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Einstein was wrong. Einstein asserted there is no spooky action between or within quantum particles even though they are arbitrarily large wave functions. Measurements succeeded in proving that spooky action occurs within the wave of a single particle.

Graphene technology used to desalinate water

Given that less than 1 percent of the water on the planet is drinkable, a process to remove minerals, like salt, from water could help to alleviate many problems for the global community.

Super-strong ‘uncuttable’ graphene nanofibers developed

By manipulating the electromechanical properties of nanofibers, so that they stretch some seven times their natural length, scientists have created a material that is stronger and tougher than Kevlar.

Square snowflakes? Easy with graphene

Scientists, investigating the properties of ice, have managed to form a perfect square snowflake with the help of graphene, the carbon-based material.

How were Neanderthals different? New remains give pointers

A review of remains, originally recovered from a leading Neanderthal archaeological site in France over 40 years ago, highlights the differences between Neanderthals and humans.

New Alzheimer's drug stops disease, reverses damage to brain

A new Alzheimer's drug has performed so well in initial trials that the company developing it is planning a new phase of study with a 1,000 strong test group. The drug not only stops the advance of Alzheimer's — it reverses the damage done.

Fund launched to fight global resistant infections

A new global campaign has been launched called the Fleming Fund, with the aim of harnessing resources to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacteria.

Graphene light bulb headed for shops, cuts energy use by 10%

The first commercially viable consumer product to be built from graphene is to go on sale before the end of the year. The dimmable light bulb will use 10% less energy than other bulbs but will last longer because of graphene's increased conductivity.

Dark energy quest aided by new 'candle' measuring cosmic distance

Dark energy can be better pinned down the better we understand the speed of the cosmic acceleration it causes. Identifying a new Type Ia supernovae "candle" among young stars emitting ultra violet pins down that speed better.

Europe's first non-beating heart transplant deemed a success

Surgeons have successfully performed Europe's first transplant using a non-beating heart. Donor hearts usually come from people who are brain-stem dead, but have hearts that are still beating.

How to swallow without a tongue?

How do animals without tongues swallow? With one species - mudskippers - scientists have shown that these creatures use mouthfuls of water, like land-based amphibians use their fleshy tongues, to catch and swallow their prey.

Water tunnels lead to 5,000-year-old underground city in Turkey

A construction project in Cappadocia, Turkey, already famous for its underground cities, cave churches and strange chimney houses, has unearthed what may be the largest hiding place ever found in the region.

Soil microbes influence grape and wine quality

Researchers have studied the microbial composition of a wine grapevine. The examination unearthed the fact that the microbes found in grapes, on leaves and flowers are derived from the microbes found in the plant's roots.

Malaria cells produce odors that attract mosquitoes

Malaria causing parasites produce chemical compounds that give off odors. These odors attract mosquitoes to come and bite an infected animal, thereby ensuring the cycle of infection continues.

Dark matter is a fluid — Its particles aren't particles at all

The mystery of dark matter just got more mysterious. The latest research into the effects on dark matter of galaxy collisions, suggests that it may not be made up of particles, but is, instead, a fluid-like substance.

Scientists solve the puzzle of 'Darwin's strangest animals'

When Charles Darwin sailed the HMS Beagle to South America in the 1830's, he discovered fossils of bizarre mammals that defied classification and scientists have never been able to figure out where these creatures fit in the mammalian family tree.

Scientists successfully 'delete' HIV virus from human DNA

Over the decades, HIV has remained elusive, meaning a cure couldn't be found. A wizard at installing its genome into human DNA, it is impossible for our immune system to get rid of it.

Universe on edge of collapse, at least on cosmological time scale

Astronomers believe the universe is on the edge of "imminent" detruction, at least when viewed on a cosmological time scale.

Tiny bio-robots used to fight assess humidity

Scientists have developed an electromechanical device (a type of humidity sensor) placed on top of a bacterial spore. This nanobot is a form of robotic germ and it could play role in assessing food storage conditions.

NASA announces next steps on its ARM mission for Journey to Mars

On Wednesday, NASA announced additional details for future human expeditions into deep space, which will include going to Mars. The mission is ARM, or Asteroid Redirect Mission, which will test new astronaut capabilities by the mid-2020s.

Life on Mars? Curiosity Rover finds biologically useful nitrogen

NASA scientists using instrumentation on board NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover have discovered nitrogen on the Martian surface for the first time.

