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Program to help "forgotten" teen cancer patients

Better treatments and screenings are helping children and older adults with cancer live longer. Over the last 30 years, however, doctors say the …

Healthy Grilling Can Soon Turn Unhealthy

Grilling is a favorite method of cooking for most Americans. After all, it is much more enjoyable to be cooking outside in the pleasant summer …

BBQ

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

The Forgotten Woman Who Made Microbiology Possible

Lab work can be a lot like cooking. You have to follow directions to measure, mix, and heat different chemicals to the right temperature to get the desired result. For some experiments, the desired result is actually something that can be eaten by a range of different organisms. In microbiology …

Biology

Climate Change Likely To Lead To More Kidney Stones

Drink lots of water.<p>The hotter weather expected with climate change is likely to cause a litany of figurative aches for humanity (and already is), but some of those pains may be quite literal. A new study found that higher temperatures significantly increase the risk of developing kidney stones, …

Los Angeles

A Cool New Use For Legos: Growing Lab Plants

Legos: a plant researcher's new BFF<p>Legos are great for making all kinds of things--castles, pirate ships and functioning miniature dockyards, as I can tell you from experience. But a new study found that they are absolutely excellent for something unexpected: studying the growth of plants and the …

Lego

How Brazil's Soccer Stadiums Evolved For The World Cup [Video]

Imagine Science Films interviews a soccer stadium expert about the cultural impact of Brazil's arena-constructing bonanza.<p>The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind the games, including an …

Brazil

Q&A: Creating Global Wi-Fi--With Balloons

How Mike Cassidy of Google's Project Loon wants to get internet airborne.<p>Mike Cassidy works at Google X, the company’s self-described <i>moonshot factory,</i> as the leader of Project Loon. His team’s goal is to deploy a global network of thousands of Wi-Fi–connected balloons that will provide affordable …

Bill Gates

A Remote-Controlled Birth Control Implant

You can switch it on and off. And it works for up to 16 years.<p>It's a whole new level of set it and forget it. Researchers are testing a remote-controlled implant that releases daily doses of hormonal birth control into the body, <i>MIT Technology Review</i> reports. The implant is designed to last up to 16 …

Medical Technology

How The World Cup's Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Works [Video]

Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis talks about his "Walk Again" machine, which allowed a paraplegic man to make the first kick of the 2014 World Cup.<p>The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind …

Rio De Janeiro

Bionic Pancreas Handles Ice Cream Sundaes, French Fries

The device takes over the duties of a typical pancreas in people with type 1 diabetes.<p>A new bionic pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes is showing promise in early field tests. So far, it's deftly handled ice cream binges and kids at camp, Bloomberg reports.<p>"The performance of our system in …

Diabetes

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Genetics

First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales

The ReWalk exoskeleton helps people with spinal-cord injuries sit, stand, and walk.<p>A motorized exoskeleton, designed to help paralyzed people walk again, just earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. It is the first such device to do so.<p>The device, called ReWalk, straps on user's bodies …

Benjamin Netanyahu

How Much Does Don Draper Actually Drink on 'Mad Men'? A New Study Analyzes His Habits | Moviefone

"Mad Men" fans who've followed the drunken exploits of series star Don Draper for six and a half seasons know that the leading man has a problem with alcohol. But a new investigation by Detox.net, which quantifies just how many drinks Draper consumed throughout season six of the AMC drama, puts …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Google Fiber

What Happens If You Have A Heart Attack In Space?

I flew in zero-G with a team of college students testing a device that could save astronauts' lives.<p>We're weightless, about 34,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, trying not to vomit from motion sickness while wiggling an ultrasound probe into the esophagus of a $26,000 mannequin. In a moment, the …

Space

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Lie Like A Lady: The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots Of The Turing Test

By now, you may have heard that the Turing Test, that hallowed old test of machine intelligence proposed by pioneering mathematician Alan Turing in 1950, has been passed. In a contest held this past weekend, a chatbot posing as a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy fooled a third of its human judges into …

Alan Turing

Human In Robotic Exoskeleton To Kick Off The World Cup

The brain-controlled augmented suit was developed to give mobility to victims of paralysis.<p>The most significant moment of the 2014 World Cup may take place not in the tournament's final match, but in its earliest minutes. If all goes according to plan, at the opening ceremony in Sao Paolo tomorrow, …

Robotics

Soot, Comet Ice, And Medical Powders All Have This Number In Common

A new universal packing density for things made of small, rigid particles<p>If you were to pack a bowl with billiard balls—I know, nobody does this in real life—you would find the balls filled the bowl to a density of 74 percent. If you were to pack a pool with bowling balls—<i>really</i> nobody does this in …

Chemistry

Building Soluble Circuits To Help End E-Waste

It takes 1,000 years for a typical silicon wafer to dissolve in a bucket of water.<p>The Challenge<p>For every human on the planet—and there’s more than seven billion of us—43 pounds of electronic waste is generated each year. The United Nations predicts that by 2017, the figure will climb by as much as …

Nanotech

Obama on Oregon shooting: 'We're the only developed country where this happens'

President Obama commented on the school shooting that killed two, saying congressional opposition to gun control is 'shameful'<p>President Obama spoke out once again in favor of stronger gun controls in the wake of a school shooting in Oregon on Tuesday that left a student dead and a teacher …

Punish women too in rape cases: SP leader Abu Azmi

MUMBAI: SP’s state president Abu Azmi is attracting angry criticism for his statements about rape survivors. The MLA told a city tabloid on Friday: …

India

Slender Man: second US teen knife attack linked to online horror character

Teenager allegedly wore white mask and lay in wait for mother<p>A 13-year-old who allegedly stabbed her mother after lying in wait wearing a mask is thought to be the latest teenage attacker inspired by the fictional horror character “Slender Man”.<p>The unnamed mother, who suffered a number of minor …

New lock screen bypass discovered in iOS 7, allows access in 5 seconds under certain circumstances (Update: Resolved)

<b>Update 6/30:</b> It appears iOS 7.1.2 has resolved the issue: <i>A state management issue existed in the handling of the telephony state while in Airplane Mode. This issue was addressed through improved state management while in Airplane Mode.</i><p>A new lock screen bypass has been discovered in iOS 7 that …

World Cup fans face rough landing in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Before they see their teams battle on the fields, soccer fans arriving in Brazil will first have to fight their way past airport scaffolding, terminal flooding and two-hour taxi lines.<p>The World Cup opens Thursday and airports are bracing to welcome the crush of international …

Medicine of the Future: Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Genetic Test

Rachel Morrell<p>Medicine is always advancing, and this is encouraging news when it comes to cancer. The American Cancer Society estimated that about …

Cancer