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Why Science Denialism Is Costing Us A Fortune

In case you haven’t heard, the moon landings were faked, the measles vaccine causes autism, climate change is a hoax, and genetically modified crops (GMOs) are, you know, the pits. If you want evidence, just check the Internet.<p>Scientists like me adopt all kinds of strategies in trying to combat …

Public Health

A Clever Material Can Remember Hundreds of Past Shapes

Ever gotten off track working on origami (who hasn’t?), and wished you could figure out how to undo your last few folds? There’s a clever new …

Scientists combine coal waste and algae to create a new super-clean fuel

Scientists have discovered a new, clean-burning fuel made from unlikely ingredients: coal dust and algae. Coalgae is easy to produce, low in cost, …

Biofuel

Brain-to-brain interfaces have arrived, and they are absolutely mindblowing

In a stunning first for neuroscience, researchers have created an electronic link between the brains of two rats, and demonstrated that signals from …

Home

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Remote-Controlled People Stroll Through A Park For Science

A whole new kind of cruise control<p>Have you ever been walking down the street, minding your own business, when you suddenly run into a person, or a telephone pole? Maybe you were texting a friend or fantasizing about what you would have for lunch, but now you feel like an idiot.<p>A group of scientists …

ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A pioneering stem cell treatment for patients disabled by stroke has continued to show long-term promise in a clinical trial, the British biotech company behind the project said on Friday.<p>News that two-year follow-up data from a small Phase I study showed improvements in limb …

Stem Cells

Newly Discovered Hormone Simulates Exercise In Mice

The researchers predict that it could do the same for people, too<p>Everyone knows the age-old tactics for losing weight: eat better, eat less, and exercise more. But researchers at the University of Southern California may have found a way to sidestep that simple-sounding advice. Mice injected with a …

Lost ‘City of the Monkey God’ Discovered in Honduras

An article published on NationalGeographic.com tells the story of the legendary city sometimes referred to as the “City of the Monkey God":<p><i>For a hundred years, explorers and prospectors told tales of the white ramparts of a lost city glimpsed above the jungle foliage. Indigenous stories speak of a</i> …

Archaeology

Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

Cell Biology

NASA Planning Human Mission to Mars With Orion Test Flight

"Unscrewed" flight test on December 4.<p>In the ongoing effort to explore this solar system's Red Planet, NASA will launch its first flight test of …

Blood recycling machine gets 3D-printed upgrade

A transfusion machine that takes a person's blood lost during an operation, filters it, and then puts it back into the body has been improved through …

Drunkenly Wobbling Planets Could Make Good Homes For Humans

A drunken planet that’s reeling all over the place could actually be a better place for life to spring up, according to a new modelling study.<p>Astronomers at the University of Washington, Weber State University and NASA have found that a fluctuating tilt in a planet’s orbit doesn’t stop the world …

Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human body - CNN.com

Scientists are 3-D printing body parts ranging from plastic skulls to artificial eyes. Fripp Design and Research and Manchester Metropolitan University say they are able to 3-D print up to 150 prosthetic eyes an hour.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Printed eyes<p>Artificial ear<p>Artificial ear<p>Plastic skull<p>Printed …

WATCH: Scientists Suspend Objects in Midair with Sound Waves

No smoke, no mirrors, just sound was all scientists needed to levitate objects in midair.<p>NPR reports that researchers at the University of Tokyo have …

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Donald Trump

Super-Earths: Planets Likely Have Stable Climate Similar to Earth's

Super-Earths, massive planets that have been discovered both in and outside the Milky Way, have been found to have a climate more like Earth’s than …

Universe

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Gay People Can Have Awesome Beach Weddings in Hawaii Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Shortly after midnight on Monday, same-sex marriage became legal in the great state of Hawaii, which …

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Royal Weddings

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Physics

Evidence of a comet that rained 'a shockwave of fire' detected on Earth

A comet that struck Earth around 28 million years ago annihilated part of modern-day Egypt — but managed to leave behind a few relics for modern scientists to marvel over.<p>According to a team of South African researchers, a small pebble discovered by an Egyptian geologist in 1996 has been identified …

'Dark universe' beckons as research target after Higgs boson wins Nobel | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - With the Higgs boson in the bag, the head of the CERN research center urged scientists on Tuesday to push on to unveil the “dark universe” - the hidden stuff that makes up 95 per cent of the cosmos and is still a mystery to earthbound researchers.<p>British physicist Peter Higgs (R) …

Physics

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

Nuclear Energy

The Higgs boson particle – digested

The secret of life and the universe, explained by our science editor<p>In the aftermath of the big bang that flung the universe into existence 13.82bn years ago, the forces of nature were one. But as the universe expanded and cooled, they separated out into the four seen today. The electromagnetic …