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To grow human organs in pigs. What can go wrong?

For the ancient Greeks, a Chimera was an ominous creature — partly lion, partly goat and partly a snake. The first Chimera, which Juan Carlos Belmonte Izpisua created in 1992 was significantly less terrible: it consisted of embryo...

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2019-04-15

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Why the Universe has more matter than antimatter?

Why do we exist? This is perhaps the most profound question that may seem beyond elementary particle physics. But our new at the Large hadron Collider at CERN has brought us closer to the answer. To understand why we exist, you fi...

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2019-03-22

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Chinese police began to train a cloned dog

In 2018, the Chinese company Sinogene Biotechnology cloned 7-year-old dog Huachana, who years earlier received awards from the Ministry of public security of the PRC for his contribution in solving murders. It is expected that its...

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2019-03-20

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Remember, the scientists turned the clock back? So, it was not

If you believe everything you read on the Internet (including us), quantum physicists are to be congratulated. Sounds cool: scientists (and even Russian) . Direct Back to the future. It all started with an article in Scientific Re...

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2019-03-17

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Spider silk is suggested to be used as a muscle robots

Spider silk, already known as one of the most durable materials with their weight, has another unusual property which can lead to the emergence of new types of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, the researchers found. Elasti...

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2019-03-02

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SpaceX first launched a manned spacecraft Crew Dragon to ISS

here's what was waiting for many years and that was postponed in the course of repeated transfers: the launch from SpaceX. Just from launch pad LC-39A space center. Kennedy in Florida (and from there flew Apollo and space Shuttle)...

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2019-03-02

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Freaky DNA from the eight letters could belong to aliens

Traditional consists of four base pairs A, C, G and T. But the recently established genetic system Packed eight — twice as many as usually found in self-replicating molecules. The new system is called "Hetemaj", and what is most i...

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2019-02-24

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13-year-old Jackson Oswalt became the youngest person to build a fusion reactor

In the world of science there is a new contender for the title of young nuclear physicist, has attained a thermonuclear fusion reaction. It is a 13-year-old boy named Jackson Oswalt, living in Tennessee (). While his peers, which ...

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2019-02-23

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Physics of extraterrestrial life: aliens should be similar to earthlings

By the end of this century, says astrophysicist Martin Rees, we need to answer the question, we live in a multiverse or not, and how different the laws of physics in its constituent universes. The answer to this question, accordin...

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2019-02-23

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The Universe has almost no antimatter. Why?

When we look at the Universe, all its planets and stars, galaxies and clusters, gas, dust, plasma, we see everywhere the same signature. We see a line of atomic absorption and emission, we see that matter interacts with other form...

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2019-02-20

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NASA has made stem cells "invisible" to the immune system

Scientists from the University of California at San Francisco used a system of gene editing CRISPR-Cas9 to create the first pluripotent stem cells, which are functionally "invisible" to the immune system. This event is biological ...

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2019-02-18

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Is it possible to learn in your sleep? It is possible

From chronic insomnia help audio books, podcasts, and sleeping pills. If you load books on all night, they will gradually penetrate into dreams. And the funny thing is, sometimes you can even remember what he heard in the morning....

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2019-02-16

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What "super powers" possess people?

before we discuss why people like themselves believe in them. Superheroes in our days everywhere: television shows, movies, games. There are even toy versions of the superheroes — who have not played with these "people-spiders" ma...

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2019-02-14

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Earth unique is life on other planets quickly died

"Riddle of why we haven't found any signs of aliens, maybe not so much connected with the probability of emergence of life or intelligence, but with the extremely rapid emergence of the biological regulation of feedback loops on a...

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2019-02-11

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Programmer-biohacking, grown rich on bitcoin, plans to create designer babies

Keyboard Brian Bishop in Austin, Texas, were literally steaming. Recognized nationwide high-speed typewriting, he was preparing a polite request, well-known futurist from the UK. Wanted to get advice about their "startup designer ...

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2019-02-08

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We need more powerful nuclear engines to explore space. The production of plutonium-238 is growing

last year, "Voyager 2" finally broke through to interstellar space, having more than 18 billion kilometers. This epic mission was possible thanks to nuclear energy technology which spacecraft worked for decades. The spacecraft, si...

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2019-02-07

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Artificial intelligence will determine your age on intestinal microflora

Many bacteria and other tiny organisms that live in your gut, which is often referred to as the microbiome or microflora, to not just help you digest food and fight diseases. As described in detail in a new study, they also provid...

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2019-02-07

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How did the periodic table of elements periodic

every field of science is your favorite anniversary. Physicists it's "Principles" Newton's book of 1687, which introduced the laws of motion and gravity. Biologists celebrate Darwin's "Origin of species" (1859) and his birthday (1...

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2019-01-31

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Underground microbes has almost reached immortality

last month, the Deep Carbon Observatory announced the astounding fact: the mass of microbes living beneath the Earth's surface, is from 15 to 23 billion tons of carbon, about 245-385 times the mass of carbon of all people. It is a...

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2019-01-28

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The dream of physicists: what colliders would be much cooler than the Large hadron?

If the physics of elementary particles get their way, new accelerators will be able one day to thoroughly explore the curious sub-atomic particle in physics — the Higgs boson. Six years after the discovery of this particle at the ...

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2019-01-23

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