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near-infrared LED
2014-11-11 12:58:56

Swiss researchers have done something that even Luke Skywalker couldn't do: activate genes using human thought.

Solar Flip Soon
2013-08-06 13:41:02

Solar experts are anticipating a major event to happen within the next three or four months - the sun is going to flip.

Volunteer Mars Colonist Gather In DC
2013-08-06 12:25:45

Forty of the volunteers chosen to take a one-way trip to the Red Planet gathered in Washington, DC yesterday to hear Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp explain his plans to build a permanent base on Mars by 2023.

gum tissue stem cells heal inflammation
2013-08-06 09:38:00

A new study has revealed stem cells found in mouth tissue can heal and relieve various inflammatory disease, as well as become other types of cells.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.