Shirley Ling Zin Yii

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Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Physics

‘I went on a walk and returned to find my husband dead’

After her husband’s suicide, Kate Harding was overwhelmed by guilt and shame<p>I have been a widow for 11 weeks. It seems surreal to be writing that sentence and yet it is true. I was there; I know. Richard killed himself at home while I was walking the dog with my daughter, while my son was lying …

Mental Health

Samuel L. Jackson isn’t impressed with Donald Trump’s plan to arm teachers with guns

"Can someone that’s been in a gunfight tell that muthafukka..."<p><b>Samuel L. Jackson</b> has shown his disdain for Donald Trump‘s call for teachers to be …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?<p>There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the …

Climate Change

Triple-negative breast cancer: Is a new treatment within reach?

Researchers are currently investigating a potential new avenue for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, which is a particularly aggressive …

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.<p>The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias …

Immunotherapy

Sepsis: the truth about this hidden killer

At the end of May, the World Health Organization adopted a new resolution mandating all of its member states to have national action plans in place to tackle sepsis, a disease being called the “deadliest killer you’ve never heard of”. Even conservative estimates place the annual death toll at 6 …

Medicine

‘I was the first baby delivered by the NHS. It has saved my life eight times’

It was coming up to midnight on Sunday 4 July 1948 and my mother, who had been in labour for 18 hours, was just about ready to give birth to me. She wanted to start pushing. But the doctors and midwives looked up at the clock on the wall and said, “Stop. Hold on, Edna, hold on.” They knew they were …

Radiation Therapy

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four years<p>Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children.<p>A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of …

Biomedicine

16 extraordinary places you never knew existed

Vietnam War

Chris Brown discusses abuse of Rihanna: 'I felt like a monster'

R&B star Chris Brown has talked about his past abuse of ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who was left bruised and bleeding after Brown attacked her in February 2009.<p>Brown was arrested following the incident, and was sentenced to community service and domestic violence counselling, plus a restraining order. …

Chris Brown

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

Things get a little weird during an eclipse. Here are six things to look for.<p>While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the …

Astronomy

Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover

Image credit: National Cancer Institute/Univ. of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Wei Qian<p>17 Aug 2017<p>New research has revealed that most of the toxin …

A Good Story Is Always Far More Persuasive Than Facts and Figures | Inc.com

I've written about the science of persuasion, how important it is know your audience and really understand their pressure points, and how important emotions are compared with logic.<p>The ability to persuade people to do something different is literally a make it or break it skill for me in my …

Leadership

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start

Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up.<p>The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at …

Cancer

Painless cancer detection could become routine thanks to 'liquid biopsies'

Biopsies are seen as the best way of detecting the illness – but they have traditionally often required invasive techniques<p>Researchers are developing tests that could make cancer detection so painless that it becomes part of routine check-ups, experts said, as new developments in such “liquid …

Cancer

The Late Late Show with James Corden, review: Homecoming hero tries just a little too hard to impress

The Late Late Show with James Corden (Sky1) has landed in the UK during a turbulent week. As host Corden said in a stirring opening speech outside the Houses of Parliament: "Some people might say it's a strange time to do a variety show in this city. I couldn't disagree more.”<p>The homecoming hero, …

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

Too much exercise is bad for your gut – and the other dangers of over training

Studies released today show that, despite good intentions, those who regularly exercise for two hours or more could be doing more harm to their bodies than good.<p>The research, which comes from Australian sports journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, shows that intense physiological stress …

Wellness

Pay attention to Donald Trump's actions, not his words

There’s an emerging consensus that the presidency of Donald Trump has radically altered the warp and woof of American life. His supporters – which make up at least a third of all Americans – believe that he has accomplished great things in the past four months. His detractors, who are legion, see …

Political Science

London attack: What we know so far

<b>Eight people were killed in central London when three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a knife attack in Borough Market on Saturday, 3 June.</b><b>The attackers were shot dead by officers, who arrived on the scene of the attack within eight minutes. Here is what we know.</b><p>…

Extremism

Foreign nationals among victims of London terror attacks

The number of victims of the London Bridge atrocity has risen to eight after police searching for a missing Frenchman recovered a body from the Thames.<p>Next of kin of Xavier Thomas, 45, missing since Saturday’s attack, have been informed, though no formal identification has yet taken place, the …

Extremism

Theresa May says 'enough is enough' in wake of London Bridge terror attack as she confirms General Election will go ahead

Theresa May rounded on those who "tolerate" extremism as she told them: "Enough is enough.”<p>The Prime Minister chided all who provide “safe spaces” for extremists - in “real life” or online - telling them they must help “stamp it out”.<p>She also made clear that councils must play their part by …

London terror attack: Witness who hid in toilet thought it was 'game over'

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A man who hid inside a toilet cubicle as terror struck London's Borough Market said he thought it was "game over" for him and his friends.<p>"Gareth", not his real name, was enjoying an evening out at the Black & Blue Restaurant with his fiancee and another couple when the attack …

Extremism

After London attack, PM says Britain must contain extremism

The US is the biggest loser on the planet thanks to Trump’s calamitous act

Life here in the US feels surreal lately, like a very bad reality TV show, thanks to Donald Trump. In no case is this more evident than the president’s decision – and the process and theatre around it – to abandon the Paris climate agreement and nearly every other country in the world.<p>The Paris …

Climate

Theresa May says 'enough is enough' after seven killed in London Bridge attack

Prime minister says there is ‘far too much tolerance of extremism’ in UK and suggests increased jail terms for terrorism offences<p>• London Bridge attacks – live updates<p>Theresa May has warned that there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism” in the UK and, promised to step up the fight …

Extremism

'I'm fighting my ex-wife for every person who's been shafted by Britain's divorce courts'

Graham Mills is on a mission. Spurred on by the bitter experience of his own divorce battle, the 50 year-old surveyor has become a one-man army - determined to go all the way to the Supreme Court to change Britain’s divorce laws.<p>With an unflinching honesty that has garnered him thousands of …

People in London's Borough Market Fought Back as Terrorists Struck

Dan Kitwood—Getty Images<p>Brais G. Rouco—Barcroft Media/Getty Images<p>Brais G. Rouco—Barcroft Media/Getty Images<p>Ben Cawthra—REX/Shutterstock<p>Brais G. …