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If Elon Musk is to colonise Mars, he’ll need to recruit a crew of genetically-modified humans

Elon Musk dreams of creating a million-person city on Mars. But first, the SpaceX and Tesla founder is going to need a small group of people with an …

Genetics

The microbiome has been called the forgotten organ — and it could hold the 'next paradigm shift in science and medicine'

The bugs that live in our gut might one day soon be used to guide the way we treat everything from infections to cancer.<p>Scientists have been working on ways to use the microbiome, or the assortment of microorganisms that live in and on us, to unlock new treatments for difficult diseases. It's led …

Weird: Naked mole rats don't die of old age

Just when it seemed the naked mole rat couldn't get any weirder, it turns out the buck-toothed, bare-skinned rodents don't even age.<p>Unlike literally every other mammal, naked mole rats don't become more likely to die as they get up there in years. In humans, for example, with all else being equal …

Physicists Spot Evidence of 'Odderon' First Predicted in the 1970s

Scientists have uncovered some preliminary evidence for a nuclear physics effect first predicted back in the 1970s. The physics universe you’re about …

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Physics

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

Dingo fence dismantlement could help farmers and the environment, ecologist claims

Australia's dingo fence, stretching more than 5,000 kilometres across the country, is the longest fence in the world.<p>It's designed to keep the wild …

Parents Told Their 13-Year-Old He Had Brain Cancer Just to Collect Donations, Police Say

Authorities say the couple lied to their 13-year-old son about having cancer<p>(FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.) — Authorities say a Florida couple lied to …

Super Bowl 2018: While Patriots play Eagles Sunday, an asteroid might pass near Earth

If an asteroid interrupts what looks like a Super Bowl win, what are Eagles fans to do?<p>There are so many predictions for a Super Bowl game, it's …

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

Astronomy

Gone With A Shot? Hopeful New Signs Of Relief For Migraine Sufferers

Humans have suffered from migraines for millennia. Yet, despite decades of research, there isn't a drug on the market today that prevents them by targeting the underlying cause. All of that could change in a few months when the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce its decision about …

Medicine

Galaxies Rotate in Sync, Raising Dark Matter Questions

The universe is filled with galaxies, and often a large galaxy like our own will have several smaller ones orbiting it. Astronomers looked at one …

5 good reasons to go outside, even when it's freezing

When the weather forecast reveals digits lower than your shoe size, it can take everything you have just to scrape up enough gumption to get off the couch. That’s because, when there’s a deep freeze going on, it’s only natural to want to hibernate, says John Sharp, M.D., a clinical psychiatrist, …

Wellness

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

Samsung Experience 9.0 infographic details what’s new in Samsung’s take on Android Oreo

Samsung generally takes a while to update to the latest version of Android. But when it does arrive, it includes a lot of new features. Last month, Samsung wrapped up an Android Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8. And now ahead of the final rollout, we’re getting another look at what’s new.<p>Android …

Android News

Banks ban credit purchase of cryptocurrency due to risks

If you use your Bank of America-, JP Morgan Chase- or Citigroup-issued credit card to buy cryptocurrency, then you'll have to find an alternative ASAP. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the banks have banned crypto purchase using their cards due to the virtual coins' volatile nature. BofA has already started …

Amazon is celebrating the Super Bowl with some discounts on its Alexa-enabled hardware

First up is a $5 discount on the Fire TV Stick, which drops it down to $34.99. The 4K Fire TV is also on sale for $54.99, which is a $15 discount.<p>If …

Italian man held after driving through city shooting at black people | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian man opened fire on African migrants in the central city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring six people before he was captured, in what police said was a racially motivated attack.<p>The shootings happened just days after a Nigerian migrant was arrested in connection with the …

Democratic Party

Enemy of the state? Agnes Chow, the 21-year-old activist who has China worried

If China has its way, Agnes Chow’s political career will be over before it begins.<p>The self-described “average schoolgirl” who transformed into a thorn in the side of the Chinese leadership was last week blocked from running for political office in Hong Kong because of her party’s pro-democracy …

Hong Kong

Apple Watch: Some Apps Ditch Cupertino Company’s Flagship Smartwatch

Many believe the Apple Watch works best for notifications instead of full-scale apps.<p>The Apple Watch may be the hottest smartwatch on the market. But …

Texas man accused of selling teenage daughter for sex

A man in Texas has been charged with selling his 14-year-old daughter for sex.<p>Jail records show Steve Marks, 31, has been charged with “purchasing or selling a child for sex.” His wife, Lila Miller, has been charged for her alleged involvement.<p>According to arrest warrant affidavits, Marks sold the …

Visiting “The Island of the Colorblind”

Before it was chosen as the breakaway favorite photobook from 2017, Sanne De Wilde’s project “The Island of the Colorblind” was one of the most popular exhibitions in Arles this past summer. Her instantly memorable photo story focuses on the island of Pingelap, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean with …

Police: 5-year-old girl burned in voodoo ritual; 2 charged

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — Two sisters tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her …

21 Beautiful Macro Photos Of Flowers That Will Have Your Heart Blooming

Macro photography, more than any other form, allows us to see the inherent beauty in the detail. This detail is at its most amazing when …

Macro Photography

"I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that I got reeeeeally lucky to capture this image in 2015 in #Longyearbyen, #Svalbard," photographer Maria Sahai (@mariasahai) writes. "The pink glow was caused by the sunlight being reflected by stratospheric clouds. The position of the clouds between Svalbard and the Scandinavian mainland is the main cause of the red light rays. Although similar red skies were seen on the Archipelago in 2014, the phenomenon has not otherwise occurred since the early 2000s." // #visitsvalbard #visitnorway #northernnorway #getoutstayout #spitsbergen #winterwonderland #night_shooterz #ilovescandinavia #thebestofnorway #letsgosomewhere #roamtheplanet