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A common trick by magicians is to riffle a deck of cards in front of someone so that the person gets a view of cards as they rapidly pass by their gaze, and ask them to choose one. The magician then...
Almost 90 per cent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumours that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs, a landmark new study reveals....
In a new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses - such as improved tolerance to pain -...
Imagine someone hands you a smoothie and asks you to identify everything that went into it. You might be able to discern a hint of strawberry or the tang of yogurt. But overall it tastes like a...
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and CNRS, in collaboration with scientists from the Institut Gustave Roussy and CEA, have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients...
The octopus has a unique ability. It can change the color, pattern and even texture of its skin not only for purposes of camouflage but also as a means of communication. The most intelligent, most...
When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it's up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure. Unfortunately, many Internet users don't take that...
Team at Virginia Tech hopes to create small, efficient sonar systems that use less power than current arrays. Engineers at Virginia Tech have taken the first steps toward building a novel dynamic...
In January of 2015, a number of fearful experts signed a letter published by the Future of Life Institute, entitled, “Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence: an Open...
Scientists working in the desert badlands of northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years, long before the advent of modern humans, and by far the oldest such artifacts yet...

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