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Latest discoveries and research news from the world of science and technology.

Ancient Landslide Discovered Near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Ancient Landslide Discovered Near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The Gloria Knolls Slide is at least 300,000 years old and 32 cubic km in volume, or 30 times the size of Uluru. The landslide...
Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test Awaiting Approval

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test Awaiting Approval

A new blood test that detects pancreatic cancer in its early stages may reduce the deadliness of the disease. Pancreatic cancer is known as the...
If you're not a morning person - now you have an excuse...

If you’re not a morning person – now you have an excuse…

Researchers at the genetics company 23andMe have identified 15 regions of the human genome that influence whether someone considers themselves a "Morning person," meaning...
Ever wonder what ET’s have to say?

Ever wonder what ET’s have to say?

The Breakthrough Initiative, backed by Prof Stephen Hawking and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, will train a US radio telescope to target it's listening on Tabby's...
Stem cell therapy successful in restoring movement in paralyzed man

Stem cell therapy successful in restoring movement in paralyzed man

Doctors at the USC Neurorestoration Center and Keck Medicine of USC injected an experimental treatment made from stem cells and other cells into the...
You wouldn't believe how they cured the blind with lab grown cells

You wouldn’t believe how they cured the blind with lab grown cells

Melbourne researchers say they have successfully grown and implanted cornea cells to cure blindness. The cells were grown on a layer of synthetic film and...
Earth has a "New Moon"

Earth has a “New Moon”

NASA findings show that there is a quasi-moon that's been orbiting the Earth for almost a century. One is the loneliest number, especially if you're...
Listen to a Song That Hasn't Been Heard For a Thousand Years

Listen to a Song That Hasn’t Been Heard For a Thousand Years

Such was its importance, it was translated by many major figures, including King Alfred the Great, Chaucer and Elizabeth I. Hundreds of Latin songs...
Engineers developed fiber-optic technology that transmits data at record-speeds of 57 gigabits per second

Engineers developed fiber-optic technology that transmits data at record-speeds of 57 gigabits per second

With record-breaking speeds for fiber-optic data transmission, University of Illinois engineers have paved a fast lane on the information superhighway - creating on-ramps for...
Simple mathematical formula explains why evolution will make our wisdom teeth disappear 1

Simple mathematical formula explains why evolution will make our wisdom teeth disappear

A new mathematical model explains the evolution of our teeth, and could help reveal new details of our evolutionary history. Scientists have found a simple...
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