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Scientists capture the speed of death as it rages through a cell

For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed death itself moving through a cell and have measured its speed. The revolutionary finding could hold potential for the future treatment of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine witnessed the wave-like motion of cell death and published their groundbreaking findings in the journal Science. The team ...

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Earth’s mantle torn into 4 pieces under quake-prone Tibetan plateau – scientists

A new model showing that Earth’s mantle has been torn into at least four pieces beneath the Tibetan plateau could dramatically improve earthquake predictions, scientists say. The model, generated from high-resolution earthquake data, offers the clearest picture yet of the mysterious geological processes that occured when the Indian and Asian tectonics plates collided some 50 million years ago, giving rise ...

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Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

Scientists have discovered what they believe is a lake hidden below a mile of ice at the south pole of Mars. The water was detected by radar and is situated below the southern polar ice cap of the red planet. Read more The discovery was unveiled in a study conducted by the Italian Space Agency. The evidence comes from the Mars ...

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Tiny ‘ghost particle’ helps scientists solve century-old space radiation mystery

A tiny ‘ghost’ subatomic particle, detected by scientists as it was racing through the Antarctic ice, may hold the key to the biggest mysteries of the universe and open up a new kind of astronomy based on the study of neutrinos. Since cosmic rays were discovered in the early 1900s, scientists have been working to find the source of the ...

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Earth must strengthen its defenses against mutant space bacteria – Russian scientists

Terrestrial bacteria that were sent to space and returned changed now pose a threat to the existence of life on Earth, and measures must be taken planetside to contain them, Russian scientists said. A Russian experiment called ‘Biorisk’ has revealed that various microorganisms from Earth were able to survive in the harsh conditions of space on the surface of the ...

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Life on Kepler-186f? Scientists discover the planet is even more like Earth than we thought

Scientists have discovered Kepler-186f is even more like Earth than previously understood, and could be habitable. The planet appears to have seasons and a climate, thanks to its stable axial tilt. Kepler-186f is an exoplanet, meaning it’s located outside our solar system, 500 light years away.  Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology used simulations to analyze and identify the ...

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Fountain of youth? Scientists pinpoint gene related to aging

There may have been a major scientific breakthrough in understanding aging, as scientists have identified a gene that plays a key role in kick-starting the process that makes cells start turning “old.” Researchers from the University of Buffalo in New York have discovered that one particular gene, CD36, triggers the beginning of the phenomenon of senescence. After it is activated, ...

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Scientists determine what God looks like for Americans

What people envision God to look like varies broadly, depending upon demographics and politics. Whether God is male, female, black, white, young or old is entirely subjective and often our God looks a bit like we see ourselves. However, the most commonly accepted image of God, in literature and art at least, remains that of an elderly, white, man. A ...

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Bad to the brain: Scientists learn what makes killer bees so aggressive

A group of martyr scientists who wanted to better understand the brain of killer bees were forced to take their lives into their hands to gather the evidence, and all in the name of research. The study, published in the Journal of Proteome Research, aimed to analyze the brains of Africanized Honeybees, aka ‘killer bees,’ to learn how it affects ...

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Bio-bots on horizon as scientists merge muscle cells with metal skeleton (VIDEO)

Fleshy bio-robots are some way off the stacked physique of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Terminator,’ but research in a Tokyo lab could see androids fitted with working muscle mass to rival the Hollywood killing machine. Whole areas of tech and scientific research are currently engrossed in making robots more life-like. Experimentation has led to contraptions like the running humanoid Atlas and AI ...

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