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Science takes a step towards new treatment for infertility

Scientists have produced primordial germ cells that will become sperm and egg in a major breakthrough from the University of Cambridge.

Twelve new genetic causes of developmental disorders

Scientists have discovered 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders.They will ultimately analyze data from 12,000 families. The article describes results from the first 1133 samples, which have increased the proportion of patients that can be diagnosed by 10 per cent.

To seek common ground on life’s big questions, we need science literacy

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Science isn’t important only to scientists or those who profess an interest in it. Whether you find fascinating every new discovery reported or you stopped taking science in school as soon as you could, a base level understanding is crucial for modern citizens to ground their engagement in the...

A Visit to India: New Space Collaborations and New Friendships with Role Models for Women in STEM

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan discusses her recent trip to India to speak at the India-U.S. Technology Summit in Delhi and Miranda House a the University of Dehli on women in STEM careers.

Why Is Rosetta’s Comet Shaped Like a Duck?

SAN FRANCISCO—As scientists continue to pore over new images and data from the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, clues are emerging that may help answer a puzzling question: Why is this comet shaped like a duck? The comet consists of two lobes, which, if you squint, look a bit like the head and body of a duck. Show More Summary

Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together. Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence...Show More Summary

Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together. Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence...Show More Summary

Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together. Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence...Show More Summary

Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together. Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence...Show More Summary

Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together. Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence...Show More Summary

Invasive species get by with a little help from their alien friends

Scientists call it "invasional meltdown," and it's the theory that once an alien species takes root in a new land, it opens the door to intrusions from other invading organisms.

Data forensics will combat rising cyber threats, says EXASOL: 2015 Tech Predictions

In 2015, data science sophistication will increase, an explosion of new tools and services will occur, and the gap will widen between the expectations of data scientists and the fulfillment of those roles by data scientists. This is all according … Continue reading ?

The New Artist

Scientists at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon have created The New Artist, an autonomous robot that creates art for other machines. With the creation of an aesthetic outside human cognition, The New Artist claims for itself the powers of perception, fruition and interpretation. Leah McInnis Aesthetico #117 robotics art Read more on Adbusters.org

New, fundamental mechanism for how resveratrol provides health benefits uncovered

Resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells, scientists have found. The finding should dispel much of and controversy about how resveratrol really works.

An Experiment Proving People Can Get Drunk Just by Eating Food Cooked With Alcohol

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the video “How to Get Drunk by Eating Food,” New Scientist deputy editor Graham Lawton set out to disprove the common myth that alcohol is burned off entirely in the cooking process, so eating food can not get a person drunk. To test this, Lawton ate several foods cooked with alcohol and measured his blood alcohol content […]

New Scientist Editor Proves People Can Get Drunk Just by Eating Food

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the video “How to Get Drunk by Eating Food,” New Scientist deputy editor Graham Lawton set out to disprove the myth that alcohol is burned off entirely in the cooking process, so eating food can not get a person drunk. To test this, Lawton eats several foods cooked with alcohol and measures his blood alcohol content with […]

Riluzole may prevent foggy 'old age' brain

Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But new experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent these changes. read more

TSRI Scientists Find Drug That Helps Huntington's Disease-Afflicted Mice--and Their Offspring

A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests therapies that change gene expression in parents could help their children. Research showed offspring of mice treated with a drug also had delayed onset and reduced symptoms of Huntington's disease.

Ghostly: New World's Deepest Living Fish Discovered

4 days agoOdd : Geekologie

Scientists recently discovered a new species of fish after lowering a camera and research equipment to a depth of 8,143-meters (26,716-feet, ~5.05-miles) in the Marianas Trench. This is video of that fish. It looks kind of like the ghost of a bird. Show More Summary

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