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Scientists Invent a Way to Generate Electricity From Your Home's Windows
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, discovery, energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, technology, world )

Frans
- 5 days ago - takepart.com
Forget putting solar panels on your roof--in the near future, you may be generating electricity from windows, skylights, or even your iPhone. Researchers at Michigan State University have created a transparent photovoltaic material that ...
'Widespread Methane Leakage' From Ocean Floor Off US Coast
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, research, methane gas, environment, US east coast. USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
Clouds Of Water Vapour Detected Just 7 Light-Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: space, research, science, nasa, WISE, water, brown dwarf, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 4 days ago - iflscience.com
Water is essential for life as we know it, so it's particularly exciting to hear that astronomers have recently discovered a brown dwarf about 7 light years away that could yield the first direct evidence of water clouds outside of our solar system.
Physical and Social Pain Are Processed in Some of the Same Areas of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, health, humans, healthcare, illness, medicine, research, science, study )

Darren
- 5 days ago - healthland.time.com
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can hurt just as much. Indeed, according to converging evidence reported in a new review in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and social pain are processed in some of the same regions.
Whole Organ 'Grown' in World First
Science & Tech  (tags: science, medical, research, organ, human, animals, scotland, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
The Origin of Humans Is Surprisingly Complicated
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, nature, research, science, world, history )

Darren
- 5 days ago - scientificamerican.com
HUMAN FAMILY TREE used to be a scraggly thing. With relatively few fossils to work from, scientists' best guess was that they could all be assigned to just two lineages, one of which went extinct and the other of which ultimately gave rise to us.
Possible Evidence of Water Clouds in Brown Dwarf Situated Just 7.3 Light Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: world, space, science, evidence, water, brown dwarf, light years )

Darren
- 2 days ago - phys.org
A team of researchers, led by space scientist Jacqueline Faherty, has found evidence of water clouds in the atmosphere of a brown dwarf situated just 7.3 light years away. In their paper to be published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. . .
Warning Over Electrical Brain Stimulation
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, health, electrical, brain stimulation )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online,
If Half of All Species Go Extinct, Will One of Them Be Us?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, mass extinction, research, animals, environment, humans, habitat, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - nautil.us
How many animal species do you think go extinct every year? Last week I conducted a highly unscientific polling of around 20 of my Facebook and Google Chat contacts, asking that same question.
Wake of Nearby Supernova Hints at Explosion's Origins
Science & Tech  (tags: world, science, space, scientists, study, astronomy, cosmology )

Darren
- 2 days ago - sciencenews.org
Radiation pouring out of a nearby supernova is giving astronomers an in-depth look at the aftermath of a stellar explosion. The unprecedented peek has revealed never-before-seen details of how gamma rays are produced by such detonations.
Walking Bichir Fish May Reveal How Vertebrates Moved Onto Land
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, Canada, walkin bichir fish, fish, vertebrates )

Lone
- 2 days ago - news.ca.msn.com
A Canadian scientist has found a way to raise fish to "walk" confidently with their heads held high -- by forcing them out of the water at a young age.
Immortal Jellyfish May Have the Secret to Everlasting Life
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, immortality, Japan, Kyoto University, morphing, research, scarlet jellyfish, science, study )

Kayleen
- 23 hours ago - cnn.com
Researchers report the scarlet jellyfish do not die, but continue to rejuvenate. These amazing creatures are "immortal" as we know it, and could hold the secret to perpetual life, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Row Reignites Over Distance of Pleiades Star Cluster
Science & Tech  (tags: world, astronomy, cosmology, science, pleiades, stars, cluster, esa, measurement, gaia )

Darren
- 2 days ago - nature.com
New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.
Largest Ever Yellow Star Is 1300 Times Bigger Than Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: world, astronomy, science, space, sun, Yellow Star )

Darren
- 1 day ago - newscientist.com
A monster version of our sun has been found, the largest known member of the family of yellow stars to which our sun belongs.
 

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