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Can You Really Dissolve A Guy In A Bathtub? 'Mythbusters' Tackles 'Breaking Bad'

Perhaps you heard that last night, a plucky little drug dealer named Walter White returned to television for his last eight episodes of the award-hoarding <i>Breaking Bad</i>.<p>But before he began his life of crime, Walter White was a chemistry teacher, and chemistry is what originally made him such a great …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

Viking's Choice: Stunning High Aura'd Video Reminds Us That Snails Are A Real Thing

We forget to listen closer, look closer. As a big-picture kind of guy, I do that myself, and that means missing details that make day-to-day life more vivid. Listening to High Aura'd, it's apparent that creator John Kolodij hears life with great clarity. Last year's <i>Sanguine Features</i> was a personal …

The Good Listener: How Do You Break Into Music Journalism?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the heavily taped packages that can't be opened without the aid of a utility knife and a blowtorch is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This week: an array of tips for anyone hoping to launch and sustain a career in music …

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The Mythbusters created a game to be played inside the International Space Station 

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman used their legendary problem solving powers and MacGyver-esque construction skills to devise with a new way to keep the …

Yes, nanoscience can enhance humans – but ethical guidelines must be agreed

Engineers are trained to try to figure out how to achieve things that humans cannot and in nanoscience and nanotechnology that challenge is no …

Commercial access to suborbital space still on the horizon

BROOMFIELD, COLORADO — In a packed hotel ballroom within sight of the Rocky Mountains, entrepreneurs and researchers gathered on 3 June to discuss …

Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles

Falling somewhere between <i>Robot Chicken: Star Wars</i> and the computer animated <i>The Clone Wars</i>, the <i>Lego Star Wars</i> TV specials have been delightfully …

Here's the first (fake) Star Wars Episode VII trailer

The Internet has been rubbing its hands together and cackling with evil glee ever since Disney bought the <i>Star Wars</i> rights and handed <i>Star Trek</i> …

Marvel's Avengers Assemble

<i>Marvel's Avengers Assemble</i> <b>debuts Sunday on Disney XD at 11 a.m. Eastern.</b><p>Who are the Avengers? Five years ago, if you asked that question to people …

The 6 Most Hilarious Ways People Breached Airport Security

Between the body scanners and the bomb-sniffing dogs, airlines would like you to think that airports are impregnable force fields where bad guys are …

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Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was …

Why sign up for a one-way Mars trip? Three applicants explain the appeal

A one-way trip to Mars sounds like something you'd wish on your worst enemy — so why would more than 78,000 people from around the world pay up to $75 for a chance to die on another planet?<p>"I can say I have an ulterior motive," said David Brin, who has written more than a dozen science-fiction …

Former Valve employees working on augmented reality glasses

Following company layoffs, former Valve employees Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson are continuing their work on one of the company's defunct projects: augmented reality glasses called CastAR, The Verge reports.<p>CastAR operates through four main components: a pair of mini projectors, a retro …

Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloning

<b>Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.</b><p>The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.<p>The study, published in the journal …

Genetics

Neutrinos from the cosmos hint at new era in astronomy

<b>An experiment buried beneath the ice of the south pole has for the first time seen high-energy neutrino particles originating outside our Solar System.</b><p>They are produced in our atmosphere and in the cosmos's most violent processes, but the IceCube experiment has seen the first energetic "cosmic …

Physics

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Scientists have used the cloning technique that led to Dolly the sheep to turn human skin into embryonic stem cells – which can make any tissue in …

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures launching this fall

<i>Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventure</i>s, an action platformer with a re-imagined take on the Pac-Man franchise, will be released this fall, Namco Bandai announced via press release.<p><i>Ghostly Adventures</i> follows the story and characters from the upcoming <i>Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures</i> animated series, …

Rayman and friends go under the sea in this aquatic Rayman Legends trailer

A new trailer for Ubisoft's upcoming <i>Rayman Legends</i> shows the limbless hero and compatriots getting a bit wet.<p>Underwater levels are a time-honored tradition in platformer games, and <i>Rayman Legends</i> is holding to that tradition with "20,000 Lums Under the Sea." As seen in the trailer, the undersea …

Brain readily spots grammatical errors - Futurity

U. OREGON (US) — Neuroscientists have captured hard evidence that people detect and process grammatical …

New coronavirus – Q&A

How many cases of the new coronavirus have been reported?<p>According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 77 people have been infected and it has …

Why pear shape may explain matter vs. antimatter - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — The first direct evidence of pear-shaped nuclei in exotic atoms may …

'Gremlins' Remake Now Produced by 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Creator – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> The talk of a <i>Gremlins</i> sequel has turned to talk of a remake, and now we’ve got one person who is reportedly shepherding the film through the …

Paul Giamatti First Look In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Set Photos