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Under pressure, Silicon Valley workers turn to LSD microdosing

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Psychedelic Drugs

Afropunk

If the Afropunk festival was a person, it’d probably be Solange Knowles: youthful, gorgeous, fearless and just a little bit weird. It’s also one of a …

Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Wearable Tech

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Wireless Implant Eliminates Bacteria, Then Dissolves

Researchers at Tufts University and University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana successfully delivered an antibiotic treatment to mice with a bacterial infection with what’s considered to be the first resorbable wireless electronic implant.<p>The wireless implant, made of silk and magnesium, delivered …

Avengers: Age of Ultron reshoots set for January, Avengers: Infinity War to film in the UK

According to The Daily Mail, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are set to reassemble at Pinewood Studios in January for two weeks of reshoots on the upcoming …

You can charge a phone battery by playing music at it

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Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks

Maybe the animals were just mad about their low page-ranking<p>Shark bites are a real threat to undersea fiber-optic cables. No, really. Google actually goes so far as to wrap its wires in a Kevlar-like material to prevent damage from sharks, a company spokesperson recently disclosed. As you can see …

Why Names Are So Easy to Forget

Nice to see you again, Suuu...Sandra? Samantha? Jennifer. Sorry.<p>Once, at a party, I was introduced to a friend of a friend. We shook hands, I told her my name, she told me hers. Then she did something that I was ever so grateful for.<p>"Hang on," she said. "Can you say your name again? I wasn't really …

Yoshiki Sasai: A tribute to an outstanding scientist

Photograph: Mo Costandi/Mo Costandi<p>Yoshiki Sasai (standing) and Mototsugu Eiraku at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, 30th January, 2014. Photograph: Mo …

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can weigh nearly as much as the object it's propelling, increasing costs while significantly limiting range. It's a challenge we're going to need to overcome before launching long-distance treks through …

The Monumental Challenge of Mapping the Human Brain

Alessandro Napoli is a bioengineer and neuroscientist at Temple University in Philadelphia. As the European Union's Human Brain Project draws fire for an ambitious computer-simulated brain project, Napoli explains why modeling the human brain is so difficult—and how a few new technologies may help …

Neurophilosophy

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

These are the words of Louis Del Monte, physicist, entrepreneur, and author of "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution." Del Monte spoke to us over the phone about his thoughts surrounding artificial intelligence and the singularity, an indeterminate point in the future when machine intelligence …

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

A New Zealand man who played eight hours of video games for four days in a row developed life-threatening blood clots so severe that doctors created a new condition: “gamer’s thrombosis.” The situation involving the 31-year-old PlayStation fan was picked as the case report of the year for 2013 by …

Apple has a new programming language called Swift, 'and it totally rules'

Apple introduced a boatload of new consumer features for OS X and iOS today, but one of the biggest announcements for developers could be its new programming language, Swift. Craig Federighi just announced it, saying that Apple is trying to build a language that doesn't have the "baggage" of …

The Best Candidates For Earth 2.0

It is only a matter of time before we will need a new rock to call home.<p>Fortunately, there are plenty of planets beyond our solar system that are similar in size to Earth and circle stars like our sun.<p>These planets are known to exist in the "habitable zone," a region that is not too hot or too …

Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be vital weapon against malaria

627,000 deaths per year: that's a good figure. Malaria, the deadly illness caused by infected mosquitoes, is on the retreat, thanks to medical treatments that have reduced mortality rates by 42% since 2000. Among African children, the mortality rate has dropped even more: 54%. Even so, one African …

Public Health

3D-Printed Ford Gran Torino Is the Muscle Car From Hell

3D Printed Ford Gran Torino<p>3D-Printed Ford Gran Torino<p>6-3D08adf<p>4-3d09870a<p>5-3d0870adf<p>Walk through this year's New York international Auto Show, and …

Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-death project

Google’s secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself — or at least staving it off far longer than ever before.<p>To that end, the company has been recruiting some of the top names in anti-aging and genetics research. The latest is Cynthia Kenyon, a high-profile biochemist and …

How To Create Super-Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From The 'Heartbleed' Bug

Heartbleed is particularly dangerous because it extends much deeper than just a bug within an app that can be easily updated.<p>It's a problem with the technology that powers the services that transmit secure information from websites such as Gmail and Facebook.<p>The Heartbleed bug affects versions of …

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R review

The allure of the Gigabyte Brix Pro is undeniable - what we have here is a full desktop Core i7 quad-core CPU integrated into a minuscule case that …

'Batman vs Superman': what's with the casting choices?

If there's one conclusion to be drawn from recent events surrounding the forthcoming "Batman vs Superman" movie, it's that Zack Snyder and David S Goyer don't give a monkeys whether fans agree with their casting decisions. First there was Ben Affleck as Batman, a choice that proved about as popular …

Small but imperfectly formed

VACUUM TUBES, semiconductors and the internet have changed how we live; now nanotechnology promises a similar revolution. Nanocoatings that make it …

Infants With Pets Look To Where The Action Happens

My baby is three months old, and he already seems to understand the world around him. The coffee machine (known as the coffee robot in our household) makes a grinding and pressing noise, which no longer startles him. The holiday tree, which has only been up for a week is a source of constant …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

Oxford Dictionaries Dubs "Selfie" as 2013's Word of the Year

It was the word heard 'round the world—the Oxford Dictionaries has officially dubbed "selfie" 2013’s Word of the Year, beating out Miley Cyrus's …