‘Tiny clocks’ crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

Credit: Photo by Desmond Moser/Western University Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from We..

Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection

Credit: Jean-Francois Pare/Tufts University MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 26, 2017, 5 a.m. EDT)--Changing the natural electrical signaling that exists in cells outside the nervous system can impro..

Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer

Credit: © UNIGE / Doron Merkler Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer. T..

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers

Quantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some computational problems. One promising approach to building them involves harnessing nanometer-scale atomic defects in diamo..

Researchers studying century-old drug in potential new approach to autism

Credit: Science Museum, London. In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin,..

A flip switch for binge-eating?

Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating. Furthermore, repeated stimulation of t..

Collapsing star gives birth to a black hole

Credit: NASA, ESA, and C. Kochanek (OSU) Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and ..

The big star that couldn’t become a supernova

Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Jeffries (STScI) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a ..

Jupiter’s complex transient auroras

Combined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind. At Ear..

Research could bring ‘drastically’ higher resolution to your TV and smartphone

Credit: University of Central Florida Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a new color changing surface tunable through electrical voltage - a breakthrough that could lea..

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