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A Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes And Repair The Pancreas, Says New Research

This looks promising.<p>Researchers have been able to reverse symptoms of diabetes and restore pancreas functions in mice by putting them on a version …

Here Are The Passwords You Should Change Immediately

A software bug discovered in Cloudflare, a popular web performance and security company, may have compromised the security of over 5 million websites, including Fitbit, Uber, and OkCupid.<p>You can also use this website, called Does It Use Cloudflare?.<p>It might be easier to change <i>all</i> of your passwords …

The geekiest signs from the 'Stand up for Science' rally

At a rally full of scientists, things were bound to get a bit geeky.<p>On Sunday, thousands of scientists and supporters gathered in Boston's Copley …

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The Team Behind Stranger Things and Arrival Will Adapt Larry Niven's Inconstant Moon

You’d be hard-pressed to come up with two bigger science fiction properties from 2016 than <i>Stranger Things</i> and <i>Arrival</i>. Both were produced by the same …

Molecule throws roadblock in Alzheimer's path

When it comes to the drama of Alzheimer's disease, the compound in the starring role as the villain is tau. It's a protein that normally helps our …

Dementia

81-Year-Old Man Walks into a Guitar Shop & Starts Playing a Sublime Solo: Ignore the Talents of the Elderly at Your Own Peril

Last spring, I caught a Who concert in Oakland, California, on what happened to be songwriter/guitarist Pete Townshend's 71st birthday. Five songs …

Pete Townshend

Android malware source code used to hijack banking details leaks online

'BankBot' is able to stealthily hide on a victims' phone and hijack personal details.<p>Security experts are warning that Android users should brace for …

Custom High-Speed Camera Films 'Sonic Boom' of Light for the First Time

Scientists have finally filmed what’s known as a “sonic boom” being created by light. But the breakthrough with the most immediate potential may be …

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the …

Physics

New molecule knocks out superbugs' immunity to antibiotics

One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, strains of bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most …

What If This Is All an Episode of The Twilight Zone?

A newspaper brilliantly trolls Trump.<p>Do you ever wake up to realize that Donald Trump will soon be the president of the United States and think that maybe, just maybe you've been somehow transported into an episode of <i>The Twilight Zone</i>? Scotland's <i>New Sunday Herald</i> knows the feeling.<p>An excerpt from …

Donald Trump

Magnetic gaming looks like something straight out of Harry Potter

Magination is a game made up of different shaped magnetic pieces that can push, pull or shoot at each other.<p>You can build magnetic structures out of the pieces or play games against your friends.<p>Magination was funded on Kickstarter and can be pre-ordered online for around £73.<p><i>Produced by Leon</i> …

Harry Potter

Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Donald Trump Robot Terrorizes Latinos in Wild Sci-Fi Short Film — Watch

Ale Damiani is no fan of the wall.<p>There are few certainties over the next four years in America, but one thing does seem assured: an abundance of …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

The Awesome Scifi Short Cockpit Could Become a Feature Film (With a Bit of Help)

Back in 2011, io9 hosted the online premiere of an award-winning scifi short called <i>Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement</i>. <i></i>Fast-forward to now, and not only …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Upstanders Season 2 | The Starbucks® Channel

Stories (11)<p>Upstanders Season 2 October 09, 2017 10-09-17<p>Knives, Fire and Opportunity<p>Upstanders Season 2 October 09, 2017 10-09-17<p>Planting Hope in a …

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

Psychology

The daily struggle of living with extreme fatigue

After many injuries and neurological illnesses, people often face a mysterious, unimaginable exhaustion that can last for years. Why?<p>One night in 1999, Danny found himself in the middle of a fight in a nightclub toilet. He was out celebrating his friend’s 21st birthday party in London’s East End, …

The Brain

Behind the sugar industry’s 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

Diabetes

Star Trek's Transparent Aluminum is Now Real

<i>Star Trek</i> is celebrating its 50th birthday this week and, as has become customary for <i>Star Trek</i> milestones, a certain amount of attention once again …

Star Trek turns 50: A look back at the desperately sad first episode

The original <i>Star Trek</i> TV show is half a century old, and I’ve never loved it more. It is talky, stagebound, narcotically slow. The alien planets look …

Brand new malware discovered in Android apps on the Google Play store

Some people dismiss the threat that malware poses in the Android world, but the problem is still real. Individuals with malicious intent will always …

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the 'perfect storm' of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why …

Cancer

Unseen footage from Star Trek: The Original Series is coming to Blu-ray

The son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry plans to release rare, unseen footage that was shot but never used, during the making of the original …

Science Fiction
Quantum Mechanics

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Those of us who have experienced depression understand its loneliness, its breathtaking ability to make us feel as if we don’t belong or have no real …

Someone Spent Seven Years Making a Stop-Motion 'Star Trek' Film

Fan film took seven years to create, with over half a year spent in filming alone.<p>There's a new <i>Star Trek</i> movie coming out on July 22, and its explosions and J.J. Abrams-produced lens flares will almost certainly stuff the box office with cash. Even so, many longtime fans yearn for another time and …

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