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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Zombie Ant and the Fungus That Controls Its Mind

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.13.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>A spiny ant, <i>Polyrhachis armata</i>, from …

Astronaut Phone Stand

When floating weightless in space, astronauts can carry much larger loads than they can here on Earth. But thanks to the miracles of miniaturization, …

Space Exploration

7 Behaviors That Prove Elephants Are Incredibly Smart

Elephants are exceptionally smart creatures. They have the largest brain of any land animal, and three times as many neurons as humans. While many of …

5 Apps You Don't Want to Miss

Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel<p>Oggl<p>BroApp<p>Google Now Launcher<p>Threadless<p>With all the new gadgets out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, many of …

Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function. Or at least we think we do and Jawbone’s latest smartphone app will help monitor and better understand a person’s caffeine …

Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa Off-Road Superbike

The Ducati 1199 is already a badass 2 wheeler, but equip one of these superbikes with all the modifications needed to tackle the mountain trails, and …

Icon E-Flyer Electric Bike

Chances are you've probably heard of ICON by now — if you haven't, they're well-known for their utilitarian take on classic four-by-fours kitted out …

Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded for work on cell transport mechanism

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three scientists, all based in the United States, for working out how biological cells organise and transport the many molecules they need to function.<p>In the 1970s and 1980s, James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and Thomas C Südhof …

This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee

We all know the drinking a coffee first thing in the morning, will increase your energy levels with its caffeine boost. But how exactly does it work? …

Google Science Fair Winners Are Some Amazing Kids

Google's worldwide science fair has just declared its winners.<p>These are the geniuses of tomorrow, the kids who will grow up to invent amazing things and cure diseases.<p>Every year, Google holds one of the most impressive science fairs in the world (along with Intel's). This year, teenagers from 120 …

New test could spot Alzheimer's disease a decade in advance

A new test that could allow doctors to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in patients up to a decade before symptoms appear is being developed by scientists.<p>Researchers have found levels of a form of DNA in the spinal fluid of patients is reduced in those who go on to develop Alzheimer’s Disease.<p>The …

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Your science questions answered

<b>Q. How many times would a light year go around planet Earth?</b> asks Michael Sorel<p>A. When it comes to hopping between planets and stars, the concepts of distance and time can become mind-boggling. Luckily, we have the light year to help us to get a grip on the vastness of the universe. If you took a …

How the diminutive zebrafish is having a big impact on medical research

It begins with sex on the beach. Pairs of zebrafish separate from the rest of their shoal and move into shallower and shallower water, continuing to cavort around each other in rapid, darting movements. When the female reaches ground that is only a couple of centimetres below the waterline, a …

iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 5 (spec comparison)

Apple’s iPhone announcement on Tuesday wasn’t meant to expand their smartphone product line so much as it was a chance to announce replacements to an …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Dual-SIM Version Leaked with Snapdragon 800 SoC

Samsung unveiled their flagship phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, earlier this month in Berlin. Now, images of the dual-SIM version of Samsung Galaxy …