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For decades, scientists have sought to understand how the present-day starfish came to be. Newly analyzed fossils should help, as they represent a transitional step between the starfish and the family tree it branched off of.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: University of Cambridge, Fossils, Evolution
For decades, people without access to kitchens (such as college students) have cooked meals on portable electric hotplates. The Bonbowl gives that concept a modern makeover, by incorporating faster, more efficient induction heating technology.Continue ReadingCategory: Around The Home, LifestyleTags: Induction, Cooking, Kitchen
Potential buyers for the Porsche Taycan electric sports car may have balked at its US$103,800 starting price, but need no longer worry. The automaker has introduced a new Taycan entry-level model priced just below $80,000, to appease those with tighter wallets.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Sports Cars
Pin-Up Houses, the Czech firm behind the rather colorful DIY US$10,000 tiny house, recently completed a new model that's based on a shipping container and cost $21,000 to build. Named Gaia, it offers full off-the-grid functionality with solar panels, a wind turbine, and rainwater collection system.Continue ReadingCategory: Tiny Houses, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Tiny Footprint, shi
Italian bike maker Bianchi – if not the oldest bicycle company, then certainly one of the oldest – has announced the e-Omnia family of ebikes, which include five models spanning three different riding categories.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: City, Last-mile transport, ebikes, Mountain Bikes, Touring
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its answer to the Tesla's Model Y. The EQA is a compact, "entry level" electric crossover based on the popular A class, and the base model launches with a 300-mile (486 km) NEDC range and 140 kW (188 horsepower) of two-wheel electric drive.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, A-Class, Crossover, SUV
Of the many weapons science has come to offer in the fight against cancer, ones that are showing plenty of potential are gold nanoparticles. We have seen how these could be grown inside tumors to tackle the problem from the inside, deliver drugs that do the job for them, or even explode to take out cancerous cells, but they aren’t without their problems. Scientists in Japan have found a solution
A novel Australian trial is set to investigate the popular yet still deeply unproven practice of microdosing psychedelics. The research promises to be the first exploration of naturalistic psilocybin microdosing in a lab-setting using a cutting-edge neuroimaging technique and a unique kind of trial protocol.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Psychedelic Medicine, Brain, Neuroscience, Macquari
Like weeds that grow back if you don’t remove the roots, cancer can keep returning thanks to lurking stem cells. Now, researchers have developed a “designer” DNA segment that can eradicate these cancer stem cells, with tests in mice showing promising early results in preventing the return of cancer.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Blood, Plasma, UCSD, UC San Diego, DNA
Satellites have offered scientists a powerful new tool when it comes to tracking endangered wildlife, with the movements of tagged animals able to be monitored with great precision. A new technology promises to expand the possibilities even further, with scientists demonstrating a new computer algorithm that can be used to track untagged animals in complex landscapes via satellite imagery for the

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