Stephanie Meade

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Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions

Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person's future — some aspects of it, anyway.<p>Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with math, say, or whether someone with mental illness is going to respond to a particular treatment, according …

New antibiotic: how did they do it?

Scientists go back to basics by growing bacteria in soil<p>Scientists have always believed that soil is teeming with new and potent antibiotics because bacteria have developed novel ways to fight off other microbes.<p>But only one per cent of microbes can be grown in laboratory conditions, leaving …

Bacteria

New class of antibiotic could turn the tables in battle against superbugs

The powerful antimicrobial teixobactin was discovered using a new technique that could speed up the discovery of new antibiotics to tackle resistance<p>Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotic using a revolutionary procedure hailed as a game changer in the hunt for medicines to fight …

Medicine

Could cell ‘backpacks’ deliver inflammation drugs?

Scientists have created “cellular backpacks” that could carry therapeutic agents to the site of inflammation and then release them.<p>Inflammation is a …

Santa Barbara

Weird light could be 2 black holes merging

Scientists have for the first time observed an unusual repeating light signal from a distant quasar—what they believe are the final stages of a …

Black Holes

Drive-By Thermal Camera Finds Houses That Need Better Insulation

Boston-based company Essess is able to analyze thousands of buildings an hour and predict which households are most likely to buy new insulation.<p>Since 2011, the startup Essess has gazed upon 4 million buildings at night, using its heat-seeking cameras. The cameras attach to the tops of cars, and …

'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

Spacewatch: Nasa targets dwarf planets in 2015

Nasa has two dwarf planets in its sights for 2015. The first, Ceres, is some 950km wide and orbits within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Nasa’s Dawn mission, built with European partners and launched in 2007, orbited the asteroid Vesta, 525km across, from 2011-2012.<p>Now approaching …

Astronomy

Comet Lovejoy’s return set to be cosmic treat for amateur astronomers

Bluish-green comet, bright enough to be easily seen with binoculars, making closest approach to Earth in 11,500 years<p>A glowing green comet is making its closest approach to Earth and providing amateur astronomers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will not come again for 8,000 years.<p>On a …

Astronomy

Is arrhythmia at the heart of Beethoven's music?

Whether or not music stirs inside, each of us bears a living metronome at our core. It may tick at 40 or 100 beats per minute, in three-quarter time or in six-eight, erratically or like a Swiss clock. The human heart quietly marks the rhythm of our lives.<p>A new study focusing on the music of Ludwig …

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Researchers have created an ultra-flexible brain implant that may help restore injured spinal cords and nervous systems without inflammation or infection. "E-dura," named after the <i>dura mater</i> protective layer of the brain and spinal cord, is composed of soft silicone, with gold wiring laid down in a …

Neurophilosophy

New Crestview yoga studio opens just in time for New Year's resolutions

If getting fit is on your list of New Year's resolutions, you've probably been shopping around for exercise studios, martial arts classes or gym …

Yoga

Trouble Sleeping? 4 Techniques That Really Work

Telling our brain it's time for sleep can be a challenge. It may not be done telling us stories for the day, or it may be more interested in going …