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Cable news totally ignored Bernie Sanders’s speech on Tuesday

<i>This post has been updated to include Al Jazeera America's airing of Sanders's speech.</i><p>Bernie Sanders was the proverbial tree falling in a forest on Tuesday night. None of the three major cable news channels aired even a moment of his speech live.<p>Did it still make a sound?<p>Apparently the Vermont …

Middle-class

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

Smell test can detect Alzheimer's disease, scientists find

Odour test could identify disease that affects almost 500,000 people in Britain long before memory loss strikes, breakthrough study reveals<p>The early stages of Alzheimer's disease could be detected by smell years before memory loss sets in, a study found.<p>The disease is the most common type of …

Dementia

'No dying allowed': elderly in Italian medieval village ordered to defy death

Sellia's mayor is determined not only to keep inhabitants upright but also to attract new residents and tourists to the area<p>The Grim Reaper has got his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly and dwindling population to stay in good shape.<p>There …

Italy

Remains of Largest-Ever Marine Crocodile Found in Desert

Paleontologists have found the remains of a colossal crocodile believed to be the biggest of its kind.<p>The newly discovered “Machimosaurus rex” …

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Kangaroo

Children suffering mystery illnesses finally diagnosed through gene screening

The landmark 100,000 Genomes Project has found that rare genetic mutations are responsible for unknown illnesses<p>Children suffering from mystery illnesses have been diagnosed with genetic diseases for the first time after taking part in the government’s 100,000 Genomes project.<p>In August 2014, David …

Genetics

The Most Exciting (Dog-Related) Sporting Event Will Show Practices in VR

Why would you watch the Super Bowl when you can strap on some Goggles and go hog wild at the Puppy Bowl?<p>Yeah, yeah, the Super Bowl is coming up and 114 million people are going to watch it even though the Jacksonville Jaguars aren't playing. But the real beginning-of-the-year sporting event, …

Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Alzheimer's Disease