SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
COULD BRAIN STIMULATION FIGHT OBESITY?
People with obesity could benefit from magnetic or
electric stimulation of the brain
that helps them to eat less, a new review of studies finds.
ZUCKERBERG: FACEBOOK IS WORKING ON A BRAIN INTERFACE THAT LETS YOU "COMMUNICATE USING ONLY YOUR MIND"
Human brain augmentation is on its way.
WHAT HAS 1,800 TEETH AND A SUCTION CUP? A NEW CLINGFISH SPECIES
What has at least 1,800 teeth, a snout like a duck, a suction cup on its belly, and has only ever been seen in a couple of old museum specimen jars?
The clingfish family's newest member.
FROG SNOT GIVES HOPE FOR FLU CURE
The mucus of a rare frog that lurks in the South Indian jungle could provide the basis of a powerful new class of drugs to combat influenza, scientists have said.
POISON IVY: RASH, TREATMENT & PICTURES
Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a toxic plant that causes an itchy and sometimes painful rash in most people when they touch it.
BLANKET OF SPIDERWEBS COVERS ENTIRE FIELD
Visitors to a New Zealand park recently found the grass blanketed not by flowers, but by silk webs produced by what appeared to be thousands of tiny spiders.
THE NEXT EARTH MAY BE EVEN CLOSER THAN WE IMAGINED
The planet Proxima b, which is in our closest neighboring star system, has given the space exploration project "Breakthrough Starshot" a reachable target. We don't know if Starshot will reveal a habitable planet for humans, but it will definitely require us to master our own solar system.
EARLIEST DENTAL FILLINGS DISCOVERED IN 13,000-YEAR-OLD SKELETON
You might wince at the sight of your dentist holding an electric drill over your mouth. But, you can be thankful she's not using a stone tool instead. That is what the most advanced dental care looked like thousands of years ago.
A NEW "CRISPR PILL" MAKES BACTERIA DESTROY ITS OWN DNA
An innovative study in the University of Wisconsin-Madison could soon put an end to drug-resistant bacteria by using an edible version of CRISPR. This probiotic could target specific bacteria, making it more effective than antibiotics.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS INTERESTED IN EXTRACTING RESOURCES FROM THE MOON
While reviewing the budgets of federal agencies, the Trump Administration asked NASA officials about the potential commercialization of NASA technologies and how NASA tech could be used for profitable enterprises like lunar and asteroid mining.