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Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

Space

What is Alzheimer's disease? - Ivan Seah Yu Jun

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. And though it was discovered over a century …

What's living with you?

An invisible world of microbes<p>On a recent morning, Noah Fierer, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, found himself standing 1,000 feet above the farmland of eastern Colorado. He was perched near the pinnacle of the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory, …

Watch Corals Move in Timelapse Video

Corals and other "slow life" do move, though we often think of them as very nearly static. In order to see their movement, you need to change your …

Off mass-shell: Pythagoras to the LHC, via Einstein and Feynman

When a particle physicist describes something as "off mass-shell", they could be referring to a precise bit of quantum mechanics, or denouncing an unrealistic budget estimate. Either way, it's a bit of jargon that connects Pythagoras to the Large Hadron Collider, via Einstein and Feynman<p>A few days …

To Fight Climate Change, the Entire World Will Have to Eat Less Meat

One Goat’s Million-Dollar Blood Is Fueling Cancer Research

In the quest to create a device to detect how cancer moves throughout the body, researchers discovered that one specific goat’s blood was key to success. Then that blood became very, very precious.<p>Once there was a goat living somewhere in North America. The goat, fed, kept warm, lived out its life …

Cancer Cells

Saturn's moon Enceladus may harbor a watery sea

Scientists have found strong evidence of a watery sea beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, a moon that orbits Saturn and squirts jets of water vapor into one of the planet's rings.<p>The dramatic jets, which emerge from cracks in the moon's surface, have long tantalized scientists looking for signs …

Apple Emails Reveal Concerns Over Samsung's Success, 'Holy War' With Google

A document presented Friday in federal court for the Apple versus Samsung patent trial revealed that some Apple officials had serious concerns about …

Enthusiast PC Gamers Should Pay Attention To Samsung's New Ultra HD 4K Monitor

Samsung probably won’t target the enthusiast PC gamer demographic in the marketing campaign for their new 4K monitor, but they should. The Korean electronics giant is weeks away from delivering 28 inches of Ultra HD goodness at a price that should continue the march toward mainstream 4K …

Associated Press News

An independent developer is bringing a Plex client to Xbox One

When Microsoft revealed the Xbox One's independent developer program (and more recently, universal Windows apps) we hoped it could provide access for more than just games -- and it looks like that's happening. Developer Tyson Edwards reveals he's been approved by ID@Xbox to develop a Plex client …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Emu Messaging and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps 4/5<p>Emu<p>Fantastical 2<p>Expedia<p>FTL: Faster Than Light<p>IFTTT<p>Between Amazon unveiling its Fire TV set-top box, and Microsoft finally …

Google’s secret Android TV set-top box may finally make an appearance

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google (S GOOG) is working on yet another TV product dubbed Android TV, the Verge reported Saturday. Android TV will consist …