The concept of living electronics is one of the stranger rabbit holes sci-fi has taken us down. The idea that some component of your starship's computer could one day be alive, in a biological sense, can cause a number of conflicting emotions.
For the past half century, the “Mutational Theory” has provided the prevailing explanation for the cause of cancer, where, as the story goes, accumulated mutations within our cells lead a few susceptible ones to “go berserk,” their “insane” and “viol
All of us know that putting on sunscreen is a priority when in the sun, but how does it work? We worked with Business Insider's science team to unlock the mysteries behind the chemistry of sunscreen.
Harvesting samples for producing stem cells can be rather painful. Techniques can involve collecting large amounts of blood, bone marrow or skin scrapes.
Authorities are all but certain Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the south Indian Ocean in water that may be as deep as 23,000 feet.
There are more people, buildings, and landmarks per square inch on Manhattan than any other chunk of geography in America.
We are all star stuff, it’s true. But that stuff, born in a supernova, underwent a whole lot of change on the way to becoming the sun, the Earth, and us.
Vaccines save lives, but sometimes they fail to reach the people who need them most, in parts of the developing world.
The counterfeiting of high-end products is a growing problem, and has led to the development of countermeasures such as invisible woven patterns, butterfly wing-inspired printing techniques, and even synthetic DNA.
Next stop: ocean floor.
It has long been known that eating chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, has numerous health benefits.
At the end, Cap throws his shield at the Winter Soldier – because that’s what Captain America does. But wait!
It looks like a sketch from Howard Hughes’ notebooks, but this massive air ship is real, and currently the biggest aircraft ever produced.
Great surprises in science don’t just happen–they’re engineered.
Given that conventional treatment can drive an intrinsically benign tumor (i.e., so-called indolent tumors) into greater invasiveness through increasing the number of intrinsically resilient cancer stem cells at the very same moment that it kills the
“We observed that the cannabinoids were very effective in reducing tumor growth,” molecular biologist Christina Sanchez said. “Cells can die in different ways, and after cannabinoid treatment, they were dying in the ‘clean’ way. They were committing
Five to 10 years ago it was thought that osteoarthritis was due to the degeneration of cartilage due to wear and tear, but this is only one of the factors. There is substantial evidence that osteoarthritis can be reversible. A new term introduced fro
An experimental scramjet-powered, ultrahigh speed strike vehicle is emerging as the Pentagon’s main choice for a new long-range, rapid attack weapon, a senior Pentagon official says.
We've heard a lot of chatter about autonomous vehicles over the past several years and seen a variety of hardware.
A new gully has appeared on a sloped crater wall on Mars.
It's amazing what a little agar can do.
The methodical shutdown of the communications systems, together with the fact that the plane appeared to be following a planned course after turning back, has focused particular attention on the pilot and co-pilot. The FBI is helping Malaysian autho
There are two types of fires. An electrical fire might not be as fast and furious, and there may or may not be incapacitating smoke. However there is the possibility, given the timeline, that there was an overheat on one of the front landing gear tir
One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.
We want to believe.
This moss was around at the dawn of the Roman Republic.
Here’s how the Swiss promise to keep your data safe.
This video will help you get started with the Verticopter.
This is my final year university project for Transport Design BA (Hons) at the University of Huddersfield.
The researchers used venom from Russell's viper (Daboia russelli), which is responsible for the most snakebite deaths in southern India. The World Health Organization estimates that at least 100,000 people die from snakebites each year.