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Is Too Much Privacy Bad For Your Health?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About John Wilbanks' TED Talk</b><p>Health IT expert John Wilbanks explores whether the desire to protect privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could create a wave of health care innovation.<p>These are tools that we created to …

Why do we laugh when we are tickled?

What is it about a tickle that makes us giggle? And why can’t we tickle ourselves? Greg Foot explains all.<p>When you're touched, the nerve endings under your top layer of skin, or epidermis, send electrical signals to the brain. When we are tickled the somatosensory cortex picks up the signals to do …

Gorillas

Scientists Discover New Big Head Fish Species in Northern Rocky Mountains

Scientists have discovered a new fish species, the Cedar Sculpin (<i>Cottus schitsuumsh</i>), in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The fish was discovered by …

Ancient Plagues & A New Pandemic

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth<p>Low gravity may inhibit the growth and spread of thyroid cancer cells. In newly published research, experimental biologists describe the responses of thyroid cancer cell cultures to 22 seconds of simulated microgravity …

Cancer

Largest human migration takes place around now

Hundreds of millions return to their home villages around the Chinese New Year. In a week to 10 days, 3.6 billion passenger miles are clocked on …

Study Finds 1,300 Airborne Microbe Species In Beijing Smog

Sampling the metagenome of the air<p>There are about 1,300 microbe species that float around in Beijing's smog, a team of Chinese researchers found. Aren't you glad you know? Most of the microbes are harmless, Nature News reports, but some of the species are known to cause allergies and lung diseases …

Pollution

Lawsuit Alleges NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Read the suit in all its glory here.<p>You may recall, NASA recently announced that a strange rock had somehow "appeared" in front of its Mars Opportunity rover. The explanations for the mystery rock were straight-forward: maybe some kind of nearby impact sent a rock toward the rover, or, more likely, …

Paranormal

Potential Cure For Peanut Allergy Successful In Test

88 percent of kids in this study were able to eat 5 peanuts after the treatment.<p>A peanut allergy is not just annoying; it can be deadly. But there may be some hope for this affliction, the most common severe food allergy.<p>In a new study, researchers gave 85 kids a tiny amount of peanut protein, and …

Biomedicine

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and depressed.<p>Johnson's condition initially baffled doctors, but a cardiologist provided a …

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Abbott government to launch 'efficiency study' into ABC, SBS

Mr Turnbull is keen to reassure the public that he is a staunch defender of the ABC and appears uncomfortable with his government's recent attacks on …

Abbott government to cut 74,000 ha of forest from World Heritage zone

It is the latest in a series of contentious federal environmental moves, from carbon tax repeal to a go-ahead for Great Barrier Reef Marine Park …

Abbot Point: Dredging dumping permitted within Great Barrier Reef waters

Authority chairman Dr Russell Reichelt announced on Friday afternoon the body had given the go ahead subject to its own environmental conditions.<p>Dr …

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Aussies Against The Liberal Government

Study finds same-sex parenting is not harmful for children

Eleven per cent of gay men and 33 per cent of lesbian women in Australia have children, a figure expected to grow amid increasing social …

Science and Nonduality Conference

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Meanwhile in Australia

An Aussie, a little man, was sitting at a bar in Sydney when this huge, burly American guy walks in. As he passes the Aussie, he hits him on the neck …

Ten Ways To Make Sure Your Kids Don’t Grow up all Moany and Dependent.

<b>1. Check your kid’s hands.</b> Do they have opposable thumbs? Yes? Well don’t make their lunches. They can spread their own peanut butter on their own 2 …