Stephanie Wellington

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Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors develop revolutionary new therapy that can precisely target tumours without surgery<p>British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of …

Cancer

How Did The Halloween Asteroid Sneak Up On Us?

Fortunately it's not headed for Earth<p>Earth is getting a very large trick-or-treater this Halloween.<p>On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon. It'll likely be our closest encounter with such a huge space rock until 2027.<p>The timing …

‘Spooky’: the 1,300ft-wide asteroid to hurtle close to Earth on Halloween

TB145, a medium-sized chunk of rock and ice could that cause ‘continental-scale devastation’, will fly by at a distance slightly farther away than the moon<p>A large asteroid discovered only weeks ago will tear past the Earth on Halloween, Nasa has announced, estimating that it will come closer than …

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and professor specializing in the science of fears. Here's what she can tell you about overcoming yours.<p>Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary …

Self-improvement

2 types of child abuse have the same consequences

Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect, report researchers.<p>The finding complements existing imaging research showing that …

Psychology

States That Declined To Expand Medicaid Face Higher Costs

The 22 states that didn't expand Medicaid eligibility as part of Obamacare last year saw their costs to provide health care to the poor rise twice as fast as states that extended benefits to more low-income residents.<p>It's a counterintuitive twist for those states whose governors, most Republicans …

Health Care

Lungs lose function as obese patients age

Adult asthma patients who are obese have worse lung function and more difficulty controlling their symptoms than asthma patients who are not obese. A …

Medicine

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Gear & Gadgets

Brain scans suggest schizophrenia is not one disease

Different abnormalities in brain anatomy match certain symptoms of schizophrenia—and not others.<p>Researchers say the discovery, based on MRI scans of …

Neuroscience

Fungus ‘pharmacist’ can cure (or kill) butterflies

Biologists know that butterflies use plant toxins as a drug to cure their offspring of parasitic infections. Now they’ve discovered that the fungi …

Caterpillars

Caffeine Makes For Busy Bees, Not Productive Ones

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>A caffeinated bee is a busier bee. It’ll work harder to find food, and to communicate the location of said food to other bees. It will, however, misjudge the quality of the food it finds, and so make its colony less productive. The irony of writing …

Insects

Does dyslexia make it hard to learn sounds?

The way we acquire new skills, such as riding a bike, is called procedural learning, and scientists think it may affect how people with dyslexia …

Carnegie Mellon University

A new kind of printed 'artificial skin' turns pressure into nerve pulses

A new type of sensor could help pave the way for "artificial skin" that can accurately and efficiently mimic a real sense of touch. In a study published today in <i>Science</i>, a group of Stanford University engineers successfully created a stretchable circuit that can sense pressure and transmit the …

Would men choose sex over food? Somehow I doubt it

It's no surprise that men would swear blind they prefer hot congress to a jalfrezi, says Judith Woods, but can we trust this study?<p>Did you know that researchers have discovered men prefer sex to food? No, me neither, but it was in the newspapers so it must be true.<p>My first thought was: which men …

Why sex ed should include info about drinking

If a young woman’s first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may …

High School

Viruses Can Be Genetically Modified To Transmit Energy

Viral solar panels could be most efficient ever<p>Plants absorb sunlight and convert it to energy with nearly perfect efficiency—none of the energy goes to waste. Electrical engineers are always striving for that kind of efficiency, but nowhere is it more pronounced than in solar panels. Even the best …

Pluto filled with 'spectacular colours' and varying terrain, Nasa's New Horizons mission reveals

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft discovered towering ice mountains and ridges, rolling plains, and icebergs floating in lakes of frozen nitrogen<p>Pluto is a world of "spectacular" colours, dramatic surface features and dynamic geology, the first published results from a fly-by of the dwarf planet have …

Modern life is rubbish? Sleep is just the same as ever, say scientists

Study of sleep patterns of groups living in Tanzania, Namibia and Bolivia with lifestyles similar to our paleolithic ancestors shows similar late-night habits to humans with internet and TV-based routines<p>If we could only get back to ancient times when our lives were spent hunting deer, picking …

A Columbia Student Opened a Restaurant in His Dorm Room

And he’s booked through December.<p>Pith is a newcomer to New York’s restaurant scene. It’s very intimate and very exclusive, with only four diners …

College & University

PSA: Never Pack Spare Lithium Batteries in Checked Baggage When Flying

The FAA has published a new warning about the danger of storing spare lithium batteries in checked bags. The batteries, which are widely used in the …

28 Rustic Decorating Ideas For Your Home This Fall

Every time I see a piece of rustic made furniture added to any decor, I am reminded of the old times. When things were at a much slower pace and you …

Woman says she secretly recorded Jared Fogle's conversations

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Rochelle Herman first heard Jared Fogle's alleged off-color comments about young girls, she was so disturbed, she knew she had to do something, she said.<p>She recorded conversations with him for the FBI.<p>Fogle, a pitchman for Subway at the time, was attending a health event at a school in …

Crime

Masses of dead fish wash up near Tianjin blast site

The Chinese government has denied that the dead fish died from cyanide poisoning<p>Masses of dead fish have washed up on a riverbank near the Tianjin blast site where 3,000 tons of toxic chemical exploded last Wednesday in northern China.<p>A sea of dead fish washed up on a section of the Hai River on …

Army kicking out decorated Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim

EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Army is kicking out a decorated Green Beret after an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a boy and beating up his mother when she reported the incident.<p>The case of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland now has …

Time for Forbes to compile a genderless list of top-paid actors

Photograph: Matt Petit/Ampas/EPA<p>Patricia Arquette accepts the Oscar for actress in a supporting role for Boyhood – and highlighted gender pay disparity in her speech.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/21/1440154557944/89773f8a-015a-404c-a1aa-d2d050abffc1-460x276.jpeg<p>…