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The Jamaica cherry that fights infections

A small roadside flowering tree introduced to South-East Asia from Latin America exhibits both antimicrobial and antifungal activity. Researchers at …

Antiinflammatory

EPA head Scott Pruitt denies that carbon dioxide causes global warming

Trump adviser shocks scientists and environmental advocates with statement that negates EPA policy and ‘overwhelmingly clear’ evidence on climate change<p>Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, has dismissed a basic scientific understanding of climate change by …

Terminal cancer patients in complete remission after one gene therapy treatment

A groundbreaking gene therapy treatment which boosts a patient's own immune cells has been shown to clear disease from one third of terminal patients.<p>US pharmaceutical company Kite Pharma released results from the first six months of its trial of the new treatment, called CAR-T cell therapy.<p>Some 36 …

Cancer

New molecule knocks out superbugs' immunity to antibiotics

One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, strains of bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most …

Microbiology

Faraday Future SUV smokes a Tesla Model X in intriguing drag race video

As a hyper-secretive electric car company with a flair for self-promotion and intriguing teaser videos, Faraday Future has been on our radar for …

High-speed Rail

Elon Musk just unveiled something that could revolutionize how you power your home

Tesla CEO and SolarCity chairman Elon Musk just announced a new way to power your home with solar power. The product is called Solar Roof, and it's designed to replace traditional shingles with compact solar panels.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Tesla

New Alzheimer’s Drug Wildly Successful In Trials

This may soon become the first Alzheimer's drug to receive FDA approval in more than a decade.<p>The brain plaques that are at the root of Alzheimer’s, …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Help Nerve Fibres Repair Themselves

A whole new way to treat paralysis.<p>Scientists have figured out how to make nerve fibres repair themselves in mice, having identified a gene that …

Watch Soviet Scientists Bring a Dog’s Decapitated Head Back to Life

What was supposed to be the stuff of medical miracles ended up being a horror show.<p><b>A warning: the video above contains imagery of medical experiments</b> …

Audio-visual

Industrial robots will replace manufacturing jobs — and that’s a good thing

If you listen to the wrong people, the North American manufacturing industry is doomed.<p>There is no denying that the U.S. and Canada have been losing jobs to offshore competition for almost half a century. From 2000 to 2010 alone, 5.6 million jobs disappeared.<p>Interestingly, though, only 13 percent …

Report: Google Search Bias Protecting Hillary Clinton Confirmed in Experiment

In a report published by Sputnik News, psychologist Robert Epstein reveals evidence that Google is manipulating search results related to Hillary …

AdWords

A 900-horsepower electric utility van beat a Ferrari and a Nissan GT-R in a drag race

By now, most people are well aware of the Model S sedan, the Model X SUV, and the forthcoming Model 3 entry-level sedan.<p>In the last couple of years, Tesla has touted its cars' ridiculously fast drivetrains which, in the case of the Model S P100D — the fastest version you can buy— can surge from …

Nissan GT-R

Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics

As antibiotics become more commonplace, whether we need them or not, superbugs are worrying doctors and turning up more and more often. So the race is on to find methods to kill superbugs without antibiotics, and a new paper might reveal a major breakthrough.<p>Shu Lam, a graduate student at the …

Medicine

Nest Cam Outdoor shows me the cat lurking outside my home

Seeing is safety.<p>I live in a relatively safe neighborhood, but some years ago, my home was burglarized. The thieves broke in through the back door. …

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Climate Change

How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years

The sugar industry has a long history of shaping nutrition policy in the United States, working to mask the potential risks of consuming too much of the sweet stuff.<p>It wasn’t until this year, for instance, that the US Dietary Guidelines finally recommended people keep their consumption of added …

10 Scientific Hoaxes That The World Totally Fell For

Glued bones and fake giants.<p>Every now and then, a scientific discovery comes along that is just so wild that you can't wrap your head around it at …

The Impossible Propulsion Drive Is Heading to Space

Enough argument. It's time to actually test this crazy thing.<p>The EmDrive, a hypothetical miracle propulsion system for outer space, has been sparking heated arguments for years. Now, Guido Fetta plans to settle the argument about reactionless space drives for once and for all by sending one into …

Physics

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Drug that halts mental decline hailed as 'best news for dementia in 25 years'

The first drug to combat Alzheimer's disease is on the horizon after scientists proved they can halt mental decline by clearing the sticky plaques …

Luckiest dog in the world just keeps running after rally car jumps over it

A rally event in Bolivia almost turned deadly for one wandering pooch when onlookers could only gasp and close their eyes with the car drifting around the track. Fans were watching the second stage of El Rally Codasur when they spied the small dog wandering down the dirt road like it was nothing. …

AOL

A 'revolutionary' new technology can turn mice clear — and might one day map your brain

When you're a scientist trying to understand a disease, it's common to experiment on rodents, slice up their tissues for glass slides, and pop those specimens under a microscope.<p>This basic approach has barely changed in a century, and it's not hard to see why: It's relatively simple, cheap, and …

Biology

Forget the chord. The Tesla Model S now has wireless charging.

Plugless, an aftermarket wireless charging company, released a video Thursday showing just how easy it is to charge a Tesla without a chord.<p>The …

LG's new battery-powered projector can produce an 80-inch image from almost anywhere

The vast majority of projectors can't rival televisions in resolution, but LG's new battery-powered LED devices have TVs beat on another point — portability. Where most projectors need to be installed at the back of a room, LG's new PH450U is an ultra-short throw (UST) projector, capable of …

Best Buy

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Eat This.

Researchers have known for years that it's a powerful weapon in the battle for good health, but a new study shows that it could also help you slow the clock on aging. Start stocking up.<p>If you've never downed some pomegranate juice or thrown some pomegranate seeds on top of a salad, you just might …

Ad blockers strike back against Facebook

It's Facebook versus the ad blockers, round two.<p>Adblock Plus has released a new tool for people who <i>really</i> don't want to see adverts on Facebook, just as Facebook thought it had won back control of its feeds on desktops.<p>Adblock is one of the most prominent pieces of open source software designed to …

Digital Advertising

BMW just released its plan to take on Tesla

The automaker is working on a project dubbed Project i20 that is committed to releasing an all-electric car with the autonomous capabilities in late 2021, Automobile Mag first reported. By 2025, the Project i20 car will be fully autonomous.<p>BMW is also planning to release an updated version of its …

Tesla

Hope of cure for arthritis, MS and diabetes as Stanford makes stem cell transplants safe

Hundreds of thousands of people could be cured of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and lupus after scientists discovered how to make stem cell transplants safe.<p>Autoimmune diseases trigger the body into attacking itself but transplants of bone marrow stem cells from …