Donna Mac Kenzie

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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: all the news and rumors

It might not be the iPhone 6, but Apple could have some surprises this year<p>Apple’s next iPhone is approaching fast. A new phone is all but certain to be revealed at Apple's September 10th event, and there have been hints that a big surprise may be in store: since as far back as January, rumblings …

Child poverty in Britain is causing 'social apartheid'

Report from leading British charity blames 'failure of political will' as it finds poor children have fewer life chances<p>Britain risks "sleepwalking into a world where inequality becomes so entrenched that our children grow up in a state of social apartheid", according to a leading charity.<p>In a …

Healing Hearts, Space Jewelry, and the Newest Mammal

Health from above: a drone to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims

German non-profit group Definetz wants to make defibrillators readily available across its country so that any time someone has a heart attack, the life saving devices are within arms reach. And it's looking to drones to help it bring its vision to fruition. On Friday, the group announced the …

Could the 'triple whammy' technique that beat HIV/Aids win battle against cancer?

New gene treatments that attack tumours on multiple fronts can prolong life – but also show cancer cells are more complex than scientists had thought<p>Wing commander Brian Liversidge was 60 when he was diagnosed, in 2004, as having aggressive prostate cancer. The CEO of a Cumbria educational trust …

Reflecting on mirror neurons

The discovery of mirror neurons has been touted as one of the most important of modern neuroscience, but what exactly are these cells, and should you believe the hype?<p><i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most</i> …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

Kitchens Of The Future Will Really Know How To Cook

Kitchens are getting smarter.<p>Some refrigerators can let you know when the door is open, or if the milk is past its sell-by date. They make ice at night during less expensive, off-peak energy hours. There are dishwashers that can contact a repairman.<p>It probably won't be long before you can become …

Not Science Fiction: A Brain In A Box To Let People Live On After Death

Scientists believe it may be possible in the future for human brains to survive death in robotic bodies. but would we want to?<p>I recently had the unusual experience of seeing three renowned scientists discuss whether it’s possible to remove a human brain from a body, put it in a tank, and give it a …

Singularity

'Smart glass' can tune out light and heat

To read this article log in to your Chemistry World account. Or register now, it's free.<p><b>Registered users can view more of our premium content each</b> …

The rising threat from the oceans

In the latest in her series on phenomena and technologies that may profoundly change the state of our planet, Gaia Vince looks at why our oceans are rising, what the consequences might be and describes efforts to adapt to what may become a drastically reshaped world.<p>Imagine the seaside was nearer. …

Climate Change

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

August | 2013 | Ars Technica

On Strange Lava Planet and Iron World, 'Years' Take Only Hours

Astronomers have discovered a scorching-hot "lava world" whose year lasts just 8.5 hours and determined that another planet candidate with an even …

David Cameron to give Syria ultimatum

David Cameron is pressing for United Nations action against Syria following the gassing of thousands of civilians in a suburb of Damascus.<p>The Prime Minister spoke with President Barack Obama by telephone to ask for help with convening an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council.<p>He …

New laws will target Britain’s slave masters

Slave masters who bring immigrants into Britain are to face tougher jail sentences under new laws.<p>The Modern Slavery Bill will also stop people found guilty of people-trafficking and exploiting workers from running companies.<p>Those found guilty of abduction, extortion, or using threatening behaviour …

Report: Syrian Hospitals Flooded With Thousands Suffering From Chemical Attack Symptoms

Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières, has been collaborating with medical providers inside Syria since 2012, and provided drugs, medical equipment, and other support. According to a press release, three hospitals in Damascus reported receiving approximately 3,600 patients, 355 of …

Middle East

Syria: Cameron and Obama move west closer to intervention

British prime minister and US president agree that alleged chemical attack 'requires a response'<p>David Cameron and Barack Obama moved the west closer to military intervention in Syria on Saturday as they agreed that last week's alleged chemical weapon attacks by the Assad regime had taken the crisis …