Platypus milk might eventually save your life

Modern medicine has done a great job at creating antibiotics to fight infection — in fact, it might be doing too good of a job. As antibiotic use has spiked over the past century or so, the potential for antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” has grown ever more frightening. Now, new research is

Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information.The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted. Years ago, Facebook

Pornhub announces $25K grant for college sex researchers

Pornhub is trying to get in bed with sex researchers.The internet porn mecca announced Thursday that it’s offering a $25,000 grant to fund a “human sexuality research project” to support university professors and researchers who supervise student fieldwork.The creation of the Pornhub Grant for Sexual Wellness coincides with the relaunch

Football fans spend almost half of every match waiting for action

Substitutions, injury delays and the ball going out of play leave fans twiddling their thumbs for 40 minutes per game. The average premiership game lasts 96.4 minutes with added time but the ball is only in play for 55.6 minutes, the survey discovered. It adds up to 40.8 minutes of no actual

What Silicon Valley is doing to make humans live longer

Peter Diamandis, co-founder of Celularity and Human Longevity, Inc., explains how Silicon Valley can make 100 the new 60. Following is a transcript of the video. How Silicon Valley can make 100 the new 60.Peter Diamandis is an engineer, physician and entrepreneur. He is best known as founder of

These mechanical “cockroaches’ could be the future of robotics

A cockroach might be the key to a scientific breakthrough in robot technology. Researchers at UC Berkeley developed a small-sized robot based on the unique movements and capabilities of the insect, specifically to better “understand how animals can rapidly transition from running on level ground to climbing up vertical

Worldwide AI consciousness may replace human speech

In just 32 years, humans won’t speak to each other and will instead communicate through a worldwide consciousness instead – using just our brains. According to artificial intelligence research, this “hybrid intelligence” will understand the feelings of the people connected to it, and use their minds to help it grow. Called

Special type of ultraviolet light could kill flu virus in public places

Special ultraviolet lamps may be the solution to stopping one of the worst flu seasons in years. Far ultraviolet-C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without hurting humans, according to new research. Researchers at Columbia University tested the far-UVC light in a chamber that simulated the conditions of a

Scientists invent “super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable alternative. They claim the robust material, which can stop bullets, could be used in cars, airplanes, buildings and even body armor. “This could be

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself. New research has linked a human gene responsible for conscious thought to a virus that was spread in the early days of humanity. Two papers published in the Cell journal discuss the origins

Americans want the day after Super Bowl to be a holiday

One in four Americans (24 percent) say the day after the Super Bowl should be declared a national holiday, according to new research. A study into Super Bowl viewing and snacking habits of 2,000 Americans found many of them feel passionately that they should be able to rest up

NFL’s highest paid players are also most likely to kneel: study

Many of the NFL players who took part in the national anthem protests that overshadowed this year’s football season were among the league’s top-paid athletes, a study shows. The players who either took a knee, sat down or raised a fist during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” made

Scientists identify brain’s “anxiety cells’ — and how to control them

Scientists have discovered specialized brains cells that appear to influence anxiety levels. The research, published in science journal Neuron, found that scientists could control the activity of the brains cells of anxious mice. The brain cells that were the source of the anxious behavior could be turned on and off. It’s

Brain scans can reveal who your true friends are

Do you really know who your true friends are? If you’ve ever had doubts, scientists say your brain activity could hold the key. Researchers believe they can now predict who you’re likely to be friends with by tracking how you respond to video clips. According to experts at Dartmouth College,

This is the exact age kids should be allowed on Facebook

Should your child be on Facebook? A coalition of advocacy groups implored Facebook to kill its Messenger service for children in a letter to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. Child advocates worry children as young as 6-years-old could experience the negative effects of social media from the app. Authored

“Alien’ manuscript from 15th-century decoded using AI

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts. Discovered in the 19th century, the Voynich manuscript uses “alien” characters that have long puzzled cryptographers and historians. Now, however, computing scientists at the University of Alberta say they

US intelligence needs someone to build it a brain

It’s a mad scientist’s dream (job) come true. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is looking for someone to build a brain and figure out how to trick it. Specifically, the ODNI wants a postdoctoral fellow to “examine how BNNs work and determine if they can be manipulated,”

Biologists believe finding viruses is first step to finding aliens

The viruses are probably out there. Viruses are considered one of Earth’s most abundant organisms – about 10 to 100 times more plentiful than anything else on Earth. But they’re also one of the least understood. One team of scientists think that other planets could be teeming with these cellular

Why we “forget’ child labor made our jeans, but brag about our organic lunch

A firm moral compass is great, but a selective memory will do. Consumers demonstrate a willfully ignorant memory after learning products they like were unethically made, according to new research published in the Journal of Consumer Research. In an effort to “avoid emotionally difficult ethical information” like the use of child

Ingredients for life discovered on ancient meteorites

Scientists have discovered liquid water on ancient meteorites, sparking renewed hope for life beyond planet earth. The researchers uncovered both water and organic compounds on two meteorites, which date back 4.5 billion years. The meteorites actually fell to earth almost 20 years ago, but technology at the time couldn’t pick

New invention brings batteries back from the dead

One of the biggest stories in consumer electronics right now is Apple’s secret throttling of older iPhone models with aging batteries. The company misled customers for years as “conspiracy theorists” claimed Apple was intentionally slowing down older iPhone models in order to force people to upgrade. While Apple

Studies find evidence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t stopping physicists from trying to figure it out. A pair of new research papers were just published in the journal Nature that explore the

Scientists develop self-healing robot muscles

We often think of robots as superior to ourselves, but when it comes to the abilities afforded us by our muscles, robots have a hard time keeping up. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are working to change that with newly developed soft muscles that work a

Sickness is written all over the human face

It’s often pretty easy to tell when a person is sick — a loud cough and runny nose are good indicators — but sometimes the symptoms aren’t always so obvious. Now, a new study reveals that humans are actually really good at being able to tell when someone