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He applied to 20 of the best colleges and got a full ride to all of them

<b>(CNN) —</b> Micheal Brown stared at the acceptance letter in front of him: It said yes.<p>So did the next one. And the one after that.<p>The 17-year-old from Houston applied to 20 of the best universities in the US. He was admitted to every single one with a full ride and $260,000 in additional scholarship …

College & University

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.<p>The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, …

Cancer

What Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Leaves Out: British Spies Protected Prince Philip’s Secret Life

In the juiciest of British scandals he’s never quite caught in the act, and innuendo isn’t evidence. But, as I found out, MI5 was eager to keep him …

Prince Philip

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

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 …

Evolution

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

Biology

The Public’s Distrust of Biotech Is Deepening. Commercialization May Be to Blame.

A cutting-edge study foreshadows what genetic science might bestow to human health, but the public is rightfully wary.<p>Harvard medical geneticist …

Molecular Biology

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics

How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine

You're reading How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-help

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Nanotech

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement

Jamie Metzl Contributor<p>Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council.<p>After 4 billion years of evolution by one set of rules, our species is about to begin evolving by another.<p>Overlapping and mutually reinforcing revolutions in genetics, information …

Molecular Biology

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Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Physics

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Antibiotic resistance is not theoretical: the threat is real and immediate

On the 61st anniversary of Alexander Fleming’s death, we are on the road back to where he started: the days of people dying from common infections and injuries<p>In 1928, as Alexander Fleming was sorting through a pile of petri dishes that he’d been cultivating bacteria in, he noticed something …

Medicine

Digital inequality warning sounded for urban India

A new study buttresses the claim that India’s Internet use is low.<p>Recent indications that India’s Internet use is low and not reflected in the …

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World review – disbelief has been around for 2,500 years

Doubt about religious faith is as old as religion itself – Tim Whitmarsh’s brilliant book carefully explores literary and philosophical sources to make the case for a questioning of the gods in Greek and Roman times<p>It seems likely that there will be a female president of the US well before there is …

Ancient History

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

If India is polio-free, why are children still getting paralysed by the polio virus?

The oral vaccination used to eradicate polio actually caused the disease in rare cases. Now, 20 years after the vaccination programme started, the …

Public Health

The Dark Side of the Soul review – an insider’s guide to sin, by a priest

How did wickedness become so alluring? The Anglican author suggests that vice is not to be prohibited, but is ‘something with which we need to develop a constructive relationship’<p>Some people think sex is sinful, while others think sin is sexy. The glamour of evil is the reason half the postgraduate …

Boris Johnson

A peaceful way out on Siachen

The deadly Siachen avalanche that claimed nine lives on February 3, and many hundreds since the Indian military occupation of the Saltoro Ridge in …

When Will Our Meat-Filled Diets Go Post-Animal?

We can’t sustain the number of animals it takes to feed the planet. But soon we will be able to grow as much meat as we want—without the animals involved at all.<p>The hamburger is a nearly complete reflection of America through the 20th century.<p>Popularized by White Castle and McDonald’s, burgers only …

Siachen avalanche: Govt releases names of 10 soldiers killed at icy heights in treacherous terrain - Firstpost

Names of the 10 soldiers who laid their lives in the line of duty on Wednesday (3 February) owing to a deadly avalanche in the Siachen Glacier were …

India

Gone to waste: How India is drowning in garbage

Travelling from central Delhi towards Ghazipur in the city’s east, the first warning that you get of the approaching landfill is the sight of …

Pollution

A psychologist interviewed a bunch of murderers and learned 5 surprising things about what drives people to kill

<i>Who could do something like this? Who is truly that evil?</i><p>Forensic psychologist James Garbarino might have some answers.<p>Earlier this year, the Loyola University psychologist published a book tying these experiences together, entitled "Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a …

Psychology