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Easy non-alcoholic drinks you can make at home and sip all summer

There are few things in the world that can give you the same satisfaction as a cold drink on a hot summer’s day. It’s one of those things that’s so …

Spices

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We’re fighting cancer with a universal vaccine

How cool would it be to stop cancer dead in its tracks using a vaccine that would work regardless of cancer type? It turns out that humanity is …

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

Living forever wouldn’t be good for the species. Did nature make a way to keep it from happening?<p>When our DNA is damaged and cannot be repaired, the damaged cell is marked for termination so its compromised DNA isn’t passed on. The cells are told not to reproduce. If this process, called apoptosis, …

New Physics Beyond The Higgs?

Late last year, when most people were getting ready for the holidays, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) machine at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, made a startling announcement: Their two massive detectors had identified a small bump in the data with an energy …

Indian schoolgirl recreates periodic table with 90 global issues

A 17-year-old Indian school girl came up with an imaginative way to remember all the elements on the periodic table for her science class. The …

Second layer of information in DNA confirmed

Leiden theoretical physicists have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are. Helmut Schiessel and …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Trigger For Killing Cancer Cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

Earth's core is 2.5 years younger than its crust due to some eerie physics

If it sounds impossible to you that the surface of our planet is actually older than its inner core, prepare to have you mind blown, because according to new calculations, the inside of Earth is actually 2.5 years younger than the outside.<p>How is that even possible? Well, it all comes down to the …

Surprise! This eukaryote completely lacks mitochondria

Mitochondria are membrane-bound components within cells that are often described as the cells' powerhouses. They've long been considered as essential …

Biology

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Kevin Feige Confirms Marvel’s First ‘Phase 4’ Movie, And It’s A Galactically Good Choice

When <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> hits theaters in May, we’ll suddenly be knee-deep in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which continues until May 2019 when <i>Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2</i> hits. But what happens after that? Phase 4, of course, but Marvel has yet to officially announce any …

Marvel Universe

Scientists could learn a lot from 13 people whose genetic mutations should have made them sick, but didn't

Their DNA could hold the secret to treating severe childhood diseases<p>Scientists have identified 13 people who carry genetic mutations that should cause severe diseases, but who are surprisingly healthy. Because of this, researchers think their DNA, or the environment in which they live, might hold …

9 Things Jennifer Lawrence Did to Get the Body She Has Now

Her former trainer, Dalton Wong, spills all his secrets.<p>When Jennifer Lawrence flaunted her incredibly toned body at the Oscars on Sunday, there was at least person cheering her on: her former trainer, Dalton Wong. The two met five years ago on the set of <i>X-Men: First Class</i>; Dalton helped her get …

Fitness

Meet the 440-million-year-old Scottish fungus which kick-started the human race

This tiny pioneering fungus was among the first organisms populate dry land, sparking an explosion in plants and animals<p>It might not look much, but without this fossilised Scottish fungus you probably would not exist.<p>Some 440 million years ago this tiny organism was among the first to make its way …

Biology

No Thanos or Infinity Stones in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2

WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’

South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth defects.<p>South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth …

Public Health

21 Tattoos So Tiny, Even Your Mom Will Like Them

Body Art

22 Tiny Wrist Tattoos That Are Almost Too Pretty for Words

We want them all.<p>If you're searching for tattoo inspiration, look no further than these tiny wrist tattoos, which are almost too pretty for words.<p>1. A little heart and a cross<p>2. A sun and a moon<p>3. A planet<p>4. A skyline<p>5. A rocket<p>6. A semicolon with a heart<p>7. An infinity symbol<p>8. The Deathly Hallows …

Body Art

The process of scientific discovery is far from mysterious, even if it is often more convoluted than you might imagine<p>“A virus,” wrote the celebrated immunologist Peter Medawar, “is a piece of bad news wrapped in protein.”<p>The bad news from norovirus, one of the main preoccupations of my research …

Biology

Is 'antivirulence' the answer to failing antibiotics? - Futurity

Do we have to kill bacteria to fight bacterial infections? Chemist Tim Wencewicz says the answer may help us find alternatives to failing antibiotics.

Giant Comets Could Collide With Earth, Research Shows

While the movie <i>Armageddon</i> taught us to be afraid of doomsday asteroids, it’s actually comets that may pose a bigger threat, according to new research …

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Concept Art Reveals Magneto's Increased Power

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Recipes Everyone Can Enjoy

Everyone deserves a cookie this time of year.<p>Whatever the reason is that you or your loved one might be abstaining from gluten, one thing this lifestyle should not keep you away from is Christmas cookies. There are a great many holiday cookies baked this time of year, and sadly not enough of them …

Resistance to a Last-Ditch Antibiotic: Invisible Spread

Well, that escalated quickly.<p>Last night, the journal <i>Lancet Infectious Diseases</i>, which carried the initial report of resistance to the last-ditch drug colistin, published five letters from researchers announcing they too have found the MCR gene in additional countries: France; the Netherlands; and …

Adele Announces North American Tour

Say hello to your new favorite tour. Adele’s embarking on a North American tour next year in support of her multi-platinum album <i>25</i>, she announced …

Monstrous baby galaxies in dark matter

This nest of monstrous baby galaxies, 11.5 billion light-years away, appears to reside at the junction of gigantic filaments in a web of dark …

'Destiny' won't get big add-on packs in its second year

Those reports of Bungie scaling back <i>Destiny</i>'s add-on plans were apparently well-founded. The studio's Derek Carroll tells <i>Eurogamer</i> that the game's <i>Taken King</i> era will focus on events like Sparrow racing, rather than the "giant, monolithic" downloadable content packs that defined <i>Destiny</i> in its first …

Technology