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Trump tries to reset with economic speech — but faces new resistance in GOP

By Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>Jim Tankersley<p>, Economic Policy Correspondent<p>Seeking to put the most difficult stretch of his campaign behind him, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used a major economic speech Monday to reach out to two voting blocs that remain critical to his faltering …

Donald Trump

International Cat Day: Six important facts about cats

Today is International Cat Day: a time to celebrate our feline friends. Despite the fact that cats come a close second to dogs for the position as “the most popular pet in the UK”, they remain poorly understood by their human companions (the term “owner” never seems appropriate for cats: unlike …

13 Brilliant Gadgets and Tools to Help Stress Management

Need to de-stress? These mindfulness and biofeedback tools and apps will help you relax.<p>Do you struggle with too much stress? That almost seems like a trick question. These days, most of us seem to be battling stress most of the time. And as we know, stress can literally kill you. Stress will also …

States of Matter: Bose-Einstein Condensate

Of the five states matter can be in, the Bose-Einstein condensate is perhaps the most mysterious. Gases, liquids, solids and plasmas were all well …

Quantum Physics

By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies

Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex …

Genetics

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience with the working world’s disconsolate little secret—having spent years helping people lead teams, businesses, and organizations, he realized hardly anyone …

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Clean Energy

California gas leak is emitting 4.5 million cars' worth of pollution every day

An ongoing natural gas leak at a storage facility in Aliso Canyon, California, has poured so much methane gas into the atmosphere since the leak …

We're finally cracking the secrets of what makes us sick

More than a decade after mapping the human genome, and after years of improvements in collecting and sequencing DNA, scientists are figuring out how to get much more use out of these genetic breakthroughs.<p>Our genes help define the characteristics that make us individuals. Just one or sometimes a …

Genetics

Scientists Have Found a Way to Make Red Blood Cells

We generally only hear about blood shortages during a natural disaster, but the truth is that blood banks are often in short supply. That’s a risky …

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain

Fly Over Pluto's Moon In Spectacular New NASA Images

Charon is the real #SuperBloodMoon in latest New Horizons pics<p>Pluto has gotten a lot of love lately, both from scientists and the unscientific alike, thanks largely to the series of beautiful close-up images that NASA has published online following the unmanned New Horizon spacecraft's flyby of the …

A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited

A recent proposed microbe experiment based on Schrödinger’s counter-intuitive theory would have a scale so small as to be almost meaningless, and other challenges such as consciousness also come into play<p>I had to travel to a conference on quantum physics yesterday. After arriving at the airport I …

Genetics

Genetic Changes and Cancer<p>Cancer is a genetic disease—that is, cancer is caused by certain changes to genes that control the way our cells function, …

“What Made Me Fall in Love”—Men Share what Captured their Hearts.

I love a good love story. I think we all do.<p>In a world where we are surrounded by so many relationships breaking up, couples divorcing after 15-20 …

You Can Now Binge-Watch Netflix In Virtual Reality

VR is the New Black<p>In case Facebook’s 360-degree video wasn’t enough for you, Netflix is bringing its streaming video service to virtual reality. With the help of Oculus, Reed Hastings and company will allow you to binge their content catalog in VR.<p>Announced during the Oculus Connect conference …

Virtual Reality

Are viruses alive? New evidence says yes

Evolutionary history suggests they evolved from ancient cells<p>Influenza, SARS, Ebola, HIV, the common cold. All of us are quite familiar with these names. They are viruses—a little bit of genetic material (DNA or RNA) encapsulated in a protein coat. But what we don’t really understand, and what …

Biology

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The bacteria-fighting super element that’s making a comeback in hospitals: copper

By Lena H. Sun<p>, Reporter<p>Ancient Egyptians used copper to sterilize chest wounds and drinking water. Greeks, Romans and Aztecs relied on copper compounds to treat burns, headaches and ear infections. Thousands of years later, the ancient therapeutic is being embraced by some hospitals because of its …

New Genetic Research Finds That Octopuses Might Be Aliens!

If we are looking for alien life, then maybe we should check our own backyard, well, our oceans at least. A recent discovery suggests that octopuses …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Don’t Understand the Periodic Table? It’s Just a Quantum Truth Table

In the wee hours of the late 17th century, Isaac Newton could be found locked up in his laboratory prodding the secrets of nature. Giant plumes of …

Why storing solar energy and using it at night is closer than you think

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>In May, when Tesla Motors announced its new battery product to vast media buzz, the talk was all about people putting batteries in their solar-powered homes, and thereby becoming that much less reliant on the grid.<p>But there was always another and perhaps even bigger side of …

Solar Power

Schrödinger's microbe: physicists plan to put living organism in two places at once

A radical demonstration of quantum theory could see a bacterium suspended in an uncertain state similar to that famously endured by Schrödinger’s cat<p>Physicists have drawn up plans to put a living organism in two places at once in a radical demonstration of quantum theory.<p>The scientists aim to …

Quantum Physics

Bionic Eyes, Stem Cells and Gene Therapy: 3 Cutting Edge Cures for Blindness

Scientists have long known that while our eyes do most of the heavy lifting of sight—taking in particles of light, bending and refracting them, …

GPS enabled Pokémon GO app announced

The Pokémon Company, Nintendo and Niantic Labs are collaborating on a new mobile game that will allow players to find and catch Pokémon in the real …

Resveratrol Appears to Stabilize Alzheimer's Disease Biomarker

<b>The largest nationwide clinical trial to study high-dose resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease found that a</b> …

Scientists want to rethink bans on tinkering with human embryo DNA

Tweaking human embryo DNA is no longer a theoretical prospect. Rapid advances in “genome editing” technology mean that scientists can now efficiently and precisely modify DNA.<p>The only thing stopping them are a range of laws, guidelines and other restrictions, which an international group of experts …

Genetics

6 Of Your Most Cringeworthy Questions, Answered By Science

We asked for the science questions you didn’t want your name attached to, and now we’re answering them. This time: shrinkage, fishy vaginas, cannibalism, and more!

“We think we can do better than plants”: New “bionic leaf” makes fuel from sunlight

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new system to harness our planet’s greatest energy source<p>David Biello<p>February 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Here's a new way to make fuel from sunlight: starve a microbe nearly to death, then feed it …