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Seafaring people of Southeast Asia have evolved to dive deeper

Evolution is such a slow process that it can be easy to be fooled into thinking it's not still happening. But certain populations of fish and geckos …

South-east Asia

FDA Approves World’s 1st Contact Lenses That Darken in Sunlight

Contact lenses that automatically darken when the wearer goes outside are cleared to hit the market after the innovation got a green light from the …

Johnson & Johnson

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Consciousness

Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone

Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mobile data is just a distant memory. Well, you won't have to sacrifice quality for much longer -- Microsoft has …

Apps

Artificial intelligence is writing fairy tales now, and humanity is doomed

If it’s started to feel like all summer blockbuster movies are being written by robots [<i>INSERT FORMER PRO WRESTLER, INSERT GIANT CGI ANIMAL</i>], you’ll …

Artificial Intelligence

Breakthrough treatment could ‘melt away’ cancer

A new cancer treatment can help some lung cancer tumors “[melt] away,” seriously prolonging patients’ lives, according to a series of breakthrough …

Cancer

North Carolina councilwoman expresses doubt about 9/11

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina city councilwoman is questioning the reality of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed about 3,000 people.<p>The …

North Carolina

Drying and Storing Your Herbs - Organic Gardening

The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion (Lyons Press, 2018) <i>by Amy K. Fewell helps beginners and experts alike make the most of their homegrown herbs. This</i> …

Gardening

Immunotherapy-first cancer treatment a 'game-changer', say scientists

Cancer patients should be given thorough immunotherapy before undergoing surgery to remove dangerous tumours, a new trial suggests.<p>A study on lung cancer patients found that activating the immune system can prompt tumours into spreading friendly T-cells around the body, significantly reducing the …

Cancer

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Multiple Sclerosis

A New Study Suggests There Could Have Been Intelligent Life on Earth Before Humans

Looking for aliens across deep space is great, but have we looked hard enough in our own terrestrial backyard—here on Earth?<p><i>One author of the new study, leading climatologist Gavin Schmidt, wrote a work of fiction to explore its findings. Read 'Under the Sun', which we published at Terraform</i> …

Research

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

Brain Wave Synchronicity Study Explains Coachella's Neurological Appeal

As anyone who made the annual pilgrimage to the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival knows, there’s a singular quality to watching a musical …

The Brain

In encouraging sign, Ebola vaccine appears to provide long-lasting protection

An international consortium of researchers has reported that an Ebola vaccine appears to provide volunteers protection against the virus two years …

Disease

How a 27-Year-Old Math Whiz (and His Uber Driver) Found a Big Flaw in an IRS Tax Formula

He also came up with a fix.<p>Most people chat with their Uber driver about traffic or the weather. Sam Ferguson, on the other hand, spent one January …

Health Care

First-in-human clinical trial of new targeted therapy drug reports promising responses for multiple cancers: Significant durable disease control seen in patients with lung and thyroid cancers harboring the RET oncogene

Significant durable disease control seen in patients with lung and thyroid cancers harboring the RET oncogene<p>A phase I, first-in-human study reveals …

Cancer

Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment now available for $40

A life-saving cancer treatment priced at more than $200,000 is about to become much more affordable for Australian patients.<p>From next month, patients …

Cancer

'New' JRR Tolkien novel hailed as the 'Holy Grail' of his works is set to be published this year

A previously unreleased book by "Lord of the Rings" author JRR Tolkien is set to be published later this year and is described by experts as "the …

Literature

Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize 'Gundam' dream

SHINTO, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.<p>Developed at Sakakibara …

Robotics

Chinese baby born 4 years after parents died in a car crash

The child was born after grandparents won a legal battle to use their children's embryos.<p>Four years after his parents died in a car crash, a boy in China was born using a surrogate mother and embryos frozen before, the BBC reports.<p>Tiantian was born to a surrogate mother from Laos.<p>His parents had …

Pregnancy

Immunotherapy could hold the key to eradicating cancer, but what is it and how does it work?

Cancer immunotherapies work by using the body's own immune system to help fight tumours<p>In some medical circles, immunotherapy is heralded as a wonder …

Immunotherapy

15 tips that could save your life if an active shooter comes to your school or business

CLOSE<p>Billy Fox, Security and Emergency Preparedness Manager at Vermeer, explains a few steps to take if you face an armed threat at work.<p>Kristel …

Self Defense

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Dementia

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

Neuroscience

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Mathematics

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Biomedicine

Effects of Nutrition Intervention on Total and Cancer Mortality: 25-Year Post-trial Follow-up of the 5.25-Year Linxian Nutrition Intervention Trial | JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Background<p>A beneficial effect of supplementation with selenium, vitamin E, and beta-carotene was observed on total and cancer mortality in a Chinese …

Cancer