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The Secret to Chimpanzee Super-Strength Has Finally Been Revealed

More than raw power.<p>A new study on the power of chimpanzees has challenged a century of assumptions on the super-strength of our primate cousins, …

Chimpanzees

22 Things You Never Knew About 'Blade Runner'

Given how vastly influential "Blade Runner" has been over the 35 years since its release (on June 25, 1982), it's hard to remember that the movie wasn't a hit. Neither critics nor audiences were certain what to make of Ridley Scott's visionary adaptation of a mind-bending Philip K. Dick novel; nor …

Science Fiction

OCD linked to inflammation in the brain

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an intrusive condition that remains difficult to treat. This is due, in part, to the causes behind the disorder …

Blue Brain Team Discovers a Multi-Dimensional Universe in Brain Networks

<i>Summary: Blue Brain Project shows our brains operate on many different dimensions, not just the three we are accustomed to.</i><p>Source: Frontiers.<p><b>Using</b> …

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

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Wellness

Remembering Fan Ho, Hong Kong street photography master - CNN Style

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN<p>A handsome, well-coiffed man carries a tray of tofu through the streets of Hong Kong. Workers squat on concrete steps picking at their lunches with chopsticks. An old woman walks down an empty alley, rays of sunlight piercing the smoke and dust.<p>These are just some of …

Hong Kong

Razer's Windows 10 Ultrabook That Will Make Your MacBook Pro Jealous

If you break out the checklist for an ultraportable high-end laptop, you’ll find the market is pretty much agreed on what you should be looking for: an aluminium unibody construction, a plethora of ports, island style keyboard with noticeable travel and feedback from the keys, long battery life, …

Razer

Bond actor Roger Moore: a life in pictures

The actor, most famous for his seven 007 movies, has died at the age of 89. Here we look back at his life and career

Movies

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Quantum Physics

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

Petals, paintings and prog-hating punks: Pink Floyd's career – in pictures

A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum, London, chronicles the music, design and staging of Pink Floyd’s career – from the first flourish of creativity in the 60s through to the present day

Pink Floyd

In Science, Probability Is More Certain Than You Think

The outrage of the moment in my social media circles is over the <i>New York Times</i> hiring Bret Stephens as an opinion columnist, who promptly devoted his first regular column to sowing doubt about climate change. The argument is, basically, that the science behind climate change deals in probabilities, …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Investing

Quantum Biometrics Exploits the Human Eye’s Ability to Detect Single Photons - MIT Technology Review

When it comes to security, the quantum world offers unparalleled riches. Quantum cryptography, for example, promises absolute secrecy guaranteed by …

'Artificial womb' promises to boost survival of premature babies

An "artificial womb" has been developed that promises to dramatically improve the survival chances of extremely premature babies.<p>The device, which incorporates a plastic bag filled with artificial nutrient-rich amniotic fluid, has successfully been tested on foetal lambs equivalent in age to …

Giancarlo Ceraudo has spent 15 years documenting the victims of Argentina’s purge of political opponents – and the ongoing search for justice and closure

We May Be Completely Wrong About How Our Brains Form Memories

One Experience, Two Memories<p>Scientists have long believed the human brain stores memories following a two-step process. Memories are first stored in …

Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's similar to direct primary care, a small but fast-growing movement of pediatricians, family-medicine …

5 popular nutrition myths it's time to forget

We live in a world where nutrition advice is merely a click away. Not all of it is sound or evidence-based, though. As a dietitian, I see this all the time with my patients whose diets reflect great intentions and motivation to improve health — but from misguided sources. Here are a few popular …

Nutrition

A Japanese Man Just Got Another Person's Stem Cells Transplanted in His Eye

It's a world first.<p>In what's reported to be a world-first, last Tuesday, a Japanese man received a pioneering retinal cell transplant grown from …

Cell Biology

An Oxford University professor explains how maths could prove that time doesn’t exist

Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and author of The Great Unknown, explained how mathematics could prove that time doesn't exist.<p>He told Business Insider: "If you take the laws of physics, it is actually possible to write all of these laws to take time out of the equation.<p>"So maybe time is just a …

These Stunning Images Are the 10 Category Winners in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Competition

Last fall we ran a preview of our favorite early entries in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA), and now the stunning winning images have …

US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military?</i> <i>Answer by Ronald Fry, author of Hammerhead Six.</i><p>Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the …

Special Forces

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Quantum Physics

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

Tsimané of the Bolivian Amazon have world's healthiest hearts, says study

Heart attacks and strokes are almost unknown amongst the Tsimané thanks to a high carbohydrate, low protein diet and active lifestyle, say researchers<p>A high carbohydrate diet of rice, plantain, manioc and corn, with a small amount of wild game and fish – plus around six hours’ exercise every day – …

Shiver me timbers! Astounding wooden architecture – in pictures

From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano’s evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable of construction materials. Here are a few of the finest specimens from a new book by designer William Hall – who has written tomes devoted to …

Architecture