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Explore Chemistry Like Never Before, Inside A Minecraft World Of Molecules

There’s no better way to get inside an amino acid<p>Minecraft, which allows players to have free rein of a seemingly endless landscape ripe for construction, is the top-selling standalone game of all time. It’s popular with enterprising adults, who have built such things inside the game as a working …

The Frozen Father of Modern Transhumanism

Fereidoun M. Esfandiary or FM-2030 was preaching bionics and immortality back in the 70s.<p>Transhumanism, the pursuit of using science and technology to transcend our biological limitations, is gaining momentum both as a philosophy and as a political movement.<p>This is largely thanks to high profile …

Copper clusters capture and convert carbon dioxide to make fuel

Capture and convert—this is the motto of carbon dioxide reduction, a process that stops the greenhouse gas before it escapes from chimneys and power …

Earth - How do we know that evolution is really happening?

Evolution is one of the greatest theories in all of science. It sets out to explain life: specifically, how the first simple life gave rise to all the huge diversity we see today, from bacteria to oak trees to blue whales.<p>For scientists, evolution is a fact. We know that life evolved with the same …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

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Neutrinos may not be faster than light, but they can shapeshift

About four years ago, CERN made a claim that sent shockwaves through the scientific community. During the course of an experiment, CERN scientists apparently discovered that neutrinos -- tiny subatomic particles that travel near light speed -- could possibly accelerate <i>faster</i> <i>than light</i>. That, …

How The Raspberry Pi Sparked A Maker Revolution

A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet<p>Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …

Can we save the rhino from poachers with a 3D printer?

Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images<p>Kruger National Park staff move a white rhino out of a high-risk poaching area in 2014 – poachers killed an average of three rhinos a day that …

Wildlife

How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

How Turing helped me to crack cancer code

Jack Andraka said Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing had helped him to believe that he had a place in the science world<p>A teenage science prodigy who fought homophobic abuse to invent a groundbreaking cancer test at the age of 15 said he was inspired by the Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing.<p>Jack Andraka, …

The 3 Best Bits of Advice the Buddha Ever Gave

The Buddha was a wellspring of wisdom and clarity. He gave so many wonderful, clear and concise teachings.<p>Here are my favourite three bits of advice …

Cuba Develops Four Cancer Vaccines, Ignored by the Media | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World</i> …

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Virtual Reality

Dark Buddhism

<i>Introduction</i><p>I began as an Objectivist. Like many members of my generation, I discovered Ayn Rand in college, initially reading <i>The Fountainhead</i> and …

What are theoretical physicists actually up to?

Ever wonder what theoretical physicists actually do? In honor of the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, Brandeis …

Quantum Mechanics

This Is How You Power Through Tasks You Hate

No matter what you do for a living, you're going to have some to-do list items you despise. Here's how to minimize the pain.<p>You may have gotten into entrepreneurship to avoid having to do all the boring and pointless tasks your manager assigned you back when you were enduring cubicle life, but as …

Time Management

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Virtual Reality

Dante and the Eternal Quest for Nonreligious Divinity: Physicist Margaret Wertheim on Science and God

“I believe that there is a love that moves the sun and the other stars.”<p>Centuries after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, contemplated the relationship between science and religion, and decades after Carl Sagan did the same in his exquisite <i>Varieties of Scientific Experience</i>, …

8 Pieces of Wisdom from 8 Enlightened Sages

Buddhaimonia.When it comes to wisdom, our newly connected world gives us click-button access to more than we know what to do with. If you do a little …

We're Getting Closer to Creating a Universal Blood Supply

A new enzyme can change type A and B blood to type O.<p>Receiving the wrong type of blood during a transfusion can be a fatal mistake. But what do you do when you have type A blood flowing through your veins, but the hospital only has type B on hand? A newly developed enzyme could change that type B …

Project Loon

You climb 170 steps up a series of dusty wooden ladders to reach the top of Hangar Two at Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, California. …

An Implant Could One Day Fix Spinal Cords And Let People Walk Again (Rats Already Are)

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Lausanne, have developed the e-Dura–a tiny skinlike device that attaches directly to …

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MRSA superbug killed by 1,100-year-old home remedy, researchers say

Even in the age of AIDS, avian flu and Ebola, methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>, better known as MRSA, is terrifying.<p>The superbug, which is resistant to conventional antibiotics because of their overuse, shrugs at even the deadliest weapons modern medicine offers. The Centers for Disease …

They’re Alive! Watch These Mini 3D Printed Organs Beat Just Like Hearts

There’s something almost alchemical going on at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Scientists there have genetically transformed …

The case for genetically engineered babies

Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy<p>An illustration of a DNA strand. We know that some genes are bad in nearly every conceivable environment; do we lose anything by editing them out of the human …

Genetics

May 2015

Scientists Have Created an Organic Farm That Stores More Carbon Than It Emits

Is this how we make agriculture more sustainable?<p>Agriculture contributes approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but …

Waste Management

24 Things That Will Make You Re-Consider Your Entire Existence

Space is big – like, really, really big.<p>Some of these have been edited for clarity.

Physicists Discover ‘Clearest Evidence Yet’ That The Universe Is A Hologram

By In5D on April 29, 2015 in Exiting The Matrix<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal</b> …