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Scientists Develop a New Theory for How Life Began on Earth

Evolution may have taken a much more radical track than we thought.<p>Scientists think about 3.8 billion years ago, a cocktail of organic compounds …

Biology

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost | Inc.com

There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds sometimes seem to have a life of their own -- underperforming when we most need …

The Brain

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Scientists claim they found a drug that "significantly reverses memory loss"

A New Hope<p>A team at Lancaster University in the U.K. has discovered that a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes may hold the key to fighting the …

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington’s disease, experts say

The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, including the woman who …

Medicine

Following the silk route

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have taken the first step towards creating a bioengineered liver model that might …

Stem Cells

Our sense of smell provides a new way to battle spinal cord injuries

by Patrick Caughill December 11, 2017 Health & Medicine 3052<p>Two Treatments Combined<p>Researchers from the University of Bristol have just shared the …

Spinal Cords

Paralysed rats walk again after breakthrough surgery using stem cells from a human's mouth

<b>Stem cells from a human's mouth were used in the process.</b><p>Seeing a rat scurry by would send many people running away screaming, but researchers at Israel's Technion institute of technology were joyful when they saw one particular rodent walking.<p>The rat, once paralysed with a completely severed …

Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators

The 57-million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds.<p>“It was as tall as a medium-sized man,” said Gerald Mayr, a paleontologist at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, and lead author of …

Paleontology

Something Really Fascinating Happens When You Give Plants Anaesthetic

We still don't really know how anaesthetic works.<p>When somebody mentions anaesthetics, we probably think straight away of pain relief, but there's a …

Anesthesiology