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Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures

As humans were evolving in the plains of Africa, a different kind of evolution was taking place in Romania. The insectoid residents of Movile Cave …

Carbon Dioxide

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Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

South Africa

ExtremeTech - ExtremeTech is the Web's top destination for news and analysis of emerging science and technology trends, and important software, hardware, and gadgets.

Valve’s Steam Link app will allow for game streaming — but Apple is refusing to approve the app. So far, the feature is Android-only.<p>If you’re using …

New Scientist - Born Believers: How Your Brain Creates God

Oh, how those science types love to reduce all subjective experience, and especially the experience of God or Spirit, to some collection of …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Dinosaur Whiskers?

Every day I’m home, I’m surrounded by cats. The clowder is rarely more than a few feet away while I tap away on the keyboard. One of them is lounging on the back of my chair as I write this, considering whether she wants to oust me from my seat or not. So you can believe me when I tell you that I’m …

New Study Suggests Only 8.2% of Our DNA Is Functional

Over the years, there's been plenty of back and forth over how much of our DNA is important - for decades much of it was thought of as “junk DNA”, …

New insights on carbonic acid in water

Though it garners few public headlines, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health of the atmosphere and the …

45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

DNA from an ancient man in Siberia shows how Stone Age people spread into Asia.<p>Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday.<p>The Ust'-Ishim man's thigh …

Stay Calm and Carry On: Why it’s nearly impossible for Ebola to spread in the US

Well, it finally happened: The US just got its first case of Ebola. Health officials have confirmed that a man recently admitted to a Dallas hospital has come down with the deadly virus, which has already killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa. The patient was admitted based on both symptoms …

Disease

GOP braces for 2016 free-for-all

The message from Republican officials has been crystal clear for two years: The 2016 Republican primary cannot be another prolonged pummeling of the eventual nominee. Only one person ultimately benefited from that last time — Barack Obama — and Republicans know they can’t afford to send a hobbled …

Nobel Prize Goes to Inventors of Blue LED: Why It Was Revolutionary

Blue-light innovation paved the way for a transformation in lighting efficiency.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics went Tuesday to three scientists who gave lighting a makeover by inventing blue LED lights. The award recognizes a seemingly commonplace innovation, but one that has paved the way for a …

Type 1 diabetes breakthrough using stem cell research raises hope for cure

Experts at Harvard University use stem cells to create insulin-producing beta cells in large quantities, and say human transplantation trials could be under way within a few years<p>Scientists believe they have made a major advance in the quest to find an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes.<p>Using …

Vaughn Palmer: Despite threats, Petronas has plenty of skin in the game in B.C.

Print<p>Related<p>VICTORIA — For all the threats from Petronas to shelve for a generation plans to invest in liquefied natural gas here in B.C., it is …

First Ebola, now Marburg. Here’s why deadly viruses are on the rise in Africa

As the Ebola virus ravages western and central Africa, one of its virulent cousins has turned up in the opposite corner of the continent. Ugandan authorities report that a healthcare worker in Kampala, the country’s capital, died on Sep. 28 of Marburg virus, a hemorrhagic fever with similar …

The 1918 Flu Killed 40 Million People. This Man Is Re-Creating the Virus.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka caused a global uproar by re-creating history's deadliest flu virus. That might sound crazy. But when a real influenza pandemic strikes, you're going to want him on your side.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> Yoshihiro Kawaoka University of Wisconsin–Madison<p><b>FIELD</b> Virology<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Flu pandemic …

Baffling Butterfly-Shaped Cloud Turns Out To Be... A Huge Swarm Of Actual Butterflies

Meteorologists in St. Louis were baffled last week when radar images showed a strange butterfly-shaped cloud passing overhead on its way south.<p>The cloud was shifting its shape dramatically on what otherwise was a “completely clear day,” Laura Kanofsky, a National Weather Service (NWS) …

Vietnamese-Style Baguette With Beef - Gordon Ramsay

How to Make Vietnamese Bo Nuong Xa Asian Cooking Recipe Cuisine

Vietnam Bo Nuong Xa (Lemon Grass Beef Skewers)<p>This recipe was taken from centuries old cooking techniques and when possible applied modern cooking …

*PREVIEW* Cooking with Rosie - Vietnamese Fish Taco

Vietnamese Pork Chops

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>Go light on the salt when seasoning these chops; the marinade is fairly salt, especially after it reduces. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small shallot, finely chopped<p>1/3 …

TomTato plant grows both tomatoes and potatoes

We've seen a number of innovations that allow for gardening in small spaces, including a ferris wheel-like contraption, a mat that shows you where to …

Gardening

Discovery of Oldest DNA Scrambles Human Origins Picture

Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain.<p><b>New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our</b> …

GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

Customers

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …