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Japanese Researchers Make Glass That's Nearly Unbreakable

Scientists in Japan say they’ve fashioned glass that’s almost as strong as steel.<p>The ability to make super strong glass could lead to a whole new …

Chemistry

We All Have Unique Clouds of Bacteria Following Us Around, Study Finds

Germophobes, you may not want to read this one. A new study finds that people are surrounded by individual clouds of bacteria. Yes, we’re all …

2015 Ig Nobel prizes: dinosaur-like chickens and bee-stings to the penis

Awards parodying Nobel prizes given out for most unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research<p>A man stung dozens of times by bees, mathematicians who wanted to know whether a man could physically be able to sire 600 sons, and chemists who unboiled an egg were honoured on Thursday night …

Babies made from two same-sex parents could be possible in two years

PinkNews reports that researchers from Cambridge University have discovered that it is possible to make a baby using cells from two same-sex parents, …

Scientists Find That Bacteria-Based Nanowires Could Lead to Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology

1/4<p>Bacteria-Based Nanowires Will Lead to All-Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology<p>Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have …

Nanotech

Have scientists at Harvard and MIT found a cure for obesity?

Snipping out bad DNA code could prevent or even cure obesity in those people with a faulty gene, say scientists from two top US universities<p>A cure for obesity could be just an injection away after scientists at Harvard and MIT discovered that a tiny DNA tweak causes the metabolism to burn up excess …

Millions of 'Shade Balls' to Prevent Evaporation in California Reservoirs

Los Angeles officials have come up with a surprisingly low-tech way to fight the region's water crisis: millions of floating plastic balls.<p>As part of …

Here's what happened when scientists erased memories of using meth in mice

This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs —methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA — relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of …

Sleep on your side to ward off Alzheimer's disease: New study

Sleeping on one's side, as opposed to other positions such as on one's back or stomach may more effectively remove brain waste, reducing the chances …

This app could be a major breakthrough in helping addicts get clean

Experts say that when a recovering addict needs help, they need it right away.<p>Ph.D. student Brandi Spaulding and addiction researchers at Ohio State University have created an app that keeps a support team close at hand.<p>The 'Squirrel Smart Recovery' app is named after a talk Spaulding's professor …

Two Men Killed Matthew Shepard: Millions Helped

<i>Matthew Shepard Is a Friend of Mine</i> is a disturbing documentary; disturbing because it reminds us of a painful incident. A young man who looked more like a boy, barely over 5 feet tall, weighing in around 100 pounds, was viciously beaten to death. The attackers took him and tied him to a fence …

Jokes

A trailer for the new Pixar movie is out. Yes, it might make you cry.

<i>Bright: The Album</i> releases on Friday. More<p>Golden Globe and Emmy nominee <b>Benjamin Wallfisch</b> is the composer responsible for the score of the hit movie …

Bacteria Can Make Zero-Viscosity Superfluids

Bacteria can thin liquids to make them flow more easily. Astonishingly, they can do this to the point where the liquid they are swimming in becomes a …

You Should Watch This Movie Over Ryan Reynolds' Latest

There are two new films about body-swapping, but only one that actually makes you think.<p>In one of those quirks of timing that has given us double asteroid disaster movies and two Truman Capote biopics in the same year, there's a pair of new sci-fi films that both happen to be about people who swap …

Ryan Reynolds

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

Same-sex Marriage

How successful people beat stress

• Sell more than other employees do<br>• Give better customer service<br>• Adjust better to new assignments<br>• Take home an average of 50 to 150% more in annual income

How learning about this animal changes brains

Brain imaging has shown how specific concrete objects are coded in the brain, to the point where scientists can identify which object—like a house or …

Microsoft patents a method for generating 3D models from objects

Microsoft has patented a method for quickly generating 3D models of physical objects for use in games, animation, 3D printing and more. PatentYogi breaks down the technology in the video above.<p>The patent describes the use of a single depth camera to capture images of an object from various angles, …

Turntables

Team MIT's robot lost the DARPA challenge but won over the crowd

At the DARPA Robotics Challenge last week, a robot drove in on a red UTV. The vehicle slowly came to a halt on the obstacle course as it reached the door of a simulated disaster building. The driver, a six-foot-two Atlas humanoid, sat motionless for many minutes. About half a dozen researchers …

China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like …

23-Year-Old Student Proves Earth is Surrounded by Freaky Plasma Rings

Probably no reason to panic, but we won't judge you if you do<p>Cleo Loi is only 23 years old, but the University of Sydney student of …

LG Shows Off 'Wallpaper' TV No Thicker Than a Sticker

Gadgets<p>If you thought TVs couldn't get any thinner, think again. LG Display's "wallpaper" panel is 55 inches wide, but less than a millimeter (four-hundredths of an inch) thick. It's so thin and light (just over 4 pounds) that it can be attached to the wall with a simple magnetic backing and then …

OLEDs

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Sheryl Sandberg

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Starbucks Is Now Sticking Cookie Straws in All Frappuccinos

If you ever wanted to have your straw and eat it too, here is your chance: Starbucks is now serving straws made from cookies. According to a press release, the cookie straws are made from a "rolled sweet wafer biscuit lined with rich chocolate ganache" and are apparently the perfect way to suck …

Amazon is the latest to get approval to fly forward with new drone tests

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Catherine Clifford, …