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We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Quantum Physics

More evidence backs transposon theory of aging

A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the “transposon theory of aging.”<p>“So far there have been …

Biology

Quantum Living: Join The Mitochondrial Epigenetics Revolution: Turn on Your Powerhouse Potential with Intracellular Respiration And Exercise

Did you know that you can have your DNA designed to ensure that you have a happy, healthy, strong, powerful and a highly attuned body that enables you to be your own hero or heroine while being a champion in your own life?<p>Let's rock your world with the Mitochondrial Epigenetics Revolution, which …

Healthy Offspring Created Without Female Egg

The achievement in mice, could pave the way for new fertility treatments, including a way for gay men to conceive children.<p>In a scientific first, …

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

People have been sounding warnings about the dangers of too much sugar for a long time. As early as 1957, John Yudkin, a professor of nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College in London, began arguing that when it came to heart disease and other chronic ailments, sugar — not fat — was the primary …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Appears to Leave a 'Chemical Signature' in The Blood

And it's similar to that of hibernating species.<p>Researchers have uncovered a chemical signature for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and found that …

Pain

NASA Just Sequenced DNA in Space For The First Time Ever

This could be how we detect aliens.<p>Scientists have sequenced DNA in space for the first time ever, with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins taking part in a …

Genetics

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

Dogs Can Understand Both What We Say and How We Say It

If you’ve ever thought your dog could understand what you’re saying, you may have been right, according to new research.<p>Researchers in Hungary have …

The Brain

Alcoholics lack a key enzyme in the brain – and this creates a 'vicious cycle' of addiction

People suffering from an alcohol dependency may see the production of an enzyme 'turned off' as the dependency grows, a group of scientists has found.<p>…

Drug Addiction

Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors

<b>Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for errors in academic papers on genomics.</b><p>Researchers trying to raise awareness of the issue claim that the spreadsheet software automatically converts the names of certain genes into dates.<p>Gene symbols like SEPT2 (Septin 2) were found to be altered to "September …

2016 August 21 - Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August

<b>Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Fred Espenak (NASA's GSFC), MrEclipse.com, Google Maps<p><b>Explanation:</b> Would you like to see …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Sleep

Stress bites! Researchers study mosquito/bird interactions: Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus

Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light …

Birds

Android bug fear in 900 million phones

<b>Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices.</b><p>The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm.<p>Qualcomm processors are found …

Florida cleared to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Zika fight

US Food and Drug Administration finds ‘no significant’ environmental impact of experimental release of insects after 15 Zika infections were reported in Miami<p>A release of genetically engineered mosquitoes that it is hoped could help combat the spread of the Zika virus has been approved in Florida …

Florida

Scientists in South Africa have discovered a compound that could end malaria

Scientists at the University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) say they have found a new anti-malaria compound “with potential for both treatment and prevention of malaria.”<p>The compound, which is set to be developed and is referred to as ‘UCT943’, is the second candidate …

South Africa

Armageddon asteroid ‘on course to pulverise Earth’

NASA will soon launch a probe to study an asteroid that crosses Earth’s orbit every six years and could pulverise the planet.

Zika is spreading in Florida. Here are 9 facts to calm you down.

With Zika moving through nearly every country in the Western Hemisphere over the past year and a half, it was only a matter of time before the virus made its way to the continental US.<p>At the end of July, health officials announced that a handful of Zika infections had originated from mosquitoes in …

Public Health

Scent of a chicken: Scientists may have found an incredibly effective, all-natural mosquito repellant

Rickard Ignell, of the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, had a simple question: Which animals attract mosquitoes and which repel them?<p>His hope was that the answer might help humans repel mosquitoes and avoid the myriad of diseases—from malaria to Zika—that mosquitoes carry with them.<p>With …

Mosquitoes

This May Be the Deadliest Creature on Earth

Scientists aim to alter the genetics of mosquitoes to prevent them from being vehicles of deadly diseases.<p>Enlarged below<p>Labium<p>Fascicle<p>Capillary<p>The Feeding Tube<p>The mosquito’s proboscis consists of six tightly bound stylets called the fascicle, surrounded by a sheath known as the labium—which doesn’t …