Ravindra De Silva

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What science knows about homosexuality

Share:<p>By Gary Vey ©2016 for viewzone.<p>Recently I was asked to update a decade old article summarizing the scientific research on the cause of …

Neuroscience

How to prevent Alzheimer's disease

There’s plenty not to love about being middle-aged. But by the time today’s forty- and fifty-somethings reach the age when they may develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (one in 20 people develop dementia under 65 but above that age a person’s risk doubles roughly every five years), it’s likely …

We're inching toward being able to print a whole human — here's proof

Advancements in 3-D printing - a machine that can layer materials to create three-dimensional objects - have skyrocketed in recent years. But while many associate the technology with pointless, plastic trinkets, researchers and scientists have been hard at work tinkering with the technology to …

Carnegie Mellon University

Does Marijuana Change the Brain?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Siblings

This Guy's Headache Turned Out to be a Deadly Worm Lodged in His Brain

If the doctors had waited another 30 minutes to perform emergency surgery, he probably would've died.<p><b>On Munchies: Almost Every Kind of Wild Fish Is Infected with Worms</b><p>Sometimes a headache is more than just a headache. Sometimes a headache might even be a warning sign that a deadly worm is living …

Luis Ortiz

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

This protein naturally fights HIV

Researchers have discovered a protein that works as a natural defense against HIV infection. The protein, ERManI, stops the virus from …

Google Maps has a new way to find hard-to-find locations

Google has updated its search and Maps apps to support Open Location Codes (OLCs), so it’s now easier to find specific locations that don’t have clear street addresses.<p>The company announced OLCs, also known as plus codes, back in April. Plus codes are short location identifiers derived from …

Apps

Is the universe less crowded than scientists thought?

New research cuts the estimated number of the most distant galaxies by 10 to 100 times.<p>Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has allowed …

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang, but with a Big Rip

New model suggests that as the universe expands everything from galaxies to space-time itself will be torn apart - but not for about 22 billion years<p>Everything we know, and everything else besides, burst into existence at the Big Bang. Now scientists have concluded that we could be heading for an …

Universe

Mouth-watering Mojito recipes for sunny days

From the classic Mojito to pimped-up versions with raspberries and rosewater, these cocktail recipes are an absolute treat<p>The Mojito is the classic Cuban cocktail, so it really should be made with Havana Club and drunk on a painted balcony under a sultry sky. But… we’re in the UK. So here are some …

US accuses Russia of missile violations to cover Europe deployment plans – Moscow

The US is ramping up the controversy over alleged violations of a key missile ban treaty to cover up its own plans to deploy missiles in Europe, a …

Review: Griffin iTrip AUX is the 3-in-1 car audio, power, and remote control for Lightning devices

Given the widespread adoption of Bluetooth wireless for in-car telephone calling and music streaming, it would be easy to write off Lightning connector-equipped car accessories as… decreasingly important. Any recent car with Bluetooth audio probably also has a USB port built in for Apple device …

Remote Controls