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What does love feel like? Love addiction comes in not one but two forms according to neuroscientists. In a long-term review, researchers from the Oxford University Centre for Neuroethics explain what these differences are.

NASA spacecraft survives dive through Saturn's rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft has survived its plunge between the rings of Saturn and, after briefly going dark for the flyby, is communicating again with Earth, the US space agency said Thursday.

Adding cinnamon to the diet lowers body temperature

A surprising fact has emerged from a food technology project. Researchers have discovered that adding cinnamon to the diet can cool the body by a temperature of up to two degrees. This adds to research about other health benefits from the spice.

Smart pills developed to tackle gut disorders and diseases

A clinical trial has been completed into ingestible capsules. The capsules can be used to deliver medicines to prevent and help to diagnose a range of gut disorders and diseases.

Technologist offers low-cost solutions to Africa

Manu Prakash, who is a bio-engineer based at Stanford University, has begun designing low-cost technology to help out scientists and technologists in the poorest parts of the world.

NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.

World's oldest fungus discovered

Fungi, or microorganisms resembling fungi, date back over 2.4 billion years according to new fossil evidence. Samples have been discovered from rocks that were once underneath the sea floor.

New insight into the family tree of canines

A new insight into the family tree of dogs reveals a previously unknown dimension to the history of canines. This has come about through the largest family tree of dogs ever assembled.

Plastic-eating caterpillar addresses waste problem

A plastic-eating caterpillar could munch polymeric waste and help to address the problems of plastic waste disposal that accumulates in landfills, according to a Cambridge science team.

Essential Science: Making more efficient biofuels

Are biofuels the answer to the world’s energy needs or do the problems, including diverting food crops for fuel, carry an unnecessary level of social and economic problems? If biofuels are the answer, how can they be made for efficient?

U.S. farm sector may be dealing with 'vomitoxin' again this year

A fungus that produces a mycotoxin called "vomitoxin was found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing pork and poultry farmers to test their feed supplies. Now, it looks like grain growers will have to deal with the fungus again this year.

No autism link to prenatal exposure to antidepressants

One concern is that mothers who take antidepressants while pregnant go on to have children who develop autism. A new scientific study disproves this.

Brain gains in elderly mice given human umbilical cord plasma

In what could turn out to be a major science breakthrough, researchers have succeeded in rejuvenating old mice’s brains and improve their memories by injecting them with plasma taken from human umbilical cords.

Altering amino acids incapacitates cancer

Amino acids are necessary for life. When these molecules go wrong they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells. New research suggests targeting two amino acids can stop cancerous cell growth.

Bad mix of gut microbes triggers age-associated inflammation

Inflammation increases with age and this leads to ill-health problems. One of the triggers appears to be the balance of microorganisms in the gut. This is based on studies using mice and the findings may well apply to people.

Op-Ed: The revolution against ignorance has begun: March for Science

It is bizarre to think, that in a world literally drenched in science, that science is a pariah in culture and government. People whose views on global warming would fail high school science are running countries.

Op-Ed: Climate change leads the London 'March for Science' agenda Special

Hundreds of thousands of scientists have taken to the streets to 'march for science' to combat fake news and the counterfactual political culture espoused by Donald Trump and other leading politicians. Digital Journal was at the London event.

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship carrying a load of supplies and science experiments arrived safely at the International Space Station on Saturday, according to live images broadcast on NASA television.

Ready for a long, hot summer? Self-cooling clothing could help

University of California San Diego scientists have developed a low-cost plastic material which can act as the base material for clothing that cools down the wearer.

World Health Organization seeks to end hepatitis

The World Health Organization has called upon the nations of the world to come together and to work towards the global eliminate of hepatitis.

'Space junk' has become an increasingly serious problem

The human race has turned out to be rather messy, filling our ocean's with plastic pieces and our roads with trash. But space has become our new trash heap, with over 750,000 pieces of space junk one centimeter or larger, circling the Earth.

Has a treatment for Alzheimer’s been developed?

British scientists think they are on a path to developing a drug that can stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. The drug stops brain cells from dying.

Dietary supplement could lessen kidney damage

A dietary supplement appears to lessen kidney damage linked to genetic mutations. This is based on research conducted with transgenic fruit flies; however, the implication are wider and the supplement may prove of benefit to people.

China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan Thursday.

Major review underway of medicines made from plants

Biologists have come up with a new means for identifying the plant genes that produce the chemicals used by plants use to protect themselves. These could become the natural sources of a new range of medicines.

Insight into how anthrax evades the immune system

Cells of the bacteria which causes the disease anthrax are able to trigger an unfavorable immune response which allows the organism to evade attack from the body’s defense system. This relates to differences with the bacterium in the spore state.

Scientists find extremely rare live giant shipworm in Philippines

We have known about giant shipworms for a long time but no one has ever seen a real live specimen until now. Scientists got their first look at some of the strange creatures after spotting their shells on a YouTube video.

Orbital to launch cargo to space station Tuesday

A rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad.

Melting Canadian glacier caused river to disappear in four days

In the first known case of "river piracy" to be documented in modern times, scientists have actually seen the powerful and dramatic impact of climate change on glaciers and the watersheds their meltwaters feed.

Essential Science: Scientists are listening in on the brain

This week’s Essential Science takes a peak at research being carried out by different scientists to better understand the brain and brain activity. This involves the use of two novel processes, one based on sound and the other using light.

Celiac disease could be provoked by virus

Infection with a common virus may be a trigger for developing celiac disease, the painful autoimmune condition that damages the gut.

Matter of perception: How creative people perceive the world

Why are creative people so clever? How do they come up with innovations and inventions? It is a special something that goes beyond IQ and relates, according to a new study, to how some people perceive the world.

Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival

The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.

Graphene used to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Scientists have successfully changed stem cells for nerve regrowth by harnessing the properties of the versatile material graphene together with electricity.

Intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes

Medical research suggests that a high concentration of indolepropionic acid in serum helps to protect a person against type 2 diabetes. Indolepropionic acid is produced by intestinal bacteria, and it is higher with a fiber-rich diet.

The new theory about memory formation surprises scientists

The rules of memory are 'beautifully' rewritten, according to new Riken-MIT research. The findings completely change earlier theories about the formation of memories in the brain.

Most of the Martian atmosphere was lost to space

Mars is much like Earth in many ways and billions of years ago when the Sun was hotter, scientists speculate that Mars could possibly had water and life. One longstanding mystery, in relation to this theory concerns, the Martian atmosphere.

At you best morning, afternoon or evening? It's genetics

Are you sharpest in the morning or do you prefer staying up to the late hours? What makes us different might be down to genetics rather than personality, according to a new study.

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, according to astronomers.

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA

An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, NASA announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft.

Dino ancestors looked like crocodiles: study

Fossils discovered in Tanzania in the 1930s have helped identify a "missing link" in dinosaur evolution that reveals their ancestors had long necks, walked on four legs and looked like crocodiles.
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