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DNA solves mysteries of ancient Ireland

Let’s call her ‘Maria.’<p>She’s a brown-eyed, brown-haired woman, with a face that would be right at home in the Mediterranean or the Middle East.<p>And she’s Irish.<p>She lived about 5200 years ago, and was buried near a stone monument and an ancient ring-shaped earthwork, in Ballynahatty, near Belfast. It …

Study finds mechanism that causes normal cells to become cancerous

Researchers studying brain tumors said they have discovered a new biological mechanism that causes normal cells to become cancer cells, a finding that both challenges current treatment strategies and could lead to new approaches against the disease.<p>In a study published online Wednesday in the …

Cancer

How To Wrap Presents Perfectly Using Science

If you hate wrapping presents, help is at hand this year.<p>Mathematician Katie Steckles posted a video on YouTube explaining how to go about the …

Geek

The homeopathy backlash is on: Alternative medicine faces ban in U.K.

Members of parliament say the treatment’s health benefits are unproven and its use is a waste of taxpayer money<p>Ministers in the United Kingdom recently announced that the National Health Service could ban doctors from prescribing homeopathic remedies. The announcement is a culmination of several …

Homeopathy

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

There are a lot of different ways to define science, but perhaps one that everyone can agree on is that it’s a process by which:<p>knowledge about the natural world or a particular phenomenon is gathered,<br>• a testable hypothesis is put forth concerning a natural, physical explanation for that …

Physics

Link Found Between Low Intelligence And Falling For Pseudo-Profound Statements

And conspiracy theories.<p>A new study has found that people who buy into "pseudo-profound bullsh*t" – the researchers' words, not ours – are more …

Psychology

Vox Sentences: SpaceX just did something really, really cool

A new era in spaceflight starts not with a launch, but with a landing; Americans keep dying in "non-combat" operations in Afghanistan; and a US airstrike kills 10 Iraqi soldiers.<p><i>Vox Sentences is written by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind.</i><p>TOP NEWS<p>A BFD for private spaceflight<p>The private spaceflight …

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Table of Contents<p>Foreword Daniel G. Amen, M.D xi<p>Introduction: The Greatest Habit You Can Ever Break Is the Habit of Being Yourself xv<p>Part I The …

Nexus device displaying washed out colors? You are not alone and a fix is coming

Did you happen to notice washed out colors in your Nexus device after the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update? You are not alone. Plenty of reports regarding this issue have surfaced online, and Google has even recognized the problem.<p>There is a bug in the Android 6.0 software for the Nexus Player, Nexus …

Android News

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite sex? Maybe you need to embrace your dark side, according to a new study that shows people with certain …

Psychology

OnePlus X vs Xperia Z5 Compact vs Moto G

There has been an on-off trend by smartphone makers to release “mini” versions of their flagship handsets, in years gone by Samsung always had a “mini” version of its latest “S” device. However Samsung isn’t the only one playing the “mini” game. After the success of the OnePlus One, OnePlus decided …

Phones

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

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