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CNIO researchers treat heart attacks with new gene therapy based on telomerase enzyme

The enzyme telomerase repairs cell damage produced by ageing, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen the life of mice. Now it has been observed that it could also be used to cure illnesses related to the ageing process. Show More Summary

‘Weather Porn’ – The latest smear attack on TV Meteorologists who don’t kowtow to ‘global warming’

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Andrew Tyndall, news consultant: If you don’t tie every event to climate change when reporting the weather, its like pornography Andrew Tyndall, described as a news consultant, has accused Ginger Zee, a qualified meteorologist and popular TV weather presenter, of producing “weather porn”. According to Tyndall; “If Ginger Zee reported…

Lost memories might be able to be restored, suggests research into marine snail

New research indicates that lost memories can be restored, according to new research into a type of marine snail called Aplysia. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

New species found in the deepest trench on Earth

Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The expedition set many new records, including the deepest rock samples ever collected and the discovery of new fish species at the greatest depths ever recorded.

Stonehenge's Oldest Known Settlement Is Revealed

Researchers are exploring a settlement near Stonehenge dating to about 4000 BC, making it the area's oldest, the Telegraph reports. The Blick Mead encampment, as it's known, is from the Mesolithic period and was likely home to hunter-gatherers who headed to the spot before Britain became an island. It's the...

There’s a model for everything, including Yellowstone’s colorful thermal springs

Scientists from Montana and Germany develop simple new model that explains the brilliant deep hues of Yellowstone National Park’s most beautiful thermal springs WASHINGTON D.C. – Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg...Show More Summary

Antarctic Tourism Could Expose Penguins to New Diseases, Study Warns

Scientists sound the alarm after foreign pathogens sweep through penguin colonies

#AGU14 NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory shows surprising CO2 emissions in Southern Hemisphere

The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA’s new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across the Southern Hemisphere from springtime biomass burning. Show More Summary

Glow from Orphan Stars--"Generate More Light than all the Galaxies in Observable Universe" (Weekend Feature)

Using an experiment carried into space on a NASA suborbital rocket, astronomers at Caltech and their colleagues have detected a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to represent more light than that produced by known galaxies in the universe. Initially some...

6 percent of the people reading this article are addicted to the Internet

Internet addiction, an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, can adversely affect a person's life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction variesShow More Summary

Delivering drugs on demand

Current drug-delivery systems used to administer chemotherapy to cancer patients typically release a constant dose of the drug over time - but a new study challenges this "slow and steady" approach and offers a novel way to locally deliver the drugs "on demand," as reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). read more

Ostwald ripening: Champagne bubble physics may help address future energy needs

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2014 -- Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow atShow More Summary

Ibuprofen could be an anti-aging medicine

Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used to relieve pain and fever, could hold the keys to a longer healthier life, according to a study by researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Publishing in PLoS Genetics on December 18th, scientists showed that regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of yeast, worms and fruit flies. read more

NASA Emails Wrench to Astronaut

Butch Wilmore had a common problem—he couldn't find a socket wrench—with an uncommon twist: He's an astronaut on the International Space Station about 270 miles above the nearest hardware store. Solution? NASA emailed him one, in a manner of speaking. As the Guardian reports, NASA's mission control on...

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

A cemetery with more mummies than you can imagine and an Easter Island mystery that may finally be solved make the list: Proof That Kings David and Solomon Were Real? : It's not like finding a wall with "King David Was Here" scrawled on it, but six clay seals excavated in...

Another Rock Series is Headed to Cable, Thanks to Scorsese and Jagger

New series, along with Cameron Crowe's Roadies, will bring classic rock to cable next year Music Martin Scorsese Mick Jagger Ray Romano Andrew Dice Clay Cameron Crowe

Kate Winslet May Join Steve Jobs Biopic

Oscar winner may join Michael Fassbender, Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen in cast Film steve jobs jobs Aaron Sorkin Danny Boyle sony Kate Winslet Michael Fassbender

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