Unveiling how the 20,000 or so proteins in the human body work -- and malfunction -- is the key to understanding much of health and disease. Now, researchers have developed a new technique that allows scientists to better understand an elusive step critical in protein formation.
According to scientists, the probe's onboard computer "detected an anomaly," and it went into safe mode, resorting to using its backup computer to report back to its concerned earthling watchers.
Award-winning scientist Carl Safina's "Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel" is an excellent summary of recent research on the fascinating animals with whom we share our magnificent planet. I highly recommend "Beyond Words" and I hope it will enjoy a broad and global audience. It really is that thoughtful and important. In many ways "Beyond Words" is beyond words.
Scientists haven’t rigorously tested the cosmic microwave background for a revealing shift in 25 years. A new experiment aims to change that. The post Why the Big Bang’s Light May Have a Tilt appeared first on WIRED.
Seahorses may provide scientists with some useful tips on how to design new tough and flexible robots.
Scientists in South Korea reportedly are one step closer to developing a new treatment for diabetes.
An extensive new study led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concludes that watching fireworks shows, under certain weather conditions, can pose significant health risks to audiences. The research,...Show More Summary
For some time, researchers have been trying to learn more about the nature of memory in order to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Scientists already know the medial temporal lobe is integral to long-term memory storage. Show More Summary
Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to 'play dough' capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres. The scientists demonstrated that the bioprinted...Show More Summary
Marine Life Could Be Irreversibly Damaged Increased carbon dioxide emissions will cause great damage to oceanic ecosystems that cannot be reversed warns an international team of scientists. In a new paper, published in the academic journal “Science”, researchers, which include Dr. Carol Turley OBE, of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory state that unless CO2 emissions are […]
Our oceans are full of plastic. Forunately scientists are mapping where it lies, which means we can begin scooping it up—and perhaps even start to use it to create new products, like these sneakers. Read more...
New colour images acquired by NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft show us Pluto as we’ve never seen it before — and on its surface appear to be a series of giant spots that scientists can not yet explain. More »
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VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. It's been 70 years since the first atomic bomb lit up the New Mexico desert. Now the radioactive residue from the nuclear tests that followed may help scientists define the start of a new geologic age. Show More Summary
Data Incubator, an East Coast fellowship program, is expanding to the West Coast with a new office in San Francisco. Its goal is to prepare highly qualified scientists and engineers for work as quants or data scientists. The Bay Area campus has already accepted 10 fellows for its inaugural class. Show More Summary
Building on a unique idea, scientists have developed a cost-effective new method for converting and storing solar energy into hydrogen.
A new survey of 557 female scientists found widespread experiences of discrimination and alienation in the workforce that varied in interesting ways by race. While all types of women reported experiencing these forms of discrimination in large numbers — and 100% of a sub-sample of 60 interviewed for the study reported at least one — the race differences […]
Scientists found a new model of fluid dynamics which explains the expansion of the universe without the idea of "dark energy" and could lead to the death of all living things much sooner than anticipated.
A team of scientists has come up with a new way to harness light particles known as photons, exploiting quantum mechanics to vastly increase the amount of data in each particle. The team led by researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan demonstrated for the first time...
Ever since independent scientists uncovered the dangers of Monsanto’s genetically modified organisms (GMOs), more people have become more careful with what they feed themselves and their families. What started out as a handful of people soon grew into an organic community, supporting each other and sharing information to make sure they avoid GMOs. Show More Summary