Jared Hall

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Eating chocolate 'improves brain function' - study

Chocolate could help protect against normal age-related cognitive decline<p>Cheering news for those with a sweet tooth - a recent study has found that regular chocolate consumption is associated with better cognitive function.<p>According to the study, published in the journal Appetite, chocolate …

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Can 3D-Printing Help The Refugee Crisis?

A startup based in Jordan is finding out<p>On face value, Dave Levin and Loay Malahmeh are creating a makerspace and innovation center for refugees, but their real goal is much more ambitious. “Much of what we’re doing is trying to disrupt the whole nature of humanitarian relief, of civil defense, …

Synthetic Skin That Remembers Can Teach Robot Hands To Be Gentle

Memory-storing sensors could help robots pick up delicate objects without crushing them.<p>Robotic hands have come a long way; they're now able to grab lots of different kinds of items with great dexterity. What's harder for a bot is the subtlety of touch. It's not easy for them to select a specific …

US internet speeds triple, but lag behind other countries

If you've noticed that your home internet speeds got much faster in recent years, you're not alone... although you might not want to cheer just yet. The Federal Communications Commission has released a report showing that average American broadband download speeds tripled between March 2011 and …

British couple celebrate after birth of first cloned puppy of its kind

West Yorkshire couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde enlisted South Korean firm offering dog-cloning service for £67,000<p>A British couple have made history after a surrogate dog gave birth to the first cloned puppy of its kind on Boxing Day.<p>In the first case of its kind, the boxer puppy was cloned …

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'First' flowering plant lived alongside iguanadon - Futurity

Researchers have identified one of earliest flowering plants on Earth—a 125-million- to 130-million-year-old freshwater plant.

DNA Can Store Your Digital Data For Up To 2,000 Years

Stop throwing all your data into a digital black hole<p>Your DNA holds an incredible amount of information in a very small space. Recently, researchers have looked to DNA as a method to store large amounts of digital information that are currently saved on hard drives. DNA storage has another …

Ancient ‘Scarface’ may have spewed venom

Scientists have identified a new species of pre-mammal: an ancient Dachshund-sized creature that lived about 255 million years ago in a time just …

University of Washington

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

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Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

The human body is marvellous – but it doesn’t have a lifetime guarantee

Evolution has made us survivors, but that’s not the end of the story – as anyone with a bad back will tell you<p>Your body is far from perfect. You’re the product of millions of years of evolution, but this process doesn’t strive towards “perfection”. In fact, it doesn’t strive towards anything. It …

Pain

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Behold These Incredible Works Of Architecture Made Out Of Living Trees

Now these are the ultimate tree houses. Living trees are guided into the shapes of towers, cathedrals, and pavilions, creating wooden structures that …

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Bomb Squad Robot Delivers Pizza, Saves A Man's Life

Disarming the situation<p>Sometimes, a kind hand holding out a pizza is enough, even if that hand is attached to the mechanical arm of a bomb squad robot. On Monday, California Highway Patrol responded to a man standing with a knife on a San Jose highway overpass. After a five-hour standoff, the man …

Six more reasons why you're fat

Telegraph View: Scientists have discovered six different kinds of obesity. It seems the age of merry, portly England is swiftly fading away<p>Just as other people are untidy while you live in creative disorder, or others are moody while you are sensitive, so others are horribly fat while you have all …

The longest-running predator study in the world is running out of wolves

There are only three wolves left on Isle Royale<p>A 57-year predator study will likely be forced to shift directions as early as next year because the wolf population it studies is nearly extinct. Since 1958, scientists have tracked the ebbing wolf population on Michigan's Isle Royale, an island in …

How maple syrup could improve antibiotics

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments.<p>The …

Medicine

Why scientists are making brain cells from skin

Researchers can now make brain cells from the skin cells of patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, to better study the fatal …

Medical Research

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

a ton or they're doing a bunch of research, if they just look kind of upset, if they look like they are not enjoying themselves, then there is …

Google 'makes people think they are smarter than they are'

Searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence, Yale psychologists believe<p>Search engines like Google or Yahoo make people think they are smarter than they actually are because they have the world's knowledge at their fingertips, …

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

How does a chick breathe in the egg?

… with the aid of a membranous bag called the allantois. And guess what? You once had one too<p>Easter is fast approaching, which probably hasn’t escaped your notice. It certainly hasn’t escaped mine. Having a five-year-old who asks you every day how many more sleeps it will be until the Easter bunny …

Biology

Lessons For The Future From The World's First Smartwatch

The world’s fashion magazines wait for the Apple Watch. Pebble and Kickstarter are pushing the $20 million dollar project of the Pebble Time and the Pebble Steel. Google and its partners are wondering what happens next with Android Wear. But long before these technological marvels, wearable …

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Microsoft Aims To Kill Google Chromebooks With $149 Windows 10 Laptops

Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if anything to …

Behold, The Cyber Ant [Video]

Colonizing the factory floors of the future<p>In a lab in Germany lives a strange breed of ant. These ants have ceramic limbs and 3D-printed bodies. They gain sustenance by charging their batteries through metal antennae against electric rails. Where eyes should be there are two parts of a stereo …