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Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99% of HIV Strains

Experts are getting excited.<p>A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three …

Medicine

A Genetic Variant Could Radically Change Our Thinking on Alzheimer's

These aren't the proteins you're looking for.<p>Researchers have identified a new link between Alzheimer's and a protein called tau that could help …

Dementia

Quantum "Flashes" Could Be What Finally Links Relativity And Quantum Theory

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

Listening to Creationists Can Strengthen Our Own Understanding of Evolution

Hear this out.<p>Can we learn from creationists – people who deny evolution? I think so. It is not enough to say, as Richard Dawkins notoriously did: …

Richard Dawkins

Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right

It says a lot about your brain.<p>Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example you're taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks …

Medical School

A Brave Fleet of Tiny Nanosatellites Could Explore 300 Asteroids in Our Solar System

Awesome!<p>The more that planetary astronomers study asteroids, they more they're realising just how varied and different they can be. Some, like 16 …

Space Exploration

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant

But we don't know why.<p>For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.<p>While long-term sleep deprivation …

Sleep

Strange But True: Cargo Ships Are Triggering More Lightning Storms at Sea

This is crazy.<p>There's an increase in lightning storms at sea, and the culprit is the exhaust produced by diesel-powered cargo ships, a new study has …

Physics

Uber Will No Longer Have a License to Operate in London

It's just not "fit and proper", seriously.<p>The subsidiary responsible for the ride-hailing app Uber has been told it isn't considered "fit and proper" …

Uber

Moon Villages Like This Could Be a Reality in Less Than 20 Years

Get ready for Moon Olympics.<p>Welcome to Lunar Park. You'll find the ice melting and filtering plant to your left. Low-G tennis is up there on the …

Fusion Reactor

Social Media Isn't Actually Causing Our Massive Political Divide, Says Study

WTF is going on, then?<p>Research on political trends over the past two decades has revealed that, while our social media echo chambers might not be …

National Academy of Sciences

Scientists Warn How Giant Space Hurricanes Could Knock Out Our Satellites

A different kind of hurricane season.<p>For the first time, new research into solar winds and the 'space hurricanes' they create explains in detail how …

Solar Wind

8 Myths About Sugar You Need to Stop Believing

Here's what the science says.<p>We've seen the alarming documentaries, sat through health class lectures, and watched the obesity numbers steadily grow …

Sugar

There's Evidence That ADHD Could Be a Type of Sleep Disorder

If so, it would fundamentally change how we treat it.<p>Over the past two decades, US parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children …

ADHD

We Might Finally Know Where All Those Mysterious Cosmic Rays Are Coming From

They're not from this galaxy.<p>The highest energy cosmic rays hitting Earth have finally had their point of origin pinned down. And it isn't from …

Universe

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Research

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

Quantum Mechanics

Newly Discovered Hermit Crab Species Carries Around a Giant Coral House

Is the coral using the crab or is the crab using the coral?<p>Hermit crabs are well known for their ability to turn an empty shell into protective …

Biological Species

ScienceAlert Deal: Get a Closer Look at The World Around You With The Blips Smartphone Lens Kits

So cool.<p>Phone cameras are great at lots of things, but macro photography really isn't one of them.<p>Blips Macro is the world's smallest and thinnest …

Macro Photography

Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts May Be Occurring Every Second

And we still don't know what they are.<p>Fast radio bursts are quite the ongoing space mystery. We don't know what they are, and only a couple of dozen …

Universe

This Worm Has Gone 18 Million Years Without Sex, And We Now Know Its Secret

It has no regrets.<p><i>Diploscapter pachys</i> has a lineage that goes back about 18 million, and in all that time it seems the tiny little roundworm hasn't …

Biology

Here's a First Hand Account of What It's Like to Survive a Lightning Strike

Primal screams, blood, and burns.<p>Rain and hail were pelting down, and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California.<p>From afar, the fiery …

Weather

Three Students Just Discovered That Jellyfish Actually Sleep

Sleep comes to us all.<p>It was well past midnight when Michael Abrams, Claire Bedbrook and Ravi Nath crept into the Caltech lab where they were keeping …

Biology

Sea Turtles Are Coming Back From The Brink of Extinction, Well Done Everybody

Yay! 👏👏<p>It's not often humanity gets to pat itself on the back for a positive effect on the environment, but researchers are hailing sea turtles as …

Oceans

Ancient Stone Circles in Scotland Were Used For Neolithic 'Parties'

Bet they were rocking.<p>New research into Neolithic stone circles on the Scottish islands of Orkney has revealed they were the party hotspots of the …

Archaeology

6th Global Mass Extinction Is Coming All Too Soon, According to This Mathematician

Numbers don't lie.<p>It doesn't come along very often, but after some 540 million years, this world we live on has witnessed five mass extinctions – and …

Climate Change

More Viruses Than We Previously Thought Could Be Transmitted Sexually

They're lurking in semen.<p>A dig through the literature has uncovered evidence of 27 distinct viruses from a wide variety of families capable of …

Biology

This Gigantic, Extinct Devil Frog Was Capable of Eating Dinosaurs

Meet Beelzebufo.<p>A giant, beach ball-sized frog that lived 70 million years ago had a bite that would have been strong enough to snap up small …

Dinosaurs

This Nuclear Bomb Map Shows What Would Happen if One Exploded Near You

It even accounts for weather.<p>Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you. Do you know how the city, surrounding …

North Korea

Social Pressures Have Incredible Effects on The Size And Growth of Duck Penises

Big news.<p>In the world of ducks, there's a lot going on under the surface. But the biggest influence on what's down below seems to be the company they …

Biology