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Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Strange Quantum Particles Could Be Our Next Weapon Against Superbugs

Light-activated medicine.<p>A new study shows that quantum dots, controlled with specific wavelengths of light, can lure superbug infections like <i>E. coli</i> …

Here Are The Top 10 Most Unnecessary Medical Treatments, According to Scientists

Way too much of a good thing!<p>A recent literature study on medical care in the US has put forward ten diagnostic procedures and treatments that were …

Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would be open to cutting a one-year or two-year deal with Democratic rivals as a way to kick-start reform of the nation’s healthcare system, a key campaign pledge made by Trump and the Republican Party.<p>Republicans fell short …

Trump attacks San Juan mayor over hurricane response

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump launched an attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Saturday for criticizing the White House's hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, accusing her of "poor leadership" and suggesting that the island's residents are not doing enough to help …

Puerto Rico

Oprah Winfrey brings Donald Trump voters and haters together for heated 60 Minutes debate

Oprah Winfrey has over 25 years of talk-show experience, becoming a world renown figure who even publishes a magazine dedicated to herself.<p>During the …

Oprah Winfrey

WWII vet takes a knee, slams Trump and becomes an instant internet sensation

‘Those kids have every right to protest.’<p>That’s what John Middlemas, a 97-year-old World War II vet and Missouri farmer, had to say about the …

White House expands travel ban, restricting visitors from eight countries

By Devlin Barrett<p>Devlin Barrett<p>Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of an existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, …

Donald Trump

Earth has entered into a sixth mass extinction event

Lions used to roam across most of Africa, southern Europe, and the Middle East, all the way to northwestern India. Today, there are fewer than 25,000 …

Extinction

Anti-malaria drugs: Potential new target identified

A newly described protein could be an effective target for combatting drug-resistant malaria parasites. The protein, the transcription factor …

This Biotechnology Company Wants to Reanimate the Brain-Dead

Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark, a Philadelphia-based biotechnology company, believes we will on day be able to “reset” the brain of patients declared …

Good going, America. China is about to surpass the US as the world's leader in science.

The United States is still well-known for its contributions to science, but it needs to make room at the top for other rising stars like China, …

The Purpose of Diarrhoea Is Way More Complicated And Important Than We'd Like

Don't fight it.<p>For centuries, scientists have been confounded by one of the messiest aspects of the human experience - diarrhoea, and why exactly we …

Microbiology

EpiPen Vs. Symjepi: Adamis’ Cheaper Allergy Shot To Go On Sale Later This Year

EpiPen is getting a worthy rival this 2017 when the newly approved medicine Symjepi goes on sale later this year. While it is still too early to tell …

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This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

EU Proposes Enforcing Data Encryption and Banning Backdoors

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs has published draft proposals that would enforce end-to-end encryption on all digital communications and forbid backdoors that enable law enforcement to access private message data.<p>The proposed amendment relates to …

Encryption

Trump faces his biggest trade decision yet

By Damian Paletta and<p>Damian Paletta<p>Reporter covering economic policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>The White House is on the cusp of a major decision about whether to impose new restrictions on steel imports, a choice that has divided President Trump's administration while …

Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), seeking their help to make the government’s computing systems more efficient.<p>The White House wants to update …

Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age

The character, created by a man who helped to invent the lie detector, is perfectly at home in a culture contending with weaponized lies.<p>“You mean—you were <i>lying</i>?” Wonder Woman asks Steve Trevor, a hero and a spy, in the new film that takes her name. The Amazon takes a moment to register his …

Rethinking role of viruses in coral reef ecosystems

Conventional wisdom has it that within virus-bacteria population dynamics, viruses frequently kill their host bacterial cells—a process called …

Scientists just created the world’s first lab-grown human blood stem cells

In a breakthrough of potentially enormous importance, researchers have grown the stem cells that produce blood inside a lab for the first time. The …

Stem Cells

Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

Health news<p>Researchers said Monday they have found 40 new genes linked with intelligence, but they say their finding doesn’t show any clear genetic pattern for intelligence.<p>Instead, it shows that intelligence is possibly even more complex than anyone thought, and not easily explained. And it means …

Genetics

This "Living" Clothing Keeps You Cool by Breathing

Alive and Breathing<p>If it was up to a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the next trend in sportswear would be …

Microsoft wants to store data in DNA

Computer architects at Microsoft Research say the company has formalized a goal of having an operational storage system based on DNA working inside a data center toward the end of this decade. The aim is a "proto-commercial system in three years storing some amount of data on DNA in one of our data …

Just one glass of wine per day can raise your breast cancer risk

Cancer experts say they're increasingly confident that at least two lifestyle choices can affect a woman's risk of getting breast cancer: drinking …

Cancer

The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — Here are the most important changes in the tax plan proposed Wednesday by President Trump.<p><b>Three Tax Brackets</b><p>The number of tax brackets for individuals is reduced from seven to three: 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. That lowers the top rate by nearly 5 percentage points, easing …

The White House

Lady Gaga talks to Prince William about PTSD and mental illness

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a FaceTime call. Like old time friends, Lady Gaga and Prince William opened up about mental health.<p>In a video released Tuesday, the pop star joined the Duke of Cambridge's Heads Together, a campaign he leads along with the Duchess and Prince Harry to raise awareness on mental illness.<p>…

Mental Health

Dan Rather to Trump: Dropping bombs does not make you presidential

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather says it's too soon to be praising President Trump for acting "presidential."<p>Rather said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" that Trump is receiving unwarranted applause for his recent military actions, such as authorizing missile strikes in Syria and dropping a powerful …

Donald Trump

Bernie is wrong and Malcolm was right: What white liberals so often get wrong about racism and Donald Trump

<b>Bernie Sanders; Malcolm X (AP/Craig Ruttle)</b><p>White progressives have a tough time confronting racism — as Bernie Sanders, a hero in many ways, has made clear<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 3, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>In the United States, white liberals and progressives have historically shown a serious inability to …