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New Gene Discovery Could Lead To Earlier Lyme Test And Diagnosis

An experimental new test holds great promise for diagnosing Lyme disease soon after infection, well before current tests are able to detect infection.<p>A “next-generation sequencing” technique called RNA-seq found distinctive patterns in patients with Lyme disease.<p>There are a couple of technical …

Disease

NASA using Welsh to communicate on Mars mission

Scientists at NASA are using the Welsh language to catalogue images sent back from a satellite mission to Mars.<p>HiRISE is a high resolution camera on …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

How to build millions of tiny microscopes all at once - Futurity

A new optical device made of silicon "nanopillars" could lead to advanced microscopes and cameras that can be mass-produced like microchips.

Flu could one day be wiped out without the need for a vaccine

Scientists at Ohio State University have discovered that ramping up a key protein could stop flu ever replicating in the body<p>Flu could one day be wiped out without the need for a vaccine after scientists discovered how to ramp up the body's own defences to the virus before it even enters the …

These Are the 25 Toughest Animals on Earth

Our highly subjected ranking of Mother Nature's meanest, from the black mamba to the living dinosaur that is the saltwater croc<p>In June, we cast our critical eye at America in search of the toughest animals you least want to encounter in the wild. But the world spoke up and we listened. There are …

Nature

Why don't we ever see the far side of the moon?

NASA this week released photographs of the far side of the moon, providing a lunar perspective we rarely get to see. The images were snapped by the …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Hunt for alien life on Jupiter begins

European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence<p>In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.<p>But in the coming decades, space …

24 Cartoons That Introverts (Especially INFJs) Will Relate To

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, author of <i>Text, Don’t Call</i>, created INFJoe Cartoons to help other INFJs not feel so alone. He tells me, “I wanted to encourage …

Zooming In On Pluto And Its Moons

The latest and greatest images from the New Horizons mission<p>A manmade spacecraft will fly by Pluto for the first time ever on July 14. As it speeds through the Pluto system at 35,000 miles per hour, the New Horizons spacecraft will send back the first closeups of the former planet and its moons. …

Solar System

One wave of migration from Siberia populated the Americas, DNA shows

Study also reveals some groups in South America have closer genetic ties to indigenous peoples of Australia, New Guinea and the Andaman Islands than to present-day Native Americans<p>Native American ancestors reached the new world in a single, initial migration from Siberia at most 23,000 years ago, …

Anthropology

Modern humans got to Americas in one 'wave' - Futurity

DNA suggests ancestors of Native Americans arrived in the Americas as part of a single-migration wave from Siberia no earlier than 23,000 years ago.

Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle

They’re calling them pentaquarks. What you need to know of the latest discovery about the tiny particles that make up our world.<p>The Large Hadron …

Physics

13 Ways You're Grilling Burgers Wrong

Grilling burgers isn't rocket science, but if your grill's emitting as much flame as an Apollo launch, odds are your patties are going to end up …

High-resolution shocker: Pluto has Rocky Mountain-sized peaks, New Horizons reveals

The first high-resolution images sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are already prompting scientists to reconsider their ideas about Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, as distant, dormant worlds.<p>The new pictures, released Wednesday, reveal that Pluto is home to a large mountain range made …

Little world, big heart: Pluto stuns in New Horizons image

Pluto may be a dwarf planet, but it’s got an out-sized heart. Before<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the icy world, it snapped and sent back this image showcasing the big, bright, heart-shaped feature covering a large part of the surface.<p>This was the final and most detailed snapshot before …

Top crypto experts warn governments over encryption backdoors

Intentionally weakening encryption—the scrambling technology that can be used to secure data—is a bad idea.<p>That’s the conclusion reached by 13 of the …

Privacy

Sugary drinks linked to 25,000 deaths in the U.S. each year

By contributing to obesity and, through that, to<p>diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks appears to claim the lives of about 25,000 American adults yearly and is linked worldwide to the deaths of 180,000 each year, new research says.<p>Low- and …

This chart will silence your friends who make excuses for climate change

Perhaps you’ve had one of those conversations about climate change where someone lists all the things — other than us people burning carbon — that …

Mystery of the missing tropical dinosaurs, solved at last

For millions of years the biggest dinosaurs on the planet steered clear of the tropics, and now scientists think they know why.<p>By the mid-Triassic some 212 million years ago, the massive long-necked plant eaters known as sauropodomorphs were commonly found in northern latitudes (present-day Europe) …

Having An Older Sister Can Change Siblings' Lives, Study Finds

According to the research: men who have older sisters, on average, are less competitive than men who don't. And women who have older sisters, are more competitive than women who do not.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam is with us once again. He …

Demographics

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …