Ahmet Emin Topal

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Mark Hamill has the weirdest Star Wars fan theory about where Luke Skywalker went

Mark Hamill has a theory about where Luke Skywalker ended up after <i>The Last Jedi</i> and it's ... well, a little bit more NSFW than the average Star Wars …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Cell Biology

Scientists Have Created a Synthetic Molecule That Could Be The Key to Ending Antibiotic Resistance

"I wouldn't say I feel safe, but it's clear we're making progress."<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called …

New research shows asymmetry in bacteria might help us fight antibiotic resistance

Membrane Vacuum Cleaner<p>In the ongoing war to defeat antibiotic resistance, a new study has identified a protein that acts as a “membrane vacuum …

Microbiology

A Century-Old Discovery of a Virus Could Become Our Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

There's still hope.<p>Antibiotic resistance - the phenomenon in which bacteria stop responding to certain antibiotics - is a growing threat around the …

Microbiology

Your Attractiveness Depends on Who Else Is Around: Study

Your level of attractiveness varies depending on who you’re with and how good-looking they are in comparison to you, a small new study shows.<p>You may …

Psychology

Scientists just used brain stimulation to literally change how people think

Hitting the Right Lobes<p>A team of researchers from Boston University (BU) has explored the possibility of enhancing a person’s ability to learn and …

The Brain

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Multiple Sclerosis

The incredible architectural secrets of Steve Jobs Theater

Steve Jobs Theater is empty.<p>Hours earlier, the massive lobby, demo area (or foyer) space below, and theater were humming with Apple employees, media, …

We Can Finally Read The 'Clock' That Tells How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

This will help us understand disease.<p>Up until now, it's only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they're dead. However, a …

Research

Hurricanes Are Sweeping The Atlantic. What's The Role Of Climate Change?

Hurricane Irma is hovering somewhere between being the most- and second-most powerful hurricane recorded in the Atlantic. It follows Harvey, which dumped trillions of gallons of water on South Texas. And now, Hurricane Jose is falling into step behind Irma, and gathering strength.<p>Is this what …

Climate Change

A new date for a key step in the origin of life

1ff28e89-7a44-49dc-a5a6-1351b819f8fd<p>A new date for a key step in the origin of …

Social Media

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

The Best Beach in Every Single U.S. State

As they say, life’s a beach…and when it comes to sweltering hot summer weather, there’s nowhere we’d rather be. Here, the best beach in every U.S. …

Promoting your articles to increase your digital identity and research impact

<b>Place articles on your institutional webpage or repository.</b> <br>Many researchers might not realise this, but sharing either a pre-print (pre-peer review) …

5 Things You Need To Know Before Taking an At-Home Genetic Test

DNA is what makes us who we are. In humans, our genetic makeup is 99.9 percent similar to the person next to us, but that tiny 0.1 percent difference is what makes each of us unique — providing us with traits such as eye and hair color, height, and even disease.<p>Genetic testing is now available for …

Molecular Biology

What the new, FDA-approved 23andMe genetic health risk reports can, and can't, tell you

Genetic testing firm 23andMe got approval from the Food and Drug Administration last week to sell reports that show customers whether they have an increased genetic risk of developing certain diseases and conditions.<p>The go-ahead is the first time the federal agency has approved such …

You are living in a unique time on planet Earth — mineralogically speaking

You are living in an amazing time on planet Earth — mineralogically speaking.<p>Scientists say there are more unique minerals on our planet than ever before in its 4.5-billion-year history, and it's thanks in part to us.<p>In a paper published this week in American Mineralogist, a team of researchers …

How genetics can uncover links in chronic pain and other conditions

In the recent Global Burden of Disease study, four of the top ten causes of disability worldwide were chronic pain conditions. Chronic pain is …

The Best Movies To Watch While Traveling on a Plane

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Researchers determined 4 reasons why you can't quit Facebook

Many of us have tried, yet come crawling back days later to get our daily fix of racist commentary from balding ex-high school classmates.<p>Now, a new paper from Cornell Information Science, published in Social Media + Society, helps explain why we're so attached to the social media empire, and what …

Mark Zuckerberg

New calculations suggest the Universe could collapse at any time

All things being equal, the universe is set to continually expand, eventually ripping itself to shreds in about 22 billion years. But Danish …

Physics