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Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

Scientists declare octopi life from another world

Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the <i>Progress in Biophysics and</i> …

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Biomedicine

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

CRISPR enhances gene therapy to fight inherited diseases

Gene therapy has shown promise in treating inherited genetic diseases, but a major issue that has frustrated scientists remains: Replacing a “bad” …

A Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What's That Mean for People?

A promising new cancer "vaccine" that cured up to 97 percent of tumors in mice will soon be tested in humans for the first time — but experts say …

Cancer

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Privacy

One in ten people who have never used cocaine have traces on fingertips

Cocaine is now so prevalent in society that one in 10 people who have never used the drug have traces on their hands, a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at the University Surrey tested the fingerprints of 50 drug free volunteers and 15 drug users who had taken cocaine or heroin in the past 24 …

Why Putin's new 'doomsday' device is so much more deadly and horrific than a regular nuke

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a raft of new nuclear weapons systems at his State of the Nation address on March 1 — and one demonstrates Russia's apparent disregard for human life.<p>Known as the Status 6, the underwater, high-speed nuclear-capable torpedo isn't like other nuclear …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

We Might Finally Know Why The Blood of Young People Can Rejuvenate Old Brains

Still creepy though.<p>Scientists have been rejuvenating old mice with infusions of not just the blood of younger mice, but even blood from teenage …

The Brain

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

Immune System

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

Failing This 1-Minute IQ Test May Actually Mean You Have a High IQ | Inc.com

There are plenty of ways to measure intelligence -- or at the very least predict intelligence, since it's hard to get people to agree on what intelligence is, much less measure it. (A test that says I'm stupid must be wrong, right?) Spatial intelligence measures your ability to comprehend …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Genetic Engineering

Targeted Genome Editing: Researchers Reversed Kidney Disease, Muscular Dystrophy In Mice

A stunning new breakthrough using the CRISPR-Cas9 system indicates we could potentially activate any gene to cure diseases.<p>Targeted genome editing …

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Anthropology

Neural Networks Are Learning What to Remember and What to Forget - MIT Technology Review

Deep learning is changing the way we use and think about machines. Current incarnations are better than humans at all kinds of tasks, from chess and …

Deep Learning

U.S. tax reforms expose a Republican party held hostage by a few oligarchs

As an act of political vandalism, nothing that Donald Trump has said or tweeted matches what Republican senators achieved on the weekend.<p>In the dead of night, with no real debate, with most senators not knowing what, exactly, they were voting on, with amendments so rushed that they existed only as …

How to tell if you're a 'conversational narcissist'

We love to talk about ourselves. It’s what journalist and author Celeste Headlee calls “conversational narcissism.” Not only can it ruin conversations, she warns, it can also destroy relationships.<p>“Talking about ourselves is very pleasurable and conversational narcissism is what results,” Headlee …

Self-help

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Graphene

Not a Cool Kid in High School? Study Says You Should Probably Be Relieved | Inc.com

High school can be brutal on kids that don't quite fit in. But if you think the bullying and social isolation of not being popular is bad, you should see what happens to the captain of the football team or chief Mean Girl after they graduate.<p>Science actually suggests that, as nasty as high school …

High School

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After poring through a mountain-load of data, obtained from in-person interviews, questionnaires, medical …

Happiness

A handful of clinics is embracing a 'party drug' that could be a rapid-fire depression treatment — we got a look inside

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying.<p>Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation — reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.<p>These clients are patients at …

Genetic Memory is The Key to Finding Evidence of Past Lives, Scientists Claim

Does the human soul transcend the lifetime of the body it inhabits? Do humans even have souls? If we do, what happens to that soul after we die? Big …

A biologist believes that trees speak a language we can learn

I’m in a redwood forest in Santa Cruz, California, taking dictation for the trees outside my cabin. They speak constantly, even if quietly, communicating above- and underground using sound, scents, signals, and vibes. They’re naturally networking, connected with everything that exists, including …

Ecology