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Scientists discover anti-aging gene that rewinds heart age by 10 years

Researchers from England and Italy have discovered an anti-aging gene in a population of centenarians that can halt decay in heart function and rewind the heart's biological age.

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Video Shows Human Brain Cells in Dish Teaching Themselves to Play a Videogame

In Scientists were, for the first time, able to show that 800,000 living brain cells trapped in a petri dish can be taught how to play the videogame Pong.

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Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective: The Evidence

Decades of use with nearly four billion doses to humans preceded recent use with COVID patients. From the ...

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Does beta-amyloid cause Alzheimer's, or is something else to blame? : Shots - Health News : NPR

Researchers are launching a make-or-break study to test the conventional wisdom about what causes Alzheimer's disease.

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Former Senior Researcher: 'It was a mistake to take the COVID vaccine' | Israel National News - Arutz Sheva

'Pfizer vaccine is neither safe nor effective,' says ex-head of Israel Institute for Biological Research, drawing rebuttal from Health Min.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Why Do Cats Loaf? | Daily Paws

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort, and cat loafing may be just another way they can achieve the ultimate level of relaxation. Or, your cat might be saving up their energy to attack your new fern while you sleep. Either way, adorable.

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The world's largest Alzheimer's study has made a gene discovery that could lead to treatments

The discovery could lead to potential future targeted therapies and treatments for this brain disorder.

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Kids are fast learners—this mechanism could be why | Popular Science

Differences in GABA concentrations can tell scientists more about why young learners have an advantage.

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New brain implants ‘read’ words directly from people’s thoughts

In the lab, brain implants can translate internal speech into external signals, technology that could help people who are unable to speak or type.

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Hearing Birds Sing Helps Our Mental Health, New Study Finds

The sight and sound of birds is beneficial to human mental health, a new study found. The non-invasive study— which didn't remove wild birds from their natural environments and did not harm them, but rather relied on feedback from humans who listen

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Atlantic writer wonders if boys have a biological advantage in sports or if girls just lack the support to reach their potential

Separating boys and girls in sports harms everyone.

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Two antibodies identified in Israel can fight all known COVID strains, study finds | The Times of Israel

Infusible to patients, antibodies are so powerful neutralizing the coronavirus they could eliminate the need for more vaccine boosters, peer-reviewed research says

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Medieval mass burial shows centuries-earlier origin of Ashkenazi genetic bottleneck

In 2004, construction workers in Norwich, U.K., unearthed human skeletal remains that led to a historical mystery—at least 17 bodies at the bottom of a medieval well. Using archaeological records, historical documents, and ancient DNA, British researchers

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Loch Ness Monster Existence 'Plausible' After Incredible Discovery

A dig has unearthed evidence that might make the existence of the mythical creature seem less farfetched

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Brain practices new tasks while people sleep, study finds | Brown University

A new study associated with the BrainGate consortium offered significant clues about how humans learn and form long-term memories; the findings could provide insights for developers of assistive tools for people with paralysis.

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The world’s largest bacteria is visible to the naked eye

Researchers have discovered the biggest bacteria known to science. T. magnifica is 50 times bigger than the next-biggest known bacteria.

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40 Mandela Effect Examples - What Is The Mandela Effect Definition

This list of mandela effect examples will blow your mind. Here's everything you need to know about the Mandela Effect, false memory (and the concept that we might be living in a parallel universe).

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Yale scientists restore cellular function in 32 dead pig brains

Researchers hope the technology will further our understanding of the brain, but lawmakers may not be ready for the ethical challenges.

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Israeli study offers strongest proof yet of vitamin D’s power to fight COVID | The Times of Israel

Bolstering previous research, scientists publish 'remarkable' data showing strong link between vitamin deficiency, prevalent in Israel, and death or serious illness among patients

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Goldfish taught to drive on land for Israeli animal behavior study : NPR

An experiment involving a robotic tank on wheels and six trained goldfish may offer insights into animals' ability to navigate unfamiliar environments.

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11 epic scientific mysteries researchers totally can’t solve - Vox

What is the universe made out of? When did the anus evolve? Can humans live to 150 years old? And more!

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A dinosaur embryo has been found inside a fossilized egg. Here's what that means. - CBS News

The egg was acquired in 2000, but put in storage. It was later identified as a dinosaur egg, and an embryo was found hidden within it.

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How Brains Understand Language: Part 1 of 2. | by John Ball | Pat Inc | Oct, 2021 | Medium

Computers have revolutionized the world with continuous improvements since the 1950s, but they haven’t worked well on biologically-based problems like vision, animal-like movement control and…

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Who Believes in Science, Now? Medical Journal Claims Biological Sex Has 'No Clinical Utility'

The New England Journal of Medicine has argued for removing sex from birth certificates in order to support transgender identity.

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Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs

A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy? The target of the new study, as reported in our press release, is Barnard's Star, which is one of the closest stars to Earth at a distance of just 6 light years.

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In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

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N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks | | Blogs | CDC

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Here's The Real Science on What Happens in Your Body When You Drink Too Much


With the holiday season well underway and New Year's Eve approaching, you might find yourself drinking more alcohol than usual.

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Plants 'Talk' To Each Other When A Threat Is Nearby, Study Finds

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that plants can indeed communicate among each other to warn of nearby threats and pests.

