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As Ice Melts, Dangerous Diseases From The Past Could Rise Again

One more serious thing to worry about as the planet warms.<p>The great thing about climate change is that there’s always some new, horrifying consequence to worry about ― like ancient viruses and bacteria emerging from the ice as the Earth warms. Unfortunately, researchers fear we may see more of this …

Global Warming

Over 200 Android apps are silently spying everyday on users with ultrasonic beacons

The apps have 'millions of downloads'; some belong to 'reputable' firms like McDonald's and Krispy Kreme.<p>Hundreds of Android apps are surreptitiously …

Eating bogies is good for teeth and overall health, scientists conclude

It might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting bogies is good for teeth, and overall health.<p>Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and the University of Saskatchewan and say parents should not discourage …

After vacation, woman learns her rash is a worm under her skin

A Caribbean vacation sounds like a pleasant way to pass the time and catch some rays, but a Pennsylvania woman returned with more than a beachy glow: Two weeks after coming home, she developed a raised, itchy rash on her knee, which turned out to be the result of a parasite burrowing beneath her …

Bacteria Use Electricity To Communicate With Other Species

New research in the field of microorganisms has revealed that bacteria are much more advanced organisms than we thought before. Up to now, research …

Microbiology

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities

The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and …

University of Chicago

Videos: 8 Times Wolverine Died In The Comics

WhatCulture Comics has a new video looking at 8 times that Wolverine died in the comics. We know that he dies at the end of the <i>Logan</i> film (sorry if I …

Americans are eating less beef. Here's why that matters for climate change

American diners are eating fewer burgers, steaks and meatballs, and that's making a noticeable dent in the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a new …

A Series of Unfortunate Events Will Return For Another Unlucky Season

On the 13th of the month, arguably March's unluckiest day, Netflix appropriately renewed <b>A Series of Unfortunate Events</b> for season two. The news came in the form of a website, revealed on the show's official Twitter: www.vastlyfrighteningdecision.com, which fans will recognize as the show's go-to …

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Why Men Are Much Worse At Being Sick Than Women

In the debate over which is the stronger sex, the so-called “man flu” inevitably comes up. It’s a popular theory that men get sicker—or at least act …

This Sea Monster News Is Really Messing Me Up

See that creepy long-necked green beast eating a little fish in the illustration above? It’s called a Dinocephalosaurus, and it will haunt you like …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

David Bowie's son wants to find a home for a dog named after his dad

LONDON — David Bowie's son Duncan Jones has made a Twitter appeal on behalf of a homeless dog named after his father.<p>Bowie is a 3-year-old lurcher — …

David Bowie

How much can police find out from a murderer’s Echo?

A new case in Arkansas raises tricky forensic questions<p>When police in Bentonville, Arkansas were faced with an unsolved murder last year, they looked to a nearby Amazon Echo. The owner of the house where the murder occurred, and chief suspect in the case, had purchased Amazon’s popular new personal …

Here's How We Can Power 100% of the World With Renewable Energy

By Jeff Masters<p>Here's a 2017 New Year's resolution I'd like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a …

Who Needs a Lava Lamp When You Can Make a Storm Glass?

Bizarre weather that fits on your desk.<p>While the snow globe has become a fixture on the mantles of welcoming grandparents everywhere, it's got a much cooler cousin that you might not have heard of. How can you make a snow globe cool, or cooler than it already is? Easy—make a storm glass.<p>Storm …

Weather

Science says these are the men who will make you orgasm

Are you on the hunt for a man who is guaranteed to give you an orgasm every time you have sex?<p>Well, we have good news! A team of scientists have been …

Selena Gomez Stops By Children’s Hospital On Christmas Eve — ‘It Was Pretty Emotional’

Be still, our hearts. Selena Gomez stopped by a children’s hospital on Christmas Eve, making a rare public appearance for the special occasion. The …

Is It Safe to Refreeze Raw Meat and Poultry that Has Thawed?

<i>Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, UNL Extension in Lancaster County</i><p>The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) advises:<p>Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it …

University of Nebraska

Watch these potential Mars robot designs endure the Utah desert

Testing a vehicle meant to traverse the harsh conditions of another world is pretty difficult here on Earth, but when it comes to putting potential …

'Odyssey' Is Edutainment Done Right With Inspiration From 'Myst'

"Myst"-style adventures teaches children the history of science from Socrates to Galileo.<p>Omkar Deshpande and Vivek Kaul of The Young Socratics studio may have pulled off the impossible: With their Kickstarter-funded puzzler <i>Odyssey</i>, they've created the rare educational game that both imparts several …

New Christian thriller takes on proof of soul in DNA

, Dec 12, 2016 / 11:02 pm (CNA).- What if proof for God's existence – and our very souls – could be found within our DNA?<p>Published in September of …

Is Rinsing Your Mouth After You Brush Wrong? See What Science Says

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 …

We Finally Know the Immense Weight of Humanity's Footprint

It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the planet. But how much, exactly, does our collective …

First human head transplant could take place in the UK next year, maverick surgeon says

The neurosurgeon who intends to attempt the first ever human head transplant says he may do so in the UK.<p>Maverick and often criticised Professor …

How Climate Change May Affect Your Diet

Climate change’s effects on global food supply could lead to more than 500,000 deaths by 2050 as people around the world lose access to good …

Yelp rejects complaint from fired single mother in latest high-profile public spat

The struggling reviews site has used increasingly aggressive tactics to respond to two employees who have written scathing open letters in recent weeks<p>The reviews site Yelp has tweeted the attendance record of a single mother it fired in the latest episode of another high-profile public spat with a …