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New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Universe

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

If We All Did These 4 Things, It Would Cut the Cancer Death Rate in Half

Researchers have identified simple lifestyle factors that could make a huge difference.<p>If you’ve ever doubted that a few healthy lifestyle changes …

Cancer

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

The Rise of Python: The Must Learn Programming language

Python is one the most popular coding languages today. Python is used to build desktop apps and web apps alike, and it has great tools for data …

Python Programming

Blind people could have sight restored after stem cell trial success

Advance could mean 'affordable off-the-shelf therapy' to treat age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of sight loss in the UK<p>Patients …

Here’s what the critics are saying about ‘Ready Player One’

Another masterpiece for Spielberg?<p>The first reviews are in for <i>Ready Player One</i>, and it looks like Steven Spielberg might have another addition to his …

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

Babies can logically reason even before they can talk

Jean Piaget was wrong<p>One-year-old babies may not be able to speak, but they are able to think logically, according to new research that shows the earliest known foundation of our ability to reason.<p>Legendary psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we didn’t have logical reasoning abilities until we …

Johns Hopkins University

Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals, Denisovans and our ancestors were mixing and mingling a long time ago -- and some of our genetics can be traced back to these archaic humans.<p>In Asians, as much as 3% of an individual's DNA may be Neanderthal. For Europeans, it's as much as 2%. A new study has found that our …

Anthropology

'Feeling' Recreated in Amputees' Robotic Arms—Here's How

The discovery may help amputees feel more control over their artificial limbs.<p>When it comes to moving your limbs, you don’t need to see to believe. Intuitively, you know where your limbs are, as well as the positions they’re making.<p>This kind of awareness, called kinesthesia, is missing from …

Learn Python and you could put yourself on track to make a six-figure salary

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell<p>“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with …

Alzheimer's Disease

9 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes And Heart Disease

<b>1. INTRODUCTION</b><p>Attempting to go alkaline?<br>It’s much easier when you understand which foods assist your get to and remain in an alkaline state. A basic …

Nearby Trappist-1 Solar System Has Two Planets That Appear Warm and Friendly to Life

Scientists only announced less than a year ago that they had spotted seven small planets huddled around a star called TRAPPIST-1. Now new research …

Nuclear fusion: the end of our energy problem?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Professor Thomas Klinger heads up one of the world's most advanced nuclear fusion projects at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany, where 400 scientists from around the world have invested over one million manpower hours to build the Wendelstein 7-X, a prototype nuclear fusion …

Energy

Never-Before-Seen Viruses With Weird DNA Were Just Discovered in The Ocean

Holy crap!<p>The ocean is crowded. As many as 10 million viruses can be found squirming in a single millilitre of its water, and it turns out they have …

Unemployment blamed for man's suicide on train tracks

Kimberley - Unemployment has been blamed for the death of a 28-year-old “IT whizzkid” from Kimberley who committed suicide by lying in front an …

NASA

Woman says she is her own twin sister due to rare genetic condition

Taylor Muhl, like nearly 1 in every 30 people born in the world today, is a twin. What sets her apart, however, is that Muhl is technically her <i>own</i> twin.<p>Muhl, a singer and entertainer from California, has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called chimerism, meaning that she and her …

Genetics

Century-old belief about nerve cells disproved at Israeli University

New research into the origin of degenerative diseases could result.<p>><br>• ><p>An active neuron (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)<p>Bar-Ilan University …

We Have Failed to Regulate Thousands of Potentially Hazardous Chemicals, Warn Scientists

This is not a drill.<p>This week, the US government delayed a ban on three hazardous chemicals known to be dangerous and even lethal to human beings, …

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

Fitness

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

David Cassidy’s Last Four Words Revealed by Daughter - They're Haunting

David Cassidy’s final words as divulged by his daughter reveal the pathos of the entertainment icon’s passing Tuesday at the age of 67.<p>“Words cant …

Scientists Have Created a Synthetic Molecule That Could Be The Key to Ending Antibiotic Resistance

"I wouldn't say I feel safe, but it's clear we're making progress."<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called …

When this feral child was found, his story threatened the hierarchy between human and animals

John of Liege was caught in the woods of Belgium<p>During the religious wars in Europe in the early 17th century, villagers in Liege, Belgium noticed a …

Climate Change Alarmism Is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out,’ Retired NASA Physicist Says

HOUSTON—Unvalidated climate models that don’t correspond with physical data and the requirements of the scientific method contribute to unfounded …

With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

Screen time may be harming the mental health of our teens.<p>By<p>Nov 15 2017, 2:01 PM<p>Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In …

Mental Health