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Science scores major victory in fight against antibiotic resistance

A new test could slash the wait time for diagnoses and eliminate ineffective prescriptions<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>January 1, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Antibiotic resistance, which transforms ordinary microbes into menaces that cannot be easily controlled, …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R. Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins …

Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.<p>The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

The Rise of the DIY Abortion in Texas

A pill that revolutionized reproductive rights in Latin America is now gaining ground on the black market in South Texas.<p>The Alamo flea market sits right off South Texas’s lengthy Highway 83, a sprawling, dusty, labyrinth of a place. Under canopies in the converted parking lot, vendors in dark …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Arizona sends supplies to illegal immigrant children 'dumped' in warehouse

The state of Arizona has shipped mattresses, portable toilets, and showers to a warehouse in Nogales where over 700 illegal immigrant children have been "dumped" by federal agents using the facility as a makeshift holding center.<p>An official with the Department of Homeland Security told the …

Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety

A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.<p>“Some of the things I’m about to say might not make sense,” began O.M., a 22-year-old cancer survivor. He had the far-off look in his eyes that I recognized from so many of …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Exercise

Growing up poor makes kids' DNA look old

Children who grow up in underprivileged households show signs of premature chromosomal aging, reports <i>New Scientist.</i> Moreover, this form of genetic aging might explain why adults who grow up in poor or otherwise stressful environments are more likely to develop serious health problems, such as …

Our Universe Just May Exist In A Multiverse After All, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.<p>On Monday (March 17), scientists announced new findings that mark the …

Gravitational waves discovery: 'We have a first tantalising glimpse of the cosmic birth pangs'

The sighting came from a small telescope on the roof of a laboratory sat on the ice sheet three quarters of a mile from the geographic South Pole. First came the rumours. But then researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics went public. Their telescope had spotted indirect …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …

'Smoking Gun' Reveals How the Inflationary Big Bang Happened

New findings show that the universe underwent a burst of inflation that was seemingly faster than the speed of light in the first instant of its existence, throwing off a storm of exotic gravitational waves in the process.<p>The evidence comes from the BICEP2 experiment at the South Pole, which …

Dark Matter

Nearly Every Star Hosts at Least One Planet

The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy host planets, many of which may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …

The Cosmos, Explained: Neil deGrasse Tyson On His New Series

Tyson will pick up where Carl Sagan left off, hosting a continuation of the "Cosmos" TV series.<p>When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey," in 1980, it soon become most widely watched PBS show in the world, and still holds a legendary place in the hearts of …

Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

Supervolcano Beneath Yellowstone Far Bigger Than Previously Thought

The supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is far bigger than thought.<p>A new study shows that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times …

Pope Francis, The People’s Pope

On the edge of Buenos Aires is a nothing little street called Pasaje C, a shot of dried mud leading into a slum from what passes for a main road, the …

Abandoned mine could yield clues to stopping global warming

An abandoned mine in California is providing scientists with important data that could lead to a possible new weapon to fight global warming.<p>Massive amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide vacuumed from smokestacks or the air could be permanently locked up in a type of tight, magnesium-rich …

Climate Change

This Alien Hearing Is the Best Thing Congress Has Done in Months

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The House science committee carved out two hours of time on Wednesday to discuss the search for …

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

To live with chronic pain, find a 'new normal' - Futurity

Patients with chronic pain often struggle with a sense of self and may find it difficult to justify their condition to themselves and to those around …