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Trudeau, Irish leader Leo Varadkar march in Montreal Pride parade

Justin Trudeau marched with his Irish counterpart in Montreal's Pride parade on Sunday, marking the first time a foreign head of government has joined a prime minister in a Canadian Pride celebration.<p>Trudeau waved a rainbow flag and occasionally danced, while Irish leader Leo Varadkar walked beside …

We Just Figured out How to Activate Stem Cells to Treat Baldness

External Problem. Internal Solution.<p>Researchers have already explored ways to use stem cells to treat everything from diabetes to aging, and now, a …

Stanford’s surprise discovery may lead to new breakthrough metamaterials

If comics have taught us anything, it is that the best advances are ones that happen by accident. That sums up a serendipitous discovery by …

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

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription<p>Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule …

Medicine

Is Dark Energy Just An Illusion, As Is Often Suggested?

A renewed suggestion that dark energy may not be real — dispensing with 70% of the stuff in the universe — has reignited a longstanding debate.<p>Dark …

Gravitational Lensing Is a Magnifying Glass Made by Gravity

We might be surrounded by cutting-edge technology, but nature still has some tricks up her sleeve. Here's one: while engineers painstakingly grind …

Earth has entered into a sixth mass extinction event

Lions used to roam across most of Africa, southern Europe, and the Middle East, all the way to northwestern India. Today, there are fewer than 25,000 …

Biodiversity

Solar Minimum: The Sun Is Getting Quieter and Is Displaying Some Very Weird Behavior

The sun is about to enter a period of quiet, known as a solar minimum. This cycle happens every 11 years and is characterized of decreased …

Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria

In 1915, British scientist Frederick Twort saw something weird happening to the bacteria that had invaded his viral cultures: They were disappearing, a sign they had been destroyed. Two years later, French-Canadian microbiologist Félix d’ Hérelle observed the same phenomenon in his own lab.<p>Both …

Microbiology

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

The World’s Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

The airport will cost $12 billion.<p>Beijing‘s new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters.<p>The Beijing New Airport, opening in …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne …

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Universe

'I felt imprisoned': What neighbourhood watch means in Mexico City's red-light district

Yessenia, 21, spent a year and a half in prison in Mexico City.<p>She wasn't confined to a building with cells, a yard and guards.<p>But rather to a street …

Trump, other factions feed week of chaos, crisis in the Middle East

It was an earth-shaking week in the Middle East, one that featured a crisis in the Persian Gulf, a terror attack in Tehran, and a move toward independence by the Kurds of northern Iraq.<p>Meanwhile, U.S.-backed rebels – spearheaded by other Kurds – are closing in on the de facto Islamic State capital …

Scientists Reignite Thirty-Year-Old Debate About Glass With New Calculation

Mathematics is far more fraught with debate and disagreement than you might imagine. Arguments about things some of the smartest physicists have …

CRISPR Gene Editing May Cause Hundreds of Unintended Mutations in DNA

Potential Hazards<p>Gene editing is a relatively new technology, and no other method currently available is as fast, precise, and efficient as …

Hydrogen Bonds Have Been Directly Detected For The First Time

We've hit next-level physics.<p>For the first time ever, physicists have managed to directly detect a hydrogen bond within a single molecule - meaning …

KFC Has Just Gone Into a Business Area That Will Surely Lead to Tears | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Businesses love to talk about new revenue streams.<p>These are especially needed in the fast-food business, where competition is severe and customer habits change with the dawns.<p>So the people behind …

McDonald's

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Camping

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

The Cloud in 2017: Seven key trends, from AWS and Azure to voice services and machine learning

Here’s a no-brainer: 2017 will be a big year for the cloud. Cloud computing is an innovation rivaling the advent of client-server, the PC or the …

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Self-improvement

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

Exercise

Ghost Recon Wildlands Is A Different Kind Of Open World Video Game

Flying in a helicopter over Ghost Recon Wildlands’ version of Bolivia gives you a moment to take in the vastness of the world the development team …

Best RPG Game Of The Year 2016 – Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is a fascinating game after giving it a chance. Where its characters fail to impress, Final Fantasy XV’s beautiful world and …

The Most Prettiest Looking Video Game Of 2016

Game that look good make us feel good, unless they play terribly, in which case they get shown the door.<p>Unravel<p>… a 2-D platformer featuring a cute …