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Cancer patients who choose complementary medicine are twice as likely to die within seven years, study suggests

Cancer patients who choose complementary medicine over treatments like chemotherapy, or surgery, are twice as likely to die within seven years, the first major study has shown.<p>Researchers from Yale University followed 1,290 patients who were diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal …

Cancer

2018 is only halfway over, but a troubling climate change trend is already apparent

Earth is in the midst of a 40-year-long accelerated warming trend spurred on by human-caused climate change, and 2018 isn't helping.<p>Scientists at …

Global Warming

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

South Africa

Time for the Meghalayan: A new geological age has officially been declared

After years of debate, the International Chronostratigraphic Chart has officially been revised. What does that mean, exactly? Our current point in …

Ice Age

Cardiac arrest resuscitation drug has needlessly brain-damaged thousands

The main drug used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims has needlessly left thousands of people with brain damage, according to a major new trial.<p>Adrenaline, which paramedics inject when CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and electric shocks are failing to work, barely improves the chances of …

Medicine

New Super-Crisp Images of Neptune Show How Far Our Telescopes Have Come

This is a new picture of Neptune taken from the Earth. It’s nothing short of amazing.<p>You’ve probably seen better pictures of Neptune from when …

Astronomy

Sean Spicer: Mueller's investigation is not a witch hunt

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is a political witch hunt, contradicting a claim often repeated by President Donald Trump.<p>"As of now, I see no evidence that it is," Spicer said during an exclusive …

Donald Trump

More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer

65 percent<p>Deaths from cirrhosis and liver cancer are rising dramatically in the United States.<p>From 1999 to 2016, annual cirrhosis deaths increased by 65 percent, to 34,174, according to a study published in the journal BMJ. The largest increases were related to alcoholic cirrhosis among people ages …

Native Americans

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

Retired general unleashes on Trump as ‘unfit to command our troops’ in wake of Putin presser

Retired Major General Paul Eaton couldn’t help but note observe that any background check of President Donald Trump would have turned up whether …

Donald Trump

The Supernatural Gift You Have, According To Your Zodiac Sign

So, what's your super power? Truth is, everyone has a magical ability, it's just a matter of channeling it. In fact, if you believe in astrology, I …

Spirituality

Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of …

Earth Science

Australian Grass Got Kangaroos So High on DMT They Couldn't Walk Straight

A wild grass carries a potent psychedelic.<p>Viral videos of distressed kangaroos bouncing around erratically have stirred up concern and sympathy …

phalaris

Something Big Crashed into Uranus and Changed It Forever

It turns out that Uranus is so weird because of a massive collision billions of years ago.<p>A new study confirms that this collision with a huge object …

Astronomy

Mystery of Charles Darwin's flying spiders solved - they harness electricity

You might assume that evolution gave Charles Darwin enough to ponder during his five year voyage on The Beagle.<p>But of all the phenomena the naturalist encountered circumnavigating the globe, it was the flight of spiders which continued to puzzle him.<p>Darwin noticed that hundreds of spiders would …

19th Century

A balloon of Trump as a 20-foot-tall angry baby has been cleared to fly over London for his diplomatic visit next week

London's mayor on Thursday gave a group permission to fly a 20-foot-tall balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry baby over London when the president visits the city later this month.<p>Mayor Sadiq Khan described the stunt as a "peaceful protest."<p>The group's plan is to suspend the balloon …

Donald Trump

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists Just Found The Cause of Earth's First Global Warming That Triggered Mass Extinctions

We can learn from this.<p>The emergence of life on Earth was obviously a time of great change for our wee blue marble. Plants and algae had evolved some …

Climate Change

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Drink More Coffee (Even This Insane Amount)

Yet another study says that even more coffee will help you live longer and fight off cancer.<p>I hope you're reading this while drinking a cup of coffee. Maybe even your second or third cup.<p>That's because a massive new British study, examining the coffee habits and longevity of nearly 500,000 adults, …

Coffee

Why Can’t We Find Planet Nine?

Astronomers suspect that there’s a large planet hiding out in the distant fringes of the solar system. At a recent workshop, they brainstormed ways …

Universe

Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights

President Trump unleashed an aggressive attack Sunday on unauthorized immigrants and the judicial system that handles them, saying that those who cross into the United States illegally should be sent back immediately without due process or an appearance before a judge.<p>“We cannot allow all of these …

Immigration

He's dying of cancer. Now, he's the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick

<b>(CNN) —</b> On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body.<p>Doctors have said they didn't expect him to live to see this day. But Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical …

Glyphosate

Attention, Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods: You're in luck

It's been a year since Amazon.com Inc. agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.5 billion. The biggest beneficiaries of the deal might be Amazon Prime members.<p>Sky-blue signs advertising discounts for Prime members greet shoppers in some Whole Foods parking lots. Inside the stores, blue placards spotlight …

Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days.<p>Taliban fighters headed into cities across …

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

The Surprising Reason Why Neutron Stars Don't All Collapse To Form Black Holes

There are few things in the Universe that are as easy to form, in theory, as black holes are. Bring enough mass into a compact volume and it gets more and more difficult to gravitationally escape from it. If you were to gather enough matter in a single spot and let gravitation do its thing, you’d …

Physics

Sen. Warren catches Trump's HHS Secretary lying about how they're fixing drug prices

When Donald Trump told the world that “we’re going to have some of the big drug companies, in two weeks, they’re going to announce because of what we …

Trump’s Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron

Even by this blowhard’s YUGE standards, it’s been an exceptionally bad and destructive week of terrifying our allies and legitimizing our enemies.<p>I’m …

Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

<b>(CNN) —</b> An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November's general election.<p>Californians will vote whether to separate into three states: California, Northern California and Southern California -- subject to approval by US …

California

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience