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Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The treatment is for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not …

Immunotherapy

Scientists have uncovered a way to regenerate human bone and tissue

Regenerative Medicine<p>A new method of regenerating human tissue has been discovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The method …

Multiple Sclerosis

This Is Why Weed Gives You the Munchies

We don't need science to tell us that getting stoned and getting the munchies tend to go hand in hand—but a team of neuroscientists may have discovered the exact reason why weed can make you can tear through a pile of junk food.<p><b>This article originally appeared on MUNCHIES in February 2015.</b><p>If you've …

Cannabis

Two Conjectures Collide, Endangering the Naked Singularity

Physicists have wondered for decades whether infinitely dense points known as singularities can ever exist outside black holes, which would expose …

The brain may learn by building 11-dimensional "sandcastles"

We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as …

The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

After surgery to treat her epilepsy severed the connection between the two halves of her brain, Karen's left hand took on a mind of its own, acting against her will to undress or even to slap her. Amazing, to be sure. But what may be even more amazing is that most people who have split-brain …

Consciousness

Scientists Hope to Use Stem Cells to Reverse Death in Controversial Study

Back From The Dead<p>Researchers seem to be setting their sights on increasingly lofty goals when it comes to the human body – from the world’s first …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Brain activity in people who’ve taken psychedelics like LSD shows what might be 'heightened consciousness'

Is there anything psychedelic drugs can't do? A recent wave of scientific scrutiny has revealed that they can elicit "spiritual" experiences, alleviate end-of-life angst, and perhaps treat depression— and they might achieve at least some of all this by "heightening consciousness", according to a …

IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers

Chemists hate being beaten by physicists at their own game. At IBM Research, physicist Leo Gross and his team have done just that.<p>Gross’s team made a triangular molecule that chemists have found impossible to produce by conventional chemistry. To rub it in even more, Gross and his colleagues may go …

Nanotech

Scientists Find Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is – or once was – a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just …

Overpopulation: More than a Resource Problem, It's a Psychological Threat

There are nearly 7.5 billion people on the planet right now. The question of how to feed, clothe, educate, employ, and hydrate everyone is a problem …

Ancient Alien Artifacts From Egypt Found In Jerusalem And Kept Secret By Rockfeller Museum

Alien and UFO hunters are puzzled with claims of significant ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered in Jerusalem house of famous Egyptologist Sir …

Would LSD Make Bar Mitzvahs Great Again?

Human history is rife with precedent for using drugs to achieve spiritual and moral growth, and there's no scientific reason the modern Jew can't get in on the action.<p>My bar mitzvah was a lovely affair. I remember standing at the <i>bima</i><i>,</i> singing from the Torah in ancient Hebrew as my beaming parents …

Weekly Dose: LSD – dangerous, mystical or therapeutic?

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic chemical made from a substance found in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains, called ergot.<p>In …

A New Documentary Promises to Prove We're Not Alone in the Universe

Film distributor The Orchard just picked up the rights to release a documentary called <i>Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in Human</i> …

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Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

The Coming Genetic Editing Age of Humans Won’t Be Easy to Stomach

In the transhumanist age, the human being should be looked at more like a machine—something that comes out a particular way, but then can be heavily modified.<p>Some futurists believe humans will eventually become all ones and zeroes, a result of a total merger with machines and the microprocessor, …

Singularity

China's eco-civilization plan calls for 23% forest cover by 2020

Besides the United States, China has done more than any other country to contribute to climate change. But while China’s greenhouse gas emissions are …

Forests

The Fusioneers: Forget cars, these guys build nuclear reactors in their back yards.

<i>All photographs by André Chung</i><p><b>At first glance</b>, the outbuilding attached to Richard Hull’s Richmond home looks like any lean-to built by a retiree with time on his hands: a slap-dash affair with wood that appears salvaged from home projects gone wrong.<p>But instead of storing a lawnmower and old paint …

NRC

It took scientists 70 years to solve this physics problem, and an AI system did it in under an hour

In 1995, two scientists from the University of Colorado created a new state of matter by cooling a gas to a temperature just above absolute zero. At …

Biotech companies get permission to test brain death reversal

Brain death in humans is normally considered irreversible. Even if you keep the body running, those damaged brain cells just won't recover to the point where you get a fully functioning person again. However, that isn't stopping Dr. Himanshu Bansal and his partners at Bioquark and Revita Life …

Artificial, Womb-Free Births Just Got a Lot More Real

Scientists have grown a human embryo for two weeks in a petri dish.<p>For the first time, scientists have managed to grow human embryos to at least 14 days old inside a petri dish. Their work has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of what makes us human—and it's the next step on the road …

Biotechnology

Unique coral reef ecosystem discovered in the Amazon river

A reef ecosystem unlike any seen before has just been discovered at the mouth of the Amazon River.<p>Wedged between the French Guiana-Brazil border and …

Habitats

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

US elections 2016: ‘The system is rigged, the government coin-operated’

In an extract from their new book Nation on the Take, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman show how the only interests that matter in US politics are those of the wealthy elite<p>• How to buy a president: Q&A with Wendell Potter<p>A few years ago, CBS News conducted a poll about Americans’ perception of …

Middle-class

This Psychedelic Drug is Helping in the Fight Against Depression

Psychology researchers have found a link between mental time travel and depression. Mental time travel refers to our ability to ruminate on events …

Depression

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …