Melissa Picoli-Philips

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There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying

There's a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.<p>"Way of the Future" (or WOTF, as they …

Glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease

<i>Not such a simple sugar.</i><p>Glucose – commonly referred to as a ‘simple’ sugar – may actually be crucial in the fight against cancer and inflammatory …

The CEO of a simulation startup backed with $500 million thinks we're going to start living 'multiversal lives'

Improbable cofounder and CEO Herman Narula said on Thursday that he expects us to start living multiversal lives we cannot yet imagine.<p>The Cambridge-educated tech entrepreneur said at the Wired Live event that artificial realities built on the distributed computing systems that Improbable is …

Startups
Mad Max

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 …

Consciousness

Kevin Smith and Neil deGrasse Tyson Explore the Psychology of Lex Luthor on ‘StarTalk’ — Watch

The pair talk superpowers and fandoms in this week's episode of the Nat Geo talk show.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s loquacious personality is enough to bring …

NASA sent Scott Kelly to space for a year, and 7% of his genes are now expressed differently than those of his identical twin Mark

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller than his identical twin brother Mark.<p>The engineer and veteran of four space flights is part of a long-term NASA study that aims to figure out how being in space changes our bodies and brains.<p>…

Genetics

Albert Einstein Proven Right on His Life Advice Being Worth More Than a Cash Tip

Physicist Albert Einstein, one of history’s greatest minds, has been proven right in the long term about a lot of things, like the continued success …

Physics

Scientists Are Getting Closer to Making Edible Gelatin Robots That Can Function Inside Your Body

In the near future, you may be able to eat a robot that will heal you or provide nutrients.<p>It may sound like science fiction, but researchers are …

Robotics

Here Are The Top 10 Most Unnecessary Medical Treatments, According to Scientists

Way too much of a good thing!<p>A recent literature study on medical care in the US has put forward ten diagnostic procedures and treatments that were …

Medicine

The key thing French women use to wash their faces

When many American women fly to Paris, they often come back with two suitcases: one for clothes and another for their French pharmacy beauty haul. …

These award-winning microscope photos reveal a bizarre universe just out of reach

To honor the beauty and scientific importance of microscopic photographs— also called micrographs — the Nikon Small World image contest hands out awards and prizes to researchers and hobbyists who capture the most impressive images.<p>A handful of independent judges picks the contest's 20 best …

Nikon

How Messing With Our Body Clocks Can Raise Alarms With Health

Research that helped discover the clocks running in every cell in our bodies earned three scientists a Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday.<p>"With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day," the Nobel Prize committee wrote of the work of …

Sleep

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

Multiple Sclerosis

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 11

This week, the waning moon moves through Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. Next week will bring a new moon in Virgo, and with it new beginnings. As the moon …

Astrology

Hey Liberals! THIS is Why Irma Got So Strong and It's NOT Global Warming

With two massive hurricanes hitting our shores in a matter of a week, liberals are scrambling to find the answers.<p>Some liberals believe that Trump …

Experts Weigh in On the First Human Head Transplant Surgeon: "I Just Don't Think He's Done the Science"

Real-Life Frankenstein<p>To Sergio Canavero, “Frankenstein” is scientific inspiration.<p>The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley’s …

What happens when supply can’t meet demand in the natural beauty world?

Here’s the thing about beauty products that are made from ingredients that can be mixed in a lab: Brands don’t have to worry too much about where …

A new portrait of the world’s first flower is unveiled

Our view of the earliest flowers just bloomed. A new reconstruction, the most detailed to date, suggests the flowers were bisexual, with more than …

Plants

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

Beauty

11 New Facts Science Has Revealed About The Body

We're just scratching the surface.<p><b>1.</b> Hundreds of genes spring to life after you die - and they keep functioning for up to four days. Together with an …

Immune System

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

Immune System

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Honey-Infused Products to Make Your Skin Soft (and Smell Sweet)

You've likely drizzled it on your yogurt, probably in your tea, and possibly all over your body. But did you know honey is also great for softening, smoothing, and even clearing skin? (According to cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller, the tasty topping's antibacterial properties could fight off …

Skin Care

Stephen Hawking reminds us technology will kill us all and it's all our fault

We are well into 2017 and the situation hasn't got any better, so here comes the routine alert from world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen …

On Women's Day eve, statue of girl stares down Wall Street bull | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As many American women prepare to draw attention to their role in the workplace, a Wall Street firm on Tuesday put up a statue of a girl in front of Lower Manhattan’s well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.<p>A statue of a girl facing the Wall St. Bull …

Wall Street

Report Finds Skin Diseases Are More Common Among Americans Than Previously Reported

If you suffer from itchy bouts of dermatitis or scaly psoriasis flare-ups, you know the pain and irritation that comes along with them. But, you can take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. No, really. According to a recent report by the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 85 million …

The Most Prolific Female Traveler In The World Shares Her 10 Favorite Destinations

There are 196 countries on planet Earth, and Cassandra De Pecol, a 27-year-old from Connecticut, has traveled to every single one. She’s set the …

Arabian Peninsula