Cancer-resistant blind mole rat

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Cancer-resistant blind mole rat gets genome sequence:   Scientists have sequenced the genome of the blind mole rat, a mammal that digs with its teeth, has skin over its eyes and lives for more than 20 years. Its underground lifestyle … Continue reading

Double meaning in genetic code

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Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code: Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and … Continue reading

Galaxy holds 100M complex-life-supporting planets

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Our galaxy may hold 100M complex-life-supporting planets: The number of planets in the Milky Way galaxy which could harbor complex life may be as high as 100 million, Washington State University astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch writes in a column posted this … Continue reading

Nanomotors Placed Inside Live Human Cells

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Tiny Nanomotors Successfully Placed Inside Live Human Cells For The First Time: Scientists have successfully placed tiny synthetic motors in live human cells through nanotechnology. Using ultrasonic waves as the power source and magnets to steer, the nanomotors can zip … Continue reading

30 Year Power Laptop Battery

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Scientists Invent 30 Year Continuous Power Laptop Battery!     Your next laptop could have a continuous power battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge thanks to work being funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. … Continue reading

Plants recognize their siblings

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Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover:     The next time you venture into your garden armed with plants, consider who you place next to whom. It turns out that the docile garden plant isn’t as passive as widely assumed, … Continue reading

Roundup Herbicide 125 Times More Toxic

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Roundup Herbicide 125 Times More Toxic Than Regulators Say:   A highly concerning new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International reveals that despite the still relatively benign reputation of agrochemicals such as Roundup herbicide, many chemical formulations upon … Continue reading

China fines Johnson & Johnson

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China fines Johnson & Johnson and others for price fixing:         Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb Inc and other major producers have been fined more than 19 million yuan ($3.04 million) for fixing prices in China’s … Continue reading

Giant Ice Wall at Fukushima

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Japan to Start Building Giant Ice Wall at Fukushima:     Japan Wants to Build an Ice Wall to Contain Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Radioactive water full of carcinogenic chemicals is leaking out of the Fukushima power plant at a… Read … Continue reading

Scientists Create Organism From Artificial DNA

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Scientists Create 1st Living Organism From Artificial DNA:   A team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, Calif., has created a brand-new bacteria based on a genetic structure found nowhere on Earth. According to lead … Continue reading

Tomb of Attila the Hun

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    Hungary: Archeologists Discover Tomb of Attila the Hun:     Budapest| Construction workers building the foundations of a new bridge over the Danube River in the Hungarian capitol, have unearthed a spectacular 5th century sepulchre. The analysis of the … Continue reading

Professor decodes Voynich’s manuscript

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600 year old mystery manuscript decoded by University of Bedfordshire professor: AN award-winning professor from the University has followed in the footsteps of Indiana Jones by cracking the code of a 600 year old manuscript, deemed as ‘the most mysterious’ … Continue reading

Chinese scientists crack another genome of cotton

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Chinese scientists crack the genome of another diploid cotton Gossypium arboreum:     Chinese scientists from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI successfully deciphered the genome sequence of another diploid cotton– Gossypium arboreum (AA) after the completed sequencing of … Continue reading

Ultra-tough, self-healing, recyclable plastics

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  IBM discovers new class of ultra-tough, self-healing, recyclable plastics: IBM Research announced this morning that it has discovered a whole new class of… plastics. This might not sound quite as sexy as, say, MIT discovering a whole new state … Continue reading

Creativity and mental health

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Creativity linked to mental health:     New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. By studying receptors in the brain, researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have managed to show that … Continue reading

Blogger Threatened for Exposing Global Warming Fraud

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Blogger Threatened for Exposing 97% “Consensus” Fraud:     In what is nearly a replay of the Climategate e-mail scandal of the University of East Anglia, independent climate blogger Brandon Shollenberger has been threatened with a lawsuit and arrest if … Continue reading

Bone marrow created on a chip

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Scientists create “bone marrow on a chip”:   The trend of growing organs and tissues in a lab is picking up speed. The newest lab-grown breakthrough is Harvard’s “bone-marrow-on-a-chip.” The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard recently published … Continue reading

