Tiny, Lab-Grown Minibrains Sprout Blood Vessels

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science In a “minibrain,” blood vessels (red) penetrate the outer layers of the organoid (blue), with some growth into … Continue reading Tiny, Lab-Grown Minibrains Sprout Blood Vessels

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

Your daily selection of the latest science news!   According to ScienceAlert Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While nighttime … Continue reading Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

Interstitium: ‘New’ Organ Found in Human Body

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News A team of researchers from New York University School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, … Continue reading Interstitium: ‘New’ Organ Found in Human Body

13,000-year-old human footprints found off Canada’s Pacific coast

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Prosthetic memory system successful in humans

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California have demonstrated … Continue reading Prosthetic memory system successful in humans

A Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What’s That Mean for People?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science A promising new cancer “vaccine” that cured up to 97 percent of tumors in mice will soon be … Continue reading A Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What’s That Mean for People?

2 Pilots in Different Planes Saw the Same UFO. The FAA Can’t Explain It.

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Two separate flights reported seeing the same ‘UFO’ in the Arizona desert in February. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Two … Continue reading 2 Pilots in Different Planes Saw the Same UFO. The FAA Can’t Explain It.

Nasty, 3ft-long parasitic worms are on the cusp of being wiped from the planet

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The Sun Is Spitting Out Strange Patterns of Gamma Rays–and No One Knows Why

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global Our closest star remains an enigma. Every 11 years or so its activity crescendos, creating flares … Continue reading The Sun Is Spitting Out Strange Patterns of Gamma Rays–and No One Knows Why

Mars Colony Would Be a Hedge Against World War III, Elon Musk Says

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com (navigate to page source to view media) SpaceX is developing a reusable rocket-spaceship system called the BFR to help … Continue reading Mars Colony Would Be a Hedge Against World War III, Elon Musk Says

A Victory for Dark Matter in a Galaxy Without Any

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Astronomers have long noticed an invisible elephant in the room — so-called dark matter, which seems heavier than … Continue reading A Victory for Dark Matter in a Galaxy Without Any

Safeguarding our most precious resource: water

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ESA Top News Safeguarding our most precious resource: water 22 March 2018 According to this year’s Global Risk Report by … Continue reading Safeguarding our most precious resource: water

Towards greater MRI sensitivity by harnessing quantum hyperpolarization

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Schematic representation of quantum hyperpolarization. Nuclear spins with random magnetic orientation (“hot”) … Continue reading Towards greater MRI sensitivity by harnessing quantum hyperpolarization

See How a Single Cell Dies in Gory, Intricate Detail

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science A tail-spike cell in C. elegans nears the end of its life. The core of the cell will … Continue reading See How a Single Cell Dies in Gory, Intricate Detail

Here’s What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert We all know that a diet heavy in processed foods isn’t doing us any favours, but a study from … Continue reading Here’s What Happens When Rural Africans Eat an American Diet For 2 Weeks

Drug compound shows promise against rheumatoid arthritis

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A male birth control pill that dramatically lowers testosterone levels is moving forward into a 3-month trial

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Tech Insider A new kind of male birth control pill was recently tested in a month-long trial, and is moving … Continue reading A male birth control pill that dramatically lowers testosterone levels is moving forward into a 3-month trial

This Bulging Lump on a Man’s Hand Revealed a Serious Heart Infection

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science The raised, blue lump on his man’s hand was a sign of a serous heart infection. Credit: The … Continue reading This Bulging Lump on a Man’s Hand Revealed a Serious Heart Infection

Physicists Are About to Attempt The ‘Impossible’ – Turning Light Into Matter

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2. Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well – “easier said … Continue reading Physicists Are About to Attempt The ‘Impossible’ – Turning Light Into Matter

Could drugs used after an organ transplant protect against Alzheimer’s?

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Reducing HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives

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Western diet depletes artery-protecting immune cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Cross section of an aorta from a mouse that was fed a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet, which accelerates the … Continue reading Western diet depletes artery-protecting immune cells

Google Doodle Celebrates Mexican Astronomer Guillermo Haro

  Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com A new graphic on Google’s homepage March 21, 2018, celebrates what would be the 105th birthday of Mexican … Continue reading Google Doodle Celebrates Mexican Astronomer Guillermo Haro

European Space Agency Picks Exoplanet-Studying Spacecraft for 2028 Launch

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com An artist’s illustration of a hot exoplanet “transiting” its host star. The European Space Agency’s newly selected ARIEL (Atmospheric … Continue reading European Space Agency Picks Exoplanet-Studying Spacecraft for 2028 Launch

NASA to allow nuclear power systems for next Discovery mission

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to SpaceNews.com WASHINGTON — Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition … Continue reading NASA to allow nuclear power systems for next Discovery mission

Astronomers Figure Out How to use Gravitational Lensing to Measure the Mass of White Dwarfs

