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Ageing process may be reversible, scientists claim

New form of gene therapy shown to produce rejuvenating effect in mice, although scientists say human clinical applications are decade away<p>Wrinkles, grey hair and niggling aches are normally regarded as an inevitable part of growing older, but now scientists claim that the ageing process may be …

Aging

What the Tech? 12 Tech Terms to Know Right Now

<b>Unlock the mysteries of the “cloud” and “IOT,” learn the difference between augmented and virtual realities and find out what “Merged Reality” means.</b> …

Machine Learning

8 Ancient Writing Systems That Haven't Been Deciphered Yet

The Indus Valley civilization was one of the most advanced in the world for more than 500 years, with more than a thousand settlements sprawling …

Giraffes, the safari animal long taken for granted, are close to extinction

Always towering among the tree tops, moving languidly through the bush, giraffes are usually the first animals spotted on safari. And yet, the world’s tallest land animal has become among the most rare, now facing extinction.<p>The International Union for Conservation of Nature placed the giraffe on …

Endangered Species

Pet dogs could live 15 months longer by taking a simple pill

Pet dogs could live 15 months longer by taking a simple pill which delays the onset of fatal heart disease, a new study suggests.<p>Around 250,000 dogs suffer from mitral valve disease which can lead to heart failure and eventually early death for around one in 12 dogs in Britain.<p>Smaller dogs like …

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The ruins of the biblical city where Goliath lived have been found

The Philistine city of Gath was famous for countless confrontations with the Israelites<p>Archaeologists from Bal-Ilan University in Israel have …

Archaeology

Study: Humans to wipe out two-thirds of wildlife by 2020

Wild animals are disappearing at an "unprecedented" rate, and humans have already caused their populations to drop nearly 60 percent since 1970, a …

11 Writers Who Really Loved Cats

Happy International Cat Day! If you want to celebrate <i>Felis silvestris</i> in all its furry glory, try sharing some of the 50 bits of cat trivia below.<p><b>1.</b> …

Pets

These Ancient Teeth Are The First Known Evidence of Right-Handedness

Meet the world's oldest rightie.<p>Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of right-handedness in the fossil record, thanks to markings …

What we lose when we lose the world’s frogs

Amphibians survived the dinosaur extinction just fine. Why are they in peril now?<p>In September, a frog died in an Atlanta botanical garden. With it went an entire species never to hop along the Earth again. Biologists at Zoo Atlanta who’d looked after the frog for the past 12 years called him …

Biodiversity

Gene editing records 'memories' in human DNA

Scientists have been recording data in DNA for a while, but it has usually involved bacteria and other simple organisms. MIT, however, just took a big leap forward. Its researchers have used the CRISPR gene editing technique to record histories in human cell DNA for the first time. They've crafted …

Archaeologists discover skeletons, coins in ancient Pompeii shop

ROME – Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, …

From ‘Nettles’ to ‘Volcano,’ a Pain Scale for Insect Stings

If you’ve ever been bitten by a Bullet Ant, then you’ve experienced a “pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like walking over flaming charcoal with a …

Nature

Your Cat Is A Natural Born Physicist

In a newly-published paper, researchers led by Saho Takagi, of the Department of Psychology at Kyoto University, tested cats to see if they could …

Physics

New boa constrictor species discovered on remote Caribbean island

Silver snake, with distinctive metallic appearance, discovered in Bahamas and confirmed as previously unknown species<p>A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered on a remote island in the Bahamas.<p>Scientists identified 20 of the metre-long snakes during two expeditions to the Caribbean …

Is that a minivan or a sea sponge? Scientists find possible oldest animal.

Scientists have recently discovered the largest, and possibly one of the oldest, sea sponges ever recorded as remote controlled diving vehicles …

U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to a last-resort antibiotic, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.<p>The mcr-1 plasmid-borne colistin …

Public Health

Skin cancer: Drug gives '40% melanoma survival'

<b>Four-in-10 patients with a deadly skin cancer were still alive after three years when given a drug to boost their immune system, a study suggests.</b><p>The trial gave 655 patients with melanoma the drug pembrolizumab, which stops cancers evading the immune system's assault.<p>The data, released ahead of the …

Immune System

Underwater Noise Is Killing Whales, But We Can Make The Oceans Quieter

Balcomb wanted to find out why. When he sent specimens of the whales to a lab, scans showed evidence of hemorrhaging around the brain, and blood …

Oil Exploration

Canadian airline turns kitty into staff member during Alberta evacuations

A Calgary airline has added a furry new member to its team.<p>In response to the Northern Alberta wildfires that ripped through Fort McMurray and …

My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken

<i>Editors' Note: We love Thomas Keller's roast chicken recipe so much that we asked him to share his favorite roast turkey recipe as well. Check out My</i> …

LSD Makes Your Brain More ‘Flexible,’ Less Anxious

Breakthrough research shows how psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin expand the brain.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms seem to …

Orange Wonder Cat Lives on Streets Blind, Finds a Place to Call Home

This special cat spent most of his life living on the streets blind. This is his story from a homeless stray who was on his last rope to a happy, …

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 -- The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check …

19 Things Everyone Who Fucking Loves Cats Needs In Their Life

Because if cats could talk they wouldn't give two fucks about swearing.

Human DNA found in a Neandertal woman

Humans and Neandertals may have hooked up much earlier than previously thought.<p>Early ancestors of humans in Africa interbred with Neandertals about …

Low B12 seen in aging, autism and schizophrenia

The brains of the elderly and younger people with autism and schizophrenia may share a common link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say.<p>The facts that blood levels of B12 do not always mirror brain levels of the vitamin, and that brain levels decrease more over the years than blood …