WASHINGTON: Scientists reported on Thursday they had picked up human-like electrical activity in lab-grown brains for the first time, paving the way to model neurological conditions and answer fundamental questions on how our gray matter develops. It’s not clear whether the pea-sized brains are conscious: the team behind the breakthrough
Norovirus tends to makes the news when an outbreak occurs on cruise ships. But the virus affects many more people than ocean-going vacationers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates some 20 million people suffer acute intestinal illness from norovirus each year in this country. It’s responsible for more than half
An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago—a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era—sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is preparing to weather the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, which could hit Florida early next week. Those preparations include preparing to protect the massive Mobile Launcher that is currently on a launch pad undergoing testing in part of NASA’s Artemis program to land astronauts on the moon in 2024,
The fires burning in the Amazon rainforest are exceedingly hot, according to a new report from NASA. New images released by NASA show areas in Brazil and Bolivia where the surface temperatures exceeded the maximum measurable temperature of the instrument’s sensor — about 220 degrees Fahrenheit — showing the parts that are
Join us today (Saturday, August 31st) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang takes place at the Shenzhen Universade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, China. Headlining the card is a women’s strawweight championship fight, where champion Jessica Andrade defends
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died after accidentally overdosing on a mixture of the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone as well as alcohol, according to an autopsy report released on Friday. Skaggs, 27, was found dead in a Southlake, Texas, hotel room on July 1, hours before the Angels were to play the Texas Rangers. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said Skaggs
If all goes well for him against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 next weekend, Khabib Nurmagomedovwould move to 28-0 in his career with a second straight title defense in the lightweight division. While the undefeated Dagestani lightweight remains focused on the task at hand, it’s impossible not to look at what could potentially come next