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A New Species of Giant Octopus Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

You wouldn’t think a giant octopus could hide in plain sight for decades. But researchers have now learned that the giant Pacific octopus (GPO)—the …

Everything We Eat Both Causes And Prevents Cancer

In an effort to illustrate how often medical studies can be flawed, Vox put together the above graph showing how, in a single meta-analysis of …

Scientists Figure Out Why Italian Family Can't Feel Pain

An Italian woman, her two daughters, and her three grandchildren have always had trouble feeling pain. They can’t sense temperature. They break bones …

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

Biology

Blocking stress protein could prevent diabetes and obesity

If you're feeling stressed out, you might want to think twice before seeking comfort in junk food. A new study from the Max Planck Institute of …

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

What Does Einstein's Handwriting Tell Us About His Personality?

We know so much about Albert Einstein, from his Theory of Relativity to his role in kickstarting the Manhattan Project to his love of the violin. …

Here's How Colours Really Affect Our Brain And Body, According to Science

You'd be surprised.<p>Red makes the heart beat faster. You will frequently find this and other claims made for the effects of different colours on the …

The Fiery Hell That Gave Birth to Earth Could Have Evaporated 40% of Our World

We were forged in flame.<p>The ground under your feet was not always so firm. Earth is thought to have gradually coalesced in fiery collisions of …