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To find the first Americans, search below the sea

5a11bd67-6fa5-4410-bfba-0a3ba3a21a40<p>To find the first Americans, search below the …

Anthropology

An 87-year-old scientist may have just unlocked the secret to growing rice in saltwater

Yuan Longping, an 87-year-old Chinese scientist, has spent his life working to feed a world hungry for rice. Now he's wading into saltier territory.<p>Longping is developing a new high-yield strain of rice that can grow in saltwater paddies.<p>The traditional process of cultivating rice requires a field …

Agriculture

San Diego Declares Health Emergency Amid Hepatitis A Outbreak

San Diego's homeless population has been hit hardest by the highly contagious hepatitis A virus.<p>The outbreak, which began in November, has spread after vaccination and educational programs in the city failed to reduce the infection rate. The virus attacks the liver.<p>The public health declaration …

Public Health

End of the 'rip-off': all charges for paying by card to be banned

All extra charges added to payments for goods and services made by card are to be outlawed, ending a “rip-off” that costs Britons hundreds of millions of pounds a year, the government has announced.<p>Fees for paying with plastic – most commonly a credit card – are routinely levied on everything from …

Finance

Russia Warns U.S. After Downing of Syrian Warplane

WASHINGTON — Long-running tensions between the United States and Russia erupted publicly on Monday as Moscow condemned the American military’s downing of a Syrian warplane and threatened to target aircraft flown by the United States and its allies west of the Euphrates.<p>The Russians also said they …

Middle East

Bill Nye the Science Guy on Trump: 'We are in a dangerous place'

Bill Nye, the face of science in US popular culture, has attacked Donald Trump’s “dangerous” dismissal of climate change and planned cuts to research ahead of the first March for Science in Washington DC.<p>Nye, an engineer and educator known as “the science guy” through his TV appearances, said …

Donald Trump

A physicist debunks the biggest myth about the Bermuda Triangle

In recent years, theories have popped up that a rush of methane bubbles from the seafloor could be what's causing ships to sink in the Bermuda Triangle. It might sound plausible at first, but bubble physicist Helen Czerski explains why this theory is completely false.<p>Read more about everyday …

Take heart, Mother!: 21 brilliant films that flopped at the box-office

Film Industry

Google just cracked one of the building blocks of web encryption (but don’t worry)

It’s all over for SHA-1<p>Today, Google made major waves in the cryptography world, announcing a public collision in the SHA-1 algorithm. It’s a deathblow to what was once one of the most popular algorithms in cryptography, and a crisis for anyone still using the function. The good news is, almost no …

Salmonella flags cancer to the immune system when injected into tumours, scientists find

The food poisoning bug salmonella can be injected into tumours to flag cancer to the immune system so that it can be quickly cleared from the body, scientists have shown.<p>Cancer is extremely good at evading the body’s immune system, largely because a tumour is normal tissue which has gone awry, so …

Immune System

These Artificial Cells Are Not Alive - But They Just Passed The Turing Test

They're communicating with bacteria.<p>Scientists have built artificial cells that are so life-like, they've tricked natural cells into thinking they're …

Artificial Intelligence

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

Consciousness

Here’s the Secret of Bernard's Name on 'Westworld'

As if finding out you’re a robot isn’t bad enough, Bernard Lowe is having a bunch of truth bombs lobbed his way in the final few episode of HBO’s</i> …

Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans?<p>According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person?<p>Researchers …

Artificial Intelligence

Mysterious blue sphere spotted zooming past Sun by NASA satellite

This 'UFO' was first captured by NASA'S SECCHI STEREO HI1 satellite on November 15.<p>A set of photographs taken by a NASA satellite apparently depicts …