SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
BLOOD TEST WHICH CONFIRMS PROSTATE CANCER COULD PREVENT 70% OF BIOPSIES
A simple blood test which confirms the presence of prostate cancer could prevent 70 per cent of painful biopsies, scientists believe.
RATS MAY NOT BE TO BLAME FOR SPREADING 'BLACK DEATH'
Rats get a bad rap for spreading the plague, or
, that killed millions of people in medieval Europe.
UGANDA CONFIRMS CASE OF CRIMEAN-CONGO HEMORRHAGIC FEVER: WHAT IS IT?
A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports.
SUFFERING FROM WRITER'S BLOCK? A SIMPLE CUP OF TEA GETS THE CREATIVE JUICES GOING, SCIENTISTS SAY
A simple cup of tea sparks an instant burst of brainpower and creativity, according to a new study - within minutes of drinking a brew.
IS AMERICA'S HYPERSONIC SPY PLANE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER?
The SR-71 Blackbird hypersonic spy plane may be back and faster than ever.
Or maybe not.
BLACK DEATH PLAGUE SPREAD BY DIRTY HUMANS NOT RATS, STUDY SUGGESTS
Humans - and not rats - could have been the cause for the spread of plague during the Black Death, a new study suggests.
MACHINES JUST BEAT HUMANS ON A STANFORD READING COMPREHENSION TEST
The Stanford Question Answering Dataset is a well-respected means of testing machine reading. For the first time, an artificial intelligence has scored higher than a human participant.
HERE'S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU SHOULDN'T STIFLE YOUR SNEEZE
Before you try to stifle your sniffle to avoid a loud, snotty sneeze, heed some advice from a 34-year-old man in England who ruptured his throat while trying that trick: Don't do it.
DON’T HOLD IN A SNEEZE, WARN DOCTORS. IT COULD BE THE DEATH OF YOU.
When sitting in a quiet theatre or a packed train, stifling a sneeze by holding the nose and closing the mouth may seem like the courteous option.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, PHYSICISTS ACCELERATED LIGHT BEAMS IN CURVED SPACE IN THE LAB
The successful experiment "opens the doors to a new avenue of study in the field of accelerating beams."