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Physicists from the University of Copenhagen and doctors from Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, have joined forces to test whether malignant tumours can be removed by using nanoparticles and laser light instead of unpleasant chemotherapy treatment.
Deaths from cancer will be “eliminated” for all age groups except the over-80s by 2050, if recent gains in prevention and treatment carry on apace, experts have said.
Related: Cancer is the 'best death' – so don't waste billions trying to cure it, says leading doctor
If you had but one New Year's resolution to keep, maybe it should be to get up and move a little more.
Related: A Bit of Walking Takes Strain Out of Running a Marathon
Previously unthinkable longevity milestone looms with average child born within next generation expected to live more than a century.
Alt: Now that's a gran old age! Average life expectancy for girls born in 2057 will be ONE HUNDRED
A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene which destroys unhealthy cells. The results could also open new possibilities in human anti aging research.
According to a team of scientists co-led by Prof Maria Zuber of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Prof Jay Melosh of Purdue University, meteorites are byproducts of planet formation rather than planetary building blocks.
Alt: Asteroids May Not Be Planet Building Blocks After All
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth. The outermost planet orbits in the 'Goldilocks' zone -- where surface temperatures could be moderate enough for liquid water and perhaps life to exist.
Related: Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought
The missing Mars robot Beagle2 has been found on the surface of the Red Planet, apparently intact.
Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build on. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power plants.
Nuclear power has long been a contentious topic. It generates huge amounts of electricity with zero carbon emissions, and thus is held up as a solution to global energy woes. But it also entails several risks, including weapons development, meltdown, and the hazards of disposing of its waste products.
A team of researchers affiliated with several academic/research facilities in Japan has found that dried salmon semen can be used to extract rare earth elements (REEs) from liquid ore waste. In their paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, the team describes how they came up with the idea, the process they used, and the prospects of using their technique in commercial applications.
If the holy grail of medieval alchemists was turning lead into gold, how much more magical would it be to draw gold from, well, poop? It turns out that a ton of sludge, the goo left behind when treating sewage, could contain several hundred dollars’ worth of metals—potentially enough to generate millions of dollars worth of gold, silver, and other minerals each year for a city of a million people.
Scientists have drilled into one of the most isolated depths in all of the world’s oceans: a hidden shore of Antarctica that sits under 740 meters of ice, hundreds of kilometers in from the sea edge of a major Antarctic ice shelf. Humans have never glimpsed this place; reaching it required seven years of planning and 450 tonnes of fuel and gear. But understanding what is happening down there, so far from human view, will be crucial for predicting the future fate of Antarctica’s ice sheets amid rising temperatures.
Related: 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show
An international team led by the University of Washington has discovered a way to determine the tree cover and density of trees, shrubs and bushes in locations over time based on clues in the cells of plant fossils preserved in rocks and soil. Tree density directly affects precipitation, erosion, animal behavior and a host of other factors in the natural world. Quantifying vegetation structure throughout time could shed light on how the Earth’s ecosystems changed over millions of years.
Around 7,000 years ago the Earth was enjoying a warm climate. Now glaciers and patches of perennial ice in the high mountains of Southern Norway have started to melt again, revealing ancient layers.
Though its name bears resemblance to Upper Egypt’s ancient ceremonial temple, the commune known as Carnac, located in southern Brittany, France, is associated with the mysteries of the ancients for more than just its name. For here, a neolithic mystery also exists, involving ancient standing stones numbering in excess of 3,000.
There’s a lot archaeologists still don’t know about the American Indian culture in our region; For one, East St. Louis was a bustling city chock full of immigrants. Around 1000 A.D., it was bigger than nearby Cahokia Mounds site and it thrived for about 150 years.
Related: Peru's 'second Machu Picchu' is opening up
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