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New metallic glass material created by starving it of nuclei

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers …

The complicated ethics of womb transplants

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Software Engineering

You can now search for specific interests on OkCupid's mobile app

OkCupid's bringing one of its desktop features over to iOS this week. The company's Discovery feature, which allows users to search for specific interests, will roll out on Apple devices this week, with an Android launch sometime in the future. Users can type in more general topics like, "hiking," …

Apps

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

Mississippi River

Group Uses Marriage Counseling Methods To Help Bridge Political Divide

In the rough-hewn parlor of a creaky, 19th-century farmhouse in Brentwood, 13 people are sitting in a pair of concentric circles.<p>Six "reds" — or conservatives — are in the middle.<p>Around them on the outside, sit seven "blues" — or liberals.<p>"Don't look at them. Don't talk to them. We'll just talk …

Marriage Counseling

Turning workers into 'super workers' with robotic suits

<b>If you've watched the Iron Man film franchise, you'll know that a powered suit gives inventor Tony Stark superhuman strength to fight the bad guys.</b><p>But away from the the fictional world of blockbusting movies, robotic exoskeletons offer more prosaic and useful help for humans.<p>The military has been …

Robotics

The week in politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event in Jackson, Alabama, on Tuesday. Moore has been accused by multiple women of pursuing sexual relationships with them as teenagers when he was in his early 30s. Moore has denied the mounting allegations.<p>Beverly …

Donald Trump

Ancient engravings depict dogs on leashes

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Health Care

The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

<b>Q. What exactly does bleach do? If I soak a cracked dish, the stains seem to be gone — but are they really?</b><p><b>A.</b> The active ingredient of bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is made up of three common elements, sodium, oxygen and chlorine, said May Nyman, professor of chemistry at Oregon State …

Chemistry

CRISPR Bacon: Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

Here's something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs.<p>But that's exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques.<p>In a paper published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, the scientists report that they have …

Genetics

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Found to Help Teeth Repair Themselves in Just 6 Weeks

We're so down for that!<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

NASA Is Running Out of The Most Precious Ingredient Needed For Future Space Missions

Houston, we really do have a problem.<p>Classroom models lie - our Solar System isn't a bunch of bright, closely nestled orbs.<p>Instead, other planets are …

Nuclear Energy

Here’s how Tesla uses its giant batteries to power small islands

Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents lost power after Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 store, destroyed the island's electric grid. It may take six months before Puerto Rico can repair the power grid, leading the government to consider other remedies in the interim.<p>Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello …

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant

But we don't know why.<p>For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.<p>While long-term sleep deprivation …

'All-Nighter' Jellyfish Study Reveals the Origins of Human Sleep

"The brain isn't a necessary component."<p>Tim Cook famously cuts his beauty rest short by waking up at 3:45 a.m., but even the overachieving Apple CEOs …

Hurricane Irma Has Been Literally Pulling The Ocean Away From Its Shores

Terrifying power.<p>As a meteorologist, there are things you learn in textbooks that you may never see in person. You know they happen theoretically, …

Watch This Retail CEO Quickly Explain How to Survive Hurricane Amazon

TheStreet caught up with Coach's (COH) winning CEO Victor Luis ahead of fashion week. He dropped a nugget of great advice to his fellow bricks-and …

Facebook to share data with aid groups via 'disaster maps'

The social network says the anonymized data could help the Red Cross and others focus on areas that have been hit hardest.<p>Facebook plans to share user data with aid organizations to help out in emergences.<p>In a blog post Wednesday, the world's largest social network said it will create "disaster …

Social Media

A startup that charges $8,000 for young blood transfusions swears they’re worth every penny

Young blood actually does have health benefits for older adults, if you’re willing to take the word of a startup CEO who led the trial.<p>At the Recode conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Jesse Karmazin, who leads the small biotech startup Ambrosia, told New Scientist that he had positive …

Medical Research

Scientists Want Kids to Read to Dogs, Not Humans

Some of the world’s very good boys help humans detect cancer, fight wars, and even get their corn chip fix. Recently, scientists added another item …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 3 basic traits

Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of "Anatomy of Love," put happy couples in long-term relationships into brain scanners. The results gave her an insight into what makes a relationship last.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Neuron

Meet the "neighbourhood cell".<p>A new type of neuron has been discovered in rats' brains by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers that plays a key …

NASA's Juno Reported Back, and Things Are Getting Weird

Juno’s Revelations<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just revealed a wealth of new information about our Solar System’s biggest resident, Jupiter, and it’s …

Here's everything ASUS unveiled at Computex 2017

It won't be long before laptops become so thin and light that you'll barely notice the heft of one in your bag on your commute. That's the main takeaway from ASUS' Computex press conference, in which the Taiwanese company showed off a raft of new laptops. Topping the table is a refreshed ZenBook …

Uber and Lyft return to Austin after Texas law kills the city's fingerprint rule

Ride-hailing giants<p>UberandLyft, which left Texas' tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, have returned after state lawmakers intervened.<p>Both companies began rolling on Austin's streets again Monday, when Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that puts …

Regulation

Hubble just delivered one of the most gorgeous space photos ever

The past few weeks have been jam-packed with stunning imagery from Saturn, delivered courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft. Now, almost as if to say …

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

Geology

There’s no such thing as “mild depression”

In his memoir, <i>Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression</i>, writer Andrew Solomon makes a critical point about two models of depression, the categorical and dimensional.<p>The first sees depression “as an illness totally separate from other emotions, much as a stomach virus is totally different from acid …

Columbia University

This is what Pangea would look like with our current international borders

240 million years ago, Earth did not have seven continents (or eight if you count Zealandia), but one supercontinent called Pangea, which was …

Earth Science

Elon Musk's traffic-free vision of the future

His "Boring Company" released a concept video of a car bypassing city traffic through a series of underground tunnels he intends to build.

Elon Musk