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Your life really does flash before your eyes before you die, study suggests

Your life really does flash before your eyes when you die, a study suggests - with the parts of the brain that store memories last to be affected as other functions fail.<p>Research on those who have had "near death" experiences suggests that the phenomenon rarely involves flashbacks in chronological …

Biographies

Trump orders construction of border wall, boosts deportation force

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday started to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive action, taking his first steps toward fulfilling some of the most contentious pledges that defined his campaign -- building a border wall and speeding the deportation of …

Immigration

Trump goes to work

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> "The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action."<p>President Donald Trump's blunt declaration during his stark inaugural address now becomes a yardstick to judge his administration's ability to fundamentally reshape America's politics and global posture.<p>The first …

Donald Trump

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

Military

Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as choice for secretary of state

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state, the transition team announced Tuesday, setting up a heated Senate confirmation battle and signaling a desire to ease Washington's estrangement with Russia.<p>Like Trump, Tillerson, 64, has no …

Donald Trump

Fly to Tokyo for $495 on Singapore, American, Delta, United, or All Nippon Airways

Related Articles<p>A great travel deal on multiple alliances. You can fly to Tokyo for less than $500 on Singapore, American, Delta, United, or All …

Los Angeles

Miami's joyous Cubans hope for change with Castro's death

MIAMI (AP) — Wearing his "Bay of Pigs Veteran" shirt, 80-year-old Rafael Torre stood amid hundreds of Cuban-Americans celebrating the death of Fidel Castro and marveled that he remained in power for so long.<p>Cuban exiles such as Torre tried numerous ways to dislodge Castro after he took power in …

Cuba

Canada's immigration website crashes during US vote

<b>Canada's immigration website has suffered an intermittent fault that made it inaccessible to visitors during the US election vote.</b><p>Officials have confirmed that the cause was a higher than normal level of traffic.<p>It has been suggested this may have been caused by US citizens exploring their options …

North Carolina

2 New York police sergeants shot, 1 killed; suspect dead

NEW YORK (AP) — A police sergeant was shot and killed and a second one was wounded Friday in a gunfight on a street with an armed man who had broken into his estranged wife's home, officials said.<p>The gunman also was killed in the exchange of shots that took the life of Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, a 19-year …

Law Enforcement

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This Optical Illusion Tells You How Dirty Your Mind Is

We're guessing very.<p>Take a look at this picture of an old bottle. What image do you see in it?<p>If it's a couple getting frisky, then congratulations - the likelihood is that you're a fully-grown adult.<p>If it's nine dolphins frolicking around, then you're either very young, or you need to get out more.<p>…

Cool Stuff

Dogs Suck at Sniffing Out Lung Cancer

A team of European researchers put six highly-trained sniffer dogs to the test to see if they were any good at detecting lung cancer. The results …

Scientists watch an immune system fight the flu in real time

To date, biologists have typically had to study the progress of a virus through indirect means, such as studying the antibodies -- actually tracking the viruses themselves has been difficult. However, researchers say they've found a way to follow the progress of a virus in real time. By using …

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Physics

Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep

Conventional wisdom suggests that the longer you go without sleep, the more tired you should be. But if you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you’ve probably experienced the opposite phenomenon: At 4 a.m., you can barely keep your eyes open. Then, it’s 8 a.m. and you’re wide-awake with seemingly …

Sleep

8 Incredible STEM Careers You Didn't Know Existed

STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) aren’t what you think. Many take place outside of the laboratories, classrooms, and …

Science Says You Need to Get More Sleep (If You Want to Be Happy and Successful)

If you want to be happy and successful, science says you should get all the sleep your brain needs.<p>When you don't get enough sleep, do you feel the effects your entire next day? Do you feel your head throbbing, experience short-term memory loss, or find yourself incredibly tired for no reason? In a …

Sleep

7 Remarkably Powerful Keys to Happiness and Success (According to Science) | Inc.com

Do you ever feel like you're always striving towards something--like a doing well at a job, finishing a project, or even meeting a deadline--without fully reaping the potential benefits that come after attaining it because you're so burnt out? Chances are, you're not the only one.<p>Very often, people …

Happiness

A Dog Has Just Given Birth to The World's First Identical Twin Puppies

And they're total heart-breakers.<p>An Irish wolfhound has just given birth to the first identical twin puppies on record, delivered by veterinarian …

Genetics

10 Little-Known (But Fascinating) STEM Fields to Explore

Interested in a career involving science, technology, engineering, or math? The world is your oyster (or your robot, as it were). STEM disciplines …

Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes

Most of us think of microbes as germs to be feared and killed. In fact they hold the key to improving our health – and may be the key to tackling obesity<p>‘So, what’s in the thermos?” I asked.<p>I was standing in a lift at Washington University in St Louis, with Professor Jeff Gordon and two of his …

Microbiology

This New Study Might Actually Explain The Weirdness That Is Déjà Vu

But we still don’t know if it’s a good thing.<p>In French, déjà vu literally translates to "already seen", and describes the phenomenon of having the …

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.<p>A large dose from the dreaded Australian box jelly, a.k.a. <i>Chironex fleckeri</i>, can …

Zoology

Early animals might have caused a mass extinction event, says new evidence

Fossils found in Namibia support coexistence of ancient organisms<p>New fossils discovered in the southwest African country of Namibia reinforce a theory that Earth's first mass extinction was caused by the planet's earliest animals, known as metazoans. These animals, which comprise most common forms …

Paleontology

Stem cell trial suggests damaged heart tissue could be regenerated

Small-scale study that injected stem cells into patients’ hearts during surgery offers hope to those with cardiac disease<p>People suffering from heart disease have been offered hope by a new study that suggests damaged tissue could be regenerated through a stem cell treatment injected into the heart …

Medicine

Chinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patients

A ground-breaking gene-editing technique is to be tested on humans for the first time, with Chinese oncologists trialling the innovation on lung cancer patients.<p>The team from Sichuan University’s West China hospital in Chengdu, China will begin tests in August, the scientific journal Nature …

Alcohol's cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study shows

Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found.<p>The report’s …

Cancer

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customizable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in …

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