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New, controversial animal hybrid research may one day save lives

New, controversial animal hybrid research may one day save lives
February 8, 2017

It's not news of a flying car, a laser gun or a jetpack, but two major studies of a different subject published this week that seem to have walked off the page of a science fiction novel. Scientists have created hybrid animals: one animal containing cells and organs from another.

The Shape of an IV Tube Matters More Than You Might Think

The shape of an IV tube matters more than you might think
January 12, 2017

When delivering IV medicine or precisely timing a chemical reaction, controlling the speed at which a chemical enters the system is of paramount importance. Now new research from UNC Chapel Hill shows that controlling those chemicals is more about the shape of the injecting tube than the chemicals themselves.

Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

January 10, 2017 

With more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there are plenty of celestial objects for scientists to survey. Every once in a while, astronomers see something puzzling, prompting explanations that may seem even more out there: planetary collisions, comet clusters or even aliens.

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