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Become a Better Whisky Snob by Adding a Few Drops of Water to Your Drink

New science actually backs this up.<p>Make mine a Laphroaig Islay single malt, at least 18 years in the barrel. Oh, and a side of water. Science says …

Ethanol

These Tiny Robots Can Swim Through Acid to Deliver Stomach Ulcer Drugs Directly

A fantastic voyage.<p>A fleet of micromotor bots, each measuring half the width of a human hair, have been used to heal stomach ulcers in mice, the …

Medicine

Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix

Scientists may have found a way to regrow axons - a crucial part of a neuron also known as a nerve fiber - after injury. The findings may help …

Neuroscience

This Powerful New Painkiller Could Be The Unexpected Ticket to Replacing Opioids

We desperately need a new drug to treat pain.<p>Researchers have developed a new class of pain relief that acts on an obscure nerve pathway, opening the …

Pain

Mars Probe Data Shows The Red Planet Is Hiding Water Where There Shouldn't Be Any

Nobody understands how this is possible.<p>A closer look at data from NASA's oldest functional Mars orbiter has thrown up a puzzling result scientists …

Planets

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four years<p>Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children.<p>A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of …

Medicine

Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

Could as little as 1 hour of sleep influence children's risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests so.<p>In the United States, 1 in 3 …

Diabetes

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start

Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up.<p>The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at …

Cancer

Flight MH370 Main Debris Located? Missing Plane's Resting Point Possibly Found

The mystery behind the location of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may finally be solved as a new report from the Australian Transport …

Aviation

Speeding Up Skin-Healing Using Stem Cells

RenovaCare has developed the Skin-Gun, a device that uses stem cells to help heal burns and wounds quicker than traditional methods. Globalive …

Stem Cells

Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $4.6 Billion Pledge

Bill Gates made his largest gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft Corp. shares that accounted for 5 percent of his fortune, the …

Wealth

This necklace camera livestreams your life so you're not wasting it looking through your phone

As easy as it is to livestream with your smartphone, it also takes us out of the moment. Instead of seeing and experiencing events, we now watch them through a glass screen.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way. Ubiquiti's FrontRow is a new kind of livestreaming camera that's disguised inside of a …

Cameras

Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokes

A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue …

Breakthroughs

An injectable bandage could fix a broken heart — literally

Why it matters to you<p>A smart injectable bandage could help fix damaged organ tissues without patients needing surgery.<p>A smart, stamp-sized “shape …

Biotechnology

Are You A Character-Based Leader?

When I was growing up, my dad described someone he did business with as a ‘real character’. My mom described someone she was doing business with as …

Leadership

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

A new study on a large population sample has concluded that heavy drinking can have disastrous health effects, whereas light to moderate alcohol …

Research

LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping

A Judge today ruled that an analytics company has the right to scrape data from LinkedIn (LI). HiQ, the data gatherer, has been processing publicly available data from LI and using it to train AI models, until May when LI demanded it stop.<p>Scraping is a data-gathering process that pulls relevant …

Privacy

US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest site

Privacy advocates call warrant for IP addresses of 1.3 million people who visited inauguration protest website an unconstitutional ‘fishing expedition’<p>The US government is seeking to unmask every person who visited an anti-Trump website in what privacy advocates say is an unconstitutional “fishing …

Privacy

Google's latest acquisition could reduce your trips to the clinic

GeekWire reports that Google has acquired Senosis, a Seattle-based startup that’s been making mobile apps to identify and monitor health conditions without the need for additional hardware.<p>Fronted by Shwetak Patel, a computer science and electrical engineering professor at the University of …

Digital Health

The Untold Secret Of Great Leaders

Successful leaders manage to be confident without being arrogant. Here’s how they blend in humility to make room for others’ ideas.<p>Try to think back to a time when you felt incredibly confident.<p>You instinctively knew you could handle whatever came at you. You were on top of things, making all the …

Leadership

The Human Heart May Have a Natural ‘Backup Battery’

In an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Lt. Worf is badly injured, but recovers when it is discovered that his body holds a lot of …

Medicine

5 People Are Dead After Undergoing FDA-Approved Obesity Treatment

The procedure places a silicone balloon in the stomach.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating the sudden deaths of five people who had …

Medicine

The war on food waste has a new weapon: a £99 fridge camera

Phone app offers households savings for a fraction of the cost of a top-of-the-range smart fridge<p>The world’s first wireless fridge camera goes on sale in the UK next month aimed at helping households slash food waste by being able to check exactly what they have in their refrigerator at any time.<p>As …

Food Waste

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …

Biology

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

DNA

Scientists Have Made Implantable Batteries That Run on Body-Friendly Fluids

This is going to change wearable electronics.<p>Scientists have developed a thin flexible battery suited to implantable devices that does away with …

Batteries

7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

Leadership

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), possessing the mass of …

Astrophysics