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Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

Exercising for 20 minutes-a-day cuts risk of developing depression by one third

Exercising for 20 minutes a day cuts the risk of developing depression by one third, and could save the British economy billions, the biggest ever study has shown.<p>The NHS currently spends £7.5 billion tackling depression each year, including £266 million on antidepressants alone.<p>But a major new …

Depression

Government-Funded 'Am I Stoned?' Marijuana App Tells You: You're Stoned

If you have to ask...<p>If you’ve ever wondered how stoned you are, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone: Government officials are wondering …

Cannabis

Japanese volcano Mount Io erupts for the first time in 250 years

TOKYO – A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.<p>Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the …

Natural Disasters

California fault line is 'tectonic time bomb' for disastrous earthquake, researchers say

Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are living along a fault that is a "ticking time bomb" that could generate an earthquake that could kill hundreds, according to a report released Wednesday.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said in a report called the "HayWired Scenario" that a magnitude 7.0 …

Geology

A's lefty Sean Manaea pitches first no-hitter vs. Red Sox in 25 years

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Sean Manaea might've been the only person at the Oakland Coliseum who didn't realize he was still working on a no-hitter. After a …

Boston Red Sox

Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans

Earth’s magnetic field is one of the most mysterious features of our planet. It is also essential to life as we know it, ensuring that our atmosphere …

Earth Science

Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

<b>Allison Mack, a US actress known for the TV show Smallville, has appeared in court on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.</b><p>Keith Raniere, the leader of the so-called self-help group, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico in March.<p>Ms Mack is accused of helping him …

Crime

Stench Leads to Home Crawling With Stolen Tortoises—10,000 of Them

A gruesome discovery by authorities in Madagascar highlights a grave threat to a highly endangered species of tortoise.<p>Soary Randrianjafizanaka set out with police, colleagues, and others earlier this month to investigate a rancid smell coming from a two-story house in Toliara, a town on the …

Zoology

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

Fifteen new species of “exploding ants” – including one entirely new to science – have been discovered in Southeast Asia, Gizmodo reported, citing the results of a survey published Thursday in the science journal ZooKeys.<p>These new species, dubbed “Colobopsis explodens” are capable of rupturing …

South-east Asia

Planet Earth doomed to become ‘hellish’ death world like Venus, Nasa researchers fear

We love to grumble about life here on Earth, but it’s basically the nicest place in the known universe.<p>But it could one day follow in the footsteps …

Astronomy

A Boy With Autism Built the World's Largest Titanic Lego Replica, and It's Spectacular

At just 10 years old, Brynjar Karl Bigisson, a boy with autism, decided to take on the daunting task of building the world's largest Lego replica of the Titanic. He became obsessed with the Titanic after his grandfather Ludvik Ogmundsson took him fishing on a boat, but it was a trip with his mom …

Lego

Dogs and Humans Share More Than a Psychological Bond, Gut Science Reveals

'We are more similar to man's best friend than we originally thought.'<p>For thousands of years, dogs and humans have kicked it side by side. Over the …

Microbiome

15 Things You Should Never Say to an Introvert

Introverts aren't magical beings full of sagacious advice who think they're better than everyone else. They make up a pretty big part of the population — one third to half of the population identifies as introverts. Introversion simply refers to the need for time alone to recharge your batteries. …

Self-help

Implant will show when cancer is present by generating artificial mole on skin

An implant which detects cancer in the body and causes a small artificial mole to appear on the skin as an early warning sign has been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny patch lies under the skin and is made of a network of cells which constantly monitor calcium levels in the body.<p>Cancer causes …

Cancer

People Are Finding Suits Of Armor Washed Up On The Beach. Here’s Why Taking Them Home Is A Big Mistake.

It’s happening all over the country. People are finding suits of armor washed up onto beaches, loading them into their cars, and taking them home. …

Crime

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

A possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.<p>Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, …

Cambridge Analytica

Russian Journalist Who Reported on Secretive Paramilitary Dies

MOSCOW — A Russian journalist who had reported recently on clandestine Russian paramilitary groups in Syria died on Sunday after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment in Yekaterinburg, the authorities there said.<p>The journalist, Maksim Borodin, 32, was hospitalized in a coma after he …

Russia

American woman and Japanese man win Boston Marathon's elite divisions

<b>(CNN) —</b> An American woman and a Japanese man won the elite divisions in the Boston Marathon Monday, the first time runners from each country have taken the top spots in more than 30 years.<p>Desiree (Desi) Linden, a two-time Olympian, battled the rain and wind to win the 122nd running of the storied …

Marathons

Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

<b>Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.</b><p>Pulmonary arterial hypertension kills 50% of those affected within five years, but little was known about what caused the condition in some people.<p>Now experts …

Medicine

The CEO Of Starbucks Wants To Apologize ‘Face-To-Face’ To The Two Black Men Arrested At A Philly Store

This weekend, footage of two black men being arrested (seemingly for no reason) in a Philadelphia Starbucks immediately went viral. Social media showed a fair amount of outrage due to police seemingly being called because the two men hadn’t ordered anything while waiting for a friend, as opposed to …

Law Enforcement

Is Apple Shutting Down iTunes Next Year?

Way back in 2001, before the Apple Watch and iPad and iPhone, it was the iPod that truly marked Apple’s rebirth. Free from the baggage of the …

Apple Music

The Worst Nutrition Advice That Dietitians Want You to Stop Following ASAP

It seems like nutrition advice is constantly evolving. First fat was unhealthy, then it was good again. Egg yolks were deemed bad for your heart, but now we can eat them again. Some people eat a strict Paleo diet, while others forgo animal products and eat entirely plant-based. Grains, gluten, and …

Nutrition

The Air Force May Have Managed To Quietly Ground Roughly A Third Of The A-10 Fleet

The service is using accounting tricks to sideline dozens of A-10s, but it might not be able to keep up the charade for long.<p>USAF<p>The U.S. Air Force …

Military

Beast Boy Is Lowkey One Hell Of A Rapper In This Banger From ‘Teen Titans Go!’ That Has Fans Going Crazy

Who would have thought a green kid who turns into animals would have so much musical talent as well? It’s almost unfair.<p>Of course, the green kid in question is Beast Boy from the animated Cartoon Network show <i>Teen Titans Go!</i>, and the music is actually being provided by Chizzy, a Georgia-born, …

Comic Books

Engineer brings his Gundam fantasies to life with 28-foot tall robot

Once the thing of science fiction and anime, more companies and individuals are now working on their interpretations of giant robots. The latest, and …

Anime

Turtle With Green Mohawk Faces Extinction

On a list of endangered reptiles, the Mary river turtle turned heads, but it's only one of many facing extinction.<p>Unbeknownst to the Mary river turtle, the Australian species has been labelled a punk.<p>Perhaps it's the little green mohawk, made of algae strands that grow on its body, or the novel …

Zoology

Some Galaxy S9 Plus users are reporting “black crush” screen issues

• Some Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus users have been reporting issues with “black crush.”<br>• This is a problem where the display struggles to show differences between dark colors.<br>• Google Pixel 2 owners also reported a similar problem last year.<p>Some Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus users have been taking to the internet to …

Google Pixel

Tesla turns the helicopter electric!

I don’t see an immediate need for Tesla to be building helicopters, but I wouldn’t put it past Mr. Musk, a man who has in his career, built a payment …

Tesla

Zuckerberg says Facebook is working with special counsel Mueller in probe

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday that Facebook is cooperating with …

Social Media