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23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.<p>The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to …

Asia

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

"Uniquely Human" Muscles Found in Apes Contradict Key Evolutionary Dogmas

"These are unverifiable 'just-so stories."<p>In his 1863 book <i>Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature</i>, Thomas Henry Huxley raised hell by arguing that …

Muscle

Scientists can now keep brains alive without a body

A team of scientists recently revealed they’d successfully conducted experiments on hundreds of pigs that involved keeping their brains alive for up to 36 hours after the animals had been decapitated.<p>Maybe Sergio Canavero, the mad scientist who wants to perform a brain transplant on a human, isn’t …

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

Startup wants to upload your brain to the cloud, but has to kill you to do it

A US startup is promising to upload customers’ brains to the cloud using a pioneering technique it has trialled on rabbits.<p>The only catch, according to the company’s cofounder? The process is “100% fatal”.<p>Nectome, founded in 2016 by a pair of MIT AI researchers, hopes to offer a commercial …

InterAct

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

Consciousness

This Software Works Just as Accurately as Your Lawyer--Only 200 Times Faster

Artificial intelligence startup LawGeex put its software up against a group of lawyers. The results were pretty eye-opening.<p>Watch out, attorneys. The bots are coming--and they're getting good at your job.<p>For some lawyers, contract review takes up a huge chunk of time and it can be extremely tedious.<p>…

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Anthropology

How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

Previous studies have demonstrated that the alcohol abuse drug disulfiram has anticancer properties. But until now, researchers had not found the …

Cancer

This 3.6-Million-Year-Old Fossil Is The Oldest, Most Complete Human Ancestor Ever Seen

Say hello to "Little Foot".<p>After 20 years of slow, careful excavation, the world's most complete skeleton of an ancient human ancestor has just been …

Paleontology

In Just 4 Hours, Google's AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

"This algorithm could run cities, continents, universes."<p>Chess isn't an easy game, by human standards. But for an artificial intelligence powered by …

Artificial Intelligence

Everything We Know About Physics in One Neat Infographic

If you've ever wondered which part of physics covers which part of space, fret no more. Here is an awesome map that lays it all out.<br>Read More

Physics

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

New York University

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

Scientists engineer nonimmune cells that kill cancer upon contact

Synthetic T-Cells<p>In the continuous search for potentially cancer-curing treatments, researchers have turned to engineering cells. They’ve found that …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Screams, torture and so much blood: The gruesome world of 19th-century surgery

In these troubling times — amid melting glaciers, worries about a nuclear war and white supremacy rallies — it can sometimes be hard to appreciate our modern-day life.<p>But here’s a thought guaranteed to make you feel grateful to be alive right now: Medical care in the Victorian era was a horrifying, …

Now you can order food from Google search results

As part of an ongoing quest by tech and food companies to ensure Americans won't ever need to stand up and leave their homes to find sustenance, Google has added a new way to order takeout from restaurants directly from its search results. Now when you search for a nearby delivery food emporium, …

SaaS Companies Look To Change The Interface Of Web Design

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups, technology trends and politics.</i><p>Code-free web design platforms are an increasingly popular tool among web designers. Companies behind these tools promise a design experience that doesn’t require any coding skills or the need …

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

Stephen Hawking on Black Holes and Why He'd Be a Good Bond Villain

On the afternoon of September 23, 2014, a few minutes before his lecture at the Magma auditorium in Los Pueblos in Tenerife, Stephen William Hawking …

Physics

Robot learns how to cook and use tools by watching YouTube videos

A robot-training system that allows artificial intelligence to learn how to carry out tasks such as cooking by "watching" online tuition videos has …

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as …

Bitcoin moves from hype to disappointment, and on to real utility

<i>Updated December 3 at 9:45 a.m. ET to reflect that Blockstream is based in Canada, not the U.S.</i><p>If you hang around the tech scene for long enough you will see some absolutely amazing ideas being turned into businesses.<p>Some arrive too early to be successful, some aren’t executed successfully and some …