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How scientists aim to combat ‘Darwin’s nightmare’ — the invasive lionfish

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>Lionfish have voracious appetites that are upsetting coral reef ecosystems from Rhode Island to Venezuela.<p>But a new nonprofit …

Fish

Police take step toward creating ‘wanted’ posters from DNA, thanks to new study

It’s no secret that there is a genetic aspect to our looks ‒ how many times have you heard you look like a relative? It turns out that specific …

Postmortem of obese woman to be subject of BBC3 documentary

The impact obesity has on the human body will be the subject of a documentary in which a doctor performs a postmortem on a woman who died weighing 17 stone (108kg). The BBC3 programme will examine what happens inside the human body when a person is overweight.<p>Pathologist Dr Mike Osborn, a …

Obesity

7 Questions You Have to Ask Yourself Before You Break Up

At some point in your relationship, you will be faced with this frightening question: <i>Should we break up?</i> I've asked myself (and the guy I’m dating, …

Self-esteem

These horizontal charts show history from a whole new perspective

Without a foundational, tree-trunk understanding of all parts of history, we often forget the things we do learn, leaving even our favorite parts of history a bit hazy in our heads.<p>Blogging about history is asking for trouble. Portray nearly any story or person as an Aladdin or a Jafar and you'll …

Henry Viii

We Can Now 'Cut And Paste' RNA in Addition to DNA, And It Could Disable Viruses

Science gets smarter.<p>You've probably heard of CRISPR - the gene editing tool that essentially lets scientists cut and paste DNA, removing things like …

I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Medical Research

When DNA Implicates the Innocent

In December 2012 a homeless man named Lukis Anderson was charged with the murder of Raveesh Kumra, a Silicon Valley multimillionaire, based on DNA …

The Whole Of Space Travel Illustrated On One Beautiful Chart

A new illustration by <i>Pop Chart Lab</i> takes us through years of space travel, all in a single chart. The <i>Chart of Cosmic Exploration</i> documents every …

How American High School Students Invented the Modern Way of Dating

The turn of the millennium was not the first time that the American media had been transfixed by young people partying right up to the brink of …

The Silicon Valley school that has no teachers, subjects or fees

A revolutionary coding school that has no teachers, lesson plans nor tuition fees is set to be opened in Silicon Valley.<p>A new branch of the …

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

A 55-year-old marriage answers the question, ‘Is love a feeling or a choice?’

By Nadia Koontz, Advertising Director • March 18, 2016 • 1 Comment<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you …

Relationships

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

To eat or not to eat: The science behind running on empty

My brain loves science, but my body begs to differ.<p>Regarding the research I'm about to share — research about exercise and an empty stomach — my body scoffs and says, "Ha, ha! Nope!"<p>Let me start out by saying I possess a finicky digestive system that doesn't like food sloshing about during …

The MIT blackjack prodigy who inspired the movie ‘21’ sold his first startup for $500 million — now he’s back with another one

He would know because he was part of the infamous MIT blackjack team that inspired the 2008 Kevin Spacey movie "21."<p>"Blackjack has really strengthened me over the years, to go through the ups and downs of business," Lee told Business Insider.<p>Lee has the track record to back it up. He took his first …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

Can you solve the '100 hat riddle' used by Google in job interviews?

A riddle used during job interviews for Google has proven to be no problem for artificial intelligence.<p>A team from the University of Oxford, Canadian …

Why You’re Still Smarter Than a Computer

Computers today are smart. Recently, they’ve mastered the art of one of the most difficult board games. They’ve proven themselves capable of reading …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Space Science

Babies see things we can’t: The incredible science behind our evolving vision

Japanese research indicates 3- and 4-month-old children possess a unique sensitivity to variant information<p>Take a look at the red chips on the two Rubik cubes below. They are actually orange on the left and purple on the right, if you look at them in isolation. They only appear more or less equally …

Asteroid Won't Hit Earth In March, But It's Getting Closer

Do not panic. An asteroid isn't hitting Earth—yet. However, a small asteroid that keeps passing by us is getting dangerously close. You will get an …

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most shocking science "facts" that are bizarrely wrong about food, animals, the Earth, biology, space, …

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

But according to one group of psychiatrists, these men aren't Hollywood's most realistic psychopaths.<p>In fact, they may not be psychopaths at all.<p>Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a varying combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths kill without remorse, mutilating …

We’ll never learn more about space unless we build a starship

With a growing number of Earth-like exoplanets discovered in recent years, it is becoming increasingly frustrating that we can’t visit them. After all, our knowledge of the planets in our own solar system would be pretty limited if it weren’t for the space probes we’d sent to explore them.<p>The …

Space Travel

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There's an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

Earth Science

Study Says This New Food-Labeling System Could Drastically Change People’s Eating Habits

A calorie is a pretty abstract idea. Scientifically, it’s “the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by …

Here Are 2015's Top 50 Running Songs, According to Spotify

Spotify analyzed what runners listened to in 2015 to come up with this ultimate list of running songs.<p>For many runners, a good playlist is as …