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Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
microevolution
Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.
October 18, 2020

More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.

Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
female orgasms
Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.
October 17, 2020

The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.

VR
New Data Visualization Tool Lets Scientists “Walk” Inside Cells
Data Visualization
VR
New Data Visualization Tool Lets Scientists “Walk” Inside Cells
A new data visualization tool called vLUME recreates tiny objects like cells and neurons in a virtual world, allowing scientists to then explore them in VR.
October 15, 2020

A new data visualization tool called vLUME recreates tiny objects like cells and neurons in a virtual world, allowing scientists to then explore them in VR.

Biology
Common Mouth Microbe Appears to Trigger Cancer Metastasis
Cancer Metastasis
Biology
Common Mouth Microbe Appears to Trigger Cancer Metastasis
Scientists are finally starting to understand the connection between the common oral microbe fusobacterium and colon cancer metastasis.
October 4, 2020

Scientists are finally starting to understand the connection between the common oral microbe fusobacterium and colon cancer metastasis.

Medical Innovation
The Race To Get Artificial Blood Into Patients’ Veins
Artificial Blood
Medical Innovation
The Race To Get Artificial Blood Into Patients’ Veins
Artificial blood could help address blood shortages while overcoming the limitations of donated blood, which has a relatively short shelf life.
September 13, 2020

Artificial blood could help address blood shortages while overcoming the limitations of donated blood, which has a relatively short shelf life.

Medical Innovation
Could a Single Injection Send Diabetes Into Remission?
living with diabetes
Medical Innovation
Could a Single Injection Send Diabetes Into Remission?
Research has found that a single surgical injection of a protein into the brain can restore blood sugar levels and send diabetes into remission, for rodents. This could transform the lives of people living with diabetes.
September 13, 2020

Research has found that a single surgical injection of a protein into the brain can restore blood sugar levels and send diabetes into remission, for rodents. This could transform the lives of people living with diabetes.

The Future Explored
The World's First Living Machines
living robots
The Future Explored
The World's First Living Machines
The world's first living robots may one day clean up our oceans.
September 7, 2020

The world's first living robots may one day clean up our oceans.

Biology
It's Now Easier To See Individual Atoms, Thanks To New Tech
electron microscopy
Biology
It's Now Easier To See Individual Atoms, Thanks To New Tech
With improved tech, two teams have sharpened cryo-electron microscopy to be able to see individual atoms.
August 31, 2020

With improved tech, two teams have sharpened cryo-electron microscopy to be able to see individual atoms.

Biology
Did Life on Earth Travel Here From Mars?
panspermia
Biology
Did Life on Earth Travel Here From Mars?
Bacteria that survived on the outside of the ISS for three years suggests that panspermia is still a viable theory for the origin of life on Earth.
August 29, 2020

Bacteria that survived on the outside of the ISS for three years suggests that panspermia is still a viable theory for the origin of life on Earth.