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Why the Promise of Cheap Fuel from Super Bugs Fell Short - MIT Technology Review

Biotech company LS9 launched in 2005 with great ambitions: founded by premier scientists and top-flight venture capitalists, it planned to …

Biofuel

Acid bath offers easy path to stem cells

Just squeezing or bathing cells in acidic conditions can readily reprogram them into an embryonic state.<p>In 2006, Japanese researchers reported a …

Biology

How to teach… stem cell research

With Japanese scientists discovering a way to make stem cells in half an hour, we've rounded up some of the top resources on the subject<p>A new quick way of making stem cells has been hailed as a major scientific discovery this week. In a series of experiments, Japanese researchers have been able to …

Scientists unveil molecular mechanism that controls plant growth, development

A new study unravels the mystery behind how the plant hormones called auxins activate multiple vital plant functions through various gene …

New 'Titan' dinosaur discovered in China - Unexplained Mysteries

Titanosaurs were some of the largest land animals to ever live. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nobu Tamura<p>Paleontologists have pieced together a new …

An unbelievably gruesome epidemic is ravaging starfish populations

Smartphone Use While Walking Is Painfully Dumb

Back in 2010, in this space, I described my near run-in with he whom I dubbed “Scooter Boy.” This yutz was driving down a busy road in Florida on, …

Cinema Classics: Five of the Best Science and Technology Films (Op-Ed)

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to SPACE.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights …

Kepler-62e: Super-Earth & Possible Water World

Kepler-62e is an exoplanet believed to be a water world, orbiting at about the equivalent distance of Mercury in its planetary system some 1,200 …

Universe

Genetically identical bacteria can behave in radically different ways

Although a population of bacteria may be genetically identical, individual bacteria within that population can act in radically different ways.<p>As …

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …