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Tobacco plant may have key to fighting cancer

La Trobe University research has revealed a tobacco plant’s natural defence mechanisms could be harnessed to kill cancer cells in the human body. Scientists at...

Researchers Create Powerful Muscles From Fishing Line, Thread

Thermal-Powered Technology Could Be Used For Superhuman Exoskeletons, Realistic Robots, Adjustab An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that...

Researchers identify one of the earliest stars in the universe

The discovery suggests that the very first generation of stars may not have been as powerful as previously thought. As the Big Bang’s name suggests,...

Magnetic particles in cooling water could prevent hotspots in nuclear plants

Cooling systems generally rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat. Now, researchers at MIT and in Australia have found a way of...

Gene linked to common intellectual disability

University of Adelaide researchers have taken a step forward in unravelling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation...

Spider venom to target insect pests

University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have found a natural component of Australian tarantula venom that is more potent against certain insect pests than existing...

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