Scientific Breakthroughs

  • Scientists finally create human stem cells through cloning May 15, 2013

    New York: After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg whose own...
  • Higgs boson discovery biggest scientific breakthrough of 2012 December 21, 2012

    London: The capture of the most wanted sub-atomic particle in physics - Higgs boson - has topped the chart of the year's ten biggest scientific breakthroughs. Scientists had been chasing the Higgs boson, nicknamed the 'God particle' for more than four decades. In July the team from the European nuclear research...
  • 3 scientific breakthroughs that could change our lives December 21, 2011

    Artificial Leaf When chemistry professor Daniel Nocera at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that a device the size of a poker card could split water into hydrogen and oxygen, he was merely taking a leaf out of Mother Nature's playbook, except that he called it 'artificial leaf'. Fashioned from silicon,...