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Dec 27, 2018

The Birth of Worlds

Posted by in category: futurism

A series of remarkable astronomical images have been released by a team of scientists.


Stunning new images of young planetary systems create a profound cosmic perspective.

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Dec 27, 2018

MIT Scientists Use Nanoparticles to Engineer Incredible Glowing Plants

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Imagine reading by plant light, and glow-in-the-dark trees instead of street lamps. That’s on the horizon thanks to these engineers.

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Dec 27, 2018

One Giant Step for a Chess-Playing Machine

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

The stunning success of AlphaZero, a deep-learning algorithm, heralds a new age of insight — one that, for humans, may not last long.


Dec 27, 2018

Hungry bacterial colonies swirl to suck up nutrients

Posted by in category: food

When a biofilm has eaten every nearby nutrient it can, bacteria synchronize vortex-like patterns to grab more distant food.

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Dec 27, 2018

January 2019 lunar eclipse: How to watch the super blood wolf moon eclipse

Posted by in category: space

You won’t want to miss next month’s super blood wolf moon eclipse. Mark your calendars for Jan. 20.


Technically, next month’s lunar event could be called a super blood wolf moon eclipse.

Starting Jan. 20, a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, that coincides with a supermoon, will be visible throughout the United States. The event starts late in the evening Jan. 20 and finishes during the wee hours of Jan. 21.

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Dec 26, 2018

A Newly Proposed Space Mission Could Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

Posted by in category: space

It could reveal our galaxy’s origins, but won’t be approved until 2019.

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Dec 26, 2018

A New Jersey Hospital Could Have Exposed Thousands of Patients to HIV and Hepatitis

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Thousands of people got a particularly crummy gift this Christmas: A warning that they could have been exposed to dangerous bloodborne diseases like HIV and viral hepatitis while receiving care at the hospital.

On Tuesday, NBC News reported that the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey sent letters to more than 3,700 patients who had visited it between January 1st to September 7th. According to the letter, obtained by NBC News, an investigation by the New Jersey Department found that HealthPlus staff often failed to properly sterilize surgical tools between uses or otherwise neglected infection control procedures, raising the risk that patients could have gotten bloodborne infections.

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Dec 26, 2018

This drug is the first to treat cancer based only on genetics, not the location of the cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Best of 2018: This cancer drug’s FDA approval is “an important first for the cancer community.”


A change in how cancer is treated means more people will benefit from immunotherapy.

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Dec 26, 2018

How Cargo Ships Can Go Green

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, sustainability, transportation

New rules will require investing in solar, biofuels and maybe even nuclear power.

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Dec 26, 2018

Israeli company claims it has created new technology that can destroy cancerous tumors

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

An Israeli company says it has developed a targeted radiation treatment that it claims can cure cancerous tumors.

“This is the first time in the world that you can treat solid tumors with alpha radiation,” Alpha Tau Medical’s CEO Uzi Sofer told the Times of Israel.

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