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Gun-Related Deaths in America Keep Going Up

Firearm-related deaths rose for the second-straight year in 2016, largely due to spikes in gun violence in major cities like Chicago, newly released …

Guns

Here Are The Top 10 Most Unnecessary Medical Treatments, According to Scientists

Way too much of a good thing!<p>A recent literature study on medical care in the US has put forward ten diagnostic procedures and treatments that were …

Medicine

Mercedes is spending $1 billion to go electric in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz will spend $1 billion to upgrade its production capabilities in Alabama and jump-start its electric vehicle program in the U.S.<p>Mercedes, which is owned by Daimler (DDAIF), said the investment will create 600 new jobs in communities near its plant in Tuscaloosa.<p>The automaker plans to …

Autos

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.<p>According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of …

Hurricane Harvey

You have three days left to comment on the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality

After four months of debate, the FCC is nearly ready to stop accepting feedback on its proposal to kill net neutrality. Final comments are due this Wednesday, August 30th, by end-of-day Eastern time.<p>Once the comment period closes, the FCC will review the feedback it received and use it as guidance …

Net Neutrality

Trump Looking at Eclipse Without Glasses Becomes Instant Meme

"Scientists: Don't look straight at sun during eclipse. Trump: Hold my glasses."<p>Millions of Americans on Monday looked to the sky to see the solar …

Talking to Yourself in The Third Person Can Reduce Stress And Negative Emotions

You're not crazy, honest.<p>Talking to yourself in the third person can help you keep your emotions in check, based on new research that aims to find …

Michigan State University

Something Mysterious Is Pulling Our Milky Way Through Space At A Much Faster Rate Than Expected. So What Could It Be?

Around four decades ago, astronomers became aware that our galaxy, the Milky Way, was moving through space at a much faster rate than expected.<p>At …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Richard Feynman

Doctors, nurses among hundreds charged with defrauding U.S. health programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 400 people, including doctors and nurses, have been charged with defrauding Medicare and other federal healthcare programs of $1.3 billion, with many accused of illegally distributing opioids and other narcotics, the Justice Department said on Thursday.<p>A total of …

Health Care

Lots of Americans Prescribed Opioids, Insurance Survey Shows

More than one in five people insured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield were prescribed an opioid painkiller at least once in 2015, the insurance company reported Thursday.<p>And claims for opioid addiction and dependence surged nearly 500 percent between 2010 and 2016, the company said.<p>The report, which …

Medicine

The Galaxy Note 8 will cost nearly $1,000 when it launches in September, insider claims

Evan Blass, better known by his Twitter handle @evleaks, is one of the most reliable and longest-serving cellphone leakers in the business. So when …

Galaxy Note

Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effect of a cannabis compound on rats. The study suggests that the …

Overclocking to 7GHz takes more than just liquid nitrogen

Over the years, I've been fascinated by two kinds of events at Computex: esports and extreme-PC-overclocking competitions. I doubt I'd ever make it as a professional gamer (I'm more of a <i>Counter Fight</i> kind of guy than a <i>Counter-Strike</i> man these days), but I'd jump at any opportunity to pour liquid …

Computer Hardware

The World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Just Gave Rise to a 'Molecular Black Hole'

We've never seen anything like it.<p>Imagine you took all sunlight that hits our planet at any given moment, and focussed it on one (unfortunate) piece …

Atoms

The world’s tiniest Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti GPU is still kind of gigantic

One of the most interesting news stories to come out of Computex Taipei, for my money, was Nvidia’s Max-Q — it’s a whole new design approach to gaming laptops, helping manufacturers put powerful GPUs like the GTX 1080 inside slim notebooks. It was a little amusing, then, to see Zotac use the same …

Web Development

There Are No Legitimate Arguments Against Human-Caused Climate Change

Recent Refutations of Climate Change<p>Climate change denial has made numerous headlines in recent weeks. David Rose stated in The Daily Mail that there …

Climate Change

Research Shows Cannabis Restores Memory and Could Reverse The Aging Process

Aging and the Brain<p>One of aging’s most obvious signs is a decrease in cognitive function and learning ability. Usually, these issues express …

Atoms

How leaked NSA spy tools created a hacking free-for-all

Hackers have compromised thousands of computers around the world with a government-grade spy tool.<p>A backdoor published in a trove of leaked NSA hacking tools is being loaded onto vulnerable Windows computers. The attacks demonstrate what happens when people fail to regularly update their …

Hacking

How the brain makes body parts move

A case of paralysis being reversed demonstrates the power of thought<p>In a recent groundbreaking operation, a man paralysed from the neck down is now, after eight years, able to eat and drink without assistance – all thanks to the power of thought.<p>The story has captured everyone’s imagination because …

Neurophilosophy

Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution

Altmetric: 78<p>Citations: 4<p>More detail<p>Letter<p>Tao Jia ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2337-2857<br>• , Dashun Wang<br>• & Boleslaw K. Szymanski<p><i>Nature Human Behaviour</i></b> …

Google Scholar

Why do any of us have orgasms, really?

<i>Welcome to Fairer Sex, a new biweekly column about the intersection of sex, gender, and the science of the human body.</i><p>One of the #blessed things …

Framing

Magic-mushroom drug lifts depression in first human trial

Researchers' long fight to test psilocybin's safety finally yields fruit.<p>A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in …

Magic Mushrooms