HIV Infections

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 38,700 people were newly infected with HIV in 2016. Of those, nearly four in 10 caught the virus from someone entirely unaware they were HIV positive, a study released on Monday reveals. Discover more: HIV Infections

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Woman Injects Herself With Fruit Juice

There are various so-called “wellness” practices (think: sun-staring, DIY fecal transplants, and pretty much anything sold on Goop) that are likely to do you more harm than good. Needless to say, shooting fruit juice directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous injection can be added to the list. Learn more: Woman Injects Herself With Fruit […]

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“Reversed Time” Inside A Quantum Computer

An international team of researchers has constructed a time-reversal program on a quantum computer, in an experiment that has huge implications for our understanding of quantum computing. Their approach also revealed something rather important: the time-reversal operation is so complex that it is extremely improbable, maybe impossible, for it to happen spontaneously in nature. Learn […]

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Strange Coral Reef

Off the coast of Italy, scientists have discovered the country’s first known coral reef. Although splashed with color and full of marine life, this strange reef is like very few others on Earth. Learn more: Strange Coral Reef

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Hundreds Of Artifacts Uncovered At Sites Of Nazi Mass Killings

In 1945, Nazi soldiers murdered more than 200 Polish and Soviet forced laborers at three separate locations in what’s known as one of the worst crimes in the war-torn nations. Historians and archaeologists excavating the three sites have uncovered more than 400 personal items left behind by the victims at the time of their death […]

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Abandoned Baby’s Death In 1981

On a winter’s day in February 1981, a newborn baby boy was found abandoned in a ditch in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died alone, wrapped in a blood-stained blanket, as a result of exposure to the freezing weather. The boy was never reported missing, the investigation’s leads dried up, and the case went cold. […]

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Bizarre “Whirlpool Hole”

Some people in Oman and the United Arab Emirates had a chance to see a particularly stunning atmospheric phenomenon this week: a fallstreak, otherwise known as a punch hole cloud. This curious event only happens when certain conditions are met because it requires supercooled water in the clouds and something to make it crystallized. Learn […]

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How Some Species Survive Mass Extinctions

All life on Earth is trying to survive, and some species have advantages over others. Now, researchers are investigating how certain species withstand the incredible stress they experience during mass extinctions, while others simply perish. And by looking at what happened during the Great Dying, they’ve managed to find some clues. Learn more: How Some […]

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Smartphone In A Blender

There’s a famous song that says that when that hotline bling, it can only mean one thing – and scientists from the University of Plymouth have now revealed what that thing is: the proliferation of regional conflicts and the exhaustion of Earth’s resources. Actually that’s two things, so the song was wrong. Learn more: Smartphone […]

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Feisty New Snake Species

A new species of snake has been discovered in West Africa. Although it looks mighty pretty, with a purpley iridescent sheen, this sassy newly described stiletto snake has some terrifying tricks up its sleeve. Discover more: Feisty New Snake Species

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