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Mutant models: Physics, statistics and genetics come together to reveal cancer's strategies

Nate Silver and Richard Feynman walk into a bar and bump into a biologist... While this may sound like the setup to some late-night nerd sketch, …

Astronomers May Have Detected The First Direct Evidence of Dark Matter

Scientists in the UK may have finally found direct evidence for dark matter pouring out of our Sun.<p>Dark matter is an invisible mass of unknown …

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Researchers Discover a New Signaling Pathway to Combat Excess Body Weight

Dyed red lipid droplets that can be stored during differentiation .<p><i>An international team of researchers has discovered a new signaling molecule</i> …

Tesla CEO Wants Mostly Self-Driving Cars By Next Year

Technology might not be there just yet.<p>Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors promises the car of the future today. In September, the billionaire promised something new for his electric vehicles: autopilot, mostly. Well, “90 percent of your miles can be on auto.” Left unsaid is how exactly that’s going to happen.<p>…

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Why cancer researchers are excited about this amoeba - Futurity

An amoeba that lives in soil has tipped scientists off to a potential way to stop cancer.

Solid Nanoparticles Keep Their Internal Structure While Deforming Like a Liquid

<i>Using a combination of laboratory analysis and computer modeling, new research shows that nanoparticles keep their internal crystal structure while</i> …

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. However, any device …

Chemical in broccoli sprouts may treat autism - Futurity

A chemical found in broccoli sprouts appears to improve some symptoms of autism.

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Our Retinas' Pattern Recognition Abilities Could Help Us Understand the Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

A new tool for analyzing subatomic particle collisions could help us see the universe like never before. A bioinspired algorithm, it is based on the …