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Scientists implant tiny human brains into rats, spark ethical debate

After several labs successfully implanted human brain organoids into rats, many scientists are questioning the ethical implications of the experiment, STAT News reports.<p>Nearly four years ago, scientists in Vienna discovered that they could create organoids – lentil-sized blobs of human brain tissue …

Celebrating The Corona Beer Boss Who Made Everyone In His Village A Millionaire In His Will

It's my 50th birthday this week and I am going to drink a lot of alcohol. In fact, to be more specific, a lot of beer. In fact, to be even more …

Gordon Brown: Imprison 'rogue bankers' before they cause another crash

Gordon Brown has warned that “rogue bankers” could cause another financial crash because the failure to imprison them after the last crisis means it is “inevitable” they will start gambling again with public money.<p>Writing in his memoirs, which are published next week, the former Prime Minister …

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

3 Must-Try Exercises That Improve Brain Power, According to Science

Exercise is not just good for your body, it can be one of the best moves to increase neuroplasticity.<p>To boost your brain, you also need to boost your body.<p>As I explained in my previous article, for optimal brain power you need to increase your brain's neuroplasticity--your brain's ability to grow …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

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Should You Actually Be Clearing Out Your Pores?

Here's what science has to say.<p>Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. From scrubs to …

Kurds Voted. So Is the Middle East Breaking Up?

Pity the Kurds. Theirs is a history of epic betrayals. A century ago, the world reneged on a vow to give them their own state, carved from the carcass of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War. The rugged mountain people were instead dispersed into the new states of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria, …

"Holy grail" microchip might surpass the power of the human brain

Photonic Synapses<p>Scientists at the University of Exeter have made a landmark breakthrough in the quest for the “holy grail” of computing: …

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's because, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Data Science

Celebrating the Autumn Equinox in England: Pictures

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Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is science-fiction's brave new hope

There were two events that were to change the life of 49-year-old French-Canadian film-maker Denis Villeneuve. The first was the arrival of three …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Alzheimer's Disease

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

The Major Alliances of World War I

By 1914, the six major powers of Europe were split into two alliances that would form the two warring sides in World War I. Britain, France, and …

Geopolitics

The 20 Best Documentaries You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

YouTube documentaries are proof that the age-old idiom “the truth is stranger than fiction” often still applies.<p>Documentary filmmaking itself has …

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

Medical Journals

These Female Entrepreneurs Created a Fake Male Co-Founder to Work Around Sexism. How Well It Worked Is Incredibly Eye Opening.

Their experience shows how despite an intensified focus on issues of sexism in the tech industry, there is still a long way to go.<p>From the scandals involving gender bias at Uber and Google and the resignations of two prominent investors as a result of accusations of sexual harassment, the last few …

Alzheimer's disease: Scientists close in on how it starts and how to stop it

Scientists identified a sequence of events involving immune cells and proteins that become abnormal in Alzheimer's disease. They suggest that this …

Dementia

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Can garden herbs and spices really cure you?

<b>Vicky Chown (far left), co-author of The Handmade Apothecary with Kim Walker, explains the health benefits of garden herbs and which natural</b> …

10 Easy Pieces: Camp Stoves

I haven’t been camping in years but for our wedding we stuck a camp stove on our registry regardless. Seduced by its Japanese design, I imagined us …

Portable

Top 5 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in North America

You’re tired of planning another beach getaway, then heed your adventurous spirit by planning the most amazing hiking trail. North America has …

Review: ‘Escapes’ Recounts a Hollywood Storyteller’s Inventive Life

The writer Hampton Fancher, one of the seers behind the 1982 masterpiece “Blade Runner,” has led the kind of fantastically eventful life that seems the stuff of fiction. Born in East Los Angeles in 1938 to a white American father and Mexican-American mother, he announced to them at 11 that he was …

Mesmerizing maps show how religion has spread throughout the world

Their spread throughout parts of Asia and Europe, and gradually down to Africa and across to the Americas, has been fractured and erratic.<p>Here's how the major religions have touched nearly all corners of the globe.

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Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts

Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results—you’ll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out “legitimate” virtual jobs.<p>But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work …

The Pacific Crest Trail Is Super Dangerous This Year

The Pacific Crest Trail doles out hazards in cruel ways. Thousands of hikers on the 2,650-mile trek face perils including rattlesnakes, exposure, corneal flash burns from snow glare, and heatstroke. But 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most frightening years in the national scenic trail’s …

You now can sign up for Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service

If you're a Comcast customer, you can finally sign up for its wireless service.<p>The company's website now allows people who subscribe to its broadband service to sign up for its mobile service, called Xfinity Mobile. It launched the signups and the service in all of its markets in the US on Tuesday. …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

It's like Duolingo that can make you more productive.<p>You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called …

Apps