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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 24 November

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, genetically modified mosquitoes could put an end to malaria, Tesla announces pricing for the entry-level …

Hajj disaster: Are large crowds inherently dangerous?

As Saudi authorities investigate yet another deadly stampede during the final rite of<p>the hajj pilgrimageThursday, experts in crowd dynamics say that the root of such tragedies is more often a matter of human flow than it is human fright.<p>According to Roger Hughes, a professor of civil and …

Psychology

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Dementia

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Cyborgs, third ears and body hacking: How the future of technology is inside us

Science fiction is full of stories in which the machines take over and humans are left subservient to their own creations, but according to some …

Laser turns graphene into catalyst for fuel cells - Futurity

A new process uses lasers to turn graphene into a material that acts like a super catalyst. It could replace expensive metals like platinum in fuel …

Pulsar Proves Gravitational Constant is 'Rock-Solid'

Through extremely high precision measurements of a pulsar orbiting a white dwarf star, astronomers have found that the gravitational constant, which …

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum electronics together

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum devices together, transmitting entanglement — and crucially the quantum properties that could deliver the next-generation of electronics. Sounds boring and complicated (it's not <i>too</i> complicated), but it's important, we promise. It all involves the …

Researchers Just Invented a New Kind of Glass Totally by Accident

Sometimes the best things happen by mistake.<p>Researchers at the University of Chicago just accidentally stumbled upon something they weren't even trying to make. While experimenting with some new ways to create glass, they accidentally created a whole new kind of it.<p>The experiment the researchers …

Meet Fan Bingbing, the 4th highest-paid actress in the world

Unless you've been living alone in a cabin in the woods with no Internet access or human contact for the last five years, chances are that you've at …

America's giant robot needs funding to fight Japanese rival

It turns out that giant robot duels are <i>really</i> expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was MegaBots group (aka Team USA) that demanded the battle in the first place, and Japan gladly accepted on one …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

UPDATED: Now You Can Effectively Get An Xbox One For $40

UPDATE: The deal is live. The bundled TV, however, seems to have dropped in price to $399.99 since the bundle was first announced. So the new math would put the price of the Xbox One hardware at $70.<p>We have seen some impressive Xbox One bundles in the past, but this one takes the cake, at least for …

Xbox

Japan's Privacy Visor will hide your face from software for $240

Right, it's not quite as cool as the Laughing Man's live camera hacking, but it's as close as we'll get for a while. Dr. Isao Echizen at Japan's National Institute of Informatics has spent the better part of two years cooking up a pair of specs that render people's faces undetectable to …

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Universe

Some first results from the new, higher-energy Large Hadron Collider

The European Physical Society High Energy Physics conference is taking place now in Vienna. This is the first big chance for the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to show off what they have managed to extract from the new data they have recorded since 3 June, when the LHC restarted …

Physics

Exoplanet Kepler-452b: Closest Earth Twin in Pictures

Kepler-452b: A Possible Earth 2.0<p>Credit: SETI Institute/Danielle Futselaar<p>NASA scientists announced the discovery of an Earth-like world, …

Astronomy

On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear incursion into Syria | Reuters

KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus.<p>A Turkish soldier stands guard while smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is …

Middle East