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An Ancient, Mysterious Scrap of Human DNA

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>I can still remember back in 1997 being shocked that a team of scientists had managed to extract a few hundred bases of DNA from a 40,000 year old Neanderthal fossil. <i>Neanderthal DNA!</i> In the years that followed, scientists made huge advances in recovering ancient DNA, …

Astronauts And Mice Return From Space With Altered Eyes

About one in five astronauts report vision changes after space missions. A new, small study in mice takes a look at what might cause those changes at a molecular level.<p>When he rocketed up to the International Space Station in March 2009, NASA astronaut Mike Barratt needed glasses to see things in …

Scientists discover eighth colour of the rainbow

Scientists have identified an invisible eighth colour in the rainbow, a discovery that could have wide-ranging implications on the nature of military …

German Scientists Create Lithium Ion Battery that Can Charge an Electric Car for 27 Years

Scientists at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemburg (ZSW) have developed one of the most efficient lithium-ion …

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Scientists regenerate organ in mice in world-first breakthrough

Scientists have regenerated a living organ for the first time, potentially opening the way for life-lengthening human therapies.<p>A team at Edinburgh University’s medical research centre for regenerative medicine managed to rebuild the thymus of very old mice, re-establishing the health of the organ …

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Scientists Find that Nanoparticles in Clothing, Toys and Cosmetics May Damage DNA

The makeup, sunscreen and clothing and that you wear every single day could possibly be damaging your DNA, according to a new study from MIT. …

Scientists discover the protein interaction that triggers conception

Scientists may have discovered the key to mammalian fertilization: the interaction between two proteins, Izumo and Juno, located on the surface of sperm and eggs, respectively. The finding, published in a mouse study today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, closes a gap in our understanding of how mammals …

Scientists Develop Wonder Nanomaterial that Can Produce Energy, Clean Water and Hydrogen

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new nanomaterial that functions like the best Swiss army knife in the world. The material, known as …

Romanian Scientists Make Artificial Blood from Sea Worms

Image via Shutterstock<p>Scientists in Romania have developed artificial blood made from water, salt and protein that could one day be used in humans. …

Comet ISON Might Not Be Dead after All, Scientists Say

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a reversal that would make a comic book writer blush, scientists seem ready to resurrect Comet …

Scientists Clone Stem Cells From Two Adult Men In Major Breakthrough

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.<p>The advance, described …

Argentina Scientists Are Now Attaching Backpacks To Collect Cow Farts

Scientists in Argentina may have just the answer to combat global warming.<p>With cows being responsible for up to 25 percent of the methane gas released in the US each year, a group of scientists at Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology is now attaching backpacks to cows to …

Scientists Want to Tax Meat to Cut Methane Emissions, Slow Global Warming

A group of scientists aren’t waiting for the world to follow Al Gore’s lead by going vegan to save the planet. Instead, they want to tax meat in …

Climate Change

Scientists Discover New Greenhouse Gas 7,000 Times More Potent than CO2

If you thought CO2 and methane were contenders for the most destructive greenhouse gases on the planet, then you will be shocked to learn that …