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Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’<p>The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to …

Fake News

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

Fifteen new species of “exploding ants” – including one entirely new to science – have been discovered in Southeast Asia, Gizmodo reported, citing the results of a survey published Thursday in the science journal ZooKeys.<p>These new species, dubbed “Colobopsis explodens” are capable of rupturing …

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Flowers killed dinosaurs, the asteroid just finished them off

A new analysis doesn't dispute that a space rock wiped out the thunder lizards, but finds that some nasty angiosperms were already doing them in.<p>There's strong scientific evidence to suggest an ancient asteroid impact off the coast of Mexico wiped out the dinosaurs, but new research suggests the …

Paleontology

Human eggs grown to full maturity in a lab for first time

LONDON — Scientists have the first time grown human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity.<p>Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction on Friday, scientists from Britain and the United States said it could one day help in …

Genetics

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

Why Cats Are Liquids, According to Science

This is fact.<p>Cats exist in their own three states of matter: loaf, cinnamon roll, and liquid. The last category is certainly the most confusing …

Pets

This Breakthrough in Tractor Beam Tech Could Pave The Way to Levitating Humans

We're excited.<p>In a sci-fi feeling first, engineers at the University of Bristol used the world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam to demonstrate …

Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as It Moves Through The Brain

We didn't think it was possible.<p>A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented …

US woman, 26, gives birth to baby girl from embryo frozen in 1992

A US woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl from an embryo that was frozen in 1992, in what doctors are describing as a "world record".<p>Emma Wren Gibson was born to Tennessee couple Tina and Benjamin Gibson after they opted to “adopt” a baby from donated eggs.<p>The couple only learned that the …

Archaeologists discover a crude ancient weapon that could kill a man with a single blow

When an ancient wooden club was yanked from its watery grave in the River Thames in England many months ago, archaeologists didn’t quite know what to …

Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?

The ‘Oumuamua’ asteroid has some wondering...<p>It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket.<p>The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker Oumuamua. It was first seen about a month ago by Pan-STARRS, a collection of …

Astronomy

US ship that fired first WWII shots found - CNN Video

The wreckage of the USS Ward has been found off the coast of the Philippines. The Ward is credited with sinking a Japanese submarine shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Military

A Neurosurgeon Claims He’s Performed a ‘Successful’ Human Head Transplant

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has announced his collaborator in China, orthopedic surgeon Xiaoping Ren, has successfully transplanted a head …

Scientist edits his DNA to make himself a 'superhuman', live-streams video

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

University of Cambridge

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Physiology

In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body

For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the …

It's Possible For a Person to Have Two Different Sets of DNA - Here's How It Happens

Human chimeras are more common than you might expect.<p>In Greek mythology, a chimera was a fire-breathing creature with physical traits of a lion, …

What would happen if Earth became 2 degrees warmer

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>What would happen if Earth became 2º C (4.6º F) warmer.<p>In 2015, the Paris Agreement declared that the world should try to keep Earth's warming trend to well below 2°C by 2100. Here's what would happen if temperatures did increase by 2° C.<p>Sea levels will likely …

A Grecian Artifact Evokes Tales From the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’

Two years ago, archaeologists excavating an ancient grave at Pylos in southwestern Greece pulled out a grime-encrusted object, less than an inch and half long, that looked like some kind of large bead. They put it aside to focus on more prominent items, like gold rings, that also were packed into …

Ancient History

Introduction to the Human Genome Project

The set of nucleic acid sequences or genes that form the DNA of an organism is its <b>genome</b>. Essentially, a genome is a molecular blueprint for …

A Man Failed Paternity Test Because Genetically, He’s 2 Different People

A couple years ago, a couple from Washington had concerns when they found out that their son’s blood type wasn’t a match to either of theirs, …

Scientists discover stem cells behind bone marrow transplants, pointing the way to new cancer treatments

For decades, bone marrow transplants have been a crucial treatment for blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma — but scientists are still figuring …

Stem Cells

Is telekinesis real?

A neuroscientist talks about the history of telekinesis and the complexity of the human brain.<p>With the premiere of the new season of Netflix’s …

Infertility in women could be sign of increased cancer risk, study finds

Failure to have a baby could be a sign of fundamental ill health in women and indicate a greater risk of early death, according to a major new study.<p>In the first analysis of its kind, researchers discovered infertile women have a 10 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely than those able to …

Pregnancy

They’re alive! Allen Institute harvests data from bits of living human brain tissue

Zapping brain cells from living human tissue? It sounds like a creepy Halloween tale, but for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, it’s a clever …

Italian Scientists Report Patient Who Sweats Blood

Profuse sweating can lead to embarrassing pit stains and discomfort, sure. But you are sweating sweat. This Italian patient sweats blood.<p>The …

This Is What the Epic Collision Between Two Neutron Stars Sounds Like

...if they made a sound.<p>If you listen closely, you may hear motorcycles approaching from the distance. Or maybe it sounds more like bees swarming. …

3D-printable synthetic muscle is three times stronger than you

The classic image of a robot is one clad in a rigid metal shell, but that might not be practical in situations where man and machine will need to …