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Honeybee venom kills hard-to-treat breast cancer cells in new study

An active component of honeybee venom rapidly killed two particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer in a laboratory study.

Fossil reveals 'cute' baby dinosaur's skull features

A rare titanosaur embryo was discovered with its skull preserved in 3 dimensions.

Study projects lifetime risk of death by gun violence and drugs in the US

By projecting lifetime risk, an alarming new medical study centers the human lives that will be lost due to gun violence and drug addiction in the United States.

Sperm don't slither, they swim in a corkscrew motion

New research reveals that because of an optical illusion, we've been viewing sperm incorrectly for nearly 350 years.

Iron Age discoveries uncovered outside London, including a ‘murder’ victim

A man's skeleton, found facedown with his hands bound, was unearthed near an ancient ceremonial circle during a high speed rail excavation project.

Polar bears could be extinct by 2100, says heartbreaking new study

If Arctic ice continues to melt at its projected rate, the bears will go extinct due to starvation by the end of the century according to a first-ever projected timeline.

UK medical student creates handbook to show clinical symptoms on darker skin

Doctors may be missing fatal illnesses because medical textbooks are biased toward white skin.

LGBTQ+ community sees spike in first-time depression in wake of coronavirus​

Gender and sexual minority populations are experiencing rising anxiety and depression rates during the pandemic.

NASA's new project lets you take a simulated ride in a Mars rover

Help future Mars rovers better navigate the red planet's treacherous terrain.

Horror video games may have therapeutic value

Fighting materialized, virtual monsters can be cathartic in stressful and precarious times.

48,000-year-old bone arrowheads and jewelry discovered in Sri Lankan cave

Artifacts uncovered in southeast Asia offer clues on early complex human cultures.

The great white shark has surprising dining habits

Scientists are befuddled by where the shark gets most of its food.

This might be the oldest creature to have ever lived on land

Scientists think an insect similar to the modern millipede crawled around Scotland 425 million years ago, making it the first-ever land-dweller.

Scientists are studying your Twitter slang to help AI

Mathematicians studied 100 billion tweets to help computer algorithms better understand our colloquial digital communication.

Allosaurus dabbled in cannibalism according to new fossil evidence

These Jurassic predators resorted to cannibalism when hit with hard times, according to a deliciously rare discovery.

Online symptom-checkers are wrong two-thirds of the time

Google is probably wrong about your health condition.

Dogs go through an angsty teenage phase too

Pups in puberty prefer not to listen to their owners.

Is poop-filled drinking water what killed ancient giant sloths?

Researchers think they know how a group of ancient sloths, who died thousands of years ago in Ecuador, met their untimely end.

Health-hop: The hip new way one doctor is educating youth on COVID-19

A Cornell Health physician has blended rap and medicine to better educate kids on coronavirus guidelines.

Only 1 in 75 households are cooking chicken safely, survey finds

Most homes are using insufficient methods to determine when chicken is done cooking and safe to eat.

Scientists find the best DIY face mask design and materials

Combining two fabrics is the best way to filter out infectious coronavirus particles according to a new study.

New 3D computer model shows how far a cough can spread indoors

This unsettling simulation shows how mucus-mist can rapidly spread in a grocery store.

Flamingos form long-term friendships and "cliques"

These pink feathered folk form complex social networks and are choosy about who they spend their time with, according to a new study.

The Global Hack is calling for help to address COVID-19 with innovative ideas

A global brainstorming marathon is throwing together brilliant ideas from around the world to rapidly develop solutions to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Researchers create soft, free-wheeling hybrid robot

A team of scientists created a new type of robot inspired by an octopus, and it could be a major breakthrough in the field.

New study cautions marijuana beginners to 26 adverse reactions

Researchers documented the most common negative side effects of smoking weed, and who might be most susceptible.

Bennett Foddy's free browser games are the exercise your brain needs

This video game designer's creations have been said to work "neurological magic."

1,000 years from now, lego bricks could be found in the ocean

A new study says that it could be centuries before millions of the classic toys submerged in the Earth's seas disintegrate.

Can your pets catch coronavirus? Medical experts say no

Coronavirus infecting your pup is extremely unlikely, but there are some precautions you can take for your pets during the pandemic.

This controversial website uses AI to create fake nudes of women

A new web startup is selling algorithmically produced nudes of non-existent women. There's still some ethical concerns.

Face mask sales are up 319% as Americans ignore CDC calls to stop hoarding them

Hospitals are running out of critical face masks as civilians are panic-buying medical supplies en masse amidst the coronavirus global pandemic.

New dinosaur-age cockroaches discovered

The oldest known cave-dwelling arthropods have been discovered preserved in amber.

Want to be an astronaut? NASA is hiring!

Here's a look at the space agency's astronaut candidate requirements.

NASA provides first evidence of “marsquakes”

A new batch of papers reveals some of Mars' subterranean secrets.

