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Scientists develop self-destructing electronics

"This message will destruct in 10 seconds" is your typical Mission Impossible movie phrase. Only now, this is a reality.
In the Media by Milton Este

Newfound star system 'can reveal secrets of gravity'

Scientists have discovered a triple star system that is expected to refute Einstein's theories on gravity, as well as give new insight into gravity's true nature.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Canadian academics 'compromised' by working with industry

A study by a Canadian organization has concluded that industry-academia relationships compromise university investigators' liberty.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Barcelona University makes fascinating find in hidden cave

Barcelona - Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona in Spain made an exciting and fascinating discovery recently. They found the bones of four people, dating back some 6,400 years and the funerary rites were unlike anything they had seen before.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Super-connectivity of Einstein's brain a clue to his genius

Tallahassee - The left and right hemispheres of leading twentieth century physicist Albert Einstein, who developed the Theory of Relativity, were exceptionally well connected to each other, a new study has found.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Most U.S. scientists live in three major states

California, Texas, and New York are home to more than a quarter of all US scientists and engineers, according to a National Science Foundation report.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Spain's loss is Harvard's gain as scientist is offered position

After working for 18 months without pay at Jaén University in Andalucía, Spain, a Spanish researcher has landed a job at Harvard's prestigious medical school.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Scientist husband accused of murdering scientist wife

Pittsburgh - A neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, who also worked as a neurologist at the same institution.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Spanish scientists protest against spending cuts countrywide

Madrid - Friday saw hundreds of Spanish scientists along with their supporters, marching through the streets of Madrid, as well as 18 other cities including Barcelona and Seville.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Bill Gates reported to invest in social network for scientists

Berlin - Microsoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates is reported to have placed a quiet investment in the Berlin-based scientific social network company ResearchGate, reflecting his long-held interests in science.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The Link to Homosexuality and Biology

Scientists have made the link between genetics and homosexuality. Can this finally be the validation that the LGBT community has been waiting for?
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano - 2 comments

Scientists find way to 'turn off' sensation of feeling cold

Don't you hate it when you feel cold? Your muscles stiffen and joints ache as the temperature drops. What if it was possible to "turn off" the neuron responsible for sensing cold?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 10 comments

Canadian crew killed in South Pole plane crash

Three Canadian crew members of an Antarctic research plane are presumed dead after their aircraft crashed during a flight between two research camps.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Russian volcano continues spewing lava and gas

Kamchatka - On November 27 the Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, began to erupt. It is still spewing lava and gas into the air.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Scientists work to preserve Aramaic language spoken by Jesus

Cambridge - British scientists have been attempting to preserve Aramaic, a Semitic language related to Hebrew and Arabic, once spoken by Jesus Christ. A professor of linguistics is now making recordings of the language.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Top Science Scandals of 2012

Each year the science magazine 'The Scientist' presents its major science scandals of the year. For 2012 there are some interesting finds.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

EcoBot-III turns human waste into electricity

Bristol - In a collaborative effort between Wessex Water and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, scientists in Great Britain have developed a robot capable of transforming human waste into usable energy.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Italian court convicts scientists over earthquake warning

An Italian court convicted seven scientists of manslaughter for failing to give sufficient warning of a fatal earthquake that hit in 2009, killing more than 300 people.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 9 comments

Test predicts the risk of getting Autism Spectrum Disorder

Living with an autistic child can be difficult both emotionally and physically. They test a parent's patience and behave in ways that are difficult to understand. Socially, it is hard, for the autistic child to fit in.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 5 comments

NASA scientists say Greenland ice melt in July unprecedented

Nuuk - NASA scientists say that in July, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a more extensive area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observation. Measurements show that Greenland ice cover has experienced unprecedented degree of melting.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

New camera can see through skin and around corners

Superman could do it and now so might you. Israeli scientists have developed a new camera that is able to see through skin without x-rays and even see through walls and around corners using just natural light.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 3 comments

Corn flour and water, are they a magical combination?

Corn flour could lead researchers into creating new weapons for defense. Scientists are starting to understand the mechanism behind the familiar "kitchen chemistry" experiment that utilises water with corn flour.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 1 comment

Scientists 99.994% sure they've found 'God particle'

Geneva - Researchers at the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) say they now have strong evidence of existence of the long sought after "God particle" or Higgs boson.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

Dutch scientists create test-tube burger

Maastricht - Dutch scientists have announced that the world's first test-tube burger will be ready in a few months time. They say the laboratory grown burger will look, feel and possibly taste like a regular quarter-pounder.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 68 comments

Volunteers to search for evidence of alien life on Earth's Moon

Scientists are looking for online volunteers to help them identify signs of alien life in images of the lunar surface collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The LRO has collected more than 34,000 images of the lunar surface since 2009.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Scientists to bring mammoth back to life from cloned bone marrow

Biologists are saying they may be able to clone a woolly mammoth from bone marrow extracted from a well-preserved thigh bone recovered from permafrost soil in Siberia. The thigh bone found in August came from a mammoth that died 23,000 years ago.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

A promising study on how to stop the aging process

Rochester - Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have just completed a fascinating study on what makes the human body age. They experimented on mice, and now the process must be adapted to humans, but it may be the Fountain of Youth we're all searching for.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg

Manslaughter charges against 7 earthquake scientists in Italy

Rome - Global seismologists are watching as charges are filed against earthquake scientists in Italy, due to the deaths of 308 victims in the 6.3 earthquake. A guilty verdict may soon change the world of earthquake predictions due to fear of legal retaliation.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 6 comments

Unearthly sounds of Earth perplexing scientists

Strange unearthly sounds heard around Earth are perplexing scientists, especially when similar sounds are heard at the same time. The sounds are described as "running trains," while others are described as trumpets or booming sounds. All are unearthly.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 3 comments
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Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to possibly win 3000 euros.
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8 Sided Films presents SASSxACCELERATION, a mocumentary in which future mad scientists Chelsea Barrington and Gertude Monroe debate and debunk the science of pop culture and modern mythology. The episode will webcast on 1337 Lounge Live, August 15, at url: http://www.1337loungelive.com
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Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the science field.
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Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta, Canada.
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Portrait of Albert Einstein taken in 1879
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Scientists protest against budget cuts and austerity measures in Spain.
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