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These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Egremnoi, Greece<p>It’s hard to find a spot on Lefkada Island that doesn’t have spectacular views of the crystal clear Ionian Sea, but Egremnoi (or …

Hitting Bill O’Reilly Where It Hurts

Can activists use big business to stop a conservative media juggernaut?<p>Throughout the day on Wednesday, the list—and presumably, Bill O’Reilly’s headache—kept growing. Twenty-four companies announced they were pulling their advertisements from his wildly popular, if hyper-partisan, <i>O’Reilly Factor</i>, …

Feminism

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

South-east Asia

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

How Fast Will Your Brain Age? Scientists Identify Key Gene

Your brain may start aging at a dramatically faster rate when you hit age 65 — or it may not, depending on which version of a particular gene you …

CRISPR Could Change The World, But Right Now $90 Million Is Enough

There’s nothing like a business development deal to give a sense of scale to a mountain of scientific hype.<p>That’s what happened this morning, when Allergan, the eye-drug and Botox maker, signed a deal with Editas Medicine, which owns licenses to the patents for using a technology called CRISPR for …

Biotechnology

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

Why Do Some People Get Autism? Genes Linked to Development Of Spectrum Disorder Also Improve Brain Power, Scientists Say

Is autism becoming more prevalent because it’s good for the future of humanity? New research suggests evolution is favoring the disorder: A study in</i> …

Autism

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

[<i>Ed. note: Portions of this review previously appeared in our pre-review for</i> The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild<i>. The contents of this review are applicable only to the Nintendo Switch version of</i> Breath of the Wild <i>at this time.</i>]<p>With <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, one of the …

These realistic versions of Pokémon are pure nightmare fodder

Ever wondered what Pokemon would look like if they existed in real life?<p>Not exactly cute and cuddly, if these pictures are anything to go by.<p>British …

‘XX’ Is A Feminist Horror Film Anthology To Die For

While it’s no secret that women are underrepresented in Hollywood, they’re even less present in the horror genre. When we do see them, they’re …

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams are going to show Stranger Things how it’s done

Last year, Netflix scored an unexpected hit with <i>Stranger Things</i>, a show that combined the influence of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg into one glorious, retro-80s treat. Audiences apparently weren’t the only ones that noticed, because now King and Spielberg heir apparent J.J. Abrams have …

Construction

NSFW teaser trailer for horror movie The Void is freaky as hell

One of the best-reviewed films to hit the horror festival circuit over the past year, <i>The Void</i> stars Aaron Poole as a police officer named Carter who …

Construction

The very microbes that helped humans evolve now make us sick

Our bodies have not changes as much as the standard for what constitutes a good microbe versus a bad one.<p>Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s …

Microbiology

Hope for millions of cancer sufferers as groundbreaking study reveals salmonella can wipe out tumours

Doctors have hailed a ­groundbreaking study that found salmonella can wipe out tumours, giving hope to millions of sufferers.<p>The food poisoning bug …

Organoids - the future of medical research

Most of the research behind new medical advances is carried out using either animal tissues or cancer cells. Both tools have their problems: results …

Bioengineering

A newly-proposed bill targets endangered species, may condemn them to extinction

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act<p>Republicans in Congress are once again trying to change the Endangered Species Act in a way that would make it harder to protect species at risk of extinction. The bill, introduced last week in the House of Representatives, would require government agencies …

Conservation

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Clean Energy

Teenage Photographer Captures Life In Hong Kong In The 1950s

Street photography is nothing like shooting in the studio, because you're capturing life in the moment and shooting from a bystander's perspective …

Photography

Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos and sharing the money with publishers

Mark Zuckerberg has been building a video empire. Time to turn it into a business.<p>Facebook wants to show more ads to people who watch its videos and start making money for the people who supply it with those videos.<p>Industry sources say the social network is going to start testing a new “mid-roll” …

Advertising

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

According to new figures, the US dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?<p>Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually …

4 Biotech Stocks to Buy in January

When an entire sector goes on sale it tends to create bargains. There's no doubt that the biotech sector has the blue-light special flashing right now, as it has massively underperformed the <b>S&P 500</b> year to date. Knowing that, we asked a team of healthcare contributors to highlight a biotech stock …

Biotechnology

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology