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Officials, aid groups rip world's response to 'spiraling' Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is much worse than official figures show and is "spiraling out of control," a leading U.S. official said Tuesday -- due in part, he said, to some countries that inadvertently have made it harder to corral the deadly disease.<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. …

The physics of proton therapy

A brief explanation of the physics behind the treatment that Ashya King’s parents wanted for their son’s cancer<p>The story of Ashya King and his parents is desperately sad. One feature is that his family want him to receive proton therapy. This is not a “magic bullet” treatment and without knowing …

Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.<p>But the ex-wife and children of instructor Charles Vacca say they harbor no ill feelings toward the girl …

A 'leg up' in evolution? Watch this fish walk on land

Sometimes a fish out of water really can do better on land! Scientists studying a strange fish called a bichir from riverbanks in Africa have found that when they raise these so-called dragon fish in a terrestrial environment, their bodies actually change in ways that make them more successful …

New ant evolved to mooch off its relatives - Futurity

A newly-discovered species of parasitic ant appears to have branched off from the family tree without leaving home.

Zoology

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

Millions of Jellyfish-like ‘Sailor’ Creatures Invade West Coast Beaches

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Obama proposes Earth's largest marine sanctuary

Covering more than 500 million acres of ocean, the expanded marine sanctuary would be four times larger than California. It could also help nurture …

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …

LG G3 Dummy Unit Poses for the Camera

As the launch date of the alleged LG G3 draws closer, we see more and more leaks of the purported handset. Over the weekend, we saw the LG G3 with …

Why Synthetic Biology Is the Field of the Future — NOVA Next

Most Americans may not be familiar with synthetic biology, but they may come to appreciate its advances someday soon. Synthetic biology focuses on …

A Tractor Beam Made Of Sound Waves

The device can move around centimeter-sized objects.<p>Tractor beams (short for "attractor beams," which can bring one object closer to another from a distance) are a common trope in science fiction. But could they be made in real life? Researchers made news earlier this year when they created a kind …

Physics

Imogen Heap’s sensor-packed gloves will change digital music making forever (interview)

Digital music is made out of square and sine waves. These sounds don’t have bodies. They don’t have a character, but according to musical mastermind Imogen Heap, wearables can bring them to life.<p>Heap believes she’s found a way to make digital music making a bit more human. And all it takes is a …

This robot printer runs around the page laying down ink

Most pocket-sized printers are really shrunken versions of what you'd see on your desk. Rather boring, don't you think? Zuta Labs' upcoming Pocket Printer robot may liven things up a little. Instead of using an old-fashioned paper feed, it runs over the page laying grayscale ink. This Roomba-like …

Fossils Suggest Modern Sharks Are More Evolved Than Previously Thought

A 325-million-year-old fossil fish shows that evolution hasn't left sharks alone.<p>Paleontologists have long thought that sharks hit on the right combination of body shape and internal anatomy early on, and that evolutionary forces didn't tinker much with the design over the following hundreds of …

Scientists discover the secret behind zombie plants

If the fungal spore outbreak in <i>The Last of Us</i> scared the hell out of you, you'll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants into zombies. In fact, a group of scientists from the John Innes Centre in the UK just figured out how certain …

One Goat’s Million-Dollar Blood Is Fueling Cancer Research

In the quest to create a device to detect how cancer moves throughout the body, researchers discovered that one specific goat’s blood was key to success. Then that blood became very, very precious.<p>Once there was a goat living somewhere in North America. The goat, fed, kept warm, lived out its life …

Cancer Cells

Scientists make new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses

Night vision contact lenses may be the stuff of science fiction movies, but new research points the way to how we could some day see in the dark with our own eyes. Electrical Engineers at the University of Michigan have found a new way to sense infrared light using two layers of an atom-thick layer …

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Self-healing engineered muscle grown in the laboratory

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into …

This Dad Makes Awesome CGI Videos Of His Son

Normally, videos of somebody's kid are boring. But when the dad works with Pixar? Way less boring.<p>Daniel Hashimoto appears to be a pretty cool dad. The After Effects artist for DreamWorks Studios does his magic on videos of his 3-year-old son, transforming the little guy into a superhero capable of …

Action Movies

Seeing Cells As They’re Meant To Be Seen: In 3-D

Here's the big picture<p>Cells live in a three-dimensional world, but until recently, scientists using fluorescence microscopes could see them well in only two dimensions. With advances in confocal microscopes, which use pinhole apertures to focus light on several planes, scientists can now view …

Australian Universities

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

The Next X Prize: Artificial Intelligence!

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Library of Science and Medical Illustrations

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