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New gene therapy can restore vision

Patients in the study had a condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), which begins in infancy.

11 Nov 2017 3:18 PM

Ageing reversed in old human cells: study

The chemicals caused splicing factors, which are progressively switched off as we age to be switched back on.

08 Nov 2017 1:51 PM

Babies can perform probability calculations: study

To make sure that the babies were not just more attracted by the colour yellow in some trials, the researchers also used green, red balls.

05 Nov 2017 6:22 PM

Greenland's ice at more risk than thought: Study

The new maps reveal that two to four times more oceanfront glaciers extend deeper than 200 metres below sea level than earlier maps showed.

04 Nov 2017 5:22 PM

Ice giant Planet Nine a reality: NASA

Konstantin Batygin says there are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine.

16 Oct 2017 4:43 PM


Grey matter: The brain’s exhaustive memory bank

Studies by scientists have shown in many ways that forced activation of ‘memory engram cells’ can result in recall of the memory.

12 Oct 2017 6:46 AM

US scientists engineer corn to boost protein

US scientists have found a way to genetically engineer corn to produce an amino acid contained in meat.

10 Oct 2017 9:32 AM

Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer.

09 Oct 2017 11:59 AM

IIT Roorkee scientists identify drug to fight Chikungunya

Currently, there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs available to cure Chikungunya, and the treatment is focussed on relieving symptoms.

07 Oct 2017 10:07 AM

Chemical found around star deals blow to search for aliens

Such chemistry is an important step toward the origins of life.

03 Oct 2017 5:08 PM


Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona

It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life.

25 Sep 2017 8:53 AM

New tool can measure people's wisdom

Wisdom is a specific entity with different components.

24 Sep 2017 1:59 PM

Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission

The test mission is crucial if we are to develop the capacity to protect our planet from incoming projectiles.

22 Sep 2017 8:30 AM

Astrophysicists create music from Saturn’s moons, rings

Cassini has been collecting data while orbiting Saturn since its arrival in 2004 and is now in the throes of a final death spiral.

31 Aug 2017 4:11 PM

First eclipse in nearly a century to sweep North America

Experts warn that looking directly at the eclipse can burn the retina, possibly causing lasting blind spots.

18 Aug 2017 8:06 AM


Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

The expanse adjoins original search zone far southwest Australia identified via satellite analysis of the final hours of the flight

16 Aug 2017 1:01 PM

Posthuman age offers wonders and terrors alike

There are more mundane applications as well, of course, and identification chips are already in use.

08 Aug 2017 6:22 AM

US in rare bull's-eye for total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

Satellites and ground telescopes will also aim at the sun and at the moon's shadow cutting a swath some 97 to 113 kms across the land.

07 Aug 2017 8:33 AM

NASA builds first prototype for deep space habitat

The prototype will integrate evolving technologies to keep astronauts safe while onboard.

27 Jul 2017 3:46 PM

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon.

27 Jul 2017 8:31 AM