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"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

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>By<p>Michael Pollan<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a …

Depression

Castro rule in Cuba ends as Miguel Diaz-Canel confirmed in leadership change

HAVANA — Cuba’s National Assembly on Thursday officially confirmed 57-year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel as Cuba’s new head of state, ending Castro rule after nearly 60 years and shifting power toward a younger generation born after Cuba’s revolution.<p>Walking next to Raúl Castro — the 86-year old who took …

Cuba

How Veteran Fighter Pilot Tammie Jo Shults Saved Crippled Southwest Flight 1380

Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger could rely on automated help to pull off the ‘Miracle on the Hudson.’ Ex-fighter pilot Tammie Jo Shults saved hundreds of …

New Mexico

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in a documentary as potential evidence for …

Anthropology

Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.

Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.<p>It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time.<p>But the common denominator of a small group …

Public Health

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

Take a Trip Around the World for $1,263 This November

A deal so sweet you won't even miss Grandma's sweet potato pie this Thanksgiving.<p>At Travel + Leisure, we’re vocal advocates of ditching Thanksgiving …

Abu Dhabi

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) followed the advice of its advisory committee and approved a breakthrough treatment for children with acute …

This Gorgeous Island Is the Least-visited Country in the World and We Don’t Understand Why (Video)

The waters are rising though, so act fast.<p>With beautiful beaches, low crime, and expansive natural beauty, the island of Tuvalu is an ideal getaway …

Hiking in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah

It could take months to explore everything that Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument has to offer. 1.9 million acres is a lot to cover and a …

Hikes of a Lifetime

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania<p>Early European explorers who claimed to have seen a snow-capped mountain in Equatorial Africa were dismissed as delusional. …

Mountaineering

Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed

A new study has made the surprising discovery that neurons are capable of controlling how much dopamine they release, which goes against what …

Neuroscience

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Microsoft Surface devices

<i>Consumer Reports</i> has pulled the “recommendation” rating it awarded to four Microsoft Surface devices.<p>The publication says the change was made as a result of “poor predicated reliability,” and said the estimated breakage rate for Microsoft tablets and notebooks was higher than that for most other …

10 (5-Ingredient) Chicken Dinners for the Week Ahead

Guys, great news! Getting a wholesome, satisfying meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen is totally possible. The key is choosing …

Searching for Civility

A Google Memo and the Summer of Hate<p>While much of the world gripped armchairs in white-knuckled horror as nuclear tensions escalated between the U.S. and North Korea, last week <b>Silicon Valley</b> was melting down over an incendiary Google Memo.<p>After an engineer named <b>James Damore</b> argued that biology …

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

You’ll be able to see a hidden planet during the total solar eclipse

On August 21, as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting its dark shadow along a 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse across the United …

Astronomy

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

X-ray of woman’s face shows why you should always wear a seatbelt

<b>Incredible medical scans of a woman’s skull before and after reconstructive surgery are freaking people out.</b><p>The CT scans are from a 25-year-old woman …

Seatbelt

How Nanoparticles And a Common Spice Are Killing Cancer Cells

A Cure for Cancer<p>Scientists have come up with a potential new way to treat neuroblastoma, the most common kind of cancer in infants, by targeting it …

Joshua Tree National Park is set to draw in stargazers as it becomes a Dark Sky Park

Travellers already flock to Joshua Tree National Park in California to enjoy the whimsical beauty of its namesake trees and rock structures, but soon even more stargazers will be drawn there to celebrate its new designation as an International Dark Sky Park.<p>The park will receive the honor in …

Scientists are trying to treat autoimmune disease with intestinal worms

“Worm therapy” has a mixed record in clinical trials.<p>It takes a hookworm four to six weeks to travel through the human body and reach the gut, where it latches onto the small intestine and sucks blood to sustain itself.<p>That doesn't just sound gross; it also sounds like a situation that would …

Scientists have edited the DNA of human embryos using CRISPR – now we need to work out the ethics

With headlines referring to "groundbreaking" research and "designer babies," you might wonder what the scientists actually accomplished. This was a big step forward, but hardly unexpected. As this kind of work proceeds, it continues to raise questions about ethical issues and how we should we react.<p>…

Neuroprotection in stroke: the importance of collaboration and reproducibility | Brain

Acute ischaemic stroke accounts for 6.5 million deaths per year, and by 2030 will result in the annual loss of over 200 million disability-adjusted …

DNA Analysis Reveals Why 'Water Bears' Are the World's Toughest Animals

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are less than a fraction of an inch in length, yet they are believed to be Earth's toughest, hardiest …

Government subsidises miracle cancer drug

Thousands of Australians fighting late-stage renal and lung cancer will soon get easier access to a new miracle drug.<p>From Tuesday, the federal …

Cancer