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Astronomers Watch Black Hole ‘Burp’ After Eating a Star

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 18 Comments
Astronomers Watch Black Hole ‘Burp’ After Eating a Star

Scientists have witnessed a very rare phenomenon, a black hole ejecting an astounding flare of stellar debris moving at nearly light speed just after consuming a star.

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Study Shows Even Earthworms Have Free Will

Written by on November 26, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Study Shows Even Earthworms Have Free Will

Even worms have free will. If offered a delicious smell, for example, a roundworm will usually stop its wandering to investigate the source, but sometimes it won’t. Just as with humans, the same stimulus does not always provoke the same response, even from the same individual. New research at Rockefeller University, published online in Cell, offers a new neurological explanation for this variability, derived by studying a simple three-cell network within the roundworm brain.

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We Can Now Edit Our DNA (with CRISPR-Cas9), So How Can We Do It Wisely?

Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 17 Comments
We Can Now Edit Our DNA (with CRISPR-Cas9), So How Can We Do It Wisely?

New technology allows scientists to make accurate edits to DNA strands. Are we close to eliminating genetic diseases? Or is this technology going to be used for the wrong reasons?

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“Smart” Bandages Could Slow the Spread of Superbugs

Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 15 Comments
“Smart” Bandages Could Slow the Spread of Superbugs

A band-aid technology? This new invention the smart bandages could signal the end of infections.

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Major Medical Advance: Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab Out of Human Cells

Posted by on November 19, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 15 Comments
Major Medical Advance: Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab Out of Human Cells

Check out this major medical advancement: U.S. researchers have grown working vocal chords in a lab from human cells!

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Firefighter Makes Medical History Receiving Most Extensive Facial Transplant To Date

Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 35 Comments
Firefighter Makes Medical History Receiving Most Extensive Facial Transplant To Date

In a historic surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center, surgeons of a team of over 100 individuals operated for 26 hours.

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Rupert Sheldrake Talks About the Lack of Credibility of Modern Science

Written by on November 14, 2015 in Science with 2 Comments
Rupert Sheldrake Talks About the Lack of Credibility of Modern Science

Is mainstream science just as biased as the field of parapsychology it lambasts? Rupert Sheldrake talks about the lack of credibility of modern science.

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Scientists Believe They Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe

Posted by on November 14, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 71 Comments
Scientists Believe They Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe

Scientists believe they may have caught a glimpse of a parallel universe bumping up against ours. They’ve seen hints in signals from the most distant points of the universe that suggest the fabric of our universe has been disrupted by another incredibly different universe.

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How Can We Picture the Fourth Dimension? – Brian Greene

Posted by on November 6, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 21 Comments
How Can We Picture the Fourth Dimension? – Brian Greene

Theoretical physics posits that additional dimensions could exist beyond our perceptive reach. In this video, string theorist and World Science Festival chairman Brian Greene dives head-first into the search for extra dimensions.

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Ancient Mass Extinction – New Findings Rock Long-Held Assumptions

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech, Science with 6 Comments
Ancient Mass Extinction – New Findings Rock Long-Held Assumptions

New evidence gathered from the Karoo Basin in South Africa sheds light on a catastrophic extinction event that occurred more than 250 million years ago and wiped out more than 90 percent of life in Earth’s oceans and about 70 percent of animal species on land.

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New Design Points a Path to the ‘Ultimate’ Battery

New Design Points a Path to the ‘Ultimate’ Battery

Scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 times, showing how several of the problems holding back the development of these devices could be solved, and would enable an electric car with a battery that is a fifth the cost and a fifth the weight of those currently on the market to drive from London to Edinburgh on a single charge.

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Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Experiment Proves ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ Is Real

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 8 Comments
Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Experiment Proves ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ Is Real

Einstein was deeply unhappy with the uncertainty introduced by quantum theory and described its implications as akin to God’s playing dice.

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Engineers Create Artificial Skin that Can Actually Feel

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Engineers Create Artificial Skin that Can Actually Feel

Stanford engineers have created a plastic “skin” that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell.

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Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last? This Evolutionary Perspective Might Surprise You

Posted by on October 26, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last? This Evolutionary Perspective Might Surprise You

What does altruism have to do with the survival of the species?

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DNA of Shroud of Turin (Jesus’ Alleged Burial Cloth) Suggests It Was Created in India

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 49 Comments
DNA of Shroud of Turin (Jesus’ Alleged Burial Cloth) Suggests It Was Created in India

There’s a surprising new wrinkle in the story of the celebrated Shroud of Turin.

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