Category: Alternative

Autism Researchers Are Studying a 100-Year-Old Drug as a Potential ‘Cure’

Autism Researchers Are Studying a 100-Year-Old Drug as a Potential ‘Cure’

Though children who suffer from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have widely varying ranges of functionality, many of those who are diagnosed have difficulty communicating, poor social skills, delayed development, and repetitive behaviors. Dr. Robert...

Early Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice Is Another Ominous Sign of Rapid Warming

Early Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice Is Another Ominous Sign of Rapid Warming

Earth’s already-beleaguered northern icecap suffered another blow this month with the early collapse of a barrier that kept some of Arctic’s most durable ice in place. As heat-trapping fossil-fuel emissions like carbon dioxide build...

What You Know About Vikings Is Wrong

What You Know About Vikings Is Wrong

By looking at Viking DNA evidence, they found that male Vikings brought along lady Vikings with them during some of their conquests. Previously it was believed that Viking men left their wives at home...

Living Cell Circuits Could Regrow Organs and Produce Biofuels

Living Cell Circuits Could Regrow Organs and Produce Biofuels

It’s no secret that computer circuits can process enormous amounts of information — entire industries are built around this core function of technology.  In a series of experiments, the UW team built the largest...

Yellowstone’s grizzlies are off the endangered species list. They’re not safe from mankind.

Yellowstone’s grizzlies are off the endangered species list. They’re not safe from mankind.

The US Fish and Wildlife Agency first proposed delisting the bears in 2003, but conservationists pushed back.  Then the bears were actually delisted in 2007, but it was overturned in court.  The US government...

Why Do Organ Transplants Fail So Often?

Why Do Organ Transplants Fail So Often?

Organ donations save countless lives each year, but sometimes they fail? Why do transplants fail, and how often does it happen?

Mysterious New Species of Human Discovered in Africa –“Homo naledi Raises Questions About How Humans Evolved” (WATCH Today’s “Galaxy” Stream)

Mysterious New Species of Human Discovered in Africa –“Homo naledi Raises Questions About How Humans Evolved” (WATCH Today’s “Galaxy” Stream)

When fossil hunters unveiled the remains of a mysterious and archaic new species of human in 2015 between 335,000 and 236,000 years old, making them far younger than many scientists had anticipated. The age...

China Creates National Lab to Lead World in Brain-Like Artificial Intelligence

China Creates National Lab to Lead World in Brain-Like Artificial Intelligence

China’s first national laboratory for brain-like artificial intelligence (AI) technology was inaugurated Saturday to pool the country’s top research talent and boost the technology. China’s rapid rise up the ranks of AI research has...

MIT Astronomers Observe a Black Hole Obliterating a Nearby Star –“A Dramatic Burst of Electromagnetic Activity”

MIT Astronomers Observe a Black Hole Obliterating a Nearby Star –“A Dramatic Burst of Electromagnetic Activity”

The MIT-led team looked through data collected by two different telescopes and identified a curious pattern in the energy emitted by the flare: As the obliterated star’s dust fell into the black hole, the...