Tagged: science

19kg tumor

A 74-year-old woman who was given four weeks to live because a 19.5kg tumour in her stomach was squashing her vital organs has had it removed. The nail-biting moment doctors carried out the complex...

6 questions about dreaming

Adults dream for about two hours a night, on average—that’s one-twelfth of their lives, adding up to more than six years of dreaming during an 80-year life. World literature is filled with dreams. Dreams play...

Largest prime number discovered

At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: the largest prime number...

Atlas: the humanoid gymnast

Boston Dynamics has released footage of a humanoid robot that can do box jumps and back flips. This is a significant improvement on robot capabilities – despite what years of sci fi movies have suggested,...

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular...

Future predictions for 2017-2045

Dr Robert Goldman, Co-Founder & Chairman-World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, weighs in with his latest set of predictions for health and technology. It is estimated that the doubling time of medical knowledge in 1950...