Nicole Calvert Simmons

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Deadlier than cancer: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could be one of the world’s top killers by 2050

<b>(Image Wizard/Shutterstock)</b><p>Left unchecked, antibiotic resistance will kill 10 million per year by 2050, a new report finds<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 11, 2014 3:33pm (UTC)<p>An economist crunched the numbers on the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," and what he found foresees crisis in the very near …

CERN Particle Smasher to Turn Back On at Record Power in March

CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe. The world's biggest particle collider, located near Geneva, has been …

New Element 115, Ununpentium, May Join Periodic Table

The periodic table of the elements has grown ever since the first version was published by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. And now scientists in Sweden suggest it's time to add yet another element to the table.<p>New research confirms the existence of a super-heavy, radioactive element with atomic number …

What If Ice Did Not Float? Chemist Martyn Poliakoff Explores Question In New VIDEO

What would the world be like if ice didn't float on water?<p>"If you put ice cubes into a drink and they sink to the bottom, you'd end up with a warm drink, and that would be a social disaster," Dr. Martyn Poliakoff, chemistry professor and Einstein look-alike, explains in the video above, The …

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

Click to enlarge<p>A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can …

Study: Female Brains Are Smaller Than Male Brains, But Used More Efficiently

<b>SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento)</b> – The findings of a new study reveal that, while women do have smaller brains than men, women use the grey matter they do …

Scientists have built an 'off switch' for the brain

Scientists have developed an “off-switch” for the brain to effectively shut down neural activity using light pulses.<p>In 2005, Stanford scientist Karl …

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in …