SPIDER-MAN-STYLE ROBOTIC GRASPERS DEFY GRAVITY

Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage,...

INGESTIBLE MEDICAL DEVICES CAN BE BROKEN DOWN WITH LIGHT

Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body...

 
 
 

LOW DOSES OF RADIATION USED IN MEDICAL IMAGING LEAD TO MUTATIONS IN CELL CULTURES

Common medical imaging procedures use low doses of radiation that are believed to be safe. A new study, however, finds that in human...

SCIENTISTS MEASURE THE EVOLVING ENERGY OF A SOLAR FLARE'S EXPLOSIVE FIRST MINUTES

In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of...

 
 
 

CHEMISTS ALLOW BORON ATOMS TO MIGRATE

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural...

HUMAN FETAL LUNGS HARBOR A MICROBIOME SIGNATURE

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb - as young as 11 weeks after conception - already show a bacterial microbiome signature,...

 
 
 

ACTIVATION OF A DISTINCT GENETIC PATHWAY CAN SLOW THE PROGRESS OF METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has...

IT TAKES MORE THAN TWO TO TANGO: MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES INFLUENCE ANIMAL SEX AND REPRODUCTION

It is an awkward idea, but a couple's ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males...

 
 
 

MOLECULES MOVE FASTER OVER ROUGH TERRAIN

Contrary to what one might think, molecules can move faster in the proximity of rougher surfaces.

REAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CANNABIS EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has...

 
 
 

RETHINKING INTERACTIONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist,...

CHARGE MODEL FOR CALCULATING THE PHOTOEXCITED STATES OF ONE-DIMENSIONAL MOTT INSULATORS

Researchers have developed a charge model to describe photoexcited states of one-dimensional Mott insulators. They have also succeeded...

 
 
 

FOCUS ON OPIOIDS AND CANNABIS IN CHRONIC PAIN MEDIA COVERAGE

New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice...

SELF-ASSEMBLED ARTIFICIAL MICROTUBULES DEVELOPED

Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex...

 
 
 

MICROPLASTICS AFFECT SAND CRABS' MORTALITY AND REPRODUCTION

Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when...

INTERNET USE REDUCES STUDY SKILLS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Research has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more...

 
 
 

HUMAN ANCESTORS MAY HAVE EATEN HARD PLANT TISSUES WITHOUT DAMAGING TEETH

Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors' diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental...

HORMONE RESISTANCE IN BREAST CANCER LINKED TO DNA 'REWIRING'

Researchers have revealed changes to the 3D arrangement of DNA linked to treatment resistance in ER+ breast cancer.

 
 
 

MAKING SENSE OF THE SELF

Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains...

MS DRUG COSTS NEARLY TRIPLE OVER 7 YEARS, EVEN WITH INTRODUCTION OF GENERIC

The cost of prescriptions for multiple sclerosis drugs nearly tripled over seven years, and the introduction of a generic version of...

 
 
 



A 14-year-old girl kidnapped by three men used Snapchat to alert her...

A 14-year-old girl kidnapped by three men used Snapchat to alert her friends, police say

Her friends determined her location through the app and called 911. Read more ...

Victim burned after trying to help coworkers during massive Westmoreland...

Victim burned after trying to help coworkers during massive Westmoreland County fire, says mom

Shawn Wilson's mother told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 that he received burns to his face, arms and hands Read more ...

Teacher suing Delta for jet fuel dump says she worries about the health of...

Teacher suing Delta for jet fuel dump says she worries about the health of her students

After a jet dropped fuel over a school playground, resulting in 60 people being treated, four teachers are suing the airline, alleging negligence. Read more ...

The search is on for rare species survivors amid Australia flames

The search is on for rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Much of Australia is still ablaze in an unprecedented wildfire season that has already charred an area the size of Kentucky. Read more ...

UFC 246 payday figures reveal HUGE GAP between Conor McGregor and rival...

UFC 246 payday figures reveal HUGE GAP between Conor McGregor and rival Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone

Conor McGregor has boasted that he will make as much as $80 million from his UFC 246 main event with Donald Cerrone on Saturday night, though much of that will come in the form... Read more ...

Turkish contractors injured in car bomb attack in town near Somali capital...

Turkish contractors injured in car bomb attack in town near Somali capital - reports

A car bomb attack targeting a group of Turkish contractors has left nearly a dozen people injured in the town of Afgoye, 30 kilometers outside the Somali capital Mogadishu. "A... Read more ...

Black boxes of Boeing 737-800 downed in Tehran to be sent to Ukraine - chief...

Black boxes of Boeing 737-800 downed in Tehran to be sent to Ukraine - chief Iranian investigator

The flight recorders of the Ukrainian International Airlines jet, which was accidentally shot down by Iran's air defenses, will be sent to Kiev, the head of the Iranian... Read more ...

Supreme Court to decide if Electoral College voters are required to support...

Supreme Court to decide if Electoral College voters are required to support states' winner

The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could decide the fate of future presidential elections. Read more ...

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect: Snow, Wintry Mix and Rain

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect: Snow, Wintry Mix and Rain

Snow, Wintry Mix and Rain: Messy Saturday Read more ...

'We shouldn't speak about players from other clubs': Jose Mourinho stokes...

'We shouldn't speak about players from other clubs': Jose Mourinho stokes Antonio Conte feud as Inter pursue Spurs star Eriksen

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has reignited an old feud with Italian manager Antonio Conte as he accuses the Inter Milan coach of publicly pursuing a transfer for his wantaway... Read more ...