Joel Torres

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Novel Chemical 'Washes Away' Alzheimer's Plaque in Mice

Scientists in Korea have found a small molecule that, when added to the drinking water of mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease, washed away the …

Rosetta finds oxygen on comet 67P in 'most surprising discovery to date'

Oxygen revealed to be fourth most abundant gas in the comet’s atmosphere, contradicting long-held theories of comet formation<p>Scientists on the Rosetta mission have found oxygen in the gas cloud around comet 67P in what they described as the most surprising discovery about the comet to date.<p>It is …

How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Robert Harding World Imagery / A/Alamy<p>Same-sex marriage is more powerful than nature, so could ruin stuff like this.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/29/1435576699133/589f3718-14b8-444c-8be5-8d238b3b4831-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Robert …

Textbooks got it wrong: How your brain understands words

For 140 years, scientists’ understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke.<p>Based on language impairments …

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Tracking Your Own Health Data Too Closely Can Make You Sick

Last week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban caused quite a stir on Twitter by suggesting that people, if they could afford it, get quarterly bloodwork to establish a baseline of their own health. A big failing of medicine, he wrote, is that "we wait till we are sick to have our blood tested and …

Black holes don’t erase information

Since 1975, when Hawking showed that black holes evaporate from our universe, physicists have tried to explain what happens to a black hole’s …