Robotic muscles called HASEL actuators that can heal from electrical damage hold potential in revolutionizing prosthetics. What are its properties that make it comparable to human muscles and nerves?
Robotics January 12, 2018
The Hypatia stone found in Egypt contains compounds not found elsewhere on Earth and even the Solar System. Analysis revealed it also contains minerals that appear to be older than the Sun.
Space January 10, 2018
The main psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms helps alleviate symptoms of depression. Unlike SSRI antidepressants, however, psilocybin does not cause emotional numbing but instead enhances emotional receptivity.
Neuroscience January 8, 2018
The bottom of the ocean is sinking, warping and deforming because of added water weight from melting glaciers. What does this say about estimated extent of sea level rise?
Earth/Environment January 8, 2018
Parents in the village of Vale de Salgueiro in Portugal give cigarettes to children as young as 5 years old during the annual Epiphany celebrations. Why do they do this?
Feature | Health January 7, 2018
A phenomenon called the interbrain could explain our gut feelings and why people have a hard time maintaining eye contact in certain situations. This may also explain why laughter is infectious.
Neuroscience January 7, 2018
Unlike humans who prefer nice people over mean ones, bonobos were found to prefer bullies over the nice guys. Why do these apes like individuals who showed bad behavior?
Animals January 5, 2018
A hospital in Bangkok started to offer a laser treatment to change the pigmentation of the penis' skin. Most of the clients belong to Thailand's LGBTQ community. Is the procedure safe?
Feature | Health January 5, 2018
Researchers who looked at the data of 40,000 college students found that perfectionism is rising among millennials. Besides depression, here are other unwanted effects of perfectionism on young people.
Public Health January 4, 2018
The FDA approved the use of the Dermapace System, a shock wave device that can promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers. What are some of its side effects?
Medicine January 1, 2018
Scientists predicted more large-scale earthquakes to occur in 2018 based on the link between slower Earth rotations and the occurrence of tremors worldwide. How many magnitude 7 earthquakes can we expect to occur this year?
Earth/Environment January 1, 2018
A doctor is temporarily suspended after allegedly reusing one-use anal catheters on several patients. His office performed 82 procedures over a period of 11 months but only used five catheters over that period.
Public Health December 30, 2017
Pulsars burst out deadly rays, have enormous magnetic field and accrete matter. Despite these hostile conditions, astronomers say that habitable planets may still thrive around the vicinity of these neutron stars.
Space December 21, 2017
Underactive thyroid gland could be the reason behind the unexplained infertility of some women having difficulty getting pregnant or carrying their pregnancy to term. What are some of the symptoms of this condition?
Public Health December 20, 2017
A psychologist discovered that the brain may experience curvature blindness, which swaps waves for corners. The curvature blindness illusion proves this. What are the possible mechanisms behind this phenomenon?
Feature | Science December 14, 2017
A group of people in Italy drink wine and smoke cigarettes, but many reach the ripe old age of more than 90 years old. Researchers found personality traits in these people that may be linked to their longevity.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 13, 2017
The cigar-shaped interstellar object called Oumuamua is characterized by unusual properties. Was this sent by an intelligent alien civilization? Astronomers want to find out.
Space December 12, 2017
New discoveries show modern humans have likely dispersed into the Asian continent 60,000 years earlier than previously thought. Researchers said that the "Out of Africa" human migration theory may need to be revised.
Ancient December 11, 2017
NASA will make an announcement of a new discovery made by Kepler space telescope, the most accomplished planet-hunter in history. Is the news about evidence of life beyond Earth?
Space December 10, 2017
A CRISPR system that lacks scissors to cut DNA strands can change the gene's behavior without making direct modifications on the DNA. How does this modified gene editing tool work?
Biotech December 9, 2017