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In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

Poverty does bad things to your brain

Poverty and the worry that goes with it uses up so much mental energy that the poor have little room in their brains for anything else.<p>As a result, …

Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year

I bought a Fitbit Flex about a week ago.<p>In case you haven’t heard of it, Fitbit is one of these “wearable computing” companies. It’s a small little device that sits in a rubber wrist band which you wear all day and night.<p>There are other wearable computing devices for your wrist including the …

Two new experiments help blaze the trail toward quantum computing with teleportation

Scientists are a little bit closer to faster computing and better encryption after two experiments discovered the first ways to reliably use quantum …

New Jersey marriage equality case could be litmus test for national impact of DOMA ruling

<b>A gay marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in anticipation of U.S. Supreme Court rulings, June 24, 2013. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>A court will determine if the SCOTUS ruling requires the state to legalize gay marriage. Similar cases may follow<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 15, 2013 1:16pm (UTC)<p>A New …

Newly Discovered Carnivore Looks Like Teddy Bear

In "incredibly rare" find, scientists discover animal in Andean cloud forests.<p><b>A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says.</b><p>The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature, called an olinguito, didn't make …

London gay community joins boycott of Russian vodka

<b>Popular London gay bars and nightclubs have decided to boycott Russian vodka brands, joining a global campaign launched by North American gay activists in solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia.</b><p>The organisers accuse the Russian authorities of an increasingly aggressive stance towards sexual …

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …

A Florida Man Woke Up In A Motel Room Speaking Only Swedish. Could It Happen To You?

A cheat sheet for the strange case of Michael Boatwright, the 61-year-old who reportedly forgot his native language.<p>Michael Boatwright, a Florida man found unconscious in a California Motel 6 months ago, woke up in a Palm Springs hospital in February speaking exclusively Swedish. News of …

African Religious Leaders Reject Obama's Call For Gay Rights

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent.<p>In a news conference in Senegal during his three-nation tour, just as …

HIV Undetectable in Two Patients After Bone Marrow Transplant

Two HIV-positive patients have shown no sign of their infection after receiving bone marrow transplants.(Credit: Getty Images/Cultura RF)<p>Two …

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UK government backs three-person IVF

<b>The UK looks set to become the first country to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people, after the government backed the IVF technique.</b><p>It will produce draft regulations later this year and the procedure could be offered within two years.<p>Experts say three-person IVF could eliminate …

Square roots? Scientists say plants are good at math

LONDON (Reuters) - Plants do complex arithmetic calculations to make sure they have enough food to get them through the night, new research published in journal eLife shows.<p>Spring buds are silhouetted against the rising full moon in Washington, March 19, 2011.REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang<p>Scientists at …

Animals know more than you think

Perhaps it is no coincidence that the animals we think of as being the most stupid – pigs, chickens, sheep – are also the ones we don't always treat …

This chemical keeps naked mole rats cancer-free

<b>U. ROCHESTER (US) —</b> Naked mole rats don’t appear to get cancer and biologists have identified the chemical that may explain why.<p>The rodents are …

New ‘Sesame Street’ muppet has a parent in jail

More than one in 28 children have a parent locked up behind bars—that’s 2.7 million children in United States, according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Only 25 years ago that number was 1 in 125.<p>Who’s helping these kids understand their parents’ incarceration?<p>Enter Alex, the newest …

The HPV Vaccine Is Even More Effective Than Researchers Thought

The drop is even bigger than researchers expected, either because just one or two doses of the vaccine is more effective than previously thought, or because vaccinated people slow the spread of the virus among non-vaccinated people, called herd immunity.<p>The bottom line of the study is that we can …

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Facebook hashtags #introduced

Social network Facebook has introduced hashtags, allowing users to click and see what their firends think about trending topics.<p><b>Facebook</b>said that it will begin to roll out the feature on its social network, making it easier for users and advertisers to find hot spots of user activity around …

Argentina’s radical gay rights movement

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>It shows what the U.S. could be doing better<p>Kate Redburn<p>June 9, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>At first glance, the gay rights movement in Argentina looks oddly familiar to an American. In the early 1970s, gays and lesbians began forming political …

Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Heading into E3, Sony has more to prove with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) than its console-making competition. Microsoft has already shown that, in its quest to take over your living room, the Xbox One will offer more than just upgraded graphics and a new controller. And for good or ill (ill, for now), …

Brain cells give insight into Down's syndrome

<b>Brain cells have been grown from skin cells of adults with Down's syndrome in research that could shed new light on the condition.</b><p>US scientists found a reduction in connections among the brain cells and possible faults in genes that protect the body from ageing.<p>The research in the Proceedings of …

Australia ranked 'happiest' developed nation again

<b>Australia has been ranked the world's happiest nation among developed economies for the third year running.</b><p>Top position went to Australia, because of the overall strength of its economy, in the Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.<p>Sweden, Canada, …

Parents Of Teen Who Defaced Egyptian Artifact Apologize

The parents of a Chinese teenager are not happy. Their 15-year-old son was found to have defaced an Egyptian artifact at the 3,500-year-old Luxor Temple.<p>What's more, he did it using the most mundane of markings: Using what appears to be chalk, the boy wrote: "Ding Jinhao was here."<p>According to CNN, …

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear

The campus of Washington State University in Southeast Washington’s agricultural region looks like a typical land-grant university. The connected mix of art-deco, modern, and post-modern buildings that collectively house the College of Engineering and Architecture hide a strange and incredible …