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Origin of Life: the primordial soup recreated in the laboratory. Metabolism may have started in…

Origin of Life: the primordial soup recreated in the laboratory. Metabolism may have started in…

…Our early oceans before the origin of life. Chemical reactions crucial to the formation of metabolites in modern organisms may have started spontaneously in the Earth’s early oceans. This new finding casts doubt on the …

NASA’s Spitzer and WISE Telescopes Find Close, Cold Neighbor of Sun

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest “brown dwarf” known — a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth’s North Pole. …

From Earthlings to Martians: Mars One Begins Work on Simulation Mars Home for Crew

From Earthlings to Martians: Mars One Begins Work on Simulation Mars Home for Crew

Mars One is excited to announce the launch of a simulation project to replicate the future Mars human outpost here on Earth. Mars One will soon begin the process of construction of the first simulation …

Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in ‘Habitable Zone’. Hello ET, we come in peace…

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface …

A cross-section of the Universe. An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

Gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history. They range from cosmic near neighbours to objects seen in the early years of the Universe. The 14-hour …

Living organ regenerated for first time. Medical procedures that can rejuvenate human body parts…

Living organ regenerated for first time. Medical procedures that can rejuvenate human body parts…

…have moved a step closer with the completion of a new study. A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh has succeeded in regenerating a living organ for the first time. The team rebuilt …

The Lord of the Rings: NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of New Saturn Moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known …

Vaginas grown in labs successfully implanted into girls with rare disorder. Laboratory-Grown Vaginas

…implanted in Patients, Scientists Report. Scientists reported today the first human recipients of laboratory-grown vaginal organs. A research team led by Anthony Atala, M.D., director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, …

Seven a day keeps the reaper at bay. Linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

Seven a day keeps the reaper at bay. Linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study.Researchers …

Medical Marijuana in Pill Form or Oral Spray May Ease Some MS Symptoms; Little Evidence…

Medical Marijuana in Pill Form or Oral Spray May Ease Some MS Symptoms; Little Evidence…

…Little Evidence Other Complementary or Alternative Therapies Work. A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that there is little evidence that most complementary or alternative medicine therapies (CAM) treat the symptoms of …

Why is the Earth habitable? Scientists explain why Earth remains capable of supporting life…

Why is the Earth habitable? Scientists explain why Earth remains capable of supporting life…

Researchers from USC and Nanjing University in China have documented evidence suggesting that part of the reason that the Earth has become neither sweltering like Venus nor frigid like Mars lies with a built-in atmospheric …

Baby’s life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing

Bioresorbable splints used for just second time ever, successfully improved breathing so baby can go home for the first time. In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days …

Hubble Space Telescope revisits the Monkey Head Nebula for 24th birthday snap

To celebrate its 24th year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a beautiful new image of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula. This colourful region is filled …

The Red Planet and its Mysteries. Concerns and Considerations with the Naming of Mars Craters

The Red Planet and its Mysteries. Concerns and Considerations with the Naming of Mars Craters

Recently initiatives that capitalise on the public’s interest in space and astronomy have proliferated, some putting a price tag on naming space objects and their features, such as Mars craters. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) …

Squeezing Light into Metals. University of Utah Engineers Control Conductivity with Inkjet Printer

Squeezing Light into Metals. University of Utah Engineers Control Conductivity with Inkjet Printer

Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopicstructures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly …

Hubble Space Telescope witnesses an asteroid mysteriously disintegrating

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as ten smaller pieces. Although fragile comet nuclei have been seen to fall apart as they approach …

Cosmic mysteries: Spiral Galaxy spills blood and guts. Clues to a cosmic crime

This new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, framed against a bright background as it moves through the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 3627. This cluster is violently ripping the spiral’s entrails out into …

Is there Life in the Universe? Yes, but more on Saturday night! Discovered 715 New Worlds…

NASA’s Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system. Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than …