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Woman seriously burned after intestinal gas catches fire during surgery

A patient in Japan was hurt mid-surgery when she passed gas that caught fire causing serious injuries to her body, a university hospital in Tokyo said on Friday.<p>The woman, in her 30s, was undergoing an operation that involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus at the Tokyo …

Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine

<b>A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew has embarked on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.</b><p>Our knowledge of beneficial botany is dispersed across many sources, and is complicated with most species having a variety of different names.<p>The …

Explainer: what is behavioural activation for depression?

A recent study from the United Kingdom found a simple form of therapy called behavioural activation (BA) is as effective in treating depression as …

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

When Tom Barber, a scientist at the University of Arkansas who studies weeds, drives the country roads of eastern Arkansas this summer, his trained eye can spot the damage: soybean leaves contorted into cup-like shapes.<p>He's seeing it in field after field. Similar damage is turning up in Tennessee …

Mysterious purple orb spotted on ocean floor

The colourful orb was seen near the Channel Islands of California by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, a scientific expedition equipped with a live …

Beyond organic at Miracle Farms in St-Anicet: Permaculture transforms an apple orchard into an oasis

When biologist Stefan Sobkowiak took over the orchard in St-Anicet in 1993, there were very few birds.<p>His commercial apple orchard in the Montérégie …

Harry Potter's Magic Invisibility Cloak Is Not So Far-Fetched - Scientists Develop a Concealing Nano-Material

In an instance of science bridging the gap with fantasy and science fiction, researchers took a major step in creating an invisibility cloak. They …

Gravity doesn’t care about quantum spin

New measurements fail to show connection between gravity and quantum mechanics.<p>Physics, as you may have read before, is based around two wildly …

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Uses Pokémon Go to Register Voters

Hillary Clinton is hoping to use Pokémon Go to catch voters. At a rally on Thursday, Mrs. Clinton talked about the game phenomenon, saying “I don’t know who created ‘Pokemon Go,’ but I’ve tried to figure out how we get them to have Pokémon go to the polls.” The game, created by Niantic Labs in […]

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Recent NASA discoveries are changing the way we think about our solar system

The Juno spacecraft, which arrived at Jupiter on July 4, is just one of many groundbreaking NASA missions to study the far reaches of our solar system. Other spacecraft have been deployed to study Pluto, Saturn, and even Ceres — a dwarf planet in the inner solar system. The information being …

3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated All Day Long

Learn how to create an environment that cultivates success.<p>Motivation is important.Most successful people have the drive necessary to continue their journey of self-growth. However, even the most achievement-oriented people come to a point when their motivation levels are depleted.<p>In order to …

Top 10 Homemade Organic Pesticides - Quiet Corner

Pesticides are the only toxic substances we <i>intentionally</i> release into our environment in order to kill living things. The chemicals don’t just harm …

Gardening

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Epic National Park Hiking Trails

Whether your idea of a hike involves hardcore boots, trekking poles, and backcountry maps, or a pair of sneakers, water bottle, and paved trails with …

Forget the Turner prize. This is art that reflects the true grandeur of the universe – it is the Sistine Chapel of the scientific age<p>It’s all about scale. A black dot is moving across the face of a blazing giant. The shadow of the planet looks tiny, compared with the vast flaming orb of the sun …

Universe

Elon Musk's ambitious prediction for the future of humankind is awe-inspiring

Planting Arrangements - Quiet Corner

Arranging vegetable plants within your garden area depends mainly on the amount of space and time you have available and the types of crops you …

If you know me at all, you know I love plants… LOVE plants. So to say, I am excited to share today’s post would be an understatement. Most of you …

How to Grow More in Less Space with a Vertical Garden

Interior decorators know the classic design tip: when working with a small space, look up!Using empty wall space in creative ways can make all the …

King Tut's dagger blade made from meteorite, study confirms

A famous dagger found in the wrapping of Egyptian King Tutankhamun's mummy was made with iron from a meteorite, a study confirms.<p>An analysis of the …

Measuring the Milky Way: One massive problem, one new solution

It is a galactic challenge, to be sure, but Gwendolyn Eadie is getting closer to an accurate answer to a question that has defined her early career …

Cosmology

Voice-controlled companion, whose touchscreen face shows its emotions, can entertain kids and control the lights<p>The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Asus has unveiled a home robot called Zenbo that can talk, control your home and provide assistance when needed – all for the cost of a top-end …

Robotics

Dog Intelligence and What It Can Tell Us about Our Own Intelligence

If you’re a true dog lover, you take it as one of life’s simple truths that all dogs are good, and you have no patience for scientific debate over …

Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …

This is your brain in space

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's imagine NASA has everything it needs to send a crew to Mars. The space agency's experts have figured out how to provide housing, food, water and air for the entire mission.<p>NASA plans to send people to Mars in the 2030s<p>There still is one very important problem remaining: the …

Amazing Mars portrait: How did Hubble get that detail?

A new picture of Mars shows close details of its surface in breathtaking detail.<p>It may be years before ordinary Earthlings get to see the surface of …

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

27 Amazing Campgrounds In America For When You Need Chill Vibes

America the zen.