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That "Mysterious Object" on a Collision Course with Earth Just Burned In Our Atmosphere

I wasn’t worried. Were you worried?<p>The Earth’s most infamous hunk of space trash, a rather-large object by the apt-name of WT1190F, has been …

How Controversial Gene Editing Could Lead To Groundbreaking Cures

This technology may change the way we think of some of the world's most challenging diseases.<p>Thanks to the controversial new technology known as CRISPR, scientists are beginning to make headway in understanding and potentially curing some of the world's most intractable diseases.<p>Sickle-cell anemia, …

Genetics

Genetic Changes and Cancer<p>Cancer is a genetic disease—that is, cancer is caused by certain changes to genes that control the way our cells function, …

Cancer

Humans created a new top predator that's taking over the Northeast — and that's just one example of the evolution we're driving

Evolution, it turns out, isn't the long, invisible process we once thought.<p>Instead, it's happening all around us, all the time, and we are its primary drivers.<p>Numbers of the coywolf, a new hybrid of the coyote and the wolf, likely just topped a million.<p>By shaping landscapes, dumping pollutants into …

Scientists create supercharged blood cell that may heal major wounds, block inflammation

Doctors Tested a Man’s Cancerous Tumors and Found the DNA Was Not Human. Here’s Why It ‘Really, Really Defied Belief’

When a 41-year-old Colombian man was seen by doctors in 2013 with fatigue, fever and weight loss, among other symptoms, they knew he had already been diagnosed with HIV in years prior and was not taking medication for it.<p>When doctors examined stool samples they found evidence of a parasitic …

Dear High School Seniors, Applying to College is the Easy Part

Early application deadlines have arrived for stressed out high school seniors, but whether you're accepted or rejected, you still have a lot to learn.<p>…

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

Venus, Jupiter and Mars cross paths in pre-Halloween spectacle for last time until 2021

The three planets, all pursuing their ordinary orbits around the sun, will be visible until around October 29 but will be best witnessed on October 26 before dawn<p>Early risers are in for a treat this month, and for those rising early on October 26, the treat will be even greater.<p>Venus, Jupiter and …

Astronomy

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

Robot taught to navigate with simulated brain cells

A robot has been taught to navigate using simulated neural cells.<p>A team at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) in Singapore found …

Scientists Find Two Distant Stars Touching, And The Results Could Be Catastrophic

Star-crossed lovers.<p>Some 160,000 light-years away, two stars are overlapping one another in what has been described as a potentially catastrophic …

Fat-coated drugs keep immune cells free of HIV

Protease inhibitors are a class of antiviral drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Now, scientists have designed a …

Medicine

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read …

Public Health

Ancient crystal suggests life on Earth appeared 4.1 billion years ago

(Reuters) - An ancient zircon crystal unearthed in Western Australia may hold evidence that life appeared on the planet 4.1 billion years ago, or about 300 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a team of U.S. researchers.<p>Scientists from Stanford University and the University …

Meditation For Beginners: Eliminate Worry, Stress & Anxiety In 2 Minutes Or Less (Simple Self Improvement Series) | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

Finally a Meditation Guide that makes it simple to eliminate stress, worry & anxiety...<p><b>**AWESOME BONUS:</b> Your book includes an Exclusive Yoga For …

New deadly genetic disease in Russia's Yakutia: Kids don’t live to 3yo

Fourteen children in Yakutia have died of a previously-unknown disease caused by mutations in multiple genes. The illness kills kids before they turn …

Underwater fossils on shrunken Bahamian island hold key to Ice Age extinctions

Scientists have long wondered what caused the dramatic extinctions of many different species of animals, from woolly mammoths to saber-tooth cats, in different regions of the world 10,000 to 11,000 years ago.<p>Some have argued that dramatic climate changes occurring around the same time, a period …

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

Photography

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Biology

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

Nasa predicts near-miss with asteroid on Halloween

Today is Halloween and an asteroid is going to be flying closer to Earth than any has since 2006, according to Nasa<p>An asteroid is due to pass by Earth today and miss us by a whisker, according to Nasa.<p>Well, if whiskers were 499,000km long, at any rate. The asteroid was spotted by Nasa a fortnight …

Scientists can now predict how intelligent you are with a brain scan - but could the technology be misused?

A team of American neuroscientists have discovered that your intelligence can be predicted fairly accurately with an fMRI brain scan.<p>The study, …

"Brainprints" Pick Out an Individual from the Crowd

We all feel unique, believing that our inner lives and our physical selves are different somehow than those of others. Various methods for …

The Brain

Scientists explain how you can 'feel' electrical fields

Scientists have discovered a "sensor mechanism" that allows human cells to detect electrical fields.<p>While animals and even human cells have long been …

Research

Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found, and it could be malaria

Scientists might have accidentally made a huge step forward in the search for a cure for cancer — discovering unexpectedly that a malaria protein …

Cancer