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Why Placebos Really Work: The Latest Science

New evidence suggests the fake drugs may cause changes in the body, not just the mind<p>Scientists are finding a growing number of ways placebos appear to bring about real health benefits in patients.<p>The research could someday lead to increased use of placebos—substances that have no apparent …

Pharma

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

Photojournal: PIA20489<p>Saturn's main rings, along with its and moons, are much brighter than most stars. As a result, much shorter exposure times (10 …

Astronomy

Epic Pizza Grilled Cheese

Step 1<p>Tomato Sauce<p>Dice your garlic and fry off in a pan with oil. Once soft add the tomatoes and wine, then bring to a simmer and cook for 10mins. …

grilled cheese

Listen to the Large Hadron Collider’s Weird, Whale-Like Sounds - Facts So Romantic

To refer to the Large Hadron Collider merely as the world’s largest machine, or the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, would be to engage in …

No giant leap for mankind: why we've been looking at human evolution in the wrong way

Understanding exactly how and why humans evolved is clearly one of the most important goals in science. But despite a significant amount of research …

What Science Says About Gay Men Donating Blood

The FDA still bans men who have had sex with other men in the last year from donating.<p>After the horrifying mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people and injured dozens on Sunday, it's understandable that those in the LGBT community there would want to do anything they can to …

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Physicists observe behavior of quantum materials in curved space

Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions …

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Why we love eating meat: 20 celebrities who probably wouldn't celebrate World Meat Free Day

Monday June 13 is World Meat Free Day, when people are encouraged to take a day off from eating meat.<p>The organisers hope that, by avoiding meat for a single day, people will realise how easy it is, and thus eat less meat through the rest of the year. "We want to raise awareness of the benefits of …

Scientists confirm DNA holds a second layer of information

Everything that makes you <i>you</i> is in your DNA, but a long-time hypothesis suggests that you're not just a product of the genetic code itself, but also …

Harvard scientists created a 'bionic leaf' that's better at converting the sun's energy than real plants

Researchers at Harvard University have created a system that allows them to store the energy of the sun, converting solar energy into chemical energy using a hybrid mechanism of inorganic chemistry and living organisms.<p>Comparing their invention with the natural process of photosynthesis, they refer …

Watch Radiohead play an impromptu encore of ‘Creep’

Primavera crowd treated to surprise rendition<p>Radiohead headlined Barcelona’s Primavera festival last night (June 3) and treated the audience to a …

Scientists discover magma buildup under New Zealand town

Scientists say they've discovered a magma buildup near a New Zealand town that explains a spate of recent earthquakes and could signal the beginnings …

5 Challenges Scientists Working on Mars Will Face

As space agencies begin planning for the future missions that will take human explorers to Mars, volunteer researchers are testing out what working …

Why is Mount Everest so deadly?

In April, climbing season for Mount Everest opened after two years of disasters shuttered the mountain earlier than usual. In that time, there have already been four confirmed deaths. Two more climbers are missing and are unlikely to be found, experts say. One worker died while fixing a route near …

WATCH: Here's How SpaceX Plans to Land on Mars in 2018

They're setting up an Earth-to-Mars postal service. Seriously.<p>With our space-faring hopes and dreams resting firmly on Mars, we really just want to …

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Physicists expand on theory of Schrodinger’s cat | The Star

Everyone’s heard of Schrodinger’s cat, and if you’re not a physicist or a liar, you can probably admit that you don’t really get it. Well, hold onto …

Rosetta spacecraft finds key building blocks for life in a comet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have directly detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that these celestial objects delivered such chemical building blocks for life long ago to Earth and throughout the solar system.<p>Rosetta's comet is shown in …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

No Fork Needed: 10 Fabulous Meals You Can Eat With Your Hands

Fact: Dinner is more fun when you can dig in with your hands. From pesto pizza to grilled chicken fajitas, these recipes are perfect for getting the whole family sharing and smiling around the dinner table.<p>Fact: Dinner is more fun when you can dig in with your hands. From pesto pizza to grilled …

Recipes

Hotter than the sun: GE’s hot sauce combines the world's hottest peppers and science

There’s something unsettling about 10^32 Kelvin. The deep, red-orange body of the hot sauce looks almost like Frank’s Red Hot, but menacing flecks of …

Astronomers discover seven new giant exoplanets

(Phys.org)—Using the SuperWASP-South Observatory in South Africa, a team of European astronomers has discovered seven new giant planets orbiting …

Your essential tech guide to surviving a music festival

Spring has no shortage of hot music festivals. If you’re planning to hit up some of the biggies, such as Ultra, Coachella, Lollapalooza or EDC, …

Festivals

Bookmakers in fear of Willie Mullins’s 25-1 Cheltenham Festival four-timer

• Annie Power’s fall in 2015 saved bookmaking industry a £50m payout<br>• Laying trainer’s four-timer ‘like trying to stop a moving train’<p>Britain’s bookmakers fear that they will be “trying to stop a moving train” on the first afternoon of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, when victory for four …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but everyone looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p>Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the …

Recipes

YouTuber debunks Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'biggest mistakes'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is like that friend who returns home in the summer between freshman and sophomore year of college. No matter how hard you try to have a conversation with the guy, he can't help but cite some joy-sucking factoid. You want to talk about the final season of <i>Mad Men</i>, but he can't …

7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality. That's even more pronounced with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of …

PSA: The new Apple TV remote might shatter if you drop it

The new Apple TV remote is amazing, particularly because Apple finally added a trackpad so it’s easier to get around the device. Unfortunately, it might break just as easy as your iPhone does.<p>A Reddit user says his slipped off the couch about two feet onto a tiled floor and shattered into pieces — …