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Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Meet the Porn Star Turned Academic Who’s Revolutionizing the Adult Industry

Aussie Angela White received the U.S. equivalent of a master’s at the University of Melbourne, and her thesis was recently published. But she has her …

University of Melbourne

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

University College London

How drinking affects brain stem cells

We all know that too much alcohol is bad for us, but do we know what it actually does to our brains? New research suggests that long-term, heavy …

The Brain

Results of landmark study could change how (and when) we treat strokes

A New DAWN<p>Scientists have presented the results of a groundbreaking stroke treatment study which could have a profound and lasting impact on how we …

Scientists Just Found a Vital Missing Link in The Origins of Life on Earth

Meet diamidophosphate.<p>Carbon might be the backbone of organic chemistry, but life on Earth wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for another …

Skeletons say arthritis isn't about aging — it's about activity

A new study has revealed that the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the knees of humans has doubled since the mid-20th century — and not because we're …

Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed

A new study has made the surprising discovery that neurons are capable of controlling how much dopamine they release, which goes against what …

This revolutionary battery material charges your phone in just seconds

It typically takes around two hours to charge your iPhone from dead to fully juiced up. But what if you got your hands on a magical battery that …

Clean Energy
Innovation

How DNA Barely Explains Racial And Ethnic Genes

With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be getting information about …

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab to stop heart attacks could be close

Vaccine to be trialled by humans could be effective alternative to statins<p>A vaccine jab that prevents heart attacks could be imminent after promising early research shows how the immune system can be directed to lower cholesterol.<p>Patients have already been enrolled into a phase one trial to see if …

Medical Research

What does DNA sound like? Using music to unlock the secrets of genetic code

I’ve been studying molecular biology for many years. I also have a keen interest in music, having played with Sydney pop band the Hummingbirds. …

Is it Possible to Stimulate Deep Inside Our Brains Without Implanting Hardware?

For decades, scientists have dreamed of how electricity might be used to change the human brain. By altering its firing patterns using currents, …

The Brain

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model

Research, published this week in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, offers hope for people with Huntington's disease. Gene editing could be the …

This Video Makes Me Want to Get Caught in a Big Ole’ Thunderstorm

There are few things more frightening than being at or above treeline, or in any exposed area, and hearing the rumble of a nearby thunderstorm. I’m …

North Dakota

Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

Genetics

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

US submarine arrives in South Korea

Amid tensions with North Korea, the USS Michigan, a guided-missile submarine, has arrived in the port city of Busan, South Korea.

North Korea

Groups Demand Pruitt's Records on EPA Decision to Reject Chlorpyrifos Ban

American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) today launched a joint investigation into the March 29 decision by the U.S. …

Scott Pruitt

This Artist Gave Colorful Parrots Elegant Legs, Because Why Not?

Nives Widauer's watercolors are full of irreverent surprises.<p>Dancing with awkward-limbed jigs and posing about in balletic positions, a company of parrots strive to find balance between their lovely, chromatic plumage and augmented, bipedal faculties. The shock of a parrot sprouting legs below his …

Art

23 of the Best-Selling Drugstore Beauty Products of All Time

It's nice to decorate your bathroom vanity with fancy beauty products. But if we're keeping it real, there's nothing like a good ole drugstore item. …

Skin Care

The food habits linked to early deaths

An estimated 45.4% of all deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes are associated with eating either too much or too little of just 10 food categories, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers based their estimates on a …

Nutrition

Top 5 Best Luxury Wilderness Lodges In North America

Continuing our series of the best beaches & luxury hotels in the world, I am now looking at the top 5 best luxury wilderness lodges and resorts in …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Genetics
Physics

Obamacare woes to linger long after Obama is gone

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama leaves the White House in 12 weeks, but the law that bears his name will polarize politics long after he's gone.<p>Big price hikes to Affordable Care Act premiums announced this week mean that Obama's proudest legislative achievement will fail to resolve the decades-old …

Health Care

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Self-improvement

Facing the Change: Toronto grapples with the effects of extreme weather

<i>The fall season of CBC Radio's</i> <b>Day 6</b> <b>is underway with</b> <b>Facing the Change, a special series profiling five communities in Canada facing serious threats</b> …

Toronto