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Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Build a Better Meal Plan with 20 Quick and Tasty Dinners

No matter your schedule, having a quick go-to dinner as a part of your meal plan is one of our favorite strategies to beat the weeknight dinner …

Good news for dieters: 5:2 relaxes the rules and allows 800 calories a day

It’s the diet which trimmed down the waistlines of countless celebrities and politicians, with former chancellor George Osborne and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch among those who have used it to slim down.<p>But the 5:2 diet always came at a price: the willpower dieters required to limit …

10 Scariest Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) offers some of the scariest movies and documentaries you’ll find today.<p>If you are feeling brave, check out these 10 …

Scientists discovered crystals that defy physics, and we don't know what to believe anymore

Today in your daily dose of science, scientists discovered crystals that defy physics. Prepare to have your mind blown, because we have no idea what …

Physics

Bye-bye fillings! Alzheimer’s drug lets teeth repair themselves

Dentistry has come a long way since the bad old days when they’d whip out all your teeth at the slightest excuse. But while that may true, many of us …

Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

Cause of one third of all autism cases may have been discovered by scientists

Up to a third of autism cases may be caused by low levels of a single protein in the brain, according to a new study of the condition in mice which …

Cellular Reprogramming Has Been Used to Reverse Ageing in Living Animals For The First Time

The fountain of youth is real.<p>For the first time, scientists have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process in living animals, …

Does Diet Soda Cause Weight Gain?

Artificial sweeteners were designed to keep food and drinks' sweet taste while doing away with excess sugar's unwanted effects, such as weight gain, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.<p>Sweet tasting drinks without calories seemed like a win-win.<p>And off we went on this large-scale experiment, which …

Diet Soda

Einstein Could Easily Think In Four Dimensions, And It's A Skill Most People Can Train

<i>In an online lecture, a professor mentioned that Einstein could draw or imagine a 4-dimensional figure. How can one possibly do that? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Alon Amit, BSc in</b> …

Some psychosis cases an 'immune disorder'

<b>Some patients sectioned with psychotic conditions, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, may actually have a treatable immune disorder, say Oxford University scientists.</b><p>A study in the Lancet Psychiatry suggests up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve antibodies attacking parts of the …

Immune System

How to Get “High” Without Drugs

<b>Binaural Beats</b> are the products of two different sounds in harmony; they produce sounds that are only heard by the brain. The effect of this can be …

These mashed potatoes are so good they’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner

By Maura Judkis<p>Maura Judkis<p>Reporter covering culture, food and the arts<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here</i> …

mashed potatoes

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Today<p>Black Holes Might Not Exist, So Here Are 5 Weirder AlternativesFuzzballs, MECOs, boson stars, oh my!<p>Science & Technology<p>This Is the Best Way to …

Research

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal

Time crystals were first predicted in 2012. Now researchers have created time crystals for the first time and say they could one day be used as …

Crystals

Diagnose your plant’s health with your smartphone camera and Plantbot

There’s plenty of information online to help people figure out whether their plants are healthy and what they need to do to make them better. But they can be distributed far across the Internet and sometimes hard to find, and aren’t necessarily available on demand, according to Martín …

Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Scientists Just Created 'Neural Dust.' It Could Be the Biggest Breakthrough in Keeping You Healthy

New wireless sensors no bigger than dust could let thousands of people monitor and reclaim their health over time.<p>Wireless technology already lets people enjoy activities like listening to music, but now, scientists have created barely-there wireless sensors applicable to dozens of medical …

State of Emergency Declared as Brazil Faces Virus That Shrinks Babies' Brains

And it’s spreading quickly through neighbouring countries.<p>Between 2014 and 2015, Brazil has seen the number of babies born with microcephaly - a rare …

Crime in the community: when 'designer' social housing goes wrong

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (left) and Esplanade Riel Bridge in Winnipeg, Canada.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/74a9a3aaf19335f29f144c4b3e450783f4c4b8f4/0_374_5760_3456/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Children use the slides in Central Park, Winnipeg, one of Canada’s …

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 …

Dementia

This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?<p>You might be surprised to learn, research backs numbers …

You Can Now Go Rock Climbing On Google Street View

For once it's actually ok to look down<p>It's pretty clear by now that there is no street, canyon, ocean, zip line, or frozen lake that Google will not photograph for their Street View feature in Google Maps. Naturally, the logical next step in this progression is to strap cameras to expert climbers …

9 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills - I am programmer

<b>Solving programming puzzles</b> is a fun way to develop your logical and problem solving abilities. Also, when you’re familiarizing yourself with a new …

Programming