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Having blood type O almost trebles risk of dying from serious injury, scientists find

Having blood type O almost trebles the risk of dying from serious injury because it does not clot as well, scientists have found.<p>Data from 901 emergency care patients in Japan showed a death rate of 28 per cent for those with type O blood.<p>The death rate of patients from other blood groups combined …

Medicine

The first "cell-free" CRISPR tech is here to personalize cancer treatment

A single technology can help kill superbugs, slow cancer’s growth, and potentially help us end world hunger. No, it’s not magic. It’s science — …

Indonesia's Aceh Lashes Unwed Couples and Prostitutes In What Could be the Province's Last Public Caning

(BANDA ACEH, Indonesia) — Indonesia’s deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and …

Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

Groundbreaking research has revealed a promising strategy to stop the recurrence of cancer, and it comes in the form of a biodegradable gel.<p>Created …

12 Science Trivia Questions People Always Get Wrong

If you can answer 50 percent of these science trivia questions correctly, you may be a genius.<p>You might think that this is a trick science trivia …

Mount Everest

New virus strain behind HIV explosion in the Philippines

A more aggressive and drug-resistant HIV subtype is behind skyrocketing HIV infection rates in the Philippines. Epidemiologist Edsel Salvana tells DW …

New federal office to protect consciences, religious objections of health care professionals

Hospitals, doctors and other health care workers could get support in their opposition to performing abortions, euthanasia or procedures on transgender people through a new federal office on "Conscience and Religious Freedom."<p>The new division will be part of the Department of Health and Human …

Health Care

Humans probably won't ever live forever — and new genetic discoveries might explain why

There's a limit to the human lifespan and physical abilities, and a multidisciplinary team of researchers say that we may have already reached this threshold. Sadly, it's one that we may not be able to exceed. Indeed, signs point to a plateau in maximum genetic and biological limits for a person's …

Genetics

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen.<p>At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000 in October, then doubled by late November. And on Thursday, less than two weeks later, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above …

Cryptocurrency

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Military

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

Google buying HTC? iPhone Edition delays vs iPhone 8 & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the rumors that Google might be interested in acquiring HTC. Then we focus on the iPhone …

The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville’s starring ‘fascist’

The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend’s violent Charlottesville rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since.<p>Take “Millennial Matt,” whose catchphrase — “Hitler did nothing wrong!” — earned him tens of thousands of fans before he …

Rights & Freedoms

MSNBC anchors shut down guest who lies on air about Trump's job creation numbers

It hasn’t been the best day for President Trump on cable news. While CNN’s Brooke Baldwin was giving a long rundown of his eventful last four weeks, …

Scientists find cleaner, more efficient way to turn CO2 into fuel

Conventional fuel aren't going away just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't produce them in a more responsible way... and scientists might have found that way. They've developed a process that can convert CO2 into carbon monoxide (and subsequently into fuel) using solar energy with nearly …

Sperm Counts Plummet In Western Men, Study Finds

Sperm counts appear to be plummeting throughout the Western world, according to a large study of men around the world.<p>An international team of scientists analyzed data from nearly 43,000 men in dozens of industrialized countries and found that sperm counts dropped by more than half over nearly four …

Sperm

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will build big Wisconsin factory

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer that makes electronics for Apple and other tech companies, is coming to Wisconsin.<p>The firm will invest $10 billion in Wisconsin to build a new manufacturing plant that produces LCD panels. The project will create 13,000 new jobs and should be completed by 2020, …

Foxconn

Exclusive: U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro - sources | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela’s government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new …

Venezuela

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems.<p>The planet HIP …

Uber CEO to Take Leave, Have Diminished Role After Scandals

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick told staff he plans to take a leave of absence, without disclosing a return date. The …

Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

The days of scratched and cracked smartphone screens could soon be numbered after researchers created a "stretchy" screen that can repair itself.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside have designed a new polymer that can heal itself, opening up the ability to fuse cracks and paper …

University of California, Riverside

Venezuela's inflation rates are now highest in the world, sending food prices through the roof

This is the unfortunate reality for many of Venezuela's 30 million residents, Vox recently reported.<p>The country is currently in the midst of a massive political and economic collapse that has left the population hungry and in dire need of food.<p>Venezuela's inflation rates are currently the highest …

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.<p>The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a …

Alcohol's cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study shows

Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found.<p>The report’s …

A new intersection design eliminates the dreaded left turn into traffic

But despite how standard it may seem to turn left into traffic, that's actually not an inevitable part of driving. There is an intersection design that could save you all that trouble.<p>The "diverging diamond interchange" creates designated ramps that gradually direct cars to veer left or right, …

One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

Narbeh Derhacobian Contributor<p>Narbeh Derhacobian is the co-founder and CEO of Adesto Technologies, which provides application-specific, ultra-low-power non-volatile memory products.<p>It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming …

Here's why robots need to be able to say 'no'

At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that's what they are designed to do.<p>But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions - and put robots into those situations.<p>Just consider:<p>An elder-care robot tasked by a …

Robotics

This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

More than 10,000 billboard-size mirrors encircle a central tower at the facility<br>Jamey Stillings<p>1 of 11<p>Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an …