Abhishek Agarwal

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Tattoo You: Immune System Cells Help Keep Ink In Its Place

Last Saturday, while I was visiting Fatty's Tattoos and Piercings, a college-aged woman in a hoodie walked in and asked for a tattoo, her first, right on the spot.<p>"I want a red-tailed hawk feather," she told the artist on duty at the Washington, D.C., tattoo parlor.<p>He peppered her with questions: …

Immune System

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used …

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Researchers may have finally solved a decades old physics mystery

The Proton Spin Puzzle<p>Particle physics is in some ways like peeling an onion; you can peel back each layer, going smaller and smaller, until you are …

A new company allows you to monetize your genetic data

Genetic Wallet<p>The organizations and scientists working hard to develop the next generation of medical treatments and pharmaceuticals rely on genetic …

Blockchain

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

Scientists produce indirect evidence of gaseous filaments and sheets known as Whims linking clusters of galaxies in the cosmic web<p>It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.<p>Now astronomers have detected about …

Universe

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

How We Breathe Could Also Affect How We Think And Feel

Nose vs mouth breathing.<p>Breathing doesn't just fill our lungs with oxygen and help us stay alive, it could also affect the way we think and feel, …

Where to Go in 2017

Today’s fast-changing, hyper-globalized world has no shortage of incredible travel opportunities. This year, we’ve done all the legwork for you in …

Sri Lanka

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …

The Real Adventurer’s Guide to the Ancient City of Petra

Visitor numbers to the iconic ruins of Petra, in the Jordanian desert, have dropped by half in the last five years. But fearless travelers don’t give up that easily. Here’s the best way to see one of the world’s most astounding archaeological sites<p>PETRA, THE ANCIENT CITY sculpted out of the …

Taj Mahal

Advanced Guide: Effective Workout Plans

Topics<p>Let's start the program<p>This page explains the complete science of how to work out. It's your master reference.<p>I cover:<p>The workout plans that …

17 Rustic Veggie Pizzas to Liven Up Your Meatless Monday

Everyone digs pizza. We’ve never met a soul who could deny a slice. These days, pizza lovers are going the extra mile to come up with ingenious ways to enjoy their fave pie with healthy pizza bowl recipes and various other pizza-inspired noshes — dessert pizza included! One of the more exciting …

Cooking

Three Reasons To Buy A Cloud Company - Nutanix Goes Shopping For Analytics, Automation, Acceleration

No three words better encapsulate the state of cloud datacenter computing as of fall 2016 than analytics, automation and acceleration.<p>Analytics: as we know by now, if focused on crunching big data and providing that thing the vendors love to call ‘insight’.<p>Automation: as we are increasingly …

5 free e-books for machine learning mastery

There are few subjects in computing as fascinating, or intimidating, as machine learning. Let's face it -- mastering machine learning isn't something …

There Is A Magical Little Town In Holland Where The Streets Are Made Of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

Mom’s Parenting Cartoons Will Have You Nodding In Solidarity

Nailed it!<p>Adrienne Hedger has been drawing cartoons ever since she was a kid. Now that she’s a mom with two kids of her own (and a dog whom she also considers one of her children), the artist focuses her work on an exciting, frustrating and totally hilarious topic: parenting.<p>Hedger’s cartoons touch …

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best ones out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia, and more.

We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times | Dana Nuccitelli

Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016<p>2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It …

Global warming is shifting Earth's clouds, study shows

Climate Central: The warming of the planet over the past few decades has shifted a key band of clouds poleward and increased the heights of clouds tops<p>The reaction of clouds to a warming atmosphere has been one of the major sources of uncertainty in estimating exactly how much the world will heat …

Climate Change

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Farming?

The startup Freight Farms is using repurposed freight containers and LED lights to grow acres’ worth of produce in a fraction of the space<p>INSIDE THE CAVERNOUS INTERIOR of a former Boston-area taxi depot—walls covered in graffiti, pools of water on the concrete floors—three gleaming green-and-white …

Boston

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

Got $25,000? Then You Can Build a Satellite -- and a SpaceX Cofounder Will Help You Launch It

Vector Space Systems is testing its rockets. First commercial launch: 2018. Image source: Vector Space.<p>America's new-space industry is suffocating -- but that's OK. Vector Space Systems is here to save it.<p>A few days ago, I had the opportunity to talk over the future of spaceflight with Jim …

Neuroscientists Discover a New Way to Cross the Blood–Brain Barrier

The brain presents a unique challenge for medical treatment: it is locked away behind an impenetrable layer of tightly packed cells. Although the …

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.