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Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

These Seemingly Useless Parts of Your Body Have Surprising And Weird Functions

What is that hole some people have next to their ear?<p>As the Ancient Greeks used to say, "Know Thyself." It probably was meant a little more …

Biology

Tummy ache? Swallow this sensor-studded pill to get a diagnosis on your phone

Imagine popping a pill which can then monitor your insides for potential signs of poor health. That is what a team of researchers from the …

11-Year-Old Nepalese Girl Claims She Can Recognize Colors by Smell

Deepti Regmi, an 11-year-old girl from Nepal, spontaneously developed a peculiar ability last year. She is, inexplicably, able to smell colors, and …

Spinal Cord Repair: Paralyzed Man Surprises Scientists by Standing and Moving on His Own

A man who was paralyzed following an extremely severe spinal cord injury has regained the ability to stand and move his limbs independently and …

New Research Challenges What We Thought We Knew About the Big Bang

Gravity and Electromagnetism<p>New research from physicists at Louisiana State University (LSU) and Universidad de Valencia, Spain, may offer the answer …

Physics

Review: Can This Wearable Device Really Zap Away Chronic Pain?

<b>The Promise:</b> <br>Pain relief without medication. The Quell is an FDA-approved wearable device that Velcros around the upper calf and uses electrical stimulation to purportedly offer pain relief without the innate dangers or risks of addiction that come with drugs.<p>The science of the device is fairly …

Why You Should Walk, Not Run, For Weight Loss And Better Health

Are you a busy individual who wants to live healthier and look better? If so, ditch the lousy excuses and start a walking program immediately! …

Study finds acetaminophen to be useless in relieving osteoarthritis pain

With this week's release of new guidelines aimed at driving down prescriptions for opioid pain medications, a new analysis of published research studies has found that, in older patients with osteoarthritis, acetaminophen provides no more pain relief and improvement in day-to-day function than does …

Acetaminophen

Man has 3D-printed vertebrae implanted in world-first surgery

While we still don't have a 3D printer in every home, use of the technology in medicine is becoming increasingly vital. 3D-printed implants made to …

Massage Balls Are the New Foam Rollers: Reasons to Consider the Latest Muscle-Releasing Therapy

Maya Ray and I are both gyrating our right hip bones over the clementine-size rubber balls that we’ve wedged between our sweatpants and the wall of her Brooklyn studio. My movements are slow and silent; such is my determination not to let the prop fall to the hardwood floor. Suddenly, a pinch gives …

Yoga

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

Donald Trump

Playboy Model Saw Chiropractor for Neck Pain Prior to Deadly Stroke but Not Medical Doctor, Family Says

Playboy model Katie May, who passed away Thursday night at age 34, most likely had not gone to a doctor for her neck pain prior to her deadly stroke, …

Medical Myth Busting

In my 25 years of practicing as an orthopaedic surgeon working with athletes and people with arthritis, I have learned that much of what we think we know turns out to be only part of the truth.. For that reason, research that challenges our common knowledge makes the art and science of medicine …

The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

<i>(Photo: David Denney/The Denver Post/Getty Images)</i><p>By Tanya Basu<p>The ultramarathoner, as Science of Us has noted before, is a special sort of person. Generally, when people think about running and intensity, the two seem to follow a pretty correlated path: The more one runs, the more intense one must …

The Future of Surgery: Regrowing Tissue

The collagen meniscus implant (CMI) is back on the US market, and it has the potential to change the way knees are treated. Here is why:<p>The meniscus is the key fibrous shock absorber in the knee joint.[1] It is torn and partially removed, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, more …

Chronic fatigue syndrome on rise among 16-year-olds

<b>Chronic fatigue syndrome is more common than previously thought, particularly among girls at the age of 16, research by the University of Bristol suggests.</b><p>Persistent exhaustion was found to affect 2% of 16-year-olds - and almost twice as many girls as boys.<p>Children from poorer families were also …

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …

Man born with "virtually no brain" has advanced math degree

The subject of this paper grew up with a normal cognitive and social life, and didn't discover his hydrocephalus -- which had all but obliterated his …

You knew it, science proves it. Exercise can be poisonous

Studies come out all the time that tout the benefits of exercise. It can help you lose weight, live longer, cut stress, strengthen bones and ... yawn ... um, where was I? But just recently I came across a study about exercise that made me drop my doughnut, get out of my recliner and really take …

Immune System

Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved! · Guardian Liberty Voice

Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The …

Finding a Fibromyalgia Doctor

When you're looking for a fibromyalgia (FMS) doctor, be prepared to spend some time searching. This is a complicated condition that is different in …

Noam Chomsky undresses Sam Harris: Stop “pretending to have a rational discussion”

The new atheist tries to “engineer a public conversation” about terrorism and humiliates himself in the process<p>Controversial author and new atheist Sam Harris recently tried to "engineer a public conversation" with radical linguist Noam Chomsky "about the ethics of war, terrorism, state …

Instantaneous velocity in Brownian particles observed, a century after Einstein said it would be impossible

A century after Albert Einstein said we would never be able to observe the instantaneous velocity of tiny particles as they randomly shake and shimmy …

Homer Simpson 'discovered the Higgs boson'

Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered, a writer claims<p>Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.<p>In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of …

Pluto And Ceres May Become Planets Again Soon

This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.<p>Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA’s New Horizons …

New Particles Found at Large Hadron Collider

Two new particles made of exotic types of quarks have appeared inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland. The particles are …

Physics