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An Additional Sixth Sense Has Been Detected on The Tongue

Can we taste water after all?<p>It's a question that goes back to Aristotle himself: Does water have a flavour, or is it devoid of taste?<p>For millennia, …

University of Florida

NASA Just Discovered a Manmade Space Bubble Around Earth

NASA just learned that Very Low Frequency Radio Waves from Earthbound technologies reach into space, creating a protective “bubble” that shields the …

Gravitational Waves Are Permanently Warping The Fabric of Space-Time

This could reveal strange new physics.<p>Researchers have proposed a method for detecting exotic events in physics by looking for the scars they leave …

LIGO

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

People may merge with machines.<p>What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― …

A New Gene Therapy Cure Just Treated Its First-Ever Patient

by Karla Lant May 8, 2017 Health & Medicine 10005<p>Rarefied Cures<p>This March, child with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) became the second …

Gene Therapy

A Breakthrough Oxygen Therapy May Be Able to Reverse Brain Damage

Less Oxygen, Better Health?<p>Though the medical community has made remarkable strides in recent years, a number of neurological diseases remain …

General Hospital

Scientists Think They've Finally Found The Mechanism Behind Grey Hair And Baldness

This is where hair loss starts.<p>As we get older, many of us struggle with the harsh reality of our hair turning grey or falling out. But despite how …

Tumors

Man dragged off United flight has concussion, will file suit, lawyer says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The passenger forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight this week has a concussion and broken nose, his attorney told reporters Thursday, adding that the 69-year-old physician will file a lawsuit.<p>Already, attorneys have filed a chancery motion asking that all evidence in the case be …

Flying

Science has some pretty sad news about girls and math

We all know the stereotypes, right? Boys are just better than girls at math and science. But can that possibly be true? Well, Florida State …

Scientists Discover New Use For Sperm

It's pretty surprising.<p>Scientists have discovered that sperm might actually be able to play a role in fighting cancer.<p>According to <i>Indy 100</i>, a group of German scientists theorized that sperm might be able to carry medications to the female reproductive organs, thereby helping to fight certain types …

Common cold cure a step closer after scientists 'crack' genetic code

A cure for the common cold has moved a step closer after scientists claimed to have “cracked” the genetic code which underpins the illness’s many strains.<p>Developing vaccines to tackle colds is considered largely futile because the virus mutates.<p>However, researchers now say a simple gene-targeting …

Science: Cats Aren’t Dumb, They’re Just Huge Jerks

Man’s best friend is no longer the smartest pet sleeping on your living room floor. In the category of “news everyone already suspected” it turns out cats aren’t as dumb as they’re pretending to be. Who knew, right?<p>According to a study from Kyoto University, not only are cats not just mushy lumps …

Living Rooms

To make cars lighter, automakers are dropping the spare tire

An increasing number of new cars are sold without a full-size spare tire. A surprising number don't even come with "run-flats" or a temporary "donut" spare tire.<p>It's not that the manufacturers are cheap. Most car companies, under the gun to improve fuel economy, are removing spare tires to cut …

The disappearing stick shift: Less than 3% of cars sold in the U.S. have manual transmissions

Visitors to the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show will see supercars, hoverboards, self-propelling luggage and all manner of new transportation options.<p>But they'll be hard pressed to find a clutch pedal or a stick shift. Available in nearly half of new models in the U.S. a decade ago, the manual …

Health Officials Want You To Know About This STD You’ve Never Heard Of

Some sexually transmitted diseases steal all the spotlight, and for good reason. HPV, for example, can result in cervical cancer. When left …

Public Health

Here’s Exactly How Helpful It Is to Consult Dr. Google

Are you sitting down? Here is some news that will rattle you to your core: When it comes to figuring out health problems, the internet is less …

Millennials Are Changing the Way Americans Shop for Cars…for the Better

From streaming movies to splitting restaurant tabs with Venmo, millennials are streamlining commerce in all kinds of ways. Now their enormous …

9 simple things that are making you dumber

There's no mystery there. Focusing on your faults and bad habits can be pretty depressing, after all. But often, by ignoring the small lifestyle decisions that take a toll on our well-being and health, we're missing the low-hanging fruit of relatively easy-to-implement changes that will make a big …

Science says couples are deluded about how likely they are to cheat on each other

When asked to rate themselves on attractiveness, intelligence, driving ability — you name it — they consistently say they're above average, which obviously isn't mathematically possible.<p>So it makes sense that people also believe their relationships are healthier than other folks'.<p>Specifically, …

10 under-the-radar songs from emerging artists to hear now

Sia, Justin Timberlake, and Calvin Harris might be dominating the mainstream charts, but these singles from emerging artists deserve your attention, …

Inside the futuristic campuses tech's fastest-growing companies are building

Tech's cutting-edge companies are not only building products that will shape our future, but they're also building campuses with a vision to match.<p>It's not enough to just have a nice cafeteria or a volleyball court anymore. Today's tech companies strive for architectural showpieces that make a …

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …

Unlike Apple Pay, New Samsung Mobile Payment System Won't Charge Banks

Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics has for years been a spectator as Apple built a services "ecosystem" supporting its products. But now, as the two develop the market for mobile payments, the Korean tech giant is taking the fight to its U.S. archrival.<p>For Apple, offering users the ability to …

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A First: from space, NASA spots a single methane leak from Earth's atmosphere

“For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on …

Astronomy

How to Make the Perfect First Impression, According to Science

You only get one chance for a first impression -- make sure science is on your side.<p>Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the …

Public Speaking

NASA's Big Mistake: LIGO's Merging Black Holes Were Invisible After All

On September 14, 2015, a tiny effect lasting 200 milliseconds passed through the Earth at the speed of light. The entire planet compressed and expanded in two mutually perpendicular directions by less than the width of a proton, oscillating back and forth roughly seven times in that span. And in …

CRISPR May Work On Way More Diseases Than We Think

You may not have heard about it yet but CRISPR is one of those new genetic technologies that has the potential to radically change the way we treat …

Genetics