Month: December 2017

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Researchers at MIT have invented a temporary “tattoo” made from genetically programmed living cells. Their prototype looks like a stick-on patch with a pattern in the shape of a tree.   It’s divided into sections printed with a slurry containing live bacteria that fluoresce when they come into contact with particular compounds. When the skin under
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When it comes to persuading parents in the United States who are hesitant about vaccinating their children, the public health messages often rely on facts and science to explain how immunisation not only protects those children but also shields other vulnerable people from dangerous infectious diseases. But information campaigns that emphasise fairness or preventing harm
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company, which was founded to create tunnels for an underground transportation system in Los Angeles, has released a map illustrating a proposed network for those tunnels. The Boring Company was inspired by Musk’s frustrations with LA’s notoriously congested traffic. Operating beneath Interstate 105, the tunnels would hold large electric skates that could
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“Extraordinary.” “Stellar.” “Truly awesome.” “A world-class find.” That’s how palaeontologists are reacting to the discovery of several hundred ridiculously well-preserved pterosaur eggs in China, some of them still containing the remains of embryos.   “My first thought was extreme jealousy,” said David Unwin, a pterosaur expert and palaeobiologist at the University of Leicester. “Really.” To