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Newly spotted ice field buried on Mars could provide water to future colonists

In the mid-northern latitudes on Mars, a large flat area exists called Utopia Planitia, which roughly translates as "plains of paradise." Unlike the …

The devastating psychological scars of human trafficking

Nearly 21 million people around the world are currently victims of human trafficking, a vile crime that forces innocents into sex work, domestic …

Selling desperate Syrian refugees’ body parts for profit: Israeli man arrested in Turkey for organ trafficking

Trafficking is on the rise in largest refugee crisis since WWII. Struggling Syrians have resorted to selling organs<p>The situation in Syria today is nothing short of catastrophic. More than half of the entire population has been displaced in a civil war now approaching its fifth year, and almost 4.3 …

A stamp-size smart wearable with big potential

A technology incorporated into a sticker about the size of a large postage stamp and as thin as a human hair could provide a more comfortable method …

Wearable Tech

Johnson &Amp; Johnson to Pay $72 Million in Case Linking Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer

Yikes.<p>A Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay damages of US$72 million to the family of Jackie Fox, a 62-year-old Alabama woman who died …

New Stem Cells With Just Half A Genome Could Reveal Secrets Of Human Reproduction

At their most primitive, stem cells have the ability to become almost any cell in the body, and recent research suggests that they have the ability …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Scientists Have Grown a First-of-Its-Kind Functional Heart Muscle From Stem Cells

Mending broken hearts – for real.<p>Organ transplants are an invaluable way of saving people's lives when their own organs fail, but organ shortages, …

Brazilian scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists in Brazil have uncovered a new brain disorder associated with Zika infections in adults: an autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, that attacks the brain and spinal cord.<p>An edes aegypti mosquito is seen inside a test tube as part of …

Public Health

Insulin deficiency and resistance linked to fatty acid found in kidney

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified the key inflammatory mechanisms linked to type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney …

Buzz Aldrin’s plan for a permanent presence on Mars

Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon. Now the Nasa veteran, and trained engineer, is setting his sights on another part of our Solar System – Mars.<p>Buzz Aldrin’s passion is clear for all to see. It’s not the jeans, jacket or unexpected striped red braces, but on the T-shirt. Beneath …

Space Science

Are synthetic playing surfaces hazardous to athletes' health? The debate over 'crumb rubber' and cancer

When doctors found Stage 2 Hodgkin's<p>lymphomain her lungs, Emily Prince had questions.<p>The college biology major wanted to know why cancer would strike someone so young and healthy. She found little help in existing research, which has yet to clearly identify a cause for the disease.<p>"I was obviously …

University of Washington

Why Did L.A. County Inmate Unique Moore Die? Lawsuit, Investigation Raise New Questions About Women's Jail

<i>Photo via justicenotjails.org</i><p>Before breakfast on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Century Regional Detention Facility--or CRDF as the women's jail in the Los Angeles County system is most commonly known--an inmate named Unique Moore started coughing and complained that she couldn't breathe. …

Humanists call for end to religious influence in schools

<b>The role of religion should be removed from the school curriculum, according to a humanist organisation.</b><p>A report commissioned by the Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) said the position of religion had weakened in most areas of life in recent years.<p>But it said laws protecting religion in education …

Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Reuters …

South Asia

University Student Raped, Police Say; Another Crime Feminists Will Ignore

Rape suspect Sakhone Phianemanh.<p>The new school year has barely begun and there are already reports of sexual assault on campus. A 20-year-old Chico …

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a …

Cancer

The US leads the world in soda-related deaths, but poor countries suffer the most

Regardless whether you drink sweetened ice tea, sports drinks, or soda, one thing is clear: sugary drinks are a health hazard. New research shows that beverages sweetened with sugar may have contributed to up to 184,000 deaths globally, mostly by causing increased rates of type 2 diabetes, heart …

Diabetes

Celgene bet $1 billion that this biotech's science can cure deadly cancers

Celgene is making a billion dollar bet on game-changing science.<p>On Tuesday, the biotech ponied up $1 billion to gain access to innovative cancer …

Sugary drinks kill 184,000 a year through diabetes, heart disease and cancer

Scientists issue new warning after worldwide study reveals the death toll caused by the drinks<p>Sugary soft drinks kill 184,000 adults every year, scientists claim.<p>And there could be a ticking time bomb because those under 45 consume more artificially sweetened drinks and are more at risk of diabetes …

Insulin MicroNeedle Patch Promises To Make Life Easier For Diabetics

Diabetes is an extremely common group of metabolic disorders with approximately 387 million sufferers worldwide in 2014. Type 1 diabetes, the more …

Diabetes

Ending Anti-Semitic Bullying in Schools: Sometimes, It Takes a Court

Pine Bush Central School District didn't have an anti-Semitic bullying "problem," it had a nightmare.<p>Jewish children in three of the district's schools were subjected to systemic, repeated acts of anti-Semitic harassment for years. Instead of being a safe place for learning, Pine Bush schools were …

Female lung cancer cases top 20,000

<b>Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began.</b><p>The figure for 2012 represents a rise from 14,000 in 1993, according to the data compiled by Cancer Research UK.<p>It means the rate of lung cancer in the female population has risen by 22% to 65 …

The human genome may be the next big API to hit the market

Manipulating the human genome, at least on a large scale, still exists primarily in the realm of science fiction. But soon, scientists may develop an …

Brace yourself, genetic testing might give you more than you bargained for

Drink red wine to prevent cancer. But don’t drink too much! Get some exercise. But don’t overdo it. Give up, it’s all genetic anyway – think of …

Neuroscientist, who says it’s possible to upload brains to computers, will change how you think about thinking

On an average working day, Dr. Hannah Critchlow has the privilege of watching the brain come alive in bright, electric lights. She maps its circuits, …

Mental Health

Future of Student Debt: Can These Fixes Make College More Affordable?

While it's too soon to know which approach may ultimately be successful, many have the potential to change the financial fortunes of millions of future students and their families.<p>In February, President Barack Obama proposed a scaled-back version of what would be a radical idea for Americans: free …

College & University