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Antarctica's Blood Falls mapped and analyzed a century after discovery

29 minutes agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

One of the weirdest places in Antarctica is Blood Falls, a five-story cascade of blood-red liquid pouring from Taylor Glacier. Researchers finally traced its source: a saltwater lake millions of years old trapped under the glacier. (more…)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

1 hour agoNews : The Cutline

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. "This discovery could...Show More Summary

The discovery of alien life may be close. How will religion survive it? | Santhosh Mathew

Encounters with new worlds and new life will present religions with the ultimate theological conundrum. But they will adapt, as they have done before About two decades ago, it was quite uncertain whether stars other than our own sun even hosted their own planets. Show More Summary

'Naked and Afraid' in Louisiana swamp country

7 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

How life was in Atchafalaya Basin filming "Naked and Afraid" for the Discovery Channel.        

Discovery’s Edge: Eye in the storm

The eye’s outermost tissue, the cornea, is a bit more substantial than you might imagine. It’s made up of lots of types of cells and structural proteins, arranged in highly organized layers. At about 560 µm (1/45 of an inch), the cornea is transparent, but about as thick and bendy as a credit card. For […]

Eureka! The Archimedes Principle

Archimedes discovered the law of buoyancy while taking a bath and ran through the streets naked to announce his discovery.

New insights on triggering muscle formation

(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) A team of scientists led by Lorenzo Puri, M.D., Ph.D., has identified a previously unrecognized step in stem cell-mediated muscle regeneration. The study, published in Genes and Development,...Show More Summary

What the Fuck Is Going On With Star Trek: Discovery?

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Trek: Discovery is delayed yet again. A beloved Next Generation actor was reportedly offered an insulting amount of money to appear on the show. It lost a showrunner with a well-deserved fan base of his own. And CBS has made poor marketing decision after poor marketing decision. So, how screwed is this show?… Read more...

DC Entertainment to Launch New Digital Service, Because Every Company Is Basically Their Own Network Now

14 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

If you wanna watch this show, you have to get this service. We've been hearing a lot of that lately (she said as she continued to ponder whether getting CBS All Access was worth it just to have access to Star Trek: Discovery). Now, DC Entertainment is teaming up with Warner Bros. Show More Summary

A Rediscovered Stravinsky Work, from Before He Made His Leap Into the Unknown

When news circulates of a previously unknown work by a canonical composer, the best response is often to pay no heed. The hype that surrounds such discoveries routinely exaggerates the value of whatever manuscript has surfaced in a dusty attic or musty basement. Show More Summary

Ancient stress response provides clues to cancer resistance

(Arizona State University) Cancer cells deploy an ancient mechanism used by single-celled organisms to elevate their mutation rate in response to stress. This discovery explains one of the best-known hallmarks of cancer -- its high mutation rate, which contributes to the rapid evolution of drug resistance.

ISSCR 2017 highlights new discoveries in stem cell research and progress toward clinical therapies

(International Society for Stem Cell Research) Progress in stem cell research and its translation to the clinic will be the focus of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) annual meeting June 14-17 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass. Show More Summary

Pitchfork Wins Three Webby Awards

Pitchfork is pleased to announce that we have won three Webby Awards. We won the award for Best Branded Editorial Experience for Pitchfork + Spotify - Inside Discovery. We also won the People’s Voice in the same category, as well asShow More Summary

Beekeeper's Surprise Find May Help Our Plastic Problem

Many scientific discoveries can be attributed to a happy accident—the discovery of penicillin thanks to moldy petri dishes, for instance. Might our mounting plastic crisis be solved similarly? One scientist and amateur beekeper in Spain has discovered that the larvae of wax moth, which live on beeswax and thus...

Low levels of 'memory protein' linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) This discovery, described online in the April 25 edition of eLife, will lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive decline.

13 mobile marketers share surprising discoveries from ad creative tests

22 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

SPONSORED: Presented by Singular When it comes to testing ad creatives, marketers uncover the darndest things. For one gaming app, images of feminine hands playing on a device drove the best results (even though the game’s users skew male). One shopping app found low-res product images drove higher-spending users than glossy ones. Another found Facebook’s Ad […]

UKIYO-E HEROES Documentary Trailer - A look at the creators of the Mario/Pokemon wood block art

UKIYO-E HEROES - A journey of discovery into how a Canadian craftsman (David Bull) and an American designer (Jed Henry) with a father and son generation gap team up to revive the ancient art of Japanese woodblock prints by juxtaposing...Show More Summary

'Pharmacoscopy' enables immunomodulatory drug discovery by analyzing immune cell interactions

The immune system consists of a great variety of cell types fulfilling diverse tasks in monitoring tissue homeostasis to protect against pathogens and to remove damaged cells. To ensure the smooth, controlled function of this highlyShow More Summary

Breslow: "What We've Seen So Far This Week Has Been A Gap Repricing Without Any Price Discovery"

Yesterday, Bloomberg's Richard Breslow expressed surprise at the exuberant market euphoria that resulted from a French election outcome that was "everybody's base case." 24 hours later, his surprise remains and as he says in his latest...Show More Summary

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