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Extraordinary resilience of deadly bacterium explained

Researchers have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting when it is suddenly exposed to water. The study helps explain how this bacterium --.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyApr 19th, 2017

4G explained: A guide to LTE, WiMax, HSPA+, and more

We've updated our guide to 4G with more information on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Read on to learn what 4G is and the three technologies U.S. wireless carriers are using to take mobile data speeds to the next level: WiMax, LTE, and HSPA+. O.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Punching holes in nomx, the world’s “most secure” communications protocol

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, and nomx implodes under scrutiny. Enlarge / Artist's impression of a nomx product under the scrutiny of security researchers. (credit: Aurich/ThinkStock/Nomx) This article was originally publis.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly disease

Climate change makes a new chronic kidney disease worse, "and it will grow and grow.” Enlarge (credit: Brett Gundlock) A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse. For Mosaic,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

The Rihanna/Lupita Heist Movie Is the Internet"s Only Good Movie Idea

Aimlessly browsing the internet is sort of like taking a pediegg to your callouses without soaking them first. Stuff definitely happens, but it sure as hell ain’t pleasant. Every once in a while, however, something extraordinary rises above the web.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

The Rihanna/Lupito Heist Movie Is the Internet"s Only Good Movie Idea

Aimlessly browsing the internet is sort of like taking a pediegg to your callouses without soaking them first. Stuff definitely happens, but it sure as hell ain’t pleasant. Every once in a while, however, something extraordinary rises above the web.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Guardians 2"s Ego the Living Planet Explained

As Guardians of the Galaxy 2 approaches, we break down the origin and background of Kurt Russell's Ego the Living Planet......»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Nerve Gas Attack: New Treatment Cleared, But More Drugs Are Needed

After a deadly nerve agent attack in Syria earlier this month, the U.S. government has approved a new type of injector for a drug that treats these lethal chemicals......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

80-year-old "viable" anthrax strain debunked using advanced genomic sequencing

A strain of anthrax-causing bacterium thought to have been viable 80 years after a thwarted World War I espionage attack, was, in reality, a much younger standard laboratory strain, a team of international researchers has found. The team speculates t.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Using 3-D weapons of science to fight infectious diseases

Researchers have achieved a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Genes associated with resilience against brain pathology identified

Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of pathologies that accumulated in their brains......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Google updates search to further combat fake, offensive content

Google has already done plenty to combat fake news but as the world’s preeminent search engine, its work is never really done. As Ben Gomes, VP of Engineering, explained in a blog post on Tuesday, more structural changes are needed in search to.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Striking portrait series celebrates the resilience of black Muslim Americans

Bobby Rogers was tired of feeling erased. As a black Muslim American, the photographer and visual artist was often overlooked in conversations around blackness as well as Muslim identity, with many people not realizing how deeply the two identities i.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 25th, 2017

Understanding malaria with mathematics

Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures, report scientists......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

Watch: Scorpion"s Wicked Strike Captured in Slow Motion | Video

A new study on the speed of a scorpion's sting found the deadly deathstalker's strike to be the fastest, at nearly 3 mph (5 km/h)......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

This Week in Making: Star Wars Droids, Comic Con, and Deadly Paper Cuts

This Week in Making looks a Star Wars droid puppet, a makerspace in South Africa, Silicon Valley Comic Con, and murderous paper. Read more on MAKE The post This Week in Making: Star Wars Droids, Comic Con, and Deadly Paper Cuts appeared first on.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2017

A returning WWII veteran captured an extraordinary photographic record of postwar NYC

1946LaSalle Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Harlem.Image: Museum of the City of New York/Todd Webb ArchiveIn 1945, 40-year-old Todd Webb was discharged from the Navy and moved to New York CityWebb had cycled through a litany of professions before his se.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2017

Periodic model predicts spread of Lyme disease

Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ticks are responsible for the majority of North Amer.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 21st, 2017

Chlamydia vaccine for koalas slows spread of deadly disease

First results from trials of single-jab vaccine offer hope that the sexually transmitted disease devastating Australia’s koala population can be halted.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsApr 21st, 2017

New Gotham Clip Shows Edward Nygma on a Rampage

In this exclusive scene from Monday's new Gotham episode, Edward's riddles turn deadly. When we last saw Gotham's Edward Nygma and Oswald Cobblepot, things weren't going all that great. Things were so bad, in fact, that Edward shot Oswald and d.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsApr 21st, 2017

Marvel"s Cloak and Dagger Explained

The first trailer for the upcoming Marvel show is out, so let's look back at these teen runaway superheroes and their comic-book history......»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsApr 20th, 2017