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Japan's "Semi-Infinite" Rare Earth Haul Sparks Hopes Of Cutting China Reliance

Experts warn that extracting the minerals, used in technology ranging from mobile phones to electric vehicles, is costly and difficult, especially …

Rare Earth

Chinese baby born 4 years after parents died in a car crash

The child was born after grandparents won a legal battle to use their children's embryos.<p>Four years after his parents died in a car crash, a boy in China was born using a surrogate mother and embryos frozen before, the BBC reports.<p>Tiantian was born to a surrogate mother from Laos.<p>His parents had …

Blood Tests

All About the Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

According to Aztec legend, the first axolotl (pronounced axo-LO-tuhl) was a god who changed his form in order to escape being sacrificed. The sneaky …

Zoology

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

16 Tweets That Will Make Introverts Nod In Agreement

If you’re an introvert, you likely value your alone time. You think before you speak. You’d much rather socialize one-on-one than in a group. A phone call is probably your worst nightmare. But most of all, you are silently strong.<p>It can be tough to prefer to be alone in a world that values boldness …

Personality

4 Reasons a Daily Walking Habit Is Worth It

This gentle, enjoyable activity is worth doing regularly—and not just for the exercise.<p>We're bombarded by fitness messaging that tells us that to be …

Cognitive Impairment

10 Things Runners Need to Stop Doing

As runners, there are plenty of things we can do to improve our performance, such as eating healthy and getting plenty of sleep. But what about those …

Marathons

World-first 5G hotspots come to Australia... with 4G speeds!

Aussie carrier Telstra has switched on a set of 5G-capable Wi-Fi hotspots, but mere mortals will only get a fraction of 5G speeds on their 4G phones.<p>Here's the good news: Australia is now home to the world's first 5G-capable Wi-Fi hotspots. The bad news? There are currently no 5G-capable phones or …

Wi-Fi

Infographic: 10 ways to immediately enhance your visual design

Content marketing is about creating value for your audience and sharing it in a useful way.<p>Visual content marketing serves the same function—and …

Infographics

Prevent Facebook from tracking you online with this Firefox extension

In light of the data scandal that’s rocked Facebook and its community of users in recent weeks, it’s important to understand that the social network collects a lot more information about you than you may be aware of. If you’re still keen on using Facebook, though, you might want to access it …

Firefox

Full list of countries which have now expelled 139 Russian diplomats between them

Australia has become the latest country to expel Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.<p>Prime …

Russia

Section 28 protesters 30 years on: ‘We were arrested and put in a cell up by Big Ben’

In May 1988, the reviled law that forbade ‘promoting’ homosexuality came into force. Here, some of those who made headlines fighting back – from invading the BBC News studio to abseiling into the House of Lords – explain why they had to act<p>Lesbians stormed the BBC to protest about it. Twenty …

LGBTQI

World Oral Health Day: Are these surprising lifestyle choices making your teeth yellow?

A smile is often the first thing we notice in a person, which probably explains why we're all looking for quicker and more effective ways to get our …

The 2018 spring equinox has arrived — here's what it is and how it works

The year's spring equinox, also called the March or vernal equinox, falls on Tuesday at precisely 12:15 p.m. EDT.<p>To people who live in Earth's northern hemisphere, this astronomical event signals the arrival of spring, winter's end, and the increasingly warm and brighter days that come with the …

Astronomy

4 Clear Signs That It's Time to Let Go of a Relationship

Learn when to cut your losses and just say goodbye.<p>Relationships require a vast investments of time, money, and most of all, emotional energy. The …

Normative

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Air-breathing ion thruster<p>5 March 2018<p>In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

4 Reasons a Daily Walking Habit Is Worth It

<i>This content originally appeared on Cooking Light.</i><p>We’re bombarded by fitness messaging that tells us that to be healthy, we must go to extremes (“no …

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

A huge solar storm is heading our way and gigantic ‘cracks’ are opening up in Earth’s magnetic field

A gigantic hole has opened up in the sun and spewed out a massive stream of radiation that’s now heading towards Earth.<p>This ‘solar storm’ is set to …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

How Gut Bacteria May Predict Belly Fat

Why your poop can be a window into your weight<p>Researchers are hard at work trying to uncover the biological secrets hidden in the microbiome, and for …

Diabetes

6 Symptoms That Point to a Magnesium Deficiency (and How to Treat It)

Most of us aim to eat balanced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or at least two of the three (on a good day). But we haven't really gone over …

The ESA Just Fired Up The First-Ever Rocket Thruster That Uses Air as Fuel

Scientists have worked on this for over a decade.<p>The world now has a rocket thruster that uses air instead of fuel - and it could change how …

This Powerful Research Paper Is A ‘Second Notice’ To Humanity

Source: Pixabay<p>A long while ago, 25 years ago to be exact, about 1,700 scientists from various places around the world signed a special document …

A Robot Has Solved A Rubik’s Cube In 0.38 Seconds (Video)

Robots may not be ready to take over the world just yet, but they are definitely better than humans when it comes to things like solving a Rubik’s …

Bad gut bacteria can spread to the rest of your body

Researchers are still figuring out all the ways our gut biome affects our well-being.<p>We’re only starting to understand the ways that our body’s …

Hachiko - the Most Famous Dog of Japan

Hachiko<p>On March 8, 1935, <b>Hachiko</b>, a famous Japanese Akita dog passed away, remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, even many years after …

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Immunotherapy