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Potheads Finally Have Their Dating App

Attention love-seeking stoners. A Denver company has come up with a dating app that you need in your life.<p>It’s called High There! and designed like …

Cannabis

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

Archaeology

How mitochondrial donation involved in three parent babies works

The debate for allowing IVF babies to be born with DNA from three different people is entering a critical stage<p>MPs will tomorrow decide whether mitochondrial donation allowing IVF babies to be born with DNA from three different people should be made legal.<p>The technique involves replacing DNA in an …

Mighty Mites - Photo Gallery

Photograph by Martin Oeggerli.<p>Magnified hundreds of times, this predatory soil mite is the terror of its microscopic world.<i><br>Parazercon</i> sp., magnified 556 times<p>Photograph by Martin Oeggerli<p>Heavily armored scutacarid mites hitch rides on larger arthropods (including other mites) in their search for …

Discovering your inner GPS

Has our sense of direction been found? Or is it a matter of correlation not being causation?<p>The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their …

Magnetism

Greek austerity measures linked to increased suicides

New study raises concerns over health impacts of sudden public spending cuts<p>Suicides in Greece rose sharply and remained high after the introduction of recent cost-cutting austerity measures, according to a study released today. The findings, based on reported suicides over a 30-year period, add to …

Economics

Toddlers pose a serious risk to smartphones and tablets

Another report has wrongly suggested that children’s brains are at risk from smartphones and tablets. There is, however, plenty of evidence for the opposite; smartphones and tablets are at risk from children<p>It’s been said repeatedly that tablets and smartphones are “bad” for children’s brains. This …

Parenting

Banish smartphones and computers from bedroom to get a good sleep, say scientists

A study teenagers found that those who used a computer in the hour before bedtime were nearly three times as likely to get less than five hours sleep<p>Health experts have warned for years watching television before bed is bad for sleep.<p>But now researchers say other gadgets like tablets, smartphones …

5 Ground Animals That Are Cooler Than Groundhogs

It's Groundhog Day! Why is this a holiday? (And why isn’t it called Whistle-Pig Day instead?) We celebrate groundhogs in February in part because these squirrel relatives are still in deep hibernation at this point, living off their copious fat reserves until it’s warm again. Their stirrings remind …

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …

Loving foster homes repaired brain damage of Romanian orphans

Harvard University has found that Romanian orphans suffered serious brain damage<p>The haunting images of Romanian orphans staring blankly through the bars of their cots was one of the most disturbing legacies of Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime.<p>However new research suggests the youngsters were not only …

Questions Raised Over Whether Vesta Once Had Flowing Water

The protoplanet may not be as dry as scientists thought<p>While NASA’s Dawn mission is hot on the tail of the biggest rock in the asteroid belt, researchers are still finding new things within the treasure trove of data the spacecraft collected in 2011 and 2012. Back then Dawn was visiting Vesta, the …

Asteroid that flew past Earth on Monday has a moon!

Radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86 confirm the primary asteroid is 1,100 feet (325 meters) across with a small moon 230 feet (70 meters) across.<p>Wow! …

Astronomy

Blackbeard’s Ship Yields Booty of Medical Supplies

The wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge was rediscovered in 1996 and has been under excavation by the Queen Anne's Revenge Project. Archaeologists have recovered many artifacts, including a number of medical instruments. These artifacts, combined with historical records, paint a picture of a pirate …

Archaeology

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. She wanted to be screened, and she knew just what kind of screening she wanted — a test that's so new, some women and …

Medicine

Police urge Google to turn off 'stalking' feature on mobile app for drivers

Authorities claim popular app Waze poses a threat to law enforcement and encourages would-be cop-killers by warning drivers when officers are nearby<p>Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say …

Obama Administration

People with autism have uniquely synched brains - Futurity

Brain scans of people with autism show idiosyncratic patterns in brain connectivity. The same is not true for people without the disorder.

X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls

Researchers in Europe have managed to read from an ancient scroll buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. The feat is all the more remarkable because the scroll was never opened.<p>The Vesuvius eruption famously destroyed Pompeii. But it also devastated the nearby town of Herculaneum. A villa …

X-rays

The 5 Most Interesting Announcements from Microsoft's Windows 10 Event

Virtual assistants, new web browsers, seamless gaming—oh my!<p>With its new version of Windows, Microsoft has done the seemingly impossible: It skipped right over version 9 and straight to 10. Really, though, the maker of the world's most popular operating system dropped a lot of major announcements …

Here's what happens when you put a camera on a person-sized squid

Scientists saw new color displays for the first time<p>The Humboldt squid uses pigment sacs on its skin to "flash" and to "flicker," both previously unknown behaviors, according to a study published today in the <i>Journal of Experimental Biology</i>. These displays were caught on cameras mounted on top of …

Zoology

King Tut's beard 'hastily glued back on with epoxy'

Curators fear irreversible damage has been done to priceless burial mask of Tutankhamen, the ancient Egyptian boy king<p>The priceless funeral mask of Tutankhamen has been damaged at the Cairo museum, causing curators to glue it back together with white-ish, splodgy glue.<p>The mask, which was discovered …

Is this proof that male and female brains really are wired differently?

Study finds that men are less likely to react to emotional images, and forget them much quicker than women<p>The oft-repeated mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has been lent credence by a major new study, which claims to show that the two genders process emotion differently.<p>Not …

The Brain