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Google Translate on mobile just got way smarter

Google just made its translation app a whole lot smarter.<p>Thanks to a new update, announced Wednesday, you can now use Google Translate within other apps on Android phones. When you copy text in a foreign language it will automatically bring a little pop-up that lets you translate it on the fly as …

Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. New travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, envision a day when the …

How the pancreas knows when to get going

A new study pinpoints thousands of genetic pathways an internal body clock takes to dictate how and when the pancreas must produce insulin and …

Diabetes

Genes play an important but overlooked role in how our brains work

The brain is a body's decision-maker, the pilot of its actions and the engineer that keeps all systems going. The brain suits the body's actions to its surroundings, taking in sensory details and sending out appropriate and timely responses.<p>We've long attributed the marvelous workings of the brain …

National Guard airlifts dinosaur fossil from New Mexico desert

Remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant eating dinosaur, taken away in Blackhawk helicopter, but further missions planned to retrieve remainder of skeleton<p>A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked the skull of a baby Pentaceratops- encased in plaster – from the wilderness and airlifted it to a …

There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram

If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe’s data storage and processing capacity.<p>If a friend told you that we were all living in a giant hologram, you'd probably tell him to lay off the kush. But incredibly, physicists across the world …

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

The Church Of George Church

From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?<p>A few years ago, George Church was peer-reviewing a paper for the journal <i>Science</i> when he got an idea. The paper’s authors had encoded their names and a string of famous quotes into a …

Nature or nurture? Twins suggest it’s a tie

The question of whether nature or nurture governs our health is one of science’s great debates.<p>Scientists reviewed almost every twin study across the …

Genetics

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Scan allows scientists to determine biological age from the face alone

New technology could allow doctors to further personalise treatment for patients and assess the effects of anti-ageing therapies<p>Scientists have created a 3D imaging system they claim can reliably predict a person’s biological age from the look of their face alone.<p>The researchers believe the …

Anti-aging

Cheese changed the course of Western civilization

This is the story you’ll often hear about how humans discovered cheese: one hot day 9,000 years ago, a nomad was on his travels, and brought along some milk in an animal stomach—a sort of proto-thermos—to have something to drink at the end of the day. When he arrived, he discovered that the rennet …

Anthropology

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

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Father attends birth of his son from 4,000 km away via Samsung VR

It's a fact of life: sometimes, you just can't be there for the important stuff. This was the case for Perth, Australia couple Alison and Jace Larke, when Jace had an unavoidable work commitment at the time of his baby's dude date that would place him 4,000 km (2,485 miles) away in the remote …

InterAct

Thousands of people are already signing up to ResearchKit medical studies

ResearchKit is the reason nobody can argue that Apple’s not doing its bit to help democratize technology.

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

6 Ways to Humiliate Yourself in Europe

The consequences of looking like a tourist in a foreign place can range from serious (becoming a target for theft and scams) to humorous (awkwardness, frustration, public embarrassment). Here are a few of the most blatant ways that your lack of familiarity with local culture in Europe can bring you …

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Did you know that you could cruise for nine days on the "Mighty Mississippi," and on a luxury paddlewheel steamboat?<p>In 2014, I saw an ad promoting a trip up and down the Mississippi River on The American Queen Steamboat, a recreated paddle wheeler that held about 400 people. The idea grabbed me …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

Three-person embryos: how the mitochondrial donation battle was won

Prof Doug Turnbull successfully communicated difficult and controversial research with scientific accuracy, but in simple terms. His triumph shows why public engagement is crucial to science<p>If you have been following the debate about whether to allow the new IVF technique of mitochondrial donation, …

Genetics

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

Actual walking outside helps, too. If you can be away from your screen for that long.<p>Since sitting all day is slowly killing us, office workers are now turning to standing desks. But why just stand when you can walk, ask proponents of the even more ridiculous treadmill desks? Walking while at work …

Astronomers watch black hole choke on a star ‘blob’

A five-year analysis of an event captured first by a tiny telescope at McDonald Observatory and followed up by telescopes on the ground and in space …

Black Holes

Watch people lose their minds when subjected to the Tesla P85D's 'insane' mode

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The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …