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Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

<b>Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice.</b><p>Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing the safety of their experimental treatment in 72 volunteers.<p>The jab is designed to stop fatty deposits from …

CRISPR Is Not Accurate Enough to Save Us Yet

Scientists are at odds over a study that says gene editing comes with thousands of unwanted mutations.<p>The gene-editing tool CRISPR is everywhere these days. Scientists are using it to try and fight cancer and treat muscular dystrophy, companies are using it in agriculture, and TV executives are …

Genetics

Scientists Are Now Using AI to Predict Autism in Infants

Despite all the headway that science has made in understanding autism in recent years, knowing which children will one day develop autism is still …

Autism

NASA has plans of mining an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion in metal

NASA has plans of mining an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion in metal<p>Okay so how expensive would a rock floating about in space be worth? A few …

Asteroids

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Physics

For all the chest-thumping, India cannot win a war against Pakistan

In the 1983 film <i>WarGames</i>, a nuclear war simulation is accidentally started by a supercomputer designed to take over in the event of the Cold War spiralling out of control. After evaluating all the possibilities, the computer declares that “war is a strange game, in which the only winning move—is …

Geopolitics

100 Therapeutic LSD Trips Helped Cary Grant Prepare for the Future

Hollywood icon Cary Grant is known for his powerhouse acting skills, rugged jawline, and more recently, his great passion for LSD. The latter is the …

Consciousness

A scientist named George Church has a wild idea to upend evolution — here’s what you should know about him

They're considering launching a decade-long drive to build, from scratch, all the genes that make humans human.<p>The meeting raised all sorts of ethical questions. But that's nothing new for Church. He has been stirring controversy, and excitement, in the scientific community for decades. He wants to …

6 Grammar Mistakes Everyone Makes

Make fewer (or is it less?!) errors with these expert tips.<p>I or Me after a preposition and another person<p>The rule: Use “Me.”<p><i>Incorrect version: “She</i> …

Language

Sorry, Apple Photos, but I'm leaving you for Google Photos

When Google Photos launched two years ago, I installed it for one very simple reason: to backup all of my photos and videos to the cloud. It was a …

Google Photos

Why Do More Intelligent People Tend To Be Atheist?

Historical evidence collected over time and data gathered through recent surveys both point to a curious fact: intelligent people tend to be …

Gov. Kasich: I hate to say I told you so ...

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the drama swirling around the White House is the reason he refused to support President Donald Trump during the election.

The White House

Earth - The ancient black holes that can outshine entire galaxies

Once again, Maarten Schmidt looked at the data. It was 5 February 1963, and he was analysing a bright point of light in the sky, an object that appeared like one of the galaxy's hundreds of billions of stars. But he now realised it was not a star at all.<p>It was something two billion light years …

Earth - The most violent events since the Big Bang itself

Space can be a violent place. Asteroids and comets slam into planets, stars explode – or they are ripped apart by black holes.<p>But in terms of scale, perhaps nothing is as violent as the collisions between huge clusters of galaxies.<p>These cosmic conglomerations typically contain hundreds of galaxies …

Earth - Our Sun is big, but some stars make it look like a dust mote

Twinkling stars may look like little pinpricks of light, but in reality they are huge.<p>The nearest star is, of course, the Sun. It has a mass of about 2 million trillion trillion kilograms (a 2 followed by 30 zeroes). If Earth weighed the same as a paper clip, the Sun would weigh as much as a …

Trump asked FBI's Comey to drop Flynn inquiry - reports

<b>President Donald Trump asked FBI chief James Comey to drop an inquiry into links between his ex-national security adviser and Russia, US media report.</b><p>"I hope you can let this go," Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey after a White House meeting in February, according to a memo written by the ex-FBI …

How a driverless car sees the road

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. In 2015, Chris Urmson was head of Google's driverless car program, one of …

Autonomous Cars

What a driverless world could look like

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we …

Transportation

Spurs coach speaks out against Pres. Trump

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich turned heads by criticizing President Trump during a press conference.

San Antonio

The First Actor with Autism to Play Curious Incident’s Autistic Lead Speaks Out

Mickey Rowe opens up about the milestone moment and the underrepresentation of actors with disabilities.<p><b>Come this fall, actor Mickey Rowe will play</b> …

Autism

Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' from Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks US institutions are under assault from President Donald Trump.<p>"I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in …

Donald Trump

The best apps for dieting and weight loss

For many people, just hearing the word "dieting" conjures negative thoughts. After all, dieting can be one of the most challenging lifestyle changes …

Brain Zaps Will Take You From Average to Genius

The Department of Defense wants to build cyborg super-soldiers.<p>The United States Department of Defense is making a bet that human cognitive abilities …

The Brain

Autism May Be Linked to Cells That Prune Brain Connections

Cells that prune connections between neurons in babies’ brains as they grow are thought to have a role in autism spectrum disorder. Now, a study …

Neuroscience

Smartphones that charge in five minutes 'could arrive next year'

<b>Smartphones with batteries that fully charge in five minutes could be available to consumers next year.</b><p>The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Chief executive Doron Myersdorf told the BBC it is now …

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch could soon start shrinking, thanks to this 20-something entrepreneur

A Dutch inventor aiming to clean up vast ocean "garbage patches" of plastic Thursday unveiled a radical design breakthrough, enabling his ambitious project to start two years early.<p>Boyan Slat's innovative scheme seeks to use ocean currents to help gather up an estimated five trillion pieces of …

Pollution

Crowdsourcing autism data: Stanford project aims to highlight gaps in diagnosis and therapy - Scope

How common is autism? Since 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its estimate several times, with the numbers …

Autism

A Breakthrough Oxygen Therapy May Be Able to Reverse Brain Damage

Less Oxygen, Better Health?<p>Though the medical community has made remarkable strides in recent years, a number of neurological diseases remain …

General Hospital

Stem cell-based treatment prevents transplant rejection, in animal study

Organ transplant rejection might eventually be preventable by giving recipients an immune-suppressing “vaccine” derived from induced pluripotent stem …

Immune System

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Universe