Nichole Lujan

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How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip …

Statins do cause muscle pain, scientists conclude

Statins really do cause painful muscle cramps, scientists have found, vindicating hundreds of thousands of people who have repeatedly claimed to have suffered debilitating side-effects.<p>Researchers say that alternative treatments are just as effective and should be prescribed to people who cannot …

Medicine

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

World History

Ancient DNA identifies 'early Neanderthals'

<b>The oldest "nuclear DNA" from a human has identified some early representatives of the Neanderthal lineage.</b><p>The well-preserved ancient remains from the "Pit of Bones" site in Spain have been known for more than three decades.<p>They are about 400,000 years old, but their relationships to Neanderthals …

Natural History Museum

Top 5 Weird Facts About Mysterious Uranus: Photos

Explore a few of our favorite facts about this oddball planet in the outer solar system.

This River Kills Everything That Falls Into It

Legend or fact? A young explorer traveled deep into a remote jungle to find out.<p>It sounds like a Jules Verne tale: a boiling river that seems to flow from the center of the earth and kills anything that falls into it. Andrés Ruzo, a National Geographic Young Explorer, first heard about it from his …

Overdue California quake greater than thought, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The San Andreas Fault has an infamous reputation, but there are other fault lines lying around California that can trigger a powerful earthquake, especially if they rupture simultaneously, a new report says.<p>A U.S. geologist discovered that the San Andreas and the San Jacinto faults may have …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

Stanford University

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old …

Galaxies

Spacecraft captures some of the best photos we've ever seen of Saturn's water-rich moon

NASA's spacecraft, Cassini, has been orbiting the ringed-planet Saturn for over 10 years, but some of the most interesting discoveries from the mission have come from its occasional visits next door to Saturn's enigmatic moon Enceladus.<p>In particular, Cassini has revealed evidence Enceladus harbors …

Astronomy