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Researchers Have Figured Out a Way to Use Salmonella to Eat Tumors

Science is f*cking amazing.<p>Sure, salmonella is known as the reason why we're not supposed to eat raw cookie dough, so it doesn't have the most favorable of reputations (on top of causing over a million cases of food poisoning every year)—but according to new research, it may very well save your …

Salmonella

Virtual Reality: An Emerging Game Changer In Healthcare

By Eric Williams, MFA<p>As Obamacare returns to center stage, stakeholders in the healthcare debate will look for ways to squeeze costs while improving medical care.<p>I am not a doctor, politician, or accountant. I am an Emmy Award-winning producer in interactive educational media and director of a …

New England Patriots Players on Notice After 2016 Offseason Roster Moves

With so many moves shaking up the New England Patriots roster, things are bound to look a little different on the field in 2016.<p>Some players who have been an important part of the team may be facing the possibility of a diminished role. The players listed here are those who play positions where …

NFL

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Google Fiber wants to beam wireless Internet to your home

If Craig Barratt can make it work, it's going to be big news for Internet users.<p>Over the past five years, Google Fiber has laid its high-speed Internet in a handful of cities and pledged to come to several more. But now it has bigger ambitions: It is working on a plan to beam wireless broadband …

Net Neutrality

Experts crack nasty ransomware that locks your PC and your backup

Petya, a brutal piece of malware, surfaced two weeks ago. It's a mean bit of crypto-extortion that hits its victims where it hurts: right in your startup drive. Because it encrypts your master boot file, if attacked, not only will you be unable to start up your PC and not even access your startup …

Zika virus 'scarier than initially thought'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Everything we look at with this (Zika) virus seems to be a little scarier than we initially thought," Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC principal deputy director, told reporters during a White House briefing on Monday.<p>Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)<p>She was joined by Dr. …

Public Health

Winners and losers of the Chandler Jones trade and a busy 2 days of NFL free agency

The Patriots and Cardinals pulled off a stunning trade on Tuesday, and somehow both teams won. Eric Weddle, meanwhile, has a new home after a busy two days of NFL free agency.<p>Just when we thought things were quieting down in the NFL after a frenetic first week of free agency, business picked up in …

NFL

Nano-sized particles cure final-stage breast cancer in mice – breakthrough study

Nanotechnology has helped scientists cure mice which have breast cancer in its terminal stage. The study could be a turning point in treating the …

Connor Cook thinks Connor Cook should be one of the first QBs drafted

Cook wrote an article for The MMQB about his resume, his experience at the combine, and why he wasn't a captain for Michigan State.<p>Former Michigan …

NFL

On Free Agency, the Eagles and the Truth About Brock

There have been jaw-dropping moments in the early days of free agency—the $15-million-and-north deals signed by men (Olivier Vernon, Brock Osweiler …

NFL

Brock Osweiler poised for a big payday and additional scrutiny

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Two years ago, the Denver Broncos weren’t exactly on the hunt for a quarterback -- they had Peyton Manning and prospect Brock …

Tom Brady totally just flicked off a New York City cab driver

New England Patriots quarterback made a major encroachment on rival turf on Monday when he flicked off a rude cab driver while crossing a New York City street with his wife, Gisele Bündchen.<p>Brady may not like to admit it, but he’s more of a New Yorker than he’d care to admit. Flicking off a rude …

New York City

World's Top Women Soccer Players Still Getting Second-Class Treatment

An extra helping of inequality, just in time for International Women's Day.<p>In a depressingly apt metaphor for gender inequality in women's soccer, U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo shared a photo proving that the world's top women players are literally competing on an uneven -- and …

Women's Sports

6 habits that will keep your brain sharp

Working non-stop at your desk all day can be draining, but at least your brain is gaining a serious workout — regularly using a computer makes you …

Nursing Student Dismissed for Refusal to Lie about Vaccines Has Case Continue in Court

Nichole Rolfe, formerly Nichole Bruff, was a nursing student at Baker College in Michigan who dreamt of being a nurse practitioner of midwifery …

Vaccination

Physicists Have a New Way of Precision Targeting Cancer Cells

A new approach to chemotherapy offers safer treatment thanks to magnetic particles and bone minerals.<p>The perils of cancer treatment are well known: To target the bad cells, it's usually necessary to hit some of the good ones in the process. Friendly fire.<p>Cancer cells are just so often deeply …

Cancer Cells

South Carolina teacher resigns after naked photo published by pupil

Leigh Ann Arthur forced to resign after a semi-naked photo of her was circulated by students<p>A teacher in South Carolina has been forced to resign after a pupil stole her mobile phone and posted a naked photo from the phone on the internet.<p>Leigh Anne Arthur said that education officials in Union …

South Carolina

An astronaut just returned to Earth after a record-breaking trip — and scientists can't wait to see him

And on Tuesday evening at about 11:26 p.m. ET, part of that mission came to an end.<p>After spending 340 days in space — longer than any American before him — Kelly arrived back on Earth safely, packed inside a snug Soyuz capsule with cosmonauts Sergey Aleksandrovich Volkov and Mikhail Korniyenko, who …

Space Science

Tennessee wants Peyton Manning allegations removed from lawsuit

The University of Tennessee filed a motion asking plaintiffs' lawyers to remove any Peyton Manning allegations from a lawsuit against the school.<p>The …

NFL

The Smartphone As PC Replacement: Still An Idea Ahead Of Its Time

HP’s Elite X3 is the latest in a long line of products merging phone and laptop, but there are still kinks to be worked out.<p>The tech industry can’t seem to get over its obsession with bridging the difference between the laptop and smartphone–or even merging them into one device. Over the years, the …

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

Don't kill cancer, learn to live with it, say scientists

Managing cancer with low doses of chemotherapy could be more effective than attempting to kill the disease, scientists believe.<p>The controversial approach suggests that cancer patients may have a better chance of survival if they live with their illness long term.<p>"The potential to reduce gruelling …

'Passive Wi-Fi' uses 10,000 times less energy

Wi-Fi is a surprisingly brutal energy monster; as an increasing number of devices rely on constant connections to cloud services, its draw on global …

Wi-Fi

Expert: Men should be more worried about Zika virus - CNN Video

Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University tells CNN's Jake Tapper that men should be more worried about Zika virus because they can potentially put their partners and unborn babies at risk.

Public Health

North Korea's nuclear test 'could jolt volcano back to life'

Experts say one of Mount Paekdu's previous eruptions was 'one of the largest explosive events in human history'<p>Seismologists have warned that North Korea's repeated nuclear tests could cause its highest mountain Mount Paekdu to erupt - and they add that one of the volcano's previous eruptions was …

Adidas Shuts Down Homophobic Commenters In The Best Way Possible

The company sparked an outcry after sharing a Valentine's Day ad featuring a same-sex couple.<p>After attracting controversy for an ad featuring a same-sex couple, Adidas responded to haters with an unequivocal message: Love is love.<p>On Valentine’s Day, the sportswear brand shared a photograph on …

LGBTQI

This Tablet Can Replace Your Television

Over the past couple of years, the consumer tech industry has been wrestling with hurdles impeding its growth. First, people have stopped upgrading …