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FDA-approved robotic exoskeleton magnifies wearers’ strength tenfold

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave its stamp of approval to Cyberdyne, and now, it has officially made its way to the …

Robotics

Philippines Suspends Dengue Shots After Drug Firm’s Warning

MANILA — The Philippines suspended its school-based dengue immunization program on Friday after the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi warned that its flagship vaccine, Dengvaxia, had been found to pose health risks in people not previously infected.<p>The suspension came after health experts …

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

A New Cancer Treatment Could Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD)<p>Scientists have discovered a new process to kill cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), …

Nutrition in Africa: time for “unusual business”

I’m passionate about working in nutrition. I do what I do because I know how it feels when everybody looks the other way. I was a “preemie” – a …

Intrexon and Darling to expand insect-based feed production

Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) and Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR) announce that their EnviroFlight joint venture plans to significantly expand …

Don’t Fall for This New Celebrity Hydrogen Water Trend

​It's endorsed by A-listers like Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Zac Efron but the science is shaky<p>You may be tempted to drink the same water as the celebrities, but we’re going to stop you right there. Not only will drinking hydrogen water, a new celebrity craze, fail to make you as beautiful as …

Ryan Reynolds

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

DARPA’s Brain Chip Implants Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

<i>How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a</i> …

The Dorian Gray effect: how your name alters your face

Choosing a name for a child is often a headache for parents, but new research shows that picking well could be more crucial than previously thought.<p>Academics have found that your first name actually changes the way you look, a phenomenon dubbed ‘The Dorian Gray’ effect, after Oscar Wilde’s …

Psychology

Why Becoming A Leader Makes Some People More Unethical

The higher up the corporate ladder you climb, the more likely you might be to engage in unethical behavior.<p>That’s the findings of the latest study from Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Kennedy says she had a hunch that …

Why this MD believes that exercise doesn’t “cause” weight loss

<i>Of the many myths about what will or won’t cause weight loss, functional medicine pioneer and Wellness Council member Frank Lipman, MD, says there</i> …

Researchers Have Found a Way to Delay Aging

Focusing on the Cell’s Power House<p>More and more, scientists are becoming convinced that aging is a disease that can be stopped or, at least, slowed. …

Aging

2 Deaths Daily And Over A Million Each Year. Air Pollution Is Choking India

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new …

Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Could Kill Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it’s a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the <i>Forbes</i> richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the …

Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot (Figure 1). They are initially treated conservatively for at least six weeks by physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and limited activity (as guided by the pain).<p>Doctors should treat the …

UK set for cannabis boom as GW Pharma storms ahead

The UK could become the world’s biggest grower and processor of cannabis plants destined for use in prescription medications after one of the country’s most promising biotechs announced plans to ramp up its production of the plant.<p>GW Pharmaceuticals, which in 2010 launched the world’s first …

Cannabis

Common weed from Brazil could help fight deadly superbug, study finds

The red berries of a weed found in the southern United States contain an compound that can disarm a deadly superbug, according to research published …

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

If you've ever dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, you might want to take a look at GlobalXplorer: a browser-based app that trains ordinary …

It's possible to 'vaccinate' Americans against fake news, experiment shows

An overwhelming 97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and that human activity is responsible. But only 27% of U.S. adults realize there is such widespread agreement, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.<p>The scientific consensus on climate change gets diluted as the public …

Fake News

The Newly Discovered ‘Great Wall Of India’ In MP May Be The Second Longest In The World

The sheer size and richness of Indian culture and history has spawned several hundred books, films and folklore. But even today, possibly large …

To change your life, learn how to trust your future self

Being a human is hard. We know the sorts of choices we ought to make, and we earnestly intend to make them, but when the time comes, we don't. We …

A Scientist Just Registered a Patent For a Common Cold Vaccine

Is this happening?<p>For centuries now, humans have been chasing a cure for the common cold, but it’s seemed so entirely out of our grasp, it’s become …

How Long Until We Can Grow Medicinal Magic Mushrooms: An Investigation

A wave of studies say psychedelics can treat depression, end-of-life anxiety, addiction and more. So we asked experts when we'll legally be able to grow medicinal shrooms at home.<p>It's 2017, and legal weed is coming to Canada. It's close enough that you might even have your first non-criminal …

Russia offers Philippines arms and close friendship | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Russia is ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons including aircraft and submarines and aims to become a close friend of the traditional U.S. ally as it diversifies its foreign ties, Russia’s ambassador said on Wednesday.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has …

Scientists Are Attempting to Bring Back an Enormous Ancient Cow

The start of de-extinction.<p>Scientists are close to bringing back a huge ancient cattle species called an aurochs.<p>Aurochs roamed Europe for thousands …

Genghis Khan’s Treasures

Of all the wonders in The Palace of the Great Khan, the silver fountain most captivated the visiting monk. It took the shape of “a great silver tree, …

The new world order, 2017

One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of the United States.<p>After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, it became fashionable to talk of the United States as …

Geopolitics

What to eat before, during and after a workout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.<p>So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins …

Nutrition