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Insects are conscious, claims major paper that could show us how our own thoughts began

Insects have a form of consciousness, according to a new paper that might show us how our own began.<p>Brain scans of insects appear to indicate that …

I tried the startup that wants to replace your lunch with futuristic nutrition 'squares' — and they actually tasted good

Mealsquares is a "beta" stage startup that bills itself as a "solid, whole-food Soylent alternative."<p>But wait, a food version of Soylent, you ask. Wouldn't that just be regular food? Sort of.<p>The answer lies in what meal-replacement products like Soylent or Ambronite are actually giving you. For …

Orionid meteor shower peak tonight!

This weekend presents the Orionid meteor shower at its best, and tonight – the night of October 20-21, 2017 – may well be the shower’s peak night. …

Here's why it would be 'unintelligent' to build brain-like computer intelligence

The surest strategy might seem like emulating human intelligence or even mimicking brain structure.<p>But creating an intelligent machine based on the human mind might be impossible, unnecessary, or even counterproductive.<p>In fact, many researchers believe what's inside our heads is just one example of …

Singularity

Anti-ageing 'patient zero' - Biotech CEO tests DNA-altering gene therapy on herself

The head of a biotech company has become the first human test subject of a gene therapy that she claims will reverse the process of ageing. Liz …

How Long Can Ebola Linger In The Semen Of Male Survivors?

Ebola can linger in the semen of male survivors. That's been known for a while now. When male patients were released in West Africa, health workers would tell them not to have unprotected sex for about three months.<p>But two new research papers raise the possibility that the virus can be present in …

Backyard Beekeeping Approved In Los Angeles

Overturning a 136-year-old ban, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Wednesday to legalize urban beekeeping.<p>Once the ordinance is signed by the mayor, Los Angeles will join cities including New York, San Francisco and Washington in allowing beekeeping. There is even a beehive on the White House …

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Gear & Gadgets

Still Think White Privilege Isn't Real? These 6 Lessons Will Erase All Doubt

8.2K Shares<p>The idea of white privilege showed up in my life long before I recognized it. That’s true for most of us, really.<p>Before any of us knows …

Scientists are furious with the New York Times: Women are underrepresented in STEM “in part because of the sexism and misogyny that this article reinforced” | Salon.com

More than 250 astronomers and physicists have signed a letter protesting the New York Times’ coverage of sexual harassment charges brought against Geoffrey Marcy, a professor of astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley. Over the course of six months, Marcy underwent a formal internal …

Feminism

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Clean Energy

Bacterial Condoms Could Protect Against STDs

Using a form of naturally occurring bacteria found in women, researchers could design contraceptives that help stave off HIV<p>A recent study published …

Skin Bacteria, Mood Disorders, and Daily Showers

Newsflash: You don't have to take a shower every day. See the guy in the photo? He hasn't taken a shower in 12 years. And he wants to liberate you …

Articles about 10-furniture-and-accessories-picks-our-semi-annual-sale on Dwell.com - Dwell

The writers and photographers that made our October 2016 issue possible.<p>Love it or hate it, you’ll be hard pressed to find a home without an inch of IKEA.<p>We covered our favorite beach spots in our June 2011 issue, but as you well know, summer marches on. And plenty of us (especially...<p>We covered …

Luxury Lifestyle

6 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

Once you figure this out, a whole lot of other things will start to make sense.<p>To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling everything with ease.<p>But behind closed doors, …

Psychology

A scientist found a bird that hadn’t been seen in half a century, then killed it. Here’s why.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Justin Wm. Moyer<p>, Reporter<p>For Christopher Filardi of the American Museum of Natural History, there is nothing like the thrill of finding a mysterious species. Such animals live at the intersection of myth and biology — tantalizing researchers with the prospect that they may …

Conservation

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

Edible insects: Mealworms, crickets and wax worms may save the planet

A cookie is garnished with something to remind you where the flour was derived from. Photo: David Gunn<p>Lisa Monachelli stirred up a batch of honey …

Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.<p>Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual …