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A Brand New Organ Has Just Been Discovered Within the Human Body

And just when we thought we knew it all, scientists have just discovered that the human digestive system contains another organ that we supposedly …

Digestion

It's not in your head: The weather is weirder, and climate change is the reason why

But don’t point any fingers at one particular flood. Or drought. Or hurricane. Or heatwave.<p>If it seems like you’re reading about devastating floods, droughts, and storms way more often than you used to, it’s because these extreme events are actually happening more frequently.<p>But this should come as …

Climate Change

p-wave triggered superconductivity in single-layer graphene on an electron-doped oxide superconductor

Altmetric: 297<p>Citations: 9<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>A. Di Bernardo ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2912-2023<br>• , O. Millo<br>• , M. Barbone<br>• , H. Alpern<br>• , Y. Kalcheim<br>• , …

Tests suggest the methods of neuroscience are left wanting

NEUROSCIENCE, like many other sciences, has a bottomless appetite for data. Flashy enterprises such as the BRAIN Initiative, announced by Barack …

Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole

Imagine doing astronomy where grease won't stay greasy, where it's nighttime all day during the winter, and where nighttime temperatures fall to -100 …

Universe

Decoding the Origami That Drives All Life

“Proteins are built to a precision that would make human engineers blush—every atom is always in exactly the right position.”<p>Robert Lang is a master of origami, known for his elegant and almost impossibly accurate sculptures. On his website, you can find his “crease patterns”—all the folds that go …

Rabies viruses reveal wiring in transparent brains

Researchers at the University of Bonn use a new method for assessing neural transplant integration<p>Scientists under the leadership of the University …

Neuroscience

Space weather forecasters remain vigilant in 2017 for potentially crippling solar storms

As ridiculous as it sounds, the fiery, roiling sun was “tame” in 2016. It spewed very few solar storms and had minimal impact on our electrical, digital life on Earth. Our star is in a declining phase of activity — it sounds good on paper, but seemingly quiet moments on the sun can still produce …

Weather

Scientists Can Sequence DNA With a Smartphone

A new microscope attachment could make cancer screening accessible in the most remote areas of the world.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Nokia

A Monster Solar Storm Could Cost the US $40 Billion Daily

Our planet is due to be hit with a powerful solar storm, an event that happens about once every hundred years. New research shows that losses from …

Weather

Earth - Monstrous spiders and centipedes that prey on large animals

You have probably seen the viral video of an Australian huntsman spider dragging a mouse up the side of a fridge. Well, we can top that.<p>The huntsman footage is undoubtedly remarkable. The spider is displaying amazing strength and extraordinary gripping power: the surface of that fridge is really …

Violations of energy conservation in the early universe may explain dark energy

(Phys.org)—Physicists have proposed that violations of energy conservation in the early universe, as predicted by certain modified theories of …

Physics

Scientists Say It's Time We Discussed Creating Humans From Stem Cells

It's not science fiction anymore.<p>A paper landed in my inbox this week with a startling premise: soon, stem cells swabbed from human beings’ cheeks or …

Researchers make a graphene superconductor

Graphene is the miracle cream of the physics world, with scientists all across the globe looking to unlock its powers. Researchers at the University of Cambridge believe they've found a way to transform the substance into a superconductor. Superconductors are nothing new, of course, but they …

Lab notes: from fairy circles to Venusian waves – an otherworldly week in science

This week’s biggest stories<p>Eclectic - it’s a pleasing word, and for this week’s science, the only word that seems to fit. Climate science has been a major part of this week’s coverage, given that climate change deniers are poised to enter the White House. And since there’s now compelling evidence …

Sea Level

NASA Just Announced a Mission to Send a Probe to a Dead Planet's Core

Meet the Psyche probe.<p>Every few years, NASA picks a roughly US $450 million mission to explore the Solar System. On Wednesday, however, the space …

Scientists finally explain mysterious 'fairy circles' found in Namibia

Empty circular patches dot the Namibian desert, and until now scientists were at a loss to fully explain them.<p>The mysteries surrounding these bizarre …

A New Twist on Fusion Power Could Finally Create Limitless Clean Energy

Let's do this.<p>In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in …

Major Questions We Still Have About the Universe Today

Regarding astronomy and the number of achievements that were made and puzzles solved, 2016 was a magnificent year. In fact, with the discovery of …

Universe

New Genetic Discovery May Explain Why Some People With Crohn's Disease Suffer More

For some, flare-ups only come every few years. Others never get relief.<p>More than half a million people in the U.S. suffer from Crohn’s disease, according to recent estimates, but their experiences with the chronic illness can diverge dramatically ― and new research changes the thinking on why the …

Genetics

New molecule knocks out superbugs' immunity to antibiotics

One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, strains of bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most …

Microbiology

Ultrafast Camera Captures 'Sonic Booms' of Light for First Time

Just as aircraft flying at supersonic speeds create cone-shaped sonic booms, pulses of light can leave behind cone-shaped wakes of light. Now, a …

Breakthroughs

What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises

Geneticists tell us that somewhere between 1 and 5 percent of the genome of modern Europeans and Asians consists of DNA inherited from Neanderthals, our prehistoric cousins.<p>At Vanderbilt University, John Anthony Capra, an evolutionary genomics professor, has been combining high-powered computation …

Evolution

NASA just released over 100 images of Pluto — and the footage is breathtaking

NASA released this video made from over 100 high-resolution images taken of the former planet Pluto. It gives us a never-before-seen view of the details on the surface.<p><i>Video courtesy of NASA</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Dark Matter May Be Responsible For Killing Off Galaxies Across The Universe, Researchers Say

It’s a mystery worthy of the Doctor’s attention — a whodunnit of truly cosmic proportions. All through the universe, something is killing galaxies …

Researchers Have Woven a ‘Smart’ Fabric That Mimics One of Our Bodies’ Hardiest Tissues

They hope to replace worn-out human joints.<p>For the first time, researchers have created a ‘smart’ fabric that mimics a type of special human tissue …

Should You Have Your Microbiome Analyzed?

A new report reveals that several biotech companies are now selling "microbiome screening tests" through doctor’s offices in the U.S. and Europe.<p>This …

Geoengineering Effort Could Pose Big Problem For Astronomers

Potential large-scale solutions to combat the influence that humans have on Earth's rising temperatures may directly affect astronomers.<p>During one of the United States' largest astronomical conferences, on Jan. 4, scientists discussed what geoengineering the planet's atmosphere could mean for …

Climate Change

Scientists Might Have Finally Decoded The Strange Signals Coming From Pulsars

The answer's in the cloud.<p>Astronomers studying pulsars may have finally unravelled why these mysterious pulsating objects appear to send different …