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MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone

Sign me up<p>A group of PhD students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with the ultimate wearable: a temporary tattoo that can turn into a touchpad, remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC.<p>The technology, which is described on MIT's website …

This App Is Conquering Insomnia And Depression At The Same Time

Ever since he was a child, Dan Roberts had rarely been able to get a good night’s sleep. He was born with cerebral palsy that left his entire left arm and leg tight and painful, forcing him to walk with a pronounced limp. He was often in severe pain and there were many nights where he didn’t sleep …

Health Care

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Invisibility Cloaks May Be On Its Way, New Material Invented With The Ability To Make Objects Disappear

Researchers based in London have developed a new material that has been able to make test objects "disappear."<p>The newly developed material seemed to …

Study maps transmission of MERS virus in South Korean hospital from one 'super-spreader' patient

Tracing the movements of patients at a South Korean hospital has helped identify how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus was transmitted from a …

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Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.<p>Called Science Journal, the app uses the sensors in your phone to measure and record data in real time, including movement, light and sound:<p>See something you want …

Why Google's fancy new AI assistant is just called 'Google'

The future of search is more than a text box<p>On Wednesday Google kicked off its I/O developer conference by unveiling a series of new artificial intelligence-powered products, including a messaging app with a virtual assistant and a home speaker with a voice interface. Given what we’ve seen in the …

10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers

The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to …

Scientists Just Discovered This Giant Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

In your daily reminder that all of the existing matter in the known, vast universe is difficult to discover, confirm and categorize, researchers have announced the discovery of the Crater 2 dwarf galaxy which is currently orbiting the Milky Way.<p>The <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i> …

Universe

A new performance enhancer for athletes boosts the brain—and is completely undetectable

Doping in professional sport is a cat-and-mouse game. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) bans a performance-enhancing drug, and athletes go on the hunt to find a new one. So what if there was an undetectable performance-enhancing method?<p>That’s the promise Halo Neuroscience is making. It has built …

6 simple tips for losing weight without dieting

If this is you, it's probably time to get off the diet roller coaster and make some bigger changes to the way you eat, drink, and think about food.<p>Here are six tips to help you get started.

Are your students bored? Check their brain waves

*<i>For our full coverage of AAAS 2016, check out our meeting page.</i><p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C.—</b>Teachers who wonder if their class is engaged could one day find out …

They’re Electric: Two New Fish Species Discovered in Gabon

This story begins like a typical fish tale: A guy is standing along a river, checking his bait for any takers. But that’s where any similarities end, …

Immune system gene leads to schizophrenia clue

From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections …

Scientists discovered something surprising about why we take sighs of relief

Well, you can discount that advice entirely, because sighing's actually a crucial reflex that keeps our lungs healthy, and researchers have just uncovered the switch in our brain that controls it.<p>The team identified two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem that automatically turn normal …

Index gives Earth only 82% chance of being 'habitable' - Futurity

Scientists are creating a habitability index to rank the potential for life on exoplanets. So how would Earth measure up? Only so-so, says Rory …

Pluto's mysterious, floating hills

Hills of water ice on the dwarf planet believed to be floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen like icebergs in Earth's Arctic Ocean<p>The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry an intriguing cargo: numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from the dwarf planet's surrounding …