Western Colorado Community College will offer a culinary arts technical certificate beginning in April at the Telluride Conference Center. The program was initiated after determining there was a need in the local food industry.
A new stem cell therapy has restored eyesight to two patients with age-related macular degeneration in the UK. The technique, described in Nature Biotechnology, builds a new retinal pigment epithelium, created using embryonic stem cells and delivered in a patch placed beneath the rods and cones at the rear of the eye.
There may be too much water on the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 to support life, according to findings published in Nature Astronomy. The presence of so much water may block important geological processes needed to sustain life, researchers say.
Nuclear explosions could destroy asteroids that might strike Earth, according to Russian researchers who described the technique online in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics. The scientists used a scale model and lasers to show how a directed nuclear strike could reduce a giant asteroid to tiny bits of rock that would disperse harmlessly out of range of Earth.
The history of the prediction of gravitational waves is more complicated than is typically expressed, and although Albert Einstein is commonly credited with first predicting their existence, he wasn't the only early-20th-century scientist to do so, according to New York University applied physics lecturer Tony Rothman. "Like most scientific concepts, that of gravitational waves emerged over many years, through the work of numerous architects," he writes.
Rings in semi-fossilized Siberian pines are giving researchers clues about Mongolia's more-than-2,000-year history of drought. The rings have provided a climate history for the region, according to findings published in Science Advances.
Vast oceans may have existed on Mars as far back as 3.7 billion years ago, much earlier than previously believed, according to a study published online in Nature. Researchers say the oceans could have been present before or during the formation of the massive volcanic region Tharsis, creating the irregular shorelines seen on the planet.
SoftBank Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and the OS Fund have contributed to a $10 million round of Series A funding for new biopharmaceutical company twoXar, which develops drugs using artificial intelligence. The company aims to use its AI capabilities to cut the cost and time needed to discover new medications, focusing its research on diabetes, liver cancer and rheumatoid arthritis treatments.
Students at a South Carolina middle school are learning about math, science and algorithms by solving puzzles related to a Rubik's Cube. Teacher Betsy Portune said solving the 3D puzzle helps students develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork.
A project-based learning unit at an Ohio school taught students entrepreneurship skills by having them design, market and sell items they created. Students had to analyze the cost of producing their product, create posters and short commercials, and then sell their wares to students and parents at the school's Market Day.