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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled …

Human stem cells cloned for the first time

An international team of scientists announced today that for the first time ever, they were able to create new human stem cells by cloning older, fully mature human cells. The process cannot be used to create full human clones, as the scientists involved were quick to point out, but it does allow …

Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

Contact: are alien-hunting scientists going to trigger a planetary invasion?

You’ll soon be able to send messages into outer space — but some experts are worried about who’s listening, and what they’ll do when they hear you<p>If you could talk to extraterrestrials, what would you tell them? Start mulling over that question, because you'll soon be able to send your very own …

For the first time, scientists can identify your emotions based on brain activity

The mind reading trick, done before with objects, is now plumbing the depths of human feeling<p>The field of neuroscience has been animated recently by the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI. When a person lies in an fMRI machine, scientists can see their brain activity in real …

Next-generation genome sequencing yields healthy test-tube baby, scientists announce

A technique that could render in-vitro fertilization (IVF) markedly more reliable, and maybe even less expensive, has for the first time been used to select an embryo that yielded the birth of a healthy baby boy.<p>Connor Levy was born in June to parents in Pennsylvania, who'd tried IVF on previous …

The 10 Things You'll Need to Build Your Very First Robot

Before you starting messing around with electronics, you need to understand the bits that govern conductivity and connectivity. Here's our handy guide to the basics.<p>Before you starting messing around with electronics, you need to understand the bits that govern conductivity and connectivity. Here's …

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Watch a 400-Million-Year-Old Arachnid Walk

Scientists model the eight-legged gait of a spider relative from long, long ago.<p>Using open source 3D modeling software, paleontologists resurrected a 410-million-year-old spider relative—digitally, anyway. The researchers from the University of Manchester and Berlin's Museum für Naturkunde, …

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How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …