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Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

Simple math shows how many space aliens may be out there

If you say you believe space aliens exist, I doubt your friends will be shocked. In a universe aglow with 2 trillion galaxies, you'd be supremely smug to think that Earth alone hosts clever creatures. One 2015 poll showed that 54 percent of Americans feel confident that intelligent aliens are out …

Universe

Seal calls out Oprah Winfrey for hypocrisy

Internationally renowned musician Seal trashed Oprah Winfrey on social media just days after her widely praised speech at the Golden Globe Awards on sexual misconduct in Hollywood, calling her a “part of the problem for decades.”<p>In a fiery Instagram post Wednesday, Seal republished a pair of photos …

The smog smothering India is so thick you can actually see it from space

The smog smothering millions in the Indian capital of New Delhi is so thick, it's plainly visible from space, showing up as a milky blanked covering …

Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red-crowned parrot — a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country.<p>The research comes amid debate …

Satellite image of red River Nile evokes biblical legend

A newly released satellite image of Egypt’s Nile river shows the river colored deep red, bringing to mind the biblical first plague in which the …

Black hole smashup generated yottawatts of power

Yottawatt \YOT-ah-wat\ n.: <br>1 million billion billion watts<p>That’s a lotta watts. And a lot more — 3.6 x 1049 watts, or 36 septillion yottawatts — …

BBC - Earth - The animal that doesn't get cancer

Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it<p>Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans.<p>The dogs and cats we share our homes with can get various forms of cancer. Among other …

What scientists just discovered in Greenland could be making sea-level rise even worse

Rising global temperatures may be affecting the Greenland ice sheet — and its contribution to sea-level rise — in more serious ways that scientists imagined, a new study finds. Recent changes to the island’s snow and ice cover appear to have affected its ability to store excess water, meaning more …

Ancient Egyptian Papyrus Contains Earliest Record of 'Demon Star'

It's 92.25 light-years away, and they still spotted it.<p>Scientists studying a 3,200 year-old papyrus document from ancient Egypt think they've found …

Antarctica - A Frozen Paradise

Researchers Find Blue-Eyed People May All Come From The Same Ancestor

What color are your eyes? Do you have the same color as your mom or your dad? And where did they get their eye color from? We inherit our eye colors …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

This transfixing video shows 1,000 exoplanets in their orbits

The Kepler space telescope has helped to discover more than 1,000 exoplanets since 2009, in 685 systems, with thousands more planets identified but …

Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics

A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs.<p>A new report found bacteria resistant to …

Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection

Injecting the drug ranibizumab into the eyes of diabetics improved their sight and prevented further deterioration<p>Diabetics blinded by the disease have been offered new hope afters scientists unveiled the first new treatment in 40 years.<p>Researchers said that injections of the drug ranibizumab …

Diabetes

The switch that could turn off your nightmares and dreams

<i>Editor’s note: Have questions about your dreams? Join us at 1 p.m. EST tomorrow on Twitter for #NewsHourChats. We’ll have a panel of sleep experts</i> …

In 'Earth + Space,' NASA photo archives reveal the universe's vast beauty

They are glorious works of art — turbulent abstractions as well as enchanting portraits of faraway worlds that are the stuff of sci-fi movies. Except they aren't. These images are from "Earth + Space: Photographs From the Archives of<p>NASA," a Chronicle Books release due next week with text by …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the <i>Homo</i> …

Anthropology

How 'Human' Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

Mysterious New Human Species Emerges from Heap of Fossils

In October 2013 scientists working in South Africa announced that they had discovered a trove of fossil human remains in the pitch-black depths of an …

Earth - The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave

In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one thing.<p>Below it lies a cave that has remained isolated for 5.5 million years. While our ape-like …

Carbon Dioxide

Wasp study finds sting in the tail for cancer cells

The venom of the Brazilian wasp <i>Polybia paulista</i> contains a powerful “smart” drug that selectively targets and destroys tumour cells without harming normal cells, a study has shown.<p>In laboratory tests, the poison has been shown to suppress the growth of prostate and bladder cancer cells, as well as …

Cancer

NASA Just Found Another Super-Earth, But It's Stunning To Hear How Close It Is

There's been a lot of talk about Super-Earths lately, with Kepler recently finding Earth's "older cousin," but this one is notable for an entirely …

The Latest: Officer in theater attack thought he'd been shot

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on an attack at a Nashville-area movie theater (all times local):<p>6 p.m.<p>The Nashville police officer who first …

Scientists Discover Farthest Galaxy From Earth Ever Recorded

Scientists have just found a galaxy so far away from Earth that it offers a glimpse back in time to the Big Bang.<p>The galaxy, discovered at the W. M. …

This Is How Many Animals Were Killed in Zimbabwe in the Last 20 Years

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp …

Here's the only way to destroy a black hole

I've suggested a bunch of crazy ideas, like blasting it with rockets, shooting lasers at it, smashing planets into it. Nothing would work, everything would just make it bigger and angrier.<p>Turns out the only way to defeat a black hole is to sit on your hands and wait for it to evaporate. That's not …

Where are all the aliens?

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:<p>Some people stick with the traditional—feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. …