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Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation.<p>The treatment challenges a widely-accepted view that there is no prospect of a patient recovering consciousness if …

Neurology

The Man Who Could Make Interstellar Travel to Alpha Centauri Possible

Greg Matloff has spent most of his life trying to go interstellar, and he's closer than ever.<p>One of the first things NASA physicist Les Johnson will …

This Fungus Discovered In A Pakistani Landfill Likes To Eat Plastic

Polyester polyurethane makes a delicious meal for the Aspergillus tubingensis fungus, offering a potential solution to some of our insane plastic problem.<p>Out of all the plastic ever made–an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons–most of it still exists as waste in some form, whether that’s in a landfill …

Elon Musk is officially sending humans to Mars in 2024

One Rocket to Rule Them All<p>On the last day of the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took the stage to …

Elon Musk’s Biggest Challenge on Mars Won’t Be Getting People There

Some seriously important questions remain.<p>Elon Musk loves to talk about his BFR. At the IAC in Adelaide, Australia recently, the SpaceX founder …

The Shirt Of The Future Will Be Made By Methane-Eating Bacteria

By using a greenhouse gas as the basis for a new material, Mango Materials wants to create a new model of garment production that cleans up the atmosphere as it makes us new clothes.<p>When it wafts from landfills or dairy farms, waste methane–a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than CO2–is usually …

In the future we'll all fly personal drones like this

Regular flying drones might be annoying, unsafe invaders of privacy, but what about a drone you can climb into and fly to the grocery store?<p>The appropriately named PassengerDrone company, based in Switzerland, promises just that with its new two-seater manned aircraft. It flies without its …

Drones

2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discoveries about the molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s circadian rhythm.<p>The three scientists used fruit flies to isolate a gene that controls the rhythm of a living …

Nobel Prize

Scientists awarded Nobel prize in chemistry for work to visualize biomolecules

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work developing new methods of visualising biomolecules, such as those in the Zika virus.<p>Jacques Dubochet of Switzerland, Joachim Frank of the US and Richard Henderson of the UK were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted …

Physics

UN: More should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, …

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

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Hugh Hefner, the murder of Dorothy Stratten and the dark side of Playboy

Hugh Hefner grieved in green silk.<p>One of his most promising Playboy Playmates, 20-year-old Dorothy Stratten, had been murdered, and Hefner was giving Village Voice writer Teresa Carpenter a glimpse at what he had otherwise kept private. After Stratten was shot in the face by her estranged husband …

DC changing up cinematic universe after Wonder Woman success

After recent DC films like <i>Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,</i> and <i>Suicide Squad</i> were met with a less-than-enthusiastic response, this …

Justice League

One man's Playboy: Encounters with Hefner through the years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is time to confess something I did as a teenage mail handler in the late 1960s, when Playboy reigned supreme, its rabbit-head …

Nurturing Controversy: The Real Science Behind the Artificial Womb

An innovation aimed at helping premature babies survive spurred wild, dystopian speculation — and left both physiology and technology in the …

Pregnancy

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Oprah for president? Winfrey tweets article making the case for her to run in 2020

Will Donald Trump’s biggest competition in the 2020 election come from Oprah Winfrey?<p>Winfrey sparked just that kind of speculation on Thursday after …

Donald Trump

Joe Biden posts message of support for Julia Louis-Dreyfus after she is diagnosed with cancer

Joe Biden has sent a heartfelt message of support to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who recently announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>The former Vice President referenced the show Ms Louis-Dreyfus plays a lead role in, Veep, as in it she is a fictionalised Vice President.<p>He tweeted a photo …

Joe Biden

SpaceX: Rocket for moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 mins

SpaceX chief Elon Musk's elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications.<p>At a conference in Australia on Friday, Musk said if you build a ship capable of going to the moon and Mars, why not use it for high-speed transport here at home. He …

EU moves ahead faster on new future than on Brexit talks

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Twenty-seven European Union nations, excluding Britain, will be coming up with clear options on a more tightly knit future …

Spain loses 20% of its economy if Catalonia splits

Would going it alone work for Catalonia?<p>The Spanish region held a controversial independence referendum on Sunday with major economic implications for the country -- and Europe.<p>Spain's central government fiercely opposed the referendum, and riot police raided polling stations. Regional officials …

Europe

Bella Thorne poses nude 'with no retouching'

Bella Thorne stripped down and posed completely naked for GQ Mexico, and she requested that the photos not be edited ahead of publication.<p>The former Disney star wrote on Instagram that she "specifically asked for no retouching" on her nude image to show some of her flaws.<p>She explained on Instagram, …

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

The Best Places to Study Abroad

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting parts of the college experience. But with so many incredible destinations across the globe, how do you …

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Openings in Antarctic sea ice influence global climate

Heat escaping through openings in sea ice influences sea and atmospheric temperatures and wind patterns around the globe – even rainfall around the …

Hurricane Harvey’s costs “may blow Katrina out of the water,” according to the government’s lead expert

While the rain continues to fall in Texas and Louisiana, analysts are scrambling to work out how much the damage done by Hurricane Harvey will cost. The US government won’t be releasing an exact estimate for a month but its lead expert says it looks like it will easily pass the $160 billion cost …