Science and Development

Could humans ever regenerate a heart? A new study suggests the answer is 'yes'

A new study’s findings point to potential for tweaking communication between human genes and advancing our ability to treat heart conditions and stimulate regenerative healing. Source: Science Link: Could...

Odd properties of water and ice explained: Water exists as two different liquids

Scientists have discovered two phases of liquid water with large differences in structure and density. The results are based on experimental studies using X-rays. Source: Science Link: Odd properties...

Could this strategy bring high-speed communications to the deep sea?

A new strategy for sending acoustic waves through water could potentially open up the world of high-speed communications to divers, marine research vessels, remote ocean monitors, deep sea robots,...

Collapse of European ice sheet caused chaos in past

Scientists have reconstructed in detail the collapse of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end of the last ice age. The big melt wreaked havoc across the European continent,...

New research could help humans see what nature hides

Things are not always as they appear. New visual perception research explains the natural limits of what humans can see and how to find what nature hides. Source: Science...

Animals, not drought, shaped our ancestors' environment

The expansion of grasslands isn’t solely due to drought, but more complex climate factors are at work, both for modern Africans now and ancient Africans in the Pleistocene, suggests...

Glycans as biomarkers for cancer?

Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic acid as their sugar moiety. Scientists now...

Microbe mystery solved: What happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil plume?

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven’t agreed on the role of...

Computer model simulates sense of touch from the entire hand

Neuroscientists have developed a computer model that can simulate the response of nerves in the hand to any pattern of touch stimulation on the skin. The tool reconstructs the...

Brains evolved to need exercise

Mounting scientific evidence shows that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. Yet, exactly why physical activity benefits the brain is not well understood....