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Do You Know The Lead Symptoms?

Do You Know The Lead Symptoms?

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has all eyes on the dangers of lead poisoning. But until President Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint last month, many of us had stopped thinking of lead exposure as a major health concern. The toxic metal was phased out of plumbing materials, gasoline and household paint way back in the 1970s and 1980s. Still, lead is something […]

What your brain activity can reveal about your attention span

What your brain activity can reveal about your attention span

During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to write his novel On The Road. His response – three weeks – amazed the interviewer and ignited an enduring myth that the book was composed in a marathon of nonstop typing. Like the Kerouac of legend, some people possess the […]

CES 2016: Faraday Future Unveils Futuristic Race Car

CES 2016: Faraday Future Unveils Futuristic Race Car

California-based Faraday Future debuted its sleek electric concept racecar, The FFZero1, Monday night during a preview ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (Gregory Bull/Associated Press) The automotive future according to a new electric car maker looks an awful lot like a Corvette crossed with the Batmobile. California-based Faraday Future debuted its […]

Periodic Table’s 7th Row Finally Completed

Periodic Table’s 7th Row Finally Completed

Break out the champagne; the 7th row of the periodic table has been completed with the addition of four new elements. While their existence had been predicted before, they have only now been officially discovered – meaning they can be formally named on the table. At the moment, the four elements – which occupy the […]

Hubble Snaps Two Galaxies Slowly Becoming One

Hubble Snaps Two Galaxies Slowly Becoming One

Galaxy mergers are some of the most important events in the universe, and since the Big Bang they have been shaping how galaxies form and evolve. By observing and studying mergers, astronomers can learn a lot about the processes going on inside galaxies. The latest image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows two galaxies that […]

Constructing Brain Taxonomy One Cell at a Time

Constructing Brain Taxonomy One Cell at a Time

When looking at any problem, it’s important to understand its individual parts. When a problem is in brain function at a cellular level, “classifying cells is like sorting Skittles in the dark,” says Vilas Menon of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Now, a team led by Menon and Bosijlka Tasic, Ph.D., has turned to […]

Human Tissue Transplanted Retinas

Human Tissue Transplanted Retinas

There could be hope on the horizon for an untreatable genetic disease: Scientists have successfully grown eye tissue in the lab and transplanted it into monkeys with models of a human degenerative disease that affects the retina. Not only did the graft survive, but it also showed signs of integration with the recipient’s eye cells, forming […]