Niki Leonard

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Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

Ad failed to load<p>You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I …

Relationships

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Biology

Why Do Dogs Hate Getting Baths?

Just because your pup likes to swim, doesn’t mean he’ll be a fan of the tub 🐶🛁<p>Many pet parents are all too familiar with it — the paws out in …

The deadliest animals in America, ranked

The most terrifying critters might be right in your backyard.<p>What’s America’s most terrifying animal?<p>Oh, the possibilities. Perhaps you’ve chosen the grizzly bear, which can charge at its prey as fast as 30 miles per hour. Or the black widow spider, whose female’s venom is more dangerous than that …

Zoology

This incredible animation shows how humans evolved from early life

Humans have had a long history. 3.8 million years in the making, to be precise. From the primordial puddle to the modern day, here's how humans have evolved. The following is a review of the life forms depicted in the video.<p>The origin of life, Prokaryote, Cyanobacteria, Eukaryote, Choanoflagellate, …

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

How to build a human brain

Organoids, made from human stem cells, are growing into brains and other miniorgans to help researchers study development

Bill Gates reveals the two 'crazy things' he purchased since becoming a billionaire 30 years ago

Bill Gates sat down with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for the first time this week.<p>Gates is the founder of Microsoft and cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is the world's second-richest person with an estimated fortune of $91.8 billion, according to Bloomberg's index.<p>Gates …

Bill Gates

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and …

Archaeology

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Blue Planet fans can now stay under the sea on Airbnb

Those seeking to fulfill a <i>Little Mermaid</i> fantasy needn’t look further than Airbnb. The BBC underwater exploration show <i>Blue Planet</i> is hosting a competition on the home-sharing site that will let two lucky winners stay on a deep-sea vessel in Cape Eleuthera.<p>The listing touts the area as “one of the …

Crazy Facts About the Milky Way to Think About as You Photograph It

When you grab your gear and head out at night to photograph the Milky Way, you're probably thinking about photography stuff...<p>You know, composition, …

Black Holes

This adorable underwater creature is capable of regenerating body parts — including its brain

The story begins with the Aztec God of death and lightning, the Xolotl. As legends have it, he was a monstrous dog that guarded the sun god and ushered souls to the underworld every night. One day, as Gods began sacrificing each other for the newly created sun, Xolotl, a master transformer, managed …

'Non-Aging' Naked Mole Rats Seem to Defy the Laws of Mortality

Scientists think they hold to key to living forever.<p>We get old and then we die. At least, that’s the best-case scenario for humans: Each encroaching …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

'Super blue blood moon': stargazers prepare for rare celestial event

Blue moon, super moon and blood moon combine to create moment not seen in the skies in more than 150 years<p>A rare celestial event will grace the skies during the coming week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, resulting in what is being …

Supermoon

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities<p>Latest: Strava suggests military users ‘opt out’ of heatmap as row deepens<p>Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a …

Fitness Technology

I Had a Threesome with My Boyfriend and the Girl He Was Cheating on Me with

She looks at me and says, “Is it okay if I kiss your boyfriend now?” My gut is twisting, and I can’t really look, but I also have to look.<p><i>My First Time is a column and podcast series exploring sexuality, gender, and kink with the wide-eyed curiosity of a virgin. We all know your "first time" is</i> …

The Hubble Space Telescope Is Falling

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been redefining how we view our Universe. From hundreds of miles above the surface of the Earth, it orbits the entire world every 97 minutes. Multiple servicing missions, including the final one in 2009, have corrected its optics, enhanced its cameras, …

Universe

"A deranged animal": Trump’s newest lie about Obama is causing fury inside and outside the military

Trump says he loves the military. His latest assault on Obama shows that he doesn’t.<p>President Trump lies so often, and on such an astonishingly wide array of topics, that it’s rare for any single one of them to spark as much raw fury as his baseless accusation that Barack Obama and other previous …

Emotional moment Syrian family reunited after two years apart

Twelve-year-old Saif lost a leg in a bomb attack in Syria. The BBC filmed the moment he saw his father for the first time in two years.<p><i>Listen to BBC World Service's</i> Newsday <i>programme on the iPlayer.</i><p><i>Video produced by Daniel South.</i>

Middle East

New camera can see through human body

<b>Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body.</b><p>The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations.<p>Until now, medics have had to rely on expensive scans, such as X-rays, to trace their progress.<p>The new camera …

Psychology offers a simple rule to consider before you tell someone your woes

The emotional impact of serious trauma tends to ripple across family and friendship groups. Those directly affected (the person who’s seriously ill or caught up in a natural disaster, for example), their loved ones, and closest friends all experience suffering. And when an entire social network is …

Hurricane Harvey

This is what an astronaut craves after 9 months in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After 9 ½ months in orbit, what’s on Peggy Whitson’s wish list? Will the record-setting NASA astronaut miss anything about …

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine