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The next weapon against brain cancer may be human skin

Scientists have weaponized human skin to fight a deadly form of brain cancer (in mice)<p>Human skin can be morphed into genetically modified, cancer-killing brain stem cells, according to a new study. This latest advance has only been tested in mice — but eventually, it’s possible that it could be …

Immunotherapy

Gary Taubes on the Real Reason Sugar is Public Enemy Number One

For the author of The Case Against Sugar, it’s not just a public health menace—it’s an invasive species for our diets<p>Gary Taubes is not a fan of …

Tired of Ironing Shirts? DIY This Wrinkle Release Spray

Next time you've got a wrinkly shirt, mix up this quick and easy chemical-free wrinkle release spray instead of reaching for your iron. We put this …

iPhone has the worst antenna signal, according to major Nordic study of call quality

The iPhone 6s might be the best-selling phone on the market, for now. But it has one big problem, according to a major new study: it’s the worst for …

DIY Organic Pesticide Spray To Keep Your Summer Garden Bug-Free

Sun is up, and your garden’s surely going to reach its full bloom in a couple of days, if it hasn’t already. But with the summer season and its …

Gardening

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

Landscaping

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

Boost your Wi-Fi for just $50

How many times have you clicked a video or a link and then waited… and waited? You can't know for sure if it’s your gadget, your Wi-Fi or the website that's holding up progress. All too often, the fault is your Wi-Fi signal.<p>A weak Wi-Fi signal limits the range, slows your speed and can cause a …

Wi-Fi

Say goodbye to earbuds with Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones and Enter to win a Free PS4 + Uncharted 4 Bundle

Talking to someone, only to discover that person is wearing earbuds and didn’t hear a word you said can be frustrating. It’s also no picnic if you’re …

Consumer Tech

6 science-backed ways to make great habits stick

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

Self-help

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Plume Pods will revolutionize your home WiFi network

It's pretty safe to assume that almost every home with an internet connection also has a WiFi router (or two). While connecting our laptops, …

Wi-Fi
Weight Loss

This Documentary on Plus-Size Models Will Change the Way You Think About Your Body

Today's reason for applause: We've got an exclusive look at the official trailer for body-positivity documentary <i>Straight/Curve</i>! As you may have read online by now, the film (set to release on Epix on June 21 at 8:00 P.M. EST) aims to redefine the beauty and size standards enforced by the fashion …

Obesity’s weight gain message starts in gut

Gut microbes cause obesity by sending messages via the vagus nerve to pack on pounds, new research in rodents suggests.<p>Bacteria in the intestines …

The myth of the young artistic genius is keeping us from pursuing our passions

A lot of us are experts at coming up with excuses not to pursue our creative interests. “Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I learn to play the piano?” we ask, imagining how foolish we’ll look stumbling over “Chopsticks.”<p>Well, we’ll be the same age if we don’t.<p>There is no such thing as a …

Creativity

These top twelve inventions could one day change the world

The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced its annual shortlist for its European Inventor Awards, which honors a range of scientists across industries. Much like last year, it’s packed with some inventions that could be truly groundbreaking.<p>The twelve finalists are grouped into four …

Engineering

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

David Attenborough

This company wants to unclog your Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is one of the most commonly used forms of wireless technology available today. Nearly every modern device, whether it's your laptop, smartphone, tablet, wearable, or even home appliance connects to Wi-Fi networks to reach the internet. That means that Wi-Fi networks often get congested and …

Wi-Fi

5 Weird Gadgets From CES

Here are some of the wackiest devices we've spotted so far at the annual tech trade show.<p>There's plenty of weird science on display as the annual tech trade show known as CES kicks off in Las Vegas this week.<p>Some of the prototypes and finished products entrepreneurs are unveiling are so bizarre …

Startups

11 apps you should use every day

There are 1.5 million apps in Apple's App Store.REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach<p>Over the last few years, the smartphone has become so much more than a device we use to call people and send text messages.<p>But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in …

Apps