NASA: Huge asteroid 2014-YB35 makes close Earth approach Friday

A massive space rock, asteroid 2014-YB35, about 1 km across, will hurtle past Earth on Friday at a speed of 23,000 mph, passing safely at a distance of 2.8 million miles at closest approach, about 11.7 times the distance of between Earth and Moon.

Site reveals how mobile and sedentary groups of Mayans coexisted

The ancient Mayan archaeological site at El Ceibal in Guatemala has given archaeologists new evidence that strikes down the assumption that mobile and sedentary groups maintained separate communities.

Skin of a frog determines its disease susceptibility

The relationships between microbial communities on skin and amphibian disease resistance have been explored. This is in relation to combating a frog-killing fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Preventing antibiotics from killing beneficial bacteria

The microorganisms in the human gut can help the body to maintain a state of health. One problem with antibiotics, when used to fight pathogens, is that they can indiscriminately kill off beneficial bacteria. A new compound can help address this concern.

New major study finds magnets can control heat and sound

Researchers at the Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with magnetic fields, proving that both heat and sound have magnetic properties.

Ancient Chinese super-crossbow discovered

Archaeologists have discovered an extraordinarily powerful crossbow at Xian, the site of the famous terracotta warriors of the First Emperor, Chin Shi Huang Di.

Salamander on steroids: Species of dinosaur-eating newt found

A new species of predator newt that lived about 220 million years ago has been discovered in Portugal and paleontologists believe it was a most vicious creature. About the length of a small car, it could actually kill and gobble dinosaurs.

Huge Australian asteroid impact ‘Curtains for many life species'

Geophysicists have discovered evidence of what may be the world’s largest asteroid impact in central Australia. The impact zone from what would have been a huge meteorite stretches over 400 kilometers.

Largest known asteroid crater found in Australia

Two massive underground domes found in the Earth's crust in the Warburton Basin in Central Australia represent the remains of the largest known asteroid impact crater on our planet.

Will we soon see an anti-obesity drug?

Scientists have re-programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that can function as a hunger-suppressing lipid. So far, the molecule has proved successful in rodent studies.

Woolly mammoth rebirth much nearer; cells now alive in laboratory

A major advance has been made in efforts to bring the woolly mammoth back to life. For the first time in over 3,000 years, mammoth DNA is alive in a laboratory and the aim of cloning the ancient animal is now much closer to becoming a reality.

Melting glaciers pour tons of fresh water into Gulf of Alaska

Glacial melting, the re-liquification of ancient freshwater glaciers, is contributing a vast volume of water to the Gulf of Alaska, topping the amount of water in mighty rivers. Fresh water at this magnitude will impact marine ecosystems and sea levels.

Should there be a halt on germline editing?

Following news that some research groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, some leading scientists have requested that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.

Are our gut bacteria swapped when we snuggle up?

The microorganisms that reside in the guts influence a number of health outcomes. There are variations between people. One source of the variation might be the extent of “personal relationships”, according to a new study.

Science spreads antibiotic resistance by genetic experimentation

In a call for responsible handling of antibiotics, scientists ask fellow scientists to rethink methods and find alternative markers for growing bacterial cultures to avoid releasing antibiotics and new antibiotic-resistant bacteria into the environment.

The image of Vikings as marauders and rapists not altogether true

Vikings in literature and movies are often portrayed as being sex-mad marauders, violent in their ways, and intent on pillaging. While being pillagers may be true, doubt has been cast on them being rapists.

Why species jumping viruses are more deadly

When harmful viruses leap from one species to another, their ability to cause infection can change. The degree to which this happens depends upon how closely-related the different species are to each other.

Lowest amount of ice ever recorded in Arctic threatens animals

Greenhouse gas emissions leading to global warming is the reason for the smallest amount of ice covering Arctic waters ever recorded. In other words the amount of ice floating in Arctic water has never been lower and it leads to great concern.

Cesspit in Jerusalem shows how disease spread over 500 years ago

The excavation of a medieval cesspit in the Christian Quarter of the old city of Jerusalem is providing a window into how infectious diseases spread from Europe to the Middle East during the 15th century.

Op-Ed: Mars One success estimated less than 50 percent

Mars One, based out of the Netherlands, is a one way ticket to Mars, a mission to establish a permanent Martian human colony by the year 2027. But with new information revealed, does the mission have a chance of succeeding?