What sounds like serious hippie-talk turns out to be science fact. (At least, for rats.)
Who knew Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" would make such a great Krebs Cycle parody?
This video delves into the various factors that contribute to aging and tries to explain why it happens in the first place.
Science has just made a quantum leap forward in 1980s fashion thanks to bastard hogberries.
It may not seem as exciting as a title fight in Las Vegas, but for the cell biologists participating in the World's First Cell Race there was the same thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as they placed their cells on a special petri dish racetrack.
We're all familiar with the idea of metallic life forms like sentient robots, but somewhere out there, metallic life may have actually evolved just like organic life has here on Earth. A Scottish research group is out to prove this is possible by creating reproducing and evolving synthetic cells made entirely out of metal.
There's still an awful lot that's not understood about how complex biological systems (like our bodies) really work. Part of the problem is that we can't just go look, since the only way to really see inside a brain (for example) is to cut it open, which by definition destroys its structure. Japanese scientists have a better idea: just turn everything transparent.
Wanna shoot lasers out of your eyeballs? We're getting close: scientists have finally done something useful for a change and stuck some glowing jellyfish genes into human cells and created living green biolasers.
This petri dish contains an artificial brain consisting of about 60 rat neurons. It's not much, but that doesn't stop the brain from having about 12 seconds worth of working memory, which is probably just long enough for it to start wondering what the heck it's doing in a petri dish anyway.
UK-based acoustics engineer John Reid has been working on a machine for a decade that may be able to translate dolphin talk in much the same way that we decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics. Called the Cymascope, the device analyzes the noises...