully preserved skeleton of the winged and feathered dinosaur Zhenyuanlong suni discovered in China.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/16/1437046897799/980e84c6-78de-46c2-8258-71429e5cbd7f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Junchang Lü<p>The …

Jurassic Park

Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells

Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In …

Audi claims first synthetic gasoline made from plants

Just weeks after producing its first batch of synthetic diesel fuel made from carbon dioxide and water, Audi has laid claim to another synthetic, …

Octopus Skin Can See Light, No Brain Needed

Look, ma, no eyes<p>Seeing without eyes might seem impossible, but for some cephalopods like octopuses, it's entirely normal.<p>They may not be able to see details, but it turns out that some cephalopods' skin contains proteins called opsins that are sensitive to light. A new study in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Switch on a Dormant Gene in Human Red Blood Cells

Welcome to the future of genetic editing.<p>Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have used a world-first technique to …

Genetics

Chicken embryos with dinosaur snouts created in lab

Chicks with dino-snouts? With a little molecular tinkering, for the first time scientists have created chicken embryos with broad, <i>Velociraptor</i>-like muzzles in the place of their beaks.<p>The bizarrely developing chickens shed new light on how the bird beak evolved, scientists added.<p>The Age of …

A guide to CRISPR, the human gene-editing tool that has scientists excited — and terrified

We are now one step closer to designer babies. Using a technique called CRISPR, geneticists in China recently modified the DNA of nonviable human embryos and published the results in the journal <i>Protein & Cell</i>.<p>Editing the genetic material of human embryos was a first — and the April 18 publication …

Genetics

Universe A Matrix Computer Game Designed By Aliens, Say NASA

Scientist Stumped by Actual Dinosaur Skin

Being the first ever to examine a dinosaur fossil long buried in sedimentary rock is thrilling enough for a field researcher. But a team working in …

Science

Is NASA one step closer to warp drive?

Potentially good news for those who want to zip around our solar system, and beyond, at speeds approaching that of light -- and maybe even faster.<p>NASA, according to NASASpaceFlight.com, is quietly claiming to have successfully tested a revolutionary new means of space travel that could one day …

Space Travel

Isolated tribe in Venezuelan Amazon has world's most diverse colonies of bacteria | Fox News

In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and on the human body.<p>The microbiome — the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that share our bodies …

Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current models<p>Astronomers have discovered a <b>curious empty section of space</b> which is missing around 10,000 galaxies.<p>The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in …

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

Baby Mosasaurs Were Born Out at Sea

If you want to find sea monsters, there’s hardly a better place to look than western Kansas. Not that you’re going to see any live ones slithering around. They’ve been dead for more than 66 million years. In rocks deposited by a warm, shallow sea that once washed over the middle of North America, …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …

Dark Matter --"Is a Parallel Universe That Could Harbor Rich Physics and Complex Behavior"

Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity. An international …

Brain-Implanted Compasses Let Blind Rats Navigate A Maze

Paving the way for bionic humans<p>Some animals--such as pigeons--come with built-in compasses. Others, it seems, can be retrofitted. Researchers in Japan have managed to wire digital compasses, like the one in your smartphone, to the brains of blind rats. The rats learned to use the compass to find …