Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death
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Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig’s brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible nature of…

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Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors
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Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors

Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research, described online in the journal Science, dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental…

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Rice students work up wearable to halt allergic reactions
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Rice students work up wearable to halt allergic reactions

Engineering team prototypes EpiWear to keep emergency medication at hand at all times. What if, in an emergency, you reach for your epinephrine shot and it’s not there? It would…

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Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells and Materials
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Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells and Materials

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient’s own cells and biological materials. Their findings were published…

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Plastic’s Carbon Footprint
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Plastic’s Carbon Footprint

Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics. From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness…

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Want to learn a new skill? Take some short breaks
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Want to learn a new skill? Take some short breaks

In a study of healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers found that our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practiced a few seconds…

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Phenols in purple corn fight diabetes, obesity, inflammation in mouse cells
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Phenols in purple corn fight diabetes, obesity, inflammation in mouse cells

Scientists at the University of Illinois have developed new hybrids of purple corn containing different combinations of phytochemicals that may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, a new study…

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These Beetles Have Successfully Freeloaded for 100 Million Years
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These Beetles Have Successfully Freeloaded for 100 Million Years

Almost 100 million years ago, a tiny and misfortunate beetle died after wandering into a sticky glob of resin leaking from a tree in a region near present-day…

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The Most Ancient Molecule in the Universe Observed for the First Time
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The Most Ancient Molecule in the Universe Observed for the First Time

For a long time now, scientists have considered helium hydride to represent the first-ever molecular bond and chemical compound in the universe, hypothesised to have formed when a…

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Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon
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Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon

The newly identified meteoroid streams, observed by LADEE, occurred on Jan. 9, April 2, April 5 and April 9, 2014. rtist’s concept of the LADEE spacecraft (left) detecting…

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Dynamite for Bacteria
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Dynamite for Bacteria

Although penicillin was discovered nearly a century ago, scientists are still learning how the drug makes bacterial cells pop like overfilled balloons. Now, in a study of the…

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Video manipulation technology poses danger to future elections
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Video manipulation technology poses danger to future elections

A video on social media shows a high-ranking U.S. legislator declaring his support for an overwhelming tax increase. You react accordingly because the video looks like him and…

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Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show
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Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show

Alzheimer’s is a disease of aggregation. Neurons in the human brain make a protein called amyloid beta. Such proteins on their own, called monomers of amyloid beta, perform important…

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Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents
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Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents

A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents under real-world conditions, including high humidity. The research could lead…

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Indicators of Mental Illness and Despair on the Rise among Gen X-ers, Study Suggests
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Indicators of Mental Illness and Despair on the Rise among Gen X-ers, Study Suggests

A new study looking at the mental health of so-called Gen X-ers (i.e., people born between 1974-1983), published in the American Journal of Public Health, shows a marked…

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Dance of the microbes: Bacteria living near coral reefs change in synchrony across distances
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Dance of the microbes: Bacteria living near coral reefs change in synchrony across distances

It might be called the dance of the microbes. It happens every day — and night. Bacteria in waters above dozens of coral reefs change dramatically during the…

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NASA Wants to Send a Low-Cost Mission to Explore Neptune’s Moon Triton
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NASA Wants to Send a Low-Cost Mission to Explore Neptune’s Moon Triton

In the coming years, NASA has some bold plans to build on the success of the New Horizons mission. Not only did this spacecraft make history by conducting…

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SpaceX Starlink Constellation Construction Begins – 2,200 Satellites in Next 5 years
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SpaceX Starlink Constellation Construction Begins – 2,200 Satellites in Next 5 years

Elon Musk has made a lot of crazy promises and proposals over the years, which inevitably leads people to pester him about deadlines. Whether it’s reusable rockets, affordable…

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Cometary surprise found inside meteorite
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Cometary surprise found inside meteorite

An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research team. The…

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TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet
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TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new paper from…

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Scientists Develop a Device that Generates Electric Power from Snowfall
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Scientists Develop a Device that Generates Electric Power from Snowfall

Researchers from UCLA, in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions, have recently developed a small, flexible, and inexpensive device capable of generating electric power from snowfall and requiring…

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Bobby Leach went down the Niagara Falls in a barrel, but eventually died from a bizarrely small cause
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Bobby Leach went down the Niagara Falls in a barrel, but eventually died from a bizarrely small cause

Here’s a thing – we’re all going to die and there is nothing you can do about it. However, you should try living to the best of your…

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Proxima Centauri has a Planet in the Habitable Zone. Life Could be There Right Now
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Proxima Centauri has a Planet in the Habitable Zone. Life Could be There Right Now

