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Scientists Have Created an Artificial Organ That Can Pump Out Cancer-Fighting T-Cells

Meet the bionic thymus.<p>Scientists have developed an artificial thymus, an organ crucial to the human immune system, that could produce special …

The FDA Just Made History: You Can Now Have Your Genes Screened For 10 Different Diseases

A sign of things to come.<p>Those living in the US can now send DNA samples directly to a laboratory and have them check for genes responsible for a …

Discovery of Giant Viruses Adds an Unexpected Twist to The Debate: Are Viruses Alive?

They're more zombie than life form.<p>What the hell is that? Scientists ask this question every day when trying to work out how different living things …

Evidence Suggests Early Exposure to Antibiotics Might Lead to Long-Term Behavioural Changes

The mice showed increased anxiety and aggression.<p>Researchers have found that giving low doses of a common antibiotic to pregnant mice and their …

Here's The Scientific Link Between Grey Hair And Stress

Don't panic.<p>You were enjoying an otherwise normal day when you spotted it it the bathroom mirror: a grey hair. It stands out like a weed in a sea of …

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Get Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

Set proteins to "kill".<p>A newly discovered mechanism causes cancerous cells to kill themselves off, and researchers say it could be particularly …

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Long-Term Memories Aren't Just Short-Term Memories Transferred Into Storage

"The memory is already there."<p>For more than half a century, neurologists have thought of long-term memories as pieces of short-term memory simply …

Sperm Are Being Turned Into Tiny Weapons to Attack Gynaecological Cancer

Spermbots to the rescue.<p>Getting enough toxic material to the right place in your body for it to kill tumours – while not damaging anything else – has …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

NSA to resume mass surveillance for another 6 months

Following a ruling from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Monday, the National Security Agency (NSA) is set to resume its bulk data collection program, which allows it to store and analyze data about American citizens’ phone calls.<p>The Freedom Act — signed on June 1 after section 215 …

Meaningful Gun Control Will Never Happen in the U.S.

This past week, the Internet, our editorial pages, and our talk shows have been filled with calls for gun control. That happens every time there's a terrible massacre like the one we saw in South Carolina. The talk always fades.<p>I support gun control, but these efforts are doomed and always have …