Destroying tumors with gold nanoparticles

Section of a tumor observed with an optical microscope. The two white forms with brown borders are blood vessels. Inside, gold nanoparticles accumulate against their walls. Mariana Varna-Pannerec (ESPCI), Author providedBy Emmanuel Fort, ESPCI Paris Gold has extraordinary properties. It can be used to make jewelry, but also to fight cancer. Several clinical trials are … Continue reading Destroying tumors with gold nanoparticles

Male dolphins use their individual ‘names’ to build a complex social network

Three allied male dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Simon J Allen, Author provided By Stephanie King, University of Western Australia In life it often pays to keep a close eye on competitors and rivals. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Team of Rivals, tells how US president Abraham Lincoln persuaded each of his political rivals … Continue reading Male dolphins use their individual ‘names’ to build a complex social network

The hunt for life on Mars: new findings on rock ‘chimneys’ could hold key to success

By Alexander Brasier, University of Aberdeen; David Wacey, University of Western Australia, and Mike Rogerson, University of Hull The search for life on Mars has taken a step forward with the NASA Curiosity rover’s discovery of organic matter on the bottom of what was once a lake. It may once have been part of an … Continue reading The hunt for life on Mars: new findings on rock ‘chimneys’ could hold key to success