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Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression

Researchers have taken an in-depth look at the function of a gene that may be linked to the development of major depression. Their findings show that …

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model

Research, published this week in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, offers hope for people with Huntington's disease. Gene editing could be the …

Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

No more meal math: Eating high-quality foods—including plenty of fat—is the new golden rule of weight loss.<p>Keri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school …

6 night photography tips for shooting better cityscapes

<b>There's real potential for some impressive and creative shots to be taken after the sun goes down - if you know how. Matt Parry breaks down a few</b> …

Landscape Photography

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Physics

Prof proves 100-year-old medical test cures infertility after mum tells him: 'That's how you were born!'

When the mother of Professor Ben Mol told him that a 100-year-old medical technique had cured her infertility, leading to his birth, the scientist was naturally curious.<p>Since 1917 doctors have performed a technique in which they inject a special dye into women’s tubes which can be picked up on …

Biomarkers for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's revealed

Parkinson's disease affects about half a million people in the United States. New research identifies biomarkers that could predict the cognitive …

China may build a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The Air Quality Index, which uses a scale from 0 to 500 (with higher numbers indicating worse pollution), rates Nanjing's air quality as 132— a level considered unhealthy for the public, especially those with respiratory disease.<p>The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti believes that …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Worms

Prepare for the Digital Health Revolution

The business of medicine is inefficient, expensive, and ripe for disruption. Here are 21 companies that are using technology to reinvent it—and to …

Here's What The Lettuce In Your Salad Actually Does For Your Body

We all know that salads are great for us ― they aid in digestion (thanks to fiber) and they’re full of antioxidants ― but it’s a good idea to make …

Nutrition

Two Indian engineers have solved one of the biggest hurdles in the fight to making lower carbon-emissions targets a reality

It’s a chemical engineer’s job to chase pipe dreams.<p>Unlike many of their fellow engineers though, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb have something to show for their many years of toil. The company they founded in 2009, called Carbon Clean Solutions, has created a crucial technology the world needs …

Fossil Fuels

Croton nuts: Africa's new biofuel that literally grows on trees

<b>(CNN) —</b> The history of biofuel production in Africa is marked with expensive and damaging failures.<p>The much-hyped jatropha crop saw millions of dollars and vast tracts of land squandered, while the production of palm oil has been widely criticized for association with environmental damage and human …

Biofuel

The psychological trick that makes it harder to pay off your credit cards

Unlike your typical mortgage or car loan, credit cards are a door to open-ended debt. There exist no standard repayment plans, no deadlines to keep you on track. Beyond a token minimum each month, you’re free to mail in as much or as little money as you like.<p>It turns out that the human mind is …

This Supercharged Golden Milk Recipe Has a Boost of Antioxidants and Protein

Golden milk is our latest healthy obsession — with its healing and digestion-aiding superpowers, we've been making it in batches. We came across this recipe from DRINKmaple, which combines antioxidant-packed maple water, collagen peptides for a huge boost of protein, and either ghee or coconut oil …

The oceans are suffocating: Climate change is causing low oxygen levels

<b>(AP)</b><p>The oceans could see losses in fisheries and a collapse of marine ecosystems<p>Karin Limburg<p>November 3, 2016 8:43am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Global climate change produces many effects — warming air energizes the atmosphere and …

Global Warming

Woman seriously burned after intestinal gas catches fire during surgery

A patient in Japan was hurt mid-surgery when she passed gas that caught fire causing serious injuries to her body, a university hospital in Tokyo said on Friday.<p>The woman, in her 30s, was undergoing an operation that involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus at the Tokyo …

Announcing the winners of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 Winners<p><i>Sunrise light illuminates Mount Rainier as it rises above low clouds, seen from high above Tipsoo</i> …

Landscape Photography

The real-life diseases that spread the vampire myth

Vampires are some of the most enduring monsters we have created. Diseases that plagued our ancestors played a part in their creation.<p>Diseases were frightening things before the age of medical science. Plagues and epidemics could appear without warning and cause death and misery.<p>It wasn’t just …

New Tech Could Let Devices Function for Years Without a Battery

Scavenging Power<p>As electronic devices become more compact and powerful, conventional methods for manufacturing electrical components simply won’t do. …

Engineering

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Home Clutter Free

In a family household, clutter builds up inevitably. Clothes need putting away, the dishwasher needs emptying and the kids need telling at least five …

A decorated scientist has ignited a passionate debate with claims that the founders of Chinese civilization were not Chinese

Unbeknownst to many, an anti-Qing Dynasty agitator was the first to publish (under a pseudonym) this claim for the nation’s antiquity in 1903. As his nationalist ideology had it, “If we desire to preserve the survival of the Han Nation, then it is imperative that we venerate the Yellow Emperor.” At …

Daring Instagram photographer dies surfing NYC metro train

A popular Instagram urban explorer died Wednesday morning after an apparent stunt went tragically wrong.<p>Photographer Christopher Ashton Serrano …

Urban Exploration

A Desert Full of Tomatoes, Thanks to Solar Power and Seawater - MIT Technology Review

At first glance, growing fruit in the desert sounds like an awfully good way to feed a mushrooming global population and adapt to the worst effects …

Stranger Things but true: the US Department of Energy does human experiments, searches for The Upside Down

When it became clear that Stranger Things was set to be Netflix's surprise hit of the summer, the US Department of Energy decided to act. The Eighties sci-fi thriller depicted the government agency as a malevolent, secretive force that experimented on children, created monsters and explored …

Scientists might have discovered a fifth force of nature, changing our whole view of the universe

It’s one of the most important parts of physics: there are four fundamental forces in the universe. And it might be completely wrong.<p>Scientists have …

The One Drink You Should Have Every Day If You Want To Fight Inflammation

With the current buzz around green tea, white tea, and everything #teatox, it's no secret that teas are a healthy way to hydrate. But even less-hyped …

How language is processed by your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you read a sentence (such as this one) about kicking a ball, neurons related to the motor function of your leg and foot will be activated in your brain. Similarly, if you talk about cooking garlic, neurons associated with smelling will fire up. Since it is almost impossible to do or …

Language Learning

The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

16-year-old South African girl invents drought-fighting super material from orange peels

In the midst of South Africa’s worst drought in recorded history, one Johannesburg schoolgirl has created a super absorbent polymer that could change …