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Researchers Have Found a Way to Delay Aging

Focusing on the Cell’s Power House<p>More and more, scientists are becoming convinced that aging is a disease that can be stopped or, at least, slowed. …

Smartphone problems? Space particles may be to blame

Here's a new one. Space particles from the sun and even distant black holes are affecting microelectronic devices more than ever, according to a recent study from Vanderbilt University. Chip manufacturers are packing in more transistors, increasing the chances a high-energy particle will strike …

Plane-sized flying reptile was a feared killer in Transylvania

A giant flying reptile the size of a plane may have been the largest and most feared predator in ancient Transylvania. After examining the enormous …

Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?

There is a crisis brewing in the cosmos, or perhaps in the community of cosmologists. The universe seems to be expanding too fast, some astronomers say.<p>Recent measurements of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with a hard-won “standard model” of the cosmos that has …

Universe

Editorial: Fetal tissue bill is anti-life, anti-science

Among the threats to scientific advances are politicians who do not understand science. Unfortunately, too many of these politicians land jobs in the …

Prenatal Development

Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer's disease, says study

Research finds distinctive language deficits in people with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia<p>Rambling and long-winded anecdotes could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research that suggests subtle changes in speech style occur years before the more serious …

Dementia

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Flight attendant to black female doctor: ‘We’re looking for actual physicians’

Tamika Cross, a physician, was midway through a flight from Detroit to Minneapolis when a passenger emergency sent her into “doctor mode.”<p>Sometime after takeoff, a man two rows in front of her suddenly became unresponsive, she said, and flight attendants called for help.<p>Cross, an obstetrician and …

Flying
Paleontology

Driveclub VR is the most impressive virtual reality racer yet

There are two types of people in the world: those who play racing games in cockpit view, and those who prefer a behind-the-car chase camera. I've always been firmly in the latter camp, since I tend to play arcade-style games like <i>Outrun</i> and <i>Ridge Racer</i> where judging the arc of a drift is important. …

Virtual Reality

Acer Spin 7

<b>The Good</b> The Acer Spin 7's a well-designed laptop with a nice touchscreen and sturdy 360-degree hinge, pretty good sound and a smoothly operating keyboard and touchpad.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its performance doesn't match similarly equipped and priced competitors and there's no stylus support for Windows Ink.<p><b>The</b> …

Consumer Tech

New kind of virus makes scientists rethink infection

The virus comes in many parts<p>A new kind of virus is making scientists rethink how infection works. This virus, found in mosquitoes, is broken up into several pieces. If the mosquito doesn’t come into contact with at least a few pieces, it won’t get infected.<p>This shakes up our existing knowledge, …

Microbiology

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts from the International Space Station.<p>NASA astronaut Kate Rubins waved goodbye as the Dragon slowly flew away Friday morning. Six hours later, the spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific, just off …

Space Exploration

Googly-eyed sea creature spotted off California coast delights scientists

A team of scientists exploring the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast have come across a creature that looks like it could be part of a “Pokemon Go” game.<p>The purple, googly-eyed animal — which according to scientists aboard the exploration ship E/V Nautilus looks like a cross between …

Tiny Stanford invention purifies water in minutes using the sun

A device smaller than a postage stamp could make a big impact on the everyday hiker, and possibly developing nations.<p>Is that a piece of bark in your drink? A bug, maybe? Nope. It's a tiny water-purifying tablet powered by the sun.<p>The device comes from scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC …

Clean Energy

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed …

It turns out many ISIS recruits don’t know much about Islam

A recent trove of documents linked to the Islamic State reveals an increasingly pronounced phenomenon: Many of the young recruits to the extremist organization don't know much about Islam.<p>In a report published this week, the Associated Press analyzed the entry form documents of some 4,030 foreign …

Terrorism

Researchers validate ancient astronomical structures

University of Adelaide research has for the first time statistically proven that the earliest standing stone monuments of Britain, the great circles, …

This lucky planet has triple sunsets - Futurity

Astronomers have discovered a planet where you'd either experience constant daylight or enjoy triple sunsets each day, depending on the seasons.

Zoology

2016 July 11 - Aurorae on Jupiter

<b>Aurorae on Jupiter</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble<p><b>Explanation:</b> Jupiter has aurorae. Like Earth, the magnetic field of the gas giant funnels charged …

Astronomy

More assassins on the radar: As many as 24 new species of assassin bugs described - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

As many as 24 assassin bugs new to science were discovered and described by Dr. Guanyang Zhang and his colleagues. In their article, published in the …

Astronomers Just Discovered a Morse Code Message in The Dunes of Mars

Not aliens.<p>NASA has spotted a series of strange, dark dunes on Mars that look uncannily like the dots and dashes that make up Morse code.<p>This isn't …

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in jail for Reeva Steenkamp murder

Former South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete sentenced after shooting dead his girlfriend at his home<p>Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete who killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, by firing four bullets through a closed toilet door, has been sentenced to a …

Crime

Scientists Set to Model the Universe With 'Full' Theory of General Relativity

If you want to calculate how gravity shapes the universe, then Einstein’s got the equations for you—he set them down 100 years ago in his …

3tags.org

Europe

Gas Giants Could Have a Layer of Mysterious 'Dark Hydrogen'

We've just found a third form of hydrogen.<p>For the first time, scientists have successfully forced hydrogen into a state that exists between metal and …

Chemistry

Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland inspired some very creative British profanity

It’s no secret that much of Scotland despises Donald Trump, and has for years, thanks to his controversial golf course plans and his showy arrogance when visiting his mother’s homeland.<p>He made his first foreign trip as presumptive US GOP presidential nominee to Turnberry, his golf course in …

Scotland

Riding Segway's hoverboard is like skiing on LA's streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new self-balancing electric scooter from Segway grows on you. Like a comfortable pair of shoes, it takes you places, but on wheels.<p>Unlike a skateboard that can shoot out from under you, Segway's MiniPro — and all hoverboards for that matter — try to stay under your center of …

Kendall Jenner

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to stay healthy, say scientists

The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy, Kings College scientists say.<p>A major review of 28 recent studies has concluded that keeping calories down late at night is the secret to combating …

Nutrition