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'Remote-control' contraceptive implant developed backed by Bill Gates

A remote-controlled contraceptive chip which is implanted under the skin has been developed with the backing of Bill Gates and would last for 16 years<p>A remote-controlled contraceptive computer chip which would be implanted under the skin has been developed with the backing of Bill Gates.<p>The chip, …

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How The World Cup's Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Works [Video]

Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis talks about his "Walk Again" machine, which allowed a paraplegic man to make the first kick of the 2014 World Cup.<p>The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind …

Two Drone Pilots Arrested In New York

A possible near-miss with a police helicopter over a bridge led to two arrests early Monday morning.<p>Very early in the morning on Monday, officers with the New York Police Department arrested two men for flying a drone near the George Washington Bridge. The officers were dispatched by an NYPD …

A case for case report forms in psychology

The replication debate in psychology has been stoked again this week, after Harvard University professor Jason Mitchell posted an essay on his website essentially arguing that replications do more harm than good. I’m not going to critique the essay – neuroskeptic, neuropolarbear, Chris Said and …

Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

Every year, more than half of the honeybee hives in the United States are taken to California to pollinate the state's almond crop.<p>Biologist Laurence Packer says this illustrates both our dependence on honeybees to pollinate many plants people rely on for food and the devastating decline in the …

This Robotic Tank Gives Goldfish The Steering Wheel

You go, fish!<p>If Thomas de Wolf gets his way, pet fish will soon navigate terra firma. A co-founder of Netherlands design firm Studio diip, de Wolf built a motorized tank that empowers goldfish to drive around. “We wanted to make something that showcases computer vision technology, but not in such …

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Physicists defend Big Bang wave announcement

Cosmic swirls that were hailed earlier this year as evidence for primordial gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime dating back to the early …

Cosmic-Ray Hotspot Discovered, Offering Clues on Deep Space Mystery

A powerful telescope may have found clues to the origin of ultra-high-energy particles that bombard the Earth.<p>A "hotspot" in the sky near the Big Dipper may be a major source of the ultra-high-energy cosmic rays that routinely bombard the Earth, report physicists using a giant array of specialized …

This Squirrel Breaks Record For Tail Size... And May Eat Deer's Hearts

It usually eats fruits and seeds, but it has been said to have a taste for blood.<p>Behold the tufted ground squirrel, one of the strangest tree-dwelling rodents found on Earth. Native to Borneo, it is rarely seen--one camera trap study in a park on the island turned up only one of these squirrels, …

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Apple releases progress report on its carbon footprint and climate change data

Apple released its full 2014 Environmental Responsibility report this afternoon with new climate change data and information on the company’s promise to reduce its carbon footprint.<p>The new report highlights some of the good decisions Apple made to reduce its environmental impact in 2013, by doing …

Typhoon Neoguri causes widespread destruction across Japan: In pictures - Telegraph

Voyager 1 is officially the first man-made object to enter interstellar space

Hedging controversy, NASA also announced that the probe is still in the solar system<p>In 2012, NASA's Voyager 1 probe became the first man-made object to leave the solar system, catapulting itself into the farthest reaches of the universe ever touched by humans — or, it didn't. Determining the exact …

Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.<p>In college, my fellow English majors joked about how none of us could long-divide to save our lives, while our friends in engineering groaned about the fact that Lit 101 was a …

Placenta Evolution and a Sexual Cold War

With their impressive fins and stunning colours, the poeciliids—a group of small fish that includes guppies, mollies and swordtails—are understandably popular in aquariums. Some have beautiful fan-shaped tails that look like flamenco dresses. Others resemble Kandinsky paintings given life.<p>But some …

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

If Autobots were stealth jets, this is probably what they'd look like.<p>The aircraft concept straight out of our science fiction dreams comes from BAE Systems, a UK-based aerospace and defense contractor that builds defense aircraft for partners around the world. Earlier this month, the company …

Aviation

Spacewatch: New Horizons one year from Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons probe is a year away from its encounter with Pluto, due on 14 July, 2015. Its voyage began in January 2006, and it became the fastest spacecraft ever when it was boosted at more than 16.2km per second to cross the Moon's orbit within nine hours.<p>It gained more energy with a …

'Rebooted' satellite loses thruster capability

An ambitious plan to revive a forsaken NASA satellite and return it to Earth orbit ended in disappointment Wednesday when engineers conceded that a failure in the spacecraft's propulsion system made it impossible to fire thrusters and alter the probe's flight path.<p>"There's only so much you can do …

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Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.<p>This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising …

Spider venom mix-up could make insecticides safer - Futurity

A surprise discovery about spider venom suggests insecticides could be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees.

GMO Facts: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked

Learn About These GMO Facts<p>Later this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture may approve the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, the first genetically modified apples to hit the market. Although it will probably be another two years before the non-browning fruits appears in stores, at least one …

High-Flying Rocket Plumes And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

RT @KatieLinendoll: Meet latest internet cat sensation, Venus. A chimera: one organism composed of genetically distinct cells via @PopSci http://t.co/r1OzqgsfXa

LG has a very flexible 18-inch display, promises 60-inch rollable TVs

It's been a while since we've seen any new curved or flexible displays following LG's G Flex and Samsung's Galaxy Round smartphones. LG Display is thinking bigger now. It's announced that it's been able to create an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough give and flexibility to roll into a tube that's …

Researchers successfully 3D print blood vessels, a 'game changer' for artificial organs

Hundreds of thousands of people die annually because the demand for organs far exceeds the donor supply. Artificial organs could save those lives — and scientists just made a huge breakthrough in the field by “bio-printing” artificial vascular networks.<p>Researchers from the University of Sydney, …

Finally, Really, You're Invited to Help Name Distant Planets

It's a new policy for the International Astronomical Union.<p>The world known officially as PSR B1620-26 b orbits a binary star system about 12,000 light-years away. With an estimated age of 12.7 billion years, PSR B1620-26 b is considered one of the oldest planets in the universe, more than twice as …

Ocean Bacteria's Genes Are in Perfect Harmony

Ocean bacteria may be the ultimate synchronized swimmers.<p>The tiny sea dwellers coordinate the genes they turn on and off in sync with the day-night …