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Being blind or having visual impairment doesn’t necessarily mean you have to remain without sight anymore. Over the last couple of years there’s been a multitude of concepts proven to be successful. Even growing new cells altogether by manipulating genes could very well be a treatment of the near...
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Can we really elevate our brains to some kind of higher state of consciousness? New research suggests it might be possible - scientists have spotted evidence of a sustained and previously unobserved increase in neural signal diversity in people under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Neural signal diversity is a...
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A recently found exoplanet has astronomers thinking that it may be the best place to look for signs of life beyond our solar system. Move over, TRAPPIST-1 and Proxima Centauri b. A recently found exoplanet has astronomers even more excited, as it appears that this new world might be the...
Old Mice Made Young Again With New Anti-Aging Drug
Like the young heroes in popular teen novels, cells are born into stringent organ “societies,” destined to perform specific roles preordained by their DNA expression. Like the bodies they inhabit, cells have limited lifespans, and when they grow old, they begin leaking toxic molecules into their surroundings. To protect the...
Our brains are often compared to computers, but in truth, the billions of cells in our bodies may be a better analogy. The squishy sacks of goop may seem a far cry from rigid chips and bundled wires, but cells are experts at taking inputs, running them through a...
These Species Can Recode Their Own Genetics
A team of scientists led by Joshua Rosenthal at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Noa Liscovitch-Braur and Eli Eisenberg at Tel Aviv University have discovered that octopuses and squid are capable of a type of genetic alteration called RNA editing. The process is rare among other species, leading scientists to...
5 Valuable Life Lessons That Everyone Should Know, Not Just Scientists
Not every scientist will get to experience a true breakthrough during their career, but they do learn an awful lot. By studying the great advances of the past and how they were made, and what made them possible, scientists learn a great deal about the universe and essentially our...
Radio Bursts Detected Coming from Outer Space
Fast radio bursts (FRB’s) are one of the mysteries in the world that scientists have been trying to uncover for nearly a decade now. These bursts of energy only last milliseconds, but are around a billion times more luminous than anything else we know of in the galaxy.  However, just...
This New Graphene-Based Electrode Could Boost Solar Storage by 3,000%
Drawing inspiration from the plant world, researchers have invented a new electrode that could boost our current solar energy storage by an astonishing 3,000 percent. The technology is flexible and can be attached directly to solar cells - which means we could finally be one step closer to smartphones and...
A New Device Uses Sunlight to Create Drinking Water From Air
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 663 million people — one in ten — lack access to safe water. Fully one-third of the world’s population lacks plumbing enough to have access to a toilet—that’s more than 2.4 billion people. A 2016 report found that water shortages affect two-thirds of...

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