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Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

Man jailed for hoax bomb call so he could catch UK flight to Los Angeles

LONDON (Reuters) - A French man who was running late for his flight from London to Los Angeles tried to delay it by calling police to say there was a bomb on board.<p>Librarian Jacob Meir Abdellak, who lives in east London, made the call eight minutes before his 5.47 a.m. Norwegian Air flight from …

Los Angeles

John Brennan: President Trump’s Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash

When Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s internal security service, told me during an early August 2016 phone call that Russia wasn’t interfering in our presidential election, I knew he was lying. Over the previous several years I had grown weary of Mr. Bortnikov’s denials of Russia’s perfidy …

Donald Trump

New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the "energy supply" to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct. Glioblastoma is a …

Cancer Cells

Uncle of Trump adviser Stephen Miller voices 'horror' at immigration policies

Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller has been publicly savaged by his uncle for promoting the separation of immigrant families at the US-Mexico border.<p>David Glosser, a retired clinical neuroscientist living in Pennsylvania whose sister is Stephen Miller’s mother, said the policy was so …

Donald Trump

Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca (Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca)

A 16th-century monastery boasts a lush array of plants native to Mexico’s most biodiverse region.<p>The Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca is a botanical …

Oaxaca

Corn Variety Grabs Fertilizer from the Air

A variety of corn from Oaxaca, Mexico, has aerial roots that harbor nitrogen-fixing bacteria, allowing the corn to suck nitrogen straight from the …

Oaxaca

India's southern state of Kerala on high alert as flash floods kill dozens

Torrential rains and landslides have forced over 30,000 people to take shelter in the southern state. The US embassy has advised citizens to avoid …

Weather

Cancer cells release "drones" to cripple immune system from afar: study

Secretion of exosomes by tumor cells (lower right) to fight the T cells (upper left). (Xinhua/Credit: The labs of Wei Guo, PhD, and Xiaowei Xu, MD, …

Immunotherapy

Stephen Miller's detestable assault on citizenship

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House adviser Stephen Miller strikes again, this time at legal immigrants. On Tuesday, CNN reported that the Trump administration is reviewing a proposal that could penalize immigrants who receive public benefits. Miller is pushing the White House to expedite a policy that would make …

Immigration

Novel compounds turn old cells young again in promising new anti-aging research

A new study from researchers at the University of Exeter has shown how three specifically designed compounds can target the mitochondria in older …

Clinical Trials

Secret recording shows GOP's Nunes saying Rosenstein impeachment would delay Supreme Court pick

Hard-line conservative Republicans in the House recently hit a roadblock in their effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein when Speaker Paul Ryan opposed the move. But one of those conservatives, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, gave a different explanation to donors recently when …

Donald Trump

There's A Debate Raging Over Whether Dark Matter Is Real, But One Side Is Cheating

Imagine I told you that everything you ever saw, touched, or experienced — in this world and in the Universe beyond — was just a tiny fraction of the matter that’s out there. That for every particle of normal matter that existed, there was at least five times as much, mass-wise, of a new form of …

Dark Matter

Aqueous extract of Carica papaya leaves exhibits anti-tumor activity and immunomodulatory effects. - PubMed

AIM OF THE STUDY:<p>Various parts of Carica papaya Linn. (CP) have been traditionally used as ethnomedicine for a number of disorders, including cancer. …

Immune System

Without the Russians, Trump wouldn’t have won

President Trump is willing, under duress, to briefly and begrudgingly admit that Russian “meddling” took place in 2016 before reverting to calling it a “big hoax.” But he always maintains that the plot against America had no impact; he describes it as a “Democrat excuse for losing the ’16 …

Social Media

Swedish student's plane protest stops Afghan man's deportation 'to hell'

A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from the flight.<p>Her successful protest, footage of which spread rapidly across the internet, shines a spotlight on …

Elections

Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Impacted by the Liver, Diet

<i>Mitchel A. Kling, MD</i><p>CHICAGO–Reduced levels of plasmalogens—a class of lipids created in the liver that are integral to cell membranes in the …

Dementia

Freud’s Theory Has Been Validated

One of Freud’s important theories dealt with what he called a fixation. He posited that when children go through their early stages of development, …

The most important formula in data science was first used to prove the existence of God

The 18th-century minister and mathematician Richard Price is mostly forgotten to history. His close friend Thomas Bayes, also a minister and math nerd, is much better known, at least in statistics circles. Bayes’ fame is deserved. He developed one of the most important formulas in statistics, which …

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Best advice to U.S. dairy farmers? 'Sell out as fast as you can'

SMITHFIELD, Ky. — All Curtis Coombs wanted was to raise cows and run his family’s dairy farm in this slice of Kentucky hill country, less than 35 miles from Louisville. But a few weeks ago, he was forced to sell his milking herd of 82 cows, putting an end to his family’s nearly 70-year dairy …

Agriculture

Michael Cohen Weighs His Place In History

Vanity Fair: “Earlier this week… a woman chased him down the street, shouting at him that he could be a hero if he cooperates with the government and …

One Of The World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiment Is Being Constructed

A multi-institutional collaboration led by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California, known as Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) SNOLAB, is leading the hunt for dark matter into new directions. On top of this, the experiment being constructed by the collaboration will be one of the …

How many words do you need to speak a language?

<b>Learning a new language can be tricky, but how many words do you need to know before you can actually get by in a foreign tongue?</b><p>That was the question posed to BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme by one frustrated listener. Despite learning German for three years, and practising nearly every day, …

Language Learning

Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 …

Did Trump Bribe Ukraine to Stop Cooperating With Mueller?

Donald Trump’s habitual dishonesty is a trait well understood by the entire mainstream news media, and even many members of the conservative media. …

'Ashamed' Comey weighs calling himself Canadian, rips Trump border actions during Ireland visit

During a visit to Ireland, fired FBI Director James Comey said Friday that he was so ashamed of current U.S. immigration policies that he considered telling Irish customs officials that he was Canadian when he arrived.<p>Comey made the remark during a public interview in Dublin, the Irish Times …

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia