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Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

<b>A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists.</b><p>Until now, Zika has been seen only as a global health threat - not a remedy.<p>But latest research shows the virus can selectively infect and …

Public Health

The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

Physics

Neuroscientists Discover a New Way to Cross the Blood–Brain Barrier

The brain presents a unique challenge for medical treatment: it is locked away behind an impenetrable layer of tightly packed cells. Although the …

Medicine

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 18 May

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, geneticists have found that modern Britons' genes make them taller and blonder than their ancestors of 2,000 …

iOS Apps

Why We Cringe at the Sound of Our Own Voices

If you’ve ever heard your own voice played back on a recording and thought “do I <i>really</i> sound like that?” you’re not alone. Most of us at least cringe …

Science reveals what it may say about your personality if you're still friends with your ex

A study published by researchers at Oakland University found that people with "dark" personality traits — i.e., those who are generally disagreeable, manipulative, and exploitative — were more likely to be friends with former flames for practical and sexual reasons.<p>Here's how the researchers …

Psychology

Science Explains Why the Giraffe Has Such a Long Neck

A difference of as few as 70 genes led giraffes to distinguish themselves from their closest relative by their long necks, according to new …

Biology

Genetic switch turned on during fasting helps stop inflammation - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LA JOLLA–A molecular pathway that is activated in the brain during fasting helps halt the spread of intestinal bacteria into the bloodstream, …

10 facts about black holes

One contender for the smallest thing in the universe is the singularity at the center of a black hole. (Shown here, an artist's drawing of a black hole pulling gas away from a companion star.)NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that …

Black Holes

How tainted drugs “froze” young people—but kickstarted Parkinson’s research | Ars Technica

Decades later, trials of stem cell treatments are about to begin.<p>In 1982, a tainted drug caused a handful of young Californians to become …

Neuroscience

No Woman Is 100 Percent Straight or Gay, According to Science | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter,</b> <b>So This Happened</b><b>, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>According to the theory, which was formed by evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa, women changed their sexual desires and identities over time from lesbian to bisexual to …

Subaru tells some Legacy and Outback owners: Don't drive them

Subaruis telling owners of some newer Legacy and Outback vehicles not to drive them because the steering can fail.<p>The company is recalling about 52,000 of the cars and SUVs from the 2016 and 2017 model years. It also has told dealers to stop selling them until they're repaired. About 22,000 of the …

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of the tech world. But what about what AI can teach <i>us?</i><p>Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added “Jill …

How This Busy Mom Used Home Workouts to Lose Over 70 Pounds

Lacy Marais overhauled her entire family’s health.<p>Photograph courtesy of Lacy Marais<p>The Lifestyle<p>Before: 226 <br>After: 148<p>Growing up, my family ate pretty healthy. We had a garden, so I ate my veggies. I played softball and ran track until I graduated high school. When I moved out on my own, I stopped …

We’ve learnt some disgusting facts about how the body works

Delve into the recesses of scientific exploration with our round-up of sticky, smelly insights about your excretions and emissions.<p>We recently explored the mysterious and fascinating properties of earwax – from how it can trace ancient human migration patterns, to its use as an early lip balm. It …

Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the universe that is said to flow through all things. Qi, also called prana by yoga practitioners, seems to exist somehow between the worlds of mind and body. The ancient masters speak of it as a …

Meditation