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The First White Dwarf Pulsar in The Universe Has Been Found After Half a Century

A one-of-a-kind star in the known Universe.<p>Scientists have finally laid eyes on the first white dwarf pulsar in the known Universe, and while the …

Lab notes: Are c-section deliveries of babies altering the course of human evolution?

More cases of babies getting stuck in the birth canal since the increased use of C-section, researchers say.<p>The rise of caesarean section deliveries …

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It's a scientifically proven fact that physical exercise of any type makes you smarter. Take two identical twins and have one of them work out while the other lays around, and the exercising one of the pair will show cognitive improvements the couch potato doesn't.<p>But let's say this research-backed …

Humanity

Microbiota: Reseeding the gut

Altmetric: 123<p>Citations: 3<p>More detail<p>Outlook<p>Liam Drew<p>Crohn's disease<br>• Microbiota<br>• Ulcerative colitis<p>Transplants of faecal matter have done wonders for …

Microbiology

Snowfall was recorded in the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years — and the satellite imagery is gorgeous

It snowed on December 19 in the Sahara Desert, and NASA's Landsat 7 satellite was there (or rather, hundreds of miles overhead) to see it.<p>The photo comes from Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus visible-light camera, and depicts the first snowfall recorded in the massive African desert in 37 …

Snowfall

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Inc.com

When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the stronger and grittier we'll become. Picture: a Marine slogging through the mud, or a football player …

Productivity

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

One of the most basic things we are taught in school science classes is that water can exist in three different states, either as solid ice, liquid …

The Force In 'Star Wars' May Actually Be a Virus

One of the enduring mysteries of the <i>Star Wars</i> universe is how sensitivity to the Force is passed on. All of the Skywalkers have it, suggesting it’s …

Star Wars

Could Dark Matter Ever Form A Star?

<i>Does dark matter have mass? Could dark matter ever form a star?</i><p>Having mass is the one thing that’s really certain about dark matter. Dark matter’s existence was discovered by measurements that meant that there had to be some extra, invisible, material, which was contributing mass to the galaxies we …

Dark Matter
Physics

Woman seriously burned after intestinal gas catches fire during surgery

A patient in Japan was hurt mid-surgery when she passed gas that caught fire causing serious injuries to her body, a university hospital in Tokyo said on Friday.<p>The woman, in her 30s, was undergoing an operation that involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus at the Tokyo …

Cops Raid Medical Marijuana Business, Seize Over $100,000, Including Teenage Girls' College Savings

As the morning dawned on January 28, 2016, 30 DEA agents and San Diego police officers stormed Med-West Distribution, a legal medical marijuana business that specialized in refining cannabis oil for vaporizer pen cartridges. Kitted out in tactical vests and helmets, heavily armed officers smashed …

Cannabis

3tags.org

Cure Pain without Surgery

An expert’s tips to avoid overuse injuries…<p><b>Staying in prime shape, sans injury, is a lifestyle choice.</b><p>Those who have spent 30 years taking jarring …

Harvard Medical School

Tip: The 4 Movements Every Workout Needs

Are you leaving one of these out? Too bad. It'll kill your gains, bro. Check out the list.<p>The Big Four<p>The following four movements need to be in …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

Russian man set for world's first head transplant

Valery Spiridonov explains why he wants to be the first person to undergo a head transplant, which will be carried out by Italian neurosurgeon Professor Sergio Canavero.<p>Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his …

3tags.org

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Mechanics

Big coastal cities sink faster than seas rise

While the threat of rising seas is well established, a phenomenon that is, in a sense, its opposite receives far fewer headlines: large coastal …

Sea Level

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness

Penguin Swims 2,000 Miles Every Year To Hang Out With Man Who Saved His Life

In 2011, a Brazilian man found a Magellanic penguin dripping with oil and starving by his home on an island near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After …

Sliced raw meat may have played key role in human evolution

A study in which people chewed on pieces of raw goat meat and vegetables smacked with a rock is shedding light on how changes long ago in the way our …

Harvard

Scientists reveal hopes of cloning extinct Siberian cave lion

The mummified remains of 12,000-year-old cave lion cubs were discovered in the Siberian permafrost<p>Plans to clone a species of extinct cave lion have been revealed following the discovery of two perfectly preserved cubs underneath thawing ice in Siberia.<p>Scientists in South Korea have taken samples …

Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

The computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.<p>In January, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Lawmakers Push Obama to Approve Lethal Aid for Ukraine

A bipartisan group of House leaders are urging President Barack Obama to send “lethal aid” to Ukraine to help protect the country from a Russian assault.<p>“In the wake of a cease-fire agreement that appears only to have consolidated Russian and separatist gains since the first Minsk agreement, we …

Russia

Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems.<p>Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year …

Net Neutrality