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When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

Warner Bros. might have to pay $900 million if it can't prove ghosts are real

The studio and filmmakers behind the "Conjuring" franchise are being sued by an author seeking $900 million. The three films in the franchise grossed $886 million at the global box office, and two more films are on the way. You can read the entire filing here.<p>Gerald Brittle wrote a book in 1980 …

Screen treasures Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman can't overcome the implausible in 'Going in Style'

"Going in Style," the story of a trio of bank robbers who are old enough to know better, may not be a federal offense, but it is certainly a misdemeanor.<p>Yes, stars Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are cinematic treasures, and seeing them riff on screen in this generic geriatric exercise …

Morgan Freeman

‘Call to Action’: Harvard Students Launch Resistance School to Combat President Trump

For more than 15,000 students across the country, Wednesday marked the first day of Resistance School — a program where the educational focus is …

Education

Titan Has 300-Foot Electrically Charged Sand Dunes

The sand particles on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, can carry an electric charge that allows them to statically cling together in massive dunes and …

We Might Have To Completely Redraw The Dinosaur Family Tree

Michael J. Benton, <i>University of Bristol</i><p>Normally the dinosaurian world is rocked by a new fossil -- the biggest, fastest, or toothiest. But the latest …

Should a human-pig chimera be treated as a person?

There is a well-documented organ shortage throughout the world. For example, 3,000 kidney transplants were made last year in the United Kingdom, but that still left 5,000 people on the waiting list at the end of the period. A lucrative trade in organs has grown up, and transplant tourism has become …

Genetics

Police warn you not to fall for ‘Siri 108’ prank

The Sheriff’s office of Harris County, Texas has posted a message on its official Facebook page, pleading with people not to fall for a social media prank in which they’re encourage to say “108” to Siri.<p>That’s because the number prompts Siri to dial 9-1-1, or the emergency phone number of whichever …

Fashion blogger prints internet trolls’ comments on toilet paper

A post shared by Chiara Nasti (@nastilove) on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:40am PDT<p>An Italian fashion blogger has decided to wipe out her social media …

Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing …

Flying

Thornton man who died while climbing Longs Peak identified

A man who died while winter mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park, attempting to climb Longs Peak, has been identified.<p>The body of …

Boston's public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map

There's nothing like a map to help explain the world. But some maps do a better job of it than others.<p>Which is why Boston's public schools have adopted new world maps for some of their classrooms. And, the district claims that it's the first public school system nationwide to make the switch.<p>The …

Robot Kanye will free you from the human labor of listening to the real thing

Before Kanye West gets to the White House, first, we'll have to survive the robot apocalypse brought about by his A.I.-powered doppelgänger.<p>No, this …

Nostalgia alert: Here's what the Sun Baby from "Teletubbies" looks like now

As kids, some of us religiously kept up-to-date on the daily antics of Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po on the PBS Kids’ show, <i>Teletubbies</i>. The show …

Physicists Have Created a Tape That Is 100 Times More Conductive Than Copper

Superconducting Tape<p>Electricity powers the world. From houses to cars, everything runs using electricity. The sources of the world’s electricity may …

The First Spacewalker Cheated Death And Crash-Landed In a Forest Full of Wolves

Humanity’s first spacewalk seems even crazier 52 years later.<p>March 18, 1965 was an ordinary Thursday for the majority of people located on planet Earth. But for 30-year-old cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, one of two people who happened to be off-world at the time, it was all about making history and …

Horrifying MLB The Show Glitch Is Not Okay

There’s a lot of stuff you can do in <i>MLB The Show 17</i>. You can throw balls, swing bats, and up until recently, create unholy baseball abominations like …

Investigators find three headless corpses in mass grave of 15 at Venezuela prison

Fifteen corpses, three of them headless, have been found in a mass grave at a Venezuelan prison and more may be discovered, investigators said on Saturday.<p>The architecture of fear: how Caracas has adapted to constant threat of violence<p>Read more<p>The grisly find at the General Penitentiary in central …

Crime

Antarctica's IceCube detects trio of neutrinos coming from unknown source

Muon neutrino candidates arrived within 100 seconds of each other, indicating a single source origin.<p>A trio of high-energy neutrinos have been …

Exploring the Mysterious Volcanoes of Arizona (Yes, That Arizona)

Next week, I'll head off into the wilds of Arizona and Utah to visit some great geologic locales. Along with geoscience students from Denison …

Why This Part of the Universe Makes No Sense to Scientists

New data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Herschel Space Observatory is undoing a century of scientific evidence, boggling astronomer’s …

Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn

Poachers forced their way into a French zoo and killed a southern white rhinoceros named Vince, sawing off one of his horns before fleeing into the night.<p>The Thoiry Zoo said police are investigating the killing of the 4-year-old animal. The poachers remain at large.<p>"It is extremely shocking what …

France

Watch a Large Hadron Collider Experiment Get a Major Upgrade

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider beneath Geneva, Switzerland isn’t just one, but a handful of experiments sprinkled along the length of the 17-mile-round …

2 transgender women were killed in New Orleans in 48 hours

<b>(CNN) —</b> New Orleans' transgender community is on edge after two transgender women were killed within 48 hours of each other.<p>Chyna Gibson was gunned down Saturday night, while the second woman was found with multiple stab wounds Monday morning, CNN affiliate WDSU-TV reported.<p>No arrests have been …

New Orleans

An Explosion of Never-Before-Seen Minerals Could Mark The Dawn of Our New Geological Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene.<p>Scientists have identified a sudden explosion of mineral diversity on the surface of our planet that would not exist if …

Ubisoft Has Worked on an Assassin's Creed VR Game

A student project had some big collaborators.<p>Ubisoft has spent some time working on a virtual reality Assassin's Creed game, subtitled Da Vinci’s …

Virtual Reality

Scientists Finally Understand How Pitcher Plants Developed The Taste For Flesh

An ancient appetite awakens.<p>Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what's …

Secrets of life in a spoonful of blood

The intricate development of the fetus is yielding its long-held secrets to state-of-the-art molecular technologies that can make use of the mother's …

Incredible Video Shows Planets Orbiting A Star 129-Light Years Away

Wow.<p>An incredible new video shows direct images of four alien exoplanets orbiting a star.<p>The stunning animation was created by University of …

LG Watch Sport and Style user manuals help the pre-release puzzle pieces fall into place

With less than 48 hours to go until the rumored official launch of both Android Wear 2.0 and the platform’s Google-blessed Nexus-like smartwatches, …