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John Stossel: The left's war on science

We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science."<p>But John Tierney, who's written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, told me in my latest online video, "The real war on …

Recording data from one million neurons in real time

(credit: Getty)Neuroscientists at the Neuronano Research Centre at Lund University in Sweden have developed and tested an ambitious new design for …

Scientists have identified a gene that's killing purebred dogs. Does that even matter?

Inbred dogs are kind of doomed.<p>Bull terrier owners might feel some sense of relief upon hearing that a team of international researchers have identified a genetic mutation behind lethal acrodermatitis. Baby bull terriers with LAD don’t grow well, have deficient immune systems, and develop skin …

Genetics

Trauma and dementia patients given hope by 'flashbulb memory' breakthrough

Scientists have made a telling breakthrough in detailing the formation of 'flashbulb memories', which can help a snail find a sugary treat but also …

Breakthroughs

Vortecon, A Kinetic Desk Toy That Creates a Mesmerizing Optical Illusion When Spun

UK product designer Kristoph Krisjans has created the Vortecon, a precision machined kinetic desk toy that creates a mesmerizing illusion when spun …

Optical Illusions

Superconducting materials found in meteorites

<b>LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—</b>Meteorites sometimes contain naturally occurring superconductors, materials that conduct electricity without any resistance, …

Meteorites

Alzheimer’s disease will become manageable like HIV, say award-winning scientists

Alzheimer’s sufferers may be able to live with the disease without the devastating symptoms within the next few decades, scientists said as they were awarded the Brain Prize for their work fighting the illness.<p>Professor Michel Goedert, of Cambridge University, who discovered the importance of tau …

Dementia

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Two weeks after my husband had a couple of stents installed in his coronary arteries, he awoke to this headline in the <i>New York Times:</i> …

Massive crayfish that didn't exist 25 years ago are capable of cloning themselves — and it's terrifying scientists

A crayfish that is capable of cloning itself is taking over Europe — and scientists are taking note.<p>The marbled crayfish has a mutation that allows it to clone itself, reports Carl Zimmer at The New York Times. Zimmer profiled scientists studying the all-female species known for its massive size, …

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

10 More Objects Clearly Invented to Annoy Physics

A while ago we personified the nebulous concept of physics and wrote an article about 10 objects we feel were seemingly invented just to annoy it. …

Read Bernie Sanders' Rebuttal to President Trump's State of the Union Address

Vermont Senator and former Democratic primary presidential candidate Bernie Sanders live-streamed his rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s State of …

Surgeon Unemployment Rate Reaches 75 Percent; Million-Dollar Med Degrees 'Not Worth Paper They're Printed On' | Inc.com

<i>This is the first chapter of Insights from the Future. This is a book I'm writing about technology, innovation, and people ... from the perspective of the future. It is a collaborative exercise, and you are invited to participate. More details below the story.</i><p><b>Surgeon Unemployment Rate Reaches 75%;</b> …

Medical Technology

Physics: Scientists Disprove Century-Old Assumption About the Brain’s Neurons

For more than 100 years, physicists have relied on a “neuron computational scheme” that assumed the neurons within our brains are individual …

HIV's Jump From Apes to Humans May Have Been Aided by an Unfortunate Deficiency

How it all began.<p>Nobody knows quite when it happened. But some time in our not too distant past, a chimpanzee version of a pathogen known as simian …

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

Comb the ruins at San Francisco's Lands End

Feb. 4, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>S.F. Bay Area<p><b>Why:</b> San Francisco's best urban archaeology site also has ocean views and clifftop trails.<p><b>What:</b> Lands End is several things at once. There are the ruins of Sutro Baths, which flourished, languished, closed, burned and crumbled, all between the 1890s and the …

California

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Hiking

Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare Repeal and Replace

Republican promises to rip up President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul have formed the spine of their pitch to voters since the law’s …

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

Carve an Anatomically Correct Wooden Heart This Valentine's Day

Test your woodworking skills with anatomy.<p>With Valentine's Day around the corner, you might end up struggling to find the right gift. Making something yourself is always a good idea, and a wooden heart could be a handy decoration for someone's desk or office. Of course, you don't want to the gift …

Woodworking

Riddle of the Week #10: Einstein's Riddle

Difficulty level: Hard<p>Legend has it that Einstein wrote this riddle when he was still a young man. Some claim that he would give these puzzles to students so they would be dissuaded from choosing him as an academic advisor, but as Stanford notes, "it is not likely that there is any truth to these …

Albert Einstein

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This for Accomplishments | Inc.com

There are two sides to every coin. Praising your kids is no exception.<p>On one hand, there's a body of evidence that supports the theory that praising your children is good. Studies have found that it helps to motivate, build self confidence and develop social skills.<p>Yet other data points to negative …

Psychology

Brain Area That Recognizes Faces Gets Busier And Better In Young Adults

A comparison of kid brains and grownup brains may explain why our ability to recognize faces keeps getting better until about age 30.<p>Brain scans of 25 adults and 22 children showed that an area devoted to facial recognition keeps growing long after adolescence, researchers report in the journal</i> …

Inside the Operating Room for Awake Brain Surgery

Being a doctor comes in handy when straddling art and science.<p>Max Aguilera-Hellweg has been fascinated by the human body since he first set foot inside an operating room while on assignment in the late 1980s. He likened the experience to "finding himself in the middle of a stage with the president …

The Brain

It can cause television-like static or trails of light in the vision, but the disorder baffles the experts – so much so that a handful of doctors and patients are fighting to prove it really exists<p>Visual snow is a poetic name for a strange visual anomaly. Those affected find their vision is busied …

Lyme Disease

Stress Almost Ruined Everything I'd Worked For—but It Also Taught Me How to Take Control

Like many, I thrive on stress. I do my best work on tight deadlines, I love intense fitness classes, and I often take jobs that require long days and …