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Study: Marriage Can Kill You

Marital Status and marital strain seems to increase the risk of coronary heart disease according to research called The Framingham Offspring Study, …

Medical Research

Scientists Can Now Read The Whole Genome of a Baby Still in The Womb

Using only the mother's blood.<p>Prenatal testing is hardly a new concept - in fact, for parents-to-be, it's standard practice throughout the course of …

Genetics

Want to live forever? You just have to make it to 2050

"If you're under 40 reading this article, you're probably not going to die unless you get a nasty disease."<p>Those are the words of esteemed futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson, who told The Sun he believes humans are very close to achieving "immortality" – the ability to never die.<p>Humans have been trying …

Working-class

Scientists Build Handheld Particle Detector For Seeing Through Walls

A new handheld muon detector could probe inaccessible buildings.<p>How do you find out what’s inside a building if you can’t go in? It’s a question that’s surprisingly relevant in areas like disaster relief, when being able to see inside a collapsed structure could mean the difference between life and …

Physics

'Super brains' could be developed if people use pills designed to improve older people's memory

Brain boosting pills are being developed by scientists aimed at restoring memory in older people.<p>Tests on mice have shown how older or damaged brains …

The Brain

W.Va. Woman Ready to Expose More Corruption After Removal From Public Hearing

Lissa Lucas is not afraid to speak truth to power.<p>A week ago, on Feb. 9, the woman from Cairo, West Virginia, went to the state capitol in …

West Virginia

Surprise! Andromeda Isn't Much Bigger Than the Milky Way After All

A recent discovery would upend years of size estimates for our largest galactic neighbor.<p>Our nearest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, is hurtling toward our own Milky Way at around 250,000 miles per hour. The two galaxies will collide in a few billion years.<p>Until recently, scientists …

Astrophysics

Dubai's astronaut program has already received 3,000 applications

Last year the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced they have ambitious plans for Mars that rival those of Elon Musk and SpaceX: starting with a probe …

Space Exploration

Kepler astronomers discover a treasure trove of 95 new exoplanets

Distant worlds have been found that range from Earth-size to bigger than Jupiter<p>The space-based Kepler telescope may have been hobbled by a …

Universe

DIY faecal transplants can spread diseases such as hepatitis, experts warn

Experts have expressed growing concerns over the rising trend of DIY faecal transplants, as they could be putting people at risk of contracting …

Medicine

Remarkable secrets of ketamine's antidepressant effect unlocked by scientists

Ketamine, most commonly known for its use as a recreational drug, has in recent years come to be thought of as the biggest breakthrough psychiatric …

Neuroscience

A Young, Healthy Brain Might Come Down to This 1 Protein, According to Science

Two types of treatments could offer protection against the VCAM1 protein in the future.<p>While you might associate protein mainly with packing on muscle and getting ripped, different types of proteins do all kinds of positive jobs in the body--they can transport atoms and molecules through you, work …

Medical Research

Researchers Halt The Development Of Alzheimer's Disease In Mice And Partially Reverse Its Effects

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute have demonstrated that gradual reduction of an enzyme that contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease can halt the disease’s development in mice and reverse some its effects. Their work was reported on February 14th in the</i> …

Dementia

Bill and Melinda Gates have explained why they're giving away their fortune

In 2010, Bill and Melinda Gates started The Giving Pledge along with their friend (and fellow billionaire) Warren Buffett.<p>As part of that effort, …

Warren Buffett

New guideline recommends doctors avoid prescribing medical marijuana for most conditions

EDMONTON — A new medical guideline suggests family doctors should think twice before prescribing medical marijuana to their patients.<p>The Simplified …

Medicine

Drug maker hikes price of 2-in-1 painkiller >2,000%—$36 drugs now $3,000 | Ars Technica

The combination is naproxen (in Aleve) and stomach drug esomeprazole (in Nexium).<p>Irish drug company Horizon Pharma has hiked the price of a …

Pain

Brain stimulation is all the rage — but it may not stimulate the brain

Research indicates that techniques fail to trigger types of brain activity thought to produce therapeutic benefits<p>Noninvasive brain stimulation is having its heyday, as scientists and hobbyists alike look for ways to change the activity of neurons without cutting into the brain and implanting …

The Brain

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Genes remain active after death

<b>Cells continue to function even after an individual dies.</b><p>That's according to a scientific study published in Nature Communications.<p>Analysing post-mortem samples, an international team of scientists showed that some genes became more active after death.<p>As well as providing an important dataset for …

Genetics

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Singularity

Surgical site infection after gastrointestinal surgery in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: a prospective, international, multicentre cohort study

Countries with a low HDI carry a disproportionately greater burden of SSI than countries with a middle or high HDI and might have higher rates of …

Medical Journals

How ICE Works to Strip Citizenship from Naturalized Americans

For 10 years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative office has worked to keep its internal handbook out of American courts. The …

Immigration

In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Untold millions will be cheering on Olympic athletes from around the world as they compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But while those athletes are skating and skiing and curling their way into Olympic history, not far away, something sinister is happening: Dogs are being slaughtered for …

CNN

Hey Chicago, Get Ready for the Season's Biggest Snowstorm

Get ready, Chicago -- the biggest snowstorm of the season is heading your way.<p>The dump will start late Thursday and continue through the next day, …

Weather

Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

(Reuters Health) - Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests.<p>About 15 percent of adults taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) …

Biomedicine

Omarosa Manigault Says Trump White House ‘Is So Bad’

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman criticized her colleagues in the West Wing and indicated Americans should be concerned about …

Donald Trump

"Walking Fish" Discovery Scraps Evolutionary Theory of Human Locomotion

Forget what you learned in high school biology.<p>Filed Under Animals & Biology<p>Walking is a lot more complicated than putting one foot in front of the …

Biology

'The 7th floor of the FBI are all Comey people': NYT reporter claims McCabe's ouster doesn't solve 'Trump's problem'

Reacting to the bombshell announcement that Deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe was pressured to step down from his position ahead of his planned …

Donald Trump

Care-Centered Clinical Documentation in the Digital Environment: Solutions to Alleviate Burnout - National Academy of Medicine

<b>Introduction</b><p>A range of factors drives clinician burnout, including workload, time pressure, clerical burden, and professional isolation [1]. Clerical …

Digital Health

‘Racist beat black man up for marrying white woman’

<b>This horrific photo shows the swollen face of a black man allegedly beaten to a pulp by a racist for getting engaged to a white woman.</b><p>Darren Glover …

Psychology