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Mental Floss

New Flu Drug Gives Your Body More Time To Defend Itself

And it works incredibly well<p>Dying from the flu can be a lot like drowning. As it progresses, the influenza virus affects the cellular barrier between the circulatory and respiratory systems, allowing other bodily fluids to leak into the lungs and causing them to fail. In the past, flu-fighting …

Public Health

Four in 10 Brits immune to flu symptoms raising hopes of new vaccine

Researchers at UCL and Oxford University discovered that around half of people have developed a high level of immunity from previous infections<p>Nearly half of Britons are immune to the symptoms of flu, scientists have discovered, raising hopes that a vaccine could be created which harnesses their …

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen before and which reveals the cells apparently try to alert their immune system allies that they are dying.<p>White blood cells are the critical, disease-fighting cells …

Immune System

Prostate drug makes erectile dysfunction worse - Futurity

Men who use finasteride to treat an enlarged prostate may experience worsening erectile dysfunction and decreased testosterone levels.

Medicine

Microbiologists discover 35 new groups of bacteria in Colorado

If you didn't think we were outnumbered before...<p>The mysterious and diverse world of bacteria just got its very own expansion pack. A total of 35 new groups, or phyla, of bacteria have been discovered in groundwater in Rifle, Colorado. The finding will likely add a bunch of new species to the tree …

22,000 asthma sufferers prescribed potentially deadly medication

The prescription of a long-acting reliever inhaler on its own is so unsafe that a major warning has been issued in the US<p>Thousands of asthma suffers are being prescribed potentially lethal medication which could bring on deadly attacks, a charity has warned.<p>Asthma UK has discovered that 22,000 …

Medicine

Photos from far-southern Earth

Icebergs, snow and ice, penguins and whales …<p>Kjell Rune Venaas wrote to EarthSky:<p>I have a lot of photos from Antarctica, have worked down here from …

Antarctica

This mutation may make it hard to breastfeed - Futurity

Mutations in a protein that transports zinc to specific tissues in the body—including mammary glands—may be why some women have difficulty …

Mutations

This Cosmetics Company Is Ready To Cover Your Body In Electronics

Flexible electronic patches are the next big thing for better skin and beyond<p>John Rogers has a patch on his forearm about the size of a quarter. It’s reminiscent of a child’s temporary tattoo meant to look like a miniature sand dollar. But Rogers, an engineer at the University of Illinois at …

More evidence that chocolate may be good for the heart, say researchers

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart.<p>Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires about their lifestyle and had their health monitored for more than 11 years.<p>Their average …

Holistic Medicine

Blood test could pick up early signs of Alzheimer’s disease 10 years early

British researchers found that the blood level of a protein called MAPKAPK5 was lower in individuals whose cognitive ability declined over a ten year period<p>A blood test could identify the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia 10 years before symptoms develop, scientists …

Slow lorises, marmosets and micro-pigs: the problem with exotic pet trends

Slow lorises are just the latest unusual pet to become fashionable. But exotic animals are often not suited for a life in the home<p>Have you seen those <b>super-cute videos of slow lorises being tickled</b>? They've got big yellow eyes which make them look slightly otherworldly, and when you tickle them they …

Pigs

Tough brain tumors may have a weak spot - Futurity

The stem cells that let some brain tumors return despite radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy seem to have an Achilles' heel.

Global Water Shortage: Study Says Third of Aquifers Running Dry

California isn't the only place where water is in short supply. More than a third of the world's groundwater basins are distressed, according to a new study, and climate change and a growing population will only make things worse.<p>Researchers from NASA, the University of California, Irvine, and …

Water

Now Open: The 2016 Vizzies

Got eye-catching photos, illustrations, or other visualizations of science? Submit them now for possible fame and fortune!<p>Once again, <i>Popular Science</i> has teamed up with the National Science Foundation to issue a challenge: Can you visualize a scientific idea, concept, or story in an arresting way? …

Map tracks globe-trotting poo viruses - Futurity

A new map that tracks the path of fecal viruses could offer an effective way to assess water quality worldwide.

Supermassive black hole is serial exploder

Astronomers see cavities – like giant bubbles – in hot gas around galaxy cluster NGC 5813, caused by multiple eruptions over millions of years of a …

Dinosaur webchat - as it happened

Thanks for all of the questions and apologies for some brief answers and not being able to hit quite everything. More questions can be directed to my Ask A Biologist site where I and some friends and colleagues can try to help, and of course there the Lost Worlds here on the Guardian.<p>Finally if you …

Paleontology

The Surprising Way Jellyfish Put Themselves Back Together

The moon jellyfish has a leg up on Humpty Dumpty—if it loses an arm, the ocean dweller can repair itself in a newly discovered process.<p>In the spring of 2013, biologist Michael Abrams had cut two arms off a young jellyfish when he witnessed something he'd never seen before.<p>"He started yelling... …

Marine Mammals

Los Angeles Fashion Blogger | LA Street Style - Part 24

Bohemian 80s Fashion : 80s Fashion

Alexandra Martynova shows off her 80s fashion closet in 'Budding Romance', an editorial exclusive for The South China Morning Post. Gracing the …

Jackets

The dumbest things hipsters do

You’ll find them making your coffee, you’ll spy them speeding down city streets on two wheels, and their retro styling is hard to mistake. You may …

Music Festivals

Iggy Azalea Reveals Whose Closet She'd Like To Raid, The Best Trend Of All Time, And More To 'Vogue'

Yesterday, <i>Vogue</i> released a new spread featuring a group they're dubbing "The New Brat Pack," which includes Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Gigi …

The 7 Bags All The It Girls Are Carrying Now

These are the new bags to covet.<p>There's always a handbag women around the world (who aren't morally against dropping $2,500 on a trend piece) have to have. In 2011 it was the Celine Luggage Tote, in 2000 it was the Fendi Baguette. This season, as evidenced by the amount of street style photographs …

Pastel Hair Is Having a Moment. Try Out the Trend with These Tips

Pastels for spring? Groundbreaking... Though a pastel-toned ensemble becomes the norm come spring (shoutout to Rihanna), stars like Katy Perry, …