Chemical tags on DNA could one day help assess exposure risks.
Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that made them rock and roll's most beloved band? In Deadheads, those with the real story, who were there and are still listening to the music, explain it all. Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow talks about his lifelong friendship with Dead guitarist Bob Weir. Cajun chef Rick Begneaud shares his memories of feeding the Dead. John Popper of Blues Traveler recalls playing with the Dead at Bill Graham's memorial tribute .
From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections between nerve cells in the brain may contribute to the disorder, scientists report.
Many business audiobooks fuel unrealistic notions about what a good idea looks like, how fast a founder should attract investment, and how quickly growth will take off. The problem with this mythology is that it can sometimes end with entrepreneurs abandoning their dreams too soon if they don't see immediate results. In The Hockey Stick Principles, author Bobby Martin shifts his focus away from all the hype about rapid growth and the pursuit of funding and instead takes a look at the real process behind getting a good idea off the ground.
Tommy Parker has gone missing. After his parents turn up dead, it's up to his only friend, Jake, alongside Jake's older brother, Gus, to find him and bring him back home. However, when Jake reveals the truth about Tommy's abusive father and what really happened to his parents, Gus must make a life-changing decision: bring Tommy to justice, or do what he believes is right?
Apes understand what others believe to be true. What’s more, they realize that those beliefs can be wrong, researchers say. To make this discovery, the researchers devised experiments involving a gorilla-suited person or a squirreled-away rock that had been moved from their original hiding places - something the apes knew, but a person called in to look for King Kong or the stone didn’t.
Scientists usually shy away from using the word miracle - unless they’re talking about the gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9. “You can do anything with CRISPR,” some say. Others just call it amazing.
Smartphone-toting pilgrims regularly stream into northern Cambodia from all over the world. Their destination: Angkor Wat, a medieval temple that’s famous for massive towers and majestic stone carvings of Hindu gods, spirits and mythological battle scenes. The site, considered the world’s largest religious monument, drew more than 2.3 million visitors in 2014.
Scientists are designing tiny 'missiles' to destroy waxy plaques in blood vessels.
Unholy Seduction is a first-rate novel, filled with intrigue, deception, seduction, betrayal and murder - mankind's timeless issues. It is set during the colorful Vietnam War era, when millions of kids championed free love, while repudiating the establishment, they turned America upside down. But there were others with a different goal. They fought equally hard to establish a perfect church - one where everything was held in common. Ryan Parker was one of them.
After hitting rock bottom through addiction, bowling legend Bob Perry learned that religion is for people who don't want to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there. Perry tells his heart-wrenching, inspiring story of bowling for the mob and drug and alcohol addiction in his new book, Redemption Alley. Perry, considered by many to be one of the most naturally-talented bowlers in the history of the sport, had potential to become one of the best even at the young age of 12.
Israelites turned hieroglyphics into letters, researcher claims.
Most analyses of how microbes come to laugh off the drugs and disinfectants that should kill them have focused on people in hospitals or livestock on farms, says Kathryn Arnold, a behavioral ecologist at the University of York in England. Yet a growing number of studies - in crows, elephant seals, voles and other wild animals - are raising big questions about where wildlife fits into the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
The black holes that produced the first detected gravitational waves may have exotic origins in the early universe. When the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, LIGO, glimpsed gravitational waves from two merging black holes, scientists were surprised at how large the black holes were - about 30 times the mass of the sun.
Ketamine, a drug that has shown promise in quickly easing depression in people, doesn’t actually do the job itself. Instead, depression relief comes from one of the drug’s breakdown products, a study in mice suggests. The results identify a potential depression-fighting drug that works quickly but without ketamine’s serious side effects or potential for abuse.
It may sound like science fiction, but it’s not: Scientists have created the first time crystal, using a chain of ions. Just as a standard crystal repeats in a regular spatial pattern, a time crystal repeats in time, returning to a similar configuration at regular intervals.
Most people think that autism is a disorder of the brain. But the skin may play a role, too, a new study suggests. Nerve cells in the skin are abnormal in mice with mutations in autism-related genes, leading to altered touch perception, scientists report. This trouble sensing touch may influence the developing brain in a way that leads to social deficits and anxiety later in life.
Buying a handgun in Connecticut means waiting - lots of waiting. First comes an eight-hour safety course. Then picking up an application at a local police department. Review of the application (which includes a background check and fingerprinting) can take up to eight weeks. If approved, the state issues a temporary permit, which the buyer trades in at state police headquarters for a permanent one. Then it’s back to the store for the gun.
In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, an overzealous set of proteins and cells begins to chew away at the brain’s nerve cell connections, a study in mice suggests.
Say hello to hobbits’ possible ancestors. Excavations of fossils from roughly 700,000-year-old hominids on the Indonesian island of Flores have reinvigorated scientific debate over the evolutionary origins and identity of Homo floresiensis, a half-sized member of the human genus that lived much later on Flores.