Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

What is Glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. It is an extremely fast-growing cancer which has no known cure. Glioblastomas are named for the cells they form in; glial cells. Though the brain is best known for having billions of neurons, 90% of brain matter is made from glial…

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Hey y’all. A bit cheeky. I know – I’ve not posted in MONTHS. The truth is I’ve had a change of jobs, I’m buying a house and it’s all been a bit crazy! But that’s no excuse to ignore the thing I love. In the hope of getting back on track, I’ve set up a Patreon page…

New Hubble Image Shows Hypergiant Home, Westerlund 1

The Hubble telescope is world-famous for its beautiful images of our universe. Here at the Science Dunk we even posted a Hubble Hump-Day article to get us over the mid-week blues. This week, Hubble has turned its camera to a super-star cluster called Westerlund 1. This fantastical sounding mass is just 15,000 light years away,…

Spacecraft Lost for 8 Years Found Orbiting the Moon

It’s not uncommon for NASA to be in the dark. In fact, that’s the whole point. The darkness isn’t always a friend of space exploration, however. It’s pretty hard to see what’s going on up there, and plenty of spacecrafts (but thankfully no astronauts!) have been lost out there. Billions of pounds worth of equipment,…

Instantly Translate Your Speech with New Gadget by Logbar

A Japanese company called Logbar has developed what could be revolutionary device. ili instantly translates your speech into a foreign language, making travel to far-off lands much easier than it ever has been. ili is an extremely simple device, which requires no WiFi or data connection. It can be worn around the neck, and it’s compact…

Trump Is Banning Science Communication

We all knew that when Trump eventually rose to office it would be a bit rocky. I cannot say with any certainty, however, that we predicted quite how insane things would become. At the time of writing, Trump has been inaugurated for 5 days. In that time he has: Withdrawn the USA from the Trans…