Amanda Marie

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Zimbabwe PM says nation wants Mugabe out

Zimbabwe's prime minister and main opposition leader has said his party is ready to contest elections on July 31 despite fears that the poll is taking place before democratic reforms can be completed.<p>At a gathering on Sunday to begin his Movement for Democratic Change party's three-week campaign, …

Ford's Smart Brakes Light Up Dashboard Of Car Behind You

The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups.<p>Say you're taking a romantic, winding drive through the mountains. The car in front of you at some point might disappear around a corner. It might also encounter a family of adorable baby quail …

Savory And Sweet: A Taste For Infertility

Humans have long relied on the sense of taste in the struggle to survive and multiply. A bitter taste alerts us to a plant that may be poisonous. A sweet taste tells us that a plant is likely high in calories and can help sustain us.<p>Our sense of taste may be even more closely linked to the …

Scans of brains at rest confirm deep connections - Futurity

VANDERBILT (US) — Shut your eyes. Now stop thinking. You have just put your brain …

The Brain

How to help SAD sufferers sleep better - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — For people with seasonal affective disorder, lack of sleep is routine …

Sleep

Spiderweb-like tower would harvest air pollution in London and turn it into biofuel

Giant spiders haven't invaded London (as far as we know). But that's how it would look if one architecture masters student's vision came to fruition. Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London's BT Tower at some point in the future, equipping it with exterior …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

In Milky Way, 60 billion planets in habitable zone? - Futurity

U. CHICAGO / NORTHWESTERN (US) — A new study that calculates the influence of cloud …

Habitable Zone

Faces spark brain activity in depressed kids - Futurity

WASHINGTON U.- ST. LOUIS (US) — The part of the brain that regulates emotion works …

The Brain

Why must childbirth be such hard labour?

Anyone who has given birth to a baby, or watched someone else doing it, knows that it's a tight squeeze. The birth canal, framed by the bones of the …

Is nanotechnology safe?

I have a confession to make. I never thought, when I started our laboratory in 1998 at the medical school of Cornell University in New York, that I …

How close are we to getting superpowers?

What would your superpower be? If it's x-ray vision, your dream could be a step closer to reality. Next month, at a technology conference in Hong …

The teenage scientist revolutionising cancer detection

Pancreatic cancer 's high death rate is partly blamed on the difficulty of early detection. Teenage scientist Jack Andraka has come up with a cheap and simple way to test for it.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the</i> …

Cancer

New coronavirus – Q&A

How many cases of the new coronavirus have been reported?<p>According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 77 people have been infected and it has …

Why It Feels Like Your Phone Is Vibrating In Your Pocket When It Isn't

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzz*<p>How many times have you pulled your phone out of your pocket, thinking you felt a vibration that could mean any number of treats (Twitter replies, emails, phone calls, text messages, a turn in whatever game you're playing)? A a study found that 80 percent of respondents felt that …

Why Do Tornadoes Hate America?

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Can a human being live longer than 120 years?

A human cell can divide roughly 50 times before it dies out. It's called the Hayflick limit, and it's become a real headache for the anti-aging science. As long as the limit holds, it suggests a maximum human lifespan of 120 years — but a new crop of research suggests the limit may not be as hard …

UK astronomers plan to join search for alien intelligence

British astronomers have drawn up plans to scour the heavens for signs of alien life using a network of telescopes that can detect broadcasts from …

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

My interest in the science of talent has a personal backstory. By the age of three, I'd had 21 ear infections and after an operation to remove fluid …

British scientists renew focus on alien research with formation of UK SETI Research Network

UK scientists are attempting to make a more concerted effort in researching extraterrestrial life. Academics in a number of British institutions have banded together to form the UK SETI Research Network. "There is a small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Smoking Pot Makes You Less Motivated

The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.<p>Does smoking a joint make you feel a little bit lazy? According to new research, when your "Reefer Madness" turns into "Reefer Can't-get-off-the-couch," it could be because the cannabis is …