Sharon Siew Giek Yien

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Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

See Steve Jobs Rendered In Bubble Wrap

Hart took the material–today meant to protect art–and turned it into art, painstakingly filling each bubble with acrylic paint through a syringe to …

Tiny New Armored Catfish Species Found in Brazil

A tiny new species of catfish has been discovered in the waters of Rio Rio Para�ba do Sul basin, Brazil. The new species, <i>Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis</i>, …

The Best Space Images Ever Were Taken by Apollo Astronauts With Hasselblad Cameras

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Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.<p><b>Some three to four billion years ago, Earth was about as warm as it is today, but the sun was much dimmer.</b><p>This so-called faint young sun paradox, first identified by astronomer Carl Sagan in the early 1970s, has flummoxed many a …

Attention, Men: HPV Vaccine Effective Against Oral Infections Too

HPV vaccines have always been advertised as protecting women, but a new study shows they also work against an infection that causes a throat cancer that's much more common in men.<p>The same vaccine that protects women from cervical cancer also prevents an oral infection that sometimes leads to throat …

Strange New Clam Species, Named Waldo, Discovered on Spines of Sea Urchins

A strange new species of clam, named <i>Waldo</i>, has been discovered on the spines of California sea urchins. <i>Waldo arthuri</i> have a thin, translucent shell …

Researchers Find Biggest Viruses on Earth. They Have Named Them Pandoravirus

Mimiviruses, which are extremely large viruses, were discovered about ten years ago. The discovery prompted the scientific community to reconsider …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …