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Surgeons find parasite unlike any they've seen in body of defector shot 5 times while escaping North Korea

South Korean surgeons operating on a North Korean defector who ran across the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries under a hail of gunfire on Monday have found a parasite in the man's stomach unlike any other they had seen.<p>The defector, who was shot five times, remained in critical …

North Korea

Waking up in the night is totally natural, says sleep expert

Sleeping through the night may be a modern invention.<p>If you often find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, or spending hours awake from …

Sleep

Don’t have a mental health issue? That’s crazy

Everyone gets the flu, chicken pox, and a broken bone or two by the time they hit 40, and if you don’t you’re in a very small minority that somehow …

Binge Watching as a Young Adult Linked to Cognitive Impairment: Study

Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may be linked to lower brain functioning even earlier than scientists …

Obama urges Turkey and Russia to drop row and focus on 'common enemy' Isis

US president backs Turkish right to defend itself in wake of shooting down of Russian jet but calls for unity in fighting jihadi militants<p>Barack Obama led calls on Tuesday for Turkey and Russia to end their dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet and focus instead on the real enemy – …

Russia just froze Ukraine's gas supply in what could be really bad news for Europe

On Wednesday morning, the CEO of Gazprom, Russia's biggest state-owned natural-gas producer, said the company had cut off gas supplies to Ukraine after the country failed to pay in advance for more energy.<p>As first reported by the Financial Times, Russian wire services say Gazprom boss Alexei Miller …

Russia

Professor who knew Bill Gates as a student at Harvard: He was the smartest person I've ever met

He proposed an elegant solution to what's known as "pancake sorting," and his insights were published in the journal Discrete Mathematics in 1979, in a paper co-bylined with then-Harvard professor Christos Papadimitriou.<p>A few years ago, Papadimitriou, now a professor of computer science at the …

Bill Gates

From Isis to Atlantic Records: five targets of Anonymous's cyberwarfare

After the Paris attacks, the hacktivists have declared war on Isis. Will their tactics work?<p>Anonymous is one of the fightiest groups on the internet. The loose collective of hacktivists, born from the notorious 4chan forum, has declared war on nearly every hate figure imaginable, from Scientology …

The husband of Paris victim tells ISIS: You can't make me hate

<b>(CNN) —</b> "You will not have my hatred."<p>That's the defiant message the husband of one of the Paris attacks victims is sending to ISIS.<p>Antoine Leiris lost his wife Helene Muyal in the Friday violence that shook the French capital, taking the lives of at least 129 and injuring hundreds more.<p>He penned …

Paris Attacks

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Dark Matter

Refugees who changed the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are destitute, desperate but determined. Thousands of them flee their homes every year, risking their lives in unseaworthy boats or crammed in trucks.<p>Refugees struggling to find a new life in Europe have seized the world's attention. In some places, they have faced a backlash from …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and 430 processors – performance meets affordability

Qualcomm has weird schedules, and it seems this Monday night was the chosen period of time to announce a bunch of their new goodies. The processor maker just told us about their new Quick Charge 3.0 technology, and now we are all over a couple new processors that were just announced. These would be …

Mobile

How to light up a tumour | Alex O’Brien

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

Cancer

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

The Brain

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

Words That Work Together Stay Together

<b>How language gives your brain a break.</b><p>Here’s a quick task: Take a look at the sentences below and decide which is the most effective.<p>(1) “John threw …

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Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Next: neuroscience and education.<p>Thousands of teachers around the country are learning about an alternative teaching program that aims …

Teaching

How Shining Light Into the Brain Can Switch On an Erection or Switch Off Pain

Blue lights and gene therapy could potentially be used to treat blindness, PTSD, and obesity.<p>Studying the brain can be like attempting marine biology from outer space—tools like dyes, electrodes, and MRIs provide some sense of active grey matter without harming the patient. These techniques don't …

Study suggests hyper-functional brain circuits drive autistic behaviors

A new study in <i>Frontiers in Neuroscience</i> shows that social and sensory overstimulation drives autistic behaviors. The study, conducted on rats exposed …

Chinese app for stealing free wifi has 270M monthly active users, now worth $1B

Wifi Skeleton Key, an app for quickly connecting to wifi hotspots without a password or sign-in, has raised US$52 million in series A funding, …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Siberian scientists develop medicine for strokes and heart attacks - Russia Beyond

Scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk have created an innovative new medication, Trombovazim, based on research conducted for the Soviet military. Blood clots that result in cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction are dissolved by the …

Human head transplant just two years away, surgeon claims

It's a fascinating concept. You have an otherwise perfectly healthy head on a body that no longer functions. You have, also, an otherwise perfectly healthy donor body. What if you could take the head from its non-functioning body and transplant it onto the healthy body?<p>It seems like the stuff of …

5 Ways to Get Toned With a Medicine Ball

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Geisinger Invests in Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data

April 23, 2015 - Geisinger Health System is taking precision medicine to the next level with a dedicated research center for genomic research …

The Island of Knowledge: How to Live with Mystery in a Culture Obsessed with Certainty and Definitive Answers, by Maria Popova

<i>“We strive toward knowledge, always more knowledge, but must understand that we are, and will remain, surrounded by mystery.”</i><p><i>“Our human definition of</i> …

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Where in your brain do you exist? Is your awareness of the world around you and of yourself as an individual the result of specific, focused changes …