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Superhuman in making: Biohacker edits his own DNA to boost his strength - IBTimes India

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Aquaponics

A startup has created a performance-enhancing bottled 'superfuel' — here's what it's like to drink

HVMN, a startup building "human enhancement" technologies out of San Francisco, recently revealed that it is bringing one of the first commercial ketone esters to market. HVMN Ketone is an FDA-reviewed drink that claims to improve athletic ability, focus, and energy.<p>The drink contains 120 calories, …

Drugstore

Mysterious ‘dinosaur’ shark caught, called a ‘living fossil’ by researchers

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck the Earth many millions of years ago it spelled doom for countless species, while allowing many others …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

PowerWatch, the body heat-powered smartwatch, starts shipping

As far as gimmicks go, PowerWatch’s is pretty good. It was good enough, in fact, to raise 939 percent of its goal on Indiegogo earlier this year. After generations of wearables with 24-hour battery lives, the promise of never having to charge your smartwatch again falls firmly into the realm of too …

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company today announced a major expansion of its availability: 29 more markets in Europe, nearly tripling the total number of countries where you can buy the device up to 39.<p>The news shows that while we …

Augmented Reality

Obama kicks off his foundation's first summit, bans selfies

CHICAGO — The 44th president can still draw an A-list crowd.<p>Former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama launched their inaugural Obama Foundation Summit Tuesday, bringing together a collection of high-profile artists, entrepreneurs, world leaders and royalty to meet with hundreds of mostly …

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

Why Are Planets Almost Spherical?

It's something we kind of take for granted. Roses are red, and planets are spherical. That's just the way things are, right? After all, building …

Carbon dioxide levels highest in 800,000 years

2016 had the highest rate of increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in our recorded history, according to the World Meteorological Association. CNN's Meteorologist Chad Myers explains.

Science Has Figured Out How Long Our Vacations Should Be

A lot goes into planning a vacation. Where should you go? When can you take time off? What gets you the most bang for your buck? Should you do a lot …

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt

The Ptolemaic Kingdom was a prosperous time in Egypt’s ancient history, nearly three centuries from 305 B.C. to 30 B.C. that saw the reign of Queen Cleopatra VII and the construction of the Great Library and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.<p>But during the period there were also several bloody Egyptian …

Earth Science

Mapped: Where and when to travel

What’s the next place you want to travel to? If you’re still in the planning (daydreaming) stage of your trip and if you still haven’t started to …

Travel

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

UPDATED: There's a Massive Gravitational Wave Announcement on The Way

Set phasers to "extremely excited."<p><b>Update 16/10/17:</b> Today's the day! (We're in Australia, so it's already 16 October for us.) And from what we know …

Have Scientists Found a Way to 'Turbocharge' the Human Brain?

In preliminary research, people learned faster and made fewer mistakes when a particular brain region was electrically stimulated.<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That's what a team of researchers from</i> …

Pittsburgh’s Mayor Calls For ‘An American Marshall Plan’ For Clean Energy

This could be the key for Democrats to win back the working-class voters who elected President Donald Trump.<p>PITTSBURGH ― The “Saturday Night Live” skit nailed it for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.<p>Last October, the NBC show aired a sketch starring Tom Hanks as the lone white contestant on “Black …

Get 5 years of free Netflix so you can stop using your parents' password

Why is Will Byers spitting alien eggs into the sink? What happened to Eleven? Is Hop working for the shadow government? Will we ever get justice for …

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

Tips for Beating a Polygraph Test<p>A polygraph test or lie detector test is designed to analyze physiological reactions to questions to determine …

Lie Detection

We Can Finally Read The 'Clock' That Tells How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

This will help us understand disease.<p>Up until now, it's only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they're dead. However, a …

New York University

Samsung launches Gear VR app Relúmĭno that aids the visually impaired

Free in the Oculus Store<p>Back in February, Samsung’s tech incubator C-Lab announced visual aid app Relúmĭno was coming for Gear VR, and now it’s available in the Oculus Store. The app can be downloaded for free with a verification code and works with newer models of Galaxy smartphones — including …

Release Your Inner Cavewoman With This Bulge-Busting Diet

Finding it harder and harder to lose weight with each passing year? Then help is here! When scientists at Umea University in Sweden put …

WATCH: Jerry Rice shows up at 49ers practice, decides he's going to participate

This is what happens when a 54-year-old Hall of Famer shows up at your practice<p>When the 49ers invited Jerry Rice to their practice facility on …

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Clean Energy

Clinical trials of stem cell-based "functional cure" for type 1 diabetes underway

A human clinical trial examining the safety and efficacy of a "functional cure" for type 1 diabetes is currently underway. Trials of the novel islet …

You'll Never Look at the World the Same Again After Seeing These Maps

No, really. These fantastical maps actually do put the whole world into perspective.<p>If you’ve ever visited TheTrueSizeOf website, you’ll know one …