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9 questions about the Zika virus you were too embarrassed to ask

The Zika virus was first discovered in the 1940s, though most people had never heard of it until this year. That's because for decades, Zika outbreaks were sporadic and tiny, and the disease seemed to do little harm.<p>That changed in 2015. A massive outbreak in Brazil — which affected up to 1.3 …

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes ‘could solve zika crisis’

Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent<p>Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by zika to bring the current crisis under control, scientists have claimed.<p>Thousands of babies have been born with …

A simple explanation of Guillain-Barré syndrome, the rare nerve disorder that scientists suspect may be linked to Zika virus

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that causes flu-like symptoms such as fever, joint pain, rash, or red eyes. Zika infections are mild in most individuals except for pregnant women, where scientists have cited a potential link to birth defects such as microcephaly.<p>There have also been reports of a</i> …

Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology

Violinist Rosemary Johnson has spent the last 27 years coming to terms with the reality she would never make music again, following a devastating car crash. A member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra she was destined to become a world class musician before the road accident in 1988, which left …

Scientists make a 'true' neural network using brain-like chips

Many people have built brain-like neural networks that can learn on their own, but they're typically using plain old silicon to do it. Wouldn't it be better if the chips themselves were brain-like? A mix of Italian and Russian researchers might help. They've created a neural network based on …

Nintendo invents a gamepad dominated by its touchscreen

Nintendo has said precious little about its plans for the NX (other than that it won't be like a Wii U), but it <i>might</i> have hinted at what's coming through some recent paperwork. The console maker has filed for a patent on a gamepad design where a touchscreen would cover the entire front panel. You'd …

Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altogether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic …

Obama asks social networks to join fight against ISIS

President Barack Obama is asking social-media giants to help defeat the Islamic militant group ISIS.<p>"I will urge high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice," the US president said in a televised speech Sunday night, outlining his …

Social Media

Your Life Sucks Because You’re Not Happy

It’s not the other way around.<p>It’s easy to think that it is though.<p>That if only you had a bit more good in your life, then you would be happy.<p>It …

Playstation VR's Launch In 2016 Is Important For Nintendo And Microsoft Gamers Too

All gamers should take note, no matter your allegiance<p>The Playstation VR will be released in the first half of 2016—important information if you’re even the slightest fan of video games.<p>There’s been much said about virtual reality being the next big step for gaming, but there’s only one …

Nintendo's first mobile game sounds weird, has in-app payments

Mario won't be leaping or exclaiming on your iPhone any time soon. At an investor's meeting, Nintendo announced that it's delayed its smartphone game debut til around March 2016. It's also aiming for a global launch. Elaborating in the Q&A session, Nintendo CEO Kimishima said the first game is …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Democrats clinch critical votes for Iran nuclear deal

Pressing their advantage, the White House and insistent Senate Democrats locked up the votes Tuesday to frustrate attempts by outraged Republicans to pass a legislative rebuke to the Iran nuclear accord.<p>Four previously undeclared Senate Democrats — Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Ron Wyden of …

Is diet or exercise best for weight loss? 4 reasons your workout doesn't work

Hey you, sweating on the treadmill with visions of fat melting away as you watch the miles go by on the counter. Or you, huffing and puffing in a cardio class, hoping to fit into those skinny jeans.<p>Moving your body is critical to well being, but when it comes to losing weight, exercise is not the …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

Trying to Lose Weight? 3 Foods That Help You Stay Full Longer

<i>By Laurel Leicht , Glamour</i><p>When you're out to eat, ordering a vegetable soup is a way healthier move than reaching into the bread basket. But it's not just about the calories you'll save. Hot liquids can also help you feel more full, so you'll actually eat less by the time your entrée comes. Since …

Nutrition

Rousey: I Could Beat Mayweather In 'No-Rules' Fight

"In a no-rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet."<p>Ronda Rousey says she can take Floyd Mayweather in a "no-rules" fight.<p>In a Reddit AMA on Monday night, the UFC women's bantamweight champion was asked if she could beat the boxer "in a ruleless fight."<p>Her response (emphasis …

Best Foods to Eat to Gain Muscles | Amino Acid Shots Review

For so many people, one of the biggest issues that they face is losing weight with the type of lifestyle that they have. They are always wishing they …

5 Ways to Replenish Your Energy

Many of us complain that have we don't have enough energy, we're tired all the time. Short of there being a medical reason for our fatigue, we can always find a way to replenish ourselves. I certainly have more energy ups and downs when I have lots to do. then I feel overwhelmed with how to …

Medical Journals

The infant mortality rate in the US hasn't dropped significantly since 2012

The US’s high infant mortality hasn’t really dropped since 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2013, 5.96 infants died during their first year life out of every 1,000 live births; the year before, 5.98 babies died per 1,000 children.<p>The infant mortality rate is an …

16 trends that will define the future of video games

Photograph: GameCity<p>Children play Alistair Aitcheson’s physical game Tap Happy Sabotage at the GameCity festival in Nottingham. Indie developers are increasingly experimenting with microprocessors, RFID and NFC devices, and alternative …

NYC official: City settles with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost one year to the day after he died at the hands of New York City police officers -- an episode that fueled months of racially underscored anti-police protests across the nation -- the family of Eric Garner accepted a pretrial settlement from the city Monday.<p>Garner's estate, which …

Justice

U.S. jobless claims rise to highest level since February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose last week to their highest level since February, suggesting some slowdown in the labor market recovery.<p>Job seekers listen to prospective employers during a job hiring event for marketing, sales and retail …

Labor Economics

We Need To Talk About White Culture

African Americans will continue soldiering on in the wake of the Charleston massacre. But if we’re serious about preventing future tragedies, we must …

Foods to Help Improve Your Mood

"I don't eat junk food; I don't have junk thoughts." -- Peace Pilgrim<p>Do you think a diet is just for losing or gaining weight? Think again!<p>The word diet literally means "a daily food allowance." We need food for growth, repair and energy for our daily activity.<p>But did you ever think about how food …

Nutrition

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …