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Taiwan Dentist Is Ordered to Pay Mother, Who Financed His Education, Nearly $1 Million

TAIPEI, Taiwan — It is an age-old arrangement, and one that is usually implicit: Parents pay for their children’s educations, and hope that in their old age the children will support them.<p>But in a case that made its way to Taiwan’s highest court, a mother who had financed her son’s dental training …

Display showdown: AMOLED vs LCD vs Retina vs Infinity Display

It can be argued that the display on your smartphone is its most important feature, as it is the principle way in which you interact with your device. A poor display means a poor user experience. As with all tech, it is easy to spot an under-performer, however the differences between a good display …

Drug 100 times stronger than heroin arrives in Britain and causes six deaths

A synthetic opioid that is 100 times more powerful than heroin is being added to batches of the street drug and is thought to have claimed the lives of at least six addicts in recent weeks.<p>Fentanyl - which was blamed for the death of the pop star Prince year - and carfentanyl has been detected in …

Natural Disasters

What is the LG G6's 18:9 aspect ratio all about? - Gary explains

Now that LG has launched the G6 we have a couple of new phrases to add to our vocabularies, “18:9 aspect ratio” and “FullVision”. So what is an aspect ratio? What is 18:9? Why isn’t it called a 2:1 aspect ratio? And what does Charlie Chaplin have do to with it? Let me explain.<p>Aspect ratios<p>The …

Charlie Chaplin

WHO names 12 bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health

Antibiotic resistance could make c-sections, transplants and chemotherapy too dangerous to perform, warns World Health Organisation<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a list of the 12 bacteria which pose the greatest threat to human health because they are resistant to …

7 Amazing Animal Organs People Don't Have

Under-eye "flashlights," venom glands, claspers. Nature abounds with body parts that aren't found in humans.<p>We humans like to explore the world, but sometimes we even find surprises in our own bodies.<p>Take the mesentery, a membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall. A new study …

Zoology

Scientists Found Two Black Holes Right Near the Milky Way

NASA's x-ray telescope gives us a glimpse into the centers of nearby galaxies.<p>Filed Under Milky Way, NASA, Satellites & Stars<p>The revolution will not …

Hackers Are Hijacking Phone Numbers And Breaking Into Email, Bank Accounts: How To Protect Yourself

If you have a cell phone and use Gmail, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter and the websites of banks and countless other web services, you are at risk of being hacked, having your money stolen, having sensitive information exposed and being blackmailed.<p>With just your phone …

Information Systems

New tax-levy on content providers

In context: Indian government introduces 'e-service' tax<p>30 Nov 2016New tax-levy on content providers<p>❮<p>ScopeE-Service Tax<p>According to CBDT circulars, …

Did the asteroid that did in the dinos drive up a temporary Mt. Everest?

A new study finds that the impact of the asteroid was so powerful that it caused rock in the Earth's crust to act like liquid.<p>When an asteroid …

World's smallest magnifying glass makes it possible to see chemical bonds between atoms

For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn't be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a …

University of Cambridge

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Jesus's Tomb Opened For First Time In Centuries

<b>Jerusalem:</b> Preservation experts have opened for the first time in at least two centuries what Christians believe is Jesus's tomb inside the Church of …

Is Proxima b a Planet Like Earth? Depends on Proxima Centauri's Hosting Skills

Scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest …

Amazing Vitamin That Will Stop Cancer Cells From Growing, We Need More Of It Than Doctors Say

In 2016, the number of new cancer diagnoses only in the United States is estimated to be around 1,658,370. This is what the statistics predicts about …

Vitamin D

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Could dark energy be caused by frozen neutrinos?

A new idea links the Standard Model’s most elusive particles with the zero-point energy of the Universe.<p><i>“If you’re puzzled by what dark energy is,</i> …

Scientists Develop 'Bionic Leaf' That Turns Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

The days of drilling for oil are numbered.<p>Westend61 via Getty Images<p>Scientists at Harvard University have found a way to create liquid fuels using …

Earth is warming 50x faster than when it comes out of an ice age

A major new study includes some scary implications about how rapidly humans are changing the Earth’s climate<p>Recently, The Guardian reported on a significant new study published in Nature Climate Change, finding that even if we meet our carbon reduction targets and stay below the 2°C global warming …

"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 …

Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

Scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence<p>‘Public alienation undermines scientific efforts to improve lives’ ‘Rogue scientists’ could exploit gene editing technology, experts warn<p>Machines …

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

Eight beauty mistakes that make your hair thin

Your hair is at its most fragile when wet.<p>Regardless of how many products you load it up with, hair thins with age and there is scarcely anything you …

7 Ways to Optimize Cholesterol

“My doctor says my LDL cholesterol is really high and he’s concerned,” is this week’s house call question. “Now you’re saying that I should eat more …

Holistic Medicine

Here's the only supplement you should take for a cold

In a 2011 review of studies of people who'd recently gotten sick, researchers looked at those who'd started taking zinc and compared them with those who just took a placebo. The ones on zinc had shorter colds and less severe symptoms.<p>Zinc is a trace element that the cells of our immune system rely …

Wellness

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Oslo (AFP) - Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded:<p>2015: The National Dialogue Quartet …