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This Could Be The Cheapest Way To Travel Around Europe

No matter the season, Europe is always a good idea — and even better if you can hit up multiple countries in one go. While budget airlines like …

Train Travel

Study: Autism is rooted mostly in genetics

The risk of developing autism is 83% genetic and 17% due to environmental factors, according to a new model, TIME reports. Scientists studied sibling …

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99% of HIV Strains

Experts are getting excited.<p>A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

OpenDNA uses artificial intelligence to deliver 'true' personalisation

OpenDNA envisions a future where content and product recommendations are a lot more accurate, and targeted advertising is a lot less …

Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Genes

The oldfield mouse doesn’t seem extraordinary. With soulful black eyes and tiny teacup ears, the rodent lives a humdrum life scurrying about meadows and beaches in the Southeast.<p>But field biologists have long known that when it comes to sex and family life, this mouse is remarkable: Peromyscus …

How sloppy science creates worthless cures and wastes billions

New book explains everything that’s going wrong, why it matters, and what to do.<p>Richard Harris titled his book <i>Rigor Mortis</i>, referring to the …

How Airbnb Is Spurring Innovation In Luxury Travel

There is now a cottage industry of short-term-rental start-ups, whether started before or after Airbnb. The category includes dozens of other …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

<i>This content originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to …

Travel

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, …

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

"I decided it was time to start helping people," Bao, a chemical engineering professor at Stanford, tells Business Insider.<p>Bao's 17-member Stanford team is developing is flexible, stretchable skin that can sense touch and temperature. In those ways, it's a lot like the stuff that sheathes the …

Beautiful Places in Canada to Visit

Canada’s immense and magnificent natural landscapes provide a cornucopia of unequaled photo opportunities, outdoor adventure, and historic landmarks. …

National Parks

Photon Rockets Might Make Mars A Three Minute Trip

Planck photon rocket drives — which in theory could hit velocities equal to 99.999 percent the speed of light — might eventually offer propulsion engineers a way to drastically reduce interstellar travel times without trashing the laws of physics as we currently understand them. A hypothetical …

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Using the plant like scaffolding, scientists built a mini version of a working heart, which may one day aid in tissue regeneration.<p>Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs.<p>Their …

21 untranslatable idioms from around the world [INFOGRAPHIC]

Idioms are probably the biggest quirk in any language, and every language has them. But when translated into English, some foreign idioms are …

Einstein’s theory of gravity may have to be rewritten

Researchers at the University of St Andrews found a gigantic ring of galaxies darting away from us much faster than predicted.<p>This 10 million light …

Scientist have found a way to reverse hearing loss

Hearing loss is an ever increasing problem. That’s probably not news to you as hearing aid acoustician pop up almost everywhere. Hearing is so …

Data stored on a single atom for the first time

Innovation in electronics manufacturing is driven by a desire to make devices ever smaller but increasingly powerful. Moore's Law has seen the power of computer chips double every two years without them growing in size, while data storage plateaued somewhat.<p>But in a breakthrough that could …

Read this science teacher's epic takedown of a transphobic "science"-based argument

It's hard to argue with science. And yet so many people keep trying.<p>On Thursday, science teacher Grace Ann's response to a transphobic claim that …

Artificial human life could soon be grown in lab after embryo breakthrough

Artificial human life could soon be grown from scratch in the lab, after scientists successfully created a mammal embryo using only stem cells.<p>Cambridge University mixed two kinds of mouse stem cells and placed them on a 3D scaffold. After four days of growth in a tank of chemicals designed to …

Astronomers spot a bizarre black hole that could unlock the secrets of how our galaxy formed

A link between the amount of material that can be seen spewing out of a black hole, and the brightness of the black hole itself has been identified …

Gene therapy lets a French teen dodge sickle cell disease

A French teen who was given gene therapy for sickle cell disease more than two years ago now has enough properly working red blood cells to dodge the …

Crazy new metamaterial bricks let scientists ‘steer’ soundwaves, levitate small objects

Scientists in the United Kingdom have developed a super material that allows anyone using it to focus sound waves in a way that’s no tougher than …

Nature Communications

Lower Your Cholesterol Permanently With New Gene Editing Injection

Millions of people suffer from high cholesterol, and now a new, innovative gene-editing injection could just change their lives by lowering it …

US scientists back gene editing but warn against 'designer babies'

“Gene editing” should be permitted in future in order to treat or prevent diseases being passed down to future generations, two major US scientific bodies have said.<p>The report on modifications to inherited human DNA is a landmark since it amounts to an official sanctioning of medical research that …

New Implant Method Could Give Amputees Direct Nerve Control of Artificial Limbs

A group of researchers have developed a new kind of human-machine interface that detects individual neuron signals for use in controlling artificial …

Bacteria can be engineered to produce electricity

This could help us with wastewater cleanup<p>Bacteria can be chemically engineered to produce electricity, according to new research. In the future, this kind of method could be used to help clean water in wastewater treatment plants.<p>Some bacteria generate electricity naturally as part of their …

Cancer genes hide outside chromosomes

Cancer’s relentless progression and ability to develop drug resistance are some of its most feared characteristics. While treatments succeed at first …