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Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court

The thorny and unresolved question of whether life itself can be patented may come again before the<p>U.S. Supreme Court, if it accepts a motion filed Friday by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. (H/T to David Jensen's California Stem Cell Report.)<p>The issue isn't a new one either for the consumer …

5 Important Steps To Getting Your Business Case Approved

So you want to get things done, implement new ideas, expand your department, develop a product, launch a campaign, hire a new resource, or get new equipment or systems?<p>Approval for the costs or resources is the only thing standing in your way, but you are competing with other departments and other …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

Remembrance Day

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

Human Tongue Has A Sixth Taste, New Study Shows

The human tongue may have a sixth sense—and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with seeing ghosts. Researchers have found that in addition to recognizing sweet, sour, salty, savory, and bitter tastes, our tongues can also pick up on carbohydrates, the nutrients that break down into sugar and form …

D-Wave: Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

<b>A Canadian firm has courted controversy with its claim to have built a practical quantum computer, a feat thought to be decades away. Now, independent researchers are trying to understand whether it really can tap the strange world of quantum physics.</b><p>For the modest sum of $15m (£9m), a start-up …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

Large Hadron Collider discovers new form of matter

Researchers say that exotic hadrons -particles made up of two quarks and two anti-quarks – actually exist.<p>Physicists say they’ve confirmed the …

Fukushima Return: At Nuclear Site, How Safe is “Safe?”

Residents cleared to return after massive cleanup, but some wonder whether it's a bid to cut victim compensation.<p>For the first time since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power disaster three years ago, residents of a small portion of the surrounding restricted area are being allowed to return …

24 Places Google Maps Won't Let You See (PICTURES)

These days it feels like everywhere is covered by Google Maps -- from our biggest cities to the surface of Mars.<p>Not quite.<p>In fact there are still …

Tech and Science

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Leg bone gives up oldest human DNA

<b>The discovery of DNA in a 400,000-year-old human thigh bone will open up a new frontier in the study of our ancestors.</b><p>That's the verdict cast by human evolution experts on an analysis in Nature journal of the oldest human genetic material ever sequenced.<p>The femur comes from the famed "Pit of Bones" …

Natural History Museum

Iron Maiden: too hairy for pop but still turning metal into gold

Iron Maiden have never been exactly fashionable: too mainstream for punk, too scruffy for New Wave, too hairy and loud for pop. But it seems the classic British metal act is very good at turning metal into gold.<p>In a report published on Friday by the London Stock Exchange, the group – formed in …

How To Create Your Own Luck

Luck–in business and in life–isn’t always something that happens to you, it’s also something you can find and help create.<p>Failed actors rarely give career advice. “The advice business is a monopoly run by survivors,” writes David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart. The chefs who failed don’t have a …

Jeff Bezos

5 Ways To Rescue An Unproductive Day

It’s not like you don’t have things to do–some days just never get off the ground.<p>Some days you’re on fire. And some days, you’re not. Every time you try to crank out a report, you wind up on Facebook. You haven’t heard back from anyone whose input is necessary for a project. You have a million …

Computer uses images to teach itself common sense

<b>A computer program is trying to learn common sense by analysing images 24 hours a day.</b><p>The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand the visual world.<p>The Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) program is being run at Carnegie …

Artificial Intelligence

The Particle at the End of the Universe, by Sean Carroll – review

Particle physics,Higgs boson,Royal Society,Peter Higgs,Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books,Science,Books,Physics,Cern<p>The difficulty of trying to explain the hunt for the Higgs boson shows that nature will not be so easily defined

The Week in Review: Magazines for Nobel Laureate Wannabes

Inside Flipboard / October 11, 2013<p>It’s been a big week for a select few of the world’s leading scientists and artists as the recipients of the 2013 …