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Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Nanotech

'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinian negotiator

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pledging she "will not shut up," US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Trump administration will not change its decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.<p>But her message at the UN Security Council went unheard by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, …

Israel

Israel plans new law to ban Palestinians from Jerusalem

AMMAN: A proposed new law will give Israel wider powers to strip Palestinians of their right to live in occupied East Jerusalem and the Golan …

Israel

The Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the Mueller indictments

A 37-page indictment issued by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on Friday brings fresh American attention to one of the strangest elements of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election: The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-sponsored “troll factory” in St. Petersburg.<p>But …

Journalism

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Alzheimer's Plaques Erased in Mice—What's Next?

The remarkable results suggest a route for future medications, but a great deal of work remains.<p>Now more than ever, Alzheimer's disease poses an enormous burden. The neurodegenerative disease afflicts more than five million Americans, robbing them of their memories and placing strain and heartache …

Dementia

Scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink cancerous tumors

In case you had any doubts that we live in the future, scientists just created a medical device straight out of <i>Star Trek</i> or, depending on your view of autonomous DNA-splicing nanorobots, perhaps <i>Black Mirror</i>.<p>Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National …

Immunotherapy

Study finds link between processed food and cancer

Those of us who eat highly-processed food are more likely to develop cancer.<p>According to a group of French scientists who've studied the diets of more than 100,000 people, eating highly-processed (or ultra-processed) food puts people at a higher risk of developing cancer.<p>Ultra-processed foods …

Cancer

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

What's This Tropical, Venomous Sea Snake Doing in California?

El Niño's warmer currents may be to blame for unusual occurrence, scientists say.<p>Highly venomous yellow-bellied sea snakes are rarely spotted in the cold waters off California. But a dead one was found this week on a popular state beach in Southern California.<p>The specimen was discovered at Bolsa …

Zoology

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Cancer

Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999

The world's largest species of orangutans is rapidly disappearing.<p>Borneo has lost more than 100,000 orangutans in the last 16 years – that's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining.<p>This species — the Bornean orangutan — is only found on the island, which is divided …

Biodiversity

The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes. But there's one thing they all have in common. They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet, Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy. But it also begs the …

Evolution

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'

<b>A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers.</b><p>They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed".<p>A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer.<p>A lot of …

Holistic Medicine

As Gaza deteriorates, Israel turns to world for help

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza's infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian disaster on its doorstep, it's appealing to the world to fund a series of big-ticket development projects in the …

Israel

Climate change revealed this U.S. military secret

Toxic chemicals from hidden military bases now risk leaking.<p>At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the Greenland ice sheet hosted a number of clandestine U.S. Army bases whose job it was to get an estimated 600 medium-range ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads ready for deployment. The …

Nunavut

What's in a kiss? 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Time for the best pastime ever - it's Valentine's Day! Smooching burns calories and strengthens the immune system, but despite its health properties, …

Sweden

Rabbit Genes Unraveled a Weird Catholic Legend About Meat-Eating

Happy Lent.<p>Filed Under Animals, Evolution & Religion<p>Today marks the first day of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when Christians give up …

Biology

Israel Preps for Syrian War With Golan’s Oil and Water in Its Sights

By Whitney Webb<p>Soon after Saturday's dangerous escalation involving Syria's downing of an Israeli fighter jet in its airspace seemed to fizzle out, …

Middle East

Plants appear to lose consciousness when sedated

Are plants conscious? A new study found that anesthetics work on flora – but what exactly is happening here? University of Bonn plant cell biologist …

Consciousness

Guillain-Barré syndrome: A sudden paralysis of the arms and legs

In perfect shape one day, flu-like symptoms the next - followed by paralysis in an extremely short time. These are signs of a dangerous autoimmune …

Medicine

This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

Researchers have programmed DNA bots to cut off the blood supply to malignant tumours<p>It may sound like the opening of a science-fiction novel but a …

Cancer

Human-safe ultraviolet light used to kill airborne viruses

For decades, it's been known that broad-spectrum UVC light kills viruses and bacteria by destroying the molecular bonds that hold their DNA together. …

Biology

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p>(Click images for full caption information)<p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Antarctica

This Deep-Sea Creature Lays Its Eggs on Hydrothermal Vents—A First

The Pacific white skate lay its eggs on superheated hydrothermal vents, and then may wait more than four years for the eggs to hatch.<p>The world’s most patient mom may be a deep-sea octopus that tends her eggs for nearly 4.5 years. But now, there may be a new contender for her throne.<p>Scientists have …

Zoology

Scientists capture exploding beetles' amazing escapes from toads' stomachs

Bombardier beetles observed causing audible toxic explosions inside toads stomachs causing them to vomit their lunch to freedom<p>The toad’s reaction to the explosion deep in its stomach is not instantaneous. But in time the body shakes, the mouth opens, and the culprit is expelled: a mucus-covered …

Insects

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Zoology

Lethal Pneumonia Outbreak Caused By Low Chlorine In Flint Water

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed 12 people and sickened at least 87 in Flint, Mich., in 2014 and 2015 was caused by low chlorine levels in the municipal water system, scientists have confirmed. It's the most detailed evidence yet linking the bacterial disease to the city's broader …

Public Health

US Bill to End Israel's Abuse of Palestinian Children

- Advertisement -<p>H.R.4391 - <i>Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act</i>, sponsored by Betty McCollum …

Ahed Tamimi

What Happens When China Eclipses the U.S. in Asia

A Q&A with Hugh White, a former top Australian official who feels Beijing has already filled the U.S. leadership void.<p>Contrary to what you might read or hear, President Donald Trump alone hasn't surrendered U.S. strategic leadership in Asia to China. What he has done is accelerate long-term trends …

Geopolitics