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Great white sharks are afraid of orcas, study finds

Great white sharks are afraid of orcas, study finds


Via: freefaller  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  12 Comments  •  19 minutes ago

It appears one of the most fear-inducing predators in the ocean may have a fear of its own. A new study led by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and published Tuesday in Nature found great white sharks...
‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  7 Comments  •  6 hours ago

By Gina Kolata In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers have restored some cellular activity to brains removed from slaughtered pigs. The...
Babies with 'bubble boy disease' cured using gene therapy developed by St. Jude's

Babies with 'bubble boy disease' cured using gene therapy developed by St. Jude's


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  4 Comments  •  22 hours ago

By Associated Press They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now 10 babies with "bubble boy disease" have had it fixed by a gene therapy made...
Your next car may not allow you to speed on the highway

Your next car may not allow you to speed on the highway


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  124 Comments  •  yesterday

By Paul A. Eisenstein As many as 37,000 Americans have been killed on the highway in the past 25 years as a result of increased speed limits, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute...
ISRAELI SCIENTISTS 'PRINT' WORLD'S FIRST 3D HEART WITH HUMAN TISSUE

ISRAELI SCIENTISTS 'PRINT' WORLD'S FIRST 3D HEART WITH HUMAN TISSUE


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  9 Comments  •  2 days ago

ISRAELI SCIENTISTS 'PRINT' WORLD'S FIRST 3D HEART WITH HUMAN TISSUE A team of Tel Aviv University researchers revealed the heart, which was made using a patient’s own cells and biological...
SpaceIL moon lander, A critical step closer to touchdown

SpaceIL moon lander, A critical step closer to touchdown


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  16 Comments  •  3 days ago

SpaceIL moon lander, A critical step closer to touchdown By Bestmagyou, April 5 2019 Israel's Beresheet lunar lander captured this selfie with Earth in the background A tiny robotic...
 The Lyrid meteor shower is back. Here's how to see April's shooting stars.

The Lyrid meteor shower is back. Here's how to see April's shooting stars.


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  8 Comments  •  4 days ago

By Polina Porotsky April brings the return of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Skywatchers may be able to see the shooting stars, though experts say the full moon threatens to upstage this year’s...
Scientists added human brain genes to monkeys. Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds.

Scientists added human brain genes to monkeys. Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds.


Via: bob-nelson  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  21 Comments  •  one week ago

Scientists in China have created a new kind of monkey. It’s got a human brain gene. And that just might make its intelligence a little bit more like ours. That, in turn, makes its fate — and...
Evolutionary changes played a crucial role in industrialization, study finds

Evolutionary changes played a crucial role in industrialization, study finds


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  10 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

A recent study of centuries-old French-Canadian genealogical data by a Brown University economist revealed evidence that supports his own 17-year-old theory that natural selection played a pivotal...
A decade-long quest to build an ecosystem in a room

A decade-long quest to build an ecosystem in a room


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  3 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Yesterday the MELiSSA pilot plant at the University of Barcelona celebrated 10 years spent demonstrating the ideal technologies to recycle waste from space missions into air, water and food.As...
The Darwin Day Lecture 2019, with Richard Dawkins

The Darwin Day Lecture 2019, with Richard Dawkins


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  559 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

See also... Richard Dawkins awarded inaugural Humanists UK Darwin Day medal To celebrate Darwin Day on 12 February 2019, Humanists UK hosted its largest annual Darwin Day Lecture to date,...
Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy


Via: xdm9mm  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  18 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Here's the entirety of the article.  It is quite scary and sobering to say the least. Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery....
U.S. health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

U.S. health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  3 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

By Associated Press One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in...
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2018 - Biology / Evolution - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2018 - Biology / Evolution - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  16 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

From Wikipedia: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are a series of lectures on a single topic each, which have been held at the Royal Institution in London each year since 1825, missing...
 AI can predict when someone will die with unsettling accuracy

AI can predict when someone will die with unsettling accuracy


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  12 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

By Mindy Weisberger, Live Science Medical researchers have unlocked an unsettling ability in artificial intelligence (AI): predicting a person's early death. Scientists recently trained an AI...
The breakthrough battery technology investors are betting millions on

The breakthrough battery technology investors are betting millions on


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  18 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Meteor no one saw coming exploded over Earth with force of 10 atomic bombs

Meteor no one saw coming exploded over Earth with force of 10 atomic bombs


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  21 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

By Brandon Specktor, Live Science On Dec. 18, 2018, a school bus-size meteor exploded over Earth with an impact energy of roughly 10 atomic bombs. According to NASA, the blast was the...
Why a cat always lands on its feet

Why a cat always lands on its feet


Via: bob-nelson  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  6 Comments  •  one month ago

Scientists in the late 19th century wanted to settle a curious physics problem: Why does a cat always lands on its feet? It should be impossible to reorient your body midair without pushing...
This, Apparently, Is the Optimal Driving Position

This, Apparently, Is the Optimal Driving Position


Via: bob-nelson  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  9 Comments  •  one month ago

Recently, Jaguar enlisted the help of its Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steve Iley, to create a video guide of the perfect driving position. Obviously, this position is only feasible if your car...
Here's how AI could help catch shoplifters in the act

Here's how AI could help catch shoplifters in the act


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  44 Comments  •  one month ago

By Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky Shoplifting continues to be a huge problem around the world, costing retailers billions of dollars a year in the United States alone. But a Japanese startup has...
The Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results

The Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results


Via: bob-nelson  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  3 Comments  •  one month ago

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission has released its first batch of scientific results on asteroid Ryugu—and it’s revealed a bunch of surprises about the small, spinning...
Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds

Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  9 Comments  •  one month ago

By Shamard Charles, M.D. Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade and the rise of digital media may be one reason why, according to a national survey released Thursday....
Eggs Are Bad Again: Study

Eggs Are Bad Again: Study


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  27 Comments  •  one month ago

Eggs Are Bad Again: Study The research results come after federal dietary guidelines in recent years reversed their warnings about eggs and cholesterol. By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer, USnews and...
Cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth have been 'revived'

Cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth have been 'revived'


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  44 Comments  •  one month ago

Cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth have been 'revived' By Bryan Nelson, Mother Nature Network, March 13 2019 The revived cells were retrieved from this mammoth carcass, named 'Yuka.'...
Physicists reverse time using quantum computer

Physicists reverse time using quantum computer


Via: larry-hampton  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  6 Comments  •  one month ago

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the...
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