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Scientists Have Developed a Baldness Treatment That Helps Grow New Follicles

But there's a catch, of course.<p>There's a plethora of treatments for balding on the market. But what if you could regrow your own hair out of your own …

Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient's DNA

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare …

Medicine

7 Slip-In Shoe Insoles for Men to Look Up to 2.5-Inches Taller — Starting at $7

Need a boost? Look no further than FN’s roundup of height-increasing slip-in insoles for men. Walk through a room with confidence and a pep in your …

Shoes

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Is telekinesis real?

A neuroscientist talks about the history of telekinesis and the complexity of the human brain.<p>With the premiere of the new season of Netflix’s …

Michigan State University

Constellation Breaks Pot Taboo, Opens Door for Major Brands

Beer and weed could be a good mix for companies that sell both.<p>The decision by Corona beer seller Constellation Brands Inc. to buy a minority stake …

Psychedelic Drugs Appear to Make People Less Likely to Commit Crimes

But they're still classed as Schedule 1 illicit drugs.<p>Psychedelics have recently made headlines for their potential to treat illnesses such as …

Psychedelic Drugs

This Moth With Tentacles Is Completely Real, And We Are Freaking Out

Not a Halloween trick.<p>What has six legs, two antennae, four furry appendages sprouting from its backside - and a big chunk of the Internet freaked …

Neanderthal Hook-Ups Put Ancient "Lost" Genes Back Into Human DNA

Some humans just couldn't resist inter-species sex.<p>Approximately 50,000 years ago, modern humans encountered Neanderthals and interbred. The …

Evolution

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

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Chrome can sometimes get you a better YouTube experience than the YouTube app<p>YouTube is the internet’s replacement for the TV, so it’s only natural that we’d use it as our background noise provider, however Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, …

Body, heal thyself

The frontier of science is looking inward to fix what ails us.<p>Ever since a savanna dweller first slapped mud on a wound to ward off flies—and infection—our frail human bodies have relied on creative intervention to survive. Science has since come up with all manner of potions and procedures (from …

After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

This archipelago in the Gulf of Alaska is home to one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the country. Inside the Ocean Beauty seafood plant in Kodiak, where a maze of conveyer belts carry gutted salmon past workers in hairnets and gloves, manager James Turner ticks off everything that …

World's first "negative emission" power plant turns CO2 into stone

For several years an international team of scientists has been working on a novel way to turn captured CO2 into solid minerals. The project is dubbed …

Carbon Capture and Storage

The foods a dermatologist recommends you eat to keep your skin healthy

Erin Gilbert, a dermatologist, reveals the foods and drinks that can provide a medical benefit to your skin. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Dr. Erin Gilbert:</b> The study was six cups of coffee a day. They found that there was an 11% reduction in the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer.<p>I'm …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Scientists Foresee Fixes Even for Complicated Forms of Blindness

Retinal problems may yield to advances in regeneration, gene editing, transplantation — and bionic eyes.<p><i>Editor’s note:</i> NBC News MACH has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History to present three documentary films at the annual Margaret Mead Film Festival, which will be held in New York …

Bioengineering

This Ancient Primate May Be Responsible For Genital Herpes in Humans

Thanks, Nutcracker Man.<p>Our ancestors have been catching herpes since before we were human. The infection is quite common today; the World Health …

Public Health

11 reasons we should all be moving to Cornwall

1. For the beaches.<p>When the sun is shining there are parts of Cornwall that can be mistaken for the Caribbean and are just as — if not more — busy. …

Scotland

This Prefab Mirrored House Can Be Plopped Almost Anywhere

It was while hiking through the forests of southern Estonia with their girlfriends that Andreas Tiik, 29, and his brother, Jaak, 40, came up with an …

Prefab Homes

Shocking 'blue hole' discovered in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef has just gotten even cooler thanks to a fresh discovery.<p>Marine biologist Johnny Gaskell discovered an incredible “Blue Hole” in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef when searching on Google Maps.<p>“A blue hole is an underwater sinkhole formed by the erosion of carbonate rocks …

McCain demands accounting from VA on money for private care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is demanding a full accounting from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the financial status of its …

We Tried a Dozen Frozen Pizzas & Ranked Them

We are living in a frozen-pizza-lover's paradise. Walk into any supermarket and you'll be dazzled by the bevy of options with various styles of crust …

These Home Kits Will Have You Making Your Own Edibles

Entrepreneurs wading into the iffily legitimate weed market have to toe a careful line. Take these new baking kits for making your own …

Neil deGrasse Tyson has given his scientific analysis of Game Of Thrones

Everyone’s favourite celebrity astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, has given his verdict on the science of Game Of Thrones.<p>Everybody all caught up …

Sunbeam Snakes Are Little Scaly Rainbows

For most people, snakes probably inspire an Indiana Jones-like terror more so than any other feeling. But there’s one kind of snake with whom you …

Robin Williams

8 Things You Should be Making in your Waffle Iron Recipe

This post is all about putting your waffle iron to use. We have a really great waffle maker, and I use it regularly, but pretty much only for my …

Breakfast

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers

A technique developed several years ago at Duke University involving an engineered hybrid of poliovirus and rhinovirus has shown great promise in …

Nice guy gets played by troll for way longer than anyone deserves

Some people are just too good for this world.<p>A couple years ago, YouTuber DanielFromSL took his tried-and-true trolling to the multiplayer survival …

Sociopathy