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Scientists have been trying really hard to figure out how this spider has a rainbow on its butt

We humans like to think of ourselves as the masters of design but sometimes Mother Nature shows us that we’re really just amateurs. That’s exactly …

Science just proved that you can spot a sick person without knowing they’re sick

It’s often pretty easy to tell when a person is sick — a loud cough and runny nose are good indicators — but sometimes the symptoms aren’t always so …

Drinking alcohol can cause cancer by damaging DNA, finds study

Alcohol can cause cancer by permanently damaging stem cell DNA, a new study has found.<p>Links between drinking and cancer are well-documented, however, …

We Have Reached Peak Pharma. There’s Nowhere to Go But Down.

Rising costs and declining discovery rates are the hallmark of resource depletion. It happened with gold and oil and it is happening now with …

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Microbiology

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

<b>Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.</b><p>These are the decorated boxes into which the wrapped body of the deceased was placed before it was put in a tomb.<p>They are made from scraps of papyrus which were used by …

Archaeology

15 top science & tech leaders offer surprising predictions for 2018

What will the new year bring?<p>The past year has been a momentous one for science and technology. From the detection of gravitational waves (predicted almost a century ago by Einstein) to the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin to the creation of genetically modified human embryos, 2017 was …

Black Holes

'Intelligent toothbrush' could detect deadly heart problems

Scientists are developing a toothbrush which could give an early warning of potentially deadly heart problems.<p>Spanish researchers are investigating whether a ‘smartbrush’ can detect changes in the saliva with such accuracy that it can alert patients to signs of cardiac disease.<p>In particular, they …

Ultimate Theory of Particle Physics Holds Where Physicists Hoped It Wouldn't

The smallest pieces of the universe are governed by a beautiful and mind-blowing set of rules: the “Standard Model.” The Standard Model explains the …

Physics

Scientists Have Found Where Nicotine Addiction Can Be Blocked in The Brain

The neurons that keep us hooked.<p>Brain researchers have pinpointed a small group of brain cells that are especially responsive to nicotine, and which …

Here's Why Some People Turn Super-Red After Drinking Alcohol

Blame genetics.<p>If your face goes red when drinking alcohol, you're not alone. More than one in three people with East Asian heritage (Chinese, …

Check out the most astounding neuroscience images of the year

The very best in brains.<p>To understand how the healthy brain works and what occurs in brain disease, neuroscientists use many microscopy techniques, ranging from whole-brain human MRIs to imaging within a single neuron (brain cell), creating stunning images in the process.<p>Here are a selection of the …

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been …

Genetics

When the World Turned Green: Age of Plant Photosynthesis Revealed

Ancient rocks from a remote Canada island contain the oldest algae ever discovered.<p>The samples, found on Canada's Baffin Island, also reveal roughly …

Biofuel

The Haunting Effects Of Going Days Without Sleep

Decades ago, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days. He broke a record in the process, but the teenage stunt has come back to haunt him. At 71, he offers wisdom about staying up past your bedtime.<p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>And this next story is about something we think about a lot at MORNING …

San Diego

With first-ever experimental nuclear fusion power station, China to harness energy that keeps the Sun burning - IBTimes India

At the planned fusion reactor, the hydrogen gas will be heated to a temperature 10 times hotter than the Sun's core.<p>China is working on an ambitious …

Scientists discover that eating fish makes you smarter, helps you sleep better

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but one seafood meal per week could provide lifelong benefits including a higher IQ and better sleep. A …

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Die

We had no idea this was possible.<p>You might picture yourself walking through a field, or surrounded by loved ones. Or perhaps making your way down a …

Consciousness

Meet Baby Emma - She Was Frozen For 24 Years as an Embryo

This is amazing!<p>A "snowbaby" is a term used to describe an embryo that is frozen in storage and preserved for potential future birth. In November …

Pregnancy

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Man Had So Many Prostate Orgasms He Couldn't Stop, According to New Paper

One 63-year-old man had so many prostate orgasms that he couldn’t stop.<p>If you didn’t already know, it’s possible for someone with a prostate to …

Urinary Tract Infection

A Mysterious Filament Is Stretching Towards Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

Wha??<p>Astronomers have produced a clear snapshot of a 2.3 light-year long 'thread' snaking around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the …

Universe

Dog-Mauling Death: Why Dogs Turn on Their Owners

After a woman in Virginia was reportedly mauled to death by her own dogs, some of her friends had trouble believing the story, because the woman had …

Water on Mars mystery solved? Scientists believe this is the reason why water on the Red Planet disappeared - IBTimes India

The new study finds out that Mars had lakes and oceans just like Earth but it disappeared.<p>This new study proves that Martian surface was not as …

Cosmic Crash: Galaxies Head for Collision in Stunning Hubble Image

A stunning new Hubble Space Telescope photo shows "a riot of color and light" emanating from the galaxy NGC 5256, according to the European Space …

Cosmology

Mummified Egyptian woman's portrait mapped in incredible detail

More than 1,800 years ago, an artist in ancient Egypt painted the portrait of a large-eyed woman wearing a red tunic — a painting that was found on the woman's dead, mummified body.<p>The identity of the mysterious lady in red may never be known. But thanks to a new, noninvasive technique, scientists …

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal.<p>Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits …

Public Health

Watch: Grand Canyon cloud inversion

A full cloud inversion followed by a snowstorm over Grand Canyon National Park in this gorgeous new time-lapse.<p>In this video, filmmaker Harun …

FDA approves first gene therapy targeting rare form of inherited blindness

A first-of-its-kind gene therapy received approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to treat a rare, inherited form of childhood …