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Can you solve Rubik's Cube?

Ernő Rubik © Julio Cortez<p>On June 2, 1980, the world’s most famous puzzle – <b>Rubik’s Cube</b> – started to spread all over the world, infecting the …

Mathematics

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …

Cancer

Risk that H5N2 avian flu virus will infect humans is low, CDC says

It infects chickens and turkeys<p>The risk that a highly infectious strain of avian flu virus named H5N2 will infect humans is "low at this time," CDC officer Alicia Fry said during a press conference earlier today. The virus, which infects turkeys and chickens, is different from previous flu strains …

'Comb' measures tricky terahertz waves - Futurity

Chemists have created a device, dubbed a "comb," that generates and detects terahertz waves over a wide spectral range with extreme precision.

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins

The most important job inside any cell is making proteins, and they are all made using instructions from DNA. This process is practically gospel in …

Biochemistry

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Female Ejaculation

What the heck is "squirting"? Can all women do it? Doctors tackle all your big questions<p>Women's bodies can be a mystery—even to science. Researchers are still debating the existence of the G-spot. And a similar argument has long raged over the phenomenon of female ejaculation.<p>Fortunately, a half …

Monsoons

Brontosaurus is back! New analysis suggests genus might be resurrected

The Brontosaurus has been consigned to extinction not once, but twice – the second time when scientists concluded it was too similar to other long-necked dinosaurs to deserve its own genus.<p>Now the “thunder lizard” looks set to make a comeback, after a new analysis suggests that Brontosaurus …

Paleontology

Ask Us Anything: Why Don’t Electric Eels Electrocute Themselves? [VIDEO]

Short answer: It's complicated<p>The electric eel is a variety of freshwater fish with specialized organs that discharge electricity. Many species use these jolts to sense their surroundings or communicate (as in courtship). A few species, including electric eels, electric rays, and electric catfish, …

Preventing 1 case of HIV could save $338,400 - Futurity

Preventing just one high-risk person from contracting HIV could save from $229,800 to $338,400 in health care costs, depending on treatment.

Alan Turing notebook sells for more than $1m at New York auction

Paper thought to date from 1942 details Enigma codebreaker’s work on foundations of mathematical notation and computer science<p>A key scientific document hand-written by the Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing has been sold at auction in New York for more than $1m.<p>The paper, in which he details his work …

Mathematics

Recapitating Apatosaurus

You may have felt rumblings reverberating through the Internet this week, like the roll of distant thunder. That’s because <i>Brontosaurus</i> <i>might</i> be a valid name again. A new analysis of numerous sauropod specimens suggests that the classic dinosaur possibly had enough unique traits to be distinguished …

Cool Arctic squirrels may hold key to Alzheimer’s cure

This month, Arctic ground squirrels emerge in Alaska after eight months’ hibernation. It hasn’t been easy: during hibernation, their body temperature can drop as low as -2.9C, a record for mammals, and stay there for two to three weeks before they undergo a bout of shivering to warm up. Scientists …

Alzheimer's Disease

The 5-Minute Ab Workout You Need to Try

Add this core-shredding finisher to the end of your next sweat session<p>Check out the abs on Andy Speer, winner of <b>Men's Health Next Top Trainer</b> and creator of the new fitness DVD <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>, in the photo above. He keeps his eight-pack chiseled with fast-paced core finishers like the one in …

Workouts