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How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity

Hannah Upp disappears for weeks at a time, forgetting her sense of self. Can she still be found?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Hannah Upp had been missing for nearly two weeks when she was seen at the Apple Store in midtown …

Vladimir Putin's rags to riches story: How a thug from the slums became Russia's most powerful man

With cardboard walls and several families sharing a single toilet, the communal Communist bedsit could only be described as a hovel.<p>Amid the slum …

How much pee is in our swimming pools? New urine test reveals the truth

Olympic swimmers admit to it and it seems many of the rest us are peeing in the water too, with a new scientific test finding up to 75 litres of urine in public pools<p>It is an antisocial act that normally goes under the radar, but many swimmers have long suspected the truth: people are peeing in the …

Swimming

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor.<p>The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to spur healthy brain development; calcium to be bound like …

Mental Disorders

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

Earth - Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics in just 11 days

In this video from Harvard Medical School, you can see bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics before your eyes

Trapped in a nuclear weapon bunker wood ants survive for years in Poland

Having built their nest over the vertical ventilation pipe of an old nuclear weapon bunker in Poland, every year a large number of wood ants fall …

Eichmann in Jerusalem—I

Every morning, the words “<i>Beth Hamishpath</i>” (“The House of Justice”), shouted by the court usher at the top of his voice, make us jump to our feet as they announce the arrival of the three judges, who, bare-headed and in black robes, walk into the courtroom from a side entrance to take their seats …

Greenland shark could have lived for up to 400 years, scientists say

In the cold waters of the Arctic, a denizen of the deep lurked for centuries. Now scientists calculate that this female Greenland shark was the Earth's oldest living animal with a backbone.<p>They estimated that the gray shark, part of the species named after Greenland, was born in the icy waters …

These 250-Plus Violins Are About To Be Owned By The U.S. Government

David Bromberg is best known as a guitar virtuoso, who has collaborated with Bob Dylan and George Harrison and fronted his own band. But he's also a collector of American violins, and his collection is such that the Library of Congress has announced its intention to acquire it.<p>Bromberg started …

Do You Believe Any of These 3 Myths About the Brain?

Neuroscience has disproved much of the 'common knowledge' about the brain.<p>How well do you know your brain? Maybe not as well as you think. According to a new piece on the science and health site Vox, many of the commonly accepted "facts" about the human brain are pure hokum. These are three of …

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

The Bacteria In Your Gut And Cancer

<i>Your microbiome can mean the difference between life and death in cancer.</i><p>Developments in microbiome sequencing techniques are leading to personalized therapies for a number of diseases.<p>The trillions of bacteria in our gut are critical for a wide range of key functions. While many are aware that our …

Immune System

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

Microsculpture: hidden beauty of the bugs beneath our feet

When photographer Levon Biss turned his lens on the insects his son was collecting in the garden, it opened up a miniature world in which art meets science to dazzling effect<p>Two years ago, exhausted by the frantic pressures of commercial portraiture, photographer Levon Biss was searching for a way …

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Astronaut plays bagpipes on International Space Station

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1205000/1205837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534414415_b6a8e1efa3ae8a77c376b38dbb04a94e<p><b>A US astronaut has played a set of Scottish-made bagpipes on the International Space Station to pay tribute to a colleague who died.</b><p>Kjell Lindgren …

Leader of Christian group adjusts incorrect doomsday prediction: 'Soon'

Chris McCann of the eBible fellowship admits it was ‘surprising’ the world did not end on 7 October but says they will ‘keep studying the Bible’ for clues<p>The leader of a Christian group who claimed that the world would end on Wednesday has admitted his prediction was “incorrect”.<p>Chris McCann, head …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Daylight saving time is one big experiment for scientists

To some people, the transition to daylight saving time means a few days of sleep deprivation, or the chance to leave work before the sky is completely dark. To others, it's a perfect opportunity to conduct scientific research.<p>Not just sleep-related research. If you ever wondered whether changing …

Watch A 5-Part Series On The History Of Video Game Graphics

This pixelated flashback takes you from Pong to Call Of Duty.<p>Stuart Brown‘s five part YouTube series–where one episode is being released every day this week–takes viewers through the evolution of video game graphics, starting with the most rudimentary games of the 1970s up through today.<p>What makes …

Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

When Your Data Is Currency, What Does Your Privacy Cost?

There was considerable mouth-dropping from publications such as <i>The New York Times</i> at initial reports this week that NSA programs are gathering both telephone records and information gleaned from large tech companies like Google and Microsoft. But as those reports have settled in, reactions have …

Everyday risks: when statistics can't predict the future

We love data. For the past two years we have crunched numbers about dangers of every kind. And there are plenty of dangers about.<p>But – a big but – …

Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong?

A magazine publisher has written a provocative article raising that question. I try to offer some answers.<p>Colin Dunn/Flickr<p>1) Excessive deference to government officials is one factor that causes the news media to get important stories wrong, especially in the realms of national security, law …

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Burn notice: NASA discovers that fireproof materials ignite in space

Still frames showing a piece of cotton-fiberglass, similar to the cotton civilian clothing worn by astronauts, burning from bottom-to-top during a space station experiment (Credit: Paul Ferkul/NASA/BASS).<p>High above the Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station are playing with fire — …

World’s most extreme hearing animal: It’s a moth

The greater wax moth is capable of sensing sound frequencies of up to 300kHz – the highest recorded frequency sensitivity of any animal in the …