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Can potatoes really grow on Mars?

NASA and private companies are planning expeditions to Mars. The new space race could be titled "Destination: Mars." But the astronaut explorers will face the problem of growing food, so U.S. scientists went to the bone-dry deserts of South America to cook up a solution. Mark Albert reports.

It’s really hard to deal with climate change. A new podcast talks it out.

"Warm Regards" features scientists and journalists who aren't afraid to admit it: They're terrified.

Meet The New Wave Of Wearables: Stretchable Electronics

Scientists have figured out how to make electronics as pliable as a temporary tattoo—meaning the next big tech platform may be your skin. If you purchase La Roche-Posay sunscreen this summer, it may come with a complimentary device that looks something like a heart-shaped Band-Aid. Show More Summary

Scientists Have Mastered Robot Motion — Robots Could Soon Walk Among Us

A new chip could bring robots out of the lab and into the real world, according to Phys. A team of researchers led by George Konidaris and Daniel Sorin claim that they will be able to speed up robots to the point where they can leave the lab and specially designed factory and deal with... Show More Summary

Scientists discover unsuspected bacterial link to bile duct cancer

Findings of a new study could open up possibilities for more targeted therapies for bile duct cancer. A research team discovered that bile duct tissue harboured a community of diverse bacteria species. Stenotrophomonas species -- previously...Show More Summary

For nature, gravel-bed rivers most important feature in mountainous western North America

MISSOULA, Montana - Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists from the U.S. and Canada. Their research shows how broad valleys coming out...Show More Summary

'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant

Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- The genome of the corn plant - or maize, as it's called almost everywhere except the US - "is a lot more exciting" than scientists have previously believed. So says the lead scientist in a new effort to analyze and annotate the depth of the plant's genetic resources. read more

Biotech Labs Birth New Drugs---and New Fortunes

Proprietary drugs that extend or improve the lives of millions of people have lifted stocks of the biotech companies that own them and made millionaires of many scientists and doctors behind them.

Medical News Today: Scientists offer new view on origins of Parkinson's disease

A new study suggests stress on the endoplasmic reticulum of cells triggers neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease and not just failure of mitochondria.

Secret behind success of breakaway cancer cells uncovered

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London, has made a breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer cells are able to spread around the body and form deadly new tumors. The team found that twoShow More Summary

These Images Were Taken With an Entirely New Kind of Photography

Image: Capasso Lab/Harvard SEAS These beetles may look like two different species, but they’re the same individual. The difference lies in how they were photographed, using a new lens that allows scientists to “see” one of the most fundamental properties of biology: chirality. Read more...

Scientist Finds Tallest Mountain in US Arctic— and a Surprise

It's been the subject of a half-century-long debate. But thanks to a new mapping technique, mountain experts have identified the tallest mountain in the US Arctic and uncovered a bit of a surprise as well. Using fodar, a technique he invented to map terrain using airborne photography, glaciologist Matt Nolan...

Heat Deaths Due to Climate Change Predicted to Kill Thousands of New Yorkers By 2080, Says Scientists

Extremely high temperatures in the summer will cause a number of heat-related deaths in New York City. Scientists say at this rate, more and more people will be dying in the future.

New HIV Treatment Could Be End Of Daily Cocktails

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Remarkable new research on treating HIV: scientists may be on the trail of a method to suppress the virus without having to take pills every single day. For now, it’s highly preliminary. Thirteen people stopped taking their daily cocktails, and instead got an antibody called 3BNC117. That treatment was able to prevent HIV from reaching dangerous levels for over a [...]

Medical News Today: Virtual heart reveals new clues to heart failure

Scientists have created a model of a heart that reflects heart function at multiple levels. The model has shed new light on the causes of heart failure.

An Astronomer Learns to Make His CASE

Science in America depends on federal funding, yet many young scientists don't understand how the U.S. government decides to spend its money on science, nor are they encouraged to use their new degrees to advise the process. This is changing with support from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

LTA set to appoint UK Sport's Simon Timson as their new Performance Director

Timson, a sports scientist, does not have a background in tennis and made his name first in skeleton bob at the Winter Olympics. He then became head of science and medicine at the ECB.

Scientists identify ways to prevent heat-related deaths from climate change

By the 2080s, as many as 3,331 people could die every year from exposure to heat during the summer months in New York City. The high estimate by Columbia University scientists is based on a new model--the first to account for variability...Show More Summary

Scientists use 'virtual heart' to model heart failure

A team of researchers have created a detailed computational model of the electrophysiology of congestive heart failure, a leading cause of death. This "virtual heart" could help medical researchers study new drug therapies - according to the study published in PLOS Computational Biology. read more

Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists. A study led...Show More Summary

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