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Scientists switch off cancer cells and return them to normal

A team of scientists at the US Mayo Clinic in Florida have succeeded in "switching off" cancer cells and making returning them to normal again.

Which country has the most Nobel Prize winners?

The Nobel Prize remains the most prestigious prize available, and universities are keen to tally up the number held by each institution. The country with the greatest number of recent awards is the U.S. Who else is in the top ten?

In letter to Obama, U.S. scientists praise Iran nuclear deal: Report

Washington - More than two dozen top US scientists, among them nuclear researchers and Nobel prize winners, praised the Iran nuclear deal as major security achievement in a letter to President Barack Obama, The New York Times reported.

Two leading scientists pass away in the same week

The world of science has lost two leading figures within the same week. These were cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall and molecular biologist Alexander Rich.

Skeleton in Italy contains oldest Neanderthal DNA ever discovered

Altamura - A cave in Italy has given up one particularly fascinating gift: A skeleton containing the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever discovered. Scientists studying the ancient skeleton have dated the molecules found within to about 130,000 to 170,000 years ago.

Scientific study reveals which diet programs work and don't work

A scientific study has revealed that most commercial diet programs can't provide one scrap of evidence that they work. After extensive analysis, the researchers have concluded that only two diet programs can be considered to be really effective.

Radio signals from outer space baffle scientists

Bizarre radio waves pulsating from outer space have left astronomers stumped. Standard physics is neither capable of explaining the signals' patterns, nor giving the precise origin of their synchronized bursts.

GPS Technology: Scientists find Giant pandas aren't loners at all

Scientists have long held the belief that giant pandas keep to themselves and are loners in the wild, but a team of researchers from Michigan State University have published a finding that indicates that pandas are actually quite social in the wild.

Scientists find new way to control light for next gen computing

Scientists have created a device reminiscent of a bee's honeycomb that can twist beams of light around tighter curves than has ever been witnessed before. This could become a powerful way of transmitting data on circuit boards in next gen computers.

How scientists are using LEGO to handle fragile insects

London - Living insects are fragile creatures and dead ones are even more so, especially if a century or two has passed and they are part of a museum collection. This can pose a big problem for scientists who are trying to study the leggy creatures.

First 'spark of life' recreated by scientists

Using a superpower laser, scientists have for the first time recreated the process which probably kick started life on Earth.

Scientists baffled by mysterious missing stars

Scientists are mystified because a huge group of stars aren't where they're supposed to be and they don't know where they've gone.

Digital Journal's top science stories of 2014 Special

2014 has seen a myriad of fascinating science news. Digital Journal looks back at the year in science and selects the 12 most interesting stories that have impacted people's lives around the world.

Scientists one step closer to resurrecting the woolly mammoth

Scientists may finally have what they need in order to resurrect a woolly mammoth, but there's one really big if: They need to find the mammoth's complete DNA, and with a mammoth named Buttercup, they may have it.

Scientists succeed in using Internet for telepathic messages

The idea of telepathy, once considered the nonsense of mystics and parapsychologists, has now been confirmed by mainstream science in an experiment using the Internet.

Scientists peek at penguins with remote-controlled 'Robochick'

Emperor penguins are known for being shy, and this can be a challenge for biologists who are studying them. When these penguins are approached by researchers, their heart rates rise and they back away.

Journalist awarded for promoting science

Emily Willingham, a U.S.-based biologist and freelance journalist, together with David Robert Grimes, a cancer researcher, has been awarded the 2014 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science.

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.
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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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Pluto By Moonlight: On July 14  New Horizons mission scientists will soon obtain the first images of...
Pluto By Moonlight: On July 14, New Horizons mission scientists will soon obtain the first images of the night region of Pluto, using only the light from Charon, itself softly illuminated by a Sun 1,000 times dimmer than it is at Earth.
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Portrait of Albert Einstein taken in 1879
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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 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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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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Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta, Canada.