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Talking Robot Astronaut Heads To International Space Station

HAL 9000 he's not. But Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.<p>The robot, whose outward appearance was inspired by the cartoon …

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

Three queens were buried with golden treasures, human sacrifices.<p><b>It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first</b> …

Ancient Sea Creature Resembled a Cigar

<i>LiveScience</i> reports that several fossils of a 520-million-year-old cigar-shaped sea creature have been discovered. The spiral-plated echinoderm,</i> …

Mouse Cloned From A Mere Drop Of Blood

Scientists in Japan have been able, for the first time, to successfully clone a mouse from a blood sample drawn from a living donor's tail.<p>Scientists at the Riken BioResource Center in Japan have managed to clone a mouse from a minuscule, peripheral blood sample for the first time. The method …

A Prison Fit For Supervillains And Other Amazing Images From This Week

'Brainwashed' Examines the Value of Brain Scans

In the new book Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, co-authors Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld examine the science behind some recent brain imaging research. Satel joins host Ira Flatow and other guests for a look at what brain scans can — "and cannot — "tell us about human …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Zapping salt out of seawater

Chemists are hopeful their new energy-efficient method to desalinate water can be scaled up for personal or even municipal uses<p>The method, which …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched …

Study Finds Spiral Galaxies Are Bigger Than Previously Thought

A new University of Colorado Boulder study has found that spiral galaxies are larger and more massive than previously believes. A NASA image of the …

Come to know the Summer Triangle

Coming to know the Summer Triangle, then seeing it again and again on summer nights, is a deep pleasure that adds to the enjoyment of this season.<p>We …

Astronomy

Starwatch: The July night sky

Our nights are drawing in again but the persistent summer twilight remains a hindrance to views of the dimmer stars and the Milky Way as it arches …

June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

Not One, but Three ‘Goldilocks Planets'?

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 …

Cleveland Clinic

Mysterious Pair Buried With Flowers—Oldest Example Yet

Aromatic sage and mint lined graves found on Israel's Mount Carmel.<p><b>Imprints of stems and blossoms stamped into the dirt of ancient graves are the oldest definitive proof of flowers decorating graves—a common practice around the world today—a new study says.</b>

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

The Weird Way Alcohol Behaves In Space

Quantum tunneling holds a clue for one of the great mysteries of space chemistry.<p>A few years back, scientists discovered a giant cloud of hooch floating around in space. The 288 billion-mile cloud of gaseous methanol, an alcohol present in antifreeze and some moonshine presented a conundrum: How do …

Neuroscientist thinks human head transplant surgery is finally possible

An Italian neuroscientist believes he’s figured out how to do a full human head transplant. Or body transplant, depending on your perspective. In a recent paper, Dr. Sergio Canavero of the University of Turin explains how the procedure would work, describing how a "clean cut" with an "ultra-sharp …

Human Head Transplants Are Getting Closer To Reality

I want *that* head on *that* body.<p>Complete head transplants are enormously complicated, requiring the reconnecting of literally millions of nerve fibers, not to mention bones and tissue. We're not really sure how any of this will work, but it looks like we're getting closer to a full …