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today For the sake of studying the most distant objects in the Universe, astronomers often rely on a technique … Continue reading Astronomers Figure Out How to use Gravitational Lensing to Measure the Mass of White Dwarfs

Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Has Died

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where the rhino spent his last years, announced the death of the 45-year-old … Continue reading Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Has Died

Complex Animals Led to More Oxygen, Says Maverick Theory

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Approximately 540 million years ago, life rapidly diversified in an evolutionary burst — a biological “Big Bang” that … Continue reading Complex Animals Led to More Oxygen, Says Maverick Theory

Virus fished from pond cures man’s deadly antibiotic-resistant infection

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge / Transmission electron micrograph of multiple bacteriophages attached to a bacterial cell wall. (credit: Dr … Continue reading Virus fished from pond cures man’s deadly antibiotic-resistant infection

Robert Langlands, Mathematical Visionary, Wins the Abel Prize

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Robert Langlands, who developed one of the most original insights of 20th-century mathematics, was named the winner of … Continue reading Robert Langlands, Mathematical Visionary, Wins the Abel Prize

Democratizing science: Researchers make neuroscience experiments easier to share, reproduce

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress AFQ-Browser. Credit: Jason Yeatman/Ariel Rokem Over the past few years, scientists have faced a problem: They often cannot … Continue reading Democratizing science: Researchers make neuroscience experiments easier to share, reproduce

Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from Morocco

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily An international team of researchers, led by Johannes Krause and Choongwon Jeong from the Max … Continue reading Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from Morocco

320,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Push Back Origins of Human Innovation

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An international team of anthropologists has discovered that early humans in East Africa had — by about … Continue reading 320,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Push Back Origins of Human Innovation

Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world’s most common recreational drug affects our metabolism … Continue reading Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Brothers Scott (left) and Mark Kelly are the only identical twin astronauts in history. Credit: Courtesy NASA Twins … Continue reading We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

To Nuke an Asteroid, How Powerful a Bomb Do You Need?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com An artist’s illustration of the destruction of a dangerous asteroid. Credit: Elena Khavina, MIPT Press Office Humanity now has … Continue reading To Nuke an Asteroid, How Powerful a Bomb Do You Need?

To Test Einstein’s Equations, Poke a Black Hole

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine In November 1915, in a lecture before the Prussian Academy of Sciences, Albert Einstein described an idea that … Continue reading To Test Einstein’s Equations, Poke a Black Hole

Quantum mechanics runs hot in a cold plasma: research

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Particles quench in a disordered web of quantum interactions to form a … Continue reading Quantum mechanics runs hot in a cold plasma: research

What Is Pi, and How Did It Originate?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global Succinctly, pi—which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π—is the ratio of the … Continue reading What Is Pi, and How Did It Originate?

Here’s Stephen Hawking’s Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert His mind was truly incomparable. Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away – … Continue reading Here’s Stephen Hawking’s Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

Autism’s social deficits are reversed by an anti-cancer drug

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily Of all the challenges that come with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the … Continue reading Autism’s social deficits are reversed by an anti-cancer drug

Warm Arctic means colder, snowier winters in northeastern US, study says

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily Scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) have linked the frequency … Continue reading Warm Arctic means colder, snowier winters in northeastern US, study says

Hundreds of genes linked to intelligence in global study

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress A depiction of the double helical structure of DNA. Its four coding units (A, T, C, G) are … Continue reading Hundreds of genes linked to intelligence in global study

Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Britain’s Professor Stephen Hawking delivers … Continue reading Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

A half degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people

Your daily selection of the hottest trending gaming news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Credit: Princeton University The 2015 Paris climate agreement sought to stabilize … Continue reading A half degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people

Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today For decades, ever since the Pioneer and Voyager missions passed through the outer Solar System, scientists have speculated … Continue reading Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus

Oxygen and Stem Cells May Have Reshaped Early Complex Animals

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine When Emma Hammarlund of Lund University in Sweden first reached out to her colleague Sven Påhlman for help … Continue reading Oxygen and Stem Cells May Have Reshaped Early Complex Animals

Biological engineers discover why a promising drug failed in clinical trials

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts more than 1 million Americans, is an autoimmune disorder that produces swollen and painful … Continue reading Biological engineers discover why a promising drug failed in clinical trials

Brain activity at rest provides clue to intelligence

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress “The next stage in research would be to examine if this resting state activity of the brain can … Continue reading Brain activity at rest provides clue to intelligence

Seeing is believing—precision atom qubits achieve major quantum computing milestone

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A scanning tunnelling microscope image showing the electron wave function of a … Continue reading Seeing is believing—precision atom qubits achieve major quantum computing milestone

Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet … Continue reading Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

Thousands of Sea Stars Wash Up Dead in the U.K.

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to RealClearScience – Homepage Many Europeans have been assessing the damage from the recent wintery weather dramatically nicknamed the “Beast from … Continue reading Thousands of Sea Stars Wash Up Dead in the U.K.

