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Her Husband Was Dying From A Superbug. She Turned To Sewer Viruses Collected By The Navy.

Scientists have long dismissed “phage therapy” as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it.<p><b>Two days after</b> walking through the pyramids, Tom Patterson got very sick. The psychiatry professor was in Egypt with his wife on one of their many …

Microbiology

Parts of Earth's Original Crust Exist Today in Canada

Rocks from the eastern shore of the Hudson Bay in Canada contain elements of some of Earth's earliest crust, new research finds.<p>The rocks themselves …

Earth Science

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Nears Orbital Record

What do you think the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space planes are doing on their months-long mystery missions in orbit?<p>Space weapon tests: It's a …

Fish Are Having a Real Hard Time in Space

Live-imaging developing fish bones aboard the ISS reveals stark changes almost immediately upon arrival.<p>Fish traveling aboard the International Space Station in 2014 experienced a near-immediate reduction in bone density upon encountering the microgravity environment of orbit. This is according to …

Biology

Facebook and Alphabet's dreams of internet drones are crashing into a turbulent reality

That was Google's ambitious plan when it bought a company called Titan Aerospace in 2014. The idea was for Google to beam internet access (and, of course Google services it can sell ads against) to a whole new population of users getting online for the first time.<p>But Titan didn't last long at …

Drones

Google's new image compression tool uses 75% less bandwidth

HooliGoogle just released an image compression technology called RAISR (Rapid and Accurate Super Image Resolution) designed to save your precious data without sacrificing photo quality.<p>Claiming to use up to 75 percent less bandwidth, RAISR analyzes both low and high-quality versions of the same …

Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

The Brain

How Designer Thomas O‘Brien Creates a Cozy, Antique-Filled Home Photos

O’Brien’s office walls are dressed in <a href="http://leejofa.com/">Lee Jofa’s Nympheus fabric</a>, hung on the reverse for a softer look. The circa-1940 Italian desk, bought at <a href="http://www.cowtan.com/">Colefax and Fowler</a> in London, was a gift from his husband, Dan Fink.Photo: François …

Home Decorating

A House With An Artistic Design Inspired By Waves And Feathers

The Wave House is a very special project. It’s a private residence located in Venice, California and it looks extraordinary. It was a project by …

Architecture

Build Your Own (Stylish) Teardrop Trailer

The nearly century-old teardrop pull-behind design gets a sleek, stylized upgrade by (of all people) a boat builder.<p><b>With its smooth curves, flared</b> …

Build a small, trendy home the Kubu way!

With pre-fabricated and modular homes becoming increasingly popular in the modern world, here is a refreshing cube design in pre-fabricated houses …

13 Sleek Gifts for Graphic Designers

Designers are known for their finicky love for aesthetics. Give them a gift that celebrates their ability to make the world a prettier place.<p>1. …

Gift Guide: 11 Ideas for the Small Apartment Dweller

These gifts don’t take up a lot of space, but they pack a big punch.<p>When space is at a premium, the oft-repeated adage "less is more" rings even more true. These holiday picks combine form and functionality in compact packages. From jewelry to storage solutions to lighting, they could just be the …

Furniture