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Scientists have figured out how to stop our bodies from fighting electronic implants

Scar tissue may no longer be an obstacle on our road to becoming cyborgs<p>We may dream of one day becoming cyborgs, with RFID chips implanted in our hands or bionic eyes, but the human body won't necessarily cooperate. Implantable devices like pacemakers have been used regularly for decades, but they …

Immune System

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood

Things just got complicated.<p>Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new …

James Harden

Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, a spokesman for the World Food Program said in …

NASA Has Strict Rules When It Works With Movies

How NASA deals with Hollywood isn't always the same.<p>The new sci-fi alien thriller <i>Life</i> takes place on the International Space Station, but as any …

Space Science

Apple denies allegations a hacker group is holding 600M iCloud accounts for ransom

Apple has responded to claims that a hacker group obtained access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts. In a statement to <i>Fortune</i>, Apple said that there have not been any breaches to its systems and that its user data is safe.<p>Apple says that the data hackers claim to have appears to be from …

Vince Carter explains the secrets behind his incredible longevity

How has the 40-year-old Carter discovered the fountain of youth? We asked him and several of his teammates.<p>ATLANTA — Vince Carter is relaxing inside the training room of the Philips Arena visitor’s locker room about an hour before tipoff. Carter laughs on occasion, just taking in the moment. He’s …

Basketball
NFL

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy
Football (U.S.)

Tillerson says ‘all options are on the table’ when it comes to North Korea

The Trump administration challenged China to do more to pull its ally North Korea back from the nuclear brink as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bluntly declared Friday that the United States will do whatever is necessary to prevent a North Korean attack.<p>“All options are on the table,” Tillerson …

North Korea

China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday pledged a firm response if Japan stirs up trouble in the South China Sea, after Reuters reported on a Japanese plan to send its largest warship to the disputed waters.<p>File photo: Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news …

China
Movies

Scientists identify a black hole choking on stardust: Data suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts

Data suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts<p>Scientists using the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASASSN) have identified a …

Universe

NASA plans to make a telescope out of the Sun

As NASA astronomers peer further and further into space, they require ever larger and more powerful telescopes to do so. That's why one team of researchers from the Jet Propulsion Lab have proposed using the biggest object in our solar system, the Sun, as a cosmic magnifying glass.<p>According to …

Watch This Amazing 4K Time-Lapse of the Chicago River Dyed Green for St. Patrick’s Day (VIDEO)

Green beer is a familiar libation during St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but unless you live in Chicago, green rivers are a far less common sight. In …

Chicago River

Humpback Whales Are Forming Mysterious 'Super-Groups', And No One Can Explain It

They've never teamed up like this before.<p>Humpback whales are known for being the loners of the sea - while they tend to migrate, feed, and mate in …

South Africa

Astronomers Have Investigated a Weird, Isolated Planet-Like Object

Spoiler: They're still not sure what it is.<p>Back in 2012, astronomers spotted a perplexing isolated object in our galactic neighbourhood - an object …

Universe

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Retina Implant That Could Restore Vision to Millions

Clinical trials set to begin this year.<p>Scientists have developed a retinal implant that can restore lost vision in rats, and are planning to trial …

Cell Biology

Foreign leaders try to find their footing with a mercurial yet crucial ally: Trump

At their first meeting, the Japanese prime minister presented President Trump with a gold-plated golf club — and when he returned for a second visit, the two played 27 holes in a single day.<p>The British prime minister, eager to reaffirm her country’s “special relationship” with the United States, …

Donald Trump

Fan enters court during Rockets-Cavs game, briefly eludes security

Whose man is this?<p>A fan at Sunday's Houston Rockets-Cleveland Cavaliers game interrupted proceedings when he made his way onto the court, waved …

Basketball

Mars Colonists Might Need to Radically Alter Their Bodies and Minds

In 2016, two astronauts finished nearly a year of work on the International Space Station. NASA's Scott Kelly and Russia's Mikhail Kornienko were …

Space

Scientist finds entanglement instantly gives rise to a wormhole

Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein …

20 Creative Date Ideas That Cost Less Than $20

The typical formula for a date—think dinner, drinks, entertainment—can add up to an expensive outing. And while staying in and watching TV is a …

High School

33 Family Dinner Recipes That Will Never Get Old

Let's just say that there aren't too many salads in here.<p>Growing up, you had a favorite family dinner. Maybe it was Mom's bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Maybe it was Dad's sloppy Taco Tuesday production line. Maybe it was Nonna's fettuccine alfredo or your sister's chicken noodle soup. You walked through …

Haunting Photos of Polar Bears in a World Without Ice

Photographer Patty Waymire has sent prints of <i>No Snow, No Ice?</i> both to former President Barack Obama and to current President Donald Trump. It was …

Wildlife

If the Moon Were Destroyed What Would Happen to our Planet?

Our moon is a remarkable thing. Not only does it illuminate the night sky it also affects the Earth in various others ways, and without it, we would …

Physicists have created an “impossible” state of matter that could power quantum computers

The laws of physics are supposed to be symmetrical in time and space. That means a ball thrown at a certain speed and in a certain direction would always go the same distance, no matter when you throw or where on Earth you throw it (assuming no other factors, like weather, came into play).<p>There …

Quantum Mechanics
North Africa