The accepted dogma on salt is that very little should be consumed or a higher potential for heart attacks and strokes will follow from high blood pressure.
Federal health regulators will consider this week whether to green light a provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating gene
World’s leading futurologist predicts computers will soon be able to flirt, learn from experience and even make jokes
Private information for over 11 million students is being collected
Great battles are won with artillery" – Napoleon Bonaparte. In the 21st century, he’d probably change that to information.
The question is when, of course," Swan said. "But the point is that the technologies are progressing in a positive manner, such that we who work in it believe that there will be space elevators." Pacing technologies Swan said the giggle fact
NASA has set up a "rapid response system" to pick the best candidates for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission.
Landing on the moon is no easy feat, and five teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize might just get a little more money to help them send their probes to the lunar surface.
Behold the mongoose plant!
Similar to the way cancer has been successfully treated with cannabis oil, or vitamin B-17 from the apricot pit, it is emerging as a viable possibility that Ayahuasca is another herbal, ancient cure to disease found in abundance in the new world of s
The Baltika isn’t adrift—it’s breaking ice. Debuting in the Gulf of Finland in early 2014, the Russian-owned ship will be the first to travel sideways through the frozen stuff. Although smaller than a normal icebreaker, its oblique angle of attack le
When Gabriel was born in August, his father, Manuel Dela Cruz, said everything seemed fine with his new son. It wasn’t until a week after his birth that Gabriel’s parents thought their son’s forehead looked abnormal.
DNA testing can predict which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say.
Or, how synthetic muscle can be like a Chinese finger-trap.
zostak and his team have been experimenting with simple "protocells", essentially bubbles of fatty acids. These protocells are crude versions of the cells that make up all modern organisms. Despite lacking any of the complex
The portable device, which weighs about six pounds (three kg), is used continuously throughout the day by the patient. Tests indicate that the device can slow and reverse tumor growth by inhibiting mitosis, the process by which cancerous cells divide
Keeping up with the droneses
Outernet wants to use tiny satellites to take the whole world online—even in countries where dictators wish they wouldn’t.
This exceptionally cold and snowy winter has shown that government climate scientists were dead wrong when it came to predicting just how cold this winter would be, while the 197-year old Farmers’ Almanac predicted this winter would be “bitterly cold
This is all part of a quest by computer companies, Hollywood and video game makers to move entertainment closer to reality — or at least a computer-generated version of reality. Rather than simply watch movies, the thinking goes, we could become part
There’s an article on LRC that raises this possibility. Could it happen? Yes, I think it could. This possibility occurred to me in the last few months when I was reading articles about relativity and reading about the science of the universe’s origin
With the push of a button, a new concept from Nokian Tyres changes from a regular treaded winter tire to a studded one.
By combining quantum mechanical quirks of light with a technique called photonic force microscopy, scientists can now probe detailed structures inside living cells like never before.
We’re certain it wasn’t their intention, but Croatian/Austrian design studio Numen/For Use has quickly become our favorite purveyor of adult bouncy castles.
Aircraft windows have always been a sticking point in the bid to go faster, cheaper and safer.
3D Systems, in collaboration with Ekso Bionics, has created a 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton that has restored the ability to walk in a woman paralyzed from the waist down.
What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities?
One of the most important points for doctors and patients to realize is that GERD is a deficiency disease meaning it is not caused by excess acid it is caused by deficient acid. When the stomach does not produce enough acid the food sits in the stoma
Medieval Norse cryptology was more about love than war.
Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences.