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Scientists studying cancer stumble on 'breakthrough' in search for baldness cure

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.<p>The cells that makes hairs and turns it grey was accidentally discovered by US scientists as they explored how certain cancer tumours form.<p>The breakthrough could one day identify possible treatments for …

Tumors

Mysterious Moving Rocks in the Desert Stumped Scientists for 70 Years

Death Valley’s ‘sailing stones’ are able to move thanks to unique environmental conditions.<p><b>If you like mysteries, you'll love our podcast Science Solved It. The second season just started.</b> <b>Click here to listen for free</b> <b>.</b><p>Have you ever seen a rock move? I mean move independently—not, like, roll after …

Diet tips to avoid kidney stones

Kidney Stones sound like a mythical illness but in reality they affect many people aged between 30 and 60. The proper medical term for stones in the …

UCLA cheerleaders take multiple spills during timeout

No. 10 UCLA was having a tough time with No. 5 Oregon on Thursday, and the going wasn't much easier for its cheerleaders.<p>One lady, in particular, had …

This personal cargo robot can move your stuff as fast as a bicycle

As manufacturer of the Vespa, Piaggio already has plenty of experience making stylish two-wheeled vehicles.<p>Now, an offshoot of the firm, Piaggio Fast …

Robotics

The End of Terrible Wi-Fi Is Near

By Ian KingIan King<p>January 25, 2017<p>Everybody hates Wi-Fi. The boxes are ugly, and it never seems to work when you need it. But just when you thought …

DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician

Analysis of the ancient man's DNA reveal he had European ancestry.

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Strength Training Moves From an American Ninja Warrior (No Obstacles Required)

We’ve all imagined ourselves powering through the stages of <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> and performing superhuman feats of strength. While most serious …

How the world changed as a result of Hitler's decision to invade Poland, 76 years ago today

Adolf Hitler's home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.<p>As it happens, today is the 76th anniversary of the start …

World History

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Genius

Children Of Rich Parents Have Bigger Brains

There are lots of advantages to having wealthy parents; such children go to the best schools, get top medical care, hob-nob with other members of the elite, are welcomed in prestigious golf and yacht clubs, and eventually stand to inherit a bundle. To top it all off, it now seems that they have …

He’s Back! Putin Reappears After Mysterious 11-Day Absence

Russia's president declined to comment Monday on rumors that he was gravely ill, recovering from plastic surgery, attending the birth of his lovechild in Switzerland, overthrown by hardliners in a coup, or dead. "It'd be boring without gossip," he said.<p>MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin made …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

Positive Thinking

Netgear's ultimate WiFi router gives you full speed on any frequency

Watch out, ASUS: you're not the only one with an extremely fast WiFi router these days. Netgear has just released the Nighthawk X4, the latest version of its sinister-looking flagship hotspot. The X4's four antennas let it deliver 802.11ac wireless as quickly as possible on any frequency; it offers …