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No One Has Publicly Celebrated A Championship Harder Than Alex Ovechkin And The Capitals

Alex Ovechkin has long been one of the absolute best players the NHL has to offer. However, until this year, he was among the best athletes in the …

Stanley Cup

Sorry, keto fans, you're probably not in ketosis

Then again, you shouldn’t be anyway.<p>Keto is hard. If it’s not hard, you’re probably not doing it right.<p>The diet gets billed as a miraculously enjoyable diet—eat all the fat you want, just cut out the carbs. But the ketogenic diet (also called keto) was never supposed to be fun. It was supposed to …

Nutrition

In China, classroom cameras scan student faces for emotion, stoking fears of new form of state monitoring

Open this photo in gallery<p>A Chinese school has equipped several classrooms with cameras that can recognize the emotions of students, introducing a potent new form of artificial intelligence into education, while also raising alarms about a novel method of monitoring children for classroom …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom (Plus Side Effects)

Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as <i>hou tou gu</i> or <i>yamabushitake</i>, are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow.<p>They have …

Medical Research

A predictive keyboard wrote a 'Game of Thrones' script and it's hilariously perfect

April 2019 is just too damn long to wait for the eight and final season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>. I mean, you can only rewatch the Lannister Drogon BBQ …

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few …

Quantum Computing

Custom-built DNA could be used as a sensor probe

Researchers believe that DNA – the molecule that stores information about life – could one day be used as a type of sensor, to record information …

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

How to beat psoriasis at its own game

Scientists have now derived a compound from the body's own immune cells and used it to successfully treat psoriasis in mice. The way the compound …

Medical Research

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

The end of capitalism has begun

The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of an …

Economics

Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study

Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing social network users, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.<p>The study, from the university’s “computational propaganda project”, looked at the most …

Fake News

‘Mind reading’ technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI

(Top) Predicted brain activation patterns and semantic features (colors) for two pairs of sentences. (Left: “The flood damaged the hospital”; …

A World First CRISPR Trial Will Edit Genes Inside the Human Body

Uninvasive CRISPR<p>A new CRISPR trial, which hopes to eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV), is set to be the first to attempt to use the technique …

The Non-GMO Project Is Ruining My Shopping Experience

With trends like the farm to table movement and a growing push to vote with your dollar, consumers increasingly want details about their food, like how fruits and veggies are grown, farmers’ working conditions, environmental impacts and how it all gets from farm to plate. At the same time, media …

Agriculture

John Doyle: There’s a target on Stephen Colbert’s back and it’s not going away

On Tuesday's <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i> (weeknights, CBS, Global, 11:35 p.m.) there's a planned <i>Daily Show</i> reunion, as Colbert is joined by Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry.<p>It might be scintillating. It might also amount to what much of the alumni of <i>The Daily</i> …

Science Videos Wow Judges in Data-Visualization Face-Off

"Wow us with your best data!" That was the challenge issued by the journal Science for its second annual data-visualization competition, called Data …

Data Visualization

Cure for HIV moves closer as scientists snip virus from animal cells

A cure for HIV has moved a step closer after scientists proved they can snip away the virus from infected cells, a procedure that they hope will stop the virus ever returning.<p>The HIV virus attacks and kills immune cells leaving patients highly vulnerable to other infections.<p>But scientists in the US …

Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

We've never seen bacteria killed like this before.<p>Two species of fungus isolated from a highly toxic mine pit in Montana have been thrown together in …

Biology

Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer's "Command Centre"

CRISPR is killing it.<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and now …

Genetics

Are GMOs safe? Yes. The case against them is full of fraud, lies, and errors.

1 They Want You to Be Overwhelmed<p>Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have …

SMART cells open door to arthritis vaccine

Combining two cellular-editing processes, researchers have developed cartilage that fights inflammation. The scientists hope that the breakthrough …

New CRISPR Pill Could Soon Become an Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics

A bacterium like *<b>Clostridium difficile</b> is causing fatalities in U.S. hospitals and nursing homes and is becoming a real concern as antibiotic …

Types Of Blood: Why AB Negative And Positive Are So Rare

You’ve probably donated blood at least once in your life so, along with free apple juice, the American Red Cross gave you a card identifying your …

PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen

The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can find, attract and record fish. It operates at a depth of 30 meters, or about 98 feet, for up to four hours …

Transgenic rice uses weed gene to combat drought effects

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, rice is the world's third-largest crop after wheat and maize. It's the staple food in large …

Equalization Questions and Misconceptions – On Procedure and Politics

<b>UPDATE:</b> Charts updated with 2015-17 economic data<p>(If you are looking for information about federal transfers to a certain province, or federal …

Researchers Store Full Computer Operating System on DNA

Researchers encoded six files into DNA: a full computer OS, a movie, a $50 Amazon gift card, a computer virus, a Pioneer plaque, and a 1948 study by …

Humans 2.0: these geneticists want to create an artificial genome by synthesising our DNA

In July 2015, 100 geneticists met at the New York Genome Center to discuss yeast. At 12 million base pairs long, it's the largest genome scientists …

Genetics