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Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good

Screening for prostate cancer does not save lives, and may do more harm than good, a major study has concluded.<p>The largest ever trial of PSA tests - which all men over 50 can obtain on request from their GP - found that death rates were identical among men, whether or not they underwent …

Why human color vision is so odd

Most mammals rely on scent rather than sight. Look at a dog's eyes, for example: They're usually on the sides of its face, not close together and …

4A’s Unveils a Process for Agencies to Get Certified as an ‘Enlightened Workplace’

As conversations focused on #MeToo, inclusion and diversity take on ever greater importance in the agency world, the 4A’s unveiled plans to launch a …

Advertising Industry

Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. …

Watch ‘Starman’ drift: SpaceX’s Tesla reaches the ultimate cruising altitude and rides off into space

This might be the ultimate space oddity.<p>High above his home planet, where millions of people are no doubt sitting in traffic in cars of their own, …

Treating Cancer: Separating Fact from Fiction

The jaw-dropping things we can learn about our ancestors from their teeth

Diet and disease leave characteristic marks on our teeth which can reman for millions of years.<p>Old tools and bones can reveal a lot about our …

Dental Care

Can you make your brain *not* see this circle illusion?

<i>I have two warnings for you about this article: One is that it’s possible the images displayed here will make you feel a bit dizzy, even nauseated.</i> …

Time I

I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration.

<i>Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue.</i><p>I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government.<p>I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil …

Trump Administration

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Kurt Cobain

Tickproof Your Yard Without Spraying

This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of disease-transmitting tick …

Disease

What's The Largest Galaxy In The Universe?

Our Milky Way contains some 400 billion stars, spanning 100,000 light years in diameter.<p>Yet compared to other galaxies, it’s not even especially large.<p>In our own local group, the Andromeda galaxy is significantly larger, reaching 220,000 light years across.<p>Interacting spiral galaxies can have their …

Universe

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Believe It Or Not: The 3 Deadly Photography Sins

A drunk guy in a bar in Amsterdam said the following to me after I told him I work as a fine-art photographer: “So man, you love that photo stuff, …

John Paul II

Photographer Bobby Doherty's Peculiar Pairings of Everyday Life

A selection from Doherty's new project, 'Sea Bird.'<p><b>This story appears in the March issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE</b> <b>to subscribe.</b><p>This is a selection from still life photographer Bobby Doherty's new personal project, <i>Sea Bird</i>. Bobby is a master at observing beautiful things in his every day when …

Miniature

Boost your intake of resistant starch to help your gut thrive

If you're like most Canadians, you don't eat enough fibre. And even if you are meeting your daily fibre target, you might be focused on getting lots of one particular kind, such as wheat bran to prevent constipation, or psyllium to lower blood cholesterol.<p>Either way, you're likely shortchanging …

Nutrition

​Google AI expands your photos to shrink your mobile data usage

The internet giant develops a machine learning method to improve image details and cut Google+ network burden by a third.<p>It's fun to mock image-processing impossibilities where "Blade Runner" or CSI investigators zoom into photos to see far more detail than a photo could possibly have recorded.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

Earth - How our ancestors drilled rotten teeth

Imagine a world without toothbrushes, mouthwash and dental floss. That’s an easy one, right? There would be rotten teeth in every mouth, and rich dentists in every town.<p>The earliest prehistoric human ever found in Africa seemed to confirm as much. In 1921, miners working at Kabwe, or Broken Hill, …

Anthropology

Mark Alor Powell Opens Up About His New Photobook: “Open At Noon”

Mark Alor Powell chats with Eric and talk about Mark’s book <i>Open at Noon</i><i>.</i> They explore making meaning, photobook making, and going through that …

Writing

This Is What Every Element Is Used For

When it comes to the elements, humans are pretty good at ensuring that nothing goes to waste. We've put nearly every element on the periodic table to …

Chemistry

What You Need to Know About Heart Attacks

A heart attack (or myocardial infarction) is a very serious condition in which a portion of the heart muscle dies, usually because its blood supply …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Bioengineering

Wolfgang Tillmans - 'Brexit is unpatriotic' | Photography | Agenda

He was born in West Germany, when the country was still divided by the Cold War. He studied in Britain, finding his initial fame shooting photos for …

Europe

Panasonic gives us our first look at bionic factory workers

For years, Japan has been showing off various types of exoskeletons designed to support the elderly and enhance the strength of manual laborers.<p>But …

A researcher may have found a way to treat sleep-paralysis, the terrifying experience of waking up unable to move

Annalia first heard the creature slip into her bedroom when she was six years old. It — whatever <i>it</i> was — jumped onto her sleeping body, stifling her movement and speech with its weight. She awoke frightened, seeking an explanation.<p>Everyone in Abruzzo, a small city in southeastern Italy, told said …

Sleep

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

Universe

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

The Brain

How Genetics Is Perfecting The Christmas Tree

The Fraser fir is an ideal Christmas tree, but it could always use improvement. One tree scientist is making them stronger and hardier.<p>With just a few days left until Christmas, my tree is barely holding on--to its needles, to its stiffness, and to its dignity. It was an early tree this year, the …

Nature's Warning Signal

Complex systems like ecological food webs, the brain, and the climate all give off a characteristic signal when disaster is around the corner.<p>Nestled in the northern Wisconsin woods, Peter Lake once brimmed with golden shiners, fatheads, and other minnows, which plucked algae-eating fleas from the …

Gardening

A Prehistoric Murder Mystery: Earth's Worst Mass Extinctions

<i>Paul Wignall is the author of "</i>The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions<i>" (Princeton University Press). He</i> …

Geology