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Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

Machine Learning

Trump just signed a law that maps out NASA's long-term future — but a critical element is missing

For the first time in nearly seven years, the US government has passed a new long-term vision for NASA's future.<p>President Donald Trump signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, a bill also known as S.442, into law in the Oval Office on March 21.<p>The Senate and House had collaborated on …

…what is time…

“… the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Einstein<p>From the earth observer’s position in space, …

Lower Your Cholesterol Permanently With New Gene Editing Injection

Millions of people suffer from high cholesterol, and now a new, innovative gene-editing injection could just change their lives by lowering it …

Why That Maui Wowie Doesn’t Hit You The Same Way Every Time

Humans and chimpanzees are often described as cousins, but that analogy doesn’t quite capture the true distance in the relationship. Cousins, after …

Curiosity Just Sent Back Some Mysterious Inconsistencies

The study of Mars’ surface and atmosphere has unlocked some ancient secrets. Thanks to the efforts of the <i>Curiosity</i> rover and other missions, …

Two 'L'-shaped observatories with lasers: How to find ripples in space and time

Two large, "L"-shaped instruments separated by 1,865 miles are eavesdropping on the most extreme events in the universe.<p>The two Laser Interferometer …

LIGO

Eclipse, full moon and comet to occur at the same time and light up night sky in rare event

A beautiful, shining comet flying through the sky is a rare thing. But this week it's not even going to be the rarest.<p>Friday night wll in fact see …

Astronomy

Microbes could survive thin air of Mars

Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds.<p>The Martian surface is presently cold and dry, but there is plenty of evidence suggesting that rivers, lakes and seas covered the Red Planet billions of years …

This Early NASA Space Training Video Is Horrifying

The saliva on the man's tongue began to boil.<p>The first Apollo missions were not made only of the glory of Neil Armstrong's one small step or John F. Kennedy's hair-raising invocations. ("Therefore, as we set sail, we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on …

Humans are still evolving but in ways that might surprise you

It’s often said that through our innovations in science, agriculture and medicine humans have become masters of our biological destiny. That we’ve …

Stop stressing and stare at the closest supermoon we've seen in 69 years

Nice.<p>This Monday, the early morning night sky will be treated to an extra special supermoon. You may be asking yourself "what’s the point?"; It feels like there’s a new supermoon every other month, and there are other bigger things to worry about right now. Well, here’s the deal: it’s going to be …

Alien Race Discovered During The Apollo 11 Mission To The Moon

Neil Armstrong comment during an interview about the alien race they’ve found on the moon: ‘Their Ships Were Far Superior To Ours – Boy, Where They …

Garage reveals trove of grandmother's paintings, all inspired by the stars

When Skyler Davis was cleaning out his stepmother's garage, he stumbled upon some beautiful paintings created by his grandmother, Erva Lee Edler, who …

Curiosity rover finds weird 'egg rock' meteorite on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity stumbled upon a dark grey, golf-ball-size object last week that looks nothing like the typical red-orange rocks that are normally seen on Mars.<p>To figure out exactly what this weird rock is and where it came from, Curiosity used its on-board rock-zapping laser to analyze …

We’re About to See a Record-Breaking Supermoon - The Biggest in Nearly 70 Years

The closest full moon in the 21st century.<p>If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the …

The Moon, An Alien Observation Base For The Humankind

The moon has always been a place of wonder. When most people were boys and girls they looked up at the night sky and wondered what the moon was made …

Is That An Alien Signal? Please Answer On A Scale Of 1 To 10

Astrobiology, the search for life beyond Earth, has moved from the fringes to the forefront of science in recent years. Last month, NASA announced …

Could an astronaut’s corpse bring new life to another world?

A poor soul adrift in the void could bring the genesis on a place like Mars

Medical advances increase life expectancy but make people spend far more of their lives being ill

People are getting healthier, living longer – and spending more time with often debilitating illness and disability.<p>The gains in medical and health …

Biomedicine

Our galaxy’s most-mysterious star is even stranger than astronomers thought

A star known by the unassuming name of KIC 8462852 in the constellation Cygnus has been raising eyebrows both in and outside of the scientific …

For years, a secret city has been quietly built near Area 51

While people are busy lining up at the mysterious Black Mailbox trying to get a peek into Area 51, just down the road, a secret project has been …

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else’s

In physics, they are all the same thing. But to you, me, and everyone else, time moves in one direction: from expectation, through experience, and …

Why give a F**k about Colonizing Mars?

On the back of the recent flutter created by Elon Musk, where he unveiled his ambitious plans to colonize Mars (Well, he stated this ambition when he …

Elon Musk Mars mission will send people to die on Red Planet on hope of colonising it

Tech billionaire Elon Musk plans to send people to die on Mars so that his private space company can colonise it, he has said.<p>The PayPal co-founder's …

Elon Musk

DNA Just Tied A Mystery Death In Australia To Thomas Jefferson

An unidentified man found dead on an Australian beach has baffled investigators for decades. A new DNA analysis links the “Somerton Man” to Thomas Jefferson and Native Americans.<p>The dead man reclined against a beach wall that morning in a suit and tie, with an unlit cigarette resting on his collar, …

I graduated from Harvard and MIT — here are the 7 best tips I can give you to ace a college application

For high school, I went to a small all-girls school where even applying to the Ivies was pretty rare, but I believed I could get in and at 18 years old found myself accepted to Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Northwestern, and Washington University in St. Louis.<p>So how did I do it? …

The Winners of the Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

Skyscapes:Ainsley Bennet captured this image of Venus and the crescent Moon on a misty morning on the Isle of Wight in O<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Binary Haze by …