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How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By October 8, 2015


'SadLab': Get a look at how Pixar makes you sob uncontrollably

Parody video goes behind the scenes at a fictional Pixar department that works tirelessly to find new ways to make movies that turn on the waterworks.

By September 16, 2015


Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By February 21, 2014


Natural selection: Mama robot builds self-evolving baby-bots

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have built a robot that can build other robots, test them, and improve on the results.

By August 18, 2015


$1000 genome sequencing ushers in a new era of scientific research

Genetics company Illumina has unveiled the HiSeq X, a new supercomputer that the company claims will cut the cost of genome sequencing to just US$1000.

By January 16, 2014


Music and technology: The triumph of the human ear

Great artists deserve your attention. Technology can help.

By July 15, 2015


Pandora, Apple Music, Slacker and TuneIn: Which online radio app is right for you?

Internet radio services deliver endless music suited to your tastes, or can connect you with live radio broadcasts all over the world. This guide covers the top services to help you pick the best choice for your listening habits.

By June 18, 2015


Science labs in the cloud: Champagne discoveries, beer budget

Emerald Therapeutics and companies like it want to be the Amazon Web Services of bioscience. If they succeed, they could potentially speed the big, breakthrough discoveries.

By May 16, 2015


Living woolly mammoths could roam the tundra again soon

Scientists have sequenced a nearly complete woolly mammoth genome, which should bolster efforts to resurrect the Stone Age zoological rock star.

By April 24, 2015


Play Facebook game, sequence genomes

A Facebook game uses crowdsourcing to analyse genome data collected by scientists to save dying trees in the UK.

By August 14, 2013