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Scientists 3D print biomedical parts with supersonic speed

Forget glue, screws, heat or other traditional bonding methods. A Cornell University-led collaboration has developed a 3D printing technique that creates cellular metallic materials by...

Where does water on rocky planets come from

The emergence of life is a mystery. Nevertheless, researchers agree that water is a precondition for life. The first cell emerged in water and then...

Coronavirus mutation may have made it more contagious, shows study

A study involving more than 5,000 COVID-19 patients in Houston finds that the virus that causes the disease is accumulating genetic mutations, one of...

Like it or not, Joro spiders are here to stay

Chances are, if you live in northeast Georgia you’ve come across an East Asian Joro spider this fall. At almost 3 inches across when their...

Scientists find how common mutation leads to ‘night owl’ sleep disorder

A new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz shows how a genetic mutation throws off the timing of the biological clock, causing a...

Scientists discover dozens of new COVID-19 related genes

Researchers screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses...

Ancient elements buried in our DNA could activate immune response to kill cancer

Ancient embedded elements in our DNA from generations past can activate a powerful immune response to kill cancer cells like an infection. The work builds...

Scientists discover the sixth sense gene that manages urination

In a new study, researchers discovered that a gene, called PIEZO2, may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel...

Scientists discover the oldest monkey fossils outside Africa

Scientists find three 6.4 million years old monkey fossils in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China. This indicates monkeys existed in Asia at...

Toothless dinosaur’s lost digits point to spread of parrot-like species

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years...