Protein molecules are made in cellular ‘assembly lines’ that join together chemical building blocks called amino acids in an order encoded in our DNA. New proteins emerge as long, thin chains that normally need to be folded into compact and intricate
Some may say there’s something romantic about beef. “Black angus cattle” conjures up thoughts of tough cattle grazing on the open pastures in the rugged farmland of America’s heartland.
Innovations bring a maze of complexities to a sport, but elevate the performance level of an athlete and reduce the chances of injury, making sport more enjoyable for the spectators and the athletes.
What does an indie video game developer have to do to get noticed on Kickstarter?
The determination with which the mainstream scientific community continues to vindictively reject natural cures has reached a new point of absurdity, as researchers from Taiwan are now touting methamphetamine drugs as a potential new cure for influen
A tiny channel of canals directs water away from where it shouldn't be.
An anonymous commenter has pointed out four different problems in last week's breakthrough paper.
The infant's 3-D printed trachea will fully absorb into his body in two to three years.
At long last, researchers have identified what happens in the nervous system as an itch begins.
A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study.
What does it take to build and command a vehicle capable of exploring Mars? Ninety students from around the world are about to find out.
Turbulence to blame for activity that breaks accepted rule of physics
These robotic bartenders can do everything from mix drinks to evaluate the quality of your wine
Google's acquisition of a kite power generator manufacturer suggests a strong future for the technology.
The world is changing fast. Here’s a fun story documenting that in various ways,
The grid storage space is really starting to heat up.
From a snail-eating snake to a harp-shaped sponge… Quentin Wheeler on whittling down 18,000 new species to 10 favourites
Remote-controlled, dissolvable electronic implants have been created that could help attack microbes, provide pain relief and stimulate bone growth.
Formlabs is bringing down the costs of a better 3-D printing technique, but it must survive a patent lawsuit.
A hydrocarbon-sorting material could replace energy-intensive oil refining steps.
hey estimate the extent to which the heat exceeds the limits of chemistry by both the mass of the cell and the volume of the cell. In the first test, they use the entire weight of the inside cell as the starting point, rather than just the powder, as
The eugenicists at The Royal Society, in conjunction with Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy and Royal Academy of Engineering came together this month to discuss the potentials, opportunities and challenges of the melding of man with machin
Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you.
New observations of material disprove leading theory about LED brightness, opening new avenues for research.
MIT team finds that the ratio of component atoms is vital to performance.
A microbe discovered in the Canadian high Arctic thrives at the coldest temperature known for bacterial growth.
You’ve heard of the Manhattan Project — the Allied research and development program that resulted in two nuclear bombs being dropped on Japan and the end of World War II —
In this fun, 3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired.
Spacecraft could determine their position anywhere in the solar system to within five kilometres using signals from x-ray pulsars, say astronomers.
It makes you scratch just thinking about it.