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An architect's home in Mexico City melds strong geometry with a warm interior

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Mexico City

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

5* Book Review – The Girl in the Ice

<b>WOW! This is one hungry page turner!</b> Immensely well written by Robert Bryndza. The plot is extraordinarily planned out and when I say that it will …

Want Smarter Apps? Microsoft Has a Toolkit for That

Deep learning, which is basically a new-fangled name for what used to be called artificial intelligence, is a hot topic.<p>And as of Monday morning, …

The incredible maths trick that works out your age and shoe size (plus how it works)

Can we guess your age and shoe size? This simple maths trick has taken the internet by storm<p>Here’s a simple maths trick your can impress your friends and family with.<p>The 'magical' maths trick which shows how you can determine a person’s age from their shoe size has been widely shared on social …

Mathematics

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

Novel Chemical 'Washes Away' Alzheimer's Plaque in Mice

Scientists in Korea have found a small molecule that, when added to the drinking water of mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease, washed away the …

"Best of the World" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Best of the World<p>Published <b>Oct 10, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>15 Contributors</b><p><b>15 photos</b> selected by<p><i>Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Design Director, Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Director of Photography, Traveler Magazine</i><p>View Slideshow<p><b>Editors'</b> …

Travel Photography

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

1/<p>90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018.<p>Google<p>Deleting files to make room for files is going to become a thing of …

DARPA Is About to Start Testing an Autonomous, Submarine-Hunting Ocean Drone

The ACTUV will be able able to spend months at sea, autonomously tracking submarines from the surface.<p>Early next year, DARPA will begin testing a 132-foot unmanned submarine-hunting ocean drone in San Diego. Slapped with the cumbersome title of Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned …

DARPA wants to engineer fake bacteria to patrol the human gut

As any tourist who's ever gotten a case of "traveler's tummy" knows, venturing to foreign countries can sometimes be a little tough on the digestive system. But tourists aren't the only ones who visit foreign lands -- members of the military do as well. That's why the Defense Advanced Research …

Microbiology

Indiegogo Bans Non-Lethal SALT Gun

Safe arms limitation talks<p>The premise behind the SALT gun is right there in the name: it’s a gun that shoots salt, designed as a “Safe ALTernative” to a lethal gun, for people to keep as a home defense weapon that incapacitates but doesn't kill an attacker. Developing such a weapon is tricky, and …

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You <i>really should</i> be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so …

8 Little Changes You Should Make Now For Lifelong Success

From having a set bed time to changing your mentality, check out 8 changes you can make today to improve your life so you can achieve lifelong …

10 Mind Tricks That Exceptionally Likeable People Are Good At

Do you know the secrets to being well-liked? Check out 10 things exceptionally likeable people do all of the time to come across as interested and …

Tensegrity Robot Could Be Creeping Through Your Ducts Right Now

According to the World Health Organization, there’s a 30 percent chance that the air you’re breathing right this second is terrible, and the U.S. …

Astronomers take a closer look at 'megastructures' orbiting star near the Milky Way

A large cluster of objects in space look like something you would "expect an alien civilization to build", astronomers have said.<p>Jason Wright, an …

Google wants to power a contact lens wearable with solar power

In the future, your wearables might be a bit harder to spot than an Apple Watch or Google Glass. In a patent awarded Oct. 13, Google outlined a design for a wearable communication device, replete with sensors, memory and a microprocessor, shaped like a contact lens.<p>This lens would at least be …

Wearable Tech

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

How to Become a Runner Even if You Think You Hate Running

Build a runner's body — and bragging rights — in weeks.<p>Non-runners tend to share one distinct talent: They're brilliant at making excuses. But unless you're legitimately injured, there's no good reason to write off one of the simplest physical activities — regardless of your current fitness …

Futuristic Tesla Drone Features A New Twin Blade Design

Introducing the Tesla Drone, a unique reinterpretation of drone ingenuity. Its design aesthetic was focused towards two things: redefining longevity …

Drones

This transparent solar-powered battery looks like a futuristic Tony Stark invention

Remember Iron Man’s transparent smartphones? They might become reality sooner than you think thanks to an unusual new type of battery that’s not only …

DARPA develops a way for humans to produce their own lifesaving vaccines

ST. LOUIS — The next factory for lifesaving drugs could be the human body itself.<p>Scientists are developing a new vaccine-making method that co-opts …

Biochemistry

5 Reasons Why An International Space Station Should Really Orbit The Moon

If the $100 billion International Space Station (ISS) had been constructed to orbit our Moon instead of Earth, prospects for the U.S.’ human spaceflight program would arguably be much brighter than today.<p>Here are a few reasons why:<p><b>An International Lunar Space Station (ILSS) would have guaranteed</b> …

Startup claims a breakthrough in brain-like computing on chips

A small, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based company called Knowm claims it will soon begin commercializing a state-of-the-art technique for building …

How A 1200-Year-Old Hacking Technique Can Already Crack Tomorrow's Encrypted Vaults

In the ninth century, Baghdad was not the violent epicentre of a conflict between Western and Eastern ideologies it would become once Bush and Blair sent the troops to Iraq. It was, rather, the centre of the civilized world and home to a renowned scientific hub, Bayt al-Hikma, known in English as …

Databases

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Education

Woman invents tent for refugees which can collect rainwater and store solar energy

This collapsible tent can collect rainwater, store solar energy could just change the lives of millions of refugees around the world.<p>The tent, which …

Weather

Halsey: Badlands

Images on this 20-year-old New Yorker's debut flicker by like broadcasts from a battlefield or texts from a party: the man with his hands around a …

Use Google to look up weird coding terms? You could end up working there

Google has many ways of sourcing talent. It has a highly developed in-house recruiting organization, and gets a staggering number of external applications. But if you’re in the habit of looking up obscure coding terms, you might see one of the company’s more obscure recruiting methods, a message …

Georgia Tech