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Largest-ever medical imaging study launches in the UK

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists intend to capture images of the brains, hearts, bones, and arteries of 100,000 patients, with the help of MRIs, X-rays, and ultrasounds.
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Supernova iron found on the moon

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A supernova 2 million years ago sprayed the solar system with stellar material.
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Gene editing boosts the immune systems' cancer-killing cells

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The immune system is the body's own defense against infection and cancer, but tumors develop ways of stopping the onslaught.
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How did sea creatures survive the dinosaurs' extinction?

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Algae and microorganisms would have survived a massive asteroid and acted as a food source for other creatures.
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Tim Peake's space seeds on their way to schools

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space. Tim Peake has launched a mass experiment to grow the seeds.
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Yuri Milner is spending $100 million to prove out laser pushed nanosails that would reach 5% of lightspeed

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Milner wants a probe that could travel to Alpha Centauri within a generation, and he's recruited Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking.
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Sean Parker donates $250M for cancer research

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 07:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The Napster co-founder and first president of Facebook announced Wednesday that he is donating $250 million to support immunotherapy research to fight cancer.
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Astronomers Found Evidence for Exoplanets 100 Years Ago But Didn’t Know It

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
A 1917 astronomical glass plate from the Cargenie Observatory’s collection is offering the oldest evidence for a planet orbiting another star.
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Research Describes How the Brain Learns Sequences, a Key For Intelligence

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A theory of how the brain learns and understands sequences of patterns may be an essential component for intelligent machines.
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+37

What climate change means for you

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The people most likely to be affected by climate change are people that are already the most vulnerable.
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ULA and Bigelow announce partnership for first commercial space stations

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The agreement unveiled on Monday will see Bigelow deliver two fully functional B330 modules to ULA for notional launches in 2020.
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Astronomers find planets stripped bare by their host stars' radiation

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers have confirmed the existence of planets that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars.
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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft arrives at the ISS

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Tim Peake has successfully berthed the latest cargo ship to visit the ISS. Using the robotic arm, he grabbed the Dragon freighter on Sunday, pulling it into the Harmony module.
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Neuronal structures associated with memory sprout in response to new drugs

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Drug candidates protect neurons against damage from substance implicated in Alzheimer's disease.
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Banned EU pesticide affects learning of honeybees but not bumblebees

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Research into how both species respond to field-realistic-levels of the insecticide 'clothianidin' which was banned for use on flowering crops.
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Two Bigelow BA330 modules combined would have 72% of the volume of ISS

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2016 07:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Compared to their volume-mass ratio, expandable modules offer more living space than traditional rigid modules.
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