Jessa Yang

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Venom from the funnel web spider could prevent brain damage from strokes after 'world-first discovery'

Venom from the deadly funnel web spider can be used to protect the brain from devastating stroke damage, scientists have found.<p>Australian researchers were sequencing the DNA of the venom when they discovered a compound, which they say could protect brain cells even when injected hours after a …

Medical Research

Yes, really: '1984' is now sold out on Amazon

Americans really want to read <i>1984</i> during Donald Trump's presidency.<p>Just days after rising to the best-selling books list on Amazon, the George Orwell …

Scientists are planning the next big Washington march

A group of researchers have proposed a March for Science, but it won’t be the first time scientists have protested<p>Last weekend, a massive milieu of women in pink hats descended on Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March. The next big protest being planned for the nation’s capital could involve a sea …

Parts of you stay alive after you die

After you die, parts of your body try to live.<p>A crazy new study, published Wednesday in Open Biology, found that even after death is declared, a …

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Hydrogen

Russia is engaging in 'elite-level trolling' in Syria — and the West is falling for it

The position is in line with a peace plan for Syria reached in Vienna last month that drew heavily from one proposed by Russia — and that "may have been a gift to Assad," Syria expert Hassan Hassan noted recently in The National.<p>Under the agreement, negotiations between the opposition and Assad's …

Baltimore Buys Victims' Silence With Settlements For Police Misconduct

Victims are compensated, as long as they promise to never speak publicly about what happened to them.<p>WASHINGTON -- On April 30, 2012, Ashley Overbey called the police because someone had broken into her Northeast Baltimore apartment while she was at work.<p>The responding officers were "very rude and …

Justice

The Week in Review: From the Runways at New York Fashion Week

The leaves of fall might only just be starting to arrive, but that doesn’t stop the fashion world from always looking ahead. September marks the debut of Spring/Summer shows and this week the uber-stylish flocked to the streets of the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week (NYFW).<p>The city had plenty …

New York Style

Syria crisis: 'Deadly air raids' against IS in Palmyra

<b>Syrian government war planes have launched one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the city of Palmyra, which is held by Islamic State (IS) militants, activists say.</b><p>About 25 air strikes left at least 26 people dead, including 12 militants, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>IS …

Middle East

Don’t embarrass yourself: This infographic breaks down obscene hand gestures from around the world

IF YOU’VE TRAVELED LONG ENOUGH, you’ve probably done this yourself: you’ve given someone a thumb’s up, or an “A-OK” sign, or even a “peace” V, and …

Infographics