Life Sciences

This Psychology Study Shows That You Can Accurately Judge Someone From How They Look

Our facial perceptions of others can give startling insights into their success.<p>Whenever we try to make a judgment on someone we meet, we hear the same thing over and over: "Trust your gut."<p>We might spend days, months, or even years trying to figure someone out. Is he who he says he is? Should I …

Psychology

Here's What You Need to Know About That Fossil Teeth Discovery Said to 'Rewrite History'

A 9.7-million-year-old mystery.<p>Scientists have announced the shock discovery in Germany of ancient teeth fossils that are nearly 10 million years …

Evolution

Why the vaginal mesh scandal could be 'bigger than thalidomide'

For the past eight years, Carolyn Tyrer has been in constant pain. The 58-year-old art teacher and mother-of-two feels like her pelvic area is being “ripped apart” whenever she walks. Her long-time hobbies of horse riding and gardening have faded to distant memories, while her relationship with her …

Medicine

Scientists uncover mutations needed for cancer to emerge

Between one and 10 driver mutations are required for cancer to develop, according to a team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The researchers …

Cancer

The ‘superantibiotics’ that could save us from bacteria apocalypse

With the rise of bugs that are resistant to virtually everything medical science can throw at them, scientists are now hoping to re-engineer existing antibiotics to make them thousands of times more powerful<p>Warnings about an impending post-antibiotic apocalypse have, over the last five years, grown …

UK News

Bodybuilder dies from sepsis after tearing his triceps in freak accident

<b>A bodybuilder has died in agony after developing sepsis in a freak training accident.</b><p>World title hopeful Rodolfo Torres Rojas from Colombia had moved …

Medicine

One of The Biggest Evolution Experiments Ever Has Followed 68,000 Generations of Bacteria

And it's still going.<p>Scientists have spent the past 30 years carefully tracking evolution across more than 68,000 generations of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria - …

Biology

So you’ve learned you’ve got a “pitifully” low IQ. How worried should you be?

IQ is real, it’s important, and it’s also unreliable on the individual level.<p>The past few years have seen an important shift in popular understanding of IQ. Dismissive slogans like "IQ just measures how well you take tests" have been replaced by a growing understanding of how IQ is real, partially …

Psychology

Sweating blood: bizarre disorder baffles doctors

Canadian medical historian was skeptical about the condition at first<p>It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors …

Medicine

Prison Ignored Inmate’s Pleas as Fungus Ate His Brain, Family Claims

Five states cut ties with Corizon Health, but not Kansas where the family of Marques Davis claims he told doctors ‘it feels like someone is eating my brain’ and was ignored.<p>Prison hospital staff said Marques Davis was faking his symptoms. One month later, he was dead.<p>Davis, 27, was healthy when he …

Corruption

CBD for arthritis: Benefits, use, and side effects

Recent studies suggest that cannabidiol oil (CBD oil) could play a role in the treatment of arthritis. What are the benefits CBD oil and are there …

Pain

French Drugmaker Crashes After Peanut Allergy Treatment Fails a Major Trial

After its experimental peanut allergy patch failed in a major trial, French drugmaker DBV Technologies SA pressed ahead, saying it’s continuing …

Business

3 Gene Therapy Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Even risk-averse investors can find exposure to one of the hottest trends in healthcare.<p>The FDA just approved another gene-altering cancer treatment …

Stocks

Scientists Find Out How Hope Protects the Brain

In a recent study, Chinese psychologists found out that hope protects the brain against anxiety and expanded our understanding of how that may be …

The Brain

Dogs really do put on 'puppy eyes' to get what they want

Have you ever wondered whether your pooch is trying to tell you something by giving you puppy dog eyes?<p>Well, scientists believe that our canine friends really are attempting to communicate using that pout or those irresistible pleading eyes.<p>Researchers found that dogs raise their eyebrows when they …

Science

China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown

In the gritty industrial town of Yiwu, workers prepare jeans to be dyed in a vivid range of colors.<p>Two months ago, this factory — and this entire city, located in China's eastern province of Zhejiang — was a much quieter place. Inspection crews from the environmental bureau had shut businesses …

News

Scientific breakthrough may stop post-antibiotic apocalypse

British scientists have found the best way to overcome antibiotic resistance.<p>Bugs rely on an enzyme to destroy common antibiotics known as …

Medicine

Funny people are more intelligent than their serious peers

Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humour. Indeed, a number of studies have found an association between …

Psychology

Evidence Is Mounting That The Drug Ketamine Can Actually Treat Chronic Migraines

When nothing else gives relief.<p>When you hear about ketamine, you may associate it with being an illegal party drug that causes vivid hallucinations. …

Medicine

How a change in hospital policy saved thousands of lives

A preventable infection, a little girl’s death, and a revolution in Baltimore.<p>On November 22, 2013, a 4-year-old girl named Nora Bostrom died at a hospital in California.<p>Nora had pulmonary hypertension, a lung issue that can be deadly all on its own. But in the year leading up to her death, Nora …

Politics

EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has kept three scientists from appearing at an event in Rhode Island about a report that deals in part with climate change.<p>The New York Times reports EPA spokesman John Konkus confirmed on Sunday that agency scientists would not be …

News (U.S.)

Taking this one supplement can boost the flu jab's effectiveness, says study

An easy trick to try this winter...<p>If you're having a flu jab this year, then listen up because a new study has suggested that taking a particular …

Vitamins

Doing This Every Day Will Increase Your Sperm's Health

Sleep. It’s the necessity of every living human being out there but not getting enough of it (or even too much of it) could spell trouble for your …

Wellness

Sierra Leone to auction multi-million dollar diamond to benefit poor

Ramat Gan, ISRAEL (Reuters) - Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world's largest, in New York in December.<p>It will be the government's second attempt to sell the 709-carat gem, known as the "Peace …

Israel

Big Biotech In The CRISPR Game: Novartis And Vertex Lead The Pack

CRISPR Therapeutics and Intellia Therapeutics are partnered with the strongest large biotech plays in the space in Vertex and Novartis …

Business

The hidden crisis shaping life on Earth

The diversity of species on Earth is plummeting, and by 2100, the number of extinctions could be as high as 1,000 – what can we do about it?<p>The year I was born, the little-known bubal hartebeest was vanishing from the wild. Aggressively hunted and squeezed from its natural habitat, this North …

Ecology

Doctors report case of woman who sweats blood

Italian dermatologists report the case of a woman with an unusual disorder: a tendency to sweat blood in a kind of modern-day stigmata.<p>The two …

Canadian News

Scientists find blood molecule that attracts wolves, repels humans

The faintest whiff of a molecule from mammal blood known as E2D sends some animals into a predatory frenzy but frightens others—including people—into …

Biology

The case that humans are creating new species despite killing off so many

Biodiversity is flourishing in parallel to the extinction crisis, according to a conservation biologist.<p>We humans have left a nasty mark on the Earth, no doubt. We’ve poisoned waterways, incinerated forests, and poured greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We've critically endangered some speciesby …

Ecology

Raccoons Have Passed an Ancient Intelligence Test by Knocking It Over

They don't need no rules.<p>Intelligence is a fickle thing. If you give a crow a puzzle, it could try to solve it. If you give a puzzle to a raccoon, a …

Science