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Are Your Clothes Smart Enough?

As clothing becomes increasingly technological, Stanford engineers create a new textile that cools the body. The secret? Infrared radiation.

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Artist's impression of newly discovered planet, Proxima b. Image Credit: 
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Is There Anybody Out There?

September 10, 2016 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 89

Game changing discovery in the search for extra-terrestrial life – could Earth’s life-sustaining conditions also exist on nearby planet Proxima b?

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The Glaring Menace of Future Solar Eruptions

September 3, 2016 • Physical Sciences, Snippets • Views: 237

Richard Murchie explores how the sun’s erratic nature puts modern society at risk – could an eruption on the sun’s surface cause major electrical failure on Earth?

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A New Life Form is in Town!

August 27, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 380

Forget GMOs – it’s time for the GROs! Alisha Aman looks at genomically recoded organisms and the impact they could have on viruses and biochemicals.

Leishmania mexican parasite at its promastigote stage. Image Credit: Wellcome Trust Images

A New Cure for Neglected Parasitic Diseases?

August 20, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 542

Scientists screen over 3 million candidates to find one new compound capable of killing three species of disease-causing parasites.

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How Nanocatalysis Could Save the Sweet Tooth

August 13, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 573

I. Emilie Steinmark investigates whether nanoparticles could be the toothpaste 2.0

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The Curious Case of the Vanishing Disease

August 6, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 622

Claire Harris unearths a long extinct disease that still intrigues us several centuries on.

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Mapping the Monkey Mind

July 30, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 603

Nina Divorty finds her way around the brain using a map with a difference – the monkey brain blueprint that gives new insights into neurodevelopmental disorders.