Thursday, September 12, 2013

Today's Science News

A team of Spanish scientists has managed to reprogram adult mouse cells to revert to the embryonic stem cell state - a holy grail of biology that opens all kinds of possibilities if it can be duplicated in humans.

In a public poll, the official ugliest animal in the world is now the blobfish, which rather resembles Jabba the Hutt's infant offspring.

And in proof that some of the best discoveries are made by accident, a team at Cornell who were making graphene managed to produce a two atom thick layer of glass.