Fred H. Bartlit Jr., a prominent trial lawyer hired to lead the panel’s inquiry, disputed the findings of other investigators, including plaintiffs’ lawyers and members of Congress.
It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists now believe they can transform human skin cells into blood cells. That means getting a blood transfusion as part of surgery or to treat cancer could be as simple as borrowing a patch of s…
Scientists at the world’s largest atom smasher said Monday they have succeeded in recreating conditions shortly after the big bang by switching the particles they use for collisions from protons to much heavier lead ions.
LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Scientists using tarantulas to unpick human fear have found that the brain responds differently to threats based on proximity, direction and how scary people expect something to be.
By Kim McDonald, UC San DiegoChemists at UC San Diego have uncovered a new chemical reaction on tiny particulates in the atmosphere that could allow scientists to gain a glimpse from ancient rocks of what the atmospheres of the Earth…
The early findings of the president’s independent commission into what caused BP’s Gulf oil spill will support many of the conclusions the oil company made in its own internal investigation.
If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The Reverend Dr David Wilkinson believes God wants us to do experiments so we can further enjoy the wonder of Nature. We can do that perfectly well without God.Toward the end of the 19th century, God-fearing scientists needed to look [...]
Field trip to find new plant and insect species in the Chaco will endanger remote Indian tribes, anthropologists and indigenous leaders warn• ‘An extremely severe risk’ – letter to the museum• Chaco deforestation puts Paraguayan land under threatAnthropologists and indigenous leaders have warned that a Natural History Museum expedition to Paraguay could lead to “genocide” [...]
The delay of space shuttle Discovery’s launch to the end of the month should not impact the overall schedule for the final missions of NASA’s three-orbiter fleet, agency officials said.
The extraordinary case of Phineas Gage has been used and abused by neurologists and even the occasional creationist. Mo Costandi summarises what we know, and what we don’tThe photograph above, which was uncovered earlier this year, is one of only two known images of an otherwise unremarkable man named Phineas Gage who attained near-legendary status [...]
On Monday, China is reported to have released photos that its lunar probe took of the spot the nation picked out for its first landing on the moon. The National Space Administration said in a statement that the photos of the moon’s surface w…
Scientists say they have for the first time tracked how certain nontoxic elements of oil from the BP spill quickly became dinner for plankton, entering the food web in the Gulf of Mexico.
The breakthrough means perfectly matched blood could be made to order for patients who have lost the ability to make their own as a result of leukaemia or chemotherapyScientists have turned clumps of human skin into blood cells in a feat that could revolutionise cancer therapy and the treatment of blood disorders such as anaemia. [...]
Scientists find link between mild painkiller use in pregnancy and raised risk of having a son with cryptorchidismThe use of mild painkillers, such as paracetamol, in pregnancy – previously considered harmless to the baby in the womb – could be a major factor in the rise of male reproductive disorders, according to a study.Scientists in [...]