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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

Stem Cells

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

Cancer 'vaccine' that remembers disease and fights it years later is developed by scientists

Researchers in immunotherapy trials engineer cells so they boost body’s natural defences and stand guard for lifetime - acting effectively like vaccine<p>A revolutionary new cancer treatment that remembers the disease and acts like a watchman to prevent it ever returning is being developed by …

Photographer Sneaks Into Abandoned Top-Secret NASA Base. Here's What He Saw

Pictures of a top-secret base once used by NASA have been captured by a photographer from San Francisco.<p>The Santa Susanna Field Laboratory, a …

The science behind why you sometimes end up dating terrible people

They're not the kind of people you want to spend much time with. This raises the obvious question - to put it bluntly, why over evolutionary timescales haven't these people died out?<p>One possibility is that their traits actually confer short-term advantages in the mating game. Dark Triad people are …

Modder discovers secret underwater weapon developers left in Fallout 4

A modder rooting through <i>Fallout 4</i>'s assets found an unused weapon whose unusual animation hints at some kind of underwater level in the game, either planned and scrapped or yet to come in DLC.<p>Modder xxdeathknight72xx found this harpoon gun, which replaces the Railway Gun if one has that in his or …

Bethesda

Luma debuts a Wi-Fi router that uses mesh networking to provide quality Internet at home

A few years ago, I needed to buy a router, but when I looked at the ones at the store, it was daunting. The associate wasn’t really able to help me, so I went with one based on brand name. That wound up being a bad decision, as that router didn’t provide the most reliable service in my apartment.<p>If …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

Strangers often ask me to challenge them with mathematical brainteasers. It comes with the territory, I suppose.<p>My stock reply is to pose them Three Switches puzzle. It’s a classic that is easy to state rhetorically, and it really makes you think.<p>Can you solve it: are you smarter than a Hong Kong …

Mathematics

The velociraptors in the 'Jurassic Park' movies are nothing like their real-life counterparts

We'll see them again on screen in "Jurassic World," which hits theaters June 12.<p>However, you may not realize the ferocious beasts we've become acquainted with onscreen are much different than what popular culture might lead you to believe.<p>"It's the size of a big turkey or a small wolf," Dr. John …

Welcome to feudalism, America: How the 1 percent is systematically destroying the middle class

As wealth continues to consolidate at an alarming rate, working stiffs are ever more indebted to the rich<p>The idea of a property-owning democracy has long roots in American political thought. In their book, "The Citizen’s Share," Joseph R. Blasi, Richard B. Freeman and Douglas Kruse argue that the …

Corsair's Liquid Cooled Bulldog Is The Compact Gaming PC I Can't Wait To Build

Corsair knows how to expertly construct a PC chassis, and I doubt there are many dissenters to argue this. From budget workhorses like the Carbide 200R to mini-ITX beauties like the 250D to super towers like the Obsidian 900D that can accommodate the most extravagant builds, Corsair has the bases …

Star Wars: Battlefront Will Return to the "Roots and Ethos" of the Franchise

DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront is giving fans of the classic series a lot to be excited about. But some fans still have some reservations.<p>Eurogamer asked DICE general manager Patrick Bach what the studio is doing to avoid the perception that Battlefront is nothing more than a "big-budget …

Star Wars

Hands-on with Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition's many playable characters

When most people think of Devil May Cry, they probably think of the series' cocky protagonist, Dante. If you're a hardcore fan, you may also consider his brother Vergil — first made playable in 2006's <i>Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition</i> — or Nero, the Dante look-alike from 2008's <i>Devil May Cry 4</i>. A …

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

Your Microbiome May Hold Keys To Cancer Treatment

The answer has been inside you all along<p>Today, the field of oncology is exploring new and diverse ways to fight cancer, from antibodies to vaccines to cracking the genetic code. All of these biological elements affect how cancer starts and how doctors can treat it. But according to a review …

CDC Alert: Drug-Resistant Foodborne Illness Spreads in US

Figuring out how to talk about antibiotic resistance—which you’ll be seeing discussed here a lot, since it’s the topic of my last book, an important part of my next book, and a central topic in my past blogging—is a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, antibiotic resistance is a true global …

Public Health

Mortal Kombat X: The First 25 Minutes of the Story - IGN Video

See the first chapter of Mortal Kombat X filled with guest appearances from unrevealed, fan favorite characters like Nightwolf and Smoke.

Mortal Kombat X: All Fatalities and X-Rays So Far in 1080p 60fps - IGN Video

Get a look at direct feed of all the fatalities and x-rays from our preview in gloriously gruesome 1080p 60fps. Warning, you may not want to watch if …

We found thousands of dollars of rare Star Citizen ships hidden inside an asteroid

Chris Robert's <i>Star Citizen</i> may be the most financially successful crowdfunding project ever with more than $74 million raised so far. How's he doing it? By selling beautiful ships by the hangar full. But they're not just pictures or stat sheets sitting inside a browser window. These ships are …

Selling

Marvel is killing 33 comics to end the universe

To hasten the death of the entire universe, Marvel Comics will end 33 comic books, according to David Gabriel, Marvel's SVP of sales and marketing.<p>The casualties will amass as a result of the Secret Wars storyline, which will begin in May. By the time Secret Wars wraps up, the Marvel Universe and …

Comics

President Obama roasted Hillary Clinton this weekend

At an annual dinner hosted by the journalist group Gridiron Club, Obama joked about several of the controversies surrounding Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential race.<p>"I mean, think about how things have changed since 2008. Back then, I was the young, tech-savvy …

18 photos that show Vladimir Putin doesn't mess around

Without a definitive explanation from the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan amid swirling rumors.<p>Putin rarely goes unnoticed after a year during which Russia annexed the multi-ethnic peninsula Crimea, engineered a civil war in Ukraine, and …

Russia

16 Million Fewer Uninsured Thanks To Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- More than 16 million Americans gained health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, mainly via the law's health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion, according to an analysis published Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services.<p>The government estimate is …

“You’re a tyrant to the oath you took!”: Why Texas GOP is locked in a civil war

Here’s what happens when a policing issue divides the pro-freedom movement from the pro-cop crowd in Texas<p>One would be hard-pressed to find another state that prides itself more on its commitment to freedom and liberty than Texas. It is so determined to make its citizens "free" that it is now in …

King v. Burwell : Is the Pen Mightier Than Common Sense?

Almost five years ago President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. However flawed this reform was -- oh, and it was -- the fact remains that millions more Americans have insurance today. That's a big deal. But why celebrate this achievement when you can mess with it instead?<p>Right …

Rick Santorum’s blatantly unconstitutional idea: Put the Bible back in public schools!

GOP also-ran seeks renewed relevance at far-right religious conference<p>Largely forgotten by the conservative voters who propelled him to an unexpectedly strong showing in his 2012 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum made a bid for renewed relevance at the religious …