Ancient humans ‘rampantly interbred’ with Neanderthals and a mystery species in Lord Of The Rings-style world of different creatures

Genome  analysis of Neanderthal and human-like group called  Denisovans It reveals  ancient bedfellows may have included  ‘mystery human ancestor’ Has been  likened to Lord Of The Rings world of creatures which  interbred By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:13 EST, 19  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:55 EST, 20 November 2013   Ancient humans rampantly indulged in …

Reversing walking corpse syndrome: Cotard’s Syndrome trigger found – and it’s a household cold sore cream ( Acyclovir )

Drug commonly used to treat cold sores and herpes and renal failure has been linked to syndrome that leads people to believe they are dead Heather Saul Friday, 18 October 2013 Pharmacologists have discovered one of the mechanisms that triggers Cotard’s syndrome, a condition causing people to feel as if they have died, or parts…

Climate war looms over US coal exports to China: There is a Glut of Coal and Natural Gas in the U.S.

    PLANS for mega exports of US coal are poised to become the next flashpoint in the battle over climate change. The industry wants to massively increase shipments of coal to China and other energy-hungry Asian nations. Such a move would undo the environmental benefits of weaning US power plants off the carbon-rich fuel…

Pacemakers Vulnerable to Hackers: Malicious hackers can kill

2008 posted for filing Contact: Claire Bowles claire.bowles@newscientist.com 44-207-611-1210 New Scientist How to stop a new type of heart attack PACEMAKERS are supposed to protect people from heart attacks. But to do that they have to provide digital as well as biological security. Earlier this year, a team led by William Maisel at Harvard Medical…

Enemy at the gait: New cameras identify you by your walk

  A new biometric “gait recognition” system has been developed by Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, meaning that individuals can now be recognized and located by their “signature” walk. ­Serious privacy concerns have been aired about the system and its potential surveillance applications. New Scientist reports that NPL, which collaborated with the Center for Advanced Software…

Evolution could explain the placebo effect: Human immune system has developed on-off mechanism to save energy

By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED:11:52 EST, 8  September 2012| UPDATED:11:52 EST, 8 September 2012 Scientists have discovered a possible  evolutionary explanation for the placebo effect with new evidence suggesting the  immune system has an on-off switch to save energy. People who suffer from a weak infection often  recover whether they take a medicinal drug or a…

Superflu is being brewed in the lab (Article H5N1 2004 Requested Repost)

Contact: Claire Bowles claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk 44-207-331-2751 New Scientist Superflu is being brewed in the lab AFTER the worldwide alarm triggered by last year’s SARS outbreak, it might seem reckless to set about creating a potentially far more devastating virus in the lab. But that is what is being attempted by some researchers, who argue that the…