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Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

Physics

New DNA From a Neanderthal Bone Holds Evidence of a Lost Tribe of Humans

We've been swapping DNA for a long time.<p>A femur discovered in a cave in southwestern Germany has provided researchers with firm evidence that a small …

ICC reform and ‘Big Three’ break-up threatened as chairman offers to resign

• Shashank Manohar offers resignation after eight months as ICC chair • Manohar had attempted to scale back India, England and Australia’s influence<p>Plans for reform at the International Cricket Council and the creation of a world Test championship have been left in a state of flux after Shashank …

Sri Lanka

The new scanners that can really get inside your head

Equipment allowing UK scientists to track the workings of the brain in much more detail is being unveiled at Cambridge University<p>New visions of the brain and body’s detailed operations will be unveiled by a suite of medical scanners being opened this week. The newly refurbished Wolfson Brain …

Neuroscience

Ready To Die? Elon Musk Has A Plan To Send You To Mars

Here’s how SpaceX would choose people for its missions: “Are you prepared to die? If that’s OK, then you’re a candidate for going.”<p>Elon Musk has said he wants to die on Mars — “just not on impact.” In a speech on Tuesday, Musk outlined how his company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), which …

Space Travel

SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars in six years

SpaceX founder tells meeting of astronautical experts that his only purpose is to ‘make life interplanetary’, revealing plans for reusable ship to Mars<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three …

Elon Musk

Controversy Erupts Around Baby With Three Biological Parents

A U.S. fertility specialist, foiled by U.S. regulations, took his tools to Mexico to tweak human cells into developing into the world’s first three-parent baby, an infant born in April 2016 who carries DNA from two mothers and one father.<p><i>New Scientist</i> broke the story, reporting that the parents are …

Genetics

From peppermint to oolong: the surprising health benefits of a cup of tea

Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but today (21 April) is National Tea Day, so there's an added incentive to put the kettle on.<p>The recent news that drinking camomile tea may help women live longer has got us thinking about the health benefits of our morning cuppa.<p>Here we …

Tea

This totally redesigned condom just raised $1 million

Condoms haven't gotten a meaningful upgrade in decades. So what might one be worth?<p>According to Indiegogo backers, it's $1 million.<p>Future …

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Medical Research

Goats might be more like dogs than we thought — here's why

A new study, published in Biology Letters, suggests that goats, like dogs, have the capacity to communicate their intentions or desires to people.<p>Scientists gave the animals a simple task: take the lid off a box to receive a food reward while a human sat nearby. Over time, the researchers made it …

Newly discovered planet has triple sunrises, sunsets

Imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times.<p>Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What's more, a year there lasts half a …

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Are Brains Male or Female?

New research shows most brains to be a gender “mosaic”<p>Between books claiming that men and women come from different planets and presidential …

The Brain

Pakistan’s ‘Solar Kids’ Live Normal Lives by Day, Become Mysteriously Paralyzed at Night

Pakistani brothers Shoaib Ahmed and Abdul Rasheed are suffering from a mysterious condition that has left doctors in Islamabad scratching their …

Islam

Research Links Heavy Facebook And Social Media Usage To Depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study about the effects of social media habits on the moods of users. The research determined that the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. The findings from this study …

Social Media

This interactive 3D model shows where your brain responds to different words

If you’ve ever wondered where exactly words are in your brain, scientists from the University of California at Berkeley have something to show you. In a paper published Wednesday (April 27) in the journal Nature (paywall), researchers describe the results of an experiment where they had test …

The Brain

People Are Dropping Random Objects In The Bath For This Ridiculous New Meme

Bathtime just got a whole lot meme-ier.

Jokes

Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' is finally having surgery to remove the 11 pounds of growths on his hands and feet

Dhaka (AFP) - A Bangladeshi father dubbed "Tree Man" for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital said Sunday.<p>A Bangladeshi father dubbed "Tree Man" for massive bark-like warts on his hands and …

Medicine

Why tea is better than wine, and other difficult truths

England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies has suggested that, after work, instead of a glass of wine, people choose a cup of tea. Uproar. Statues crying blood. The worst. How dare she rip our sacred poison from us, said the alcohol-drinking world, through lips tinted a dry cabernet blue, …

Reproductive Medicine

1940s fashion: all the best style moments from the decade

The key looks from the most decadent decade<p>Despite the hardships of WWII, the 1940s were still a milestone decade for style, despite 1930s fashion …

Four elements earn permanent seats on the periodic table

The seventh row of the periodic table is officially full.<p>On December 30, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that a …

Top 10 modern medieval tales

From George RR Martin to Umberto Eco, many writers have been inspired by stories of the middle ages. Here are some of the best<p>How far do hit television series such as HBO’s Game of Thrones and the BBC’s recent The Last Kingdom reflect the real medieval worlds of early (and late) medieval Europe and …

Literature

This Is Exactly What It's Like To Be A Woman, Explained In 10 Illustrations.

Artist named Agustina Guerrero draws funny illustrations about everyday life led by women all round the world. She is very talented and observant …

Art