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Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

A Science Hero, Lost and Found

How To Turn Conductive Paint Into A Liquid Lightbulb Switch

Your DIY questions, answered<p>Q: How can I make conductive paint into a liquid switch that turns a lightbulb on and off? <i>--Patrick Stevenson-Keating</i><p>A: You’ll need to suspend the water-soluble conductive paint in a liquid it can’t mix with: an oil with low viscosity. We recommend clear baby oil. Put …

Skeptic says bitcoin will “always be currency of the future”

Remember when bitcoin was going to disrupt the world’s banking system? That was two years ago and, while new payment platforms like Venmo and Apple …

Twitter now lets you search every tweet ever tweeted since 2006

Twitter is building a searchable public index of tweets published from 2006 on.<p>Though Twitter’s mass of public tweets are already searchable via hashtags and keywords, Twitter has wanted to make its historic catalogue of tweets available to users for a while. “Our long-standing goal has been to let …

Electrochemical cell converts waste heat into electricity

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the <i>Proceedings of the</i> …

Major brain pathway rediscovered

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.<p>A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then …

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack One review

This wonderful DLC takes Mario Kart beyond the Mushroom Kingdom - and makes a great racing game even better.<p>How wonderful it is to have F-Zero back. …

Denial of service attacks, queues, and other delays hit World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launch

Server attacks, restarts, and long lines for players logging in marred the launch of the latest World of Warcraft expansion pack early Thursday.<p>Blizzard Entertainment’s servers staggered under everything from unanticipated quest choke points to a Dedicated Denial of Service attack, as millions of …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

It’s not a good time to be a pick-up artist, or the sort of bloke who relies on his “wisdom”, or whatever it is you’d call that noxious guff they emit on a regular basis, like a cow with irritable bowels. On one hand you’ve got Julien Blanc, provoking such a strong backlash with his seminars on …

Tiny needles could target drugs to front of eye

Microneedles almost too small to be seen with the naked eye may offer the best way to treat glaucoma and corneal neovascularization, two of the …

'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …

These Ginger Spice Cupcakes Are Bursting With Christmas Flavor!

When temperatures drop people go crazy for anything “spiced”and we are no exception. There’s something about spiced baked goods and beverages that …