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Your DNA Changes With the Seasons, Just Like the Weather

Ah, my sweet summer child. What do you know of inflammation? Inflammation is for the winter, when genes uncoil in your blood and messengers send …

7 Steve Jobs Quotes That Could Change Your Life

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs</b> …

7 Fat Burning Exercises You Can Do At Home For Weight Loss

With only seven exercises you can do a complete, at home, fat burning workout. And no, you don't need a big, lunky piece of cardio equipment to do …

X-ray machine opens new frontier

<b>Researchers in Palo Alto in the US state of California have developed the most powerful X-ray laser in the world.</b><p>The Linac Coherent Light Source is being used to see how atoms and molecules move in living systems.<p>The machine is a billion times brighter than the previous generation of lasers.<p>Each …

Chemistry

First womb-transplant baby born

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1113000/1113345_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524717178_92632797f5b77e6539275361facf8526<p><b>A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report.</b><p>The 36-year-old mother, who was born …

Pregnancy

Science Graphic of the Week: Hummingbird Wing Aerodynamics

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>When they hover, hummingbirds move their wings more like a buzzing insect than a flapping bird. But, unlike tiny …

The birthday paradox at the World Cup

<b>It's puzzling but true that in any group of 23 people there is a 50% chance that two share a birthday. At the World Cup in Brazil there are 32 squads, each of 23 people... so do they demonstrate the truth of this mathematical axiom?</b><p>Imagine the scene at the Brazilian football team's hotel. Hulk and …

Soccer

Paraplegic in robotic suit kicks off World Cup

<b>A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton.</b><p>Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old with complete paralysis of the lower trunk, performed the symbolic kick-off at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.<p>Using his robotic suit, Mr Pinto kicked the official …

Robotics

Semi-synthetic bug extends ‘life's alphabet’

"All life that we know is encoded within four letters that form two base pairs"<p><b>Scientists have produced a semi-synthetic version of a bacterium that has an extended genetic code.</b><p>All Earth's lifeforms use four chemical units, or bases, arranged in pairs within DNA, to drive their biology.<p>The …

Biology

Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots for Advanced Manipulation Applications

How sloths breathe upside down explained by scientists

<b>A Swansea University team has found out how sloths are able to spend up to 90% of their lives hanging upside down yet continue breathing normally.</b><p>The research found the mammals, which live in the rainforests of south and central America, have a way of fixing their internal organs to the rib …

Costa Rica

Ancient plants 'frozen in time' by space impacts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1070000/1070042_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636594_1a209d8df328a2bc3f40504588d72027<p><b>Ancient plant material has been preserved in the glass formed by asteroids hitting the Earth, scientists report.</b><p>The "frozen in aspic" …

Ice Age

Doctors implant lab-grown vagina

<b>Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.</b><p>A tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold were used to grow vaginas in the right size and shape for each woman as well as being a tissue match.<p>They all reported normal levels of "desire, arousal, …

Wake Forest University

Scientists hail synthetic chromosome advance

<b>Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark for biological engineering.</b><p>Previously synthetic DNA has been designed and made for simpler organisms such as bacteria.<p>As a form of life whose cells contain a nucleus, yeast is related to plants and animals and shares …

Genetics

Silk screws used to repair fractures

<b>Screws made from 100% silk have been used to repair broken bones in research that could transform surgery.</b><p>US scientists say metal fixtures can potentially be replaced with plates and screws made from the natural fibre, which will eventually dissolve in the body.<p>So far the technique has only been …

Repairs

Self-Assembling Molecules Like These May Have Sparked Life on Earth

For Nicholas Hud, a chemist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the turning point came in July of 2012 when two of his students rushed into his …

We're One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical …

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

<b>Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.</b><p>Tests in rats, reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, showed the human cells could restore some vision to completely blind rats.<p>The team at University College London said similar …

Cell Biology

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

<b>Stem cell researchers are heralding a "major scientific discovery", with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.</b><p>Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid.<p>Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being …

Stem Cells

New weapon against cancer comes from patients' own bodies

<b>PHILADELPHIA</b> -- Doug Olson had been living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, for 14 years. By 2010, after four rounds of chemotherapy, his …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Jesus

Synthetic Spider Silk Capsules Assemble Themselves

In addition to snaring dinner and protecting spider babies, spider silk makes a pretty good shield for bioreactive enzymes. Even when it’s not made …

A Device That Converts Sunlight Into Hydrogen Fuel

Canned sunshine!<p><i>Editor's Note Although batteries are great for some things, they aren't quite up to storing large-scale solar power for later use. That's why many people are trying to make fuel from light instead.</i><p>"The idea is to take the energy in light and store it as a fuel we can use later. So …

Vaccine 'clears HIV-like virus' in monkeys

<b>A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests.</b><p>Research published in the journal Nature has shown that vaccinated monkeys can clear Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) infection from their bodies.<p>It was effective in nine of the 16 monkeys that were …

Monkeys

Silver trumps gold in nano advance

<b>Scientists have come up with a better way to make silver nanoparticles, which are used in textiles and cosmetics.</b><p>The tiny metallic particles are often used because of their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties - in wound dressings for example.<p>By using organic molecules to coat the particles, …

Nanotech

Disney develops 'magical' device to make fingertips sing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1009000/1009351_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524717179_a0bd935e9265398433d069d624dce7dc<p><b>Disney has developed a device to transmit sound through the human body.</b><p>The Ishin-Den-Shin technology uses a standard microphone to record audio …

Walt Disney Company

Laser-guided surgery finds brain cancer's boundary

<b>Laser-guided surgery could improve the odds of removing all of a brain tumour by clearly highlighting its edges, US researchers say.</b><p>Surgeons are cautious with brain tumours as removing the surrounding tissue could lead to disability.<p>A technique, reported in Science Translational Medicine, used a …

Drug Cures Mice Of Down Syndrome With A Single Dose

But it's not a cure for humans yet.<p>Cure Down syndrome with a single injection? Well, maybe--if you're a mouse. A team of scientists from John Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have cured newborn mice of Down syndrome by injecting them with a drug that stimulates what's called …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …