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During the 1960s, neuroscientists Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall proposed an influential new theory of pain. At the time, researchers were struggling to explain the phenomenon. Some believed that specific nerve fibres carry pain signals up into the brain, while others argued that the pain signals …Neurons
The former president tells us how he's been helping to eradicate guinea worm
When President Jimmy Carter set out to eradicate guinea worm disease 30 years ago, it afflicted 3.5 million people in rural Asia and Africa. In 2014, that number had dropped to 126. The parasite, spread via stagnant water, …Jimmy Carter
Until now electric fences and trenches have been the best way to protect farms and villages from nighttime raids by hungry elephants. Now, there may …Elephants
DARPA has dubbed it "system of systems", but a better name would be "fighter jets command robot swarms"
For an organization at the heart of the future of war, DARPA can sometimes really undersell what it’s making. Late last night, the agency released a video about drone and missile swarms, full of …International Relations
Scientists say a 3-D analysis of wrinkles and other signs of aging can reveal a person's physiological age based only on an image of his or her face.
The researchers also found that levels of several biological markers in people's blood are associated with the markers of aging that appear on …Aging
Finding fossils takes a combination of skill on luck. You have to be looking in the right place and have some idea of how to distinguish those precious pieces of prehistoric life from all the rock surrounding it. But that’s not all. How the sun hits stone, where your eyes fall along the outcrop, …Salamander
A tiny North American songbird migrates 1,500 miles non-stop over the Atlantic, scientists have discovered, in the longest known oversea journey for any land bird.
The blackpoll warbler weighs only as much as a £2 coin and normally lives in forest environments, but once a year it embarks on a …Migration
And they prefer not to have posters of sad rats around
When a rodent feels pain, its face gets all scrunched up. Its ears flatten, its eyes narrow, and its nose and cheeks swell. Is this just a reflexive response that helps the animal cope with the pain? Or does it also help the rodent communicate …Rats
But overall climate picture for southernmost continent remains "complex," say scientists.
Scientists have measured what is likely the highest temperature ever on Antarctica: 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 Celsius).
The measurements were made last Tuesday at Argentina's Esperanza Base, on the northern …Weather
One of Britain’s largest medieval cemeteries containing the remains of more than 1,000 people has been unearthed under part of the University of Cambridge.
The hospital cemetery, which catered largely for scholars who had fallen on hard times, was found during excavations beneath the Old Divinity …Medieval
MUSIQUE AFRICAINE - Dans Beautiful Africa, son cinquième album, l'artiste d'origine malienne Rokia Traoré chante ses poèmes …
Review Graveola – Eu Preciso de Um Liquidificador
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The new album from Brazilian band Graveola radiates with the sunny spirit of …Bossa Nova
Iran und Venezuela haben eine gute Beziehung zueinander, nicht zuletzt wegen Hugo Chavez und Irans Ex-Präsident Ahmadinedschad, die sich auf der …
The year is 1978, or is it 1979 (nobody seems to know), when Tom Waits rolls into Vienna to be met by Austrian filmmakers Rudi Dolezal and Hannes …
An international team of archaeologists have uncovered remains of a massive Iron Age period fortification wall and enclosure at the coastal …Archaeology
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 – A 37-year-old man has criticized Canon’s latest DSLR, the 5DS, for not having enough pixels, even though it has more …Canon
With an innovative architectural style that brought elegant living to the masses, real estate developer Joseph Eichler left an indelible mark on California in the 1960s.
His beautifully simple blueprints also had an undeniable impact on Apple’s co-founders — although Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs …Architecture
The new date lays to rest the idea that Frank could have been rescued if they had lived just a little longer
(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors …Holocaust
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority becomes the 123rd member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a major step that could move its decades-long conflict with Israel into a courtroom.
Israel is opposed to the court, is not a member and has no plans to cooperate with …Middle East
Eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues could adversely affect men’s fertility, leading to fewer and poorer quality sperm, a study suggests.
Research by Harvard University found that men who ate the greatest amount of fruit and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue had a …Food (UK)
Daniel Swann is exactly the type of person the National Security Agency would love to have working for it. The 22-year-old is a fourth-year concurrent bachelor's-master's student at Johns Hopkins University with a bright future in cybersecurity.
And growing up in Annapolis, Md., not far from the …National Security Agency
TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili said on Tuesday Russia poses a threat to regional security and that its action in Georgia and Ukraine is punishment for their pro-Western stances.
Russia's forces drove deep into Georgia during a five-day war in 2008, and it has signed …World Leaders
Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …Water
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Heavy rains and a landslide in the Himalayan region of Kashmir killed 17 people, police said on Tuesday, as Indian authorities continued working to rescue stranded villagers, with unseasonal rains raising fears of flash floods in the mountainous north.
Fifteen people were …Jammu and Kashmir
Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men accused of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, has been shot dead in Kampala.
Ms Kagezi was targeted by gunmen on a motorcycle as she was on her way home.
The suicide bombing in Kampala in 2010 killed 76 people as they watched the …Africa
Activists battling internet censorship in China said Monday they had proof a massive online assault on their websites had been coordinated by the Chinese authorities.
In recent days, popular coding service GitHub faced a massive denial of service (DDoS) attack – an online attack aimed at bringing …Asia
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to …Elections
Death-penalty states scrambling to find drugs for lethal injections are facing a new hurdle: two groups that represent compounding pharmacists have told their members to stop making the killer cocktails.
The American Pharmacists Association voted Monday to oppose participation in executions, …Injection
WASHINGTON — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans. The U.S. plans to announce its …Climate Change