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Facial Expressions Aren't As Universal As Scientists Have Thought

A new study contradicts the common assumption that emotion-based facial expressions are recognized across cultures.<p>For nearly half a century, social scientists have operated under the assumption that all basic human emotions are universally recognizable. Countless cross-cultural experiments—not to …

Four Women Doing Fine After Getting Vagina Implants Made From Their Own Cells

The women have Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, which gives them underdeveloped vaginas and uteruses.<p>So. Yes. A team of doctors is reporting that they grew vaginas in a lab and implanted them in four girls who had underdeveloped vaginas and uteruses because of a rare genetic condition. This …

The discovery that could rewrite physics

On March 17, 2014, a group of physicists announced a thrilling discovery: the “smoking gun” data for the idea of an inflationary universe, a clue to …

Physics

Researchers develop ErSb nanostructures with applications in infrared and terahertz ranges

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC …

First 'Exomoon' Around Alien Planet May Have Been Found

For the first time ever, astronomers may have spotted a moon circling an alien planet — though they'll probably never know for sure exactly what they've found.<p>A team of scientists detected a pair of faraway objects that could be a giant Jupiter-like alien planet and a rocky exomoon flying freely …

Mechanobiology: Enzyme micropump autonomously delivers insulin in response to glucose levels

(Phys.org) —For next-generation smart devices, autonomy is key. These devices will be able to power themselves, independently respond to stimuli, and …

Yes, Amazon's delivery drones are real (maybe) http://engt.co/R7v6WN

8 Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient, presented by Lennox http://t.co/Yq74XKzbVw

11 Human and Animal Bodily Byproducts That Sell for Cold, Hard Cash

Humans and other animals ooze and excrete valuable substances that are worth a pretty penny on the open market. There's a very specific going rate …

11 Old Timey Criminal Slang Terms for the Police

Criminals have been referring to police as pigs since at least 1811. But just as they came up with many creative names for the people who ratted them …

Cooking

Transforming Helicopter-Truck Hybrid Makes First Flight

A short flight and a big future<p>Yesterday Advanced Tactics announced the successful first flight of their Black Knight Transformer, a hybrid truck helicopter designed for military missions. In December, the truck completed driving tests.<p>One of the more modern features of the transformer, besides …

Scientists Create 3D-Printed Cancer Tumors

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/11/2014 12:06 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Using 3D printing, researchers have made a tumor-like lump of cancer cells in the lab, and they say this lump shows a greater resemblance to natural cancer than do the two-dimensional cultured cells grown in a lab dish.<p>…

Work Longer, Think Longer: Why Your Brain Loves the Economic Crisis

Thanks to the economic crisis, the American dream of retirement in our 60s is dead or dying. It is a cold, inevitable calculus: Our retirement accounts aren't fat enough to sustain us for as long as we will live. Employers don't pay as much as they used to, and inflation swallows up what we do …

How It Works: An Electronic Cigarette

The future of smoking<p>Since electronic cigarettes hit the market in 2007, yearly sales have reached $1 billion in the U.S. Although they’re popular, it’s still unclear how safe they are. Last year, a study from an international group of scientists showed that the toxins in e-cigarette vapor are 9 to …

Enjoy The Feeling Of Adderall? You May Be Less Likely To Develop ADHD

A link between affinity for a drug and susceptibility to a condition<p>Amphetamine, the primary ingredient in Adderall, is commonly taken by people with ADHD to improve their focus, memory, and so on. Some people in particular who take this drug, also known as dextroamphetamine, report feelings of …