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robot blood

This robot fish has robot blood

June 20th, 2019

If decades of science fiction movies have taught us anything, it’s that when the eventual robot uprising happens, the bots that purge mankind from Earth are going to bleed. Sure, they might spew robo-body-fluid in hues of green or blue, but the dangerous AI-powered robots of the future always seem to have some kind of …

aging experiment

Space station experiment could hint at a cure to aging

May 9th, 2019

Like every other living creature on the planet, our bodies are slaves to the endless march of time. There’s nothing we can to do stop it — at least not yet — and eventually we’ll fall apart just like everything that has come before us. But what if we didn’t? What if scientists could slow …

Experiment proves that humans can actually sense Earth’s magnetic field

March 19th, 2019

Everyone knows that when you hold a compass in your hand the needle will point north thanks to Earth’s magnetic field, but aside from simple navigation you probably don’t spare much thought for our planet’s magnetism. However, that doesn’t mean that your body isn’t still sensing the geomagnetic forces, and a new study suggests that …

worm regrows head

This worm can regrow its brain and entire head if needed

March 6th, 2019

As humans, if we lose a limb or even a tiny digit like a finger or toe we’re left to live out our lives without that particular appendage. We have no ability to regrow body parts, but many in the animal kingdom do indeed possess that power, and scientists just discovered several worm species that …

dog faced bat

This dog-faced bat is a very good boy… with wings

November 8th, 2018

Bats have a nasty reputation for being creepy, dangerous, and sometimes turning into blood-sucking vampires, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Bats are incredibly special animals that are in desperate need of a PR makeover, and I think we’ve found the mascots that might be able to turn things around. The adorable little …

Brain Scan

Brain scans might one day tell you if you’re bad at your job

October 4th, 2018

Losing out on a job opportunity because someone else looked better in an interview or had a more detailed resume can be pretty frustrating, but what if employers could actually determine who would be better at a skill-based job before actually hiring someone? A new study published in Science Advances describes how brain scanning technology …