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E-cigarettes found to cause as much DNA damage as unfiltered cigarettes

A new study from the University of Connecticut has found the vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – which are often seen and marketed as …

Public Health

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Dog behaviour problems? Here's the ten most common causes

Why do dogs behave badly? Here are the top ten reasons that I’ve observed in the animals that I treat as my patients.<p>As a vet in practice, I meet hundreds of owners with their dogs every week; over the thirty years since I qualified, that’s a huge crowd of people and a massive pack of dogs. I have …

Declawing linked to chronic pain and aggression in cats

<b>A new study shows that declawing cats often leads to long-term pain and unwanted behaviors.</b><p>Cats scratch things. It’s part of being a cat – if people …

The family out-sculpting Mount Rushmore

For 70 years, the Ziolkowski family has been carving a sculpture out of South Dakota’s Black Hills that will be nearly 10 times larger than Mount Rushmore.<p>Dirty patches of snow dotted the roadside as we drove the winding route through the evergreen forests of south-western South Dakota, the van …

New pepper is so hot it could kill you

<b>The new dragon's breath chili is killer hot, but is intended to help, not hurt, when used in medical treatments.</b><p>The culinary and …

The Self-Medicating Animal

<b>C</b>hausiku was clearly sick. The chimpanzee was in her 30s, a chimp’s prime. She was usually a gentle, doting mother. But one day she built a nest in a tree, climbed in and lay down, letting her infant, a male named Chopin, roam unsupervised. Another female chimp began looking after Chopin while …

A forgotten Darwinian theory upends everything biologists thought about the female orgasm

Richard Prum spends most of his time studying birds. But this year, the award-winning evolutionary ornithologist has also produced an unexpected feminist manifesto.<p>In his new book, <i>The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And Us,</i> Prum, an …

Evolution

Pussy, the First Trump-Era Novel, Is a Brutal Satire

The author Howard Jacobson, whose new book is a fairy tale inspired by the 45th president, calls writers to arms.<p>For the British author Howard Jacobson, there was only one word that would function as the title of his newest book, a fantastical satire about a truculent, egomaniacal, moronic, and …

New Results Show Low Daily Doses of Cannabis Could Actually Improve Memory

But too bad if you're young.<p>Daily low doses of cannabis have been shown to improve learning and memory performance in old mice, seemingly restoring …

Medicine

What happened when Alzheimer’s patients were treated for the diseases we actually have cures for

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. What they found was striking. Although the size of the study was small, every participant demonstrated such marked improvement …

Medicine

New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered

Scientists have found a previously unknown type of cell that clears waste away from the brain. They suggest that their findings will increase our …

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

Congress Just Made It Officially Legal To Kill Hibernating Bears

Is it technically hunting if your prey is sleeping?<p>Hunters in Alaska can now track and kill hibernating bears thanks to a U.S. House and Senate resolution rolling back Obama-era regulations against the practice.<p>President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Monday, which rolled back Alaska’s …

Trump’s assault on the planet: Undoing Obama’s work on climate change won’t be as easy as new president thinks

<b>(Getty/Andrew Harrer/Schroptschop)</b><p>Trump and Scott Pruitt aim to gut the EPA’s climate regulations — but environmentalists promise to battle in court<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>March 29, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>Monday night with the dramatic flourish typical of everything associated with Donald Trump, the White House …

The US Is Ceding the Energy Industry of the Future to China

On Tuesday, President Trump pledged to end the “war on coal” by rolling back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era federal policy that compels states to …

Natural Gas

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations | Victoria Herrmann

These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average<p>As an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data. Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been surveyed to modern standards. In truth, some of the maps we use today haven’t been …

Donald Trump

A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

He took some time off, then one day he got a call asking if he'd be up for doing a house call for a woman whose son was sick. He agreed, and by the end of that visit, he realized he wanted to treat patients without dealing with any of the insurance requirements.<p>Then he learned about a totally …

Space Sex Is Serious Business

We’ve done almost no research into this area, but it’s key to living on Mars.<p>In January 1991, a couple of crazy kids got married. That these …

The Trump slump? Tourists say they're scared to visit the United States

During spring break, Canadian families used to pile the kids into a tour bus and head to New York to see the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center and other attractions. It was the start of the busy season for Comfort Tour, a Toronto-based firm that usually brought between 200 and 300 tourists to …

Immigration

Michelle Howard, The Admiral Staring Down Putin’s Subs

Admiral Michelle Howard sees both challenges and opportunities as an ascendent Russia makes its presence known in international waters.<p>The <i>USS Porter</i> …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

Consciousness

Scientists Just Found Evidence That Neurons Can Communicate in a Way We Never Anticipated

A new brain mechanism hiding in plain sight.<p>Researchers have discovered a brand new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in our brain …

Neuroscience

Multiple sclerosis: New stem cell transplantation may 'freeze' disease progression

A multiple sclerosis treatment which "resets" the immune system has been found to "freeze" progression of the disease in nearly half of patients, according to scientists.<p>A study led by Imperial College London found that 46 per cent of patients who underwent the treatment did not suffer a worsening …

A Dangerous Time for the Press and the Presidency

Trump’s branding of the press as an "enemy" seems less an attempt to influence coverage than an invitation to repression and even violence.<p>At the dawn of a turbulent era in American history, an inexperienced but media-savvy President, early in his first term, was obsessing about negative press.<p>John …

Dawn probe spots organic materials on dwarf planet Ceres

Ceres is now officially included the list of celestial bodies where we've found organic molecules. NASA's Dawn scientists have spotted the presence of organic compounds on the dwarf planet using the spacecraft's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR). They found the organics covering an …

A scientist explains the very real struggle of talking to climate-change deniers

The world needs people like Andy Jorgensen, a professor of chemistry and environmental science at the University of Toledo. One of Jorgensen’s jobs is to create educational material on global warming, its impact, and what we can do to fight against it.<p>In a conversation with Redditors, Jorgensen …

Climate Change

Hackers just helped NASA save a treasure trove of climate data from an uncertain future

While you were brunching and binge-watching your favorite TV series over the weekend, coders saved a large amount of the government's climate science …

EPA