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Scientists Create Injectable Foam To Repair Degenerating Bones

Researchers in France have developed a self-setting foam that can repair defects in bones and assist growth. Eventually, this advanced biomaterial …

Are Tweeting Drones On The Way? Twitter Patent Tips Off Potential Future Of Selfies

In today’s episode of “boring patents…wait, WHAT ARE THOSE???”, it looks like Twitter filed a patent for messaging with or from, or both, an unmanned vehicle (drone!) in June of this year. It was just published a few days ago. It’s probably something that was put together at a hackathon and someone …

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

Sleep

Science Proves Disorganized People Are More Productive

If you are like most people, you probably imagine people who are organized are more productive compared to disorganized people. Can’t blame you for …

Minimalism

William Burroughs’s drugs cure inspires Alzheimer’s researcher

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease are the perennial neuro-degenerative afflictions which remind an ageing population that the human brain is still the final frontier of modern medicine.<p>Now, more than ever, the conundrum of the brain is a profound and fascinating mystery that is …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain

TV crew checking crime app in Washington has van robbed | Reuters

(Reuters) - A TV news van was robbed in Washington while its crew was reporting on a smartphone crime app that rates bad neighborhoods, the station reported.<p>CBS affiliate WUSA parked a news van in northwest Washington late on Friday to report on the new iPhone app SketchFactor. When the crew …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

Creativity

A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A water-based tractor beam that could contain oil spills and manipulate floating objects cannot yet be explained by mathematical theory.<p>A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators …

Quantum Mechanics

Cop to see tot he saved in '94 become a bride

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A young Palestinian-American nursing school graduate in Buffalo and a career police officer from Yonkers ordinarily might not have much in common.<p>But fate brought the two together 20 years ago, after 2-month-old Shammarah Hamideh went limp and stopped breathing. It was …

First synthetic biological leaf could allow humans to colonize space

In order for humans to live in outer space, they must have a steady supply of oxygen they can depend on. Now, instead of relying on plants that may …

Scribble: 100,000 Ink Colors Available In One Pen

Proving whatever you can dream may eventually come true, the Scribble Pen is a concept designed by Mark Barker and Robert Hoffman set out to realize …

Magnets Mean Your New Refrigerator Will Make History

Coming soon to a kitchen near you—magnets in your refrigerator. And we’re not talking about slapping your kid’s artwork inside the fridge next to the …

Magnetism

Empowering Low-Income Youth to Code

Zinc and GE Digital Announce Integrated Solution for Contextual, Real-Time Communication in the Field<p>3<p>4 min read<p>Press Release

Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting.<p>Israel’s security cabinet decided to continue …

Fears can be inherited through smell

Mouse study explains how specific fears can be inherited from parental figures, even when mother and child aren't related<p>When researchers look at trauma, they don’t just look at the lives of those who experience traumatic events. Often, they turn their attention to offspring, because numerous …

TechCrunch TV’s New Show Incubated Is All About What It’s Like To Be In A Tech Accelerator

Let’s say you’re a founder and want to join an accelerator, but you’re not sure which one. Nowadays there are dozens of different tech accelerator or incubator programs out there to choose from, and each offers something different.<p>With our latest TechCrunch TV series, Incubated, we’re hoping to …

JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches

If there’s one thing we know about at TechCrunch, it’s that doing PR is hard for startups. We get our fair share of bad pitches to our general tips line every day, and we get lots of pitches sent to us individually that just aren’t a good fit. We always tell startups to figure out who the best …

A Most Dangerous Machine

Facebook’s News Feed has decided that I like gruesome murders. Actually, senseless deaths and gruesome murders. I’m not exactly sure when the problem started, but I imagine it was around the time of one of the now too-common stories of mass shootings like Sandy Hook. Or at least, that’s what I like …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Two

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Last week I discussed how video games are both unbounded and …

The children of Gaza: Jon Snow's experience in the Middle East

Middle East

If You Want To Improve Yourself, Stop Asking How You Can Improve Yourself

You can start by asking better questions. I don't mean this in a condescending way, either. You have essentially asked: "How can I be better in all the ways a human can be better?" What answer could satisfy a question of such scope?<p>People are constantly asking themselves things that masquerade as …

Gay Marriage and the Political Psychology of Disgust

When Mi­chael Sam kissed his boy­friend on tele­vi­sion to cel­eb­rate his suc­cess­ful draft in­to the NFL, some view­ers were dis­gus­ted. The …

Congressman Mistakes U.S. Officials For Indian Ones

Rep. Curt Clawson, a freshman Republican congressman from Florida, mistook two senior U.S. officials for representatives of the Indian government …

Florida Congressman Mistakenly Thinks US Officials Are From The Indian Government

<b>Oops.</b><p>Freshman Rep. Curt Clawson of Florida assumed the two Indian-Americans answering his questions at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee were representatives from the Indian government.<p>He was <i>so</i> wrong.<p>According to <i>Foreign Policy</i>, this was Clawson's first day on the job:

Government (India)

Israel's US-Made Military Might Overwhelms Palestinians

The overwhelming Israeli firepower unleashed on the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the ongoing battle in Gaza is perhaps reminiscent of the …

NBC on Gaza Conflict: News Reporting Fail

• shares<br>• 0<br>• 0<p>After seeing this distressing, biased report from Israel on NBC, on the Nightly News:<p>my friend Dvora sent the following email to the NBC News …