Space Station Commander Opens Up About His UFO Sighting

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International Space Station Commander Opens Up About His UFO Sighting In Space:     Leroy Chiao, commander of the International Space Station in 2005 recently opened up about his UFO sighting from space. They were 230 miles above the Earth, … Continue reading

Alcohol is more damaging than heroin

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Alcohol ‘more damaging than heroin’ says Prof David Nutt: The government’s former drugs adviser, Prof David Nutt, believes alcohol is damaging society more than heroin. In one report he ranked 20 drugs based on their effects on users and society … Continue reading

Human cartilage grown in lab

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Engineers grow functional human cartilage in lab:     Researchers at Columbia Engineering announced that they have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from bone marrow tissue. Their study, which demonstrates new ways … Continue reading

Aged brains and muscles in mice made younger

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 More progress with GDF 11, anti-aging protein: Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have shown that a protein they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain … Continue reading

Bacteria exploit proteins to trigger potentially lethal infections

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New research by scientists at the University of York sheds light on how bacteria exploit human proteins during infections:     A research team led by Professor Jennifer Potts, a British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow in York’s Department of … Continue reading

Corporations Block Access from Miracle Drugs to Science Research

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Corporations Block Access to Everything from Miracle Drugs to Science Research: Should a company be able to patent a breast cancer gene? What about a species of soybean? How about a tool for basic scientific research? Or even a patent … Continue reading

$6 billion in unaccounted funds

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American State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton:                         The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six … Continue reading

22 veterans commit suicide each day

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1,892 US Veterans have committed suicide since January 1, 2014:   On average, 22 veterans commit suicide each day, according to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). To commemorate them and raise awareness, 32 veterans from the group … Continue reading

Marijuana painkiller breakthrough

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Marijuana painkiller breakthrough: What is marijuana without the high? Still a very effective painkiller. And now, scientists believe they can harness the drug’s anesthetic action while doing away with its psychedelic effects. In a new paper published in the journal … Continue reading

High IQ and drug use

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People that use drugs, are generally smarter than their counter parts: The “Just Say No” generation was often told by parents and teachers that intelligent people didn’t use drugs.   Turns out, the adults may have been wrong. A new British study finds children with high IQs are … Continue reading

Nose can detect 1 trillion odors

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      Human sense of smell can detect more than 1 trillion odors:   Humans can discriminate several million different colors and nearly half a million sounds or tones, so by showing we can discriminate over 1 trillion odors, … Continue reading

Lab grows self healing muscle tissue

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Engineered muscle fibers are strong and could self-repair:       Scientists have grown living muscle in the lab that not only looks and works like the real thing, but also heals by itself – a significant step in tissue … Continue reading

Alcoholics Anonymous has low success rate

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Rehab Culture Have Shockingly Low Success Rate:   Alcoholics Anonymous is a part of our nation’s fabric. In the seventy-six years since AA was created, 12-step programs have expanded to include over three hundred different organizations, focusing on such diverse … Continue reading

Big Pharma Criminality

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No longer a conspiracy theory: Bribery, fraud, price fixing now a matter of public record:                         Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a … Continue reading

Super Humans by 2040

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Nanotechnology continues to advance as experts expect, within 30 years it could give us ‘superhuman’ abilities:     We are already seeing the effects of Phase 1 of the Nanotechnology Revolution. It is supplying new super strong materials such as Graphene, it is providing … Continue reading

New gene with a key role in obesity

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New gene with a key role in obesity: The researchers observed that blocking the expression of TRIP- Br2 gene protects mice against obesity and insulin resistance . The study shows that the gene modulates fat storage by regulating energy expenditure … Continue reading

Microbes living in the skin

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Microbes living in the skin of patients with primary immunodeficiencies: Our skin is home to millions of microorganisms that cause disease, however, if our immune system influences these microbial communities to prevent the disease is unknown . In a study … Continue reading