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Human activities on Earth generally have negative outcomes on the environment – we're pouring plastic into the oceans and melting the ice caps at alarming rates. But it's not all bad news. A new study of satellite data has shown that the Earth has gotten "greener" in the last 20 years or so, with the biggest contributors being China and India. Before we celebrate though, there are a few ca
As powerful as the human brain is, once it's damaged it can't really recover completely. Now researchers at Penn State may have found a way to boost the brain's regenerative abilities, using certain molecules to convert neighboring cells into new neurons. The technique could eventually lead to pills that treat brain injuries, stroke or Alzheimer's disease... Continue Reading Converting cel
Scientists have genetically engineered female mice to develop super strong, dense bones by altering neurons in the rodents' brains. The development could be the first step towards a new treatment for the brittle bone disease osteoporosis in women... Continue Reading "Game-changing" research could lead to novel treatment for osteoporosis in women Category: Science Tags: Genetic
While diabetes can mostly be managed through a carefully-controlled diet and regular insulin shots, a longer term solution and perhaps even a cure could be found by replenishing a patient's own supply of beta cells, which naturally produce the hormone. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are a step closer to that kind of treatment, after tweaking the recipe for turning stem c
Caterpillars are able to crawl across a wide variety of surfaces, they can move in any orientation, and they're highly flexible – all traits that would also make for good soft-bodied robots. With that in mind, scientists have recently taken an interesting approach to analyzing just how the creatures move... Continue Reading LED-packin' caterpillars may lead to better-moving squishy robots
Gameloft is looking for an experienced designer to join its team in Barcelona, Spain. ...
With Christmas just behind us and New Year's around the corner, many of us will be familiar with the effects of alcohol, but exactly how it works in the brain is still shrouded in mystery. Now, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new step in the intoxication process – by getting flies drunk... Continue Reading Buzzed bar flies reveal molecular mechanism of intoxi
We often write about big, strategic changes you can make to give your writing more power. But this week, we... Continue Reading The post 12 Easy Tweaks that Could Lead to Outsized Improvement in Your Content and Writing appeared first on Copyblogger.
Boston is moving ahead with plans to address rising sea levels, using designs by New York firm SCAPE. Read more
We talked to some of the developers behind Steam Early Access hit CrossCode about making and selling a retro-flavored RPG in 2018. ...


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