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Crater Science Reaches New Depths at Chicxulub, Ground Zero for the End of the Dinosaurs

1 hour agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

If there was ever any doubt whether an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs, field scientists continue to bring back proof from ongoing research in the Gulf of Mexico.Last week, geologists working in the Yucatán Peninsula reached a major milestone … Continue reading ?

Penn Veterinarians Develop New Tool to Unlock the Mysteries of Cat Behavior

A new tool developed by Penn Vet researchers is designed to allow scientists to better understand the behavior of cats by tapping into the expertise of those who know them best: their owners.

The World Has a New Lightning Capital

Like watching lightning? Book your next vacation for Venezuela. NASA has determined that country's Lake Maracaibo is the new lightning capital of the world. Using 16 years of data from a satellite-based sensor, scientists determined Lake Maracaibo averages about 233 lightning flashes per square kilometer every year. They published their...

New Drug Treatment Turns Skin Cells into Brain Cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institute have developed a pioneering new technique that turns skin cells into beating heart and functional brain cells by using a combination of chemicals without the addition of any additional genes or stem cells. The process paves the way for drug-based cell regeneration...

New Class of Drug Ferrying Nanoparticles May Overcome Limitations of Existing Systems

Russian scientists at the Lomonosov Moscow State University are reporting the development of new drug ferrying nano-capsules that work fundamentally differently than existing nanoparticles. Each capsule consists of two concentric polymer shells that swell at different temperatures. Show More Summary

Four Reasons Why Women With Heart Disease Are Less Likely To Be Prescribed Statins Than Men

Scientists have known that women with heart disease are less likely than men to be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and a new study uncovers the main reasons for this disparity.

Pond scum and the gene pool: One critical gene in green algae responsible for multicellular evolution, understanding of cancer origin

A single gene is responsible for the evolution of multicellular organisms, new research indicates. Scientists were looking for what caused single-celled organisms to evolve into multicellular organisms when they discovered the importance of a single gene, retinoblastoma, or RB. Show More Summary

Starving cancer the key to new treatments, say scientists

Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumors. The research team blocked gateways through which the cancer cell was obtaining the amino acid glutamine and found the cells almost completely stopped growing.

Memory Manipulation Makes Mice Forget Bad Experiences

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Imagine being able to erase bad memories or amplify ones that might be fading. In a study that is reminiscent of the film Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, scientists at Stony Brook University in New York have found a way to strengthen,...Show More Summary

Watch: Hubble Telescope Captures View of Milky Way's 'Galactic Core'

9 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

NASA's Hubble telescope now has an unprecedented view of the galactic core, the rotational centre of the Milky Way galaxy. A new video released by the Hubble team shows how the telescope's infrared camera allowed scientists to peer into...Show More Summary

Russell Crowe to play Dr. Jekyll in “THE MUMMY” reboot

10 hours agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

You read that right: As a sign of the world-building approach Universal is taking with their monster-movie updates, a scientist with an identity crisis will appear in the studio’s new MUMMY, with an A-lister likely to take the role. Variety reports that Russell Crowe is in early negotiations to play “a Dr. Jekyll-type role” in […]

Scientists to use microbes, methane to create sustainable Omega 3

Scientists are trying to find a new way to produce the nutritional fatty acids called Omega 3 that are currently sourced from fish oil from the world’s declining natural fish stocks. 

Study: 99.999% of Earth’s Species Still Unidentified by Humans

Scientists have identified roughly 1.2 million species on our planet. But according to new research, that could be only one thousandth of one percent of all species currently living on Earth.

Scientists develop human embryos through early post-implantation stages for first time

A new technique that allows embryos to develop in vitro beyond the implantation stage (when the embryo would normally implant into the womb) has been developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge allowing them to analyse for the first time key stages of human embryo development up to 13 days after fertilisation. Show More Summary

Biological 'good guy' has a dark side, researchers find

A pair of scientists has discovered that an enzyme previously thought only to be beneficial could, in fact, pose significant danger to developing embryos. The new research could have implications not only for prenatal development but also for treating lymphedema and liver damage resulting from acetaminophen overdose.

Findings light the way for new treatments in colitis, colon cancer

An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist has discovered that certain sugars produced by the body play an important role in the development of colitis and, ultimately, colon cancer. The new finding could potentially lead to therapies...Show More Summary

New evidence connects dung beetle evolution to dinosaurs

Cleveland... Researchers have found an evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and dung beetles. An international team of scientists uncovered the first molecular evidence indicating that dung beetles evolved in association with dinosaurs. Show More Summary

New method allows first look at key stage of human development, embryo implantation

Almost nothing is known about the stage of human development called implantation, when the developing embryo attaches to the uterus. Now scientists have devised a method that replicates implantation in an experimental setting, providing a revolutionary system capable of answering basic questions about our own development.

New evidence connects dung beetle evolution to dinosaurs

Researchers have found an evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and dung beetles. Scientists uncovered the first molecular evidence indicating that dung beetles evolved in association with dinosaurs. The findings place the origin...Show More Summary

New Report Offers 5 Reasons to Become a Data Scientist

by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes reports in CIO.com, “For the past three years executive recruiter Burtch Works has been surveying data-science professionals about salaries and other related topics. Burtch Works defines data scientists as professionals who can work with enormous sets of unstructured data and use analytics to get meaning out of them. Show More Summary

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