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HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

The HIV virus, which causes AIDS, has long been known to target and disable cells of the immune system, which are responsible for fighting off …

Neuroscience

How Did a 'Lava Bomb' Split a Man's Leg Open?

When you think of the ways a volcanic eruption can hurt or kill, you probably imagine gooey lava streams, steaming fissures and crumbling ash columns …

Geology

Scientists to Hunt for Loch Ness Monster DNA

Is the Loch Ness Monster real? Researchers are very doubtful, but they plan to use DNA sequencing just to make sure.<p>A new project aims to look for …

Paranormal

Can You Make Up for Lost Sleep on the Weekend?

Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your health; many studies even link the lack of Z's to higher odds of dying during a certain time …

Sleep

Mysterious Ailment Strikes U.S. Employee in China, Drawing Comparisons to Cuba 'Sonic Attacks'

A U.S. government employee experienced mysterious symptoms after working at a U.S. consulate in China, in a case that's being likened to the …

Guangzhou

This Mysterious, Deep-Sea Jellyfish Looks Like the Ghost of an Alien

A beach-ball-size jellyfish that looks like a cross between an alien ghost and a pinkish cosmetic bag was captured in a rare video taken by a …

Sea Level

Sunscreen Pills Are Fake, FDA Warns

There is no pill that will protect you against the sun, the FDA warned in a statement yesterday (May 22).<p>Companies like Advanced Skin Brightening …

Skin Care

Summer BBQs Could Expose Your Skin to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Summer barbecues may expose you to potentially cancer-causing chemicals in a surprising way: The chemicals may literally get under your skin, a small …

Research

Dark Futures: Does Humanity Really Need a Backup Earth?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a vision: He wants to get humans to Mars as soon as possible. He already wowed the world this year, when the Falcon Heavy …

Science Fiction

These Two Angry, Yelling Lynx Are Probably Fighting About Sex

Two lynx face off on the side of a road in Ontario. "RNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH," says one. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHNHHNHAAAHHH," says the other. …

Wildlife

Archaeologists Find 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' Carrying Stash Worth Up to $17 Billion

In 1708, the San José— a Spanish galleon ship carrying a stash of gold, silver and emeralds — sank during a fierce battle against the British in the …

Archaeology

Aliens Could 'Slingshot' Their Way Off Earth-Like Worlds (Well, Maybe)

Woe be to alien civilizations on large planets.<p>On rocky worlds more massive than our own, gravity's powerful pull makes it nearly impossible for any …

Universe

Archaeologists Just Discovered the Mangled Remains of a Slaughtered Barbarian Tribe in Denmark

Some 2,000 years ago, a ragtag troop of about 400 Germanic tribesmen marched into battle against a mysterious adversary in Denmark, and they were …

Archaeology

Sally Ride Is Getting Her Own Forever Stamp

Physicist Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and the first astronaut to come out as having a same-sex partner, will be getting her own …

Space Exploration

Nuclear Detectives Hunt Invisible Particles That Escaped the World's Largest Atom Smasher

A few years from now, if a crew of physicists gets its way, a squat building will rise above the border between France and Switzerland. This …

Physics

Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

A lot can happen in a second; you could meet a stranger, snap your fingers, fall in love, fall asleep, sneeze. But what is a second, really — and is …

Physics

The 'Best' Sunscreens of 2018: What to Look For

You may want to be careful when selecting a sunscreen this summer: About two-thirds of sunscreens available in the U.S. offer subpar protection or …

FDA

Origami Robots Just Helped Build the World's Smallest House

Pushing the tiny-house movement to bizarre new limits, French scientists have constructed the "world's smallest house" on the tip of an optical fiber.<p>…

Nanotech

This Little Piggy Went to the Train Station, Then Followed a Man Home

Ohio police received a call at 5:26 a.m. Saturday (May 19) from a man who said he was trying to walk home from an Amtrak train station in Elyria but …

Animals

What Is Nipah Virus? Outbreak in India Kills at Least 10

At least 10 people in India have died from a rare virus known as Nipah virus, according to news reports.<p>The deaths occurred in Kerala, a state in …

Disease

Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heads for the Bering Strait

Russia's got a floating nuclear plant on a barge, and it's heading for the Bering Strait — just a short hop from Alaska.<p>The "Akademik Lomonosov," …

Energy

How a Prairie-Dog Plague Vaccine Could Protect Ferrets (and Maybe People, Too)

Yes, there's a vaccine for the plague, one of the most notorious diseases known to humanity. But unfortunately, this vaccine isn't for humans — it's …

Public Health

Giant Waves Nearly Half a Million Miles Across Seen on the Sun for the First Time

Huge, slow-moving waves that drive Earth's weather and shape the swirls in Jupiter's atmosphere also exist on the sun, new research reveals.<p>Called …

Astronomy

New Controversial Idea About Stonehenge Has Archaeologists Shaking Their Heads

The towering rocks at Stonehenge are so heavy that, according to a new controversial idea, a glacier, rather than Neolithic people, may have carried …

West Wales

This Box Could Become the Coldest Spot in the Universe

NASA is poised to "freeze" atoms in their tracks with lasers, creating the coldest spot in the universe — less than one-billionth of a degree above …

Quantum Physics

Why Is Ice Slippery?

For those who live in colder climates, slippery ice defines winter: in skating rinks, on frozen ponds, and on dangerously slick roads and …

Chemistry

How Can a Smartphone Survive a 100-Foot Drop But Crack on Your Floor?

A few weeks ago, I pulled my iPhone out of my purse only to discover a spiderweb of cracks emanating from the earpiece area of the screen. I couldn't …

Phones

Celebrities Are Obsessed with the Keto Diet. Why You Shouldn't Be.

The latest diet craze among celebrities promises weight loss without sacrificing bacon.<p>The keto diet, short for "ketogenic," involves eating a high …

Holistic Medicine

What Can the Death of a Neutron Tell Us About Dark Matter?

What Can the Death of a Neutron Tell Us About Dark Matter?Physicists speculate that decaying neutrons may be producing particles unknown to science …

Physics

Here's How Health Officials Plan to Use the Ebola Vaccine in New African Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is spreading, but this time around, there's a vaccine.<p>New cases of the notorious virus — …

Disease