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Water from dry air

Solar Water Harvester Produces Water from Air

"This is a major breakthrough in the long-standing challenge of harvesting water from the air at low humidity."

Genius life saver

Ten Million Lives Saved Worldwide Since 1962 by Life-Saving Cell Strain 'WI-38'

Hayflick produced the first oral polio vaccine made on a continuously propagated cell strain.


Study Finds Psychiatric Disorders and Personality Traits are Linked to Specific Genomic Locations

Past meta-analyses of twin and family studies attribute some 40 percent of variance in personality to genetic factors.

Fried brains

Mars Astronauts Face Real Danger from Cosmic Ray Brain Damage

"This is not positive news for astronauts deployed on a two-to-three-year round trip to Mars."

Burns fat better

Copper is Great at Fighting Fat and Flab, says New Study

The new findings for the first time establish copper's role in fat metabolism.

Band-aged planet

New Map Shows Jupiter in Greatest Detail Yet

The research team was able to construct a better global picture of the massive gas giant.


‘Semantic Atlas’ of the Brain Could Spur Cures for Brain Diseases

The atlas, which shows how the human brain organizes language, might also help persons unable to speak.

Parasitic Worm May Increase Fertility in Women

A Certain Species of Parasitic Worm May Increase Fertility in Women: Study

A study published in the journal Science has revealed that women who have fertility problems could turn to a parasitic worm for help.

Ryan Chester

$400K Breakthrough Prize Goes to Teen, School for 7-Min Film on Relativity

18 year-old Ryan Chester, who created a quirky video explaining Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, won the inaugural 'Breakthrough Junior Challenge' on Sunday.

Supernova 1987A

Lopsided Stellar Explosion to Solve Other Supernova Mysteries

Recently exploded star had a "lopsided" blast, a feature that could solve supernova mysteries.

Galaxy EGS-zs8-1

The Most Distant Galaxy Discovered

Astronomers discovered the most distant galaxy, which formed 13.1 billion years ago.

Planetary system near earth

Robotic Telescope Discovers Three New Planets Near Earth

A team of astronomers discovered three new planets in Earth's neighborhood, thanks to a robotic telescope.

Chameleon-like artificial

Engineers Develop Chameleon-Like Skin that Changes Color on Demand

The team chose specific colors the film will reflect according to the way it's bent or flexed.

Malia Obama

Daddy’s Girl? College-Bound Malia Obama Tours Father’s Alma Mater

U.S. President Barack Obama's firstborn daughter, Malia, will be off to college next year so she made the rounds of university campuses over the weekend.

Google's ‘LiftWare’ Smart Spoons Assist People with Parkinson’s

LiftWare helps people affected by Parkinson’s and similar illnesses keep their hands steady while eating.

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