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These Creepy Mini-Brains May Finally Crack Deadly Brain Cancer
Brain organoids look like something between a malformed human brain and a character from Monsters, Inc. But don't be fooled by their grotesque appearance. Ever since their introduction three years ago, brain organoids'charmingly dubbed 'mini-brains' and 'brain balls''have been a darling in neuroscience ...
8 hours ago
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These Creepy Mini-Brains May Finally Crack Deadly Brain Cancer
Why Intelligent Optimism Is Crucial to Human Progress
There is nothing to be gained from blind optimism. But an optimistic mindset can be grounded in rationality and evidence. It may be hard to believe, but we are living in the most exciting time in human history. Despite all of our ongoing global challenges, humanity has never been better off. Not only ...
2 days ago
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Why Intelligent Optimism Is Crucial to Human Progress
History Suggests the Hyperloop Is an Uncertain Promise for Future Cities
Proponents of Hyperloop have repeatedly suggested that their transportation technology will create new "mega-regions," essentially reshaping the scope of cities. Multiple startups are now striving to defy critics and connect different dots on maps. But in the process they face formidable barriers and ...
3 days ago
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History Suggests the Hyperloop Is an Uncertain Promise for Future Cities
US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science
An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine has bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet in Sweden
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science
Photos and video show terrifying spread of California's Thomas Fire
As wildfires continue to blaze throughout Southern California, displacing residents and destroying buildings, terrifying images and videos show firefighters struggling to battle the historically large Thomas Fire. SEE ALSO: How to help victims of the Southern California wildfires As of Monday morning, ...
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Photos and video show terrifying spread of California's Thomas Fire
Suspect in Custody After 'Terror-Related Incident' in New York City
One suspect is in custody following an explosion early Monday at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square, police said.
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Suspect in Custody After 'Terror-Related Incident' in New York City
Youth climate trial reaches federal appeals court, as judges signal it's going to trial
A landmark case involving a group of 21 young Americans who are suing the federal government for its failure to protect them from the adverse consequences of climate change is inching closer to a trial date.  The case, known as Juliana v. United States, was  scheduled to go to trial in Oregon beginning ...
2 days ago
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Youth climate trial reaches federal appeals court, as judges signal it's going to trial
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Will 'Step Away' From Company After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
The chef apologized to the "people I have mistreated and hurt"
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Will 'Step Away' From Company After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
The world's youngest island
Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
The world's youngest island
Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity
If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images Dawn has returned. Now, scientists have a better sense of how these reflective areas ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity
Hubble's celestial snow globe
It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79 (also known as M79 or NGC 1904), located 41,000 light-years from Earth, ...
4 hours ago
Science Daily
Hubble's celestial snow globe
Using drones to estimate crop damage by wild boar
Growing populations of wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) are causing more and more damage to agricultural land in Europe, requiring hundreds of thousands of Euros in compensation. A new drone-based method allows estimating crop damage in a fast, standardized and objective manner.
5 hours ago
Science Daily
Using drones to estimate crop damage by wild boar
How fires are changing the tundra's face
Climate change takes a heavy toll on the tundra, increasing the probability of extreme droughts. As a result, the frequency of fires in forests, bogs and even wetlands continues to rise. In addition, the northern areas of the tundra have also become more accessible and negatively impacted by human activities ...
5 hours ago
Science Daily
How fires are changing the tundra's face
Electrical and chemical coupling between Saturn and its rings
A Langmuir probe, flown to Saturn on the Cassini spacecraft, has made exciting discoveries in the atmosphere of the planet. They discovered that there is a strong coupling, both chemically and electrically, between the atmosphere of Saturn and its rings.
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Science Daily
Electrical and chemical coupling between Saturn and its rings
How honey bee gut bacteria help to digest their pollen-rich diet
The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote bee health. Researchers have now uncovered which bacterial species perform which specific digestive functions in the bee gut.
5 hours ago
Science Daily
How honey bee gut bacteria help to digest their pollen-rich diet
Basics: Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart
We may covet gemstones for their beauty, but their real value lies in what they tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Basics: Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart
A Glimpse of Oumuamua
Astronomers have discovered a passing rock from another star — the first interstellar asteroid.
14 hours ago
New York Times Science
A Glimpse of Oumuamua
Trilobites: Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood
It is rare to find parasites with their hosts in the fossil record, and the discovery is the first direct evidence of the pests feeding on dinosaur blood.
6 hours ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood
Matter: Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators
Scientists have discovered an fossilized penguin as big as a human, and with a long, spear-like beak.
7 hours ago
New York Times Science
Matter: Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators
Trilobites: How Layers in a Latte Form
A retired engineer’s accident while making a coffee drink spurred fluid dynamics researchers to study how espresso and milk arrange themselves in a glass.
4 hours ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: How Layers in a Latte Form
ScienceTake: Curious Orangutans, Raised by Humans, Do Better on Cognitive Tests
Orangutans who were raised around people in safe environments are more curious and score better on cognitive tests.
15 hours ago
New York Times Science
ScienceTake: Curious Orangutans, Raised by Humans, Do Better on Cognitive Tests
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