Artificial Wombs and Spider Silk Hearts! Sci-Fi Biotech is Here

Artificial womb to serve as a surrogate mother, a heart made of spider silk protein, a nose “growing”... Read more

New Gene Therapy Gives Hope To People Born With Inherited Eye Disorder

The first successful gene therapy for an inherited form of blindness was recently reviewedby an expert panel of advisers... Read more

The Chemistry of Broccoli

Broccoli, like other green vegetables, gets greener when you start cooking it. Why is this, and why does... Read more

Genetically Modified Chickens Lay Cancer-Fighting Eggs

Researchers from Japan have bred genetically engineered chickens that lay eggs carrying interferon beta, a protein known to fight... Read more

The Man Who Tried to Read All the Books in the World

One man’s quest to create a library of everything, 500 years before Google Books was conceived, foreshadowed the... Read more

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Elsevier’s New Smart Cities Book Series Launched

Launched on the 19th of September 2017, this book series proposes to publish a collection of insights into the diverse… Read more


Elsevier’s Guide to SFN Booth Activities

Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect when you visit Elsevier booths #300 and #301 at the... Read more


Languages Don’t All Have the Same Number of Terms for Colors – Scientists Have a New Theory Why

After noticing substantial differences in language for colors, researchers set out to understand why cultures vary so much in their… Read more

Food Science & Nutrition

Ancient Grains – Modern Nutrition

How can ancient grains help us deal with climate change, obesity and malnutrition? Our authors discuss the global supply of… Read more

Food Science & Nutrition

Cereal Processing By-Products Within the Biorefinery Concept

Cereal processing by-products represent abundant and low-cost resources of phytochemicals with potential nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications. Read more

Earth & Environmental Science

How To Work Out Which Coral Reefs Will Bleach, And Which Might Be Spared

Regional variations in sea surface temperature, related to seasons and El Niño, could be crucial for the survival... Read more

Electronics & Electrical Engineering

5G Will Be A Convenient But Expensive Alternative To The NBN

Will Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) face damaging competition from the upcoming 5G network? NBN Co CEO Bill... Read more

Computer Science; Computer Security

By Concealing Identities, Cryptocurrencies Fuel Cybercrime

When hackers hold their victims’ data for ransom, as happened in the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks that spread across... Read more

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