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Super Magnesium alloy: Lighter than aluminum and cheaper than carbon fiber

The creators of a new high-strength, low-weight metal alloy hope it will find a place as a midpoint between carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum. …

Carbon Fiber

Scientists develop a way to transform sunlight into FUEL - and it could lead to an 'unlimited source of renewable energy'

Scientists have developed a new way to transform sunlight into fuel by altering the photosynthesis process in plants.<p>Researchers from the University …

University of Cambridge

Doctors hail breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment

Doctors in the US have raised hopes of a treatment for muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic condition in children, after mending mutations that cause the disease in dogs.<p>The landmark study is the first to claim success at treating the muscle wasting disorder in large mammals, though …

Genetics

Do You Know the History of Acid or LSD?

What exactly is acid? Acid, or lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), is an illegal recreational drug derived from a parasitic fungus that grows on rye, …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About ADHD

It can be a kind of superpower!<p>Picture someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You're probably imagining a person who is easily …

ADHD

NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

Fission

Magnesium Guide: Deficiency, Foods, Oil, and More

Your body is alive because of brilliant biochemistry. A myriad of intricate pathways is working in symphony every second of your life. It is easy to …

Wellness

Dementia Gone, Memory Back

Recently, an 82-year-old woman who suffered from dementia, who couldn’t recognize her own son has miraculously got her memory back after changing her …

Alzheimer's Disease

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

Intermittent Fasting

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

Quantum physics is often defined as the physics of the very small – think atoms, electrons and photons.<p>But we have managed to demonstrate one of the …

Ancient Egyptian Incantations Tell of Biblical Human Sacrifice

Scientists have deciphered what they describe as a 1,500-year-old 'magical papyrus' that was discovered near the pyramid of the Pharaoh Senwosret …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Sends Ten More Iridium Satellites to Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched a rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc. satellites to orbit early Friday, its fifth in a …

There's now scientific evidence to suggest there are real health benefits to fasting — and they're not just related to weight loss

Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked-about diet trends in 2017, and now new research from the University of Surrey suggests that following such a diet could have real health benefits.<p>In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers assigned 27 overweight participants …

We might have figured out how to make ourselves resistant to space radiation

Humans want to be an interplanetary species. Stephen Hawking wants us to become an interplanetary species. Elon Musk wants us to become an …

Stephen Hawking

What would happen if humans tried to land on Jupiter

A special thanks to Kunio Sayanagi at Hampton University, for his help with this video.<p>The best way to explore a new world is to land on it. That's why humans have sent spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon, Titan, and more.<p>But there are a few places in the solar system we will never …

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

Optometry

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Immune System

The Ancient Mexican Secret To Fighting Inflammation & Healing Your Gut

<i>Tonic</i> by Tanita de Ruijt offers a glimpse of healing remedies from around the world, including truly innovative ways to fight back colds, quell …

3 Top Marijuana Penny Stocks to Buy Under $2

<b>From Money Morning:</b><p>U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is committed to giving American small marijuana business owners an edge over larger …

Cannabis

Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail

If you’re one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn’t have done you any good. A new, …

Prehistory

7 Myths About Getting Rid of Mosquitoes You Need to Stop Using

Scratch them off your list.<p>There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to controlling mosquitoes.<p>Despite what you may have heard, the food you …

What is ozone therapy? Benefits and risks

Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It is used as an alternative therapy to improve the body's intake and use of oxygen and to …

Synlogic: Precision-Programmed Probiotics To Treat Human Disease

Synlogic (NASDAQ:SYBX) was founded upon research done by its co-founders, MIT professors Jim Collins and Tim Lu. A private company, Synlogic merged …

E.coli

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

It’s been one of the vexing questions in medicine: Why is it that most people who have heart attacks or strokes have few or no conventional risk factors?<p>These are patients with normal levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, no history of smoking or diabetes, and no family history of …

Rocket Lab Reveals 'The Humanity Star,' a 'Disco Ball' Satellite Shining From Space

A commercial space company seeking to shine among the satellite launch industry has secretly sent its own "star" into orbit.<p>Rocket Lab on Wednesday …

11 Horrific, And Thankfully Historical, Ways In Which Humans Killed Each Other

Humans have always been creative when it comes to killing each other.

Ancient History

These Are The Hottest And Coldest Temperatures in The Universe, According to Conventional Physics

Prepare to have your little mind blown.<p>How cold is the coldest place in the Universe, that we know of? What's the lowest man-made temperature ever …