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How Family Violence Changes the Way Children's Brains Function

In the same way that combat affects a soldier, violence causes a kid’s natural alarm and response system to become too sensitive.<p>Family violence …

Scientists Find the Earliest Human Cancer in a 1.7-Million-Year-Old Toe

While scanning prehistoric human fossils found near Johannesburg at the Swartkrans National Heritage Site, a team of researchers from the …

Scientists discover a new way space can kill you

Space loves punishing people who deign to enter it. Muscles atrophy, bone density wanes, even eyes start to get a little wonky when people spend a …

University of California

Orangutan Found To Imitate Human Speech For The First Time

An orangutan has provided researchers with possible new insight into how human speech first evolved. By copying his trainers, Rocky the orangutan was …

Orangutans

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

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An Orangutan in Indianapolis Has Learned to Ape Human Speech

We’ve all seen videos of “talking” animals, from thrashing parrots and warbling huskies to petrified cats. Bizarre and seemingly human-like as these …

German Scientists Found a New Antibiotic—and It's In Your Nose

German researchers have found a bacteria that produces an antibiotic able to combat the often-resistant pathogen <i>Staphylococcus</i> <i>aureus</i>, and it’s in the …

Purple Orb On Ocean Floor Baffles Scientists

A mysterious purple orb spotted on the sea bed during a live-streamed ocean exploration temporarily stumped scientists.<p>The colourful orb was seen …

Scientist Says Our Oldest Ancestor May Have Been Only ‘Half Alive’

Here are some things we think we know about the first organism to ever appear on Earth: Its name was LUCA. It lived on the hot sea floor about 4 …

The fiery birth of Earth's largest ocean exposed

A volatile arrangement of tectonic plates millions of years ago gave us the Pacific.<p>The Pacific Ocean was born from a geological spasm that started …

Exercise and Improving Your Mood

Exercise can be a great way to lift your mood and improve your emotions. When you exercise, your body feels more relaxed and calm. Find out some of …

Scientists find only one true wolf species in North America

How many species of wolves live in America? A new study suggests there is just one.<p>The new work, published Wednesday in Science Advances, finds that the gray wolf is the one true wolf in the United States. The red wolf, which lives in the Southern U.S., and the eastern wolf, now found primarily in …

<b>Abstract</b> <br>Nature vs. nurture is a hot topic of debate in the psychological community. One of the best targets for study in this area is serial …

Mystery behind Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' is solved as scientists discover how massive storm system super-heats planet's atmosphere

The mystery behind Jupiter's famous 'Great Red Spot' has finally been solved scientists say.<p>The natural phenomenon - a huge storm system three times …

Astronomy

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Scientists Find Mystery Purple Blob At Bottom Of Ocean

This is the mysterious purple blob that scientists manning the unmanned sea rover <i>Nautilus</i> discovered while exploring the ocean floor off the coast of …

A Crazy New Species of Beaked Whale Has Been Discovered in the Pacific

Did you know that beaked whales are a thing, and that they’re more than just giant, weird-looking dolphin clones?<p>On Tuesday, a team of scientists …

Zoology

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 - For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between …

A Truly "Green" Source of Renewable Energy: Grass Harbors Hydrogen

A team of scientists from the Cardiff Catalysis Institute of Cardiff University and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a cheap, efficient, …

Chinese Scientists Will Perform First CRISPR Human Gene Editing Trial In August

First CRISPR Trial On Humans<p>A team of scientists from the Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu will begin the first CRISPR human trial …

Italian High-School Students Create Vending Machine That Turns Plastic Trash into Phone Cases

A group of high-school students from Italy have invented an awesome vending machine that grinds used plastic bottles into pellets which are then …

US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war

If a major war ever happens, low-Earth orbit could turn into a combat zone. To that end, the US Air Force Space Command has created the "Space Mission Force" to train soldiers to operate military satellites in response to threats. "Adversaries have developed and fielded capabilities to disrupt and …

Military