Peter Haggerty

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Resistance isn’t futile – how to tackle drug-resistant superbugs

Low profit margins and the difficulty of finding new drugs has led to big pharma shutting down its antibiotics programmes. But now researchers are adopting new approaches to tackle drug-resistant superbugs<p>Matt Cooper, a medical chemist at the University of Queensland, Australia, puffs out his …

3 Herbal Alternatives to Xanax For Relieving Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia

In our fast-paced modern world, it’s easy to become anxious and overwhelmed by everything that life has to throw at you. For some people, the feeling …

The end of the world

It has been a very good year for cherries, in quantity, size and taste. Yet we know that a bowl of these juicy fruits is not what life is. All the same, we tend to console ourselves in the face of reverses in fortunes by declaring: it’s not the end of the world. But the end of the world was exactly …

Something to watch for in the new data from the Large Hadron Collider

A new result released by the ATLAS experiment at CERN shows an intriguing anomaly, which could be evidence for a new particle with a mass of about two thousand times the mass of a proton. How excited should be we be?<p>I’m going to try to walk a line here, between hyping a result and being overly …

20 gorgeous natural wonders around the world

Places that receive the iconic UNESCO seal are chosen based on their cultural significance, their standing as a natural wonder, or both.<p>From the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey, made entirely from volcanic erosions, to Africa's Namib Sand Sea, the world's only coastal desert, here are 20 …

National Parks

NASA: "Black Holes are Dark Matter Concentrators"

"While we don't yet know what dark matter is, we do know it interacts with the rest of the universe through gravity, which means it must accumulate …

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

Consciousness — the internal dialogue that seems to govern one’s thoughts and actions — is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Study: There's little evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses

The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients.<p>Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette's syndrome and the authors …

10 famous geniuses who basked in recreational drug use

These intellectual titans indulged<p>Robert T. Gonzalez<p>June 24, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It's an interesting hypothesis, and one that's been gaining momentum in recent years.<p>If a definitive link between intellectual capacity and drug …

Bill Gates

How close to finding alien life?

The search for life beyond Earth has heated up. Here are some of the ways that scientists have been thinking and talking about it.<p>In recent years, …

These are the first color 'movies' of Pluto and its biggest moon

Back in April, NASA's New Horizons space probe snapped the first colored images of the dwarf planet Pluto.<p>On Monday, the space agency took it a step further, releasing two color "movies" that reveal the orbital dance between Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. The animation not only displays the …

Solar System

Climate change is killing us. We must use the law to fight it | Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The ‘Claim the Sky’ campaign aims to save lives by protecting the atmosphere as a global asset, with governments taking legal action against those who pollute it<p>How many deaths does climate change have to cause before someone takes responsibility? Our current use of fossil fuels has “potentially …

After NSA Targeting, Google Researcher Exposes 'Trivial' Antivirus Hacking

Earlier this week, fresh Edward Snowden leaks showed how the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted a range of foreign antivirus firms. It was no surprise intelligence agencies were interested in exploiting antivirus; such security software has access to most files across operating systems, from …

Why Does Time Exist?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Shifting Time<p><b>About Sean Carroll's TED Talk</b><p>Cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.<p><b>About Sean Carroll</b><p>Sean …

A bubbly universe: Searching in space for quantum foam

An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has …

The Best Survival Rifle: How to Choose One And for When

Originally, survival rifles were designed and built for those put in an exceptional situation where the main objective was simply to survive until …

Survivalism

When Computers Insist They’re Alive

The idea that only humans can have consciousness is anthropomorphic prejudice.<p>Ever since college, where I focused some of my studies on the wacky topic of a brain in a vat, it's troubled me that some people think only humans are capable of consciousness—rationally knowing what they are and that …

Divide and Conquer

The new rule in American politics is divide and conquer. That's how Barack Obama got re-elected in 2012. It's how Hillary Clinton and Scott Walker are aiming to win in 2016.<p>You run on issues that define the election as "us" versus "them." You use the campaign to rally your base and overwhelm …

Some Right-Wing Europeans Say Islam Hasn't Contributed to Western Culture. Here's Why They're Wrong.

One of the right-wing tropes about Islam in Europe, which is making alarming inroads into the mainstream, is that it represents a "culture of backwardness, of retardedness, of barbarism" and has made no contribution to Western civilization. Islam provides an easy target considering that some 3,000 …

Monstrous Galaxy --"Observed Near the Edge of the Known Universe"

The galaxy is seen at a time when the Universe was 15% of its current age, only 2.4 billion years after Big Bang. The light has taken over twice the …

Once Feared, Now Celebrated, Hudson River Cleanup Nears Its End

For half a decade, General Electric has been paying for a massive dredging operation on the upper Hudson River in New York.<p>The billion-dollar cleanup, designed to remove toxic PCBs, sparked fierce controversy when it was proposed. But as the project enters its final summer, it's been so successful …

For Autonomous Robots, The School of Hard Knocks Is In Session

The Future of Self-Sufficient Robots Starts at the DARPA Robotics Challenge<p>It's impossible to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals without getting frustrated. What the robots are expected to do in the open-air course at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, which is meant to loosely …

Robotics

Malaysia seeks Myanmar help on 'catastrophe' of migrant boatpeople

Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand have come under increasing pressure to rescue a wave of starving and helpless Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants after triggering outrage by turning them back out to sea with scarce food and nowhere to go.<p>Prime Minister Najib Razak said "we are liasing with the …

Asia

Email Shows How Google Gets Things Done In Washington

Days after a damaging Wall Street Journal article, a Google lobbyist in Washington pushed the FTC to issue a statement that would help clear the air. The statement came soon after.<p>On the evening of March 23, Johanna Shelton, a senior lobbyist at Google, emailed an official at the Federal Trade …

June 2015

New for brain scientists: a census of neurons

The human brain is a noisy, busy place, teeming with diversity. To produce the wondrously complex mammalian behavior we take for granted every minute, cells of different sizes, shapes and chemical affinities buzz, hum, crackle and pop in conflict and cooperation with one another.<p>When everything is …