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CERN RESEARCHERS ARE PLANNING TO TRAP AND TRUCK ANTIMATTER FROM ONE FACILITY TO ANOTHER
At CERN, particle collision experiments frequently produce antimatter, which explodes at contact with its matter counterpart. In a new project, researchers are working to transport antimatter for the first time.
RESEARCHERS WANT TO HUNT UNKNOWN VIRUSES BEFORE THEY CAUSE THE NEXT PANDEMIC
A $1.2 billion global cooperative wants to hunt down the nearly 1.6 million unknown viruses on Earth in the hopes of stopping the next global pandemic.
TWO SPACE HOTELS COULD OPEN AS EARLY AS 2021
Bigelow Aerospace announced a new spinoff venture that will focus on marketing and operating their inflatable space habitats. The announcement comes as part of Bigelow's plans to launch two new modules into low-Earth orbit by 2021.
STANDING DESKS 'INCREASE PAIN' AND SLOW DOWN MENTAL ABILITY - NEW STUDY
Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.
WHAT'S BEHIND TODDLER'S EXTREMELY RARE WATER ALLERGY?
We can't live without water, but for one toddler in Minnesota, contact with plain old H2O can be dangerous — she has an extremely rare allergy that causes her to break out in hives and rashes anytime she touches water, according to news reports.
TOENAIL FUNGUS'S NONEXISTENT SEX LIFE IS MORE INTERESTING THAN YOU THINK
Toenail fungus is not sexy, and the microbes that cause the infection appear to agree: A new study finds that these fungi have given up on sex — instead, they reproduce by cloning themselves.
That can have consequences for the survival of the species, the researchers said.
THIS WEEK'S STRANGEST SCIENCE NEWS
Ready to get weird? Here are some of the strangest stories on Live Science this week.
STUDY EXPLAINS “FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH” EFFECT OF YOUNG BLOOD ON OLD MICE
A new study from the University of California San Francisco has identified an enzyme that explains why previous research infusing old mice with young blood had a "fountain of youth" effect.
FACTS ABOUT PANGAEA, ANCIENT SUPERCONTINENT
About 300 million years ago, Earth didn't have seven continents, but instead one massive supercontinent called Pangaea, which was surrounded by a single ocean called Panthalassa.
THIS PARASITE IS A SURPRISING CAUSE OF SEIZURES IN THE US
The idea of
traveling to your brain and forming life-threatening cysts sounds horrifying.