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How my body rejected activity trackers and the 'quantified self'

After living with activity trackers meant to help him stay fit, columnist Danny Sullivan finds "big data" didn't translate into more motivation.<p>Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once, to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating …

Wearable Tech

How the diminutive zebrafish is having a big impact on medical research

It begins with sex on the beach. Pairs of zebrafish separate from the rest of their shoal and move into shallower and shallower water, continuing to cavort around each other in rapid, darting movements. When the female reaches ground that is only a couple of centimetres below the waterline, a …

Stored Since 1971: 1949 Chrysler T&C Convertible

This 1949 Chrysler Town and Country convertible is described as a mostly original example that was stored in a dry garage by its second owner since …

50 States, 50 Sandwiches

Shit-Covered Man Caught Spying From Inside Toilet Sentenced to 1-Year

In July, Kenneth Enlow was arrested after he was caught spying on a mother and a daughter from inside a public restroom's septic tank in Sand …

Crime

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Xbox

Moviefone

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Innovation

Civil liberties groups file lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims

Asad "Ace" Dandia, a 20-year-old college student and Brooklyn native, thought nothing of the Facebook friend request he approved in March 2012.<p>The …

E3 game deals: Battlefield 4, Arkham Origins, and more at 25% off

<i>Update: 10/28/13: Battlefield 4 is now released and its discounted by 20% to $48 at GMG! This deal last for a limited time until Wednesday tomorrow at 11AM EDT.</i><p>Even if the barrage of E3 news hasn’t tired you out by now (especially Xbone vs. PS4), thinking about which of the 90+ mentioned or …

Stem Cells for Regenerating Fingers Could Hold Secret for Amputees: Study

Stem cells under neath the nail were found to be responsible for regenerating finger tips and toe tips after amputation, a new study has found.<p>Mayumi …

Stem Cells

Edward Snowden and the security state laid bare

Edward Snowden has given up almost everything in his previously comfortable life so that we could know at least some of the ways in which the US …

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Electric Bus Fast Charges in 15 Seconds

A new high-capacity flash-charging technology pioneered by ABB Group, the Swiss power and automation conglomerate, will allow electric trolleys to run without overhead power lines.<p>“Through flash charging, we are able to pilot a new generation of electric buses for urban mass transport that no …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

DARPA's new mind-controlled prosthetics let patients feel again

Over the past decade, DARPA’s work on brain-controlled prosthetic limbs has led to some impressive breakthroughs, but with the development of novel neuromuscular interfaces, it’s making real headway toward mainstream bionic limbs in the near term. Today, the agency released some new information …

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn video offers a tour of Eorzea

A video released late last week for <i>Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn</i>, Square Enix's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, takes viewers on a multiplatform tour of the realm of Eorzea.<p>Check out the video above to see seven minutes of characters and landscapes as they appear across …

Dreaming of animals and other warning signs of neurodegeneration

The latest issue of <i>Nature</i> contains an Outlook supplement about the health impacts of poor sleep, including a feature I wrote about the link between …

A Cannabinoid That Looks Like THC Could Be Key To Diagnosing PTSD

Researchers have pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose PTSD--and, eventually, treat it.<p>A molecular imaging study has pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder more accurately, and might even lead to a pharmacological …

Watch this Dishonored game designer attempt to explain his job to his mom

In honor of Mother's Day, Bethesda shared a video of <i>Dishonored</i> producer and game designer Seth Shain detailing the ins and outs of his job to his mom, Joanne Davis.<p>"Clearly, I really don't have any idea what you do," Davis says after Shain asks her about his job. "But, I know that you love what you …

Contest: Win This Powerful $750 Gaming PC [CLOSED]

<b>FINAL WINNING UPDATE</b>: Duplicates were filtered out, cheaters were removed, and the final number of valid entries was plugged into random.org. The winner of this $750 gaming PC was diligent, entering a total of 10 times. Congratulations to Mr. Tom Hanson! You’ll be contacted via your preferred email …

One gene lets mice smell danger - Futurity

NORTHWESTERN (US) — Mice would be easy prey without a single gene that lets them …

Rights & Freedoms

A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Mutations on a single gene appear to increase the risk for both an unusual sleep disorder and migraines, a team reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>.<p>The finding could help explain the links between sleep problems and migraines. It also should make it easier to find new drugs to treat migraines, …