“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”
The 2017 chemistry laureates were recognised for developing cryo-electron microscopy. But what is it, why is it exciting and where will it take us next?
A genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease works on multiple aspects of the disease, researchers report.
Scientists have created a synthetic organism that possesses only the genes it needs to survive. But they have no idea what roughly a third of those genes do.
Most of Earth’s creatures keep time with the planet’s day/night cycle. Scientists are still debating how and why the circadian clocks that govern biological timekeeping evolved.
One researcher called it “the ultimate in the miniaturization of machinery.”
Researchers are testing ways to stimulate the vagus nerve to treat a slew of ailments.
Before it was a tool, CRISPR was a weapon in the never-ending war between microbes and viruses
For the first time, astronomers have detail on the 3D pattern of warping that occurs when black holes with masses of 31 and 25 times that of the sun collide
“An education devoid of arts is an empty, half-brain kind of education.”
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer. The researchers were able to store them in an atomic vapor and read them
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The astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson commented that ‘dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked the opposable thumbs and brainpower to build a space programme’
Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers.
The geneticist who mapped the human genome talks about synthesizing and editing DNA.
Tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer, new research has suggested. Scientists at Edinburgh University have just completed a study which shows the precious metal increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells. Minute fragments, known as gold nanoparticles, were encased in a chemical device by the research team.
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They targeted telomeres, caps on chromosomes whose length roughly corresponds to age.
The brain’s decline may mirror its beginning, offering clues to aging.
âFor man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or… connect the finite with the infinite.â – Leo Tolstoy
Some people claim that quantum physics is too arcane and remote to have practical applications, but modern life would be impossible without our understanding of the quantum nature of light and matter.
“The dream is to have an array of hundreds or thousands of qubits all working together to solve a difficult problem,” said graduate student Joshua Schoenfield. …
Quasiparticles present in a solid material break the rules of particle physics.
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.
Media Lab director Joi Ito’s closing remarks at the March for Science in Boston on April 22, 2017.
With his robot Erica, Hiroshi Ishiguro, the so-called bad boy of Japanese robotics, aims to redefine what it means to be human
Slower-than-expected velocities of stars in distant galaxies, if confirmed, could reshape astronomers’ ideas of galaxy formation and evolution.
What happens when diagnosis is automated?
Six weeks of training turned average people into memory masters, a skill reflected in their brains.