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THESE CELLS SLOW AN IMMUNE RESPONSE. DERAILING THEM COULD HELP FIGHT TUMORS

These cells slow an immune response. Derailing them could help fight tumors : Drugs that release brakes on the immune system have helped...

SOUTH AMERICANS MAY HAVE TRAVELED TO POLYNESIA 800 YEARS AGO

South Americans may have traveled to Polynesia 800 years ago : More than 800 years ago, Indigenous people in South America traversed...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS SAY: GPS

Scientists Say: GPS : Global Positioning System, or GPS (noun, “GLOW-ball Poh-ZIH-shun-ing SIS-tem”) This is a system that can track...

ALL KINDS OF OUTBREAKS, FROM COVID-19 TO VIOLENCE, SHARE THE SAME PRINCIPLES

All kinds of outbreaks, from COVID-19 to violence, share the same principles : Epidemiologists like to say, “If you've seen one pandemic,...

 
 
 

BOOSTING A LIVER PROTEIN MAY MIMIC THE BRAIN BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

Boosting a liver protein may mimic the brain benefits of exercise : Exercise's power to boost the brain might require a little help...

A COVID-19 VACCINE MAY COME SOON. WILL THE BLISTERING PACE BACKFIRE?

A COVID-19 vaccine may come soon. Will the blistering pace backfire? : n January, vaccine researchers lined up on the starting blocks,...

 
 
 

U.S. FARMERS STILL USE MANY PESTICIDES THAT ARE BANNED ELSEWHERE

U.S. farmers still use many pesticides that are banned elsewhere : The United States restricts fewer potentially harmful pesticides...

CALCULATING A DOG'S AGE IN HUMAN YEARS IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK

Calculating a dog's age in human years is harder than you think : To estimate your dog's age in human years, multiply the dog's age...

 
 
 

WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE EVIDENCE ON WHAT POLICE REFORMS WORK?

Why is there so little evidence on what police reforms work? : When criminologist Robin Engel suddenly found herself leading the effort...

BUMBLEBEES MAY BITE LEAVES TO SPUR PLANT BLOOMING

Bumblebees may bite leaves to spur plant blooming : Here's a tip for bumblebees to get a slowpoke plant to bloom early. Just bite its...

 
 
 

A CONTRAST BETWEEN SHADOWS AND LIGHT CAN NOW GENERATE ELECTRICITY

A contrast between shadows and light can now generate electricity : Someday, shadows and light could team up to provide power. A new...

DNA REVEALS CLUES TO THE SIBERIAN ANCESTORS OF THE FIRST AMERICANS

DNA reveals clues to the Siberian ancestors of the first Americans : New findings offer a clearer picture of the ancestors of modern...

 
 
 

THIS IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE X-RAY MAP OF THE SKY EVER MADE

This is the most comprehensive X-ray map of the sky ever made : A new map of the entire sky, as seen in X-rays, looks deeper into space...

LET'S LEARN ABOUT BIOLUMINESCENCE

Let's learn about bioluminescence : In summertime in North America, tiny lights flick on and off in the evening. Those are fireflies,...

 
 
 

GUT BACTERIA MAY AFFECT HOW WELL YOUR MEDICINES WORK

Gut bacteria may affect how well your medicines work : To prescribe the best medicine, it might help if a doctor knows which bacteria...

SOME EXOPLANETS MAY BE COVERED IN WEIRD WATER THAT'S BETWEEN LIQUID AND GAS

Some exoplanets may be covered in weird water that's between liquid and gas : Small worlds around other stars may come in more than...

 
 
 

FOSSIL STOMACH REVEALS A DINOSAUR'S LAST MEAL

Fossil stomach reveals a dinosaur's last meal : A newly analyzed fossil stomach reveals what a dino had dined on shortly before it...

OLDEST DISK GALAXY PUTS A NEW SPIN ON GALAXY GROWTH

Oldest disk galaxy puts a new spin on galaxy growth : Astronomers have spotted the oldest disk galaxy they've ever seen. Shaped like...

 
 
 

UNDERWATER CAVES ONCE HOSTED THE AMERICAS' OLDEST KNOWN OCHRE MINES

Underwater caves once hosted the Americas' oldest known ochre mines : Ancient Americans ventured deep into caves along a stretch of...

DEVELOPING PLANET EMERGES IN A SWIRL OF GAS

Developing planet emerges in a swirl of gas : Scientists have spotted what appears to be evidence of a planet forming near a young...

 
 
 



Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough has died aged 27

Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough has died aged 27

Elvis Presley's grandson Benjamin Keough has passed away, a spokesman for with police officers responding to an incident on Sunday Read more ...

Police arrest 12-year-old boy over racist abuse sent to Wilfried Zaha

Police arrest 12-year-old boy over racist abuse sent to Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha shared a string of abusive messages he was sent on Instagram - and the police have now arrested a child over the incident Read more ...

"Several" US Navy sailors are being treated for injuries after ship catches...

"Several" US Navy sailors are being treated for injuries after ship catches fire at San Diego Naval Base

Several US Navy sailors are injured after a fire broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard docked in Naval Base San Diego, California, on Sunday afternoon. The LHD-6, an... Read more ...

Katie Price confirms son Harvey is in intensive care in hospital

Katie Price confirms son Harvey is in intensive care in hospital

Katie's son Harvey was rushed to hospital by ambulance after struggling to breathe. Read more ...

More than 100 coronavirus outbreaks A WEEK are being 'swiftly' contained...

More than 100 coronavirus outbreaks A WEEK are being 'swiftly' contained Matt Hancock reveals

Matt Hancock revealed how flare-ups in schools, businesses and pubs across the country are consistently being handled with 'local actions', just nine days after many businesses... Read more ...

Ministers launch advertising blitz warning Britons about changes to holidays...

Ministers launch advertising blitz warning Britons about changes to holidays after UK leaves EU

'The UK's new start: let's get going' adverts, part of a £93 million campaign, will be launched by the Government on television, radio and online, with information also sent to... Read more ...

Glee star Amber Patrice Riley tells followers to ‘show some respect' as...

Glee star Amber Patrice Riley tells followers to ‘show some respect' as search for Naya Rivera continues

Naya Rivera appeared on Glee with Amber Patrice Riley Amber Patrice Riley has slammed online discourse around the disappearance of her old Glee co-star Naya Rivera , telling... Read more ...

Fears Sydney's coronavirus cluster could be linked to a Melbourne truckie

Fears Sydney's coronavirus cluster could be linked to a Melbourne truckie

Health authorities fear a second wave of COVID-19 plaguing Victoria has hit Sydney after a gym was forced to close and a hotel was linked with nine new cases. Read more ...

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers David De Gea backing as ace hits...

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers David De Gea backing as ace hits landmark

David De Gea's future at Manchester United is under threat due to the emergence of Dean Henderson. Read more ...

Nicole Thea dead: YouTube star and son dies as mum pays heartbreaking tribute

Nicole Thea dead: YouTube star and son dies as mum pays heartbreaking tribute

YouTuber Nicola Thea and her son have died YouTuber Nicole Thea and her unborn son Reign have both died. Nicole is said to have died on Saturday morning along with her child... Read more ...