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If drinking purified pee weirds you out, don’t live in a desert

Water recycling is probably a better option for California and other desert areas, assuming people can get used to the yuck factor.<p>Eric Holthaus on …

New Study Uncovers Why Stress Leads To Depression In Some, But Not Others

In response to stress, some people cope easily while others succumb to depression or other mood disorders. While depression can develop from a wide variety of biological and genetic factors, stressful events are often a major trigger. But why does stress make some people develop mood disorders …

Neuroscience

Molecular 'onion' could one day deliver drugs - Futurity

Scientists have created basic membrane structures, called vesicles, that self-assemble in concentric layers like those of an onion.

How Soon Might We Have Genetically Modified Meat?

The state of diarrhea-preventing goat milk, flu-resistant poultry, and cleaner pigs.<p>There are no genetically engineered animals sold for human consumption right now. The only candidate that's anywhere close, AquaBounty's fast-growing GM salmon, seems to have stalled in its approval process, in …

Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

From red to white to orange to blue, fish flesh can land almost anywhere on the color spectrum.<p>What's behind this huge variation? A lot of things — from genetics to bile pigments. And parsing the rainbow can tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.<p><b>Red</b> …

Obama Announces Expanded Marine Sanctuary, Efforts Against Fraudulent Seafood

New rules under the sea and on the plate<p>With a State Department-sponsored ocean summit (#OurOcean2014) underway this week, the science-related policy announcements are coming thick and fast:<p>President Obama today announced (although some word was leaked last night) the administration's intention to …

Conservation

Elon Musk takes on carbon with solar, battery bets

NEW YORK (AP) — The energy world is not keeping up with Elon Musk, so he's trying to take matters into his own hands.<p>Musk, chairman of the solar …

Several Nations Announce Massive Marine Reserves in the Pacific

The U.S., Cook Islands, Bahamas, and Palau add to protected areas.<p>By the close of a two-day conference in Washington on the world's oceans, five nations had pledged to extend marine protections to cover more than a million square miles.<p>The United States, Palau, the Cook Islands, and the Bahamas …

Broccoli-Sprout Beverage Can Detoxify Pollutants

China has a serious pollution problem and it’s harming the health of people who live there—even those living outside of the biggest cities.<p>But …

Drought Forces California Bees to Rely on Artificial Nectar

In a good year, California produces more honey than any other state. But the Golden State hasn't seen a good year in almost four years.<p>In that time, …

What Will We Eat In 2050?

I remember my first “American-style” fast food. Burger King opened a location in Liverpool and I went out with some friends to check it out. I remember little details like queuing at right angles to the counter rather than snaking along the wall as was typical at the local fish and chip shop. I …

Sitting too long may increase your cancer risk

If you’re spending a lot of time sitting every day, either in front of the TV or at work, you may be at higher risk for developing certain types of cancer, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.<p>The study found an additional two hours a day of …

New technique could heal teeth painlessly, avoid cavities

Instead of having to drill and fill cavities, dentists could head them off at the pass with a new technique that accelerates a tooth's natural healing, King's College London announced this week.<p>The technique, called electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization, is being developed by …

The CreoPop Pen Is The Easiest Way To Get Into 3D Art

If you’re looking to get into 3D art, the CreoPop pen is the closest thing you can get to a “beginner’s option.” Unlike 3D printing, which requires creating a model in a CAD-like application and sending it to an expensive printer like those made by Makerbot, CreoPop lets you create 3D objects …

New li-ion battery anode could charge electronics in minutes

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a silicon anode that would allow us to charge lithium-ion batteries up to 16 …

Primal Gear’s Compact Folding Survival Bow | RECOIL

Primal Gear Unlimited is a company that specializes in ‘hunting, survival, camping and every day carry”. They’ve only been around for approximately a …

Hiking Gear: Paracord Survival Bracelets

You see them every now, in all the sporting goods stores and even if Walmart. They come in a variety of colors and even with watches or some sort of …

Human trials planned for genetically-modified "super bananas"

According to the Queensland University of Technology's Prof. James Dale, 650,000 to 700,000 children die worldwide every year due to pro-vitamin A …

Using your phone to wake up rested in the morning

There’s an app by the name of “Sleep Cycle” that takes the prospect of waking up every morning completely refreshed and aims to make it a reality. …

Apps

Soap Android Powered Intelligent Touchscreen Router (video)

An Indiegogo crowd funding campaign is currently underway looking to raise $42,000 to help the Soap Android powered touchscreen router make the jump …

Kirin Ichiban Frozen Beer Slushie Machine

When the mercury starts to rise, there's nothing quite like a cold beer to help cool you off — then throw in a healthy portion of slushie foam on …

Cordless Earbuds That Charge In Your Pocket

Quite simply, the new Earin earbuds from former Sony Ericsson and Nokia engineers are the smallest, cordless earbuds on the market. The balanced …

Turn your webcam into a home security device with one app

If you’ve got a webcam lying around, you might be wondering what to do with it. Your computer probably has a pretty decent one you use as little as …

What To Expect From Amazon's New 3D Device And Its "New Type Of Sensor"

Amazon, inarguably the zaniest tech company in the heavyweight class, is widely expected to release its very own smartphone this week. The Seattle-based company teased its new product—a physical device this time and not a service—with a mysterious video and an inscrutable event invite in the form …

Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Apple has agreed to settle with U.S. states and consumers in a class action brought against the company for conspiring with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. The trial was set for July, and the company could …

Democrats introduce bill to ban 'paid prioritization' on the Net

Democratic congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will ensure the Internet stays accessible to all online services and Net users and free of so-called "fast lanes."<p>The Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, …

Net Neutrality

YouTube to block indie labels who don't sign up to new music service

Independent artists could disappear from YouTube "in a matter of days" after the Google video service confirmed it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service.<p>YouTube is about to begin testing the new service – which will charge …

John Legere slams Amazon and AT&T over rumored smartphone exclusivity

Earlier today, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> broke word that Amazon's smartphone — set to be announced tomorrow — will be an AT&T exclusive in the United States. The exclusivity deal hasn't been confirmed, but that's not stopping T-Mobile CEO John Legere from venting about it on Twitter. In a series of …

Activists Are Planting Weed in Public All Over the UK

I joined the head of the "Feed the Birds" campaign as he sowed some seeds along the Thames.<p><i>Cannabis growing in Newport, South Wales (Photo via)</i><p>Historically, British cannabis campaigners haven’t had a lot of luck when it comes to the battle for legalisation. For whatever reason, politicians don’t …