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New study reveals secrets of evolution at molecular level

A study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has retraced the evolutionary history of a modern enzyme with a technique called ancestral …

Biology

‘That’s not science fiction any more, it’s science fact’

Once considered a fanciful idea, it is now plausible that we’ll see the resurrection of certain extinct species. Continual advances in science, …

Genetics

Researchers redefine the origin of the cellular powerhouse - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

In a new study published by <i>Nature</i>, an international team of researchers led by Uppsala University in Sweden proposes a new evolutionary origin for …

'People are scared': the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

HTLV-1 is endemic across central Australia. But testing takes six months and is not freely available<p>An Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. But we have to talk in a way not to shame people. Not …

Australia

Now can Anzac Day return to a day of solemn reflection?

Australia still clings to 1788 and Anzac at the expense of too much else<p>Sign up to receive the latest Australian opinion pieces every weekday<p>There are just seven months to go before the profligate commemorative folly that has been Anzac 100 comes to an end.<p>And now that the best part of $600m has …

Australia

This incredible cycle path hanging off the cliffs above Lake Garda might be the most spectacular in the world (video)

<b>Just don't misjudge one of the corners</b><p>Lake Garda may already be an amazing destination for cyclists but it is about to get just a little bit better …

Italy

Warmshowers: why free hospitality for bike tourists is a priceless experience

The global network of 85,000 members runs on goodwill and a ‘pay it forward’ philosophy, allowing riders to navigate the lonely and sometimes testing side of cycle touring and connect with kindred spirits<p>Imagine you’re nearing the end of another long day in the saddle, partway through your latest …

Cycling

Take A Stroll Through Portugal

Learn The Best Walking Routes Throughout The Country Of Portugal<p>By Jill Webb<p>Portugal is home to many stunning views just waiting to be seen by …

European Travel

The great divide of our times is not left v right, but true v false

The denigration of Robert Mueller and the White Helmets shows the extent to which provable facts are now under siege<p>There was a time when, even if we disagreed about the remedy, we did at least agree that the patient was sick. We might argue about the meaning of this or that event, but all sides …

Donald Trump

Does the Philosophy of "the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number" Have Any Merit?

Would you cut off your own leg if it was the only way to save another person's life? Would you torture someone if you thought it would result in …

University of Oxford

What is good science?

Demanding that a theory is falsifiable or observable, without any subtlety, will hold science back. We need madcap ideas<i>By Adam Becker</i>Read at Aeon

Physics

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Most people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s.<p>Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which affects the nerves in the brain and spinal …

Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers find polyploidy has occurred many times during the evolution of insects

University of Arizona biology researchers have made a discovery that helps resolve a conundrum that has puzzled scientists for more than a …

Biology

T Cell Antigen Receptors Act Alone: Longstanding Immunological Mystery Solved

<b>Wien, Austria (Scicasts)</b> — They protect us from the onslaught of bacteria and viruses and also from cancer: T cells are an indispensable part of our …

Immunotherapy

The Bible - Facts Summary

OLD TESTAMENT<p>The Old Testament is the first section of the Bible, covering the creation of Earth through Noah and the flood, Moses and more, …

Theology

Your immune system holds the line against repeat invaders, thanks to this molecule - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

JUPITER, FL–April 17, 2018–Memory T cells are a critical element of our immune system's historical archive. To prevent repeat infections, these cells …

“Real Life” Trolley Experiment – This Is a Must Watch

“Real Life” Trolley Experiment – This Is a Must Watch<p>March 20, 2018 by Jonathan MS Pearce<p>This is a fascinating video and I only wish they carried …

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

Quantum Mechanics

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

How to Ride the Tram in Lisbon

Lisbon’s trams are a backdrop to any visit to the Portuguese capital, their distinctive squeaks and rattles alerting to their presence throughout the …

European Travel

The 1918 influenza pandemic affected the whole world — could it happen again? - Health - ABC News

The Great War had already taken so many. Then, as the war was in its death throes, a new enemy struck.<p>With symptoms so grotesque some called it the …

Disease

As a GP I'm not holding out antibiotics because I'm a sadist

In the coming months, many patients will tell me that because they feel so awful, they must need antibacterials. Let’s just clear up a few things<p>I have two shortcuts in my medical software for this time of year.<p>Flu 1<p>“Has had joint aches, fever, vomiting, sore eyes and throat for three days. Now dry …

Disease

I and Thou: Philosopher Martin Buber on the Art of Relationship and What Makes Us Real to One Another

“The primary word I–Thou can only be spoken with the whole being. The primary word I–It can never be spoken with the whole being.”<p><i>“Relationship is the fundamental truth of this world of appearance,”</i> the Indian poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore — the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize …

Nobel Prize

No plan to protect Queensland's green-haired turtle from extinction

The Mary river turtle is just one of many endangered Australian reptile species which have fallen between the conservation cracks<p>The Australian government does not have a plan to save an endangered Australian turtle species that received global attention on Thursday for its green mohawk and its …

Endangered Species

The Political Thought of Confucius, Plato, John Locke & Adam Smith Introduced in Animations Narrated by Aidan Turner

Here in the 21st century, now that we've determined the ideal form of human society and implemented it stably all across the world — and of course, …

John Locke

How to have the perfect day in imperial Meknès

Each day when dusk sets in over Meknès, the sun’s last hurrah dances across the city’s Imperial gateway, Bab El Mansour. For a few lingering minutes, the hulking gate burns like Saharan sand in front of a local audience clutching shopping bags rather than cameras. Tourists are few and far between. …

Travel

Epigenetic inheritance, and how the way you live your life could affect your offspring

Environment + Genes = Us. Over the 20th century as our knowledge of biology increased, this simple equation seemed to be the general overriding …

Genetics

Ockham's Razor

William of Ockham (c.1287-1347)<p>Probably on April 10, 1347, English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian <b>William of Ockham</b> passed …

British Philosophy

Traveling Southern Patagonia by Bike

Experiencing traditional Argentine culture in the Austral Andes<p>If the Earth were flat, Patagonia would be where it ended. As it turns out, the Earth …

South America