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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 …

Theology

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 …

Pollution

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 …

Elon Musk

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 …

Holistic Medicine

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 …

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 …

Astronomy

"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 …

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, …

Dementia

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 …

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, …

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 …

Inflammation

Synlogic: Precision-Programmed Probiotics To Treat Human Disease

Synlogic develops medicines using probiotic engineering to treat inborn errors of metabolism, immunomodulation, and metabolic diseases.<p>Synlogic plans …

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 …

Medicine

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 …

Space Exploration

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 …

Physics

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

Could this device help to prevent the harms of sitting?

Continuously moving while sitting at a desk may boost metabolic rate more than sitting or standing at a desk, according to new research led by the …

Medical Research

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could be a revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor, which …

Nuclear Energy

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017

2017 was an incredible year for space science.<p>Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and …

First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first gene therapy to treat an inherited disease.<p>The treatment is called Luxturna, a genetically modified virus that ferries a healthy gene into the eyes of patients born with retinal dystrophy, a rare condition that destroys cells in the retina …

Biotechnology

Blue Origin's Test Flight This Week Included Medical Tech, Student Experiments

Astronauts who suffer chest trauma such as a collapsed lung could soon have a new technology to save their lives: The payloads aboard Blue Origin's …

Space Exploration

SpaceX Launches (and Lands) Used Rocket on Historic NASA Cargo Mission

SpaceX launched and landed a used rocket today (Dec. 15), pulling off yet another spaceflight double play during a delivery mission for NASA that …

Space Exploration

Laser-Powered Fusion Reactor Could Create Limitless Electricity Without Creating Radioactive Waste

Like all good things it involves giant lasers.<p>Fusion has the potential to solve the energy crisis once and for all. By harnessing the same reaction …

Tasmanian Tiger Genome May Be First Step Toward De-Extinction

The newly sequenced genetic blueprint may help scientists clone the predatory marsupial, which was declared extinct in the 1980s.<p>A baby Tasmanian tiger collected 108 years ago has provided enough high-quality genetic material for researchers to sequence the animal’s entire genome, creating one of …

An inside look at the world's first nation with a minister for artificial intelligence

Prioritizing the Future<p>From robots that can flawlessly perform backflips to electric cars that can go over 950 km (600 miles) on a single charge, it …

Artificial Intelligence