With historic explosion, a long sought fusion breakthrough: National Ignition Facility achieves net energy "gain" with laser-powered approach

The National Ignition Facility's 192 laser beams shine into a gold can. It glows hot and emits x-rays that implode a fuel capsule at its center (artist's conception)

Mars: how Ingenuity helicopter made the first flight on another planet

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over the Martian surface

This High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection

Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist, Dasia Taylor

Humans in History - known people and their achievements | a new UOAH Resource

The UOAH Flag

There's Now an Artificial Cartilage Gel Strong Enough to Work in Knees

The hydrogel under the pressure of a kettlebell

Efficient Alloy-Based Solar Panels Created Free of Toxic Metals

The DGIST team's lab-scale CZTSSe solar cells

SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon with astronauts docks at space station in historic rendezvous

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship

Brain implant lets man with paralysis move and feel with his hand

Ian Burkhart is able to grasp and feel objects again

Pallas cat and kitten | A change of pace for this month. I hope you are staying safe and healthy!

A Pallas Cat emerges from its den

Smithsonian Open Access - Download, Share, and Reuse Millions of the Smithsonian's Images | the latest addition to the Resources

Create. Imagine. Discover. Smithsonian Open Access

Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of 'universal' cancer therapy

Cardiff University's Professor Andrew Sewell with Research Fellow Garry Dolton

Injecting the flu vaccine into a tumor gets the immune system to attack it

Flu Vaccines

International Rescue Committee - Helping People whose Lives and Livelihoods are Shattered by Conflict and Disaster to Survive, Recover, and Gain Control of their Future | the most recent addition to the Causes

IRC - International Rescue Committee

TeamTrees - Help plant 20 million trees around the globe by January 1st, 2020

The TeamTrees Logo with the Globe and an Astronaut

A Topographic Map of Mars - An interesting infographic from Tabletop Whale | the latest addition to the Resources

Tabletop Whale's Topographic Map of Mars

Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes

A graphic rendering of the tungsten disulfide nanotube

In a Lab Accident, Scientists Create the First-Ever Permanently Magnetic Liquid

The permanently magnetized liquid droplets spin in perfect unison

Shatterproof phone screens could be made from seashell-like glass

The layered structure of mother of pearl has inspired a new kind of glass

Electrolyser turns CO2 from air into jet fuel or plastics

Geonhui Lee, PhD candidate, operates an electrolyser capable of transforming dissolved carbonate into CO2 and then into syngas

New Kind of Cancer 'Vaccine' Teaches The Immune System to Destroy Tumours

Cancer Cells

Lab-grown blood vessels given to people who need dialysis

A bioengineered blood vessel

Equal Justice Initiative - Ending Mass Incarceration and Excessive Punishment, Challenging Racial and Economic Injustice, and Protecting Basic Human Rights for the Most Vulnerable People in Society | the most recent addition to the Causes

Equal Justice Initiative

Flag Identifier - Identifying Different Flags Regardless of Usage, Geographic Descent, or Historical Background | the latest addition to the Resources

Flag Identifier

Finally, US hospitals will have to post their prices online

Wading through patient expenses

We Are NASA | NASA announces plans to go to the Moon to stay

Earth and the Moon

America's Top Young Scientist uses AI to improve pancreatic radiotherapy

Rishab Jain competing in the 2018 Young Scientist Challenge

Tommy McCall: The simple genius of a good graphic

Tommy McCall presents a TED talk

New hybrid flow battery can release electricity or hydrogen | could also be recharged in seconds

Team Leader Leroy (Lee) Cronin, the University of Glasgow's Regius Chair of Chemistry

Histography - An Interactive Timeline that Spans Across 14 Billion Years of History, from the Big Bang to 2015 | the latest addition to the Resources

Histography's Interactive Timeline

Anthony Bourdain feat. Serj Tankian in Armenia - Parts Unknown (S11E04) | Another striking glimpse into culture from Anthony's final season of travels

Anthony Bourdain feat. Serj Tankian in Armenia - Parts Unknown (S11E04)

First 3D-printed human corneas

Dr. Steve Swioklo and Professor Che Connon with a dyed cornea

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

Opening a Bottle

Doctors have restored the sight of two people in a monumental world first | new steps toward reversing macular degeneration

The Human Eye

Zachariah Mampilly: How protest is redefining democracy around the world

Zachariah Mampilly presents a TED talk

Children get new ears grown from their own cells in world first

After 30 months the new ear looked more like the healthy ear

NASA's Virtual Earth System Laboratory - Interactive Earth Science Simulations

NASA's VESL - Interactive Earth Science Simulations

Earthworms Reproduce in Simulated Mars Soil—a First

NASA's simulated Mars soil and earthworms were used to grow arugula in this Dutch lab

China Invents Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water, Can Feed Over 200 Million People

Scientists in China succeeded in growing the yield of a strain of saltwater-tolerant rice nearly three times their expectation

Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

Vision of Humanity's Global Peace Index - Providing a Comprehensive Analysis on the State of Peace | the most recent addition to the Resources

Vision of Humanity's Global Peace Index

FairVote - A Nonpartisan Champion of Electoral Reforms that give Voters a Representative Democracy that Works for All Americans | the latest addition to the Causes

FairVote: For a More Perfect Union

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer - An Interactive Map of the Evolutionary Relationships between Life on our Planet | the most recent addition to the Resources and the Causes

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer

Project Gutenberg: Encouraging the Creation and Distribution of eBooks | the latest addition to the Resources and the Causes

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg

NASA Image and Video Library | the most recent addition to the Resources

Aurora Australis viewed from the International Space Station

Freedom of the Press Foundation | the latest addition to the Causes

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Beyond lithium-ion: Researchers reveal a safer, longer-lasting, solid-state battery alternative

Physicist John Goodenough, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery

A new HIV vaccine therapy method lets five patients kick the daily drugs

An electron microscopic image of the human immunodeficiency virus on human lymphocytes

Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen?

Hydrogen has the simplest atomic structure of the elements, consisting of just a single proton and electron

Kurzgesagt: A New History for Humanity - The Human Era | putting a different perspective on history

Kurzgesagt presents A New History for Humanity - The Human Era

Australia gets first institute for biofabrication of human bones and tissue

A Surgical Plate, Screw, and Clip 3D Printed in Silk by RDA/Hallym

China, Japan, Russia, & South Korea Plan Renewable Energy Super Grid

Masayoshi Son presenting the Asia Super Grid

Spinach can be engineered to detect explosives | exploring plant nanobionics

A Diagram Showing How Spinach can be Altered to Detect Explosives

Open Building Institute - Making Affordable, Ecological Housing Accessible to Everyone | the latest addition to the Causes

Open Building Institute

Will states follow DOJ's private prison move? Some are ahead of the feds. | A promising start to a shift away from both federal and state for-profit prisons

The Gates of a Prison

FarmBot | Open-Source CNC Farming

Meet FarmBot

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