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A man in the UK has contracted the first case of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' after an encounter with a woman in south-east Asia

The first case of untreatable super-gonorrhoea has been reported in the UK.<p>A man contracted the sexually transmitted disease, believed to be the first case in the world to resist antibiotic treatment, after "sexual contact" with a woman in Southeast Asia.<p>The man's case was described in a report …

Everything, even a rock, has some degree of consciousness

Philip Goff, associate professor in philosophy at Central European University in Budapest, argues that the idea of panpsychism ("mind is everywhere") …

HIV breakthrough: Infected child shows no signs of the virus nine years on

Case gives hope to other children who have to take HIV drugs everyday to stay healthy.<p>The case of a South African child infected with HIV at birth …

What happens when galaxies get too close?

A lot can happen when two galaxies pass in the night.<p>About 500 million light-years from us, two galaxies are zooming by one another at a speed of …

Minister sparks backlash in House of Commons by refusing to deal with other MPs who fail to wear a tie

Ministers are defying John Bercow and refusing to take any questions in the House of Commons from MPs who are not properly dressed with a tie<p>The House of Commons Speaker has prompted a backlash from Conservative traditionalists by allowing MPs to make appear and make speeches without wearing …

Protons are lighter than thought, which may solve a big puzzle

The proton has lost a little of its bulk. A fresh attempt to pin down its mass, with three times the precision of the previous best try, finds that …

Physics

Sunnier weather accelerating Greenland's ice melt : study

Sunnier weather is significantly accelerating the melting of Greenland’s glaciers, exacerbating the effects of rising global temperatures, according …

A deadly supervolcano lies under Yellowstone — here's what would happen if it erupted

Yellowstone National Park is best known for its Old Faithful geyser and its stunning wildlife.<p>But the national park also sits atop a supervolcano. You can see some of the evidence of its active state in the hydrothermal activity that bubbles up, including Old Faithful, which shoots water every few …

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Xylem and phloem

Plants have two different types of transport tissue. Xylem transports water and solutes from the roots to the leaves, phloem transports food from the leaves to the rest of the plant. Transpiration is the process by which water evaporates from the leaves, which results in more water being drawn up …

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.<p>The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. It …

It’s all relative — why scientists understand time in a completely different way.

Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual rejuvenation — unlearning everything …

In 1928, One Physicist Accidentally Predicted Antimatter

Paul Dirac was trying to reconcile relativity with quantum mechanics and ended up predicting the existence of antimatter.<p>In the first quarter of the 20th century, it was an intense time to be a physicist. It seemed like every day someone was coming out with a new theory that completely …

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning

The genius offered simple, enjoyable advice to his young son on how to learn more quickly.<p>Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what …

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 …

Physicists Are Probing The Centre of Our Galaxy to Find The Missing Fifth Force of Nature

"If true, it's revolutionary."<p>Our current understanding of the Universe states that it's governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, …

NASA Just Fast-Tracked Its Mission to Explore a $10,000 Quadrillion Metal Asteroid

It would collapse the global economy if we brought it home.<p>It might have just pushed back its manned mission to Mars, but NASA just fast-tracked a …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Quantum Physics

Extra layer of tectonic plates discovered within Earth's mantle, scientists say

Preliminary findings suggest that a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific could be down to previously undetected plates<p>Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific.<p>For …

Seafloor