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Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Obamacare tax surprise looming

The next Obamacare controversy is right around the corner.<p>Obamacare enrollees who received subsidies to help pay for coverage will soon have to reconcile how much they actually earned in 2014 with how much they estimated when they applied many, many months ago.<p>This will likely lead to some very …

Health Care

"Miracle Baby" Born to Woman With Half a Heart

A baby born to a Maryland mom is being hailed as a miracle because of his mom's rare heart condition, and the unlikely success of his birth.<p>New mom …

Pregnancy

Next-generation hearing aids emulate fly's ability to pinpoint sound

There is a fly that can locate a cricket from the sound it makes, despite other noises in the background. Yet the hearing mechanism that helps the …

Researchers identify more than 80 new genes linked to schizophrenia

What causes schizophrenia has long baffled scientists. But in what is deemed the largest ever molecular genetic study of schizophrenia, a team of …

Could a dissolvable, drug-loaded tampon protect against HIV?

Women could soon benefit from faster protection against HIV, according to researchers from the University of Washington. They have created a …

'Five portions of fruit and veg a day are enough'

A new study published on <i>thebmj.com</i> states that five portions of fruits and vegetables a day is optimum for lowering the risk of death from any cause, …

See-through mice may improve diagnosis, treatment of human illness

Transparent bodies and organs may sound like something from a sci-fi film, but scientists have made it very much a reality. A team from the …

Link found between dementia and vitamin D deficiency

In what is regarded as the first large, population-based study of its kind, a team of researchers has found a link between vitamin D consumption and …

New Denim Store: Bad Denim

On thursday of last week, a new store called Bad Denim opened in the up-and-coming Clapton area of East London and we headed down to find out …

Clothing

Google opens Fit wearable toolkit for developer preview

Starting Thursday, developers can get an early look at the software development kit for the search giant's fitness software platform and start building out new apps.<p>Google has released its Google Fit software development kit (SDK) for a preview on Thursday.<p>The early look allows developers to …

Wearable Tech

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Space Science

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk - TODAY.com

William Cherry / Today<p>The standing harness allows wheelchair-bound kids to walk or even dance. Seen here, from left, are Claire Smyth and her son Daniel, 5; Louise Watson and her daughter Bethany, 3; and Cameron Taylor and his daughter Charlotte, 3.<p>When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical …

Elizabeth Kolbert On The Vanishing Of Species

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, talks with Popular Science's reporter about the prehistory and the present of mass species die-offs<p>Elizabeth Kolbert writes about ecological disasters-in-progress with such perception and verve that readers come away wanting more. Al Gore recently …

Extinction

US children's hospitals vary widely in tonsillectomy care

(HealthDay)—A tonsillectomy is one of the most routine surgeries for children, but what medication kids get during and after the procedure varies …

Fever-reducing medications may aid spread of influenza, study finds

Contrary to popular belief, fever-reducing medication may inadvertently cause more harm than good.<p>New research from McMaster University has …

Study shows changing sleeping patterns can alter gene expression cycles

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Surrey in the U.K. have found that drastically altered sleep schedules (such as switching to …

Novel nanotherapy breakthrough may help reduce recurrent heart attacks and stroke

(Medical Xpress)—Up to 30 percent of heart attack patients suffer a new heart attack because cardiologists are unable to control inflammation inside …

Early memories slip away around age 7 - Futurity

Psychologists report that age seven is when our earliest memories tend to fade away, a phenomenon known as "childhood amnesia."

Amnesia

Exposure to cold temperatures can help boost weight loss

Regular exposure to mild cold may be a healthy and sustainable way to help people lose weight, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press …