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How con artists trick your mind

Scammers play sophisticated psychological tricks to fool their marks, says Colin Barras, and that means anyone can be vulnerable unless they know what to look for.<p>None of us likes being scammed, and David Modic is no different. But it’s not the fact that scammers try to trick us into handing over …

Identity Theft

Origin of Aids pandemic traced to Kinshasa in 1920s

Common ancestor of HIV-1 group M pandemic "highly likely" to have emerged in Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920, find international team of researchers<p>A new genetic history of HIV shows how the Aids pandemic almost certainly originated in the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

How to save your memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…<p>Memory loss has to be one of our biggest fears. Names, words, facts and faces – nothing is spared.<p>As the latest video from the Head Squeeze team describes above, mental …

HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, say scientists

A “perfect storm” of urban change that began in 1920s Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and into the wider world, according to scientists who used genetic sequencing and historical records to trace the origins of the pandemic.<p>Though the virus probably crossed from …

How sleeping in the pitch black could help you lose weight

Sleeping in a completely dark room helps the metabolism to work properly, scientists believe, as they warn that using iPads at night could harm the body-clock<p>IPads, televisions and computers in bedrooms may be fuelling the obesity epidemic because rooms are not dark enough for the metabolism to …

Building Better Knees For The NBA

New techniques mean better outcomes for athletes.<p>The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But …

Being Curious Can Boost Your Memory

Everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about. Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process, …

RCas9: A programmable RNA editing tool

A powerful scientific tool for editing the DNA instructions in a genome can now also be applied to RNA, the molecule that translates DNA's genetic …

World's First 'Solar Battery' Captures and Stores Sun's Energy

Science News<p>Researchers have created a "solar battery" by combining the energy-harvesting panel with the energy-storing medium at a microscopic level. The device could change the way solar power is used, though it still has much to prove. Ohio State's Yiying Wu, professor of chemistry and …

Clean Energy

Woman gives birth after womb transplant, in medical first

A woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said on Friday.<p>The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and mother and child are now …

Spiders on LSD take a tangled trip: from the archive, 4 October 1971

Drugs experiment makes stoned spiders spin webs which are both ugly and inefficient at catching flies<p>Spike Milligan, protector of catfish against American artists, may care to know that for the past 22 years an American psychologist, Dr Peter Witt, has been systematically deranging spiders.<p>In a …

MIT Scientists Create Greener, Stronger Concrete With Half the CO2 Emissions

MIT researchers have found a way to produce “greener” cement with half the emissions of standard concrete. Through detailed molecular analysis of the …

It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds

Humans' stunning diversity of facial features evolved to make recognition easier, a study says.<p>From bug eyes to aquiline noses, square jaws to chin dimples, no two faces are alike. That diversity may have evolved to make it easier to recognize other people, researchers reported on Tuesday.<p>The shape …

Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men

Research aims to develop organs to help patients who have injuries or congenital abnormalities<p>Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered …