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Biomedical research: Drug hunters wanted

This article was originally published in the journal <i>Nature</i><p>The biotherapeutics industry is burgeoning — and it needs scientists with specialized …

Biotechnology

Pants 'for superheroes': Underwear that protects sperm count by blocking smartphone radiation

Described as 'underpants for superheroes', underwear created by British inventor shields against 99.9 per cent of electromagnetic radiation<p>Smart underwear designed to protect male fertility from radiation emitted by smartphones and laptops has been unveiled by a British scientist.<p>Described by Sir …

Electromagnetism

Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered in …

Top 10

Black hole winds stop star formation

It’s the first time astronomers have seen a supermassive black hole in action, blowing away its galaxy’s reservoir of star-making gas.<p>One of the …

Neutrinos rarely interact, but watch them hit the Nova detector here!

I would love to claim that the last couple of weeks of silence from the Life & Physics pages were due to me being occupied at CERN with a superconducting spanner, getting the Large Hadron Collider ready to roll again. This has not been the case. As I told Jonathan Webb at the BBC, the accelerator …

Physics

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

The 12 Days of Work-Life Imbalance: Holiday Tips From 12 Women in Tech and Female Entrepreneurs From Silicon Valley (Part 1 of 3)

I used to think a lot about work-life balance and often felt really out of balance.<p>Call it what you will -- adaptive transitioning or the delayed onset of a more realistic practicality -- but I've come to dismiss the concept. Instead, I embrace work-life <b>imbalance</b>: The simple belief that the only …

How Chronic Stress Can Create Hormonal Havoc, Part One

"If you really knew what was happening to you when you are stressed, you would freak out. It's not pretty," I said during the 2013 Third Metric women's conference. I wasn't kidding. I could write several books about stress's massive, chronic havoc on your body.<p>If you want to avoid stress, you've …

3 Amazing Juices for Weight Loss

<b>Collard Cooler</b><br>Using apples eliminates the need for added sugar, says Cavuto.<p>2 leaves collard greens<br>2 1/2 medium apples<br>1/2 medium cucumber<br>2 stalks celery<br>1/2 medium lemon, peeled<br>1/2 medium lime, peeled<p>Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Alternatively, you could also combine them in a blender and add …

Baby's Necklace Could End Up Being A Lifesaver

Meet Vikram. He's that cute baby in the picture above. Now, take a closer look at his neckwear.<p>It's traditional for newborns in northern India to wear a black thread necklace as a symbol of good health and good fortune, but Vikram's got a high-tech version. The round pendant on the string is a …

Can Mindfulness Rewire Our Brains?

One of the most revolutionary and empowering insights coming from cutting-edge neuroscience is the fact that we can change our brains by thinking different thoughts. In her enlightening book, <i>Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain</i>, Sharon Begley explains that the paradigm in the scientific community for …

Your Secrets Are Destroying Your Relationships

Why do relationships deteriorate over time? What causes people to disconnect and drift apart? I'm not just talking about intimate relationships between married couples and partners; I'm talking about all relationships. What is causing this epidemic of disconnection? Why can't we maintain a deep …

Dementia 101: Neurocognitive Disorder is the New Dementia

<i>The first of a series of posts (Dementia 101) exploring the phenomenon of dementia.</i><p>When I had to select a population to work with for my clinical psychotherapy training, I was drawn to elders because in contrast to other populations, I believed I would not be expected to 'fix' anyone. <i>We cannot cure</i> …

Biological psychiatric problems garner less empathy | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Given more information about the biology of a mental disorder, doctors and therapists react with less empathy for the patient, a new study finds.<p>The study didn’t involve real patients - only short descriptions of fictional cases. Still, it found that psychiatrists, psychologists …

Researchers Have Discovered Comet Dust on Earth For The First Time Ever

Particles of comet dust have been discovered preserved in the ice and snow of Antarctica, and could provide new insight into how our Solar System …

Is Dark Energy Gobbling Dark Matter, and Slowing Universe's Expansion?

Dark energy appears to be devouring dark matter and slowing the expansion of the cosmos, a new study suggests.<p>Dark matter makes up the backbone of …

Dark Matter

10 DIY Infused Liqueurs to Get You Through the Holidays

Infusing alcohol like vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and brandy is a great way to add your own special touch to a homemade cocktail, and it also makes a …

Flavors

Your science questions answered

Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through centimetre-thick glass? asks Thoralf Schubert<p>A As Professor Philip Moriarty from the University of Nottingham …

Pioneering scientists share £23m Breakthrough prize pot at US awards

No one becomes a scientist to make themselves rich, but for a growing minority at the top of their game, big money has found them regardless.<p>At a lavish ceremony in California on Sunday night, more than 60 biologists, physicists and mathematicians shared prizes worth $36m (£23m) for work that has …