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What it’s like to live with severe intrusive thoughts

I had my first intrusive thought when I was nine.<p>I was sat at the end of my bed when I felt this overwhelming urge to touch the the wooden side of …

Mental Health

Bill Gates says it would be a 'tragedy' to pass up a controversial, revolutionary gene-editing technology

The ability to rewrite the genetic code for life is a powerful one.<p>In the past few years, scientists have revolutionized our ability to do so with the discovery and refinement of a molecular tool called CRISPR that allows us to edit sections of DNA. This tool can snip specific parts of genetic code …

Genetics

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

Self-awareness

Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

A massive research effort that started more than a decade ago has completed a comprehensive PanCancer Atlas that, for the first time, offers …

Cancer

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Aging</i> finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may …

Cancer

What I’ve learned from a year of taking antidepressants

Happy fluoxetine-versary, me.<p>Just a year ago I was a miserable bundle of dark emotions and thoughts stuck in a pit of my brain’s own making.<p>I would …

10 Herbs That Treat Anxiety Better Than Drugs

Many experts around the world say that the mental health problems are much more important, than most people think. And this is the main reason why …

Mental Health

Artificial life breakthrough after scientists create new living organism using synthetic DNA

In a major step toward creating artificial life, US researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA …

Scientists create bacteria that can build rare molecules

Bacteria have been engineered to create molecules out of boron and carbon that wouldn't otherwise exist in nature, writes Sam Lemonick for Forbes. …

Chemistry

These Maps Show Our Dramatically Changing View of Earth's Interior

To you, an educated person living in 2017, it may seem obvious that the world beneath your feet consists of rock, rock, and more rock, some molten …

How the Genetics of Skin Color Challenges Antiquated Ideas About Race

For much of recorded history, skin color has been loaded with powerful social meaning. Skin color plays a major part in how we define race. It also …

Evolution

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

Anthropology

Scientists Find 100 Million-Year-Old, Nearly Complete Baby Bird Trapped in Amber

This has been a huge year for finding specimens in amber, from bird wings to dinosaur feathers to this ugly-ass bug. But this new finding might be …

Dinosaurs

10 Underrated Psychological Thrillers You Can Stream Now

<i>Is there any more terrifying terrain than the human mind?</i> That’s the sensibility that dominates the psychological thriller genre, and quite …

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

<b>A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of "three-person IVF".</b><p>Doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what is a world first.<p>It is, however, not the first child born with DNA from three parents.<p>The baby girl, born on 5 January, is thought …

Pregnancy

Redrow chief complains wildlife regulations are beastly

The boss of house builder Redrow has lashed out at wildlife red tape, which is causing delays to crucial projects.<p>John Tutte’s anger was directed at the great crested newt population, a protected species that can only be moved from a building site with a special licence from Natural England. “Once …

Certain corals, with high genetic diversity, may adapt to climate change

Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went extinct between 1 and 2 million years ago, probably due to drastic environmental changes. Which ones …

Gene-Editing Breakthrough Partially Restores Sight To Blind Rats

Scientists have their sights set on a new gene-editing technique that combines the revolutionary CRISPR method with the ability to now target …

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Genetics

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Entertainment

Greenland Fossils Reveal Earth's Recovery After Its Greatest Mass Extinction Event

A paper published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports shows how higher latitude ecosystems recovered after the World's most cataclysmic …

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain | Inc.com

Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking might not be the best route, though, with science showing the old-school approach of pen and paper might have bigger benefits.<p>What happens …

Note-Taking

These Tiny Fossils Do Not Bode Well For Antarctica’s Future

At the bottom of the world atop the forbidding Transantarctic Mountains sit the fossilized remains of microscopic, ocean-dwelling diatoms. For thirty …

Sydney coral recovery is nature's warning shot

A team of marine biologists from the University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University provided the first evidence of bleaching in Sydney …

Global Warming

This mesmerizing map predicts where animals will run to survive climate change

As the planet heats up, where will the wild things go?<p>A new entrancing map from The Nature Conservancy tries to predict exactly that.<p>"Migrations in …

Climate Change

Police take step toward creating ‘wanted’ posters from DNA, thanks to new study

It’s no secret that there is a genetic aspect to our looks ‒ how many times have you heard you look like a relative? It turns out that specific …