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Spate of clinical trials has scientists hopeful about a vaccine to prevent HIV

First there were the drugs that could knock back HIV to undetectable levels, and the virus was no longer synonymous with a death sentence. Then came a treatment that allowed people who were HIV-negative to remain that way, even if their partners weren’t. But to truly defeat the virus that

Scientists could have a better way to spot early signs of dementia

As our body’s central control center, the brain has to keep going at all costs. It makes sense that it’s surrounded by biological safeguards: a bony skull, a sack of tissue, and blood vessels that filter out most infectious bugs. When neurons start to decline—as some do naturally with age—the

Scientists solve mystery of pristine weapons of China’s Terracotta Warriors

For decades, scientists have been perplexed by the marvelous preservation of bronze weapons associated with China’s famed Terracotta Warriors, retaining shiny, almost pristine surfaces and sharp blades after being buried for more than two millennia. Research by an international team of scientists published on Thursday may solve the mystery while

Scientists build a self-healing, stretchable electronic skin

The jellyfish — a transparent, gelatinous blob that fills the world’s oceans — doesn’t inherently seem like much of an inspirational creature. But don’t tell the scientists at the National University of Singapore that. They’ve been inspired by the humble, transparent invertebrates to build their latest creation: a self-healing, stretchable,

The Moon Has ‘Moving Water,’ but Don’t Break Out Your Swimsuit

Tabloids reported over the weekend that a “bombshell” report found moving water on the Moon which could lead to “Moon colonization.” Obviously, those headlines are misleading—there are no rivers flowing along the lunar surface. Let’s talk about what really happened. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a probe that has orbited