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CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

Why science breeds a culture of sexism

“Woman after woman says ‘I am afraid to be alone in a room with a man’​. How are you going to have a productive career?<p>Lois, a medical researcher, endured more than five years of sexual harassment during her postgraduate study at a leading UK university. It started when she worked on a project …

Sexual Harassment

HIV vaccine on horizon as jab triggers immunity in humans and stops monkeys being infected

A vaccine against HIV is on the horizon after scientists showed a new drug triggered a protective immune response in humans and stopped two thirds of monkeys becoming infected.<p>In the 35 years since the HIV epidemic began, just four vaccines have been tested on humans, with the best only lowering …

Two cities share a name, water and a library. But one is in big trouble.

By Gregory S. Schneider<p>Gregory S. Schneider<p>Reporter covering Virginia from the Richmond bureau<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BRISTOL, Va. — On a warm night when State Street is lit like an Appalachian Broadway and music blares from restaurants and rooftop partiers yell “Honk your horn!” to passing cars, Bristol …

Barbecued sardines or spaghetti with lemon: 20 best easy summer recipes – part 2

Reem Kassis’s aubergine, yogurt and nut salad<p>Whenever we invited people over for a big lunch, my mother would usually make a variation of this salad and it would be the highlight for me. As far as the nuts and garnish go, I often play around with it depending on my mood, so feel free to adjust …

Recipes

The 3 Reasons the U.S. Health-Care System Is the Worst

The head of the Commonwealth Fund, which compares the health systems of developed nations, pinpoints why America’s is so expensive and inefficient.<p>According to the Commonwealth Fund, which regularly ranks the health systems of a handful of developed countries, the best countries for health care are …

Your Brain on Depression

Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of our brains, and our …

This Dad Makes Amazing Disney and STAR WARS Bento Box Lunches

Getting kids to eat their food can be a struggle, but when their lunches are a feast for the eyes, it’s easier to get them excited about …

Trump remaking federal policy on women's reproductive health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education.<p>Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a …

Family Planning

The Coming Wave of Murders Solved by Genealogy

The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second alleged murderer. It’ll likely lead to more.<p>Just three weeks ago, law enforcement in California announced the arrest of the Golden State Killer using DNA. The press conference was vague, but the …

Guardian science reporter wins prize for vaginal mesh investigation

The Guardian’s science correspondent Hannah Devlin has scooped a coveted prize in the Association of British Science Writers awards for her investigation into the vaginal mesh scandal.<p>Her report exposing NHS data on how thousands of women have undergone surgery to have vaginal mesh implants removed …

Why Did It Take So Long to Expose Hans Asperger's Nazi Ties?

Suspicions dogged the autism researcher for years, but they were largely unverifiable, until now.<p>At least no one ever put up a prominent statue to Hans Asperger, so we are spared the scene where they bring in the crane to drag another historical figure down from his pedestal. But essentially, that …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Jim Carrey loves the conservative backlash to his unflattering Sarah Huckabee Sanders portrait: 'I am so gratified by the reaction'

Actor Jim Carrey doesn't seem swayed by recent criticism of his political drawings.<p>Carrey responded to the backlash he received over an unflattering portrait he drew of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Carrey tweeted the drawing on Saturday, and was quickly hit with criticism …

Why Dogs Love When We Talk to Them Like Babies, According to Science

The most uplifting news ever.<p>It’s an unspoken rule that humans can only communicate with dogs in Puppy Voice — you know, the stupid one with the high …

I lost my job at Carrier after President Trump promised to save it

Workers like me continue to get a raw deal.<p>One year ago, President Trump stood before me and thousands of other cheering workers at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis and told us that he was there to save our jobs.<p>I’ll never forget how it felt. All the months I’d spent worrying — how was I going to …

A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane — and reveals the disgusting reason you should never drink coffee in the air

There's something intriguing about the life of airline crew members. Maybe it's the pristine uniform, the jet-setting lifestyle, or the secret codes and signs. But people in the industry often say the job is nowhere near as glamorous as it appears.<p>Confirming that is an unnamed flight attendant at a …

Tesla's giant battery bailed out a coal power station nearly 620 miles away

Tesla's giant battery is already proving its worth, bailing out a coal power station nearly 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) away.<p>The world's largest …

Spy, temptress, victim? Mata Hari still eludes definition

LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands (AP) — A century ago on Sunday, an exotic dancer named Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad, condemned as a sultry …

These award-winning microscope photos reveal a bizarre universe just out of reach

A strange and unseen world exists at our fingertips, and only microscopes have the power to bring this hidden dimension into view.<p>To honor the beauty and scientific importance of microscopic photographs— also called micrographs — the Nikon Small World image contest hands out awards and prizes to …

How Putin Tricked Trump Into a Game He Can’t Win

The Russian president already knows Trump better than Trump knows himself.<p>On Friday morning, <b>Donald Trump</b> will meet with <b>Vladimir Putin</b> in Hamburg. This should scare the bejesus out of everyone everywhere, including Russia. This will not end well. At best, it will end inconclusively, and nothing …

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House

WASHINGTON — When Rex W. Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, arrived in Washington five months ago to become the secretary of state, his boosters said he brought two valuable assets to a job that had usually gone to someone steeped in government and diplomacy: a long history …

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

23 Of The Oldest Color Photos Ever Taken

In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière made history by transforming the monochromatic world of photography into vibrant color with their new invention, the Autochrome Lumière.<p>In the years before this invention, color was usually added to a photo by hand-painting its surface with dyes and …

Mark Twain

DUP leader Arlene Foster vows to bring stability to UK with Conservatives

Arlene Foster confirms she will be having talks with Theresa May about details of arrangement with Northern Ireland party<p>• Election 2017 - latest updates<br>• Seat by seat results guide<p>The Democratic Unionist leader and most recent first minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, says she wants to …

The Story Behind Mass Effect: Andromeda's Troubled Five-Year Development

In 2012, as work on <i>Mass Effect 3</i> came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi …

Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

<b>A story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened.</b><p>The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending.<p>Luis de …

Why Climate Skeptics Are Wrong

At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists—or even just one—supported them, before evidence accumulated …

There’s Way Less Coal Than We Thought

So it turns out global warming isn't that bad after all.<p>That's exactly the conclusion Justin Ritchie doesn't <i></i>want the world to draw from the paper he …