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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

40 out-of-this-world photos from Scott Kelly's year in space

Some people dream of living in Paris for a year or even just a few months abroad. How does a year in space sound?<p>When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly …

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.<p>"Oh great, then we'll …

10 gorgeous wallpapers you need to download right now

With all of the customisable tech available to us, there's no excuse for having the same old wallpaper that comes with your computer.<p>In order to help …

Top 10

In Defense of Learning Code the Hard Way

At least relatively speaking.<p>It's the new year, which means many of us are making resolutions to be better, healthier, less-bad, or just generally more valuable human beings.<p>One popular resolution is (again) learning to code. With an ever-multiplying field of e-learning websites, web dev bootcamps, …

The horrifying experience a radiologist had after eating fruit from the 'tree of death'

On her first morning there, she went foraging for shells and corals in the white sand, when the holiday quickly took a turn for the worse.<p>Scattered amongst the coconuts and mangoes on the beach, Strickland and her friend found some sweet-smelling green fruit that looked much like small …

The biological wonders of this miniature marvel could jump-start an agricultural revolution that saves the world from drought-ridden starvation

These microscopic invertebrates are capable of surviving the most extreme conditions you could dream up, including prolonged desiccation and near-100 percent water loss, freezing and boiling temperatures, intense ionising radiation, and the vacuum of outer space.<p>Scientists have discovered that to …

Poachers are going after newly discovered species so fast that journals have stopped publishing location details

The discovery of a new species is always of great interest to the scientific community. But it’s also, unfortunately, of interest to poachers—who have no interest in preserving the creatures, but instead are driving many to “near extinction.”<p>To protect against this, some journals are now omitting …

Rival Scientists Cast Doubt Upon Recent Discovery About Invincible Animals

A recent claim that tardigrades got a sixth of their DNA from microbes is starting to unravel.<p>Last Monday, a team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published the first ever genome of a tardigrade—a group of endearing microscopic animals with a reputation for being …

Biology

Scientists discover ancient 3-armed sea monster unlike any living species

If you were to travel back 550 million years ago, you would be forgiven for thinking that you’d accidentally arrived on an alien planet. The Earth’s …

DNA storage allows all the world’s digital information to be stored in 9 liters of liquid

Conventional hard drives are topping 10TB now, but that could seem like a laughably small amount of space if DNA-based storage takes off. Two teams …

Scientists Uncover Strange Secret Life of a Jungle Butterfly

TAMBOPATA, Peru<p>A peculiar scene on a tree trunk in the Amazon reveals a caterpillar, an ant, and a parasite working together.<p>While wandering around the Amazon jungle during a rainstorm, entomologist Aaron Pomerantz observed a most unusual little drama: On a rain-splattered tree trunk, cryptic …

Insects

Dancing Exoplanets, A Fire Tornado, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Certain Herpes Viruses Can Infect Neurons and Underlie Symptoms of Brain Disorders

<b>For years, researchers have noted a tantalizing link between some neurologic conditions and certain species of the herpes virus. In patients with</b> …

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

NASA releases the highest resolution images ever taken of Pluto

NASA has just released the highest resolution photographs of the surface of Pluto from the New Horizons flyby. The images were taken about 10,000 miles (17,000 kilometers) above the surface of Pluto, just 15 minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach.<p>These are also the highest quality images …

NASA 'cut space station live feed' after 'bizarre donut UFO stalked ISS'

NASA•YouTubeThe<p>A video posted to YouTube shows the circular object, which appears to have a hole in the middle, appear on the camera in the distance …

2015 November 25 - Unusual Pits Discovered on Pluto

<b>Unusual Pits Discovered on Pluto</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, Johns Hopkins U. APL, SwRI<p><b>Explanation:</b> Why are there unusual pits on Pluto? The indentations were …

'The Greeks' at Field Museum: 500 artifacts to sum up civilization

Having a big new exhibition called "The Greeks" at the Field Museum is more than fitting. The Field's wedding-cake building, after all, is in a style derived from classical Greek architecture from more than 2,000 years ago.<p>And the word "museum" itself comes from the Greek "mouseion," meaning "seat …

Ancient History

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

Biology

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Lamar Smith has targeted government climate change researchers with a subpoena that demands all their notes and correspondence relating to a recent study<p>If you don’t like a particular scientific study, attack the scientists who produced it. It’s a tried and true method of manufacturing controversy …

Climate

Astronomers capture first-ever image of forming planet

For the first time, researchers have photographed the birth of a distant planet.<p>Of the nearly 2,000 exoplanets we know about, only 10 or so have been imaged before, and all had long been finished becoming planets. Astronomers have also seen hints of planets forming, but scientists had never imaged …

These Are the Most Spectacular Nature Photos of the Year

The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.<p>These inspiring nature …

19 impossibly detailed views of Earth from space at night

Nothing makes me feel more connected to the rest of the human race than seeing the Earth from space at night.<p>National borders vanish, and rivers of light unite our towns and cities into a single glowing tapestry.<p>Just look at this incredible view of Europe, sparkling with artificial light:<p>Er, wait a …

Northern Europe

226 Ansel Adams Photographs of Great American National Parks Are Now Online

Like many American stories, the story of the National Parks begins with pillage, death, deep cultural misunderstanding, and venture capitalism. …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …