Scientists Just Discovered a New Human Organ, and It’s Filled With Secrets

Anatomy books are in need of a major upgrade, argue a team of scientists in a paper published Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports. They say the body contains a previously undiscovered network of fluid-filled pockets and collagen underneath the skin that covers most of the body and internal organs. More than that, the structure should be considered an organ itself. Read More >>

Hawking’s Interstellar Starship Would Revolutionise the Search for Alien Life

Yesterday, Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner made the mind-blowing announcement that they want to build a fleet of interstellar spacecraft that can travel at relativistic speeds — up to 20 per cent the speed of light. But it’s not just about reaching our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, although that is the new Breakthrough project’s moonshot. The technology Hawking and Milner are proposing could revolutionise the search for alien life within our solar system. Read More >>

The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives

There are no hospitals in space. The closest A&E is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by? Read More >>

Graphene-Powered Super Transistors On the Way Thanks to British Breakthrough

Graphene, that single layer of carbon atoms that is the talk of wonder stuff, has just taken one massive step towards being useful and infused into your electronics. Scientists from Manchester have figured out that going 3D is the answer to graphene-infused transistors and super-speed computers. Read More >>

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Made to Order “Test Tube” Blood Vessels On the Way After British Medical Breakthrough

Boffins from the University of Cambridge have managed to grow blood vessels in the lab from a patient’s own skin cells, which could mean veins and arteries could be grown for life-saving surgery on an industrial scale. Read More >>