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A Weird Marijuana Syndrome Can Only Be Treated by Quitting and Hot Showers

Doctors are only now learning about this mysterious illness.<p>Marijuana is enjoying an unprecedented level of acceptance in the United States, but …

Why We Forget How to Read in Dreams, According to Sleep Science

The science behind why humans can't understand language during sleep ... unless they're poets.<p>There are many mysteries behind the science of dreams. …

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

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Universe steps on the gas

A puzzling mismatch is forcing astronomers to re-think how well they understand the expansion of the universe. Astronomers think the universe might …

Is this the end for air conditioning? Scientists develop clothing which cools the body

An end to arguments over the temperature of office air conditioning could be on the horizon after scientists invented a material which cools the body by 4F.<p>The new cloth reflects sunlight while also allowing heat radiating from a person's body to escape.<p>While people have been wearing furs and …

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Fossil found on Hornby Island of ancient, flying reptile that was the size of a cat

A pterosaur the size of a house cat? Sign me up!<p>Often confused with dinosaurs – they aren’t even of the same lineage: as Brian Switek once wrote, “A …

World’s Oldest Fossils Discovered Due to Climate Change

Ancient microbes from 3.7 billion years ago were only found due to melting ice in Greenland. What else is out there?<p>The oldest fossils yet known—an estimated 3.7 billion years old—were announced Wednesday, pushing back evidence of life on Earth by about 220 million years. These remains of ancient …

Proxima b Promising Hopes But No Signs Of Aliens Yet

Q<p>I’ll admit, I was a little geeked out when I heard the news. An Earth-like world, potentially habitable, and so relatively close. What was your …

Viral Manipulation of Host Inhibitory Receptor Signaling for Immune Evasion

1. Kuroki K, Furukawa A, Maenaka K (2012) Molecular recognition of paired receptors in the immune system. Front Microbiol 3: 429. pmid:23293633<p>2. …

Findings about protein could open door to new class of antibiotics

Researchers have made the first-ever detailed, atomic-level images of a peroxiredoxin, which has revealed a peculiar characteristic of this protein …

Fat Is Not the Enemy

There are so many myths about fat floating around. I’m sure you’ve heard all of them: Fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, leads to …

Scientists believe they've just discovered the oldest fossils on Earth

Although sparsely populated by people, Greenland is home to some really old life. The sharks that patrol the country’s coast are the oldest living vertebrates on the planet. And the ice-covered island hosts the remains of some of Earth’s most ancient bacteria—maybe the oldest evidence of life we’ve …

Scientists have finally decided we are in the “age of humans”

It’s literally epoch-defining news. A group of experts tasked with considering the question of whether we have officially entered the Anthropocene—the geological age characterized by humans’ influence on the planet—has delivered its answer: yes.<p>The British-led Working Group on the Anthropocene …

#MilkyWay's 'Blowout Bash' May Explain Galaxy's Missing https://t.co/yntRH1Isbk

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Autism severity linked to genetics, ultrasound, data analysis finds

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to …

Scientists Confirm Dogs Can Understand What Humans Say

Not long ago, the scientific community had devastating news for dog lovers: man’s best friend may not be man’s best friend after all and Fido might …

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5 Revelations About Ceres That Are Blowing Scientists' Minds

The journal <i>Science</i> just published six significant papers about the dwarf planet Ceres. We pored over them to see what has planetary scientists so …

The Science Of Pornography Addiction & What It Can Do To Your Brain

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

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Are scientists cloning the king of jungles past?

Scientists in Russia and South Korea want to clone an extinct cave lion from 12,000 years ago, using brand new DNA recreation sequencing …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Shipwrecks, tree rings reveal Caribbean hurricanes in buccaneer era

Records of Spanish shipwrecks combined with tree-ring records show the period 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since 1500, according …

How A Bias Towards The Weird And Wonderful Skews Our Perception Of Animal Biology

What would you like to study next year? The Bengal tiger, or the African water rat? It is an important question, for rarely, it seems, is there an …

Keep Calm And Avoid Microbiome Mayhem

February 29th kicked off the online “Microbiome Medicine Summit” which, like other advice on optimizing our bodies’ microbial communities, is largely hype shrouded in a guise of legitimate science. For all intents and purposes this summit is the meeting of the who’s who of alternative health woo. …

Eye cells may use math to detect motion: Study reinforces theory for how neurons process information

Study reinforces theory for how neurons process information<p>In a study of mice, scientists showed how one type of neuron in the eye may distinguish …

Warning the West Coast About the Next Big Earthquake

After nearly a decade of development, the ShakeAlert system could give people in vulnerable seismic areas some critical advanced notice.<p>When it comes to earthquake preparedness, the U.S. is surprisingly behind the times. Despite the fact that nearly half of all Americans are susceptible to …

Year in review: Fluke extinction surprises lab

A die-off of bacteria that had been growing for thousands of generations in a carefully controlled lab experiment offered an evolutionary lesson this …

A Demon Ate the Sun: How Solar Eclipses Inspired Superstition

The first and only total solar eclipse of 2016 will roll across the sky this week. Total solar eclipses — when the moon's shadow blocks the sun …