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What Would the 'Exercise Pill' Mean?

The idea plays to our love of efficiency, spirit of entrepreneurship, and longing to install physicians and scientists as the new priests of the age.<p>What if we could enjoy the benefits of exercise simply by swallowing a pill? Earlier this week in the journal <i>Nature Medicine</i> researchers at the …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Floating Schools Would Enable Students to Adapt to Flood-Prone Areas in Nigeria

For the community of Makoko of Lagos, Nigeria, life on the water is nothing new. Prone to flooding, residents have dealt with encroaching waters for …

Injecting competition

WILL the world eradicate polio? If it does, some of the credit may go to a 73-year-old billionaire horse-breeder from the Indian city of Pune: he …

How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School

Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain intractable individual and societal problems. Prominent companies – Google, General Mills, Target, Apple, Nike, AOL, and Procter & Gamble among …

NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese or overweight patients.<p>Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley launched the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program …

Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital

Social media and mobile technologies offer a wide range of benefits for people working in development: a potentially cheap and efficient way to link …

Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?

Pandoraviruses opening up new questions about life as we know it.<p><b>Scientists have found the biggest viruses known, and these pandoraviruses have opened up entirely new questions in science—even suggesting a fourth domain of life, a new study says.</b><p>Each about one micron—a thousandth of a millimeter—in …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>NeoCon 2018 showcased some of the boldest brands in commercial design.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>The Office for Metropolitan Architecture designs the perfect library for the digital …

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Micro Housing Makes a Comeback

In the early 20th century rooming houses and residential hotels with small bedrooms and shared bathrooms were the norm of city life: they provided …

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

Author: Joe Hanson. Joe Hanson Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You wouldn’t know it, but there is an …

Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Dread birthday parties because of the effect cakes and drinks will have on your child? Evidence shows this actually affects parents’ behaviour, not the child’s.<p>Many of us have watched children arrive at a party as reasonable, polite human beings, eat copious amounts of cakes and sweets and then …

Royal baby rumbled: the science behind a royal birth

The Duchess of Cambridge very recently gave birth to a baby boy. This has caused much of the UK media and beyond to go into overdrive as the story …

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

Otherworldly Photos Capture Mysterious Phenomena in Upper Atmosphere | WIRED

In the blink of an eye, an enormous bright red light flashes above a thundercloud, spreading energetic branches that extend five times taller than …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

Genes pinpoint cause of mystery fevers - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — A new test can determine if a child …

'Solar steam' kills germs while off the grid - Futurity

RICE (US) — A new sterilization system uses nanomaterials to convert 80 percent of the …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

'Female' Chromosome May Play Unexpected Role in Male Biology

Behind every great man, the saying goes, there's a great woman. And behind every sperm, there may be an X chromosome gene. In humans, the Y …

Scientists Say Gold Comes From Colliding Dead Stars

Scientists say all the gold on Earth and throughout the universe is the result of colliding dead stars. Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian …

Feedback loop can 'gear down' inflammation - Futurity

U. ARIZONA / YALE (US) — Researchers are closer to fine-tuning inflammation, thanks to the …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Could estrogen have prevented 50,000 deaths? - Futurity

YALE (US) — The widespread rejection of estrogen therapy has most likely led to almost …

Tracking the rapid evolutionary rise of ray-finned fish

A University of Michigan evolutionary biologist has shown that the previously known but misclassified Fouldenia was the first recorded shell-crushing …

Pig virus costs farmers $800 million a year - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Scientists may be a step closer to finding a cure for …