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Google is launching 3 new experimental apps on both Android and the iPhone

Google is launching three new experimental apps, named Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, on iOS and Android (we first saw the news via The Verge).<p>The first will come just to Android, while Scrubbies is an iOS exclusive; Selfissimo!, on the other hand, will be released on both platforms.<p>The …

Scientists Have Developed A New Way To Detect Cancer In Humans, Using Bananas

It can kill the cells too 🍌<p>Scientists employ endless innovation and creativity in fighting cancer, but now they have used something you might not …

Cancer Cells

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?

A mysterious bacterium found in up to half of all colon tumors also travels with the cancer as it spreads, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Whether the bacterium, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, actually plays a role in causing or spurring the growth of cancer is not known. But the new study, …

Cancer

Thursday briefing: Gene editing tools have been injected into a living human for the first time

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, a US biotech firm is carrying out the world's first direct DNA modification in a living patient, verified Twitter …

Genetics

How to watch Elon Musk unveil Tesla’s new electric semi truck today

It’s part two of his master plan.<p>While Tesla continues to struggle to deliver on its promise of manufacturing its mass-market car, the Model 3, the company is unveiling a new line of vehicles: Electric semi trucks.<p>Elon Musk will unveil the trucks during a livestreamed event on Thursday, November …

This wallpaper app makes your iPhone X's notch disappear

Tired of that odd notch on your new iPhone X already? Apple couldn’t seem to find a way around it, as it had to fit multiple hardware components to enable its Face ID security system.<p>Thankfully, there’s a fix – for the home and lock screens, at least. A free iOS app called Notcho comes with a bunch …

Bitter CRISPR patent war intensifies

Gene-editing pioneers prepare for next stage of intellectual-property disputes in the United States and Europe.<p>The long-running battle over US …

Netflix's Mindhunter season 1 episode 1 and 2 review: David Fincher-directed drama centres on the stuff you read about on Wikipedia and wish you hadn't

David Fincher (<i>Fight Club, The Social Network, Gone Girl</i> et al) so successfully got <i>House of Cards</i> off the ground by directing its first two episodes …

Jordan Klepper wants to point out the real-world forgery in the White House

Forget Melania’s alleged body double. There’s a real set of frauds, Klepper says<p>Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper believes that the conspiracy theory floated on Wednesday about first lady Melania Trump having a body double is merely a distraction from the real issue: the "opinion double."<p>On Thursday …

Bodycam footage shows harrowing rescue from California wildfires

The sheriff's department in Sonoma County, California released bodycam footage showing officers driving through a flame-ridden neighborhood on Sunday …

There’s a scientific reason why all those farts you do in the shower smell so vile

We’ve all done it: you’re basking in the warmth of a nice shower – when suddenly, ‘QUACK!’ and it smells like there’s a dead dog stuck down the drain.<p>…

BU study takes 'early steps' toward diagnosing CTE in living patients

Boston University researchers claim to have developed a method that could lead to diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in living …

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly …

Neuroscience

Parts of you stay alive after you die

After you die, parts of your body try to live.<p>A crazy new study, published Wednesday in Open Biology, found that even after death is declared, a …

Intelligence is being bred out of the gene pool

Intelligence and education are being bred out of the human gene pool, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from deCODE, a genetics firm in Iceland, …

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

The real reason why we have sex

Science may have just learned the real reason we have sex — and, no, it’s not just because it feels good.<p>Evolutionarily speaking, sexual reproduction …

Will a cryogenically-frozen corpse ever come back to life?

Is there any reason to freeze your body after death?<p>A teenager who tragically died of cancer recently has become the latest among a tiny but growing number of people to be cryogenically frozen after death. These individuals hoped that advances in science would one day allow them to be woken up and …

The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep

Dive deep enough under the surface of the ocean, and light reigns. Some 90 percent of the fish and crustaceans that dwell at depths of 100 to 1,000 …

Why Aren't Fish Electrocuted During Lightning Storms?

You're never supposed to use a hairdryer in the bathtub because the electric shock could kill you. So what happens to fish when lightning strikes? …

The circadian rhythm of our microbes

Like most life on Earth, our gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm. Disrupting that daily routine can be bad – and keeping it in balance can …

Microbiology

'Shockingly Stupid': Trump to Eliminate NASA Climate Research

By Nika Knight<p>President-elect Donald Trump plans to entirely eliminate all climate research at NASA, a move that climate scientists warn will send us …

Climate Change

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

And if you're looking for something entertaining and beautiful that'll also make you knowledgeable, there's an incredible variety of science- and nature-focused documentaries and TV episodes streaming on Netflix right now.<p>You can find compelling documentaries that'll captivate you with the beauty …

Breakthrough as gene-editing technique restores sight to blind animals

Study first to show gene-editing tool Crispr can replace faulty genes within adult cells - and in future could be applied to range of devastating genetic diseases<p>Blind animals have had their vision partially restored using a revolutionary DNA editing technique that scientists say could in future be …

Genetics

These Tiny Organisms Have Some Really Weird Shapes

One virus looks like a miniature lunar lander.<p>Most of us don’t bother to look amazing unless we know we'll be seen.<p>Not so for the dazzling creatures of the microscopic world. When Bing Jose asked if any microscopic animals have horns, Weird Animal Question of the Week went in search of these tiny …

How doctors could one day use your DNA to cure you

“I don’t mean to be morbid,” Eric Dishman told a friend as he was winding down his job at Intel. “But this may be the last time you see me.” Dishman, a longtime leader of the company’s health research division, was preparing to die. The kidney cancer he’d been diagnosed with in college had caught …

Genetics

Lab notes: from Alzheimer's to zoology we've got this week's best science covered

This week’s biggest stories<p>Spectacular news this week from Alzheimer’s researchers - a preliminary drug trial has shown that a new tablet ‘switches off’ production of toxic amyloid proteins. If it is also shown to slow mental decline, it could be first treatment licensed in a decade. Also a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Tip: The 4 Movements Every Workout Needs

Are you leaving one of these out? Too bad. It'll kill your gains, bro. Check out the list.<p>The Big Four<p>The following four movements need to be in …

Workouts

Is there a new human species waiting to be discovered?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It may be time to add more branches to the human family tree. Researchers have come up with a estimation tool to determine the traits we have in common with early humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans, and how our histories crossed paths.<p>In the process of comparing these ancient populations …

Evolution