Jo Bell

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There's a Much Better Option Than Pap Smears For Detecting Cancer, Evidence Shows

10 times better detection.<p>For over half a century, the Pap smear test has been the principal method for detecting abnormal cells that could lead to …

Cassini Is Gone. Here Are the Next Space Missions to Watch Out For.

Now that Cassini has gone out in a blaze of glory, you’re probably wondering what cosmic missions you can get excited about next. Though NASA is reviewing proposals that may include a return to Saturn to seek signs of life on ocean worlds like its moons Enceladus and Titan, other endeavors into …

Astronomy

Inside Facebook's augmented reality art project (CNET News)

Mystery Shocks at North Korea's Sacred Volcano Trigger Eruption Fears After Nuclear Test

China has limited access to a nature reserve on its border with North Korea after mysterious seismic shakes at the rogue nation's nuclear test site …

Are cats solid or liquid? 13 of the best winners of the Ig Nobel prize

This satirical awards ceremony has celebrated unusual contributions to science for 27 years.<p>Every year, the Ig Nobel Prize Committee hands out ten …

This pen can detect cancer in just 10 seconds

The detection and identification of cancer has seen incredible improvements over the past several decades, offering a new lease on life to those who …

Growmore is a modular building kit for urban gardeners

Planting boxes can be bolted together to create mini gardens and farms, with this simple construction system devised by Danish architects Sine …

10 vegan sources of protein you can grow at home

When most people go vegan, the number one question that tends to get asked of them is usually “where are you going to get your protein from?” Sound …

Healthy Eating

Molecular nanosubmarines can target and kill specific cancer cells

In 2015, scientists from Rice University revealed they had created light-driven nanosubmarines. These tiny molecular machines were activated by …

Hong Kong scraps 24-hour BBC World Service radio channel despite criticism | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK dropped a 24-hour BBC World Service channel from its airwaves on Monday, replacing it with state radio from China in what critics say is a sign of encroaching Chinese control in the former British colony.<p>FILE PHOTO: A woman is reflected in a …

Hong Kong

Cambodia Daily shuts with 'dictatorship' parting shot at prime minister Hun Sen

English-language newspaper had a reputation for breaking news about sensitive topics such as corruption and environmental issues<p>One of Cambodia’s most stridently independent newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, published its last edition on Monday with the headline “Descent Into Outright Dictatorship” …

Asia

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionize some cancer treatments

Scientists have known for some time that ethanol can kill cancer cells, but several limitations held it back from becoming a broadly used treatment. …

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

What were you doing when you were 18 years old? If we had to guess, we'd say you probably weren't winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for a …

Selfie app 'spots early signs of pancreatic cancer'

A team of medical clinicians and computer scientists have teamed up to create an app designed to spot early signs of pancreatic cancer.<p>The disease, which killed Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, is one of the hardest types of cancer to treat, but detecting and treating it early can make a big …

Cancer

T-Mobile will unveil its next iteration of Un-Carrier on September 6

Something big seems to be brewing in the T-Mobile camp. The company sent out invitations to its next major Un-Carrier event. Not only that, but the …

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

Physics

Philippines' Duterte orders police to kill 'idiots' who resist arrest

President continues controversial declarations telling officers they are free to kill anyone who is violent while being detained<p>Rodrigo Duterte has told Philippines police they are allowed to kill “idiots” who violently resist arrest, two days after hundreds of people turned the funeral of a dead …

Asia

Jet and lorry fuels made from rubbish to receive UK funding

Department for Transport offers £22m to projects developing waste-based fuels for vehicles too heavy to use electric power<p>Airline passengers could fly to their destinations on jets fuelled by industrial waste or the contents of people’s dustbins if a government scheme succeeds in creating a new …

Jetfuel

Message showing apparent hack appears on Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer

Twitter account linked to the Anonymous network of hackers says apparent hack might be a stunt initiated by neo-Nazi site<p>A message purportedly posted by hackers has appeared on the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, saying the site has been taken over in response to an article criticising a woman …

Rights & Freedoms

The implications of cosmic silence

The universe is incomprehensibly vast, with billions of other planets circling billions of other stars. The potential for intelligent life to exist …

Universe

Scientists in warning over extreme weather

Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a …

Climate Change

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners: Best Photos 2017

A photograph of an erupting volcano hit by a bolt of lightning has earned Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico the title of 2017 National Geographic …

Sperm Counts Plummet In Western Men, Study Finds

Sperm counts appear to be plummeting throughout the Western world, according to a large study of men around the world.<p>An international team of scientists analyzed data from nearly 43,000 men in dozens of industrialized countries and found that sperm counts dropped by more than half over nearly four …

Sperm

Climate Change Will Make Parts of South Asia Unlivable by 2100, Study Says

Temperatures in heavily populated South Asia will exceed habitable levels by the end of this century without efforts to stem manmade climate change, …

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

There’s still a real chance for a second Brexit referendum

The key is timing. The people may well want a rethink once the clock runs out in March 2019 – when the disaster will be clear<p>• Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist<p>Project fear is becoming project reality. Each day brings new evidence of the dire consequences of Brexit. Sometimes it takes the …

United Kingdom

Everything you'd possibly wanna know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 just got leaked

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is easily the sexiest <i>looking</i> phone on the planet with its curved edge-to-edge screen, but the best has yet to come.<p>The Galaxy …

Muslim knocked unconscious by thugs who then vandalised his home with racist graffiti quoting Katie Hopkins' "final solution" tweet

A Muslim dad-of-three was knocked out by thugs before racist graffiti was daubed on his walls quoting a controversial Katie Hopkins tweet.<p>The …

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to …

Immune System

Destabilizing the Middle East (yet more)

The Saudi regime is playing Donald Trump with potentially disastrous consequences<p>At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more …