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Researchers Develop a Wolverine Inspired Self-Healing Material (Watch)

Researchers Create Wolverine-Inspired Self-Healing Material

In the X-Men comic books, Wolverine’s mutant power is an accelerated healing process, allowing him to regenerate damaged tissues within seconds. Now, a new material could see Wolverine’s self-healing talents replicated in real-life. Researchers including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a new self-healing substance that regenerates itself opening up the possibility of creating robots that repair ... Read More »

Ancient auroch close to being revived by researchers

Ancient auroch close to being revived by researchers

Researchers are near to bringing back from the dead mythical giant beasts that once stamped through Europe’s forests. Since its inception in 2009, the project, spearheaded by a team of European researchers, has successfully produced 300 calves whose genomes are a combination of present-day cattle DNA together with the genes from aurochs. This intermingling of genomes is the result of ... Read More »

Nova Scotia’s mysterious marine deaths, Researchers stumped

Nova Scotia's mysterious marine deaths, Researchers stumped

The carcasses of thousands of sea creatures have mysteriously washed up on the western coast of Nova Scotia. Normally, you’d expect a particular sickness to affect only one species of marine life, retired veterinary pathologist Ted Leighton told the CBC. Whatever this is, it seems almost indiscriminate. “What we know is that around one spot a large number of species ... Read More »

NASA might build an ‘ice home’ on Mars

NASA might build an ice home on Mars

As NASA prepares to one day send astronauts to Mars, such missions come with a host of engineering and habitability problems, to say the least. Now, the nation’s space-exploration agency has a potential engineering solution that relies on an unexpected building material: ice. Researchers and experts at NASA’s Langley Research Center have came up with a novel, efficient solution that ... Read More »

NASA satellite spots northern lights’ dazzling image “Watch”

NASA satellite spots northern lights' dazzling image (Watch)

The northern lights put on a festive show over northern Canada just before Christmas, and a NASA satellite captured a stunning infrared image of the spectacular display. With the “day-night band” (DNB) of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this view of the aurora borealis on December 22, 2016. The northern lights stretched across ... Read More »

Cheetah sprinting to extinction, wildlife experts warn

Cheetah sprinting to extinction, wildlife experts warn

Cheetahs, the fastest animal in the world, are on the brink of extinction according a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just 7,100 cheetahs remain across the globe as the species continues to face a range of threats largely caused by humans The research noted that Asiatic cheetahs have been especially screwed, with one ... Read More »

NASA’s giant laser is used to study phytoplankton

NASA's giant laser is used to study phytoplankton

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization or CALIOP is a giant laser in the sky. No, it won’t eradicate humankind, but it helps us see and understand our oceans better. “CALIOP was a game changer in our thinking about ocean remote sensing from space,” said Chris Hostetler, a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. “We were able to study the ... Read More »