Nanoparticles’ unique properties could dramatically change the way we understand and treat the brain and its diseases. NOVA Next contributor Teal Burrellreports the story.
Would you remove an organ to reduce cancer risk based on the results of a genetic test? Women predisposed to ovarian cancer are facing that difficult decision. Freelance journalist Charlotte Huff reports the story, originally published in Mosaic .
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- At Museo del Prado in Madrid, blind visitors can touch masterpieces “down to the detail of each fingernail.”
- One year ago this week, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared. Watch “ Why Planes Vanish ” streaming online.
- “This is one of the most exciting confluences of different theoretical approaches in science I’ve ever seen.”
- It’s almost impossible for a robot to do your laundry … for now.
- Some parents may be giving their children an inflated sense of their own worth .
- We’ve reached a new milestone in aviation history.
- Armenians share 29% of their DNA ancestry with Ötzi the Iceman. Watch “Iceman Murder Mystery” streaming online .
- Cochlear implants may benefit older peoples’ minds as well as their quality of life.
- This icy world may have hot springs at the bottom of its massive ocean.
- NASA announced that the solar system’s biggest moon has an ocean under its surface.
- Scientists identified nearly 1,500 new creatures in the world’s oceans last year.
- This beautiful photo of a golden parachute is real.
- In the past 24 hours, 60 tons of cosmic dust have fallen to Earth.
- Starving sea lions are washing ashore on Laguna Beach in California.