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We'll Need Another 363 Years to Completely Revolutionise Earth's Energy Systems

But we're not giving up.<p>We're seeing some fantastic strides forward in renewable energy, but the problem is there's a lot of non-renewable energy to …

This entire Chinese village is a shrine to Xi Jinping

<b>Liangjiahe, China (CNN) —</b> It's the kind of artwork you'd expect to see celebrating Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin or Kim Il Sung.<p>But this isn't Communist propaganda that harks back to Cold War days. The simple mural of Xi Jinping painted on the side of a dusty wall in this small village is a modern-day …

China

Can you learn in your sleep? Yes, and here's how

Sleep is known to be crucial for learning and memory formation. What's more, scientists have even managed to pick out specific memories and …

To prevent Alzheimer's, stay reasonably fit

If you exercise even a little, you are probably already there<p>Women who were reasonably fit when they were middle-aged were much less likely to develop dementia than women who struggled to exercise even a little bit, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The fittest women were 90 percent less likely to …

The Brain

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Why Stephen Hawking’s Black Hole Puzzle Keeps Puzzling

The renowned British physicist, who died at 76, left behind a riddle that could eventually lead his successors to the theory of quantum gravity.

This Man Has an Air Pocket in Place of His Right Brain

And he's fine!<p>After an especially tiring day or a serious lack of food, it’s not unusual to feel lightheaded. It is, however, unusual to discover …

Neurology

HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of …

How Brain Surgery Stops Parkinson’s Disease Tremors

A woman lies awake on an operating table, her outstretched arm shaking uncontrollably. A team of four doctors surround her, and after a few seconds, …

Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

Why Is U.S. Health Care So Expensive? Some of the Reasons You’ve Heard Turn Out to Be Myths

Maybe the United States health care system isn’t that bizarre after all.<p>Compared with peer nations, the United States sends people to the hospital less often, it has a smaller share of specialist physicians, and it gives people about the same number of hospitalizations and doctors’ visits, …

Health Care
Sexual Harassment

An Orca Has Been Taught to "Say" Human Words in a World-First

The audio recording is delightful.<p>A captive orca named Wikie has become the first killer whale known to recognisably make sounds that are not part of …

Scientist Claims US Lab Engineered 'Humanzee' Human-Chimp Hybrid 100 Years Ago

Oh really?<p>A prominent US scientist has claimed researchers in Florida succeeded in breeding a human-chimp hybrid called a 'humanzee' in …

Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

Researchers are now developing a new method of killing cancer more effectively. Their strategy "starves" tumors, depriving them of the main nutrient …

Medical Research

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

If You Had a Human Head Transplant, Would You Still Be Yourself?

If you survived, that is.<p>Sergio Canavero is adamant that human head transplants will work. In fact, he claims that he could complete such a …

Chinese scientists clone monkeys, break barrier to human cloning

LONDON — Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans.<p>Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two identical long-tailed macaques, were born eight and six weeks ago, making them …

Genetics

Are We Ready for a Flu Pandemic?

This year, the seasonal flu is taking a heavy toll in the United States, with widespread infections in nearly all states. Some hospitals are so …

Dog flu is real: Here's what you need to know to keep your pet safe

Many pet lovers treat their furry friends like human companions, but few dog owners understand that this season’s human flu has an equally infectious form for pets.<p>According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious viral …

Pets

‘Discovering my true sexual self’: why I embraced polyamory

My husband and I were together for 12 years and had two children – but while he was happy with one person, I needed more<p>It was the hardest thing I’d ever had to say to my husband, Marc. Three years ago, I sat down and told him: “The idea of having sex just with you for the next 40 years – I can’t …

Relationships

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

University of Pennsylvania

2017 Is Officially Among The Top Three Warmest Years on Record

It's getting hot in here.

Global Warming

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Genetics

Five-foot long tapeworm came 'wiggling out' of man's body after he ate sushi

Sushi lovers beware!<p>A California man who ate sushi every day ended up with a 5-foot-plus long tapeworm inhabiting his body. The Fresno male went to the emergency room complaining of bloody diarrhea, according to Dr. Kenny Bahn, who shared the story of his patient on the podcast“This Won’t Hurt A …

CDC

There Might Be a Way to Detect Bipolar Disorder Before It Really Starts

Early signs could be crucial.<p>A new study has revealed two patterns of symptoms that could be used to predict the development of bipolar disorder in …

Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know

Dopamine is a chemical found naturally in the human body. It is a neurotransmitter, meaning it sends signals from the body to the brain.<p>Dopamine …

Pregnancy Nausea Medication May Not Work All That Well

How effective is the most commonly prescribed drug for nausea during pregnancy?<p>Not so great, say researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada. …

FDA

10 Facts About History's Greatest Pandemic We Often Get Wrong

It wasn't Spanish.<p>This year marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918.<p>Between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have …

Public Health
Public Health