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LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

Essential Oils Might Be Able to Cure Cancer, Science Finds

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer do not have the option of undergoing chemotherapy or radio therapy. Sometimes the cancer is too advanced …

Diabetes: Tekcapital acquires patent for non-invasive glucose testing technology

Tekcapital has acquired an exclusive patent for a technology dealing in non-invasive glucose testing. This could change the way people with diabetes …

Combination of Drugs "Dramatically" Shrinks Breast Cancer in Just 11 Days

This could replace the need for chemo.<p>Using a combination of two drugs, scientists have managed to shrink - and even eliminate - a specific type of …

Scientists Perform Key Step in The Water-Splitting Reaction With 100 Percent Efficiency

Bring on the hydrogen fuel.<p>If scientists could find a way to cheaply and easily split water into its molecular parts, it would give us access to an …

Daylight saving time increases stroke risk, scientists find

Turning the clocks forward or back by an hour at the start and end of summer may be tied to increased risk of ischemic stroke, researchers find<p>Daylight saving time increases the risk of having a stroke by eight per cent, researchers claim.<p>Turning the clocks forward or backwards by one hour at the …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Universe

Scientists Found a Way to Control Machines With Your Mind, No Brain Surgery Required

The US military is looking for ways to insert microscopic devices into human brains to help folks communicate with machines, like prosthetic limbs,</i> …

Target just made a huge change to children's bedrooms across America

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the retailer's latest line for kid's home goods, Pillowfort, will largely forgo traditional gender archetypes.<p>This is yet another move to solidify the retailer's reputation as a progressive company that doesn't subscribe to gender norms. This summer, the …

Color Management

The Future Of Transportation: The Ehang 184

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show again lived up to its hype, providing a glimpse into the future of technology. One technology in particular caught my eye—the Ehang 184, a human-sized AAV (autonomous aerial vehicle). The Ehang 184 was developed by Beijing-based Yi-Hang Creation Science & …

Tesla

Scientists Win Approval to Use Gene Editing Technology on Human Embryos

CRISPR-Cas9 may soon be used on viable embryos for the first time.<p>CRISPR has been a hot topic lately, and it's not hard to see why: It's the kind of genetic editing science fiction has predicted for years at an incredibly low cost. But to date, it hasn't been used on human embryos. It seems that's …

Uber's trick for taming drunks? A children's toy

Placing Bop It toys in cars is reportedly preventing drunk passengers from bopping their Uber drivers.<p>Uber is using the classic tactic of misdirection to keep drunken passengers from abusing drivers.<p>The ride-hailing service is providing the tipsy in the North Carolina city of Charlotte with the …

Robots

'Autistic' monkeys created in Chinese lab

Scientists in China have genetically modified monkeys to give them autism in an experiment they hope will allow them to find better treatment for …

The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

Chemistry

14-year-old receives first 3-D printed nose in US

Reconstructive surgery on the human nose isn’t uncommon, but until now, doctors in the United States haven’t been able to replicate and restore the body part to its full functionality. Dallan Jennet, a 14-year-old boy from the Marshall Islands, a country that lies near the equator in the Pacific …

Drone owners must register with FAA, starting December 21

The new rule covers all unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds. And yes, this applies to the drone you're getting for Christmas.<p>You might enjoy flying that new drone around the yard this holiday season, but there's a new string attached.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that …

Drones

Chinese researchers unveil brain powered car | Reuters

China’s first mind-controlled car has been developed by researchers in the north-east port city of Tianjin.<p>Researcher Zhang Zhao wearing a brain signal-reading equipment prepares to move a car with his brain wave, during a demonstration at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, November 17, 2015. …

The Brain

Temp tech tattoos can monitor your health and location

Chaotic Moon, a start-up known for conjuring fun projects like a shark-punching virtual game, has a wide range of applications in mind for the temporary tattoo technology it's developing. Called "Tech Tats," they're quite literally stick-on tattoos that look a bit embossed against the skin, since …

Is this the end of constant smartphone recharging?

Bodle will make screens that require no power but can be seen in direct sunlight<p>An Oxford University spin-out has invented a new smart material that promises to slash the energy required to power a smartphone screen. The creation threatens to shake up the smartphone and wearable device market, …

There's a Drug That Prevents HIV. Let's Use It

Since 2012, there has been a drug that can protect you from getting infected with HIV. It’s a combination of drugs that originally were developed to …

Dario turns your smartphone into a mobile diabetes monitor

The Dario Meter is a pocket-sized, smartphone-connected monitor for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It's cheap and easy to use, logs blood …

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Genetics

Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection

Injecting the drug ranibizumab into the eyes of diabetics improved their sight and prevented further deterioration<p>Diabetics blinded by the disease have been offered new hope afters scientists unveiled the first new treatment in 40 years.<p>Researchers said that injections of the drug ranibizumab …

Diabetes

Scientists breach brain barrier to treat sick patient

<b>For the first time, doctors have breached the human brain's protective layer to deliver cancer-fighting drugs.</b><p>The Canadian team used tiny gas-filled bubbles, injected into the bloodstream of a patient, to punch temporary holes in the blood-brain barrier.<p>A beam of focused ultrasound waves applied to …

Cancer

The future of medicine is food

In between anatomy and biochemistry, medical students in the US are learning how to sauté, simmer and season healthy, homemade meals.<p>Since 2012, first and second year students at Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana have been learning how to cook. Since the program launched, Tulane has …

James Beard

A private equity billionaire sponsors 300 New York City school kids — and writes them all personal notes

The Blackstone chairman and CEO sat down to chat on Bloomberg anchor Betty Liu's podcast Radiate about his interviewing style, what it means to be successful, and how he nearly got into Harvard.<p>The richest man in private equity also talked about how he was writing to about 350 K-12 students about …

Chart-topper Adele just did something no artist in history has ever done before

The 10-time Grammy winner just did something no artist in history has done before: She sold over 1 million US downloads of a song in one week.<p>According to Billboard, Adele sold 1.11 million copies of her single "Hello," which was released October 23. The previous record was 636,000 by Flo Rida's …

Heat-triggered 'grenades' hit cancer

<b>Scientists have designed microscopic "grenades" that can explode their cancer-killing payload in tumours.</b><p>The team will present its findings at the National Cancer Research Institute conference next week.<p>They plan to use liposomes - tiny bubbles of fat which carry materials round the body - to …

Tumors

Cheese Is as Addictive as Drugs, New Medical Study Shows

Cheddar, Gouda, Feta, Brie. Gruyere, Asiago, Swiss, Bleu. Which is your fix of choice? A new study released by the U.S. National Library of Medicine …