In August of 2016, astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced the discovery of an exoplanet in the neighboring system of Proxima Centauri. The news was greeted…

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Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall
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Best in snow: New scientific device creates electricity from snowfall

The first-of-its-kind nanogenerator designed by UCLA researchers and colleagues also acts as a weather station. Hiking shoe with device attached. Image copyright: University of Toronto/Abdelsalam Ahmed. UCLA researchers…

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Precise Decoding of Breast Cancer Cells Creates New Option for Treatment
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Precise Decoding of Breast Cancer Cells Creates New Option for Treatment

Researchers at the University of Zurich and from IBM Research have investigated the varying composition of cancer and immune cells in over one hundred breast tumors. They’ve found…

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Scientists found a way to restore motivation of people with Parkinson’s
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Scientists found a way to restore motivation of people with Parkinson’s

Incurable diseases distort people’s world view. It is a very well-known fact that people who suffer from Parkinson’s lose all their motivation. However, now scientists from the Monash…

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Overabundance of Information is Narrowing our Collective Attention Span, Research Shows
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Overabundance of Information is Narrowing our Collective Attention Span, Research Shows

The deleterious effects of social media and hectic news cycles on our collective attention span have up until recently been only hinted at in preliminary studies or based…

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Why they are not replying to your emails? Scientists identified the main causes of email deferral
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Why they are not replying to your emails? Scientists identified the main causes of email deferral

You are trying to find a job, but always end up running into wall – they don‘t reply your emails. Scientists call this behaviour “email deferral” and it…

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Filtered diesel exhaust could be even worse for some people than the unfiltered one
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Filtered diesel exhaust could be even worse for some people than the unfiltered one

Diesel engines are getting a lot of heat in recent years. The problem is that their exhaust gasses are really toxic and can potentially cause cancer. The solution…

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Vitamin D deficiency may be regulating the immune system and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases
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Vitamin D deficiency may be regulating the immune system and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases

Vitamin D is very important to us. Unlike many other vitamins, vitamin D is produced in our own body as a response to sunlight. Vitamin D is praised…

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Beresheet Crashed. And it’s still an amazing mission!
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Beresheet Crashed. And it’s still an amazing mission!

The Israeli Beresheet spacecraft has crashed into the Moon. The craft, whose name is Hebrew for “in the beginning” made its descent to the Moon but failed to…

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Beresheet Crashed. And it’s still an amazing mission!
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Beresheet Crashed. And it’s still an amazing mission!

The Israeli Beresheet spacecraft has crashed into the Moon. The craft, whose name is Hebrew for “in the beginning” made its descent to the Moon but failed to…

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Sea snakes are much better divers than previously believed
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Sea snakes are much better divers than previously believed

Sea snakes are great divers and that is not even surprising. They spend a significant part of their lives in water and that trains them very well to…

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Sea snakes are much better divers than previously believed
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Sea snakes are much better divers than previously believed

Sea snakes are great divers and that is not even surprising. They spend a significant part of their lives in water and that trains them very well to…

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Chain-melted state is real – some elements can be solid and liquid at the same time
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Chain-melted state is real – some elements can be solid and liquid at the same time

There are 3 main states that elements exist in – solid, liquid and gas. There are other possibilities and various classifications in between, but these three states are…

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Chain-melted state is real – some elements can be solid and liquid at the same time
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Chain-melted state is real – some elements can be solid and liquid at the same time

There are 3 main states that elements exist in – solid, liquid and gas. There are other possibilities and various classifications in between, but these three states are…

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In cellular world, strong relationships the key to healing old wounds
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In cellular world, strong relationships the key to healing old wounds

Yale scientists with colleagues at University College London have taken the next step towards unravelling how cells work together during wound closure, a question that could be fundamental…

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Durability Vs. Recyclability: Dueling Goals in Making Electronics More Sustainable
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Durability Vs. Recyclability: Dueling Goals in Making Electronics More Sustainable

The falling cost of solar power has led to a boom in recent years, with more and more photovoltaic panels popping up on rooftops and backyard solar farms…

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Some beetles somehow manage to breathe under water, but how?
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Some beetles somehow manage to breathe under water, but how?

Our world is full of life. You can look up in the sky or under your feet – there is life everywhere. But some creatures are confusing scientist.…

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Transparent wood can store and release heat
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Transparent wood can store and release heat

Wood may seem more at home in log cabins than modern architecture, but a specially treated type of timber could be tomorrow’s trendy building material. A new transparent…

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