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EU and Japan promise to commit to free trade deal

Japan and the EU have reached a “political agreement” on a free trade deal in a sign that both parties will commit to negotiating an agreement to reduce barriers between the two.<p>Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom made the agreement with Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida.<p>Prime Minister Shinzo …

Donald Tusk

Sharp focus on Alzheimer's may help target drugs

<b>Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer's have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists.</b><p>The team at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology says its findings "open up a whole new era" in neurodegenerative disease.<p>Their work should make it easier to design drugs …

Neuroscience

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …

Scientists Might Doom Us All By Conducting Research To Effectively Resurrect The Dead With Stem Cells

In a possible effort to kick-start the zombie apocalypse, a biotech company is embarking on an experiment to use stem cells to resurrect 20 brain-dead patients, according to SyFy Wire. The company, Bioquark, said they hope to see results in about two to three months, which is just enough time to …

SST Interneurons Key To Control Of Brain Information Flow

Somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the cerebral cortex play a key role in controlling how information flows in the brain when it is awake …

Remainers don't get it — Brexit isn't an event, it's a process to free us of pointless EU rules

Britain will over the course of years free itself from the EU's grip as it looks to the wider world.<p>The miracle of our age is the conquest of hunger. …

New, ultra-flexible probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve …

Science

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

The Brain

"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid.<p>Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an …

Harvard

These Are The 3 Diseases Scientists Say We Really Need to Worry About Becoming Epidemics

It's always the quiet ones...<p>Charities, governments, and scientists from across the world gathered in Switzerland on Thursday to hammer out a plan of …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

United Kingdom

A Superbug That Resisted 26 Antibiotics

"People keep asking me, how close are we to going off the cliff," says Dr. James Johnson, professor of infectious diseases medicine at the University of Minnesota. The cliffside free fall he is talking about is the day that drug-resistant bacteria will be able to outfox the world's entire arsenal …

Public Health
Downing Street

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …

Mesentery: New organ discovered inside human body by scientists (and now there are 79 of them)

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.<p>Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few …

Medical School

Artificial Intelligence Gained Consciousness in 1991

Why A.I. pioneer Jürgen Schmidhuber is convinced the ultimate breakthrough already happened.<p>For as long as humans have had consciousness — two or two …

Artificial Intelligence

The failures of capitalism have led to Brexit and a Donald Trump presidency

Failures of capitalism like increased inequality are connected to failures of economic thinking<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i> <i><br>Mariana Mazzucato, professor of the economics of innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex and author of The Entrepreneurial</i> …

Economics

50,000-person genomics study reveals untapped medical potential

Christmas came early for geneticists this year.<p>Results from a momentous 50,726-person genomics study were released on Thursday, with some interesting …

Theresa May to dare Parliament to 'defy the will of the people' if she loses Article 50 court battle

Theresa Maywill challenge Parliament to defy the will of the people by voting down Article 50 if the Government loses an appeal in the Supreme Court, senior sources have said.<p>Ministers have told the <i>Telegraph</i> that the “expectation” among Cabinet ministers is that the Government will not succeed in …

Hands on: Microsoft HoloLens review

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.<p>HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality (AR) viewer, feels like the future of …

Brexit: rising frustration across EU at Britain's unclear exit strategy

Mounting concern among EU-27 that UK government and Brexiter MPs seem unwilling to accept that what they want is not on offer<p>EU diplomats and officials have admitted that frustration with the UK’s opaque Brexit strategy is mounting, but insisted Europe’s position on Britain’s departure from the …

United Kingdom

Germans want Merkel to take tough line with UK over Brexit, poll finds

According to survey, 58% of public think Berlin should not be open to compromise with Britain over its EU departure<p>Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has strong support from her electorate to to take a tough line with the UK over Brexit, according to a new survey.<p>Fifty-eight percent of the …

Europe

How scientists are preparing for a world without antibiotics

5 strategies for beating antibiotic resistance<p>The drugs that have protected us from virulent bacteria for more than seventy years are slowly losing their edge, and we need new weapons. Disease-causing bacteria are becoming impervious to antibiotics that once wiped them out, including some drugs …

It’s no longer about hard or soft Brexit – it's about a stupid or intelligent one

One of the clear messages of the past few days is that leaving the European Union is likely to lead to some loss of economic growth at least in the …

United Kingdom

Bank of England prepares to protect City firms from hard Brexit

Governor Mark Carney begins work on transitional arrangements to maintain London’s stature in global finance<p>The Bank of England is pushing ahead with plans for transitional arrangements after Brexit negotiations in an attempt to protect financial institutions from a cliff edge deal that could …

Bank of England

Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Immunotherapy
United Kingdom