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Brain Cells From Pigs Implanted Into Human Brains to Treat Parkinson's

Neurochemical Reboot<p>New Zealand biotech company Living Cell Technologies has developed a treatment for Parkinson’s disease using choroid plexus cells …

Neuroscience

Discovery of Florida panther kittens near Everglades buoys hope for the endangered cats

Florida panther kittens have been discovered in a part of the state where they had not been seen before, a sign that the endangered cat is expanding its range.<p>Trail cameras have captured photographs of a female panther with two kittens in Charlotte County north of the Caloosahatchee River, showing …

Inspired by Nature: Scientists Find Groundbreaking Solution for Solar Storage

One of the most common pitfalls of solar energy is storing it. On sunny days there is typically an excess of energy, which is lost if not captured. …

Clean Energy

Oldest Human Remains Found In Americas Are From Teenager Who Fell To Her Death In A Cave

An ancient human whose skeleton was discovered in an underwater cave may have given birth before she fell to her death.<p>At a ripe old age of 13,000 …

A Company in Japan Just Broke the World Record for Solar Panel Efficiency

The Rise of Solar Power<p>Solar power is certainly on the rise around the world. There are massive solar power generating installations across Asia, …

Solar Power

2,000-year-old pre-Aztec ancient palace complex found in Mexico

There’s so much we don’t know about ancient civilizations, but the discovery of a 30,031-square-foot palace complex in Mexico may yield some hints. …

Immortal Stem Cells Let Scientists Create an Unlimited Supply of Artificial Blood

This is a big deal for medicine.<p>Researchers have developed a line immortal stem cells that allow them to generate an unlimited supply of artificial …

Medicine

The largest dinosaur footprint ever found has been discovered in 'Australia's own Jurassic Park'

On a 25-kilometer stretch of coastline in Western Australia lies a prehistoric treasure trove.<p>Thousands of approximately 130 million-year-old dinosaur footprints are embedded in a stretch of land that can be studied only during low tide, when the sea — and the sharks and crocodiles that inhabit the …

Paleontology

Anti-aging protein reverses hair loss, improves stamina in mice

Anti-aging drug research has homed in on senescent cells in recent years. These are damaged cells that accumulate in various tissues and organs as we …

hair loss

66% of Cancers Are Caused by DNA Error, Not Environment or Lifestyle, Finds Johns Hopkins Study

We usually attribute cancer to inherited genes such as the BRACA1 or BRACA2 mutations, responsible for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Or else, …

Anti-aging breakthrough? Team identifies a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA

<b>UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help</b> …

Atoms

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Scientists are able to grow human tissue in a laboratory, but that's far from being able to grow viable organs. One of the biggest problems is that …

Biotechnology

Africans are rising – we are going to build a different kind of future

Fed up with ineffective leaders who aren’t dealing with the crises on the continent, people are coming together to launch a pan-African solidarity movement<p>The expression “Africa rising” was popularised by the Economist and focuses on GDP growth. The growing middle class and major increases in …

Africa

The Return Of The Cavemen: Prehistoric Cloning revisited

Scientists are debating about a possible return of the Neanderthal. With stem cell technology breaking through elsewhere and a complete sequence of …

Anthropology

You Remember Bad Experiences Out Of Context, Which Could Explain PTSD

If you've ever gone through a traumatic event, chances are very good that you remember it in vivid detail. According to research, however, the …

The Brain

Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

BOLZANO, Italy — When the head of a small Italian museum called Detective Inspector Alexander Horn of the Munich Police, she asked him if he investigated cold cases.<p>“Yes I do,” Inspector Horn said, recalling their conversation.<p>“Well, I have the coldest case of all for you,” said Angelika …

Anthropology

Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun

Solar power is potentially the greatest single energy source outside of controlled nuclear fusion, but the Sun is literally a fair weather source …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Breathtaking Stained-Glass Cabin Looks Ripped from a Fairytale

Neile Cooper’s handcrafted glass abode is made entirely of reclaimed materials and it is stunning.<p>A miniature house made from glass shows off expert construction and dazzling motifs seemingly ripped from <i>Alice In Wonderland</i>. Covered with stained glass, the house sits on a stretch of luscious green …

New Jersey

Children who eat too much sugar are developing diseases that only alcoholics used to get

Eating too much sugar isn't just a problem for our waistlines. It's making us sick — very sick. Here, Robert Lustig, who is a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco, explains just how much our health has taken a turn for the worse since the '70s and …

San Francisco

Ancient green building technique helps ease West Africa housing crisis

Semi-arid regions of Africa face unique obstacles in their efforts to address a growing housing crisis. For years people built roofs with bush …

When a black fighter won ‘the fight of the century,’ race riots erupted across America

Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries, and black people were murdered for it<p>On Independence Day, 1910, race riots ignited across America. Jack …

Boxing

How To Live Longer? Scientists Identify Molecule That Plays Key Role In DNA Damage, Aging

You’d think that since dying is the one thing all of us — and our ancestors before us — have been doing for the last 3.7 billion years, we’d have …

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

Neuroscience

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders | Inc.com

Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs across the world to find out about their …

Leadership

Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>These are a key step in Tesla’s combined …

Tesla

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

Narcissistic Men & their Mothers.

<i>“There is a form of narcissism that seems to affect men more than women…it stems from a very close and unhealthy mother-son attachment relationship.”</i></i> …

Psychology

Modern Wooden Houses With No Glue Or Nails

Depending where you are in the world, the techniques used to build houses can sometimes seem to be stuck in another century. Bricks and mortar, for …