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IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Barcelona - Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.

Predicting the next Nobel Prizes

Using citation statistics, the Thomson Reuters is forecasting which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year: the Nobel Prizes.

Scientists: Cockatoos learn to use tools by watching fellow birds

Vienna - If someone calls you a bird-brain, you may wish to consider that a compliment. Many birds, especially parrots, are very intelligent. One cockatoo in particular — the Goffin's cockatoo — has shown scientists that it can use tools to obtain food.

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.

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.

Canadian academics 'compromised' by working with industry

A study by a Canadian organization has concluded that industry-academia relationships compromise university investigators' liberty.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.
Scientists protest against budget cuts and austerity measures in Spain.
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Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the scien...
Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the science field.
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Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the scien...
Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the science field.
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Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe  Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to po...
Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to possibly win 3000 euros.
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Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta  Canada.
Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta, Canada.
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8 Sided Films presents SASSxACCELERATION  a mocumentary in which future mad scientists Chelsea Barri...
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 at the Príncipe Felipe  Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to po...
Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia entered a lip sync competition to possibly win 3000 euros.
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Scientists working on the mission
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