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Mad Scientists Created Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Behold syn3.0, a synthetic bacterial genome that’s smaller than anything found in nature. Biologists hope it will further our understanding of the …

Genomic signature could lead to new early-detection cancer test

Detecting cancer when it's still in the early stages of development is a difficult task, but an extremely important one, with the chances of …

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Second Sight First Bionic Eyes

The first glasses in the world, it seems, were created some 700 years ago.<p>It's taken until this year, 2014, for patients to receive the first FDA-approved bionic eyes. This breakthrough comes via Second Sight, a California company whose Argus II technology revolves around implanting patients with …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

This worm's sperm invades and kills females of another species

An 'unprecedented' means of avoiding reproduction between species<p>When it comes to sex, animals have developed a plethora of tricks to avoid mixups with other species. They use sight, smell, and even feel to tell each other apart. But in certain cases, the similarities between species are just too …

A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

A woman in her late 20s came to see me recently because her back hurt. She works at a child care center in town where she picks up babies and small children all day long.<p>She felt a twinge in her lower back when hoisting a fussy kid. The pain was bad enough that she went home from work early and was …

Zebra stripes evolved to keep biting flies at bay

Science reporter, BBC Nature<p>Why zebras evolved their characteristic black-and-white stripes has been the subject of decades of debate among scientists.<p>Now researchers from Hungary and Sweden claim to have solved the mystery.<p>The stripes, they say, came about to keep away blood-sucking flies.<p>They …

Scientist Links Fossil to the Biggest Bird That Ever Flew

Behold the ultimate Big Bird — a seabird called Pelagornis sandersi, which probably needed a running start to take to the air because of its absurdly wide 20- to 24-foot wingspan.<p>The fossilized bones of the giant creature were found more than 30 years ago near Charleston, South Carolina, during …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.<p>The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, …

Iceland's DNA: The world's most precious genes?

<b>Iceland's record of low immigration and its genealogical records going back 1,000 years make it a paradise for geneticists. A third or more of the population has already donated a DNA sample - but a new push to increase that figure is meeting some resistance.</b><p>"No!" says Alda Sigmundsdottir, raising …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.<p>There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help …

Were dinosaurs all at sea?

Myths persist that large dinosaurs lived neck-deep in water, but while this is not true, they were not averse to taking a dip<p>In the early days of palaeontology, the dinosaurs were a clear anomaly compared to other known animals (both alive and extinct). Just how could such huge creatures have found …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

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Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.<p>Authors of the survey, published on Thursday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, said the finding of near unanimity provided a powerful rebuttal to …

Geoengineering could bring severe drought to the tropics, research shows

Reversing climate change via huge artificial volcanic eruptions could bring severe droughts to large regions of the tropics, according to new scientific research.<p>The controversial idea of geoengineering – deliberately changing the Earth's climate – is being seriously discussed as a last-ditch way …

FDA Slaps Personal Genomics Startup 23andMe With Stiff Warning

Earlier today, the FDA released a letter it sent last Friday to personal genomics startup 23andMe (here). The warning letter served notice to the company <i>—</i> and the broader digital health startup community <i>—</i> that the power of the FDA is not something to be taken lightly.<p><i>Failure to take adequate</i> …

Do We Need to Be Protected From Our Genomes?

0<p>SHARES<p>The Food & Drug Administration provoked a furious controversy when it recently ordered the personal genetics company 23andMe to stop selling …

When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?

A conversation with the biogeneticist Eric S. Lander about how genetic advances are transforming medical treatment<p>Since the beginning <i>of this century, the most rapidly advancing field in the life sciences, and perhaps in human inquiry of any sort, has been genomics. In 2001, rival teams from the</i> …

Genomics Technology Races to Save Newborns

Earlier this month, doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., were able to use rapid DNA sequencing and analysis to identify the …

Surprise! 20 Percent of Neanderthal Genome Lives On in Modern Humans, Scientists Find

Two new studies suggest that the contribution from Neanderthal DNA was vital.<p>When modern humans migrated out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, they found the Eurasian continent already inhabited by brawny, big-browed Neanderthals. We know that at least some encounters between the two kinds of human …