The Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales Canberra has flagged the cyber-attack on the U.S. Presidential election as a major escalation in “internet terror” directed at the liberal democracies by non-state actors, and possibly by states themselves. More »
Aging affects everyone, so it's no surprise that fighting it gets so much attention from scientists. A new study, centering on an embryonic stem cell gene known as Nanog, was found to restore the regenerative properties of adult stem cells, which naturally diminish over time. Show More Summary
A team of scientists from India, France, Japan, Canada, and the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. have found that cockroach milk crystals, a nutrient dense substance found in the stomachs of young cockroaches, contain three times as much energy as the equivalent amount of cow's milk. Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO (July 26, 2016) - Scientists have uncovered a fascinating new clue in the global mystery surrounding wild birds with grossly deformed beaks. A team of researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and the U.S. Show More Summary
New research sheds light on what's going on inside our heads as we decide whether to take a risk or play it safe. Scientists located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process. Show More Summary
An international team of scientists who searched out specimens from museums and remote Arctic islands has identified a rare new species of beaked whale that ranges from northern Japan across the Pacific Ocean to Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
It’s been 20 years since the birth of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult. Because Dolly died prematurely, scientists have worried that cloning accelerates the aging process. But a new analysis of 13 cloned sheep—including a batch of Dolly’s genetic duplicates—shows this isn’t the case. Read more...
Published today in Nature Genetics, the study reveals three new risk genes for ALS and one of these - C21orf2 - increases an individual's risk of developing the dis-ease by 65 per cent. These results could aid the development of personalised treatments for people with ALS by using gene therapy - an approach which involves replacing faulty genes or adding new ones.
Sketching is being piloted as a research tool by social scientists.
A new survey shows distrust of scientists, a suspicion about claims of progress and discomfort with the idea of meddling with human abilities.
Unsuspected differences in commercial cell lines commonly used for experiments may undercut a generation of breast cancer research, scientists said Tuesday.
Scientists have long understood that when early human ancestors migrated from Africa to the Asia-Pacific region, they bred with two other hominins upon their arrival; the Neanderthals and the Denisovians. But a new genomic analysis has uncovered that in South and Southeast Asia, early humans arriving from...
The flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalised with stroke and heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The study, from scientists at Imperial College London, also found patients who received the influenza vaccination had a 24 per cent lower death rate in the flu season compared to patients who weren't vaccinated. read more
HOUSTON - (July 25, 2016) - New discoveries about spider silk could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat in the same way semiconducting circuits manipulate electrons, according to scientists at Rice University, in Europe...Show More Summary
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 25, 2016 - A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. Show More Summary
There is a new tool in the biotechnology tool belt that may revolutionize the way medicine treats a host of diseases. It is called CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR uses a bacterial enzyme to precisely edit DNA, and scientists all over the world are using it to transform cells in hopes that one day these genetically-altered cells may […]
Scientists are predicting low numbers of new infections among tourists
Twenty years from now, the number of retired persons worldwide will have grown by 600 million, almost double the current number. Life expectancy will have increased, bringing new economic challenges. Yet the growing number of seniors can also stimulate important breakthroughs in medicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology, cognitive sciences and robotics, say scientists.
Scientists has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process generates a 20-fold increase in surface area per sheet, which could expand the nanomaterials' commercial applications.
Keeping a tomato flavorful and firm past a few days is no easy task, as anyone who has made the catastrophic mistake of sticking a tomato in the fridge can attest. Now, new research could finally give us a much longer span of time to eat that tomato. Read more...