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The fight against Alzheimer's has suffered a hammer blow, and now everyone is pinning their hopes on a new approach

Alzheimer's affects nearly 5 million Americans, a number that's expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050.<p>The search for a treatment hasn't been going well. There are only four approved drugs that treat the symptoms of the disease, and several hopeful treatments have failed key studies over the …

Scientists might be just weeks away from taking the first real picture of a black hole

The numbers behind the creation of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) are mind boggling enough, let alone the thought of what it might see on April 5 when it's trained on Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.<p>It's 26,000 light years from Earth. Even though its …

Black Holes

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Prepares for Big Race: Pictures

Great Britain

The Pursuit Of Meaning, Not Happiness Is What Makes Life Incredibly Better

<i>“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something, says Harold S. Kushner</i><p>If you are feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, or can’t lose yourself into your present work, you’re not alone — many people are in the same boat.<p>Tom Path, …

Happiness

Why Empathy Is Bad

In 1995, the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> published a revealing study, which centered on a story about a dying child. A team led by …

Empathy

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Long-Lived Diamond Batteries

The diamonds are made from radioactive graphite and can generate a small electric current for thousands of years.<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed a method to turn radioactive graphite blocks, a waste product of nuclear reactors, into artificial diamonds that generate …

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British scientists win Nobel prize in physics for work so baffling it had to be described using bagels

Explaining why three British professors won the Noble prize for physics wasn’t rocket science. It was harder.<p>So yesterday the Nobel committee chose the medium of pastries to illustrate how David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz changed the world with their groundbreaking …

The 20 games you can't miss this holiday

It's a gift and a curse — there are too many great video games coming out, and not enough time to play them.<p>With that in mind, we took a hard look at the many, many great games expected to arrive this holiday. Then we whittled the list down to 20, including one new piece of hardware. Here's what we …

Gaming Industry

The 15 Most WTF Movies of All Time

by Emily Casalena<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Who doesn’t love seeing an utterly bizarre and inexplicable film every once in awhile? Luckily, the cinema world has …

Sega’s new Valkyria game is very different

The Valkyria Chronicles spin-off plays more like a tactical musou game<p>Sega’s latest entry in the Valkyria series, <i>Valkyria: Azure Revolution</i>, was playable at Tokyo Game Show this week, giving PlayStation fans an opportunity to see how the game has progressed since it was released in playable demo …

5 Traits Older Generations Don't Understand About Millennials (According to a Millennial)

Here's what you're not getting.<p>Millennials are a hot topic because they are the modern-day disrupters. They're the generation causing the most change. They're the ones redefining the way things get done--and they're the ones closest to the action. They are both the prized spending demographic as …

The Scientific Reason It's So Hard to Make Yourself Go to the Gym

A Harvard scientist explains the biology behind your laziness.<p>Not only does exercise help you fit into your favorite jeans and maintain your physical fitness, it also improves your mood, decreases stress, and makes you smarter and more creative. In short, breaking a sweat is essentially a wonder …

Physical Education

This fast-growing Australian competitor to Microsoft Office just doubled its valuation in the last 12 months

"Our vision is to create the platform that powers the modern workforce and enables everyone to communicate their ideas visually, but we have so much left to do," Canva CEO Melanie Perkins tells Business Insider.<p>Most office workers are familiar with the struggle of wrestling with Microsoft Word or …

Microsoft Office

Fishing for a lift: Image of young fish taking refuge in the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish scoops the top prize in the British Wildlife Photography Awards

A spectacular neon image of one of the world's largest jellyfish swimming through the ocean off the coast of Scotland has won the overall prize at …

Nature Photography

Digimon Cyber Sleuth Is One Of The Best Games I've Played In 2016

Mike Fahey is my role model, and he wrote this review of <i>Digimon Cyber Sleuth</i>, and it’s great, and you should read it, but in case you wanted someone …

Why Future Microprocessors May Ditch Silicon for Carbon

For the first time a carbon nanotube transistor significantly outperformed a silicon transistor, paving the way for faster phones and computers.<p>Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have finally created what nanotechnologists have only been able to dream of for decades: a carbon …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

The 22 best Nintendo DS games: all the titles you absolutely need to revisit

Best Nintendo DS Games<p>It's hard to believe but it's been 13 years since the very first Nintendo DS console was released, making it a platform with a …

Retrogaming

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Does Some Deeper Level of Physics Underlie Quantum Mechanics? An Interview with Nobelist Gerard ’t Hooft

VIENNA–Over the past several days, I attended a fascinating conference that explored an old idea of Einstein’s, one that was largely dismissed for …

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

Relationships

We're in the middle of a cancer-treatment revolution — here's what's keeping us from beating the disease

With success stories like President Jimmy Carter, who declared he was cancer-free only a few months after sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, new immunotherapy treatments like the one he used are creating a sea change in the way cancer is treated.<p>While success stories abound, …

Cancer

Scientists Can Now Define the Kilogram In Terms of Raw Physics

Scientists have constructed an elaborate machine to give the kilogram a permanent definition.<p>Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced that they have succeeded in taking a highly precise measurement that will be used to redefine the kilogram.<p>For over a …

3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

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Science Finds A Proven Way To Help You Sleep Much Better

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …