In the Lab

Muscles Made From Fishing Line And Thread

An international team of scientists has made powerful artificial muscles using ordinary fishing line and sewing thread.

Buffalo Genome Decoded

Bangladeshi and Chinese scientists have jointly sequenced the buffalo genome, raising hopes of using the genetic information to improve milk and meat production.

Men With Wider Faces Are More Attractive

Women perceive men with wider faces as more dominant and more attractive for short-term relationships, according to a new study.

Genome Of Ancient Skeleton Shows Native Americans Came From Asia

The first genome sequencing of the Ice Age skeletal remains of a one-year-old boy has shown that the first human settlers in North America were from Asia and not Europe.

Using Vibrations To Power Microelectronics

Researchers have conceptualized a strategy to harness low frequency vibrations as an infinite power source for miniature electronic devices.

Stress Is All It Takes To Make Stem Cells

Scientists have made the surprising discovery that ordinary cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent by subjecting them to stress.

Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Liver And Pancreas Precursor Cells

Scientists have developed a method of turning human stem cells into a cell type that gives rise to organs including the liver and pancreas.

‘Love Drug’ May Treat Abdominal Pain

A hormone that induces labor and encourages social bonding may hold the key to treating abdominal pain, according to a new study.

Goods And Pollution Made In China For U.S.

Study finds that air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by manufacturing goods for export to the U.S. and Europe.