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High Doses Of Vitamin B 'Help Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms', Study Finds

'New treatments for this condition are so desperately needed.'<p>People who have schizophrenia could benefit from high doses of vitamin B, according to …

Thin, built-in batteries to free up valuable space on CubeSats

Real estate is a valuable commodity aboard a CubeSat, a compact satellite about the size of a shoebox, so the smaller each component can be made, the …

Engineering

Scientists just discovered a new continent, and wait, what now??

Fun fact: Scientists just discovered a new continent. Yes, we said a new continent, and we are just as confused as you are.<p>While it sounds crazy that …

Astronomers Spot a Strange, Supersonic Space Cloud Screeching Through Our Galaxy

Powered by a rogue black hole.<p>While focussing on the remains of an exploded star roughly 10,000 light-years away, a team of Japanese astronomers have …

Universe

Christian persecution seen in more locations across the globe, new report shows

In the past year, the persecution of Christians has not only increased, but it has also spread to more corners of the globe – with incidents occurring on every continent, according to a new report.<p>The advocacy group Open Doors USA recently released the latest edition of its annual World Watch List, …

Scientists Created A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Your life really does flash before your eyes before you die, study suggests

Your life really does flash before your eyes when you die, a study suggests - with the parts of the brain that store memories last to be affected as other functions fail.<p>Research on those who have had "near death" experiences suggests that the phenomenon rarely involves flashbacks in chronological …

Biographies

Knife crime in UK cities 'turning people into monsters'

A BBC investigation has revealed the extent of knife crime across the UK.<p>Figures show that a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes on average last year.<p>The number of incidents involving machetes has risen by more than 60% over the last three years in England and Wales - that is …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid.<p>Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an …

Space Travel

Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

Universe

World’s First Semisynthetic Organism Created: Scientists Expand Life’s Genetic Code To Include Two Artificial DNA Bases

All DNA-based life forms on Earth contain, at their core, a genetic code made up of four bases — adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), cytosine (C). …

Vast majority of Americans want 2nd and 3rd trimester abortions banned according to Marist poll

The public sentiment toward abortion isn’t going the way most advocates hoped it would.<p>According to a Marist poll, some 74% of Americans want to see abortions that would occur during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters banned.<p>From LifeSite:<p>Among Americans overall, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) want …

Arizona Sheriff Goes Off on Obama Over DHS Disclosing Where Border Patrol Agents Can’t Touch Illegal Immigrants

On the heels of reports that the Department of Homeland Security’s own website indicates where border patrol can’t touch illegal immigrants, one Arizona sheriff said such a message is indicative of President Barack Obama’s “absolute lawlessness.”<p>“This continues the march of President Obama for …

MH370 was flown into water 'deliberately', says senior crash expert

One of the world's leading air crash investigators says he believes flight MH370 was "deliberately" crashed into the sea by a rogue pilot in a possible murder-suicide bid.<p>Larry Vance said erosion on the edges of recovered wing parts suggested the plane was lowered to its doom in a controlled …

Donald Trump has 'black soul', says Khizr Khan, father of fallen Muslim US soldier

• Khizr Khan says in searing statement GOP nominee incapable of empathy<br>• Clinton: Trump offered ‘nothing but insults and degrading comments’<br>• Trump attacks Muslim father’s Democratic convention speech<br>• Fallen soldier’s father to Trump: ‘Have you even read the constitution?’<p>The parents of a Muslim American …

Pope Francis: ‘It’s Not Right to Identify Islam With Violence’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he won’t describe Islam as “terrorist” since that’s “not fair and not true.”<p>Francis was asked Sunday why he never uses the word “Islam” when denouncing extremists’ killings like that of an elderly French priest during Mass in France last week.<p>A ray of …

Working Full-Time Could Be Bad For Your Brain After a Certain Age

We knew it.<p>Working long hours Monday to Friday is tough no matter how old you are, but recent research suggests that, if you're over 40, working more …

The Brain

Twitter announces crackdown after online abuse of ‘Ghostbusters’ actor

<i>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)</i> — Twitter Inc said Tuesday it had moved to permanently suspend a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones on Monday drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site.<p>Jones retweeted and shared …

NASA’s worrying prediction for 2016

The first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record around the world, according to scientists at NASA and America’s National Oceanic and …

Global Warming

The 20 Most Bizarre Traffic Laws in America

<i>By: Andrew Lasane</i><p>Most laws are made to protect the population and help life run a bit more smoothly for everyone. But due to the bizarre nature of our legal system, outrageous local ideas sometimes sneak through the cracks of reason and become solidified as law.<p>Here are some of the most bizarre …

How The Great White Freakout Just Got Unleashed At Another University

The white freakout over college students grappling with “the problem of whiteness” has just found a new target.<p>TPM previously reported on an Arizona …

Civil Rights

Side of Weed? MD Mom Finds Bag of Marijuana in Sonic Order

A Maryland woman got an unexpected side with her Sonic order earlier this week.<p>Carla McFarland said she found a plastic bag of marijuana in a French …

US police kill 107-year-old suspect in home shootout

<b>A 107-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police, after he held two people at gunpoint in the US state of Arkansas, authorities said.</b><p>Officers were called to a home in the city of Pine Bluff following reports that the man, named as Monroe Isadore, was threatening the pair with a gun.<p>They were …