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Report claims link between animal health and GM crops

A new report has pointed to possible long-term health problems in cows fed with genetically modified-corn.<p>Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini based his findings on analysing the health of seventy cows over the period of five years.<p>He says his study shows a link between the introduction of GMOs and an …

Humans Actually Did Some Good Stuff For The Planet In 2015

All is not lost ... yet.<p>This year was a big one for the planet, and world leaders are finally listening to scientists who say all is not well in the world.<p>But while some things look dire, we've made progress in 2015. The planet has banded together to stave off the worst effects of climate change. …

Will hacking nature protect us from climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> To avoid a global warming catastrophe by the end of the century, humans may need to actually hack the climate.<p>Whether you call it hacking, or "fiddling with the knobs in the climate system," or the less-imaginative "geoengineering," it revolves around this question: Can humans game the …

Climate Change

It's official: Four super-heavy elements to be added to the periodic table

The periodic table is about to get a little bit longer, thanks to the addition of four new super-heavy elements.<p>The discoveries of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 were officially confirmed late last week by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The group is tasked with vetting the …

The 12 Most Outrageous Science Scandals Of 2015

...in chronological order.<p>For seven years, people have been protesting against the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, one of indigenous Hawaiians' most sacred sites. But the controversy exploded this April, when dozens of protesters were arrested.<p>The protests …

10 Ways to Repurpose Vintage Furniture

(Image credit: Lonny)<p>Maybe you fell in love with a unique piece at a thrift store or estate sale that doesn't really fit into your lifestyle. Maybe …

Tobacco Plants May Contain Cure for Cancer, a New Twist in Protein–Lipid Interactions

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Cancer Cells

Dad's Lifestyle Before You Were Born May Affect Your Health

There is growing evidence that, long before you were even conceived, your parents’ lifestyle and environment may be having a profound influence on …

Jessica's Dreamland

<b>Name:</b> Jessica (5) <b><br>Location:</b> Canton, Ohio<p>When I decided to redo my daughter's room I turned to dreamy neutrals, hints of black and pops of pink to …

Doctor Uses Stem Cells to Cure 'Bubble Baby' Disease

Twenty-three patients' immune systems have been restored by using their own stem cells<p>Evangelina Vaccaro/CBS News<p>A revolutionary new treatment that …

Stem Cells

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Internet of Things

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

Speaking More Than One Language Eases Stroke Recovery

There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a stroke occur, you might also …

Language

Try It Now

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

I have $600 a month to invest for the next 20 years. What should I do?

<i>Dear Nancy Woods,</i><p><i>What would you say is the best 20-year investment? If I have $600 a month to invest for 20 years, what do you suggest I do with the $600 a month, and what do you think it could be worth? I know that in this public forum you cannot give me stock specific advice. What I am looking</i> …

Journal retracts study by Canadian researcher, citing scientific fraud

Twenty-five years after it was first published, one of the world's top medical journals is retracting a study by a once-renowned Canadian researcher after an internal university report surfaced, revealing the paper is the result of scientific fraud.<p>In an editorial, the BMJ sharply rebukes Memorial …

Cedrick & Sunny's Dramatic 1938 Toronto Bungalow

(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)<p><b>Name:</b> Cedrick and Sunny <b><br>Location:</b> Toronto; Ontario, Canada <b><br>Size:</b> 1350 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 9 months; Owned<p>When …

Steal This Look: A Budget-Conscious Deck in Oslo, Norway

The small terrace of Norwegian blogger Nina Holst is a soft blur of dove gray, designed for instant relaxation and light entertaining. Much of the …

Best Things to Buy at Flea Markets, Garage Sales & Thrift Shops

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)<p>One of our favorite warm-weather activities is browsing for second-hand treasures. We've made some mistakes to be sure, …

How to solve the food waste problem

Billions of dollars worth of good food is thrown away each year. Now some businesses and cities are saying no.<p>At the Root Cellar, Victoria’s busy …

Sustainability

Lyon: Climate change one summit at a time

Talks on climate change are moving at a snail’s pace. That was the criticism levelled by UN chief Ban Ki-moon this week. Climate negotiators fear that November’s climate summit in Paris will be the graveyard for a deal to stop temperatures rising above 2 degrees celsius.<p>It’s a view shared by …