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Lego blocks could be the key to detecting nerve gases in the field

The worst toys to step on may yet be redeemed.<p>Lego blocks destroy the feet of groggy parents around the world, but as a new study from the University of Texas at Austin demonstrates, these mutable children’s toys can also be used for good—in this case, as a simple- and inexpensive-to-construct …

Lego

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.<p>His crime was to insist that the North American Free …

Globalization

Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead at his London home

Counter-terrorism unit investigates death of Berezovsky friend who claimed political asylum in UK after fraud conviction<p>A Russian exile who was close friends with the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in his London home, according to friends.<p>Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was discovered by …

russianexile

How Trump's foreign policy threatens to make America weak again

The president talks a tough game – but he has alienated allies. And the more he tries to assert US leadership, the less of a leadership role he plays<p>Donald Trump does not travel well. At his first major summit, he was too tired to walk through the Sicilian streets with the other G7 leaders, and …

Donald Trump

Trump’s moral blind spot

OF ALL the strangely accommodating remarks President Trump has made about Russian President Vladimir Putin, none is quite so startling and pernicious as his suggestion that the United States is morally equivalent to a ruthless regime whose critics keep getting murdered. For all its flaws, the …

Erdogan's Grab for Absolute Power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's one-man show goes on; he may soon progress from effectively having absolute authority to actually having …

Turkish police arrest 448 suspected Islamic State members in nationwide raids

The operation is the biggest in the country since the attack on an Istanbul nightclub on January 1.<p>Police in Turkey on Sunday arrested at least 448 …

Extremism

North Korea leader says missile launch shows ability to attack U.S. in Pacific | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said after supervising the test launch of an intermediate-range missile that the country now has the capability to attack U.S. interests in the Pacific, official media reported on Thursday.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a test launch …

North Korea

The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil

Fearing a Russian invasion, the U.S. and Britain were prepared to ravage the region’s oil industry—and even considered going nuclear.<p>On a cool summer day in London in 1951, an American CIA officer told three British oil executives about a top-secret U.S. government plan. The goal was to ravage the …

National Security

US bid to grow human organs for transplant inside pigs

<b>Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.</b><p>They have injected human stem cells into pig embryos to produce human-pig embryos known as chimeras.<p>The embryos are part of research aimed at overcoming the worldwide shortage of transplant organs.<p>The team from University …

Neuroscience Says These Rituals Can Help Your Brain Stay in Peak Condition

Research shows that staying sound of body and mind as we age is certainly possible—with a little effort.

Did Nazi Research Actually Contribute Anything To Medical Science?

Drug Research And Experimental Surgery<p>A Ravensbruck inmate’s leg. Image Source: Twitter<p>Nazi researchers also tested new medicines on unwilling …

Medicine

The extinction inside our guts

The world is facing an extinction event. Hundreds of species are disappearing from their native habitat. This impending extinction is distinct from the plight of the polar bears or frog populations and is not a result of global warming or deforestation. It's happening within our guts, which are …

Microbiology

Three Big Mysteries of Human Evolution We Still Don’t Understand

We know when and how humans evolved, for the most part, but these questions remain.<p>Although a lot is known about the history of human beings and our ape-like origins, many evolutionary questions remain a mystery.<p>We still aren't really sure why we walk on two legs, why we don't have fur, and where …

Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation

Neuroscientists offer some surprising results about how the brain finds its way around.<p>Teleportation turns out to be an easy thing to simulate, neurologically speaking. The rhythmic brain patterns that appear in real-world spatial navigation reappear as subjects navigate virtualized environments on …

BBC - Earth - Why do women have periods when most animals don't?

Apart from humans and our close relatives, the only animals that menstruate are elephant shrews and certain bats. Why did it only evolve in these species?<p>I got my first period when I was only 11.<p>In the first few years, my periods were not only a source of occasional embarrassment, they were also …

Trauma prompts brain to focus on survival, not 'peripheral details'

Where were you, on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when you learned that a passenger jet had slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center? …

This device can tell doctors just how conscious you are

How conscious are you? It seems like an unanswerable question. But new research from the University of Cambridge claims to be able to measure exactly …

University of Cambridge

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

At Last, Space Brewer Lets Astronauts Make Real Coffee In A Cup

No more drinking "fresh" java from a plastic pouch<p>Of sacred morning routines, few stack up to the ritual of rolling out of bed and sipping that first sweet, sweet cup of steaming coffee. Unless you’re an astronaut on the International Space Station. One of the small yet significant personal …

First Human Test of Optogenetics Could Restore Sight to the Blind

A decade-old technique that allows researchers to control brain function in lab animals could partially restore sight to the blind. In a trial …

The strangest objects we’ve left on the Moon

The Moon is covered in everything from human waste to gold. Watch the video above to see the oddest items.<p>Humankind has spent a total of 300 hours on the lunar surface, courtesy of the six Apollo missions which landed on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin visited for a fleeting 21 hours and …

Scientists Say Coffee Is So Magical, It Could Even ​Prevent​ Liver Damage

Great news: The benefits of coffee are so plentiful that a new study has linked drinking two extra cups per day to a 44 percent drop in the risk of …

Binge Drinking

Netanyahu plans fence around Israel to protect it from 'wild beasts'

Israeli PM says proposed barrier would also solve problem of Hamas tunnels from Gaza, but plan already has critics in his own cabinet<p>Binyamin Netanyahu has announced his intention to “surround all of Israel with a fence” to protect the country from infiltration by both Palestinians and the citizens …

US: North Korea expanding its nuclear programme

North Korea has allegedly expanded its nuclear programme and restarted a plutonium reactor at its main nuclear facility, the United States' intelligence chief said.<p>"Pyongyang continues to produce fissile material and develop a submarine-launched ballistic missile," James Clapper, the director of …

Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia after airspace incursion

Russian fighter jets entered Turkish air space in two separate incidents at the weekend, prompting Ankara to summon the Russian ambassador twice to protest both violations.<p>Meanwhile, the Turkish military has said its fighter jets were harassed by a MIG-29 plane from an unidentified country close to …

Three scientists share Nobel Prize in chemistry for work on DNA

Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.<p>Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish national Aziz Sancar shared the 8 …

Russia launches naval bombardment of targets in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russia launched a naval bombardment Wednesday of ISIS targets in Syria, a senior Russian official said, ramping up a newly muscular presence in the Middle East.<p>Four Russian ships fired 26 missiles into Syria, hitting 11 targets, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told …