Yelling at your dog can cause long-term psychological damage

Your pooch needs to be trained with love and compassion.

What will the first weed degree program in the U.S. look like?

Check out the curriculum for the nation's first cannabis-focused bachelor's program.

The pagan origins of three Catholic practices

A few traditions in the Roman Catholic Church can be traced back to pagan cults, rites, and deities.

Let’s talk sex: The science of your brain on dirty talk

One in five people have ended sex because of bad bedroom talk. Here's the data and science on how to do it right.

This cancer treatment gives patients night-vision, and we finally know why

Scientists figured out how a certain treatment for skin cancer gives some patients a visual "superpower."

Are physics and astronomy about to experience a cultural shift?

A new report calls on the departments of certain scientific fields to double the number of black students by 2030.

Is the global economy sexist?

Answer: When 22 men make more money than all of the women in Africa, an Oxfam study says absolutely.

Could there be an 'exercise pill' in the future?

What if we could just skip the workout part and take the results in supplement form? Researchers did it… On mice and flies.

Traffic air pollution may be linked to structural brain changes

Air pollution poses "a significant risk to brain development" according to researchers.

Could heart disease actually be contagious?

A new hypothesis suggests that you can "catch" noncommunicable diseases from other people via the microbiome.

New AI can identify you by your dancing “fingerprint”

We each have a way of moving to music that is so unique a computer can use it to identify us.

Should you grow a beard? Here's how women perceive bearded men

Whether or not women think beards are sexy has to do with "moral disgust"

Four reasons not to run a marathon

If your New Year's resolution was to get in shape, signing up for the marathon is a bad way to go about it.

The key to lower suicide rates? Higher minimum wages

As little as an extra dollar could mean a significant decrease in suicide rates.

Grandmas may be key to species survival, says new study

New research on killer whales may shine a light on the evolutionary power of menopause.

War is an ecological catastrophe

Researchers believe that war exacerbates climate change, threatening the environment and making future wars more likely.

Ghost Stories of Christmas: A chilling Victorian tradition

Here's why scary stories were once an integral part of Christmas Eve festivities.

Google just put real-time language translation in the palm of our hands

Interpreter, Google's language translating tool, is coming to mobile and it's poised to change our everyday conversations.

Fashion contributes to 10 percent of humanity's carbon emissions

Fast fashion has a devastating impact on the environment. Here's what you need to know before heading to Zara this holiday season.

Common hair products linked to cancer risk, says breaking new study

Embracing signs of age might be the road to a longer life after all.

Arabic 'Sesame Street' to represent refugee children in 2020

A new children's program may help displaced Syrian children find stability and belonging in their new communities.

Part-time vegan diet could cut food-related carbon emissions by 60%

Switching over to a vegan-based diet can drastically cut CO2 emissions. But will Americans actually change their diet?

U.S. court approval of ‘IM GOD’ license plate is a victory for atheists

A federal court ruled that the state of Kentucky was wrong to deny a man's request for a personalized license plate reading "IM GOD." Here's why that's a win against atheist discrimination.

Who is a non-human person?

An orangutan has settled into a Florida home after a court granted her personhood rights. But what is the basis for personhood?

Meet 5-MeO-DMT, the 'powerful' psychedelic that improves depression in one hour

A newly studied hallucinogenic substance has shown signs of treating mental health conditions more efficiently than psilocybin.

Green jobs now employ 10x more people than fossil fuel

The green market is growing exponentially. But will the U.S. seize the economic opportunity?

Scientists teach birds new songs by implanting them with false memories

Groundbreaking neurological research on songbirds provides insight on human learned behavior and speech.

Full Moon Syncs Migratory Birds’ Autumn Flight

New research provides insights on the effect of the lunar cycles on wildlife behavior.

Sign of the times: Can hugging machines solve the touch crisis?

As the American loneliness epidemic reaches alarming new heights, one artist theorizes on what connection might look like in the future.

Why America’s Christian foundation is a myth

A new book by constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel takes on Christian nationalism.

Are solar-powered airships the future of cargo delivery?

New technology offers us a look at the green future of aviation and cargo shipping.

Has Jurassic Park fostered misunderstanding about extinction?

While the blockbuster franchise might have given us a distorted view of science's capabilities to address species extinction, new research might come close to "resurrecting" lost species' DNA.

Heartbeats align during an Islamic ritual, new study finds

Researchers found that the hearts of Sufi devotees harmonized as one during a mystical practice. And this isn't the first study to show heart synchronization between people.

Listening to gospel music 'unexpectedly' linked to several maladaptive traits

Before you judge someone's personality based in their playlist, you may want to read the results of this study.

A philosopher is running for president

Could Jerome Segal lead the country toward the utopia of our American dreams?

Could neo-paganism be the new 'religion' of America?

Witchcraft and pagan spiritualities are on the rise in the United States — especially within mainstream youth culture.

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