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Why are there so many types of lizards?

Lizards have special superpowers. While birds can regrow feathers and mammals can regrow skin, lizards can regenerate entire structures such as their tails. Despite...

Mind-reading algorithm uses EEG data to reconstruct images based on what we perceive

A new technique developed by neuroscientists at the University of Toronto Scarborough can, for the first time, reconstruct images of what people perceive based...

Low-calorie Diet Enhances Intestinal Regeneration After Injury

Dramatic calorie restriction, diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total, have long been known to extend health span, the duration of...

Imaging Flexible DNA ‘Building Blocks’ in 3-D

Over the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction materials through a process called “DNA...

Study debunks claim that medical marijuana laws increase recreational pot use for US teens

Legalizing medical marijuana has not increased recreational use of the substance among U.S. adolescents, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University's Mailman...

Researchers invent tiny, light-powered wires to modulate brain’s electrical signals

The human brain largely remains a black box: How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement and disease remains poorly understood....

Carbon Monoxide Improves Effectiveness of Antibiotic Medication

Carbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics, making bacteria more sensitive to antibiotic medication, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Researchers...

Some black holes erase your past

In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future...

Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding star

Thanks to lucky snapshots taken by an amateur astronomer in Argentina, scientists have obtained their first view of the initial burst of light from...

Hacker-resistant power plant software shows real-world results

Ukraine has twice been the target of malicious cyber attacks on the country's power grid. These attacks, widely considered to be the first examples...