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'Groundbreaking' Trial Will Test Cancer-Sniffing Dogs

“We should not be turning our backs on these highly sensitive bio-detectors just because they have furry coats.”<p>In August 2009, Dr. Claire Guest’s labrador began behaving peculiarly. Usually a gentle dog, Daisy -- who Guest had been training to detect diseases with her keen sense of smell -- …

Controversial Philosopher Says Man And Machine Will Fuse Into One Being

An interview with philosopher Peter Sloterdijk.<p><i>Peter Sloterdijk is Germany’s most controversial thinker and media theorist. He has dared to challenge long-established divisions in traditional philosophy of body and soul, subject and object, culture and nature. His 1999 lecture on “Regulations for</i> …

23 Insane Science Stories The News Forgot To Tell You

You know what's not awesome? All the super dumb or depressing or ridiculous stories the media keeps stuffing into our grey matter. You know what is …

Extreme Sports

Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is usually just intimidating from the get-go. It’s kind of weird and can seem counter-intuitive, even for the physicists who deal with it every day. But it’s not incomprehensible. If you’re reading something about quantum physics, there are really six key concepts about it that you …

Quantum Mechanics

Cincinnati Scientists Find A Way To Heal The Body Using Electricity

Cincinnati scientists may have found a way to use electricity to help our bodies quickly heal from injury and wounds.<p>Their experiment works on the …

CimaVax-EGF: Cuba Announces Release Of First Lung Cancer Vaccine

After 25 years of research, Cuban officials have begun production on a vaccine for lung cancer, China's <i>Xinhuanet</i> reported.<p>The vaccine, or CimaVax-EGF, works through the active drug ingredient, which is based on "a protein we all have when cancer is uncontrolled," as the publication …

Scientists Are Investigating Ayahuasca As A Treatment For Depression

For centuries, Amazonian shamans have been brewing ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic plant-based tea, for use in traditional healing ceremonies.<p>Now, the substance has caught the attention of not only the American tourists and spiritual seekers traveling to South America to participate ayahuasca retreats, …

Japanese space scientists have made a breakthrough in wireless energy

Satellites made by humans have long been able to harness the sun's energy as it washes over them outside the shield of Earth’s atmosphere. But what …

Aerospace

Do Men Grow Beards To Show Dominance? Here's What The Science Says

Scientists have long known that beards can make a man seem more dominant and masculine.<p>Now provocative new research involving primates shows that male facial hair is more elaborate in social groups involving intense competition for rank, dominance and attractiveness (see video above).<p>Is the same …

Putin Is a Soviet Leader for the 21st Century

MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin is known for his love of Russian history. Like many in this country, he knows it is full of errors and crimes -- especially during the last 100 years. However, he is interested in viewing those crimes not from the perspective of society, but from the vantage point …

Scientists Breach Blood-Brain Barrier to Break Up Alzheimer's Plaques

Many drugs aiming to treat Alzheimer’s disease, including some in clinical trials, have failed because they couldn't breach the brain’s natural …

Tonight, a Guest Speaker at a Christian College Will Argue “Against Critical Thinking”

March 6, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>We sometimes joke on this site about how pastors should let teenagers proofread their church signs before certain …

Critical Thinking

Legal ban on LSD and magic mushrooms 'against human rights', say scientists

GETTY IMAGES<p>Researchers say the drugs are much less harmful than alcohol, and banning them is a human rights issue because of their "spiritual" links.<p>…

Psychedelia

The Yes Men Are Revolting | Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Silas celebrates the #true power of individuals to fight the immense power of #money and #politics. See @silasmovie on March 16 at @barbicancentre …

Human Rights

This is your brain on LSD? Scientists want to find out

Would you pay money to support a scientific experiment involving illegal drugs?<p>A group of British scientists started a crowdfunding campaign to raise …

Imperial College London

This Power Plant In Australia Is The First Ever To Send Energy From Waves Into The Grid

Waves are reliable and powerful. But only now is the world beginning to look at their true potential as a source for renewable energy.<p>Looking off the coast of Garden Island in Western Australia, all you’ll see is the ocean. But under the waves, the world’s first grid-connected power plant is …

Renewable Energy

Net Neutrality Proposal Moving Ahead

Without Congress blocking it, FCC vote likely to pass this week<p>Net neutrality appears to be coming soon to a broadband pipe near you! Several months after President Obama first laid out his plan to keep the Internet playing field level and just weeks after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his …

20 Best hiking jackets and how to buy them???

Getting the most stylist looking and best hiking jackets should be one of your first priorities, while hiking in severe cold or rainy season. Guys, …

Backpacking

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

FCC Chief Announces Big Win For Net Neutrality Advocates

WASHINGTON -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed a big win for net neutrality advocates on Wednesday, asking for strong authority to enforce open Internet protections.<p>In a Wired op-ed, Wheeler said he is proposing the FCC use its authority under Title II of the …

Could Depression Be Caused By Inflammation In The Brain?

There are a number of factors that may play a role in the development of depression, including genetic, environmental, emotional, psychological and biological influences. According to one integrative neuroscientist, depression could even be a form of infectious disease.<p>Some research suggests that …

Dad Arrested for Giving Cannabis Oil to Dying Girl, 2

(Newser) – A 2-year-old girl was recently given a 50/50 chance of surviving stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer, and dad Adam Koessler wants to do …

Tonight, Fall Asleep Instantly With This Breathing Trick

Plagued by anxiety night after night? Relying on over-the-counter meds? Just not getting the sleep your body requires? If any of this sounds all too familiar, this breathing trick will help you get to bed sooner — no prescriptions required.<p>The exercise is called the 4-7-8 technique, and Dr. Andrew …

Sleep

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers because of the 'Wild' movie

More hikers are expected on the Pacific Crest Trail this year thanks to the movie "Wild," according to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, which …

Parents share tragic suicide note of Ivy League track star, 19, who jumped to her death from a parking garage and left gifts for friends and family members nearby

• Madison Holleran, 19, took her life in Philadelphia on January 17, 2014 after leaving a suicide note and gifts for her family<br>• The University of …

What 4th Amendment? Police Across America Are Using Radars To See Inside People's Homes

<b>The intentional erosion of public privacy is no accident.</b> It’s not merely a simplistically stupid overreaction to the dangerous world we live in …

Surveillance

Pittsburgh Restaurant Bans Tips, Will Pay Servers A Livable Salary Instead

The hottest tip in Pittsburgh's dining scene these days may actually be no tip at all.<p>Bar Marco, an upscale city eatery, plans to ban the practice of tipping servers, beginning in April. Instead, the restaurant's 16 full-time employees will be paid a base salary of $35,000, plus health care …