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Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Immunotherapy

This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As Silicon Valley continues to aggressively push the technological envelope – tinkering with self-driving cars, delivery drones and intelligent digital agents – the separation between 'human' jobs 'robotic' ones is getting blurry. Almost …

Should we be treating suicide differently?

Robin Williams’ recent death has triggered many discussions about suicide. But as David Robson discovers, scientists are finding new ways to identify those at risk – potentially opening the way for better targeted treatments.<p>It is so easy to read meaning into the smallest things after a tragedy. In …

This Pill Can Stop HIV

So why is no one taking it?<p>The drug that could end the HIV pandemic is already here. Branded Truvada, this pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevents HIV infection by blocking the virus’s ability to replicate. “It’s a big deal,” says Robert Grant, a leading HIV/AIDS investigator at the University of …

Aspirin may help overweight women fight breast cancer

Overweight women with breast cancer stayed disease-free longer when they added aspirin or ibuprofen to their treatment regimen, a preliminary study …

Cancer

1,024 Robots Self-Assemble Into Any Shape You Want

Hi, guys! There sure are a lot of you.<p>How does one charge 1,000 robots? It would be a pain to plug them all in individually. Luckily, there's an easier way with Kilobots. These little robots have round bodies about the diameter of a quarter, with a metal spring on top and three thin metal legs. To …

Researchers discover a way to cause surface coating properties to change in less than a second

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from Russia, Lebanon and Germany has found a way to cause a polymer coating to respond to …

Lab-Grown Neurons Deliver a Real-Time Glimpse Into How the Brain Works

Currently, researchers study the human brain by inference. Because they can’t closely observe a living brain in the lab as its owner goes about his …

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'more dangerous than nukes'

Elon Musk, the US billionaire behind projects such as SpaceX and Tesla, has warned that artificial intelligence is “potentially more dangerous than …

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, for example, believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.<p>Kevin Kelly, …

Higgs Boson May Explain the Earliest Expansion of the Universe

Figure 1: The influence of the Higgs boson and its field (inset) on cosmological inflation could manifest in the observation of gravitational waves …

Physics

New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery

An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars …

New ways to treat solid tumours

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of scientists has shown that an antibody against the protein EphA3, found in the micro-environment of solid …

Injected bacteria found to reduce tumors in rats, dogs and humans

Bacteria found in soil called <i>Clostridium novyi</i> (<i>C. novyi</i>) is known to cause tissue-damaging infections. But researchers from John Hopkins Kimmel …

Cancer

Researchers identify a brain 'switchboard' important in attention and sleep

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of …

Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Mental health issues like depression, anxiety and substance abuse often start in adolescence, then peak in young adulthood. But for young people who don't have steady jobs or stable paychecks, getting help can be tough.<p>A popular provision of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2010 aimed to …

This is the bogus drug that scammers are selling to cure Ebola

'Possible benefits of the raw powder may include…'<p>There's nothing new about companies capitalizing on fear. For every health scare, there's a bogus cure, and for every existing illness there are a ton of supplements and sham products purported to treat or prevent it. Yet there’s something …

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

Planned developments spark concerns over commercialization of America’s most iconic park.<p>At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen. …

Gamescom 2014: The Sun Will Burn Out Before You See All of No Man’s Sky

Seeing everything in No Man's Sky will take over five billion years.<p>While showing off No Man’s Sky at Gamescom this week, Hello Games co-founder Sean …

War Thunder in development for PS4's Project Morpheus

Gaijin Entertainment's <i>War Thunder</i> is in development for the still not-quite-real Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 virtual reality kit, the developer announced this week.<p>The end result, the developers say, will be a game with stereoscopic 3D battles and a 360 degree panoramic view of the …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

iPhone 5C is for Midwesterners, 5S is for Northeasterners

When Apple launched the iPhone 5C and 5S last September, it was the first time the company had released two new iPhone models simultaneously. (It may do this again in a few weeks.) The 5C, with a colorful, plastic case, was slower and less expensive. The 5S, featuring a fingerprint-scanning …

Mobile Technology

Apple investor sues execs over illegal poaching deals, cites Jobs as “walking antitrust violation”

In the latest fallout over an illegal no-hire scheme by Silicon Valley companies, an Apple shareholder is suing CEO Tim Cook and other company …

Windows 9 preview expected next month

Microsoft is expected to deliver an early preview version of Windows Threshold next month, the codename for what will likely be named Windows 9. The software maker has been gradually working on the release over the past several months, adding and tweaking features ready for a "technology preview" …

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his …

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera on charges of fraud and material breaches in their acquisition of Current Media, POLITICO has learned.<p>Gore and Hyatt, the co-founders of Current Media, say that Al Jazeera has unlawfully refused to …

Germany “accidentally” spied on Hillary Clinton phone call, report says

The U.S. spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and that’s a pretty big deal because she’s a head of state, but this wasn’t purely a one-sided …

American Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly: 'I Am Recovering in Every Way'

An American doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia released a statement on Friday in which he said he was “recovering in every way,” and said he was looking forward to being reunited with his family. “There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged,” Dr. Kent Brantly wrote in the …