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New nanofilter cleans water hundred times faster than current tech: Researchers- Technology News, Firstpost

Australian scientists said on Friday, 21 September that they have developed a nano-filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the …

Wales

New Microscope Shows the Quantum World in Crazy Detail

The transmission electron microscope was designed to break records. Using its beam of electrons, scientists have glimpsed many types of viruses for …

University of California

Scientists Warn About Mankind’s Future in ‘Let Science Speak’ Trailer

Scientists fret over the future of mankind in the face of growing misinformation in the new trailer for <i>Let Science Speak</i>, a six-part documentary …

Documentaries

Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells

Scientists say they have taken a potentially important — and possibly controversial — step toward creating human eggs in a lab dish.<p>A team of Japanese scientists turned human blood cells into stem cells, which they then transformed into very immature human eggs.<p>The eggs are far too immature to be …

Stem Cells

Adding One Molecule May Make Cancer Vaccine More Effective

Scientists develop a molecule they say fires up the immune system to fight off cancer cells.<p>Vaccines are a vital piece of public health because they …

Immune System

Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' In Star System From 'Star Trek'

Like Spock's home world Vulcan, this newly discovered exoplanet orbits the 40 Eridani triple star system.<p>In a wonderful example of truth validating fiction, the star system imagined as the location of Vulcan, Spock’s home world in <i>Star Trek</i>, has a planet orbiting it in real life.<p>A team of scientists …

Star Trek

Fat cells discovered in a 558 million year-old fossil unearthed in Russia proves the ancient organism is the world's OLDEST known animal

The world's oldest animal that lived 558 million years ago in Russia has been identified for the first time.<p>Scientists realised that the specimen was …

Paleontology

This Teenage Girl Made a Plastic Bag From Shrimp

EnvironmentPlanet or Plastic?<p>Science fair winner Angelina Arora of Australia demonstrated a biodegradable plastic made from natural material.<p>What were you doing when you were a teenager?<p>Riding bikes, watching movies, learning trigonometry perhaps? Angelina Arora, from Sydney Girls High School, is …

Photographers

Tiny Human Esophagus Grown in the Lab—Here's Why

Science & Innovation<p>Miniature versions of the organ that guides food to the stomach could help scientists treat a variety of medical ailments.<p>Here’s something to digest: Scientists in Cincinnati have grown miniature versions of an esophagus, the organ responsible for guiding your food to your …

Stem Cells

Octopuses Rolling on MDMA Reveal Unexpected Link to Humans

“They just embraced with multiple arms.”<p>When the California two-spot octopus isn’t attempting to bring more eight-legged cephalopods into this world, …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Weird Infrared Signal Emanates Across Space, But What Created It?

Space is filled with bizarre signals that we scramble to put meaning to — and now, researchers have detected yet another mysterious signal. This one …

Neutron Stars

Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Glow Around Neutron Star, and Whatever It Is, It’s Important

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have glimpsed a neutron star unlike any seen before.<p>Neutron stars, which contain more mass than the Sun …

University of Toronto

For The First Time, Physicists Have Used Antimatter in One of The Most Famous Physics Experiments

The results were... weird.<p>For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics experiment with a positron - the antimatter counterpart of …

Physics

Dwarf Planet Ceres Is Infested With Ancient Ice Volcanoes

Initially thought to have only one ice volcano, researchers have shown that Ceres has at least 22, and probably more.<p><i>Science News</i> reports that dwarf …

Ceres

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Nuclear Pasta May Be Strongest Material in Universe

A strand of spaghetti snaps easily, but an exotic substance known as nuclear pasta is an entirely different story.<p>Predicted to exist in ultradense …

Neutron Stars

Toddlers are 'tiny apes' who share 96 per cent of same gestures, scientists find

Parents often describe young children as little monkeys, but now scientists have confirmed that toddlers are "just tiny apes" sharing 96 per cent of the same gestures.<p>Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland have discovered that before children learn how to talk, they use a range of …

St Andrews

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Last year's mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.<p>On Aug. 26, 2017, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Stripping U.S. Citizens of Their Passports Is a Precursor to Genocide

It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid.<p>Taking away people’s passports and citizenship is a precursor to genocide.<p>It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid. That is what is beginning to happen here, now, …

Immigration

A Scientist Dreams Up A Plan To Stop The Sahara From Expanding

The Sahara desert is expanding, and has been for at least a century. It's a phenomenon that seems impossible to stop.<p>But it hasn't stopped at least one group of scientists from dreaming of a way to do it. And their proposed solution, a grand scheme that involves covering vast areas of desert with …

Solar Panels

Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

VATICAN CITY — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of …

Catholicism

Vast auroras dance over Saturn's north pole in stunning new photos

Space<p>The images afford the best view yet of the ringed planet's light shows.<p>With their ethereal glow and swirling tendrils, auroras on Saturn are just as beautiful as even the most dramatic northern and southern lights here on Earth.<p>Newly released images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show an …

North Pole

CERN Physicists Have At Long Last Finally Observed Higgs Boson Particle Decaying Into Bottom Quarks

The ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider has excitingly observed the Higgs boson decaying.<p>In a momentous event for physics, CERN …

Physics

Are we alone? Tiny spacecraft will head to Alpha Centauri to find out

If the dinosaurs had a giant laser, maybe they'd still be here.<p>S. Pete Worden<p>This is addressing one of humanity's fundamental questions: Are we alone?<p>S. Pete Worden

Space

The Galaxy Is Soaked with Water-Rich Alien Planets

"Water worlds" are incredibly common throughout the Milky Way galaxy, a new study suggests.<p>Midsize alien planets — those two to four times larger …

Exoplanets

How to create and destroy metastatic cancer cells

A new study has identified a way to interfere with cancer cells and prevent them from metastasizing. The key lies in shutting down the cell's ability …

Cancer Cells

‘Silent Sam’: A racist Jim Crow-era speech inspired UNC students to topple a Confederate monument on campus

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>In 1913, Julian Carr, a prominent industrialist and supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, was invited to speak at the unveiling of a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It had been placed there by the Daughters of …

Silent Sam

Jamil Smith: How Can African Americans Escape the ‘Plantation’ If We Can’t Vote?

Republicans are fond of recalling a past when the party didn’t so boldly embrace racism, often noting that the GOP began as an anti-slavery party in …

German Researchers Have Built a Quantum Transistor Using Just a Single Atom

A team of researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a quantum transistor using just a single atom, and capable of …

Nanotech

Scientists Just Successfully Reversed Ageing in Lab Grown Human Cells

Whoa.<p>The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our …