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Georgia Researchers Combat 'Nightmare Bacteria'

Virtually untreatable "superbug" bacteria were found more than 200 times last year in the U.S., and Georgia is working to combat the spread.<p>GEORGIA — …

Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have developed a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that can detect early indicators of the disease long before the first symptoms …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

'Non-Aging' Naked Mole Rats Seem to Defy the Laws of Mortality

Scientists think they hold to key to living forever.<p>We get old and then we die. At least, that’s the best-case scenario for humans: Each encroaching …

Biology

How do general anaesthetics work? Scientists may have finally found the answer

Beyond simply sending you to sleep, general anaesthetic propofol is doing something much more significant to your brain<p>If you’ve ever heard of …

3 small things you can do to outsmart impatience - TODAY.com

Whether you find yourself surrounded by people who are constantly late, or those who are moving too slow on the highway, you are waiting … Waiting ... Waiting ... And waiting.<p>Waiting can cause great frustration which leads to stress and we all know a stressful day is not a very fun day.<p>If you would …

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — …

NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at the planet Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops. That's closer than any …

Astronomy

Quantum common sense

Despite its confounding reputation, quantum mechanics both guides and helps explain human intuition<i>By Philip Ball</i>Read at Aeon

Scientists Capture DNA Replication On Video for the First Time. Here's What it Revealed.

First Look: DNA Replication<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured a single DNA molecule replicating on video — and it’s changing the way …

Why Humans Have Such Big Brains

The better to make friends with.<p>Humans are the only ultrasocial creature on the planet. We have outcompeted, interbred or even killed off all other …

11 New Facts Science Has Revealed About The Body

We're just scratching the surface.<p><b>1.</b> Hundreds of genes spring to life after you die - and they keep functioning for up to four days. Together with an …

Scientists Hope to Use Stem Cells to Reverse Death in Controversial Study

Back From The Dead<p>Researchers seem to be setting their sights on increasingly lofty goals when it comes to the human body – from the world’s first …

Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

Genetics

This month’s Perimeter Institute public lecture is “Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space” by Janna Levin, author and professor of physics and astronomy at Columbia University<p>On the one hand, this was expected. We know that mass bends space and time, and so when mass moves it really …

Physics

Time travel is 'possible' -- mathematically anyway

Pull out your list of regrets, mistakes and runs of just plain bad luck, because it turns out you can go back. A University of British Columbia professor has run the numbers on the feasibility of time travel, and he says they check out.<p>"People think of time travel as something fictional," math and …

Physics

Could Space Travelers Melt As They Accelerate Through Deep Space?

Forty years ago, Canadian physicist Bill Unruh made a surprising prediction regarding quantum field theory. Known as the Unruh effect, his theory …

‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe

“Genius,” a new 10-part series about Albert Einstein on the National Geographic Channel, starts off with a bang.<p>First, we see Einstein’s friend, the German foreign minister Walter Rathenau, shot and blown up in his car by a gang of Nazis.<p>Then we cut to Einstein, played by Geoffrey Rush, in his …

Ten Horrifying Deep Sea Creatures, Ranked

The depths of the ocean are festooned with the most nightmarish creatures imaginable. You might think you’re safe, because these critters live …

A New "CRISPR Pill" Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA

Targeted and Edible<p>As antibiotic resistance continues to grow, scientists are desperately trying to figure out how to best fight bacterium like</i> …

String Theory Says We Have at Least 10 Dimensions, but That's Not the Weirdest Thing About It

Quantum physics is weird. As soon as you think you understand it, you find five more reasons you don't. Take this, for example: the Standard Model of …

10 Best Nights to See Planets, Summer 2017 Edition

Stargazing is better if you know where to look.<p>As the weather gets warmer and we start spending more time outside, stargazers and planet watchers are …

Astronomy

Doug the Pug is an adorable nerd in 'The Big Bang Theory' intro parody

Sorry, <i>Big Bang Theory:</i> You may have won countless Emmy awards, but there's a new nerd in town.<p>His name is Doug the Pug<i>.</i><p>In the new parody video <i>The Big</i> …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

A Baby With 3 Genetic Parents Seems Healthy, But Questions Remain

Last fall, the New York-based reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang made headlines when he reported the birth of a "three-parent" baby — a healthy boy carrying the blended DNA of the birth mother, her husband and an unrelated female donor.<p>The technique, called mitochondrial replacement therapy, …

Genetics