CERN’s Large Hadron Collider on standby after weasel gnaws on power cable

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider on standby after weasel gnaws on power cable

The world’s largest particle collider at CERN near Geneva was still on temporary standby mode Saturday, a day after a weasel gnawed on a cable and caused a power outage. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, plans to repair the $4.4 billion collider soon, The Associated Press reported. Techworm.net said, however, that the Large […]

Curiosity Mars Rover crosses rugged plateau

Curiosity Mars Rover crosses rugged plateau

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the mission’s 44 months on Mars. The rover climbed onto the “Naukluft Plateau” of lower Mount Sharp in early March after spending several weeks investigating sand dunes. The plateau’s sandstone bedrock has been carved by eons […]

Got a weak heart? Eat like a Mediterranean

Got a weak heart? Eat like a Mediterranean

The Mediterranean diet includes lots of fish, plenty of fruits and vegetables, portions of whole grains, and very little meat. This classic diet does not exclude a dinnertime glass of wine, however, sugary drinks, fried food, and sweets are not on the menu. Scientists believe this style of eating offers some protection against mental aging, […]

New genome editing technique can target single letters of DNA sequence

New genome editing technique can target single letters of DNA sequence

Building off the powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, researchers have created a new tool that can target and change a single letter in a sequence of DNA. The new technique, known as base editing, can be programmed to turn the DNA base cytosine (known in the DNA alphabet as C) into the base uracil, […]

Is creativity born or bred?

Is creativity born or bred?

Not only is creativity an individual ability, it’s also influenced by cultural and biological factors. In modern culture, the word creativity has been synonymous with an elite group of professionals, from dancers to musicians. These individuals are touted for their “natural-born” talent, but is this form of creativity born or bred? In Brain Craft’s latest […]

Once-a-day epilepsy drug may stop seizures for good

Once-a-day epilepsy drug may stop seizures for good

Weakened nerve endings, sudden changes in breathing, and the feeling as if you’re going through an out-of-body experience encapsulate the struggles of living with seizures. Patients may find it difficult to control these random attacks, especially if medicines need to taken more than once a day. Now, a study to be presented at the American […]

UPDATE: Kepler recovered after going silent 75 million miles from Earth

UPDATE: Kepler recovered after going silent 75 million miles from Earth

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register It’s amazing that NASA can communicate with a spacecraft 75 million miles away, and I can’t even get a cell signal in certain parts of Texas sometimes. UPDATE: Monday, April 11, 2016 Mission operations engineers have successfully recovered the Kepler spacecraft from Emergency Mode, according to a new statement from Kepler […]

Asteroid-hunting spacecraft delivers a second year of data

Asteroid-hunting spacecraft delivers a second year of data

NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its second year of survey data. The spacecraft has now characterized a total of 439 NEOs since the mission was re-started in December 2013. Of these, 72 were new discoveries. Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction […]

Heart patients’ condition improves with Vitamin D supplements

Heart patients’ condition improves with Vitamin D supplements

Vitamin D is commonly called the “sunshine vitamin” because our skin naturally makes it when it’s exposed to the ultraviolet B rays found in sunlight. Yet, even during the summer months, heart failure patients are often deficient in this vitamin. Seeking to resolve this issue, a new five-year study investigated the potential benefits heart patients […]

Why a vegetarian diet may be bad for you

Why a vegetarian diet may be bad for you

From ACSH Will the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) be calling vegetarian diets carcinogens soon? A new study finds that a vegetarian diet likely led to a mutation that may make people more likely to get heart disease and colon cancer. Well, it’s more complex than that. Using reference data from the 1000 Genomes Project, the team discovered that a […]

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