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Superhuman in making: Biohacker edits his own DNA to boost his strength - IBTimes India

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Promising autism drug shows early success in animal tests

There is currently no single drug treatment for autism. Many doctors treat autistic patients with a variety of psychotropic drugs geared at managing …

Autism

15-Year-Old Tattoo Caused a Cancer-Like Reaction in a Woman's Lymph Nodes

Warning: it's pretty gross.<p>Well, we can add this to the list of weird things tattoos can do to your body: apparently they can mimic the symptoms of …

Scientists Have Pinpointed The Annoying Genetic Mutation That Turns Us Into Night Owls

"Carriers of the mutation are essentially playing catch-up for their entire lives."<p>Any night owls reading this will be familiar with the struggle of …

Skulls Found in China Are Part Human, Part Neanderthal

Newly uncovered skulls in China have both human and Neanderthal features, a mix that so far hasn’t been seen in a hominid fossil.<p>Writing in the …

Cleveland Clinic Doctor Fuels Vaccine Debate — Again

The Cleveland Clinic went into damage control mode Monday after the director of its Wellness Institute questioned the safety of vaccines in a blog post that blew up on social media.<p>Dr. Daniel Neides questioned whether preservatives in childhood vaccines are safe for infants—despite decades of …

Chicken tikka masala or butter chicken

The origin of this dish is heavily disputed. According to legend, a customer ordered chicken tikka in an Indian restaurant in Scotland and sent it …

Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base

Here’s why that’s a bad idea.<p>Last week, upon leaving the president-elect’s office, Douglas Brinkley, a historian and conservationist, reported that Trump “was very interested in a man going to the moon.” Before that point, the entirety of Trump’s utterances of space policy consisted of two …

Space Exploration

50 ways to accelerate weight loss

The average man’s body houses 43.2lbs of fat. And at any one moment, that number is either increasing or decreasing—it’s never stagnant. Spend more …

Alcohol-linked cancer deaths could reach 7,000 a year by 2035, study suggests

Around 135,000 people will die from cancer caused by alcohol over the next 20 years, costing the NHS £2 billion, figures show.<p>Analysis from Cancer …

Russian scientists unearth remains of secret Nazi Arctic base

Scientists at the Russian Arctic National Park have unearthed the remains of a secret Nazi base on the remote island of Alexandra Land that was abandoned during the latter stages of World War II.<p>Due to this year’s warm Arctic summer, experts could fully explore the ground where the military weather …

29 things dogs should never eat

A recent study found Xylitol, a chemical commonly included in gum and sugar-free peanut butter, was deadlier than chocolate to dogs.<p>It made us wonder: what other common foods are dangerous for our pets?<p>We spoke with two vets, Dr. Richard Goldstein of New York's Animal Medical Center as well as …

Pets

Pernil Asado (Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg)

Almost every Sunday afternoon while growing up in <b>Colombia</b>, my family would get together at my grandmother's house. Cousins, uncles, aunts, and my …

Cooking

Ice XVI Is the Strangest Form of Solid Water Yet

The sixteenth phase of solid H2O has arrived.<p>Water ice, the unlikely solid that is less dense than its liquid form, is already a thing that should not be. As temperatures drop below freezing, water molecules form super-resilient hexagonal crystals, leaving a material that is technically …