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BattleBots Returns to TV

ABC’s reality robot battle show BattleBots, which first hit the air in 2000, will be returning to “BattleBox” it out again. The seventh season premiere will be aired…

diabetes

Scientists Successful In Growing “Mini-Stomachs” That Produce Insulin When Transplanted

A team of researchers has succeeded in creating mini insulin-producing organs that can be implanted into a diabetic animal to maintain glucose levels, progress towards what they consider the future…

Space

Inflatable Space Module Set For ISS Mission

Bigelow Aerospace’s inflatable BEAM module — a new lightweight activity module, part of Bigelow’s continued endeavors toward putting into use a wide range of portable expandable habitation spaces, including…

Cancer In China Kills 2.8 Million Per Year, Study Finds

In China last year, approximately 2.8 million people died of cancer, and 4.3 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed, according to a new study by researchers at…

Octopuses Turn Black, Posture Aggressively To Intimidate Each Other

A recent study of octopuses off the coast of Australia has discovered that — despite usually being considered a solitary animal — octopuses have a social life, and…

zika

America Has The Right Type Of Mosquito For The Zika Virus – Yale Epidemiologist

The Zika virus, which has caused a surge in infant birth defects in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years, and which has now spread to the U.S.,…

Venus Flytraps

Venus Flytraps: Scientists Discover How They Work

An accumulation of action potentials is behind Venus Flytraps’ “decision” to keep closed and start producing digestive enzymes once their trap sensors are triggered, scientists at Universität Würzburg…

Agriculture

Agricultural Researchers Propose Agri-CERN, Europe-Wide Community Of Shared Research And Equipment

ECOFE (European Consortium for Open Field Experimentation), a network of agricultural resources at various locations around Europe, has been proposed by a group of scientists in order to do…

chimpanzees

Chimpanzees Require “Trust” Of Friends

Chimpanzees played the trust game to find out the basis of individual preference for other chimps Trust is the foundation of close relationships in the world of chimpanzees, according…

Facebook's AI

Facebook Open Sources Its AI Server

Facebook’s AI hardware is now, like its software, open source, joining a broad movement towards outsourcing the world’s artificial intelligence intelligence. Facebook also stated it hoped independent AI technicians would…

drone squad

Tokyo Launches Drone Squad

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced a new policing initiative this week to combat illegal drone operation in metropolitan areas. The police drones will monitor no-fly zones, enforcing…

New $7 Million XPrize Competition Aims To Explore Oceans

On Monday, the XPrize Foundation announced its latest competition: the $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize, which aims to map the ocean floor in high resolution, and find…

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