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Young people's blood plasma 'could work as anti-ageing treatment'

Regular injections of blood plasma taken from young people could help fight the effects of ageing, scientists have found.<p>Researchers gave mice with …

Brain implant enables paralyzed woman to communicate by thought

Computers are going to become much better at repairing human cognitive and sensory-motor functions in the not-too-distant future, and the UMC …

Scientists Just Discovered The Roundest Object in The Known Universe

The odds of it existing are mind-boggling.<p>Geometry is everywhere in nature - we see sixfold symmetry in snowflakes, fractal patterns in broccoli, and …

The uncanny physics of empty space

<b>Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing.</b> By James Owen Weatherall. <i>Yale University Press; 196 pages; $26.</i><p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and …

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

<b>Scientists say they can now describe in detail how the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs produced its huge crater.</b><p>The reconstruction of the event 66 million years ago was made possible by drilling into the remnant bowl and analysing its rocks.<p>These show how the space impactor made the hard …

Earth Science

This paper-like battery charges in one minute and lasts for 10,000 cycles

Research company ITRI has introduced an Ultrafast Rechargeable Aluminum Battery (URABat), said to be a safer and more efficient alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Developed in partnership with Stanford University, the URABat can be fully-charged in one minute for more than 10,000 cycles.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? - Issue 42: Fakes

Perhaps Arthur C. Clarke was being uncharacteristically unambitious. He once pointed out that any sufficiently advanced technology is going to be …

Singularity

WOW.com

Watch Husband Bitterly Narrate Drone Footage of Cheating Wife (Video)

“If you watch carefully, you’re going to be able to see 18 years go right down the f—ing drain,” John Consiglio says in the video<p>A scorned husband …

Controversial gene-editing technique injected into cancer patients in China

Latest use of technology seems to avoid use of embryonic cells, may spur international race<p>Experiments in China with a controversial gene modifying …

"Breakthrough Listen" SETI Project Could Miss ET's Phone Call

In August, Russian astronomers announced that they had detected a blast of radio waves coming from the direction of the star HD164595, 94 light years …

John Kerry's Strange Visit To Antarctica And Wikileaks Antarctica Photos

The unexpected US presidential election results made Secretary of State John Kerry the highest -ranking US government official to ever set food on …

A Rare Genetic Mutation Might Inspire the First Drug That Fights All Viruses

Viruses are notorious for evading man-made drugs, but they are powerless against a rare mutation in the gene <i>ISG15</i>. A person who possesses this …

'319 and then loads of numbers': Has Scarlett Moffatt solved the mystery of time travel on I'm A Celebrity?

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! star Scarlett Moffatt revealed that she tried to get in touch with renowned physicist Stephen Hawking after coming up with her own time travel theory.<p>Speaking to her fellow jungle camp mates on Wednesday's show, she explained: "I once emailed him because I had …

The 15 most exciting new tech products launching in 2017

But 2017 is almost here, and we're expecting a bunch of cool new products. Below you'll find the most important gadgets likely to launch next year.<p>Keep in mind this isn't a comprehensive list, and it doesn't account for the surprises we'll likely see in 2017. But these are the gadgets we think you …

Emerging Technology

Chichen Itza: Mayan Ruins Have Two More Pyramids Inside

Archaeologists have unlocked a treasure trove underneath the temple.<p>Archaeologists have discovered what may be the original structure built at the …

New gene-editing technology partially restores vision in blind animals

Salk Institute researchers have discovered a holy grail of gene editing—the ability to, for the first time, insert DNA at a target location into the …

The 5 Types of People You Need to Get Out of Your Life

We may read brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are afraid to speak …

Psychology

Astronomers Home In on Source of Strange Radio Burst

The discovery could help illuminate the structure of the universe—but other experts are not so sure we know the true origin of the blast.<p>An enigmatic, powerful burst of radio waves coming from far, far away is helping astronomers map the cosmos—while simultaneously adding to the mystery of these …

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Secret chamber inside famous Mayan temple El Castilo discovered

Archaeological experts have unearthed a secret third structure within the most famous Mayan pyramid temple in Mexico, almost a century after the rest …

Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

From sipping merlot in Bordeaux to clinking steins of beer in Munich to warming up with vodka in Russia, drinking alcohol is an ingrained part of …

"Strange Stars" Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

Physics tells us they could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other …