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How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Language

Scientists dedicate the birth of a new black hole to Stephen Hawking

One of the MASTER Global Robotic Net telescopes (MSU) located on Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands) helped astronomers observe the gamma-ray burst …

Cosmology

This Is Why Our Universe Didn't Collapse Into A Black Hole

The Big Bang is one of the most counterintuitive ideas out there. If you think about taking all the matter and energy in the Universe, and starting it off in a tiny region of space, doesn’t it seem rather unlikely that it would expand at the exact rate needed to give us the Universe we see today? …

Physics

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Yale study reveals gut bacteria can spread to other organs and trigger autoimmune disease

A new study from Yale University has discovered that a certain type of gut bacteria can migrate from the gut to other parts of the body, triggering …

Everything your biology teacher told you about earlobes is wrong

A lot of genes go into making your ears hang low.<p>Most of us learned in high school biology that genetics can sometimes be incredibly simple. Some physical traits are the result of an easy equation containing a pair of parents' genes. One trait—blue eyes, for example—results from recessive genes, …

Genetics

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and …

Skin may regulate blood pressure, study finds

When it comes to high blood pressure, a lack of exercise and a poor diet are often the primary suspects. A new study, however, finds that our skin …

Blood-thinning drugs found to "reduce risk of dementia by 48 percent"

A Cutting-Edge Blow to Dementia<p>A new study from the European Society of Cardiology suggests that blood-thinning drugs used to lower the risk of …

Consciousness Persists After Death: Scientists Confirm People Who Have Died Know They Are Dead

Recent scientific studies have confirmed that consciousness persists long after the body has died. The studies have forced medical researchers to …

One of The Most Deadly Venoms Could Help Scientists Treat Cancer

But first they have to get the venom out.<p>To milk a cone snail requires guile and guts.<p>First, Frank Marí uses a pair of tongs to hold a dead goldfish …

Biology

Health benefits of sassafras

<b>Sassafras has many health benefits such as protect dental health, increase energy, reduce menstruation pain, soothe inflammation, boost the immune</b> …

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

The Moringa tree enters the arsenal of treatments against chronic diseases

If plants could be superheroes, the Moringa (<i>Moringa oleifera</i>) tree would be one of them. Although native to the foothills of the Himalayas in India, …

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

White Matter and Your Brain

White Matter Function and Disorders<p>The brain's white matter is situated under the surface gray matter or cerebral cortex of the brain. White matter …

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

New wonder drug hailed as biggest breakthrough in fight against heart attacks and cancer

A new class of drugs which could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cancer has been hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins.<p>Scientists last night said the discovery ushered in “a new era of therapeutics” which work in an entirely different way to conventional treatment.<p>As …

Medical Research

Why Is It You Can Sense When Someone’s Staring at You?

Say you’re engrossed in a task, scrolling through your phone or reading a book. Suddenly that creepy, prickly feeling grabs hold of you. Someone’s …

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children.<p>A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of children treated with an experimental immunotherapy treatment being cured of their allergy. …

Immunotherapy

Scientists Move One Step Closer To “Curing” Diabetes Using First-Ever Stem Cell Implant

No More Injections<p>The World Health Organization reports that more than 422 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, a condition that can …

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter | Inc.com

We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with unprecedented progress. But will we really reach the finishing line?<p>Any hope of success will …

The Brain

Doctors Are One Step Closer to a Lab Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) often go years without a diagnosis—and even after getting one, the “realness” of their condition may be …

McCain's type of brain cancer vexes doctors, but emerging therapies are on the horizon

PHOENIX — It emerges from tissue cells in the brain itself, spreading like an interlocking network of tiny fingers with such speed that pinpointing treatment is chasing a moving target.<p>It stimulates the abnormal growth of blood vessels around itself to assure it is well fed. And even if the main …

Cancer

Honey Health Benefits

Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—mostly minor, but sometimes painful and always …

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule long embedded in the minds of doctors and the public is wrong and should be overturned.<p>Patients have traditionally …

Medicine