Sharareh Mohammadpour

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What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Your tongue doubtless knows the difference between a high-fat food and the low-fat alternative. Full-fat ice cream and cream cheese feel silkier and more sumptuous. Burgers made with fatty meat are typically juicer than burgers made with lean meat.<p>OK, so, we've long known fat gives food a desirable …

Nutrition

Young sperm, bad sperm | DW | 18.02.2015

Schizophrenia, autism, spina bifida (open spine): Children will suffer from these illnesses their whole life. Chances to have them are significantly …

If You’re the Scatterbrained Shopper Who ‘Mistakenly Dropped Your Cocaine’ at the Super Dollar, Police Have a Message for You

Do you ever shop at the Super Dollar in Crewe, Virginia?<p>Missing any cocaine lately?<p>If you answered yes to both questions, you might be in luck.<p>Image source: Crewe Police<p>Police picked up a “white substance that appears to be cocaine” after responding to a narcotics call at the store Tuesday — and …

Keeping a gay identity is not transphobic

There are reasons that a number of lesbians and gay men find the embracing of transsexuals within gay charities troubling (Bring in our trans brothers and sisters from the cold, 18 February), but these are rarely mentioned for the fear of being accused of transphobia. Pressure groups are usually …

LGBTQI

Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?

One inmate says that prison gangs and even guards team up to assault and sometimes kill sex offenders.<p>In prison, there is no creature lower than a sex offender. Even snitches get a pass before these guys. SOs, chomos, pedophiles—the nicknames all mean the same thing, and they help average convicts …

Here's What Niagara Falls Looks Like Frozen

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 17, 2015<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Lindsay …

Social services ignored 18 warnings about boy, 7, who died after suffering years of abuse

Damning report reveals social services in Southampton repeatedly ignored warnings that Blake Fowler, seven, was in danger before he died<p>A seven-year-old boy who died from a severe head injury tried to tell the authorities about abuse he was suffering at home - but his pleas were repeatedly ignored, …

Scientists Find a Way to Block HIV from Infecting Healthy Cells

Reporting in the journal <i>Nature</i>, scientists describe a new way to potentially block HIV from infiltrating healthy cells. Such interference is key to …

Why does pot give you the munchies? Blame your brain

Why does smoking marijuana give people the munchies? Yale University researchers got dozens of lab mice stoned in order to find out.<p>Previous scientific studies (and anecdotal evidence) show that when people and animals are exposed to the active ingredients in marijuana they are driven to eat long …

Neuroscience

Divers find 'priceless' hoard of gold coins off Israel's Mediterranean coast

Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast – about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country’s antiquities authority said on Tuesday.<p>“The largest treasure of gold coins discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on …

Archaeology

Ebola: the race to find a cure

The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the banks of the rushing Mano river, which divides Guinea from Liberia. Three scientists from Oxford University – Jake Dunning, 38, Peter Horby, 47, and Laura Merson, 37 – stood on the bank and watched as the boatman …

Disease

Train derails, explodes in West Virginia; crude oil spills into river

<b>(CNN) —</b> A train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded in West Virginia, displacing residents and threatening the local water supply.<p>At least 26 of the train's more than 100 cars veered off the tracks, the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety said, and at least 19 of the …

Turner Broadcasting

Kaspersky Lab reveals spyware on the world’s most popular hard drives, suspects the NSA

The security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have revealed that an agency – most likely the NSA – has developed spyware that can be hidden on hard drives.<p>The software has been found to work with hardware made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, IBM, Micron Technology and Samsung, and could provide a …

Surveillance

Ice Storm Leaves 250,000 Without Power in South, Cancels 3,000 Flights

More than 300,000 people woke up without power and federal government offices in Washington were closed on Tuesday after a rare band of snow and ice sliced across the South.<p>The northern edge of the system dropped another round of snow on the Northeast and winter-weary New England. But the system …

Weather

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

How I Healed After a Pregnancy Loss

As most of these stories go... in the beginning all was good. November 19, 2010 was the day it all turned horribly bad. I remember being super freaked out while driving with my husband to the 19th week ultrasound appointment. I just had a feeling something was off (yeah, I know it's easy to say …

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention

Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods of treatment. The way forward for anyone who wants to establish a high level of wellbeing isn't going to come via the family doctor but through …

Brian Byers Poured Water On Road To Hide New Jersey DWI Crash: Cops

A New Jersey man who allegedly crashed while driving drunk is also accused of making an icy patch the road in an attempt to make the accident look as if it were caused by dangerous road conditions.<p>A friend is accused of drunkenly helping with the plan that could have put other motorists at risk, …

New Jersey