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Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand<p>At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an …

Bankruptcy

Ancient Roman Shipwrecks Full of Treasure and a 'Royal Head of Crystal' Discovered in Egypt

The wrecks, filled with ancient artifacts, are Roman and date back when the empire spread over Europe and North Africa.<p>Inside the wrecks …

Brain astrocytes linked to Alzheimer's disease

Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new …

How Variable Stars Shine in the Oral Traditions of Aboriginal Australians

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Astronomy

Newly-Discovered Planet May Contain Life

A newly-discovered planet that is reasonably close to Earth may support life.<p>Ross 128 b., the second closest exoplanet to our solar system, rests 11 …

Water On Earth Came From Jupiter, Study Claims

A Brazilian research team has proposed a new physical model to explain the origin of water on Earth and anywhere else in the solar system. This …

Nuts strengthen your brain, EEG study shows

More and more studies are revealing that nuts are great for your health, with benefits ranging from better cardiovascular health to boosted memory …

Joe Biden comments on memes: 'they're all true'

Facts About Chromium

Known for its silver, shiny appearance, chromium is used to coat cars, stoves and other appliances to protect them from corrosion and to improve …

U.S. scientists try gene editing inside a person for the first time, aiming to cure a disease

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.<p>The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a …

Genetics

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Genetics

Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells

T-cells are one of the immune system's major weapons. They detect the body's cells infected with a virus and trigger their ablation, effectively …

Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots

If you're not shopping for a new router but still need something to cover far-flung areas of your home (have you tried aluminum foil yet? Seriously.) check out the latest hardware from Linksys. This "Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE9000)" brings all the bells and whistles needed …

Wi-Fi

Iranians Debate the Reality of ‘Aryan Islam’

It took five years to build, cost more than $10 million, used large quantities of gold, silver and ebony, and engaged over 600 of the country’s …

Aerial Images May Unlock Enigma of Ancient Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia

<i>David Kennedy is emeritus professor of Roman Archaeology and History at the University of Western Australia and honorary research associate at the</i> …

Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of task

If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.<p>Many of us listen to music while we work, thinking that it will help us to concentrate on the task at hand. And in fact, recent research has found that music can have beneficial effects on creativity. When it comes …

Results of landmark study could change how (and when) we treat strokes

A New DAWN<p>Scientists have presented the results of a groundbreaking stroke treatment study which could have a profound and lasting impact on how we …

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Universe

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

How to Avoid Products That Pollute The Indoor Air in Your Home

It can be a serious problem.<p>Tackling a home improvement project? Your next remodel may pretty up your home, but it could befoul the air you …

Answering the question that won me the Ig Nobel prize: Are cats liquid?

A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this …

30 Vaquita Porpoises Are Left. One Died in a Rescue Mission.

On a windy afternoon last weekend, Cynthia Smith was on a boat in the Gulf of California, searching for one of the rarest marine mammals in the world.<p>Never before had a vaquita porpoise been successfully captured and cared for by humans. But Dr. Smith, a veterinarian with a group known as Vaquita …

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

So much for not being able to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>Some older people can remember things just as well as peers who are nearly half their age. Scientists are calling them "super-agers" for their unique ability to stay sharp into old age<p>Several months ago, researchers discovered at least one …

Doctor fights to regain license lost to lax computer skills

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Holding manila folders filled with pages of her handwritten reports, Dr. Anna Konopka insisted her system for keeping track …

‘Vampire therapy’ helps Alzheimer’s patients pay bills and prepare meals again

It might seem the stuff of fairy-tales, but a new trial has found that pumping the blood of young people into the elderly may help ward off the symptoms of dementia.<p>Scientists have been keen to try out so-called ‘vampire therapy’ on patients after astonishing results three years ago showed that …

Why Climate Scientists Are Obsessed With Two Mysterious Boulders in The Bahamas

We still don't know how the boulders got there.<p>Atop a jagged, 50-foot-high (15-metre-high) cliff on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera sit two enormous …

What makes moringa good for you?

<i>Moringa oleifera</i> is a plant that is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree.<p>Moringa has been …

High Blood Pressure

Saudi Arabia is building a $7 billion city on the sand — here's what it will look like

To give its economy a boost, the Saudi Arabian government has been working in recent years to transform hundreds of square miles of desert into new cities that create jobs and diversify the economy away from crude oil.<p>One of the developments under construction is the Knowledge Economic City, set to …