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27 breathtaking photos of the Aurora Borealis over the UK and Ireland

LONDON — Some lucky sky watchers from across the UK and Ireland are posting photos they captured last night during a truly dazzling display of the …

Are You Depressed or Just Sad?

Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a devastating breakup, or a super sad movie, plenty of things in life can bring you down. And it can happen to …

The Brain

Scientists use criminal profiling to 'identify' Banksy

LONDON — It's arguably one of the best British mysteries around, so you might want to stop reading now if you want to avoid spoiling it.<p>A group of …

A collection of portraits of glorious beards from around the world

The beard, once the domain of lumberjacks and the lazy, has experienced a rather amazing resurgence as a fashion choice in the past decade or so.<p>For …

BBC Three - Live from the BBC, Series 1, Spencer Jones and James Acaster

James Acaster stars in a brand new series showcasing some of the best comedic talent around. Acaster, who has been nominated a record four times at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, discusses his love of acapella music (mainly football chants) and reveals some juicy celebrity gossip. He is joined by …

Television (UK)

Jeremy Hunt to announce that he will force new contract on junior doctors

Health secretary to make Commons statement as thousands of doctors return to work after second 24-hour strike<p>Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce that talks to settle the junior doctors dispute have failed and that a new contract will be imposed from 1 August, setting the scene for renewed …

Radiation Therapy

Joseph Fiennes 'shocked' to be cast as Michael Jackson in bizarre 9/11 comedy

The actor will play the King of Pop in a one-off comedy for Sky Arts<p>Joseph Fiennes has admitted he was "shocked" to be cast to play Michael Jackson in a new <b>TV</b> comedy, chronicling a fabled road trip that the latter took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the 9/11 terror attacks in …

British scientists could genetically edit human embryos by March

On Thursday the fertility regulator will decide whether to grant permission to the Francis Crick Institute to genetically edit human embryos<p>British scientists could be genetically modifying human embryos by March if regulators give the green light to the controversial technique.<p>On Thursday the …

Shedding Light on How Genetic Mutations May Lead to Autism

<b>Untapped region in brain cell offers goldmine of drug targets for new autism treatments.</b><p>UCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in …

David Bowie blasts MTV for lack of videos from black artists

Much has been written about David Bowie the artist in the day after his passing at 69, but perhaps the best person to illustrate his lasting impact …

From Goblin Kings To David Bowie: Here Are Bowie’s Best Movie Roles

David Bowie has been making music for 50 years, and is still going strong with his brand new album, <i>Blackstar</i>. Along the way, he’s reinvented himself about a million times, dabbled in all different sorts of music, and has been one of the most influential and fantastic musicians of modern times. He’s …

The story behind David Bowie's stunning new album

<b>(Rolling Stone) —</b> One Sunday night in the spring of 2014, David Bowie walked into 55 Bar, a 96-year-old jazz joint tucked away on a quiet side street in New York's West Village.<p>A friend, jazz bandleader Maria Schneider, had suggested he check out the night's headliner, a quartet led by saxophonist …

David Bowie

Dietary Supplements and Cognitive Function, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s no conclusive evidence that ginkgo biloba is efficacious in preventing or slowing dementia or cognitive decline.<p>Several high-quality reviews …

George R.R. Martin’s Book Is Delayed and It’s OK, Really

We would do well at this moment to remember three things: Life is fleeting, the future is unpredictable and George R.R. Martin does not work for …

"Improving" Humans with Customized Genes Sparks Debate among Scientists

“Today we sense we are close to be being able to alter human heredity,” Nobel Laureate and California Institute of Technology virologist David …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Pedagogy

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

New genetic theory might pave way to understanding human intelligence

British scientists believe they have made a huge step forward in the understanding of the mechanisms of human intelligence. That genetic inheritance must play some part has never been disputed. Despite occasional claims later dismissed, no-one has yet produced a single gene that controls …

Genetics

Metallica's Lars Ulrich on Lemmy: 'His Spirit Will Always Live in Us'

"He was like a godfather, a parental figure," drummer says of Motörhead singer who died Monday<p><i>Few bands have cited Motörhead and Lemmy Kilmister as</i> …

Music

The Art of Climbing Castles in the Sky

World-class rock climber Sonnie Trotter takes us on his backyard quest, which resulted in Canada’s first multi-pitch 5.14, in this first film by photographer/climber Ben Moon (<i>Denali</i>, <i>Rabbit Island</i>), just released today. <i>Castles in the Sky</i> is a meditation on what inspires Trotter to seek what hasn’t …

Major neurological breakthrough in autism could change treatment

Scientists at Harvard and MIT have discovered a link between autism symptoms and neurotransmitters. The connection between the GABA neurotransmitter …

Antidepressants and Autism

A new study looking at the correlation of antidepressant use during pregnancy and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been making …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

<b>Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England's chief medical officer has warned.</b><p>Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds.<p>Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some …

Medicine

Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

A novel immunotherapy drug is credited for successfully treating former President Jimmy Carter's advanced melanoma. Instead of killing cancer cells, these drugs boost the patient's immune system, which does the job instead.<p>Immunotherapy is cutting-edge cancer treatment, but the idea dates back more …

Immune System

Epigenetic Processes Linked to Cerebellar Circuitry Development

<b>From before birth through childhood, connections form between neurons in the brain, ultimately making us who we are. So far, scientists have gained a</b> …

Neuroscience

World Calendar: Must-Attend Events in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:<p>Mark the end of the yule season with viking aplomb at the <b>Up Helly Aa Festival</b> in Scotland’s <b>Shetland Islands</b>. Costumed participants light torches, don kilts, and take to the …

Travel

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Must I Pretend to Like My Artist Friend’s Work?

<i>A good friend of ours is an aspiring painter. Recently she held an exhibition at her studio of her latest efforts. We love her, but we’re not fans of her art, which is definitely a work in progress. She invited us to her ‘‘party,’’ but we knew that if we attended, we’d be expected to buy one of her</i> …

Employment

George Hotz Is Taking on Tesla by Himself

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage<p>George Hotz is taking on Google and Tesla by himself.<p>By Ashlee Vance | …