Scientists steer nanomotors inside living human cells

nanomotorsScientists at Penn State University have successfully controlled tiny nanomotors inside living human cells. Consisting of tiny, rocket-shaped bits of metal, the nanomotors were propelled by ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Researcher Tom Mallouk wasn’t afraid to talk up … Read the rest

Enter the molecular age

bonelikeMaterials shape human progress – think Stone Age or Bronze Age. The 21st century has been referred to as the molecular age, a time when scientists are beginning to manipulate materials at the atomic level to create new substances with … Read the rest

Study claims American ‘racism’ harmful to health

afamAccelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives.

A study published in the American Journal … Read the rest

Geek oil or peak oil?

geekoilA new scientific discovery that takes algae and turns it into crude oil in minutes rather than millions of years could be the end of constant worries over “peak oil.”

Engineers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory … Read the rest

Multivitamins have no health benefits

multivitDo daily multivitamins make you healthier?

After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of “no.”

“We believe that the case is closed — supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) … Read the rest

France names suspect in Paris newspaper shooting

Abdelhakim Dekhar
Abdelhakim Dekhar

by Nicolas Gaudichet, Pauline Talagrand

France said Thursday the suspect arrested over this week’s shootings in Paris is a man previously jailed for his role in a “Bonnie-and-Clyde” style multiple murder that gripped the country 20 years ago.… Read the rest

A storm is brewing: Sun’s magnetic field about to flip

sunmagnetThe sun’s magnetic field is expected to flip in the next three to four months and it could lead to changes in our climate, storms and disruption to satellites.

This solar event only happens once every 11 years and signals … Read the rest

Scientists discover brain’s misery molecule

 brain2Scientists have found the brain’s ‘misery molecule’ believed to be responsible for all of our feelings of stress and anxiety.

Researchers believe that the protein – named CRF1 – could also be linked to depression.

A team from Heptares Therapeutics, … Read the rest

Native Africans ‘interbred with another species 35 000 years ago’: scientists

Pigmy villagers in Uganda near Lake Bunyonyi
Pigmy villagers in Uganda near Lake Bunyonyi

According to a news report of the scientific journal Nature, “our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus, according to a study published… in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Read the rest