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Why Didn't Russia Ever Make It to the Moon?

A new video delves into the history of the Soviet space program and all the reasons it was never able to put a person on the moon.<p>It's a basic fact of history that on July 20, 1969, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to set foot on another celestial body, …

14 Hidden Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

If you live in a small space, storage hacks are your best friend. Anyone can save room by bringing in small furniture or putting up shelfie-worthy shelves, but even with the usual tricks, there never seems to be enough room for all your stuff. Instead of vacuum sealing, squeezing or stuffing your …

Inside the Brain of the World’s Most Famous Amnesiac

'Patient H.M.' was lobotomized in 1953, and has been studied for decades. A new book by the grandson of the doctor who lobotomized him finally tells …

Replications, ridicule and a recluse: the controversy over NgAgo gene-editing intensifies

As failures to replicate results using the CRISPR alternative stack up, a quiet scientist stands by his claims.<p>A controversy is escalating over …

Biotech boom, pride of Anhui - Business

Beijing-based Sinobioway Group Co Ltd, a major biotech company in China, is building the world's largest biotech drug production base at the Bantang …

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

ScienceAlert: The Best in Science News and Amazing Breakthroughs

This Little Creepy Robot Moves in And Out of The Sun to Care For a Plant on Its Back<p>Only mildly terrifying.<p>10 hours ago<p>Eight Rare Rhinos Have Died in …

Huawei implies that a photo from a $4,500 DSLR was taken by its P9 smartphone [Update: Huawei responds]

<b>Update</b>: Shortly after publishing this article Huawei provided us with this statement:<p>It has recently been highlighted that an image posted to our social channels was not shot on the Huawei P9. The photo, which was professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9 advert, was shared to inspire our …

Canon EOS

British archaeologist excavates oldest human cancer sufferer in tomb by banks of the Nile

Experts hope to explore the evolution of cancer after discovering the oldest known victim of the disease<p><i>Click on the picture to launch the …

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Brilliant Blunders: the mistakes made by some of history’s greatest scientists

Renowned astrophysicist Mario Livio explores and analyzes major errors committed by such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein<p>No one should be in any doubt that scientists can blunder, just like anyone else.<p>Many doctoral theses have lost a crucial, un-backed-up …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

Psychology

Chicxulub 'dinosaur' crater drill project declared a success

<b>The effort to drill into the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared an outstanding success.</b><p>A UK/US-led team has spent the past seven weeks coring into the deep bowl cut out of the Earth's surface 66 million years ago by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.<p>Rocks …

Geology

Scientists Just Found Even More Evidence That RNA Is Behind The Origin of Life

Here's how it all began.<p>Scientists have been closing in on RNA (ribonucleic acid, the close companion of DNA) as being the most likely candidate for …

Why can’t we tickle ourselves?

To get to the bottom of why we can’t tickle ourselves, let’s first examine another phenomenon. Close one eye, and then carefully push against the …

America’s enduring Hiroshima shame: Why Barack Obama should apologize for the atomic bomb — but won’t | Salon.com

<b>Barack Obama (AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>America’s enduring Hiroshima shame: Why Barack Obama should apologize for the atomic bomb — but won’t<p>Obama will become the first sitting president to ever visit the site of one of America’s greatest crimes<p>Jack Mirkinson<p>May 12, 2016 9:56am (UTC)<p>As President Obama …

Barack Obama

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough

PCM materials exhibit two stable states, the amorphous (without a clearly defined structure) and crystalline (with structure) phases, of low and high …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 15 – The Double Helix by James D Watson (1968)

An astonishingly personal and accessible account of how Cambridge scientists Watson and Francis Crick unlocked the secrets of DNA and changed the world<p>Jim Watson was just 24 when, in collaboration with Francis Crick, he decoded the structure of DNA, “the molecule of life”. This was a 20th-century …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

World Economic Forum

Scientists predict human thought in real time, nearly every time

Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have decoded brain signals in real-time and with astounding accuracy, as revealed in a recent study published in <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i>. Researchers attached electrodes to the temporal lobes of seven epilepsy patients for roughly one week -- the …

Zika virus: Inside Uganda's forest where the disease originates

<b>The Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil, was discovered in a forest in the East African state of Uganda seven decades ago. BBC Africa's Catherine Byaruhanga visited the forest.</b><p>The Zika forest is not well known in Uganda, and most …

Disease

Ancient Babylonians 'first to use geometry'

<b>Sophisticated geometry - the branch of mathematics that deals with shapes - was being used at least 1,400 years earlier than previously thought, a study suggests.</b><p>Research shows that the Ancient Babylonians were using geometrical calculations to track Jupiter across the night sky.<p>Previously, the …

Mathematics

More evidence emerges for 'transmissible Alzheimer's' theory

Autopsies reveal plaques in the brains of people who died after receiving grafts from cadavers.<p>For the second time in four months, researchers have …

Meet the 22-Year-Old Latina Harvard University is Calling the Next Einstein

What would <b>Albert Einstein</b> look like in the year 2016? A first-generation <b>Cuban</b>-American millennial from Chicago, at least that’s what Harvard University indicated when they called <b>Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski</b> the next Einstein.<p>The 22-year-old graduated from MIT with a perfect score of 5.0 and is now a …

Harvard

Prehistoric ‘war grave’ reveals bodies from first ever human massacre

Fossilised bones of 27 hunter-gatherers murdered 10,000 years ago, discovered at Nataruk near Lake Turkana in Kenya<p>A chilling prehistoric ‘war grave’ containing the smashed remains of hunter-gatherers is the first evidence of a human massacre and demonstrates the terrifying aggression of early …

Why a “moonshot to cure cancer” is doomed to failure [Pharyngula]

A few days ago, David Bowie died of cancer. This morning I learned that the actor Alan Rickman has died of cancer. You all know the rule of threes, …

Cancer

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic disorder. Worse, you …

Biology

Cancer is not just 'bad luck' but down to environment, study suggests

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1214000/1214795_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532632857_c10efbece8b5758a66a07f20a871c014<p><b>Cancer is overwhelmingly a result of environmental factors and not largely down to bad luck, a study suggests.</b><p>Earlier this year, researchers sparked a …