Ben Len

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Futurology: shining a bright, broad beam of light into the darkness

Prediction can feel like shining a torch forward into the terrifying, dark unknown. The narrower and more focused the beam, the brighter the light, …

The man who lives without food

Rob Rhinehart has replaced all his meals with a nutrient-rich shake he calls ‘Soylent’. Is it dangerous? Or the future of food? Will Storr reports.<p><b>Last Christmas, Rob Rhinehart</b> realised that <b>food</b> doesn’t work. At least, not very well. Its function is to deliver the energy and nutrition that the body …

Working gun made with 3D printer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975970_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524679897_32f6f62ad16a65ebaa05e0d7acc52d60<p><b>The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.</b><p>The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense …

Israeli Scientists Discover Why Soft Corals Have Unique Pulsating Motion

Israeli scientists have solved the 200 year old mystery about why soft corals have a unique pulsating motion. The photo and video show pulsating …

Google's Chief Internet Evangelist on Creating the Interplanetary Internet

When some future Mars colonist is able to open his browser and watch a cat in a shark suit chasing a duck while riding a roomba, they will have Vint …

Breast milk protein fights back superbugs

<b>U. BUFFALO (US) —</b> A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of some bacteria that cause dangerous …

Microbiology

Mind-body class helps med students cope

<b>BOSTON U. (US) —</b> A new class for medical students may increase their self-compassion and ability to manage thoughts and tasks more effectively, …

Medical School

Scientists wait to see black hole’s birth

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b> A new kind of cosmic flash may reveal the birth of a black hole for the first time.<p>When a massive star exhausts its fuel, it collapses …

Black Holes

Reversal of the black widow myth

Popular belief is that female Black Widow spiders eat male suitors after mating. New study suggests some male spiders do something similar.<p>The Black …

Los Alamos Lab Has Had A Secret Quantum Internet For Two Years

Quantum networking could enable the most secure communication possible.<p>The central principle of quantum mechanics--that the act of measuring a quantum object actually changes it--has some pretty amazing potential in the world of cryptography. And Los Alamos National Laboratory just revealed that it …

New Wasp Species Found in Russia Named After University of California, Riverside

An entomologist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered a new wasp species in Russia. The wasp has been named <i>Gonatocerus ucri</i> after …

Hundreds of possible ways to starve cancer

<b>COLUMBIA U. (US) —</b> An analysis of gene expression from 22 types of tumors has come up with hundreds of potential drug targets that could cut off …

Cancer

Mercury exposure linked to dramatic decline in Arctic foxes

<b>Scientists say that foxes in Arctic regions who feed on ocean prey are being exposed to dangerous levels of mercury.</b><p>On one Russian island where the population of foxes has crashed, the researchers believe the toxin has played a key role in the decline.<p>They say the findings could have important …

Ancient Languages Have Words in Common

A set of “ultraconserved” words that are frequently used today, and were frequently used thousands of years ago, point to ancient languages having …

Quantum network can transmit secure video in real-time, been active for 2.5 years

It's not quite a quantum internet — yet. But researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have developed a new, ultra-secure computer network that is capable of transmitting data that has been encrypted by quantum physics, including video files. The network, which currently consists …

Our Very Normal Solar System Isn't Normal Anymore

Some things you just count on. Like if we ever meet a space alien, it should have eyes (and maybe a head). Like somewhere out there, there are planets like ours. Like we have an ordinary solar system — "ordinary" because you know what it looks like ...<p>It's got a sun in the middle, little planets on …

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster

Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Fast Food Is Pretty Bad For You

Over the past 14 years, fast food has gone from "awful, health-wise" to "awful, health-wise."<p>A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine takes a look at a host of popular American fast-food establishments to see if they've improved, nutritionally, in the past decade and a half. They …

Fish embryos reveal that oil spill lingers

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least a year …

Fish

Lights out: could a powerful blast from the sun send us back to the stone age?

Of all the issues facing the world right now that the US government is concerned about, the sun may seem to be an odd one. But the White House is taking the threat of a massive solar eruption seriously. Late last month, it released a new, largely overlooked report outlining the risks of solar …

New invisibility cloak is 3D-printed ‘frisbee’

<b>DUKE (US) —</b> Seven years ago, the first working invisibility cloak resulted from complex laboratory experiments. It’s now easier and cheaper to make a …

Duke University