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A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

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Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this …

The Heartbreak of Digitally-Preoccupied Parenting

As a child psychologist, I often meet with children who confess that they feel empty inside because their parents ignore them in favor of their smartphones. Thankfully, these kids typically give me permission to speak with their parents about their feelings. When I do talk with these parents, most …

A psychologist reveals the 9 most common dreams and what they mean

Many psychologists have given up trying to interpret dreams, but we talked to one who hasn't.<p>Psychologist Ian Wallace has interpreted over 150,000 dreams during more than 30 years of practice.<p>He helped us compile a list of nine of the most common dreams, their meanings, and what action you should …

2 climbers crawled through a suffocatingly tiny cave and discovered a new human ancestor that could be 'one of the greatest fossil discoveries of the past half century'

A couple of cavers stumbled across the remains of at least 15 individuals in South Africa's Cave of Stars. The species, which is named Homo naledi ("naledi" means "star" in the South African language Sotho)<i>,</i> had a small brain, yet remarkably humanlike features. And the bones appear to have been …