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World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Physiology

Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

Bill Gates wants to build a futuristic community in Arizona.<p>A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix.<p>The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital …

Bill Gates

When mammals switched from nights to days

Mammals once were night creatures. A new study suggests they became active in daylight after the dinosaurs went extinct, 66 million years …

Paleontology

Buried For Up to 50,000 Years, a Perfectly Frozen Cave Lion Cub Was Just Found in Siberia

There is talk about cloning!<p>With its head resting on its paw, the remains of a cave lion cub found frozen in Siberia could have been sleeping in the …

3 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Pineapple

Pineapple is one of my absolute favorite fruits, and I know I’m not the only one who loves the tropical treat. There’s no question it’s refreshing …

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …

Genetics

You Now Have A Giant, Slithering Reason To Never Travel To Maine

The state of Maine is perhaps best known for being a place where horrific things happen to people thanks to Stephen King. If you don’t live near Maine or haven’t been there, it wouldn’t be difficult to assume that it was simply a strange gateway to another, evil dimension. Yet, it’s not. It’s kind …

Steve Jobs didn't invent the iPhone, says Nancy Pelosi

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>That Steve Jobs.<p>He was a pretty good designer. He was also good at putting things together.<p>But let's not forget who was really behind fine tech inventions such as the iPhone. It was the US government.<p>I know …

Democratic National Convention

Eating Dark Chocolate Every Day Could Help You Be a Better Athlete

Another reason to love chocolate.<p>We already know that anti-oxidant-packed dark chocolate can improve brain functionality, cure a cough and make you …

Meizu says Pro 6 is the world's first 10-core smartphone

Have you heard of Meizu? It's another Chinese company that makes cheap smartphones. And while those used to come with the caveat of dubious build …

Microsoft will get rid of ads in your email, but it'll cost ya

Advertising and the Internet: It only seemed like a marriage made in heaven.<p>Well, Microsoft might begin offering a respite if you're willing to shell out $3.99 per month and use its email service, Outlook.com. You'll get other features too, like personalized email addresses (you@yourname.us).<p>This …

Microsoft

Scientists have unearthed the fossil of an ancient creature, found in a Kenyan streambed, that roamed the savannah 75,000 years ago<p>In an ancient streambed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, scientists have unearthed fossils of a wildebeest-like creature named Rusingoryx that boasted a weird nasal structure …

Dinosaurs

See a guy summon his Tesla with an Apple Watch

Tesla's Summon feature, which lets you call upon the car to unpark itself out of the garage and arrive at your doorstep, is cool enough by itself, …

Tesla

Apple's Future iPhones May Get a Very Major Upgrade

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Stewart says talk about Hollywood’s gender inequality is ‘boring’ but Variety mislabels interview and implies she was talking about lack of racial diversity<p>Variety has been forced to issue a correction after it posted a video interview in which Kristen Stewart called recent discussions about gender …

Film Festivals

Surprise! Your Facebook Friends Aren’t Your Friends In Real Life

You’ve got a friend in me (and three other people)<p>A new study from Oxford University confirms why we have to specify someone is a “Facebook friend” instead of a friend.<p>Professor Robin Dunbar looked at the relationship between people’s Facebook friends and real friends, and found that only 14 out of …

Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight and specific strength, and "superior stability" at high temperatures. Magnesium is …