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YouTuber Jack Harries Gets Serious About Mental Illness: 'We Sweep It Under The Rug'

Thanks to trending topics on Twitter like #BellLetsTalk and celebs like Demi Lovato sharing their stories, mental health awareness is starting to gain the attention it deserves.<p>YouTuber Jack Harries added to the conversation with a new video admitting that he has suffered from depression in the …

Translucent Fish Found Alive Deep Under Antarctic Ice

There's something fishy going on here<p>Think of it as finding a very cool Nemo. Scientists announced yesterday that after drilling through 2,428 feet of ice they made a lively discovery—deep under all that ice were many different fish and marine invertebrates, alive and well.<p><i>Scientific American</i>'s …

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Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?<p>A few months before she died, my grandmother made a decision.<p>Bobby, as her friends called her (theirs is a generation of nicknames), was a farmer’s …

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'Death test' could predict chance of dying within 30 days

Health experts say a new test will prevent futile and expensive medical treatments which prolong suffering<p>A test to determine if elderly patients will die within 30 days of being admitted to hospital has been developed by doctors to give them the chance to go home or say goodbye to loved …

GlaxoSmithKline boss optimistic about Ebola vaccine – video

Sir Andrew Witty, the CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, says he has high hopes for the potential Ebola vaccine that is now being shipped to west Africa. Witty says the vaccine has been developed quickly, with the company running parallel trials, commissioning new production lines, and bringing in more people …

'Three suns' appear over Mongolia in rare celestial phenomenon – video

Three suns appear in the horizon over Mongolia, in an a rare celestial illusion. The middle sun is the actual star which appears daily in the sky, while the other two are smaller reflections. The phenomenon occurs in extremely cold temperatures when the sun's light reflects off snow crystals in the …

Physicists observe gigantic molecules predicted in 1970

Scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicist …

How the blood of the young could reverse ageing

The best reads from around the web, including vampire-inspired rejuvenation, why suicide isn’t more common and the dilemmas of artificial intelligence.<p><b>Digital</b> <b>philanthropy</b> | Interview: Bill Gates<p>Conversation about the work of the Gates Foundation, with a digression on Bitcoin and a coda on …

We’re About To Visit A Tiny Planet In The Asteroid Belt For The First Time

The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades<p>While the world awaits the first visit to Pluto this July, another space mission will reach a strange world much closer to home. And months sooner.<p>A small robot named Dawn is nearing the end …

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

South Africa Sees Record Year for Rhino Poaching

More than 1,200 rhinos were illegally killed in 2014 in the country.<p>South Africa, home to the overwhelming majority of the world's wild rhinos, saw more of the animals poached last year than ever before, its government announced on Thursday. There were 1,215 rhinos illegally killed in the country …

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Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

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PTSD: Do most people get it after terrifying incidents?

Why the assumption that everyone is prone to developing the condition after witnessing a traumatic event isn’t the only myth that exists about it.<p>Whatever form it takes, an appalling ordeal like a car crash or a natural disaster can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the human condition. …

Mental Health

The Ozone Layer Is On The Mend

FTW<p>An international agreement to phase out use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer appears to be working. A new report finds that ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere are down by 10 to 15 percent, and that the ozone layer is by and large getting thicker.<p>The reason is that nations have …

Twin solar storms arrive at Earth

Twin magnetically charged solar storms will arrive at Earth on Thursday and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, “space weather” officials in the US have said.<p>Individually the storms, known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, …

DARPA is funding the development of a soft, fabric-based exoskeleton

When someone says "exoskeleton," it's easy to imagine a clunky contraption made of metal, like the one we typically see in the news courtesy of various research groups, or in movies like <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i>. The exoskeleton that Harvard's Wyss Institute is developing, though, doesn't look like it was …

Significant auroras predicted for tonight

Reports from NOAA and elsewhere predict a chance of significant auroras, possibly observable as far south as the northern U.S. and maybe even farther …

How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

<i>Part 6 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> From Curiosity To Discovery.<p><b>About James Cameron's TED Talk</b><p>As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.<p><b>About</b> …

Bigger than T. rex, this dinosaur hunted in water

The largest known predatory dinosaur to roam the Earth was nine feet longer than the world’s biggest <i>T. rex</i> specimen. Scientists report that</i> …

The women with super-human vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

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