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'We know where Jack the Ripper lived' - experts

Experts believe the Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper lived in Flower and Dean Street in London’s notorious East End<p>It is a mystery that has eluded detectives for more than a century, but criminologists now believe they know where Jack the Ripper lived.<p>By using the latest geographical …

Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote …

More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News

Among the things to celebrate this holiday season is the fact that there are fewer hungry people in the world. Just how many? Well, since 1965, researchers in Europe have been tracking the world's food supply and where it's going.<p>The good news is: The percentage of the world's population getting …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

A Penicillin Shortage Hinders Treatment For Rheumatic Fever

We often take antibiotics for granted. If you catch strep throat, a round of penicillin can clear it up in a few days.<p>But because of a curious drug shortage, in many parts of the world it's now easier to get HIV drugs than an old-fashioned form of penicillin that prevents heart damage from …

Element of the week: mendelevium | video

This week's element is mendelevium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Md</b> and the atomic number <b>101</b>. This element was named in 1955 in honour of Russian chemist, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, who produced one of the first periodic tables of the elements. Originally, this element's official symbol was "Mv" …

Scientists grow tiny brain 'organoids' for study

The blobs mimic the anatomy of developing human brains, allowing researchers to study a 3-D model.<p>August 28, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>Using stem cells, scientists have grown human "brain organoids"… (Madeline A. Lancaster )<p>Scientists have figured out how to grow human stem cells into "cerebral organoids" …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Pregnant in the lab: how does child-bearing affect a science career?

Women don't thrive as well in science as in medicine. Family matters probably play a major role – and I'm about to see for myself just what havoc a baby can wreak<p>Although I'm a research biologist, I work closely with an NHS clinic in the company of a lively band of doctors and nurses. I suspect …

$10 million Genomics X Prize canceled: 'Outpaced by innovation'

For the first time in its 18-year history, the X Prize Foundation is canceling one of its $10 million competitions for technological innovation: the Archon Genomics X Prize, which was designed to reward quick and accurate whole-genome sequencing.<p>The prize, established in 2006 with backing from …

Crazy New Electric Car Folds Itself In Half To Park

An armadillo-inspired micro car from South Korea can shrink itself down to just 65 inches.<p>This absolutely awesome all-electric car, created by engineers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, can fold itself completely in half when parking. Inspired by a certain leprosy-carrying …

Most teens have easy access to meds - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Three in four teens have unsupervised access to their prescription drugs …

Ebola Treatment Works In Monkeys, Even After Symptoms Appear

Ebola, your days as one of the world's scariest diseases may be numbered.<p>A team of U.S. government researchers has shown that deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever can be vanquished in monkeys by an experimental drug given up to five days after infection — even when symptoms have already developed.<p>An …

Is Mers virus spread by bats?

Scientists in Saudi Arabia have discovered that bats can carry an exact genetic match of the Mers virus that is sweeping the region – leading to suspicions that the animals could be responsible for the spread of the disease.<p>Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) has killed 46 people globally, with …

Internet Eyewear Darling Warby Parker Can Now Be Seen On Your TV

While most brick-and-mortar operations have gotten used to supplementing their TV advertising with online videos, many natively digital businesses have done things the other way around. Warby Parker is the latest example.<p>For its very first TV ad, the Internet eyeglasses retailer offers a …

Planetary Structural Layer Cakes Designed by Cakecrumbs | Colossal

<p>Self-taught chef Rhiannon over at Cakecrumbs has been working on a fun series of planetary cakes that are designed to be scientifically accurate …

Minimalist Periodic Table Illustrates the Chemical Structures of Elements

London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh has created a minimalist periodic table in which each element is represented by its chemical structure — …

I, Photographer: Stock Photomicrographer Dennis Kunkel

<b>How did you get started?</b><br>I’ve been looking into micro-scopes since I was 9 or 10. At Marshalltown Community College in Iowa, I studied algae, …

Vaccinate mosquitoes to stop malaria? - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Mosquitoes are deadly and efficient disease transmitters, but they also can …

Cambridge-based scientists develop 'superwheat'

<b>British scientists say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.</b><p>The Cambridge-based National Institute of Agricultural Botany has combined an ancient ancestor of wheat with a modern variety to produce a new strain.<p>In early trials, the resulting crop seemed …

How Innovation Is Stimulating Agriculture In Africa - Ventures Africa

<b>Editor’s Note: This article was featured in Ventures Africa magazine February/March edition</b><p>Agriculture in Africa currently stands at the crossroads …

Climate changes could bring malaria to the UK

Leading health experts are urging the government to take action against the growing threat that mosquito-borne diseases, including potentially fatal …

Breast milk protein fights back superbugs - Futurity

U. BUFFALO (US) — A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse …

Baby immune cells are born ready to fight - Futurity

CORNELL (US) — Found in newborns, small populations of preprogrammed immune cells can fight specific …

Microbe-brewery: Favorite fermentation microorganisms

Brewer’s yeast and beyond; meet your microbial bartenders.<p>Plenty of U.S. states have official state birds, and flowers, and even minerals. But …

High blood sugar may raise Alzheimer’s risk - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) — Elevated blood sugar levels may be associated with a higher risk …

To treat cystic fibrosis, drug mimics HIV - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — A potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections uses the same …