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I am a collection of water, calcium and organic molecules, but not a single one of the cells that compose me knows who I am, or cares ...so why should you?

Scientists engineer unique ‘glowing’ protein

Biophysicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have joined forces with colleagues from France and Germany to create a new fluorescent protein. Besides glowing when irradiated with ultraviolet and blue light, it is exceedingly small and stable under... Continue Reading →

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Tempted to cheat on a written exam? Artificial intelligence is 90% certain to nab you

Combining big data with artificial intelligence has allowed University of Copenhagen researchers to determine whether you wrote your assignment or whether a ghostwriter penned it for you -- with nearly 90 percent accuracy. Several studies have shown that cheating on... Continue Reading →

ESA’S FLEET OF SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORERS

ESA's science missions have been exploring our planetary neighbourhood to tackle the big questions that help to put Earth in context, to understand a planet's interaction with its host star, and to search for habitable worlds. With more and more... Continue Reading →

New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks

Two large European studies published by The BMJ find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death. The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causal)... Continue Reading →

Circadian clocks: Body parts respond to day and night independently from brain, studies show

Can your liver sense when you're staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night? Apparently so, and when such activity is detected, the organ can throw your circadian rhythms out of whack, leaving you more susceptible to health... Continue Reading →

The ‘Forbidden’ Planet has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’

A Neptunian planet has been found in what should be a 'Neptunian Desert' by telescopes run by the University of Warwick in an international collaboration of astronomers.NGTS-4b is 20% smaller than Neptune, about 3 times the size of Earth, and... Continue Reading →

NICER’s night moves trace the X-ray sky

In this image, numerous sweeping arcs seem to congregate at various bright regions. You may wonder: What is being shown? Air traffic routes? Information moving around the global internet? Magnetic fields looping across active areas on the Sun? In fact,... Continue Reading →

Scientists discover ‘switch’ that helps breast cancer spread around the body

The early-stage research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, identified a genetic 'switch' in breast cancer cells that boosts the production of a type of internal scaffolding. This scaffolding is a type... Continue Reading →

Genetic analysis of cannabis is here

Research from Washington State University could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more commonplace. The new analysis of the genetic and... Continue Reading →

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