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Scientists Take Big Step Toward Being Able To Repair Brain Injuries

Scientists have long been working toward a day when a traumatic injury or stroke doesn’t cause brain cells to be permanently lost.<p>Executing this extremely difficult task would involve figuring out how to transplant new neurons into brain tissue. But neurons form precise connections with each other, …

Neuroscience

There's a tower in China that eats smog — and 800 more might be coming

Air quality is so poor in Beijing that on bad days it's hard to see buildings across the street. Strategies to live more safely in such an environment abound, and no wonder: The journal <i>Nature</i> recently found that air pollution leads to the premature death of three million people every year, mainly …

Pollution

Russia escalates tensions by deploying aircraft carrier to Syria

Russia is sending its only aircraft carrier to a position near Syria’s coast, as peace talks falter at the United Nations in New York.<p>During a …

Military

How Russia plans to imitate US naval power with its aircraft carrier deployment to Syria

A successful deployment of a full-blown aircraft carrier represents the kind of sophisticated military task only a first-rate world power can pull off, and that seems to be exactly what Russia hopes for.<p>Much like their 2015 salvo of cruise missiles fired from the Caspian sea into Syria, the event …

Military

The Truth Behind the Five-Second Rule Revealed

Step away from the cookie.<p>Throughout our lives, we are dogged by a question that challenges our perceptions of time and space: Is it safe to eat food you’ve dropped if you pick it up quickly enough?<p>The good old five-second rule. It’s been the subject of household debates and innumerable science …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Universe

Do trees have feelings too? One expert says they do

When I began my career as a forester in western Germany’s Eifel mountains, I knew as much about the hidden life of trees as a butcher knows about the emotional life of animals. The forestry industry produces lumber; it fells trees and then plants new seedlings. If you read the professional …

US Navy's New Super Stealth Destroyer Getting Ready to Test Its New Guns and Missiles

The Navy's new "first-of-its-kind" stealthy destroyer will soon go to San Diego, Calif., where it will go through what’s called “ship activation" - a …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Harvard Business School

This is how norovirus invades cells to make us sick - Futurity

Scientists may have figured out a new way to study norovirus, the stomach bug known for terrible outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting.

Environmental Health

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness

Scientists Just Created 'Neural Dust.' It Could Be the Biggest Breakthrough in Keeping You Healthy

New wireless sensors no bigger than dust could let thousands of people monitor and reclaim their health over time.<p>Wireless technology already lets people enjoy activities like listening to music, but now, scientists have created barely-there wireless sensors applicable to dozens of medical …

Breakthroughs

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

Here's Everything Scientists Know About How to Avoid Ageing

Forever young.<p>It’s rare that a long, technical paper in a biology journal turns out to be a page-turner. But it happens.<p>A team of researchers …

Aging

Zika virus could have Alzheimer's-like effect in adults

Zika can “wreak havoc” on the brains of adults and cause major, lasting damage, according to a new study. The research could overthrow the assumption …

Puerto Rico

Here Comes China's First Homebuilt Aircraft Carrier

China's second aircraft carrier probably won't be ready for action until 2020.<p>China's first home-built aircraft carrier is nearing completion. Satellite photographs indicate most major construction is complete, though much remains to be done and the carrier probably won't be operational until 2020 …

A new type of aircraft carrier is gearing up to dominate the seas

When the US first fielded the USS America, a new amphibious assault ship that conspicuously lacked a well deck to launch landing ships, more than a few people were confused. But word has come back from the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, and it looks like this new breed of aircraft carrier could be …

Military

Scientists Just Developed a Safer Alternative to Morphine Without The Dangerous Side Effects

This could be what ends the painkiller epidemic.<p>An international team of scientists has developed a new opioid drug candidate that appears to block …

Medicine

This Is Why You Really, Really Need to Stop Peeing in The Pool

And why you should always shower before swimming.<p>Sure, peeing in the pool is gross, but most all of us have done it at some point. And as long as no …

Swimming

What the World's First Quantum Satellite Launch Means

China blasted the world’s first quantum communications satellite into orbit from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday.<p>The project signals the dawn of a …

Quantum Computing

Listen to Albert Einstein Talk, And Get Closer Than Ever Before to The Legendary Genius

Einstein is on Spotify!<p>You know what he looks like. You've probably learned about his equations and scientific theories. But have you ever heard him …

Physics

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Fire

And it's got some pretty extraordinary properties.<p>Scientists have discovered a new kind of 'blue whirl' flame that could lead to cleaner ways of …

Engineering

Scientists turn urine into beer

The next time your warm beer tastes “like piss,” it may just be because it really <i>is</i> piss. Thanks to scientists at a Belgian university, there’s now a machine that can turn urine into beer.<p>Pissing drunks everywhere, rejoice.<p>The machine actually turns the urine into two things: drinkable water and …

Why do we wake up stiff in the mornings? Scientists discover the answer

Scientists have discovered why we wake up stiff in the morning - because our body's natural ibuprofen has not kicked in yet.<p>Researchers revealed the reason our limbs can feel rigid and achy when we rise is because the body's biological clock suppresses anti-inflammatory proteins during sleep.<p>When …

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The USAF Declares Initial Operating Capability For The F-35A But It Still Has A Long Way To Go - The Drive

The USAF Declares Initial Operating Capability For The F-35A, But it Still Has a Long Way to Go<p>A decade after it first flew, the USAF says the F-35 …

Military

Fatal crash of Chinese J-15 carrier jet puts question mark over troubled programme

Mainland state media confirmed for the first time yesterday that a home-grown, carrier-based J-15 jet fighter crashed during training in April.<p>The …

China