Alyssa Stricklan

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The stigma of being an atheist in the US

<b>Atheists in the US are rallying together, launching a new TV programme and providing support for those who go public with their beliefs.</b><p>"Sometimes things need to be said, and fights need to be fought even if they are unpopular. To the closeted atheists, you are not alone, and you deserve …

16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

A lot of people around the world have ideas of what America is like, possibly thanks to Hollywood, or their local news channels, and maybe from what …

#TheLIST: The 25 Best Hotels in the World

Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, shared his favorite properties exclusively with BAZAAR.com.<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's</i> …

25 Truly Useful Inventions That You Never Knew You Needed

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and while that might not be the case for every invention out there, most of these cool inventions …

Inventions

UK Rocket Scientist Designs Hyper-Efficient Cookware

In recent years we've seen some neat re-thinks of basic cookware, from a self-stirring pot to Mike Whitehead's CNC-milled cast iron skillet. Now a …

Scientists Have Located the Brain's On/Off Switch for Consciousness

Every one of us loses consciousness on a daily basis: it's called sleep. But scientists have never understood which part of the brain controls when …

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Medicine

Nature’s Most Amazing Eyes Just Got A Bit Weirder

Eyes are testaments to evolution’s creativity. They all do the same basic things—detect light, and convert it into electrical signals—but in such a wondrous variety of ways. There are single and compound eyes, bifocal lenses and rocky ones, mirrors and optic fibres. And there are eyes that are so …

Tiny robots powered by living muscle tissue

Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.<p>Creating an articulated robot usually involves putting together a series of parts and utilising one or more technologies to make it move, including hydraulics, rubber bands and wheels. …

Robotics

Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.<p>If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed …

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