SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
REPUTATION STUDY ASKS, WOULD YOU RATHER CUT OFF YOUR HAND OR BE KNOWN AS A NAZI?
A new study reveals just how far people may be willing to go to protect their reputations.
NEW STUDY EXPLAINS HOW SOME PLANETS MAY NEVER BECOME HABITABLE
A new study explains how alien planets might skip straight from being too cold to support life to being too hot, without ever becoming habitable. That could trim the number of planets we should investigate for life.
EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING
The consequences of global warming are expected to be far-reaching, long-lasting and, in many cases, devastating.
DEEPMIND IS TEACHING AIS HOW TO MANAGE REAL-WORLD TASKS THROUGH GAMING
Google's DeepMind Labs has partnered with Blizzard Entertainment to release an application program interface that enables artificial intelligence researchers to develop their own AI agents for playing StarCraft II. The hope is that the release will spur innovation in deep reinforcement learning and related areas of AI research.
‘INTERSEX’ ATHLETES TO LEARN IF THEY WILL BE FORCED TO TAKE DRUGS TO SUPPRESS TESTOSTERONE
‘Intersex’ athletes will learn next month whether they will be forced to take drugs to suppress their testosterone levels, amid an ongoing row which could tarnish the World Championships in London.
DIET DRINKS AND FOOD ACTUALLY TRIGGER WEIGHT GAIN AND DIABETES, SAYS NEW STUDY
Diet drinks or foods may actually promote weight gain and trigger diabetes because the brain misreads the number of calories present and reduces metabolism, a new study suggests.
MAKING A BETTER BRAIN: SCIENTISTS JUST DISCOVERED A NEW KIND OF BRAIN CELL
Researchers from the Salk Institute and the University of California San Diego have discovered a way to categorize neurons down to the molecular level. This will help scientists to compose a "parts list" of the brain and, perhaps, create interfaces that improve its functionality.
US MEN'S CONDOM USE IS ON THE RISE
More than one-third of adult men in the United States now say they use condoms during sex, according to a new report from the U.S.
RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED TWO POTENTIALLY HABITABLE PLANETS 12 LIGHT YEARS AWAY
An international team of astronomers have discovered four Earth-like planets orbiting tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star from our solar system. Two of these planets could be habitable, judging by their size and location in the system.
WHAT IS BIOLOGY?
Biology is the science of life. Its name is derived from the Greek words "bios" (life) and "logos" (study).