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Pig to human heart transplants ‘possible within three years’ – Guardian

Pioneer UK surgeon Sir Terence English says adapted organs could transform treatment   Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, accordingto a report citing the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK. On the 40th … Continue reading

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What the sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you | Carolyn Bertozzi

TED Published on 10 Sep 2017 Your cells are coated with sugars that store information and speak a secret language. What are they trying to tell us? Your blood type, for one — and, potentially, that you have cancer. Chemical … Continue reading

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Mini-model of Stonehenge reveals how voices would have carried in original ancient monument

A team of researchers at the University of Salford in the U.K. has revealed how voices would have sounded 4,000 years ago inside of the Stonehenge monument. The group made a recording of their efforts and posted the results on … Continue reading

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A heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices – ScienceBlog.com

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices can be annoying, but beyond that it contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to explode. To guard against such ills, engineers often insert glass, … Continue reading

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, … Continue reading

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7 Nests That Will Change How You Think of Birds

SciShow Published on 4 Aug 2019 There are estimated to be over 18,000 different bird species with a wide variety of nest shapes and sizes. From teeny, adorable cups to massive compost mounds, the diversity of birds’ nests is definitely … Continue reading

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A tectonic plate may have peeled apart—and that could shrink the Atlantic Ocean

Something strange is happening off the coast of Portugal, and scientists have now proposed a groundbreaking explanation.   BY MAYA WEI-HAAS PUBLISHED MAY 6, 2019 For years, João Duarte has puzzled over a seemingly boring underwater expanse off the coast … Continue reading

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Coming to a farm near you: The humble microbe boosting Europe’s food industry

By: Alex Whiting Farmers who want to produce bigger chickens, fewer greenhouse gas-filled cow burps or healthier animals are increasingly able to turn to one tiny source: microbes. The microbes… Source: Coming to a farm near you: The humble microbe … Continue reading

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Space champagne science ready for celebrating space travel

Quartz Published on 24 Sep 2018 Drinking champagne in outer space is now possible, thanks to a new kind of bottle created by Maison Mumm. The champagne company made the product specifically so that space tourists can share bubbly in … Continue reading

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Bats use leaves as mirrors to find prey in the dark – ScienceBlog.com

On moonless nights in a tropical forest, bats slice through the inky darkness, snatching up insects resting silently on leaves–a seemingly impossible feat. New experiments at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) show that by changing their approach angle, the echolocating … Continue reading

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