Matthew Dea

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The secret life of manta rays

The secret life of manta rays

You may well be looking at a regular catch-up of friends. New research suggests reef manta rays form structured social bonds. Scientists spent five years studying the relationship between rays in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Marine Park. Despite their wide-ranging mobility, rays tend to return to preferred feeding sites. The researchers say that’s where they develop […]

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Can Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox Be Solved With Fuzzballs?

Can Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox Be Solved With Fuzzballs?

So admittedly, we don’t have a lot of concrete information about black holes. We have a lot of ideas, but we’ve mostly been quite literally shooting in the dark when it comes to figuring out what would happen if you went in one. Now, some theoretical revelations open up a new line of thinking, and […]

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Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, right behind skin cancer. While it largely affects women, it can also occur in men. Fortunately, thanks to awareness, early detection, and research, survival rates have increased but there’s still a lot we’re learning. So how far have we come […]

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Paralyzed Man Walks Again — Mind Blow #98

Paralyzed Man Walks Again — Mind Blow #98

A new toxin has been found to kill cancerous cells while ignoring healthy ones, and it comes from Brazilian wasps. And meet the Hedgehog, a robot designed to explore the surface of a comet. Vsauce! Kevin here. This is Mind Blow. Researchers at UCLA have helped a paralyzed man walk by stimulating his nerves and […]

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Scientists Just Looked Inside a ‘Quantum Matter Fireball’, This Is What They Found

Scientists Just Looked Inside a ‘Quantum Matter Fireball’, This Is What They Found

It’s getting hot in HADES… hot enough to create and analyze a fireball of quantum matter. And by HADES, I of course mean the High Acceptance DiElectron Spectrometer. This research facility doesn’t just have a super cool name, the science it does is out of this world, too. HADES is an internationally collaborative piece of […]

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Prime Minister’s Prize for Science 2019

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science 2019

Professor Cheryl Praeger sees maths as more than just numbers. Symmetry is all around us. From the great spiral galaxies to the smallest little shells on the beach. Born in country Queensland, educated at Oxford, Professor Praeger soon made her mark. Perhaps one of the most exciting times was becoming a Professor of Mathematics at […]

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Academy Medal 2019 Peter Yates AM FTSE

Academy Medal 2019 Peter Yates AM FTSE

How do we get science into Australia’s culture? In all times that I’d sat through programming meetings at Channel Nine, there was never a moment when we said, “What are the science stories this week?” Back in 2004, Peter Yates, recipient of this year’s Academy Medal, noticed that science was missing from mainstream media. It […]

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Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record; What Happens Next?

Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record; What Happens Next?

One of the reasons quantum mechanics is hard to get your head around is because it’s just so friggin’ weird. Things at the quantum level behave completely counterintuitively, compared to what we’re used to out here on the macro-scale. Recently, though, scientists have announced possibly the largest objects yet observed being governed by quantum physics. […]

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Oldest Human DNA Leads To More Questions Than Answers

Oldest Human DNA Leads To More Questions Than Answers

The discovery of a bone representing humanity’s oldest known relative is something that should have scientists patting themselves on the back, but it’s also got them scratching their heads. Researchers discovered the ancient humanoid remains in a cave — known as the “Sima de Los Huesos” or “Pit of Bones” — in Spain. (Via Madrid […]

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Scientists Can Implant Fake Memories in the Brain, Here’s How

Scientists Can Implant Fake Memories in the Brain, Here’s How

Human memory is unreliable enough as it is, but researchers interested in better understanding how and where our memories are stored are developing new ways to manipulate them. The search for memory “engrams,” a collection of identifiable neurons that physically represent a memory, has occupied scientists for over a hundred years. Turns out, memory is […]

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