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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The internet poses an impossible paradox for digital artists: the tech that delivers so much also filters out the context that allows art to really do its job
A Teva Pharmaceutical drug manufacturing facility in Jerusalem. The company announced earlier this month it would sell a generic version of the drug Syprine at a lower price, but its hardly a bargain.Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a low
The enormous, rotating map is filled with horribly drawn sea monsters.
Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the N.R.A., has called the video game Bulletstorm part of a corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.Im hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games i
Infants who eat fish are less likely to develop hay fever later on, a finding that suggests changing diets have played a role in rising allergy rates
Toenail fungus is not sexy, and the microbes that cause the infection appear to agree.
Inside the Lighthouse, a luxury sober-living center in New Canaan, Conn., that caters to executives.As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environme
Having a baby seems to be linked to shorter caps on the ends of a womans chromosomes a sign of ageing that has been linked to disease and a shorter lifespan
Humans are still evolving but before toasting to that, know this: Some of the genetic changes may make hangovers worse, a new study finds.
An NHS organ donor card. Though public opinion surveys show that a vast majority of people in developed countries favor organ donation, far fewer sign up as donors.Dozens of countries have tried to address shortages for transplants with an opt out sy
Growing mini tumours in the lab from a patients own cells could help doctors discover the best way to treat each person, homing in on the right drugs to use
Whether fidget spinners really help kids focus is unclear, but one thing is for sure: Don't take the ball-bearing toy apart and swallow the pieces.
A reader asks: Can you get sick just from sitting in an overly air-conditioned room or going out without a jacket? Or do you need to actually catch a virus?
Intelligence agencies have found that crowds of everyday people can forecast events with surprising accuracy. Now were running our own experiment
For one toddler in Minnesota, contact with plain old H2O can be dangerous.
Martin Moeller, a Danish cross-country skier, said that he eats so much as part of his training regimen he gets tired of it.Cross-country skiers require, on average, more daily calories than any other type of athlete. But the constant need to eat can
Bats can carry viruses like Ebola and Marburg that are lethal for humans. This may be because, in order to fly, their bodies have given up on fighting such viruses
Researchers have been testing the sub in a bucket-sized mock alien ocean in a lab.
A boy receiving a measles vaccine in a clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, in January. The country had 4,767 cases of measles last year, trailing only Romania and Italy.Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 people. Now government
A review of the evidence on antidepressants has been hailed as the final word on these drugs, but questions remain for people with less severe depression
Saturn's largest moon Titan is covered in frigid seas of liquid hydrocarbons. Here's a look at what NASA's Cassini mission found and how scientists hope to send an autonomous submarine to explore those extraterrestrial waters.
President Trump called for the opening of mental hospitals, but experts say that that would not have stopped most recent mass shootings.Spree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospita
Want to know if a dictator will be deposed? Or shares will crash? Intelligence agencies and firms are realising groups of everyday people can foresee what will happen
Past, American waveriders had some critical flaws that the new Chinese design aims to solve.
Catherine Wolf at her home in Katonah, N.Y., in an undated photograph taken before she contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.A leader in IBMs development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrigs dis
Riding a bike into your older years means stronger legs, better balance and a lower risk of falls that injure and kill millions of elderly people
Can researchers uncover 800,000 viruses in the next 10 years? We're about to find out.
Believing in your healthful habits is a healthful habit in itself.
If a sea urchin can't find a suitable pit to live in, it makes one even if it has to spend months gnawing away at hard granite
Virgin Hyperloop One has released prototype for a levitating pod that is designed to zoom at speeds as high as 760 mph (1,200 kph) though a Hyperloop connecting Dubai to Abu Dhabi, according to news sources.
Going to sleep within two hours of eating dinner and snacking after dinner were also associated with obesity, but skipping breakfast was not.
The number of wolves in France will be allowed to increase by 40 per cent, as wilderness continues its return to Europe
The 2,700-year-old seal impression refers to Isaiah, which may be the first extra-biblical evidence of the man who has a book in the Hebrew Bible named after him.
People with invasive pneumococcal disease were 62 percent more likely to be using opioids.
Talk of trigger warnings and microaggressions are sweeping through university campuses, but some researchers question whether they have any psychological basis
Middle-age adults who had surgery showed greater declines in memory and executive function than similar people who did not have surgery.
The more often people worked nights, the more likely they were to have Type 2 diabetes.
Psilocybin, a compound in magic mushrooms, may help treat depression in some people. Now speech analysis canindicate who would benefit the most
Doctors in India recently operated on what they say could be the largest brain tumor in the world, according to news reports.
Natasha Singer, a technology reporter for The New York Times, at the Data & Society Research Institute in Manhattan, where she did a fellowship. Encrypted communication services have become crucial tools in her work.How Natasha Singer, a tech rep
Its the climax of a sophisticated technique called bubble-net hunting the trapping of krill using columns of bubbles that the whales exhale via their blowholes
Boston Dynamic's new robot dog can fight off a human as it opens a door.
Stress weakens the brains ability to learn and retain information, but exercise may counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells.
Humans are still evolving and producing new gene variants, and one of them may give protection against becoming addicted to alcohol - by stopping us drinking altogether
Would you pay $42 million for a clock that ticks once a year?
Clare Egan, an American biathlete, talked about the multiple techniques used to manage the stress of the transition from skiing to target shooting.The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a un
A new battery made of fleshy hydrogel layers generates and stores power like electric eels do. It could power pacemakers without ever needing to be replaced
The Olympics are designed to test elite athleticism, at least in the human realm. But what about the animal world? How would arctic foxes fair in the Winter Olympics, or snowy owls for that matter?
In a new study, people who ate lots of vegetables and whole foods rather than processed ones lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worryi
A woman in China has been infected by a new type of flu. With thousands of people travelling after Chinese new year, the risk of new strains spreading is high