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Leukaemia researchers find ‘genetic switch’ to repair cancer cells in mice

The most common childhood leukaemia can be “cured” in mice with the flick of a genetic switch, Australian researchers have discovered.<p>Mice at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute developed a type of leukaemia, B-ALL, after having the “tumour suppressor” gene Pax5 deactivated. But when …

7 Things You Can Do Alone to Boost Your Sex Life

Get to it!<p><i>By YourTango</i><p>Most people (and experts!) agree that the key to an uninhibited sexual experience with a partner is to know thyself—intimately. In other words, before you can have great sex as a couple, you must first understand what gets you off. What are your turn-ons (and turn-offs)? What …

3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, …

A Majority of Americans Still Aren't Sure About the Big Bang

A new poll confirms what has long been true: A majority of Americans aren't convinced the Big Bang is a scientific fact.<p>A majority of Americans don't believe in even the most fundamental discovery of 20th century physics, which 99.9 percent of members of the National Academies of Sciences do: that …

Miss the 'Blood Moon'? Here's Your Next Chance

If you were asleep when the "blood moon" graced the sky early today, you're in luck.<p>The moon will glow red three more times in the next 18 months, …

5 Science And Technology Claims That Should Be Jokes But Aren't

We wish these were April Fools pranks.<p>This April Fools' Day, we're feeling grumpy. Below are five major claims that have crossed our science-and-technology radar in the past few months, and that we only wish were jokes. The pushers of these items continue to make mischief, meaning people are still …

Blast Sensors Detect More Asteroid Strikes Than Expected

A network designed to detect nuclear test explosions has recorded more asteroid impacts over the past decade than expected, according to a group that's working on an asteroid-hunting telescope.<p>The B612 Foundation said it would share the evidence from the International Monitoring System, a global …

Space

Robot mannequin to test armed forces' protective suits

<b>A robotic mannequin that can run, sit and even mimic the movement of a soldier has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.</b><p>The £1.1m robot - developed using Formula 1 technology - will test protective suits and equipment.<p>The "Porton Man" has more than 100 sensors over its body to record data …

5 most incredible discoveries of the week

A microbe that nearly made the Earth a dead zone and an intriguing ocean discovery on a moon of Saturn highlight the list:<p>1. Villain That Nearly Killed All Life on Earth Is ... Tiny: Name your favorite culprit for the mass extinction that wiped out nearly every life form on Earth 250 million years …

Surgeons to Put Gunshot Victims Into Suspended Animation

Study will see if supercooling allows wounds to be repaired quickly enough to preserve brain function.<p>Surgeons at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will soon try to save the life of a gunshot victim by killing him first—or almost.<p><b>When a shooting or stabbing victim goes into cardiac arrest due</b> …

Sherpa Perspective Explored in New Everest Film

<b>See more about Everest.</b><p>The 2014 Everest climbing season is upon us and teams have already begun their treks to base camp. Each season has its own surprises and headlines, with last year’s “Everest fight” stirring a media blitz. The 2014 season will see some changes, with new regulations in place to …

Military Weather Satellite Launched After 15-Year Hold

A U.S. military weather satellite, refurbished after more than a decade in storage, blasted off aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Thursday.<p>The rocket put the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program spacecraft into a 530-mile-high orbit passing over …

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

New and improved atomic clock: A revolution in timekeeping is coming

With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit.<p>For the first time in 15 years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock, institute officials announced Wednesday -- at 10:02 a.m. …

House prices: one London home, or 25 in Scotland

Survey reveals wide chasm in UK property market, with average family home in most expensive region 25 times the price of one in the cheapest area<p>An average three-bedroom house in the most expensive part of Britain costs 25 times more than an equivalent property in the cheapest area, according to …

Democrats seek ways to limit Obamacare fallout after Florida defeat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss of a Florida candidate who had led in the polls.<p>Cathey Park of Cambridge, …

Saint Patrick's Day: recipes using the very best Irish produce

Ireland enjoys a bounty of wonderful fresh produce that elevates even the simplest of recipes. For St Patrick's Day, you can't go wrong if you embrace some of the big-hitters: the grass-fed Irish beef, its famous cheese, smoked fish and, of course, that heart-melting soda bread.<p><b>STEAK WITH</b> …

Could an Ancient Indian Village Stop a New Hotel in Miami?

Downtown Miami discovery sparks turf battle between preservationists and developers.<p>As construction of the final stage of a $600 million development in downtown Miami drew near, Miamians looked forward to getting a new 34-story hotel, with movie theaters and restaurants, on what had been a vacant …

The World's Longest Aircraft Is Half-Blimp, Half-Zeppelin

A discarded U.S. Army concept gets a new life in Britain.<p>Unveiled last Friday, the Airlander is the world's longest aircraft. Developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles, the 302-foot-long Airlander was once a candidate military craft called "Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle," until Pentagon budget …

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Report: Camels Play Key Role in Spread of Deadly Virus in Middle East

A new study released on Feb. 25 provides the strongest evidence yet that camels are a major player in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

The Tiny Culprit Behind A Graveyard of Ancient Whales

As the Pan-American Highway snakes its way through Chile, it passes through a place called Cerro Ballena. The site is in the middle of the driest desert in the world, and just an hour away from the mine where 33 unfortunate miners were trapped a few years back. That particular stretch of road is …

The hard-to-find Stephen Hawking documentary 'A Brief History of Time' is now on iTunes

If you have $19.99 and an interest in astrophysics, here's some good news. Errol Morris's documentary "A Brief History of Time," a profile of the brilliant scientist Stephen Hawking and his struggle with the degenerative disease that paralyzed him, is now available on iTunes. The film, named after …