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Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

The worst outbreak of Ebola, which has killed 961 people and triggered an international public health emergency, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea.<p>About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers believe may have been Patient Zero, suffered fever, black stool …

'Mischievous Pets' photography competition - Telegraph

You're Ordering Sushi All Wrong: 8 Tips to Make You a Sushi Expert

Even if you're an experienced sushi eater, ordering can be a very intimidating process. Half of the menu is in Japanese, there's a ton of etiquette rules you probably don't understand, and, should you offend one of the chefs, there are plenty of very sharp knives handy.<p>To pull back the veil on the …

Fish

Check Out The Incredible 'Frozen Waterfalls' Of Hierve El Agua

Hierve el Agua is one of Mexico's most beautiful natural wonders that you probably haven't heard of. Located in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, these natural mineral springs are a sight you need to see.<p>The mysterious waterfalls appear to be frozen into the side of cliffs. In reality, these …

Lighting Up Legally in Pictures

How Ultrasound Became the Newest Weapon Against Stroke

Even the best methods doctors have today for treating the most common strokes won't help most patients. In the race to find a better way, some scientists are using ultrasound to find and track strokes before they happen and treat them afterward.<p><b>Ischemic strokes, caused by blood clots</b> that can …

Medicine

This gene helps some of us never forget a face - Futurity

New research may help explain why a few people remember almost everyone they have met while others have difficulty recognizing members of their own …

Physiology

Could Pot Help Veterans With PTSD? Brain Scientists Say Maybe

<b>Listen · 4:01</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Veterans who smoke marijuana to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder may be onto something. There's growing evidence that pot can affect brain circuits involved in PTSD.<p>Experiments in animals show that tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that …

The Science Behind Reindeer's Color-Changing Eyes

It's not the magic of Christmas that turns their eyes from gold to blue.<p>Winter in the Arctic is grim—day and night blur together for 24 hour stints without sunlight. Reindeer manage to survive these gloomy weeks thanks to a peculiar adaptation. As the days grow darker, reindeer's eyes turn from …

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Glycan changes may signal stomach cancer - Futurity

Researchers have taken a first step towards identifying glycans that could help diagnose gastric cancer before it becomes deadly.

Corgi's Love For His New Baby Sister Knows No Bounds

Despite strong evidence to the contrary, dog-parents who decide to become actual baby-parents continue to have concerns about how their canine pals will react to a tiny human.<p>These photos, posted by dad Chris Lowe on Reddit, prove that the only thing you really need to fear in this scenario is …

Into the Wild: Faviken Restaurant in Northern Sweden

Six hundred miles north of Stockholm, on a remote hunting estate near Jarpen, Magnus Nilsson mans the kitchens at a restaurant straight out of …

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes "Up" Inspired Anniversary Photos

This adorable couple, married for an incredible 61 years, finally got the photos they deserve! As a special holiday present, event designer and granddaughter Lauren Wells (on her husband's side) decided to create some truly memorable anniversary photos for her “Nina and Gramps.” According to …

Photography

6 million years ago, Mediterranean was a mile-high salt field

A peson walks on the beach along the Mediterranean sea on Feb. 23, in the southeastern French city of Nice. Valery Hache<p>SAN FRANCISCO — About 6 million years ago, a mile-high field of salt formed across the entire Mediterranean seafloor, sucking up 6 percent of the oceans' salt.<p>Now, new research …

Earth Science

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Dangerous MRSA bacteria expand into communities

A USA TODAY investigation shows MRSA bacteria, once confined to hospitals, are emerging in communities to strike an increasing number of children, as well as schools, prisons, even NFL locker rooms.<p>Eric Allen went to bed March 1, thinking he had a light flu. By the time he staggered into the …

Multivitamins Don't Hold Any Health Benefit, Experts Say

Do you take your vitamins every day? For the majority of people, it might just be a waste of time and money, according to a new editorial published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.<p>The editorial, which is in response to three new studies also just published in the same journal, says that …

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

A Magic Box That Makes Music Out Of Manga

This hand-cranked mechanical device gives Japanese comics a real-time soundtrack.<p>Even in the silent film era, when full orchestras would perform a score live as a movie flickered overhead, we have expected our movies to have sound. Yet we don’t have the same expectations of reading. Why not? Why …

Anime

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

3D

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

Digitised Diseases site makes 1,600 specimens available for doctors and members of the public to study for free<p>The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

New contraceptive pill for men

A new pill for men could work as a temporary vasectomy and allow men to share the task of family planning without affecting their fertility, research suggests<p>A new contraceptive pill for men that won’t affect libido or virility could be developed.<p>The pill works by stopping sperm being released, …

National Academy of Sciences

Wet Dog portraits - in pictures

"Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits" - photographer Sophie Gamand

Man Decorates House With 502,165 Holiday Lights, Shatters World Record

And, boy, is the Gay family of LaGrangeville, New York gonna be pissed.<p>More than 29 miles of wire. More than 500,000 lights. More than 70,000 visitors. Move over, Clark Griswold: You have nothing on David Richards, the Australian lawyer who has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most …

Whooping cough vaccine may not halt spread of illness

A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn't seem to be working as well as expected.<p>The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it doesn't prevent them from spreading whooping cough — also known as pertussis — to others.<p>"It …

Public Health

Morning-after pill may be less effective for heavier women

Some morning-after pills may not be a reliable way to prevent pregnancy in heavier women. The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill, Norlevo, will caution women in new labeling that the product is “not effective” for women over 176 pounds and doesn’t work as well in women who …

Pharma

Dogs Watch Human Interactions To Assess Quality Of Treats

Evidence that pet dogs gather intel by watching people talking with each other<p>Ever get that feeling you're being watched? Well, if you're a dog-owner, you may have a point. Dogs are able to watch people's interactions with one another to determine who holds yummier treats, according to a new …

Pets