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Man Develops Severe Hepatitis After Binging on Energy Drinks For Three Weeks

Man Develops Severe Hepatitis After Binging on Energy Drinks For Three Weeks

A 50-year-old construction worker who consumed four to five energy drinks a day for three weeks was recently diagnosed with acute hepatitis, a condition characterized by liver inflammation. While not
That Story of a Polar Bear Petting a Dog Just Took a Dark Turn

That Story of a Polar Bear Petting a Dog Just Took a Dark Turn

Remember that heartwarming video from a few days ago showing a dog as it was being petted by a giant polar bear? In a twist that comes as a surprise to no one, a polar bear had to be immobilized last

A Mesmerizing Sequence of Biological Simulations by Maxime Causeret for Max Cooper’s ‘Order from Chaos’

Starting with a recording of raindrops hitting the skylight in his old apartment, this track titled Order from Chaos from London-based artist Max Cooper‘s newest album Emergence is the culmination of
Engineering rice to waste less fertilizer

Engineering rice to waste less fertilizer

Most of the phosphorus fertilizer goes to the seeds, ends up wasted.
Rare dinosaur egg embryo hints at 6-month incubation times

Rare dinosaur egg embryo hints at 6-month incubation times

The popular image of dinosaurs is that of giant lizards. After all, that’s where their name came from. Science, however, paints us a different and more complicated story. They were warm-blooded,
Humans have a new organ and it’s been there for ages

Humans have a new organ and it’s been there for ages

You’d think that, by now, scientists would have gotten every body part identified and classified. But as the eternal mystery of the appendix proves, there are still parts of our body we have failed to
Neuroscience tools used to understand the microprocessor; they fail

Neuroscience tools used to understand the microprocessor; they fail

The tools we use to study the brain are tested on a system we actually understand.
Many primates face impending extinction, and humans are to blame

Many primates face impending extinction, and humans are to blame

We’re learning today that things are looking grim for many species of nonhuman primates. A new report published in Science Advances says that more than half of primate species are facing extinction,
This “fish-scale” lizard sheds its scale to escape

This “fish-scale” lizard sheds its scale to escape

Lizards are quite famous for their ability to voluntarily cut off and sacrifice their tail in order to escape with their lives. But for some types of lizards, that isn’t the only thing they can shed.
Newly discovered rock formations could be fossils from earliest living organisms

Newly discovered rock formations could be fossils from earliest living organisms

Scientists studying ancient rock formations in Quebec have identified microscopic structures in the rock that they believe are the fossilized remains of microorganisms that lived on Earth between 3.7
Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

This new technique packs 100 times more data into DNA than previous methods. The post Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Judge: Gender Laws Are at Odds With Science

Judge: Gender Laws Are at Odds With Science

A person’s biological sex seems simple but is deceptively complex. It appears to be binary: An XX chromosomal pair is female, and an XY chromosomal pair is male. Doctors look at a newborn’s genitalia,
Spiders eat twice as much as humans annually

Spiders eat twice as much as humans annually

If the title didn’t give it away, this piece is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. Sure, we won’t be talking gory details, but spiders have the unfortunate reputation of being one of the most

A Remarkable Time Lapse Video of Cell Division in a Frog Egg

No, this isn’t digital. Filmed by documentary filmmaker Francis Chee, this amazing video captures the microscopic view of a frog egg as it begins to divide from two cells into millions over a period
Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

With an off-the-shelf robotics toy and some inexpensive parts, Stanford researchers have used the LEGO Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit for kids and STEM
The Hunt for Undiscovered Drugs at the Bottom of the Sea

The Hunt for Undiscovered Drugs at the Bottom of the Sea

In 2009, Kerry McPhail descended Jacques Cousteau-style towards the Axial Volcano, inside the cramped, 30-year-old little submarine DSV Alvin, with a pilot and another scientist. Three hundred miles
Ancient DNA showcases a war between our hominid ancestors and viruses

Ancient DNA showcases a war between our hominid ancestors and viruses

Recent advances in medical science have allowed humans to combat viruses like never before, but a new study from researchers at Rockefeller University shows how our primate ancestors may have waged
Scientists Find Molecular ‘Key’ to Killing Hearty Bacteria

Scientists Find Molecular ‘Key’ to Killing Hearty Bacteria

Even a small scrape or cut could lead to a life-threatening infection before antibiotics, but these compounds have been getting less effective as bacteria evolve to combat the threat. Now there may be
A Peek Inside the Transparent Frog

A Peek Inside the Transparent Frog

A new species leaves little to the imagination
Economia Festival. Consumerism, crabs, automation, and other insights by non-economists

Economia Festival. Consumerism, crabs, automation, and other insights by non-economists

The festival's rallying cry was that time had come to discuss the economy without inviting the economists to the table. The videos of the keynotes are online and i'd like to highlight 2 of them: Frank