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Scientists Just Made Sheep-Human Hybrids. Here's What You Need to Know

The chimera is real.<p>Researchers have achieved a new kind of chimeric first, producing sheep-human hybrid embryos that could one day represent the …

Genetics

Under Pressure, Does Evolution Evolve?

Some organisms respond to stress by driving up their mutation rate. Are they evolving specific mechanisms to enhance evolution in times of crisis?<p>In …

Miniature Displays of Contemporary Urban Buildings by Joshua Smith | Colossal

<p>Working at 1:20 scale, artist Joshua Smith builds in-depth works that capture the layered existences of urban environments in cities such as Hong …

Art

Baroque Meets the Modern World - Kris Kuksi Interview

December 26, 2016<p>Eli Anapur is a pseudonym of Biljana Puric. A staff writer and editor at Widewalls, Biljana holds Master’s Degrees in Film …

7 Things Deeply Intuitive People Do Differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we've been giving intuition far too little respect.<p><i>"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk</i><p>In a …

When religion (Pope Francis) met science (Stephen Hawking)

The meeting was cordial, in spite of their diametrically opposed views regarding the existence of God.<p><i>[A surprising encounter took place between the</i> …

Google proved that AI can reshape medicine

A doctor’s work isn’t all done in examination rooms. Many specialists spend lots of time alone with the lights out, examining photographs that reveal their patients’ internal workings.<p>That might soon change. A paper by Google published in the Journal of the American Medical Association details an …

Medical Technology

Astonishing Pen & Ink Masterpiece by Manabu Ikeda

During 3.5 years, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda worked 10 hours per day, painting his giant ink picture. This massive masterpiece is called Rebirth …

Art

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

bandit9 EDEN motorcycle is a sci-fi influenced steel masterpiece

<b>it’s been some time since bandit9’s last release, the sculptural EVE MK II MOTORCYCLE created exclusively for the M.A.D. gallery.</b> instead of …

Explosive Scrap Timber Assemblages by Louise McRae | Colossal

<p>New Zealand-based artist Louise McRae works with pieces of discarded wood that are hand-split into small fragments and then carefully reassembled …

Art

Japanese Artist Transforms Old Newspapers Into Expressive Creatures

Chie Hitotsuyama upcycles the animal kingdom in a colorful sculpture series.<p>Spirited monkeys, inquisitive rabbits, placid walruses, and other species come to life in Chie Hitotsuyama's studio. Working with glue and twisted rolls of newspaper, the Tokyo-based artist crafts three-dimensional …

10 Proof-Positive Signs It's Not Time to Give Up on Your Dreams

A shocking number of startups fail. Here's why yours will not be among them.<p>You're determined to bring your dreams to fruition. You've got a good business idea, and you're reasonably certain that you possess the skills and smarts to make it happen.<p>I wish it were that simple, but a good idea and a …

Business Strategy

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of …

Why the hell is the US helping Saudi Arabia bomb Yemen? A brief guide.

Late on Wednesday evening, the United States bombed Yemen’s Houthi militants for the first time, launching cruise missiles at three Houthi-controlled radar installations. The strikes were billed as limited retaliation: Twice in the past week, missiles have been fired from Houthi-controlled …

Middle East

Modern thinkers increasingly confirm a designed universe

The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins …

Scientists discover 1st contagious cancer that can spread between species

Contagious cancers are a scary idea to begin with, but scientists have made some startling new discoveries about them – they are likely more common …

Cancer

Implantable brain electronics is here | Kurzweil

Mesh electronics being injected through sub-100 micrometer inner diameter glass needle into aqueous solution (credit: Lieber Research Group, Harvard …

How DNA sequencing is transforming the hunt for new drugs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drug manufacturers have begun amassing enormous troves of human DNA in hopes of significantly shortening the time it takes to identify new drug candidates, a move some say is transforming the development of medicines.<p>Technician Mike Lattari prepares a flow cell slide for loading …

Genetics

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

The amazing psychedelic GIF art of Bill Tavis

His art is so mindblowing.<p>Some of the multicolor GIFs remind me of Huichol yarn/bead paintings, and peyote-stich beadwork of the Native American …

Art

Artist Creates Incredible Watercolor Portraits Using Coffee

Artist Maria Aristidou creates incredible portraits of famous figures using a surprising material: coffee. The United Kingdom-based painter initially stumbled upon the medium as a substitute for traditional water coloring, but now she's developed it into a kind of science. She's experimented with a …

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Nigel Slater’s tuna with miso, edamame and wasabi recipe

Put 4 tbsp of light miso paste into a shallow dish or deep plate, stir in 1 tbsp of ponzu sauce and 2 tbsp of groundnut oil. Season two 150g tuna steaks with a little black pepper, then lay them down in the marinade, turn and cover with clingfilm. Set aside for about half an hour.

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Expert guide to Vienna

Local laws & etiquette<p>Formal greetings are the norm when meeting someone, and you'll hear “Grüss Gott” (greeting the almighty), or the more worldly “Guten Morgen/Tag/Abend”, just about everywhere you go, and it's customary to return the salutation. Locals love their titles, so if you are meeting …

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p><b>1. "Because we've always done it that way."</b><p>You …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …