SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
HOW STEPHEN HAWKING TRANSFORMED HUMANITY'S VIEW OF THE UNIVERSE
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking
today (March 14) at age 76 at his home in Cambridge, England.
NEWLY DEVELOPED MICRONEEDLES CAN DISSOLVE IN THE SKIN TO DELIVER DRUGS
No one likes getting a shot, so it may come as good news that a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have created painless, biodegradable microneedles that can break off in the skin and dissolve to administer drugs.
THE BIGGEST HEALTH RISK FOR LUNAR AND MARTIAN EXPLORERS: TINY DUST
No amount of vacuuming is going to help with this stuff.
ARTIFICIAL CONSCIOUSNESS: HOW TO GIVE A ROBOT A SOUL
We can’t program a conscious robot with a soul if we can’t agree on what that means.
CHINA NOW PUBLISHES MORE RESEARCH THAN THE U.S. — A SHIFT IN GLOBAL INFLUENCE?
In 2016, for the first time ever, China published more scientific papers in one year than the U.S. did. This could suggest that the balance is beginning to shift in terms of each country's global scientific influence.
TRACTOR BEAM LEVITATES LARGE ORBS WITH SOUND
A new "tractor beam" can levitate large objects in midair, using only sound.
So far, researchers have floated spheres as large as 0.6 inches (16 millimeters) in diameter and moved orbs as large as 0.8 inches (2 cm) on a tabletop using tornadoes of sound waves.
HOW GETTING THE FLU MAY PUT YOU AT RISK OF A HEART ATTACK
The flu can be a serious illness itself, but it may also increase the risk of having a heart attack, a new study from Canada finds.
WHEN WILL THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE COLONY BE ESTABLISHED?
Experts predict that if we do not establish space colonies soon, humanity could be wiped out by a single disaster — perhaps in the next 100 years. But will we board our rockets in time? Here's a timeline for when you can expect to see the first space settlement established, and perhaps become a colonist yourself.
NASA PRESS RELEASE SAYS OUR SOLAR SYSTEM HAS A 9TH PLANET
NASA has stated that it's quite likely that our solar system is home to a massive, distant ninth planet. Its existence could shed light on some burning questions about the cosmos.
LIVE BEE STING 'ACUPUNCTURE' TRIGGERS LETHAL ALLERGIC REACTION
An "acupuncture" session using stings from living bees triggered a lethal allergic reaction in a 55-year-old woman at a clinic in Spain.