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Portabello mushrooms could power your future phone

… In a paper published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports on Tuesday, researchers from the university’s Bourns College of Engineering describe how they created a new type of high-carbon … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snowden: Aliens using encryption may keep us from detecting signals

During a recent podcast interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden made an off-the-cuff remark about aliens and encryption and why the latter might hinder … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Link found between gum disease and heart disease

Periodontitis is a risk factor for heart disease. Now a team of researchers has shown that a periodontal pathogen causes changes in gene expression that boost inflammation and atherosclerosis in … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dunes on Pluto?

Finally, two months after the New Horizons spacecraft flew by the dwarf planet at close range, new higher resolution images have arrived. It has taken that long for NASA to … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

I will not watch your advertisement

If I’m interested in a news story and I click to view a video that is supposed to be that story, but instead get a brief advertisement video, guess what? … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

First Human Head Transplant in 2017?

 Money is pouring in to pay for the world’s first head transplant, says the man who is ready to make history by becoming a human guinea pig. Valery Spiridonov has … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jeb Bush: Pro Torture Candidate

  Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush refuses to rule out the US resuming the use of torture if he were to become president. Bush, who addressed the issue during a campaign … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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