Saturday, 18 August 2018

Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe

Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe

Astronomers have just assembled one of the most comprehensive portraits yet of the universe’s evolutionary history.

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For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s, the Math Is Getting Ugly

For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s, the Math Is Getting Ugly

To find 25,000 participants to enroll in all the approved trials, researchers would have to begin by approaching more than 37 million people with early memory loss.

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U.K. heatwave reveals ancient buried ruins

U.K. heatwave reveals ancient buried ruins

Weeks of dry, hot weather have exposed the outlines of several archeological sites across the U.K., dating back thousands of years. Drier soil conditions have allowed archeologists to capture aerial photographs of previously hidden features from ancient times, to reveal farms, burial monuments, ditches, walls and vegetation patterns, or cropmarks. The patterns of these structures can be seen from the air as the vegetation dies back in dry conditions.

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Friday, 17 August 2018

Bizarre Newts Live Their Whole Lives, and Reproduce, As Babies

Bizarre Newts Live Their Whole Lives, and Reproduce, As Babies

Salamanders in the European Alps and elsewhere can put off developing into adults for years—or their entire lives—in certain circumstances. By Elizabeth Anne Brown.

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Scientists sequence wheat genome in breakthrough once thought 'impossible'

Scientists sequence wheat genome in breakthrough once thought 'impossible'

Sequencing the wheat genome – once considered by scientists to be an insurmountable task – has been achieved through a worldwide collaboration of researchers spanning 13 years. On Friday the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat in the journal Science.

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This SuitX exoskeleton made me super strong

This SuitX exoskeleton made me super strong

It’s almost as good as an Iron Man suit. By Lexy Savvides. [Autoplay]

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Drug 'may cut need for liver transplants'

Drug 'may cut need for liver transplants'

A potential treatment for sudden liver failure could cut the need for transplants, say scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The liver has an incredible natural ability to repair itself, but this can be lost in some injuries including severe drug overdoses. The therapy is a cancer drug that restores this regenerative potential.

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