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WATCH: Men Zoom Past Female Runner In World Athletics Championships Mixed Relay | The Daily Wire

Over the weekend, history was made at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha for its inclusion of the gender-mixed 4×400-meter relay.  As noted by The Telegraph, nations pack their teams with two male and two female runners each. Nearly all p

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No, Evolution Is Not Always Dog-Eat-Dog

Violence has been the sire of all the world’s values,” wrote poet Robinson Jeffers in 1940. “What but the wolf’s tooth whittled…

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Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun | Popular Science

The moon is a barren place, but every so often humanity sends it some visitors. Most recently, the dusty rock received a rather large delegation of Earth’s toughest living critters.

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Human-sized penguin discovered in Waipara

The fossilised bones of Crossvallia waiparensis were found by amateur palaeontologist Leigh Love at the Waipara Greensand fossil site in North Canterbury last year.

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Why plants don’t die from cancer

Humans and other mammals and birds would have been killed many times over by Chernobyl's radiation that plants in the most contaminated areas received. So why is plant life so resilient to radiation and nuclear disaster?

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What a Year in Space Did to Scott Kelly

An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.

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Newly-discovered Starry Dwarf Frog is the size of a thumbnail

Scientists just found a new species of frog in India that's the sole member of a mysterious ancient lineage.

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Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering -- ScienceDaily

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers discovered through neuroimaging.

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In Their Own Words: Parents of 5 Kids Who Think They’re Trans Speak

"Where did she get the idea she was transgender? From a school presentation—at a school where more than 5 percent of the student body called themselves trans or nonbinary."

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The film debut of the Antarctica “headless chicken monster,” a rare sea cucumber — Quartz

Scientists accidentally discovered a deep-sea swimming cucumber in the waters off Australia during a marine conservation project.

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What happens if someone catches the Loch Ness Monster? - BBC News

Scottish Natural Heritage said it would "dust off" a document prepared almost 20 years ago for such an event.

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500 million-year-old claw-faced sea monster was a killing machine | Fox News

if you could dip your head into the oceans of Earth as they appeared 500 million years ago, you might see what looked like a spiny, disembodied claw cruising through the depths while trying to stuff an unfortunate piece of prey into its circular, fang-fil

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How Useful Is Fear? - The Atlantic

Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.

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Pigeons Resist Misguided Leaders - NYTimes.com

When a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.

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Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking...

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Epstein-Barr virus linked to seven serious diseases

A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children's reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases.

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Advanced microscope shows cells at work in incredible 3D detail

For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microsco...

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Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals - The New York Times

Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily distinctive, not just weird.

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No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study

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Snailfish caught on camera in the Mariana Trench

A snailfish was filmed swimming more than 26,000 feet below the surface. It's the deepest-dwelling fish ever recorded.

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New dinosaurs are being discovered in record numbers, and it’s changing everything we thought we knew – BGR

Every kid grows up loving dinosaurs. As we grow older we listen to science teachers explain how dinosaurs lived and died, we watch documentaries about the age when reptiles ruled the land, and by the time we reach adulthood most of us like to think we hav

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Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.

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New marsupial lion species discovered

AUSTRALIAN researchers have discovered a new species of extinct marsupial lion that once roamed the continent.

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Even more evidence points to alien life on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Scientists have discovered that a subsurface ocean on Enceladus could have existed for billions of years, providing plenty of time for microbial alien life to emerge and evolve. One of Saturn’s icy moons, Enceladus is considered one of the best bets f

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NASA Twin Study: Year in Space Changed Scott Kelly All the Way to His DNA

In the space agency’s Twins Study—which investigates the effects of space travel on human health—researchers found that being in space encourages methylation, which is the biological process of switching genes on and off. “Some of the most exciti

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What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognized for research into the cellular mechanisms controlling the body’s 24-hour cycle.

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NASA’s Hubble Detects Signs of Water on Potentially Habitable TRAPPIST-1 Planets

Several of the planets orbiting a nearby star may harbor “substantial amounts” of water, astronomers say, including three planets situated in a habitable part of the star’s solar system. The star—called TRAPPIST-1—is an ultracool dwarf star 40 l

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Biggest Ocean Sunfish Found in New Zealand Is the First Species of Its Kind Discovered in 130 Years

Updated | Marianne Nyegaard, a postdoctoral student at Australia’s Murdoch University, had been searching for evidence of a fourth ocean sunfish species for nearly five years. In 2014, the researcher finally found one washed up on the shore in New Zeala

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The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, the human...

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Why Do We Have Blood Types?

When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types – a biological mark of distinction.

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These fisherman caught a manta ray on camera that’s so big, it’s making us wonder if the Loch Ness Monster might be

If you’re not familiar with manta rays, they’re super cool sea creatures who look like a cross between a shark and an…

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Surprise! Giraffes fall under 4 species, not one

For centuries, scientists believed all giraffes fall under one species.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are | Science and Nonduality

by Mark Wolynn Traumas Lost and Found The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to...

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Intelligent Alien Life Almost Certainly Existed Somewhere Else, Study Says

New calculations based on NASA data find that humans are probably not alone in the universe.

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Natural defense against HIV discovered

Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection.

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What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.

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Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for disea

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Why Do Our Voices Sound Different to Us Than to Other People?

For many of us, there are few things more painful than hearing a recording of our own voices.

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BBC - Future - What’s the prime of your life?

Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead? Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.