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9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

The latest news on the ozone layer shows we can solve big environmental problems

Here’s a rare thing these day: Two pieces of good news on the environment in just one week.<p>A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling. Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of …

Yes, it's official, men are from Mars and women from Venus, and here's the science to prove it

In his fascinating new book the developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert argues that there is actually hard science behind many of our stereotypical gender roles<p>In My Fair Lady Professor Higgins sings a song about the difference between the sexes, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” It comes from …

Psychology

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

The Ozone Layer Is On The Mend

FTW<p>An international agreement to phase out use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer appears to be working. A new report finds that ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere are down by 10 to 15 percent, and that the ozone layer is by and large getting thicker.<p>The reason is that nations have …

Pollution

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.<p>People swim in the sea as dried algae is pictured along the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong …

Crops Grow On Fake Moon And Mars Soil

That means future space colonizers may be able to farm their own food using local dirt.<p>If humans ever set up permanent bases on the Moon or Mars, we'll need to be able to grow our own food there. To find out whether that’s actually possible, a team of scientists in the Netherlands planted 14 plant …

Gardening

Can Looking At Food Photos Make You Feel Full?

We know that eating food fills us up. But research indicates looking at photos of food might have the same effect.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Next up, the zero-calorie diet. This is a concept that comes out of some research that's been studied by NPR's Shankar Vedantam, who joins us once again. …

Climate scientists challenge 'wet gets wetter' trend - Futurity

A new study challenges assumptions about how universally the "dry gets drier; wet gets wetter" climate principle should be applied.

Moral outrage can kill your thirst - Futurity

Shady business deals, crimes, and other acts that violate our sense of right and wrong can leave us feeling sick—literally.

Zoology

At-home test diagnoses anemia in 60 seconds - Futurity

A device that uses a single drop of blood can quickly diagnose anemia and allow inexpensive at-home monitoring.

Mice given human brain gene learned tasks faster : study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Although it’s far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice.<p>In the first study designed to assess how partially ‘humanizing’ brains of a …

Drunk your water? Now eat the bottle it came in

Edible water container made of gelatinous membranes has been likened in appearance to a jellyfish or a breast implant<p>An edible “water ball” designed to replace plastic water bottles has been shortlisted as one of five ideas that could radically change the world.<p>The product, named “Ooho!”, consists …

Breast Implants

Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms.<p>The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to diagnose and treat schizophrenia, a mental …

Yes, Apple Is Back In The Disruption Business

Today’s superstar businesses are device companies, integrating hardware, software, services and connection. We don’t get much chance to stop and think what that new product model means to how you do R&D, product development and innovation. But Apple is showing us. While we were fixated on hardware, …

'Netflix For Books' Service Oyster Adds Support For Highlights And Notes On iOS

The official iOS app of Oyster has just been updated with a much-requested pair of features. Dubbed the “Netflix for books,” Oyster offers unlimited …

Apple could take on PayPal, Square, and Isis with its own mobile payments business

If you have an iPhone 5S, Apple can verify your fingerprint in a flash. The company likely has your credit card on file, and it can theoretically even figure out where you are inside a store with its iBeacon service. So far, the company hasn't put the puzzle pieces together to let you buy whatever …

Introducing PeerSpace, An Airbnb For Small Businesses

Thanks to the sharing economy, you can easily rent out your car, your apartment, your bike, even your wifi network when you don’t need it. So why can’t you rent out your office?<p>The creators of a new service called PeerSpace think you should be able to. Launching today, PeerSpace is a peer-to-peer …

The Next Big Thing In Messaging Could Be An App You've Never Heard Of - And Never See

In the next few years, consumers won’t just send messages through traditional SMS or messaging services like WhatsApp, they’ll text and call through their mobile games and dating apps.<p>That’s the vision of Layer, anyway.<p>The platform run by the man behind Google Voice makes white-label software that …

Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to build a Wi-Fi network in the cloud

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Google(s goog) is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless(s rkus) to build a …

Wirelessly Powering Medical Chips Inside Your Body

Engineers at Stanford University have discovered a way to power medical chips or devices inside your body. This is part of a new medical frontier known as electroceutical devices being developed to treat illnesses or alleviate pain with patients without drugs.<p>Say what you want about pharmaceutical …

Delta Wants To Put You On A Flight With An Inspirational Business Leader

The airline and social network are combining digital and physical connections to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_-1LPRMD_4<p>The serendipitous meeting on a flight is the stuff of urban legend. We’ve all met someone who has a story about a marriage, business …

Electronic aura could be answer to lost passwords

Cambridge scientist plans to develop device that would store electronic details and keep them secure<p>You are trying to book theatre tickets online with a rarely used credit card. Prompted to give a password, you find you can no longer remember it. The result is a failed transaction and a minor rise …

See-through solar cells could turn your windows into power stations

And now for the latest in whizzbang solar technology: <i>It’s invisible</i>. Researchers at Michigan State University just developed a new kind of solar cell …

Clean Energy

How to Create Innovation Cultures That Keep Working

Americans are innovative almost by nature. We grow up with lemonade stands, <i>Shark Tank</i>, and Kickstarter projects. Our national identity is built in part on bootstrapping and experimentation. We’re indoctrinated early with the twin beliefs that each of us holds the seeds of invention and that a good …

A Startup Is Tackling One Of The Biggest Problems With Wearable Devices— Battery Life

But these types of devices haven't really caught on with mainstream consumers yet.<p>Battery life has proven to be one of the biggest problems surrounding most smart watches and wearable displays like Google Glass.<p>Early reviews of Google Glass, for example, indicated that it could only last for about …

Wearable Tech