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Yahoo hack: what to do to protect your account

Users should log in to their account, change their password, as well as check for any signs of misuse<p>If you have a Yahoo account, it’s imperative you act quickly to ensure it, and your other internet services, are secured.<p>Information including names, addresses, secret answers and passwords was …

Yahoo

The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body

In 1995, while he was a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, the biomedical scientist Peter Friedl saw something so startling it kept …

The Googol Reasons Your Doctor Never Sees You On Time: How Data Science Has The Answers

Why is it that every time I go to a doctor, I am given an appointment for a precise time and then every time, every single time, the doctor shows up at least 20 minutes late? Does the healthcare system hate me? Do they not want to fix the problem? Or are they all just simply incompetent?<p>To dig …

Health Care

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible climate records which scientists have described as a bombshell and an emergency.<p>Seven climate records set so far in 2016<p>Read more<p>The series of …

Climate Change

Leptospirosis is growing threat to world's poor - Futurity

The tropical disease known as leptospirosis results in more than 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths annually, report researchers.

Medicine

Butterflies steal DNA of zombie wasps in natural genetic modification

Scientist have found DNA of wasps in butterflies showing that genes can pass between species<p>Butterflies 'steal’ the genes of wasps to make them more resistant to disease , scientists have found, in first evidence of natural genetic modification in the animal kingdom.<p>Although campaigners have long …

Neurons dynamically switch identity in response to brain activity

A surprising new discovery shows that some brain cells are far more malleable than previously thought<p>The human brain is often said to be the most complex object in the known universe, and there’s good reason to believe that this old cliché is true. Even the apparently simple task of compiling a …

Neuroscience

Glasses Let The Colorblind See Pigments For The First Time

The colors!<p>They may look like typical sunglasses, but these are making waves for people who are colorblind. Since they first went on sale in 2012, glasses from the company EnChroma Labs have allowed people to see colors as they’ve never seen them before, according to an article published this …

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Colour perception changes between seasons with humans seeing yellow as more green in the summertime<p>Humans see colour differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time<p>The researchers at York University looked at how colour …

A New Kind Of Brain Scan Can See Your Pain, Literally

The technique could help end the mystery--and the stigma--of chronic pain<p>Nothing hurts Americans more than chronic pain. It’s our single biggest health problem, affecting the lives of 100 million adults--more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. And that figure, from a 2011 Institute …

Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

Some murder cases are harder to solve than others. The investigation into the killing of Mellory Manning — a 27-year-old woman who was assaulted and murdered in 2008 while working as a prostitute in Christchurch, New Zealand — confounded police.<p>They conducted an investigation and interviewed …

Forensics

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

It could help farmers in developing countries<p>From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California's new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …

Award-Winning Environmentalists Score on Ocean Protection

Human Journey<p>Howard Wood has been awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for his work creating Scotland’s first community-developed marine protected area. Photo: Courtesy Goldman Environmental Prize<p>On Wednesday evening, Earth Day, the Goldman Environmental Prizes were celebrated in Washington, D.C., …