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Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

Anthropology
Space Travel

Some of the Weird Stuff That Space Will Do To Your Body

We just aren't built for micro gravity.<p>You might think that floating in practically non-existent gravity while you're in orbit might be less stressful on your body than living under the constant drag of Earth's one g. In some ways it is, but the sudden lack of downward pressure does all sorts of …

The Health Benefits of Chocolate You Might Not Know About (Plus a Cupcake Recipe!)

Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means "Food of the Gods" for a reason. Dark chocolate has a long history of use as a healing plant, a mood enhancer, and even an aphrodisiac. So if you've got a thing for chocolate (and we don't mean the junk chocolate in candy bars and sweet …

Wellness

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

Universe

Malaria vaccine for pregnant women kills cancer - Futurity

Scientists testing a malaria vaccine in pregnant women made a surprising discovery that shows promise for treating many different cancers.

Earth - Human evolution was shaped by interbreeding

If your ancestors hail from anywhere outside Africa, it's a safe bet that you are part-Neanderthal.<p>After modern humans first left Africa, they came into contact with Neanderthals and things got cosy. These early frolics are now visible in our DNA. Genetic analysis indicates that Europeans and …

Humanity

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Cancer

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Immune System

Satellite photos show Beijing's explosive growth over 10 years

Beijing has seen explosive growth in recent years, with the physical size of the city quadrupling in just a decade, a new study reveals. Researchers …

More ice mountains in Pluto’s heart

A second range of ice mountains has been found on Pluto, in images from New Horizons.<p>Here’s a new image just released of a second range of ice …

5 Ways Meditation Affects Your Brain

From stress reduction to improved attention and memory, <b>meditation is a practice that yields a large number of health benefits.</b> Mediation has slowly …

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