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Enzyme May Be Key to Cancer Progression in Many Tumors

A new University of Iowa study provided a deeper understanding of how KRAS turns off tumor suppressor genes and identifies a key enzyme in the process. The findings, published online Nov. 26 in the journal Cell Reports, suggest that this enzyme, known as TET1, may be an important target for cancer diagnostics and treatment.

How 4 Minutes Of CGI Dinosaurs In ‘Jurassic Park’ Took A Year To Make

Universal Pictures unveiled the first trailer for next summer's "Jurassic World" movie Tuesday starring Chris Pratt. From the looks of it, the fourth installment in the series will be filled with plenty of computer-generated (CG) dinosaurs and Velociraptors. Show More Summary

Research on a Rare Cancer Exposes Possible Route to New Treatments

A study by researchers at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute has discovered the unusual role of lactate in the alveolar soft part sarcoma, while also confirming that a fusion gene is the cancer-causing agent in the disease

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to check on grandma’s health

7 minutes agoHealth : The Checkup

Sitting around the table at Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take stock of the cognitive health of your elderly relatives, said Robert Stern, professor of neurology and director of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Centers Clinical Core. Show More Summary

Exploring the Philosophy of 'Interstellar': Why Is the Universe Like This?

'Interstellar,' the new science fiction film, is rightly praised for its adherence to the real science of black holes, wormholes, extra dimensions and time travel. Moreover, promoting frontier concepts of cosmology builds public appreciation of real science. Show More Summary

More public health interventions required to tackle grim reaper of 'lifestyle' diseases

A new paper, by Dr Stanley Blue, lecturer in Social Sciences at The University of Manchester, claims that there needs to be a shift in public health policy, with less focus on efforts to change individual behaviour and more attention on breaking social habits and practices that are blindly leading us into bad health. read more

Pro-life vid of day: Pro-aborts use Beyonce cut-out for protest

by Hans Johnson During a week of demonstrations in San Antonio, Texas, Created Equal used pro-life displays on the campus of Texas State University. They were accompanied by an angry “Greek chorus” of pro-choice counter-protesters, carrying...Show More Summary

SDSU suspends all frat activities after members wave dildos, throw eggs at rape protesters

22 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Greek leaders at San Diego State University have announced that they were suspending all fraternity parties and social functions indefinitely after a weekend that not only involved taunting people protesting sexual assault, but also the seventh sexual assault at a fraternity house since the...

New Solar Cell Efficiency From Old Blu-Ray Discs

A team from Northwestern University has figured out how Harrison Ford can improve your solar cell efficiency and lower your manufacturing costs, too New Solar Cell Efficiency From Old Blu-Ray Discs was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Photo of the Day: Paul Rudd’s ‘80s Hair is Everything

28 minutes agoOdd : The Daily What

New evidence has emerged proving that Paul Rudd used to be a lion. A Reddit user uploaded a photo this week of Rudd in the '80s when he was at the University of Kansas sporting a wild mane, and it's amazing.

Female Students Twerk for Internships in University-Sponsored Pageant

30 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

For years, universities in the Czech Republic have held beauty pageants for their female students. The women who compete tend to look like beauty contestants anywhere: slim, young, able-bodied, large of hair, heavily made up, clad alternatively in evening gowns and bathing suits. Show More Summary

Minimally invasive disc surgery is a pain in the neck

Hamilton, ON (Nov. 26, 2014) - McMaster University researchers have found that current evidence does not support the routine use of minimally invasive surgery to remove herniated disc material pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord...Show More Summary

Juncker's €315bn Giveaway Dismissed as Gimmick

The €315bn “New Deal” for investment and growth in the EU was today dismissed as “chicken feed” by a leading academic. Professor Charles Wyplosz from Geneva University dismissed the proclamations by President Juncker and said “it won’t do anything to kick-start growth”. Show More Summary

Nathan Myhrvold Delivers the Straight Poop on Foodborne Illnesses at Harvard

Harvard University's annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to discuss the intersection of science and cooking. And Eater Boston editor Rachel Leah Blumenthal is on the scene. This week: Modernist...Show More Summary

Research team proves the efficacy of new drug against stem cells that provoke the growth of cancer

An Andalusian team of researchers led by the University of Granada has demonstrated the efficacy of a new drug against cancerogenic stem cells, which cause the onset and development of cancer, of relapse after chemotherapy and metastasis. Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining black holes is just as awesome as it sounds

Neil deGrasse Tyson broke down the physics of two mysterious aspects of our universe: wormholes and black holes. In this recent video for Business Insider, Tyson explains why you wouldn’t want to venture into a black hole — you’d want to avoid them “at all costs!” Watch below:

Northwestern University black student group’s Ferguson discussion closed to the press

For Members Only (FMO), which calls itself the “political voice of Northwestern University’s Black undergraduate student body,” held a “Ferguson Recap” discussion last night – an event that wasn’t covered by campus media today, only because they refused to play by FMO’s rules. From North by Northwestern’s editorial, with my boldface: Earlier today [Tuesday], the … Read More

Another School Suspends Frats After Bros Wave Dildos at Rape Protesters

Frat bros at San Diego State University were not content to let a Take Back the Night March go unbothered last Friday, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The paper reports that bros from two different frats yelled obscenities and threw eggs at women protesting sexual assault on campus. Some reportedly waved dildos in their faces. Read more...

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Buck Rogers surely couldn't have seen this one coming, but at NASA's request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste -- yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel. Adolescent jokes aside, the process finally makes useful something that until now has been collected to burn up on re-entry. Show More Summary

UVA (and Others) Admit the Obvious: Blame It On the Alcohol

1 hour agoNews : Reason

As police investigate the shocking allegations of gang rape levelled against a University of Virginia fraternity in an unbelievable Rolling Stone story, UVA administrators have begun assigning blame and proposing dubious solutions. Suspending...Show More Summary

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