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Plastic-Eating Mealworms Could Help Reduce Landfill Waste

Mealworms could be the natural trash-disposers we need to battle the scourge of plastic polluting our planet. The study, published in Environmental …

Pollution

Scientists Identify The Neurons That Influence Alcoholism

“I’ll just come out for one drink.” Oh how we repeatedly kid ourselves. It’s good to see that many of us have faith that we can call upon willpower …

Neuroscience

Alphabet Announces Life Sciences

GOOGLEEarlier this month (August 10), Google announced a restructuring in which its new parent company Alphabet took the helm of the Internet giant …

Anti-aging

Artificial Tweezers Block HIV, Herpes And Hepatitis C

They're often worn begrudgingly, but let’s face facts: condoms are very good at preventing the spread of STDs, including HIV, for which sex is the …

Should You Get Solar Panels? Ask Google

There are a lot of things to take into consideration if you want to put solar panels on your roof. If you’re unsure about what to do next, why don’t …

Solar Power

July Was The Hottest Month Since Records Began

Did you feel warm in July? You weren’t the only one. Latest figures show that July was the hottest month on Earth since records began in 1880. Now, …

Global Warming

South Korea Tests Plasma Treatment to Combat MERS Outbreak

South Korean hospitals have launched clinical trials for an experimental treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a potentially lethal virus …

A cultural revolution in the study of the gut microbiome

Wyss Institute's human gut-on-a-chip technology used to co-culture gut microbiome and human intestinal cells could lead to new therapies for …

The TED Talks library, now 2,000 talks strong

As you read this, imagine balloons and confetti fluttering to the ground around you. Because we just posted the 2,000th TED Talk.<p>On June 16, 2015, …

Twitter's twists and turns _ can it keep flying?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian.<p>The short-messaging service can bring …

“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder

Scientific research ties talc powder to ovarian cancer. Now Johnson & Johnson is facing a slew of lawsuits<p>Myron Levin<p>May 10, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on FairWarning.<p>Deane Berg’s doctor called her in the day after Christmas, 2006, to give her the crushing news. She’d had her …

Mind Over Matter: The Ultimate Pursuit For Brain Health

For the past 200 years, science and medicine have approached the human brain as an entity separate from the human body. Today, with greater emphasis on preventative healthcare, a new discipline and field of study is emerging that connects the concepts of “mind, body and soul” to determine ultimate …

Self-driving semi hits the road

Look closely. That truck driver has both hands on his iPad.<p>Freightliner has been given a license to test out its autonomously driving tractor-trailer truck in the state of Nevada. The big-rig manufacturer already has such a truck in operation and will now begin test driving it on public highways …

The CIA Hosted A Secret TED Talk On Transparency

WASHINGTON -- The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding public events in and around the Beltway. But it turns out the TED organization also has a quiet partnership with one of the area’s most secretive …

The future of preventive care: How 7 startups are making an impact

Infectious diseases like tuberculosis and polio were once rampant, and although infectious diseases are still a major problem in some areas of the …

Chronic Disease

MH17, The Martyr Flight - Photographs by Capucine Granier-Deferre | LensCulture

On July 17, 2014, a Malaysian airlines flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The Boeing 777 had chosen to take a flight route through the conflict-heavy region of Eastern Ukraine. Although there had been warnings made by several international aviation agencies, the flight space …

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: A new look for Samsung and a new wallet

We were expecting a major reboot of the Galaxy S line, and that’s what Samsung gave us Sunday night at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in the …