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Telegraph UK = Lab results show a virus is more effective than drugs at killing cancer tumors in animals. However, adenovirus serotype 5 is a common virus in which we have achieved transcriptional targeting by replacing an endogenous viral promoter s
George's idea is to bring in sections of DNA from exotic organisms or genes that are rare for humans to enable all people to have desired genetic capabilities. He describes capabilities such as immunity to all viruses and cellular immunity to radiat
They found that coconut oil, once ingested, should be able to halt the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans. This type of bacteria is a primary cause of cavities because it produces tooth-damaging acid.
250 years of organic chemical knowledge into one giant computer network -- a chemical Google on steroids. This “immortal chemist” will never retire and take away its k
We can be non-violent — maybe even anti-war? — and still be deeply impressed by the science and technology of weapons.
Japanese researchers have toppled a 19-year-old record for the deepest passage into the floor of the world, reaching 2,466 meters (about 8,024 feet) as of today. That's about 2,000 feet deeper than the lowest part of the Grand Canyon, from rim to flo
People who received seasonal flu vaccine before swine flu outbreak more likely to catch virus
Scientists, visionaries, entertainers and the public will gather in Houston this week for the 100-Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to discuss space travel to another star.
Well, Patrick Priebe might have outdone himself with this one. In the past, the German cyberpunk weapons-maker has brought us such creations as a wrist-mounted mini-crossbow, a laser-sighted rotary-saw-blade-shooting crossbow, and a flame-throwing gl
Many see small quadrocopters as the future of surveillance, aerial photography, warfare and even construction, but a new demonstration involving a world record-setting swarm of 50 quadrocopters has shown the aircraft can also pull off some pretty imp
Games that are played by using your hands are so last year – why not do something a little more fun? For instance, why not explode watermelons ... with your mind? One hackerspace took that idea and ran with it, turning a mind-reading toy into a melon
Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.”
Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars.
Global tuna stocks are fast reaching the limits of fishing sustainability, decimated by an absence of comprehensive, science-based catch limits, conservation experts warned Saturday.
It takes me about two seconds to scan the platform and spot who I’m looking for: Jake Davis, aka Topiary, the computer hacker who at one point last year was the subject of one of the biggest manhunts on the planet.
Businesses are adapting their R&D spending to the idea that innovation can come from anywhere.
Tiny advances are loudly proclaimed as the industry battles over fractions of an ever-vaster global mobile market.
Three major seed producers are working on drought-resistant crops. The conditions this summer are providing a stern test.
Just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture mandates Radio Frequency Identification Device chips to monitor livestock, a Texas school district just begun implanting the devices on student identification cards to monitor pupils’ movements
Estimating the likelihood of catastrophic events, and particularly terrorist attacks, is extremely important. But in general, these catastrophes are outliers in whatever situation we are looking at.
A prototype NASA lander completed a successful free flight on Sept. 5, helping to bring a new generation of landing vehicles closer to reality.
It turns out that last week’s arrest of The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm seems to be unrelated to his pending one-year prison sentence for running Sweden’s and the world’s most notorious and illicit file-sharing service.
Two days before the deadline to get neighborhoods signed up, Google’s effort to bring ultra-high-speed internet to a major American city could end up reinforcing the digital divide.
We’ve seen schemes for remotely-controlled cyborg insects before, including at least one DIY kit for building your own robotically-enhanced cockroach, but researchers at NC State are really moving this discipline forward (literally).
Communications expert Greta Stahl reveals the five keys to a great political speech
Why are all these world records for quantum teleportation so important?
When the Institute of HeartMath recommends that I do heart-focused breathing, what exactly is that? You can’t actually breathe with your heart. Right?
In conjunction with the continuing intuition research at the Institute of HeartMath, IHM Research Center Director Rollin McCraty said recently the findings of a new study further documents the ability of humans to experience intuition, also known as
Many people have mistakenly believed that the DNA with which we are born is the sole determinant for who we are and will become, but scientists have understood for decades that this genetic determinism is a flawed theory.