Yousra Ben Ali

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US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Nasa's 'holy grail': Solar system that could support alien life discovered

Scientists have found a new solar system filled with planets that look like Earth and could support life, Nasa has announced.<p>At least three of the …

Shoulda, woulda, coulda: How to stop overthinking

Worrying too much? Try a psychologist's advice on how to be positive and find perspective<p>If you're one of those people who obsess over making …

Sofa

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does

When you are depressed and anxious, you get hit by two kinds of stigma. People will often say that you’re being weak or self-indulgent and just need …

World Health Organization

Too much stress can make you physically ill. Researchers now may know why.

It’s not a surprise when cold and flu season strike once a year with aches, pains and bodily misery. However, something even more virulent has the ability to make us ill year-round: stress.<p>I know a bit about the link between stress and illness first hand. Four years ago, I set out to regenerate a …

Immune System

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

This Single Test Could Identify Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

Blood tests are no fun. Luckily, a group of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with others, have come up …

Immune System

These Caterpillars Chow Down on Plastic Bags

Remember <i>The Very Hungry</i> <i>Caterpillar</i>? He may have some serious real-life competition because scientists have discovered that a common caterpillar can …

Psychology Explains Why You're Always Late

And what to do about it.<p>Always running late?<p>Despite your best intentions, you show up at least 10 minutes after you say you will. At least you’re dependable, right?<p>Chronic lateness isn’t thoughtlessness or “bad subway luck,” it’s a personality profile, according to research. There are multiple …

Paris apartments, modern and airy, used to be a 19th-century photo studio

The two rooftop abodes get exceptional natural light<p>Ah. Here’s yet another home we’d move to Paris for. This cleverly renovated pair of apartments may appear to be thoroughly modern—The glass! The lines! The unexpected mirrored volume on the lower floor!—but the space was built in the 19th century …

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

Sleep

Revealed: the more time that children chat on social media, the less happy they feel

Study shows using Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp can have an adverse effect on self-esteem<p>Perhaps Facebook should carry a health warning. A study has revealed that the children who spend more time on online social networks feel less happy in almost all aspects of their lives.<p>The research by a …

Social Media

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

66% of Cancers Are Caused by DNA Error, Not Environment or Lifestyle, Finds Johns Hopkins Study

We usually attribute cancer to inherited genes such as the BRACA1 or BRACA2 mutations, responsible for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Or else, …

Are you drinking too much coffee?

When it comes to health, the assumption is you can never get too much of a good thing — or can you? If a little is good, a lot must be great.<p>But having too much water, caffeine, exercise, and sleep can potentially have harmful impacts on your health.<p>Are you drinking too much water?<p>Our bodies are …

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Self-improvement

The One Question That Will Change Your Life.

We all share the same set of wishes. We also have similar wants, dreams, and desires. We want to feel good. Live an effortless life while having well paid jobs, awesome relationships, stimulating sex-life, amazing bodies and to be at the center of everyone's attention. We want to own the world. We …

Are you too old to find success? | Oliver Burkeman

The web is cluttered with listicles offering the supposedly reassuring information that, say, JK Rowling wasn’t a publishing sensation until, well, her early 30s<p>At what age are you too old to achieve breakthrough success in your field? That question fascinates so many people, I suspect, because …

Why Finding Time Each Day For Creativity Makes You Happier

Creative activities can trigger an "upward spiral" of well-being, psychologists find.<p>Kurt Vonnegut once said that practicing any art ― no matter how badly ― makes the soul grow. “So do it,” he wisely advised.<p>Psychologists have now come to a similar conclusion. According to a recent study out of New …

Creativity

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Artificial Intelligence