Japanese Scientists Discover New Method to Create Stem Cells

February 2, 2014 in Science, Top News

Researchers in Japan have discovered a ground-breaking method for turning ordinary blood cells into stem cells. That’s according to a study called “Stimulus-Triggered Fate Conversion of Somatic Cells Into Pluripotency” […]

New Medical Strategies Emerge to Inhibit Dementia

May 5, 2013 in Science, Top News

In April, the National Institutes of Health announced new treatments to inhibit the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease. These have made possible blocking a regular protein called CD33, and therefore allowing […]

Psilocybin Research Indicates Medical Treatment Benefits

April 7, 2013 in Science, Top News

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, has been showing promise as a method for the psychological treatment of cancer patients according to researchers. As the fight against cancer pushes […]

The Alien Non-Invasion ─ Origins of Life on Earth Revisited

March 24, 2013 in Science, Top News

Ian O’Neill, Space Producer for Discovery News, has joined other skeptics in pointing out flaws in recent reports that claim to prove the “panspermia” theory of life’s origins on Earth. […]

The GMO Debate: Safe or Not?

February 10, 2013 in Science, Top News

The scientific community continues its ever-quickening pace in bringing science fiction into the realm of reality. A major area of progress has been in the field of genetically modified organisms. […]

Take Us Up to Warp Speed, Mr. Sulu

December 2, 2012 in Science, Top News

We may be visiting planets outside the Solar System sooner than ever expected. Scientists have identified a total of 853 extrasolar planets or “exoplanets” as of Dec. 1 – all […]

Hurricane Sandy Winner: Good Science

November 5, 2012 in Analysis & Editorial, Science, Top News

Hurricane Sandy hopefully will prove to be a turning point in American government and politics. In less than a week’s time, U.S. citizens have gotten a few critical reminders: Civil […]

Life on Mars? Spidery Objects Spark Speculation

October 9, 2012 in Featured News, Science

NASA’s recently revealed photos from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are stirring up controversy regarding the presence of life on the red planet. The photos depict spidery patches on the surface […]

World’s First Healthy Babies Born from Genetically Altered DNA

September 2, 2012 in Science, Top News

At the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St. Barnabas in New Jersey, successful results have been announced from a program of experiments to create healthy babies from genetically […]

Class X-1.4 Solar Flare Hits Earth Saturday

July 17, 2012 in Featured News, Science

July 12th, NASA scientists observed a class X-1.4 coronal mass ejection (CME) heading in the direction of Earth. As one might expect, X-class emissions are on the high end of the scale of solar irradiation, and a possible cause of concern. The CME hit the Earth two days later on Saturday at around 2PM Eastern Daylight Time (1800 UT).

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