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Newly Discovered Molecule Fights Off Over 300 Kinds of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic resistance is a major problem that scientists and health organizations are looking to overcome. Soon, help may arrive following the discovery of a new molecule that can effectively control bacteria that have become drug resistant. The molecule is called fabimycin, and further down the line it could be used to fight off some of […]

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Many Cat Lovers Are Giving Their Cats Unwanted Affection, Study Suggests

A new study reveals that people who consider themselves knowledgeable and experienced cat parents may in fact be giving their felines too much affection – or at least not putting it across in the best way. Previous research has helped to establish how cats should be handled to put them at ease, or at least […]

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Gut Bacteria Could Be Evolving Inside Us to Escape The Intestine

Gut bacteria may be able to evolve over time to live outside of the intestine, a new study finds – and that might make them more dangerous, possibly bringing chronic inflammation and related health risks to other organs in the body. There’s plenty of research explaining the positive and negative effects that gut microbes can […]

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The Seeds of Antibiotic Resistance Have Been Discovered in Tuberculosis Bacteria

A huge analysis looking at thousands of strains of tuberculosis bacteria has found new genes linked to antibiotic resistance – discoveries that could play a crucial role in the future treatment and prevention of tuberculosis, and the fight against drug-resistant bugs. Right now, tuberculosis (TB) can be prevented with a vaccine, and in most cases […]

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This Artificial Synapse Can Run a Million Times Faster Than Ones in The Human Brain

While we’re not yet close to replicating the complexity and the intricacy of the human brain with anything artificial, scientists are making progress with certain dedicated devices – like a newly developed programmable resistor. Resistors can be used to make up analog neural networks in artificial intelligence systems, based on a structure designed to mimic […]

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Locusts Can Smell Cancer, And It Could Give Us a Brilliant New Way to Save Lives

Scientists have demonstrated that locusts are adept at differentiating healthy human cells from cancerous cells using their sense of smell – and that could open opportunities for detecting the disease earlier, improving the chances of recovery.   Even better, the insects can actually pick out individual cancer cell lines, suggesting that the type of cancer, […]

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Scientists Reveal The Full Danger of The World’s Largest Active Volcano

Active for at least the last 700,000 years, and dominating the landscape of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is the largest shield volcano on Earth (above water, at least) – and scientific data reveals more about what might be enough to set off future eruptions.   Looking at shifts in the ground tracked by GPS and satellite […]

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This Paper Battery Is as Powerful as a AA, And Is Activated by Water

A newly developed, water-activated disposable paper battery promises to make a big impact on single-use electronics – those temporary gadgets used in medical and industrial fields where electronic waste can quickly start piling up.   The battery that has been demonstrated by researchers is biodegradable, made from sustainable materials, and cheap to put together. What’s […]

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Strange Moon Pits Could Have Temperatures Comfortable Enough For Humans to Live In

The temperature on the Moon can vary from boiling to freezing depending on whether it’s night or day, but scientists think there might well be sheltered pits and caves where the temperature is quite reasonable – no matter what time it is.   In such spots, the temperature hovers around 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees […]

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Giant Study Identifies Exercise Sweet Spot For Lowering Risk of Death

An extensive study, involving records from more than 116,000 people over the course of 30 years, has found that moderate amounts of physical activity for between 300 and 600 minutes could be the sweet spot when it comes to reducing mortality risk.   And if you make those workouts a little more intense, you can […]