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First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

The Failed Experiment That Changed The World

In science, we don’t simply perform experiments willy-nilly. We don’t put things together at random and ask, “what happens if I do this?” We examine the phenomena that exist, the predictions our theories make, and look for ways to test them in ever-greater detail. Sometimes, they give extraordinary …

Physics

Real-time blood alcohol monitoring is coming to your wrist at CES 2017

Wearables have been counting our steps and tracking our heart rates, but finally, here comes a wrist strap to constantly track your blood alcohol level.<p>From BACtrack, makers of a range of smartphone integrated portable breathalysers, the BACtrack Skyn has the company's high-quality pedigree for …

Alcohol

Nerd Fight!: Physicist Brian Cox Corrects Neil DeGrasse Tyson On The Physics Of Lightsabers

This is an interview between Neil DeGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox in which Brian explains to Neil that lightsabers actually could bounce off …

Suffering bobcats, coyotes, owls spur Thousand Oaks neighborhood to rethink war on rats

The sight was heartbreaking: a thin, mangy bobcat trembling against a brick wall separating the Thousand Oaks neighborhood of Dos Vientos from open space that is habitat for wildlife and popular among hikers.<p>The wildcat was too sick to move, even as passersby stepped closer one recent morning to …

Pest Control

German Cabinet approves mission in Syria against 'Islamic State'

Germany's Cabinet has approved a mandate offering military assistance in the fight against the self-declared 'Islamic State' (IS) in Syria. The …

Xiaomi announces new flagship Redmi Note 2: Octa-core and full HD for $124

Just days after releasing its last new phone, Xiaomi has announced yet another device with competitive specs at a very disruptive price point. Xiaomi calls it ‘the new monster’ and for good reason.<p>The Redmi Note 2 was unveiled this morning, complete with a 64-bit octa-core Helio processor, a full …

See-Through Solar Could Turn Windows, Phones Into Power Sources

"It's a whole new way of thinking about solar energy," says startup CEO about using transparent solar cells on buildings and electronics.<p>Anyone who has sweltered in a south-facing office during the summer knows the power of solar energy streaming through a window.<p>In fact, no reputable urban …

E3 Opens with a Bang

Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images<p>Crowds celebrate the landslide yes victory at Dublin castle.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/23/1432409543043/acf62afe-2fd5-4efc-b9b8-643da57b48a9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images<p>Crowds celebrate the …

LGBTQI

Build Your Own Cloud! Hard Drives Get a Second Life

Getting the convenience of the cloud with the value of external hard drives<p>My life has become a series of low-storage warnings.<p>My laptop scolds me that it’s out of free space; my smartphone refuses to let me take another photo. It’s 2015, and where are all the darn terabytes I was promised?<p>Right at …

Second Life

Photograph: Laura Lean/PA<p>The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gently curved screen on the left and right sides.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/2/1425295293377/34d78134-6cb8-40f9-9879-482bf80fa6cd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Laura Lean/PA<p>The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gently curved …

Phones

Motorola will let you customize your next smartwatch

Motorola's philosophy is that if you can't customize it, it probably isn't worth buying, which is why Moto Maker will soon let you tailor the Moto 360 to your individual taste. In an interview with <i>Wired</i>, the company's Dickon Isaacs said that the option to pick a case color, band material and size …

Motorola

Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …

Woman stung by scorpion on Alaska Airlines flight

The unidentified woman was struck on the hand on Alaska Airlines Flight 567 to Portland, Oregon, as it was taxiing on the runway.<p>An airline spokesman said that the plane returned to the gate and the woman received medical attention before disembarking. She refused an offer of additional medical …