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How can I make money from my DNA?

If you have your DNA sequenced, someone somewhere will be making money from the data. A new start-up aims to make sure that you get your share<p>• A share in the future of DNA: Prof George Church Q&A<p>If you unlock the secrets of your DNA by paying a company to read your genes, behind the scenes it is …

Genetics

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

World History

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Neuroscience

Study suggests blows to the head that don’t cause concussions can still cause CTE

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a disease that has been exhibited in hundreds of athletes who have incurred repeated blows to the head, …

The Brain

First monkeys cloned in historic breakthrough - could humans be next?

The first monkeys cloned in the same way as Dolly the Sheep have been born, raising fears that it may soon be possible to clone humans.<p>Chinese scientists today announced the births of Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, a pair of healthy macaques who are completely genetically identical.<p>The babies are …

Genetics

Medieval Text Resolves Mystery of Viking-Irish Battle

The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is widely credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf more than 1,000 years ago. But not …

History

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Black History

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding

There's no set recipe--but there are a few rules of thumb to follow.<p>In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and …

Tip: Two Surprising Exercises for Shoulder Health

These two moves can help you prevent and even eliminate shoulder pain.<p>Prevent and potentially eliminate shoulder pain by implementing the following …

Scientists Are Investigating Facial Exercises to Make You Look Younger

It's as weird as it sounds.<p>When it comes to ageing, many of us would like to look younger, but most anti-ageing remedies not only aren't back up by …

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

We Now Have Scientific Evidence For a Colic Treatment That Actually Works

This could mean so much to so many.<p>Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies and their concerned families suffer from colic - a condition diagnosed …

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey

The clash between the classical order and Christianity is a tale of murder and vandalism wrought by religious zealotry, evoking modern-day parallels<p>“The theologian,” wrote Edward Gibbon in his classic <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</i><i>,</i> “may indulge the pleasing task of …

Wendy’s Is Roasting People And Restaurants On Twitter, And It’s Just Too Funny (New Pics)

Wendy's may not be your favorite fast-food chain, but by now, they're probably your favorite Twitter account. The burger joint has gone viral over …

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus: The Un

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, also known as the Artemesium, was constructed in the mid 6th century BCE. It was located in Ephesus (modern …

Cracked screens could soon be a thing of the past after scientists accidentally invent self-healing glass

Lucky break<p>In my 15 years of phone ownership, I can remember many fallen comrades. iPhone 3GS, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S7: I’m sorry …

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced what the agency calls a "historic action" — the first approval of a cell-based gene therapy in the United States.<p>The FDA approved Kymriah, which scientists refer to as a "living drug" because it involves using genetically modified immune cells …

Cancer

Scientists Store Video Clip in DNA of Living Cells

Throughout human history, people have come up with all sorts of data storage systems—from cuneiform and chiseled inscriptions to hard drives and …

Genetics

Why Did the Americans Win the Mexican-American War?

Reasons Why Mexico Could Not Repel the USA Invasion<p>From 1846 to 1848, the United States of America and Mexico fought the Mexican-American War. There …

When this feral child was found, his story threatened the hierarchy between human and animals

John of Liege was caught in the woods of Belgium<p>During the religious wars in Europe in the early 17th century, villagers in Liege, Belgium noticed a …

The 7 best military commanders of all time, according to Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the greatest military commanders of all time.<p>He brought Revolutionary France back from the brink of destruction with his Italian campaign in 1796 and 1797. He made a fool of Czar Alexander I at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. He encircled an entire Austrian army and …

World History

An entire Civil War battle stopped to watch 2 soldiers in a fistfight — and the loser became a prisoner

There's just something about two people in a fistfight that's irresistible to watch. We can't look away.<p>There's something about the sound of a sliding barstool, the rising tide of voices shouting, and the sudden rush of action in one spot that is just pure entertainment.<p>But there shouldn't be any …

World History

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Aquaponics

Scientists Have Tried First-Ever Gene Editing Directly Inside a Patient's Body

There's no turning back now.<p>In a bold first-of-its-kind experiment, scientists have edited a person's genes directly inside living tissue in an …

Genetics

Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …

Archaeology

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

8 minutes ago<p>New Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo discusses his top qualities at quarterback.<p>14 minutes ago<p>ESPN didn't have …

College Football

7-Year-Old Boy With Incurable Condition Has 80% of His Skin Genetically Modified

Amazing breakthrough that could save thousands of people from pain.<p>There's a rare genetic disease that causes fragile skin all over the body to …

Cell Biology

How Sherman's March Led to the End of the Civil War

A Devastating Policy Shift Ended the U.S. Civil War<p>Sherman's March to the Sea refers to a long stretch of devastating Union army movements during the …