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NEW ARTIFICIAL ORGAN CAN BE IMPLANTED IN THE BODY TO CREATE CANCER-FIGHTING CELLS
Researchers at UCLA have created an artificial thymic organoid that generates its own cancer-fighting T cells. While it has not been tested in humans yet, this artificial organ could reduce the time and cost of T cell immunotherapy and make it a more viable option for patients with low white-blood cell counts.
NASA JUST RELEASED THEIR LATEST PLANS TO GET HUMANS TO MARS
On March 28, NASA published an article outlining its most recent plans to get to Mars. The plan consists of two phases, an exploratory stage and the actual mission to Mars phase, with both hinging upon the creation of a "gateway" in lunar orbit.
SMARTPHONE MOTION SENSORS PROVIDE BACKDOOR FOR HACKERS TO STEAL BANK DETAILS, RESEARCH SUGGESTS
Hidden motion sensors in mobile phones can allow criminals to steal banking details and passwords, new research indicates.
WE MAY BE COMPLETELY WRONG ABOUT HOW OUR BRAINS FORM MEMORIES
A mouse study has brought into question researchers' previous beliefs about how memories are formed, stored, and retrieved.
A SCIENTIST IS 3D PRINTING BLOOD VESSELS FOR SICK CHILDREN
Scientists are developing flexible materials to 3D print blood vessels for treating vascular defects in children. The team has been awarded a grant totaling $211,000 from the NIH for their cause.
500,000 PIECES OF SPACE JUNK ARE ORBITING THE EARTH. HERE'S HOW WE CAN GET RID OF THEM.
There are hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth. This debris poses a significant threat to the International Space Station itself, as well as any astronauts completing missions outside of the station.
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS WEIGH?
This Because Science video explores quantifying consciousness in honor of the Ghost in the Shell movie. If we could develop the technology to download consciousness, could we weigh consciousness and analyze it?
EMINENT ASTROPHYSICIST ISSUES A DIRE WARNING ON AI AND ALIEN LIFE
Astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees believes that AI could surpass humans within a few hundred years, ushering in eons of domination by electronic intelligent life—the same kind of intelligent life he thinks may already exist elsewhere in the universe.
THESE SPECIES CAN RECODE THEIR OWN GENETICS
More than any other species on earth, octopuses are particularly smart—they can solve puzzles, use tools, and communicate using color. Now scientists are saying they're also capable of editing their RNA.
AMAZON'S CEO WILL SELL $1 BILLION IN STOCK ANNUALLY TO FUND HIS SPACE TRAVEL COMPANY
Jeff Bezos revealed that he is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock each year to finance Blue Origin space projects. In doing so, Bezos is banking on a fresh wave of innovation from entrepreneurs who will be attracted by the decreasing costs of space travel.