Kyle Gerber

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Science Says Sleeping Twice a Day May Be What Your Body Really Wants

It's not a new thing. It's actually in our history. It might explain some sleep disorders too.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you wake up in the middle of the night?<p>A lot?<p>Have you ever wondered that the reason isn't because …

Breaking through the barrier

Getting drug molecules into the brain means crossing the defensive blood-brain barrier. Anthony King investigates how chemists are infiltrating the …

Sound Waves Could Power the Hard Drives of the Future

Our need to store data is growing at an astonishing rate. An estimated 2.7 zettabytes (2.721) of data are currently held worldwide, equivalent to …

Jellyfish Don’t Swim So Much as Suction Through the Ocean

Jellyfish are the world’s most efficient swimmers. They use less energy to travel than any other swimming animal, proportional to their mass. A new …

520-Million-Year-Old Brains Preserved in Fool's Gold

A set of incredible fossils from southwest China reveals something amazing: 520 million-year-old brains, some preserved in fool's gold.<p>The brains belong to shrimplike creatures just a few centimeters long named <i>Fuxianhuia protensa</i>, which scuttled around the seafloor during the Cambrian Period. …

Ancient Virus May Cause Crippling Disease ALS, Study Finds

A virus sleeping deep in our DNA for millions of years may be coming back to life in a form of ALS, killing nerve cells and causing their fatal symptoms, government scientists reported Thursday.<p>And the discovery just might lead to a treatment for ALS, an incurable disease that affects between …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Singularity

The Future Will Be Full of Mushroom Batteries

The portabello mushroom: Great with grilled onions and ketchup, sure, but this fungus can do a lot more than console vegetarians at barbecues. In the …

Why ‘teleportation’ is no longer science fiction

For many people the word “teleportation” conjures up “Beam me up, Scotty” images from <i>Star Trek</i>. But in the last two decades, quantum …

Rare ‘sofa shark’ stuns scientists

Marine biologists landed an unusual catch off the coast of Scotland recently – a so-called ‘sofa shark’ or false catshark.<p>Experts were stunned by the rare shark, which was discovered during a recent deep sea survey by scientists from Marine Scotland. “This is not a species that has previously been …

Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

CAIRO(Reuters) - High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt’s boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti.<p>British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves speaks during a news …

Ancient History

We may be on the verge of a major breakthrough that will let us beam solar energy down to Earth

One of the humanity’s problems, whether we like to acknowledge it or not, is that we’re still heavily dependent on fossil fuel. Not only that, but …

The Future if GM Buys Chrysler

We make some fearless predictions about the Frankenstein cars that would result from this massive merger.<p>If you stand back and look at it—no, stand back farther than that, right next to the edge of the cliff—this proposed merger of Chrysler LLC and General Motors, on one level, seems like a …