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How the chemicals in your blood can betray your wealth

Doctors may soon be able to tell how wealthy their patients are purely by looking at the chemicals in their blood.<p>A new study has found that different types of chemicals build up in people's bodies depending on their socioeconomic status.<p>While some chemicals, such as those associated with smoking, …

4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain

They just want a nice home! And to destroy you.<p>In the past month, two different 12-year-olds have made headlines after being hospitalized with an extremely rare, horrifying infection: the brain-eating amoeba.<p>Found mostly in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hotsprings, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i> can travel …

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

New Imaging Technique Shows Surgeons Where Tumors End And Brains Begin

A new way to look at brain tissue in real-time could help surgeons know they're removing all the tumor tissue in a patient's brain.<p>Scientists from the Harvard University and the University of Michigan have developed a way to image brain tumors to reveal exactly where the tumor cells end and the …

Clear Cranial Implant Lets Doctors See Into The Brain

Some skulls really just need a window view.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have debuted a new transparent cranial implant that could let doctors peek inside the brain without having to drill a new hole in the skull every time--a technique that could allow for easier …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Turn A Heart On And Off With The Flick Of A Switch

Stanford scientists are working on a light-controlled pacemaker.<p>A heartbeat is really a pretty magical thing. Every time that beautiful little hunk of muscle in your chest wants to send blood rushing around your body, it requires an electrical signal generated by your body to tell it to do so. This …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

Scientists Develop Glowing Green Pigs to Produce Cheaper Medicines

Scientists are one step closer to creating a real-life version of Dr. Seuss' green eggs and ham, thanks to the birth of ten transgenic pigs in late …

This black hole is an extreme recycler

2016 January 10 - Sun Storm: A Coronal Mass Ejection

<b>Sun Storm: A Coronal Mass Ejection</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, SOHO Consortium<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happening to our Sun? Another Coronal Mass Ejection …

Astronomy

We just found out the science behind feeling déjà vu

To think I thought the <i>Matrix</i> movie had clearly explained déjà vu: according to the latest research, déjà vu (French for “already seen”) isn’t just a …

Philip K. Dick

Fusilli with Shrimp, Chickpeas and Young Greens

For a lighter main course, do this one-dish supper of pasta with greens, chickpeas and shrimp. If you prefer a strictly vegetarian meal, double up on …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

A map for everyone who didn't realize just how huge the Milky Way galaxy is

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Milky Way "formed from the inside out," according to Melissa Ness, a researcher who helped produce the largest growth map of …

In the body, cells move like flocks of birds or schools of fish

<b>SAN</b> <b>DIEGO</b> — Cell biologists are taking clues from marching ants, flocking birds and other animals to learn how groups of cells move through the …

Birds

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Science
Solar System

NASA's Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

For a long time, astronomy was limited to the light we could see. Telescopes were huge improvements over the human eye, capable of gathering much greater amounts of light due to their large apertures. As our technology progressed, we realized that the light our eyes are sensitive to is just a <i>tiny</i> …

Universe

The gut bacteria from a 5,300-year-old iceman is helping to reveal clues on human migration

It took days for a recovery team to hack him out of the ice and haul him by helicopter and truck to a lab in Austria.<p>There, scientists determined the man had died 5,300 years ago.<p>Ötzi, as the man was nicknamed (after the nearby Ötztal Valley), has kept scientists very busy for the past 24 years. …

Anthropology

Britney Spears's Guide to Physics Is Still the Best Science Website From 1999

Its creator says, “It will probably be the only thing people remember about me.”<p>At the dawn of the millennium, something beautiful and weird emerged from the era's cultural detritus and made it onto the then-burgeoning internet: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics, found via the …

Quantum Mechanics
Psychology