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Rosetta Finds Building Blocks For Life On Comet

33 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Scientists have long debated the possibility that some of the key ingredients for life on Earth were brought to our newly-formed planet by comets and asteroids. A new discovery in the “fuzzy atmosphere” of Rosetta’s comet may lend some credence to this theory. Read more...

Minivan-Sized Sea Sponge Is New to Science

Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big. The team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Hawaii discovered what they say is the world's largest known sponge. The creature, roughly the size of a...

New U.S. Study Fans Cellphone Cancer Worries

A new study found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in rats exposed to low-level radio waves emitted by cellphones has reignited debate, but many scientists said it was too soon to draw sweeping conclusions from the results.

Mega Sticky Trap

15 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A group of scientists are testing a new kind of sticky trap. To get accurate information on its effectiveness, they sent various types of humans across a 20-foot section of the material. First, a scientist as a baseline, then a sprinter, then a sumo wrestler. Show More Summary

Indiana University Sues to Stop Pro-Life Law So It Can Use Aborted Babies in Research

Indiana University scientists who use tissue from aborted babies in their research filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law this week. The new law will help stop the kind of sale of aborted babies and their body parts that Planned Parenthood facilities in other states have been caught arranging. Although Roe v. Wade prohibits […]

World's Monuments and Cities Under Grave Threat Due to Climate Change, New Report Details

The report does not bode well Oh dear: A sobering new report—released jointly by UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Program, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, and recently written up in the New York Times—details the serious...Show More Summary

Scientists: Move/Postpone Rio Olympics Over Zika

More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak. The group says new findings about the virus make it "unethical" for the games to go ahead in an open letter to the World Health Organization. Show More Summary

Diabetic Retinopathy: Study Reveals Discouraging New Information

In a new study, scientists have found that eye nerve damage may start before eye blood vessel damage in people with diabetes instead of the reverse, which is what scientists previously believed. People with any type of diabetes are at a substantially higher risk for retinopathy. In diabetic retinopathy, people with diabetes suffer damage to […]

A Previously Undiscovered Boa Constrictor Has Been Found

Amazing new silver boa constrictor species found on remote island — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 27, 2016 Last year, a group of scientists were asleep on a remote island in the Bahamas...Show More Summary

Faster, more efficient CRISPR editing in mice

University of California, Berkeley scientists have developed a quicker and more efficient method to alter the genes of mice with CRISPR-Cas9, simplifying a procedure growing in popularity because of the ease of using the new gene-editing...Show More Summary

Is this pen your next 3D printer?

23 hours agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Scientists at Harvard have created an amazing new 3D pen that creates metallic objects with ease. Similar to the recent 3Doodler pen in some concepts, this new pen goes above and beyond and was created for adult use, with various possibilities in mind. Show More Summary

New 3-D hydrogel biochips prove to be superior in detecting bowel cancer at early stages

A new method of diagnosing colorectal cancer has been developed by researchers. The scientists have created a hydrogel-based biochip to help detect bowel cancer (colorectal cancer).

Mars is emerging from a 400,000 year-old ice age

A new study has found that Mars is emerging from an ice age that ended about 400,000 years ago. While scientists have long believed that the planet has undergone several rounds of ice ages in the past, there have been few physical measurements to actually prove the theory. Show More Summary

Frightening antibiotic-resistant super-bug scientists have warned us about has reached the US

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Pennsylvania health officials are among those on the front lines of a fight against a new threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A 49-year-old Pennsylvania resident was diagnosed with the United States’ first human case of a strain of bacteria that is resistant to an antibiotic used as a...

Google's DeepMind tried to justify why it has access to millions of NHS patient records (GOOG, GOOGL)

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company owned by Google, has attempted to justify why it needs access to millions of NHS patient records for a niche kidney monitoring app, after a new investigation from New Scientist questionedShow More Summary

New Study Finds Citizen Scientists Can Be Very Accurate

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

A study of citizen scientists found that untrained volunteers can be trusted to classify data reliably.

New study uncovers mechanisms underlying how diabetes damages the heart

Cardiac complications are the number one cause of death among diabetics. Now a team of scientists has uncovered a molecular mechanism involved in a common form of heart damage found in people with diabetes.

Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease. Programmed cell death, also called apoptosis, is a natural process that removes unwanted cells from the body. Show More Summary

New technique captures the activity of an entire brain in a snapshot

When it comes to measuring brain activity, scientists have tools that can take a precise look at a small slice of the brain (less than one cubic millimeter), or a blurred look at a larger area. Now, researchers at Rockefeller University...Show More Summary

How nanotechnology can help us grow more food using less energy and water

Ramesh Raliya, Washington University in St Louis and Pratim Biswas, Washington University in St Louis With the world's population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural resources. Show More Summary

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