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Dogs go out of their way to help owners when they are upset, study shows

Dogs will make a speedy effort to comfort their owners if they think they are upset, a study has shown for the first time.<p>Although anecdotally, dog owners claim that their pets are in tune with their emotions and will offer support in times of crisis, it has never been scientifically tested …

Pets

Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that …

Quantum Computing

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Victim Is GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz: ‘They Totally Got Me’

The congressman confirmed to The Daily Beast that he had a suspicious encounter with a man he now believes to have been the shape-shifting …

Mars 'ghost' dunes may have evidence of alien life

Newly published research shows that hundreds of depressions on Mars' surface, known as "ghost dunes," could hold evidence of ancient life.<p>The research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, shows that each of the ancient dunes (most likely sand dunes) are the size of the U.S. …

Researchers discover why the CRISPR gene editing system sometimes fails

The CRISPR gene editing revolution is less than a decade old and scientists are still learning how best to deploy this ground-breaking technique. A …

Nearby alien planet may be capable of supporting life

One of the nearest exoplanets to Earth may be a decent abode for life.<p>Ross 128b — which lies just 11 light-years from our planet — is likely a rocky and temperate world, a new study suggests.<p>"Although Ross 128b is not Earth's twin, and there is still much we don’t know about its potential geologic …

The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term for it: voice confrontation.<p>But why is voice confrontation so frequent, while barely a thought is given to the voices of others?<p>A common explanation …

Psychology

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

Trump’s Foreign Policy Carnage Is an Impeachable Offense

It’s what the Framers would have wanted.<p>By any objective measure, Donald Trump’s conduct of American foreign policy, particularly over the past six …

Donald Trump

The Story of Human Origins in Africa Is Changing in a Way We Never Expected

This new idea makes a lot of sense.<p>The t-shirt representation of human evolution as a sequence of hunched primates standing tall is a popular …

New species may arise from rapid mitochondrial evolution

Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive …

The ecosystem that controls a galaxy’s future is coming into focus

An invisible cloak called the circumgalactic medium controls a galaxy’s life and death.

Scientists May Have Solved One of Earth's Greatest Climate Mysteries - ExtremeTech

Scientists May Have Solved One of Earth’s Greatest Climate Mysteries<p>By on July 12, 2018 at 11:33 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

An orange a day slashes risk of failing eyesight, scientists say

Eating an orange every day reduces the risk of deteriorating eyesight by up to 60 per cent, a new study suggests.<p>The 15-year analysis indicated that people who regularly eat oranges are far less likely to develop macular degeneration.<p>Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research in …

Immune System

The X-Rays of the Future Have Arrived

The scientists say this will soon be used for routine patient care.<p>German scientist Wihlem Rontgen’s 1895 discovery of x-rays hit the world like a …

Researchers interpret new experimental data aimed at showing dark matter interacts with ordinary matter

An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark matter …

Dark Matter

CRISPR Makes Cancer Cells Turncoats That Attack Their Tumor

The experimental approach showed promise across three types of malignancies in mice

Cancer

The right mix of gut microbes relieves autism symptoms in the long run

Replacing missing gut microbes improves autism symptoms in children even two years later.

Electric shock can deliver genes edited to fight cancer

Some of the most promising cancer therapies alter the DNA of T-cells so they will attack cancerous cells. Scientists announced earlier this week in</i> …

Immunotherapy

Is Your Brain Being "Hijacked" by Stress and Anxiety? Here's How to Know For Sure

<i>Your brain should not be your own worst enemy, but stress and anxiety can often make this the case. If you're constantly stressing about even the least worrisome things, Cheryl Gerson at YourTango lists ways to calm your mind and ease the vicious mental cycle of rumination.</i><p><b>You don't have to be a</b> …

Latest Estimate on The Universe's Expansion Shows We Need New Physics to Explain It

Pass the popcorn, we're here for it!<p>Astronomers have come up with the most precise measurement of the Universe's expansion rate so far - and sure …

Thai Cave Rescue Highlights the Value of Teaching Children to Meditate

The miraculous rescue of the Thai soccer team this past week left many of us wondering: How did those 12 boys manage to stay so calm while trapped in a cave for over two weeks?<p>One answer is that their 25-year-old coach, a former Buddhist monk, reportedly taught the boys to meditate, to help slow …

Mindfulness

The Plutonium "Demon Core" Killed Two Physicists Without Ever Exploding

After the end of World War II, research on nuclear weapons continued at the top secret Los Alamos Laboratories in New Mexico. Over the course of just …

Physics

New Quantum Computer Milestone Would Make Richard Feynman Very Happy

A commercially available “quantum computer” has been on the market since 2011, but it’s controversial. The D-Wave machine is nothing like other …

Do Other People Seem Really Stupid Right Now? Harvard Scientists Have an Amazing Explanation

The really good news is that it's not you. It's probably them.<p>Do your co-workers seem dumber lately? Is your boss a little slow on the uptake? Are your employees having a hard time doing things they'd normally accomplish?<p>There could be a simple reason, according to Harvard scientists: It's so hot …

She found her father’s child-porn images of herself, then killed him — and kept it secret for 12 years

Barbara Coombes, 51, had just been gardening in her father’s backyard, on a street of red-brick terrace homes in their suburb near Manchester, England, when she went inside and spotted a box on the dining room table.<p>Sifting through the box, she was repulsed by what she saw: a trove of pornographic …

Crime

Think your surfing is secret in private browsing mode? Think again

Private browsing windows aren’t as private as people think. When asked simple questions about what private browsing actually means, many people get …

Privacy

Focus On What You Can Control

How A Simple Mindset Approach Can Change Your Life<p><i>by</i><p><i>“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya</i> …

Getting humbled is a good thing

At the end of one of the Men in Black movies, I don’t recall which, the camera zooms out from earth to the planet, to the solar system, to the …

9 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be Extremely Successful

Are you headed in the right direction?<p>"Is working at the grocery store a good job?" my 13-year-old daughter recently asked. "Don't give me the long answer, dad. Please just say yes or no."<p>We all could argue over the definition of success. It means something to different to everyone. Some of you …