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Beauty Brand 'Philosophy' Supports Mental Health With New Initiative

One brand of beauty products isn’t afraid to shed some light on the importance of internal well-being. In July, the skin care company philosophy announced that by January 2015, 1% of all sales across all products will go to community-based mental illness prevention and treatment organizations …

In the UK, ‘Antisocial’ Photography Can Get You Questioned and Potentially Arrested

It’s a tale as old as time: 81-year-old photographer in East Sussex takes pictures of bachelorette parties, bachelorette parties don’t seem to mind …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

Baby's brain 'rehearses' before first words - Futurity

New research shows that infants' brains start laying down the groundwork of how to form words long before they're ready for speech.

IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …

The parental nurturing that you receive as a kid shows up in your blood

Children whose parents received 14 hours of training had lower levels of inflammation years later<p>Children who grow up poor and underprivileged experience a variety of health problems at higher rates than the general population. And these health problems persist independently of the economic status …

This giant dome of cameras can capture your every move in 3D

The Panoptic Studio captures video from 480 cameras arranged in a giant sphere<p>Motion capture technology has come a long way in the past few decades. Just take a look at Gollum actor Andy Serkis's incredibly expressive performance as a computer-generated simian in <i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i>. That …

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 …

Genetics

Can you learn in your sleep?

Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.<p>Just before you climb under your duvet, you carefully prepare your room. You sprinkle a few drops of incense on your pillow, put on some headphones, …

The Brain

Danish Scientist Kicks HIV Virus Out Of Body Cells For First Time

But an HIV cure is “many, many years away”.<p>But there are those in the HIV/AIDS community calling for the public to have some realistic expectations about the chances of finding a workable vaccine or cure.<p>"I sometimes get the impression that the public thinks medical researchers can solve any …

Public Health

New microchip promises to streamline and simplify diabetes diagnoses

For people who don't already know, here's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes: the body produces little or no insulin in the case of …

Diabetes

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in April

Britain's fertility regulator could allow doctors to create the first babies to have three people's DNA from next April after the government pressed ahead with plans to legalise the procedure.<p>The technique, known as mitochondrial transfer, offers hope to families affected by a wide range of …

Smart seatbelts monitor heart rate to stop drivers nodding off

Spanish engineers are developing a seatbelt which monitors the heart rate of drivers and issues an alert, warning them to pull over, if they are in danger of falling asleep behind the wheel<p>Seatbelts which monitor heart rate and wake drivers up if they sense they are falling asleep behind the wheel, …

Photographer Looks to Retrace the Footsteps of Robert Frank in ‘The Americans’

Similar in nature to the tribute Peter Essick paid to Ansel Adams, photographer Trenton Moore is on a mission to quite literally retrace the …

This Selfie Toaster Can Burn Your Portrait Onto Your Morning Toast

Want further evidence of how far the concept of a “selfie” has spread in our culture? Look no further than this wacky Selfie Toaster by the Vermont …

Did You Know: We Don’t Have a Clear Photo of Pluto, but Next Year We Will

Pluto has had a rough existence. Discovered February 18th, 1930, the largest object in the Kuiper belt has gone through a number of classifications, …

Want to Make a Family Portrait More Exciting? Just Add a Lightning Strike to the Background!

Now <i>there’s</i> a family portrait you don’t see every day. Photographer Kelly DeLay captured the photo above showing himself and his family standing in …

MIOPS: A New High Speed Camera Trigger You Can Control with Your Phone

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger created by the minds behind the Nero Trigger. Looking to get financed through Kickstarter, the …