FDA Approves First Direct-to-Consumer Test for Breast Cancer Risk

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global   Federal regulators approved the first direct-to-consumer test for the BRCA genes, which increase the risk … Continue reading FDA Approves First Direct-to-Consumer Test for Breast Cancer Risk

Why Hasn’t AI Mastered Language Translation?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Singularity Hub In the myth about the Tower of Babel, people conspired to build a city and tower that would … Continue reading Why Hasn’t AI Mastered Language Translation?

Sand Dunes, Odd Rock Piles Spied by Mars Orbiter (Photo)

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of Red Planet sand dunes and boulder piles on Jan. 27, 2018. … Continue reading Sand Dunes, Odd Rock Piles Spied by Mars Orbiter (Photo)

Google Wants to Make Military Spy Drones Even Smarter

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Google has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense to help the agency develop smarter drone software. According … Continue reading Google Wants to Make Military Spy Drones Even Smarter

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ESA Top News World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster Air-breathing ion thruster 5 March 2018 In a world-first, an ESA-led … Continue reading World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Here’s the Best Way to Protect Yourself from a Norovirus Outbreak

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science It’s a vacation nightmare: You board a cruise ship for a weeklong getaway, only to have an outbreak … Continue reading Here’s the Best Way to Protect Yourself from a Norovirus Outbreak

Unlocking the secrets of the universe

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories This artist’s rendering shows the universe’s first, massive, blue stars embedded in … Continue reading Unlocking the secrets of the universe

Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: CC0 Public Domain Our bodies are not just passively growing older. Cells and tissues continuously use information … Continue reading Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan

Genome sequencing uncovers therapy for rare brain tumor

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress A microscopic image of chordoid glioma. Credit: University of California, San Francisco Brain tumors are among the deadliest … Continue reading Genome sequencing uncovers therapy for rare brain tumor

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Army ants form colonies of millions yet have no permanent home. They march through the jungle each night … Continue reading The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Quasars: Brightest Objects in the Universe

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com Shining so brightly that they eclipse the ancient galaxies that contain them, quasars are distant objects powered by black … Continue reading Quasars: Brightest Objects in the Universe

The North Pole Has Gone Above Freezing in The Dead of Winter, Stunning Scientists

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert “It’s never been this extreme.” The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally … Continue reading The North Pole Has Gone Above Freezing in The Dead of Winter, Stunning Scientists

Researchers turn light upside down

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Illustration of waves propagating away from a point-like source. Left: Regular wave … Continue reading Researchers turn light upside down

New traveling educational exhibit uses ocean research vessel for STEM learning initiatives.

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to insearchofearthssecrets.com   Luci Creative Designs New National Traveling Educational Exhibit Creatively Addressing STEM Learning Initiatives CHICAGO, WASHINGTON, and MARTINSVILLE, Va. … Continue reading New traveling educational exhibit uses ocean research vessel for STEM learning initiatives.

Record Breaker! Powerful Supernova Is Most Distant Ever Seen

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com This animation shows the appearance of the hypernova DES16C2nm, which is 10.5 billion light-years from Earth. It is the … Continue reading Record Breaker! Powerful Supernova Is Most Distant Ever Seen

Astronomers Just Found Some of The Most Massive Black Holes Discovered in Our Universe

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert A study on dozens of galaxies within several billion light years of our own has revealed black holes that … Continue reading Astronomers Just Found Some of The Most Massive Black Holes Discovered in Our Universe

After Two Decades And 6,000 Studies, Scientists Find GMO Corn Is Actually Good For You

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert There is a great deal of misinformation out there regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). From monikers like “Frankenfoods” to general skepticism, there … Continue reading After Two Decades And 6,000 Studies, Scientists Find GMO Corn Is Actually Good For You

The World’s Largest Underwater Cave Is Already Yielding Sacred Maya Relics

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert It’s a place that almost seems too magical to exist: the world’s largest underwater cave, spanning an incredible 347 kilometres … Continue reading The World’s Largest Underwater Cave Is Already Yielding Sacred Maya Relics

Thanks, anti-vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science Before the measles vaccine existed, 9 out of every 10 kids got the disease before age 15. Two … Continue reading Thanks, anti-vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe

Some black holes erase your past

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Passing through the outer or event horizon of a black hole would … Continue reading Some black holes erase your past

Schizophrenia a side effect of human development

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Schizophrenia may have evolved as an “unwanted side effect” of the development of the complex human brain, a … Continue reading Schizophrenia a side effect of human development

This Photo of Earth Reminds Us How Small We Are

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Earth and the moon are mere dots in this photo captured on Jan. 17, 2018, from a distance … Continue reading This Photo of Earth Reminds Us How Small We Are

The Solar Storm Hit Earth And It Looked Awesome!

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Tonight (Feb. 15), skywatchers may be rewarded by a dazzling atmospheric show ­ — thanks to a halo … Continue reading The Solar Storm Hit Earth And It Looked Awesome!