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Plants Can Hear Each Other, Research Suggests

It is already known that plants can communicate through chemicals, but new research shows that they can still communicate when all routes are blocked …

Neuroscience

Cells in hydrogel reverse diabetes in mice

<b>GEORGIA TECH / EMORY (US) —</b> Scientists reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice in as little as 10 days using a new technique to transplant cells.<p>The …

Sticky questions about role of Alzheimer’s gene

<b>WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> Scientists’ picture of how a gene strongly linked to Alzheimer’s disease harms the brain may need to be …

Video: World’s smallest movie, made with atoms

IBM researchers made this short film by moving atoms.<p>IBM researchers working on how to store data atom by atom created this short film. They call it <i>A</i> …

Chemistry

A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Mutations on a single gene appear to increase the risk for both an unusual sleep disorder and migraines, a team reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>.<p>The finding could help explain the links between sleep problems and migraines. It also should make it easier to find new drugs to treat migraines, …

Everything you know about dinosaurs is wrong: Tour guide sets you straight

When it comes to dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters, even the experts can get things wrong — as dino-fanatic Brian Switek explains in his tour guide to the paleontological frontier.<p>The righting of wrongness begins with the title of Switek's book: "My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road With Old …

Binge eating may be based in biology

<b>MICHIGAN STATE (US) —</b> Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats are, according to new research that provides some of the strongest …

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

We know who you are: the scary new technology of iris scanners

Last month, a company called AOptix unveiled its latest creation, pitched as a game-changer in the world of iris recognition. In less grandiose terms, it's basically an iPhone case for cops, providing military-grade biometric scanning on the move. The AOptix shell is built to provide everything an …

Meteorite ‘mosaic’ hints at life on Mars

<b>MICHIGAN STATE (US) —</b> To figure out if conditions on Mars were ever right for life, scientists have examined a meteorite that that formed there more …

Social games may treat infant autism

<b>UC SANTA BARBARA (US) —</b> A brief intervention conducted with babies only four to twelve weeks old shows promise for treating symptoms of autism, …

3D printed 'bionic' ear combines cartilage with an antenna

A strange combination of tissue and electronics could help us repair — or someday even replace — human ears. Researchers led by Michael McAlpine, an assistant engineering professor at Princeton, have created a prototype artificial ear from an antenna and 3D printed cells. McAlpine has worked for …

Advising government: did Isaac Newton get it wrong?

There have been a lot of posts lately in the Guardian Science blogs about the role of the new chief scientific adviser, Mark Walport. While finding …

NASA invites public to send names and messages to Mars

NASA is inviting the public to submit their names and a personal message for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian …

University of California

Radio collars reveal hibernating lemurs

<b>DUKE (US) —</b> Scientists only knew of one primate that hibernates as a survival strategy—the western fat-tailed dwarf lemur—but it turns out they’re …

Ape pelvis fills gap in evolution puzzle

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> Experts say the pelvis from an 11.9 million-year-old ape skeleton suggests the primate probably lived near the beginning of the …

Bonding with avatar can shift perception

<b>PENN STATE / U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> People who customized an avatar and saw it wearing a backpack overestimated the heights of virtual hills, just as …

Gairdner Foundation honours two of three prizewinners for hepatitis C research : News blog

As they sipped an Ontario sauvignon blanc and munched on Canadian lobster and tuna tartar, guests gathered last night at the Canadian Embassy in …

The Majestic Grolar Bear

Chinese Scientists Create New Mutant Bird-Flu Virus

In nature, some strains of the influenza virus are highly lethal while others jump easily from person to person. What public health officials fear …

Menopause skills fall short for new ob/gyns

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Not even one in five trainee obstetrics and gynecology doctors in the United States receives formal training in menopause …

Robotic insect: World's smallest flying robot takes off

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/975000/975155_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534409190_af73d13e83af123ccc62a153aae9bd15<p><b>Scientists in the US have created a robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the ubiquitous insects.</b><p>This …

Robotics

What is Time and is Time an Illusion?

<i>“Time is a moving image of eternity.” —Plato</i><p>We tend to believe that destiny is not fixed and that all time past fades into oblivion, but can the …

Albert Einstein

Bacteria help trace how alcohol binds to brain

<b>U. TEXAS – AUSTIN (US) —</b> Bacteria that grows only on rocks in the Swiss Alps has helped researchers identify how alcohol might affect key brain …

Psychopaths not wired for empathy

<b>U. CHICAGO (US) —</b> Psychopaths show less activity in areas of the brain linked to empathy when they view images of people in distress, a study …

Melatonin slows ALS symptoms in mice

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> Injections of melatonin delayed the onset of symptoms and death in mice with a condition similar to Lou Gehrig’s disease.<p>The …

Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell's voice recovered from 'unplayable' record

Alexander Graham Bell, the man widely credited with inventing the telephone as we know it (though there is a longstanding debate over who actually was first), can be heard again today, some 128 years after he recorded himself counting and speaking in his laboratory in Washington, DC, saying: "In …

Why No Giant Mammals?

Sleep loss can damage male fertility

Men who get too little sleep may be damaging their fertility, according to new research.<p>Scientists found that young men who suffered disturbed sleep had sperm counts that were more than a quarter lower than those who slept more.<p>Those who suffered disturbed sleep with less than six hours a night …

Wave hand. Turn any surface into a touchscreen

<b>CARNEGIE MELLON (US) —</b> New technology makes it possible to create touch-based interfaces almost at will, with just the swipe of your hand.<p>The system …