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Study Doesn’t Prove Megalodons Are Extinct, Never Needed to (Video)
There’s a new study out trying to pinpoint exactly when the world’s biggest shark, Megalodon, went extinct, and some outlets are kind of missing the... Read more
Super High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Single Atom
For the first time, researchers have detected a single hydrogen atom using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Conventional MRI technology, widely used in hospitals, can... Read more
How Energy Loss Can Make Lasers More Intense
Energy loss in optical systems, such as lasers, is a chief hindrance to their performance and efficiency and it occurs on an ongoing, frustrating basis... Read more
‘Starfish’ Crystals Could Lead to 3-D-Printed Pills
Engineers have figured out how to make rounded crystals with no facets, a design that mimics the hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells. The discovery could... Read more
Inside the Blood Factory: What Happens to Your Donated Blood?
The ‘grey area’ looks more blue, thanks to the rows of blue lab coats standing guard. Its name refers to its function as a purgatory... Read more
Can Subliminal Messages Improve Old Age?
Subliminal messages containing positive stereotypes about aging can improve older adults’ physical functioning for several weeks, according to a new study. Researchers used a new... Read more
Bluelight Sets Off ‘Battle’ in Your Eyeball
Researchers have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control. Their work addresses the... Read more
The Perfect Gap Turns Nanoparticles Into Sensors
Scientists have figured out the optimal gap needed between two gold nanoparticles to turn them into optical antennae. When the gap is optimal, the particles... Read more
Dinosaur Puzzle Solved, Revealing the Weirdest-Looking Creature to Walk the Planet
Everywhere scientists look it seems like they are finding dinosaurs. A new species is emerging at the astounding pace of one per week. And... Read more
The Last Hieroglyphic Language on Earth and an Ancient Culture Fighting to Survive
The Dongba symbols are an ancient system of pictographic glyphs created by the founder of the Bön religious tradition of Tibet and used by the... Read more
Web App Is Like ‘Google Maps’ for the Brain
A new online tool for scientists and doctors called Golgi makes it easy to explore the brain of a rat. The web app, unveiled today,... Read more
Ancient Roman Nanotechnology Inspires Next-Generation Holograms for Information Storage
The Lycurgus Cup, as it is known due to its depiction of a scene involving King Lycurgus of Thrace, is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman... Read more
Atomically Thin Material Generates Electricity
Engineers have demonstrated that a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) can generate an electrical voltage when it’s stretched or compressed. The effect is... Read more
Ultrasound Powers Devices Deep Inside the Body
Researchers would like to place very small implants deep inside our bodies to monitor health or treat pain. But providing electric power to implants without... Read more
Are Some People Immune to Ebola?
Experts say Ebola might be quietly inoculating a significant portion of the population—people who are exposed to the virus but never succumb to it or... Read more
Why Parents Give Up on Changing Kids’ Behavior
People tend to focus on the short term, and care more about potential benefits that are available immediately. Psychologists and economists call this tendency for... Read more