Nicolás Giannareas

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The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …

Lionel Messi Reportedly Unhappy with Luis Enrique, Barcelona Mole Alleged

Link to Media<p>Lionel Messi is reportedly among "a number of the dressing-room heavyweights" who are "none too pleased" with Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, according to reports in Spain.<p>Jose Felix Diaz of <i>Marca</i> reports a growing frustration from inside the Camp Nou after Barca's losses to Real Madrid …

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Scientists Create Personalized Stem Cells, Raising Hopes for Diabetes Cure

Insulin-producing cells could one day replace cells damaged by diabetes, a step toward curing the disease.<p>Regenerative medicine took a step forward on Monday with the announcement of the creation of the first disease-specific line of embryonic stem cells made with a patient's own DNA.<p>These cells, …

Science Explains Why This Image Disgusts Some People

Up to 16% of people (18% of females and 11% of males) become viscerally upset after looking at images of clustered holes, according to the first ever study on the condition known as trypophobia. These clusters of holes are common in nature, also including honeycombs and clusters of soap bubbles.<p>One …

5 Science And Technology Claims That Should Be Jokes But Aren't

We wish these were April Fools pranks.<p>This April Fools' Day, we're feeling grumpy. Below are five major claims that have crossed our science-and-technology radar in the past few months, and that we only wish were jokes. The pushers of these items continue to make mischief, meaning people are still …

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5 most incredible discoveries of the week

A microbe that nearly made the Earth a dead zone and an intriguing ocean discovery on a moon of Saturn highlight the list:<p>1. Villain That Nearly Killed All Life on Earth Is ... Tiny: Name your favorite culprit for the mass extinction that wiped out nearly every life form on Earth 250 million years …

Red Planet Rising: Mars Shines Brighter Than It Has in Years

If you want to see Mars at its best, now's your time: This month, the Red Planet looks bigger and brighter than it has for the past six years.<p>That may sound like the Great Mars Hoax — the occasional (and totally false) claim that Mars will loom as big as the moon in the night sky. But in this case, …

The Micro is a 3D printer 'designed for everyone'

M3D is making a bid to bring 3D printing to everyday consumers. Today the company is introducing the Micro, a product it claims to be the world’s "first truly consumer 3D printer." The Micro — now live (and already funded) on Kickstarter — was designed around three key principles: reliability, …

Hummingbird Genes Trace Existence ‘on the Extremes’

WASHINGTON — For such small creatures, hummingbirds have racked up an huge list of claims to fame.<p>They are the smallest birds and the smallest warm-blooded animals on Earth. They have the fastest heart and the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate. They are the only birds that can fly backward. And …

Higgs Boson May Be Composed Of Tiny 'Techni-Quark' Particles, Physicists Say

<i>Updated April 4 at 10:51 a.m. ET.</i><p>The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests …

Serial-Killing Star System Waits In A Galaxy Graveyard In The Furnace Constellation

Sixty million light years from Earth, the galaxy known as NGC 1316 sits among the remains of the many galaxies it has mercilessly murdered in the last billions of years.<p>Peering at the far-off galaxy through telescopes like Hubble and the ‘scopes at the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla site …

What Caused the Chilean Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p>Even planet Earth has its faults. Movement along those fault lines causes earthquakes, big and small, to rattle the globe every day, most recently making news this week with a powerful quake, and tsunami, striking Chile.<p>The latest …

Surgeons successfully implant 3-D printed skull

Several months ago, neurosurgeons in the Netherlands took off most of a young woman's skull and replaced it with a chunk of plastic.<p>Dr. Bon Verweij, a brain surgeon with the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, recently released a graphic video of the procedure. Verweij had done partial …

Chile's 8.2 quake leaves 6 dead, causes less damage than feared

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet toured northern Chile on Wednesday, inspecting the damage from a magnitude 8.2 earthquake the night before that left six people dead and forced the evacuation of about 900,000 others but which apparently caused less damage than feared.<p>At first …

Deep sea creatures shed light on the future of medical imaging

In July, a team of scientists organised by the American Museum of Natural History will dive 300 metres below the Atlantic Ocean's surface about 160km off the coast of New England. Among their goals: to find bioluminescent creatures – such as the dinoflagellates that make their own light, causing …

DARPA opens biotech office to utilize biology for national defense

"Starting today, biology takes its place among the core sciences that represent the future of defense technology." That's according to a press release today from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcing its new Biological Technologies Office, which will work on things like …

So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

The morning I met Elaine Rich, she was sitting at the kitchen table of her small town home in suburban Maryland trying to estimate refugee flows in Syria.<p>It wasn't the only question she was considering; there were others:<p>Will North Korea launch a new multistage missile before May 10, 2014?<p>Will …