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Do birth control shots raise HIV risk? - Futurity

About 41 million women use injectable birth control like Depo-Provera. New analysis suggests the drug may come with a higher risk of getting HIV.

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our efforts. They are now winning. There are strains of …

Microbiology

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

How your memory rewrites your past

Your memory isn’t like a video camera. Instead, your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserts them into the past to create a story to fit …

Scientists Say Space Dust Carries Water and Organic Compounds

Scientists say space dust can deliver water and organic compounds to Earth and other terrestrial planets. The surfaces of tiny interplanetary dust …

Welcome to Time Out

Go to the content Go to the footer<p>Worldwide<p><b>Popular cities</b> London New York Paris Chicago Los Angeles Lisbon Hong Kong Sydney Melbourne Porto Singapore …

Bistros

Abused kids may face stubborn depression as adults - Futurity

Adults who experienced childhood physical abuse or parental addictions may face a longer recovery time from depression.

Depression

CES 2014: A Smartphone-Controlled Telescope for Amateur Stargazers

Celestron's Cosmos-branded scope is the perfect way to spy billions and billions of stars<p>All this week, we're showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Here we have Celestron's Cosmos 90GT WiFi Telescope. Check it out in this video to see …

Space Station Will Keep Orbiting Until at Least 2024

Good news, space geeks: The International Space Station (ISS) will keep orbiting Earth for at least another decade.<p>The Obama administration said …

The Year in Plagues: The End of Antibiotics, Fist Bump for Health, and More

In case you haven't had enough end-of-year lists, here are links to my personal favorite stories from 2013. Think I missed something big? Add it in the comments.<p>Also, I got the two-set <i>Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues</i> for Christmas from my thoughtful husband (see photo), which I …

Now On Twitter: More Than 300 Australian Sharks

Forget the retweet, meet the shark-tweet.<p>Besides donning swimwear and slathering on sun lotion, visitors to Australian beaches may also want to check Twitter to see if there are any sharks nearby. The government in the state of Western Australia has now fitted 338 sharks, including great whites, …

Lizzy Caplan Imitates Rage Faces For Paul F. Tompkins

We already loved Paul F. Tompkins' interview series Speakeasy, which features awesome people chatting with the ever-dapper comedian over fancy cocktails. In the latest season, Tompkins has given us even more to enjoy by introducing stand-alone clips of various internet games he plays with his …

The 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest Winners

National Geographic presents <b>the winners of its 2013 photo contest</b>. There were over 7,000 entries from more than 150 countries. Of those, this picture …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

UC Berkeley

Glycan changes may signal stomach cancer - Futurity

Researchers have taken a first step towards identifying glycans that could help diagnose gastric cancer before it becomes deadly.

Cancer

10 Trails Every Passionate Hiker Must Trek

Lace up your boots and grab your walking stick. It’s time to climb!<p><b>1. Observation Point</b><br>With hikes like Angel’s Landing and the Narrows, Zion National …

Hiking

Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say.<p>The evidence, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National …

Anthropology

Antarctica Live: Macquarie Island – 'a treasure, one of the last untouched areas of the world'

Ravaged by hunters in the 19th century, Macquarie Island is now protected as a pristine environment and is home to tens of thousands of penguins, seals and millions of seabirds<p>Guardian journalists Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are en route to Antarctica with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition<p>Four …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

The Flu Shot May Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Getting the flu vaccine may protect not only against the flu, but in some people, it may also reduce your risk of experiencing heart attack and stroke. According to a new study out in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association,</i> though the flu vaccine had previously been linked to reduced …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Al Gore

The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson’s Face - Facts So Romantic

Nine years ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think it isn’t a …

How to Tour the World’s Greatest Science Labs

Need a break from mountains, wine and cheese? The CERN lab near Geneva, like many other research facilities, offers tours of the premises. Photo …

Antique Victorian microscope slides

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To Get Kids Exercising, Schools Are Becoming Creative

Avery Stackhouse, age 7, of Lafayette, Calif., says he wishes he had more time for phys ed.<p>"We just have it one day a week — on Monday." There's always lunch and recess, he says. "We play a couple of games, like football and soccer," he tells Shots.<p>But at Happy Valley Elementary, where he goes to …

200,000 Apply for Mars: 200,000 Have Signed up, Could be There by 2025

200,000 have applied to live on Mars when it’s possible, a company has said. The Mars One foundation said that 200,000 signed up since April.<p>Bas …

Space Exploration

Cancer trial drug eliminates advanced leukaemia in 23% of patients

A cancer drug in a Melbourne-led trial eliminated advanced leukaemia in almost a quarter of patients who had run out of options, researchers say.<p>They say the cancer was cleared in 23 per cent of patients and a further 61 per cent achieved partial remission, despite having endured an average of four …

Male contraceptive pill could be on the market within 10 years

Melbourne scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of a male contraceptive pill that could be on the market within 10 years.<p>A team from …

Time Out Melbourne news

News<p>The four things Hillary Rodham Clinton has learned since the election<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton delighted an overwhelmingly female audience at …