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This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones

The Regenerative Reliquary project aims to find new ways to grow missing bones–or let people reshape their own.<p>Synthetic bone grafts–made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers–are nothing new. But that’s just the most simple vision of what artificial bone …

China’s lucrative caffeine craze

Cashing in on a new thirst for java<p>In 2005, Richard Chien opened a coffee shop in northeastern China, where an assembly line of novice baristas dished out 900 cups a day for 6 yuan – or less than a $1 – a pop. A decade later, he runs a classy coffee school in Beijing, where trainees spend hours …

Coffee

How ants walk backwards carrying a heavy load and still find home

Imagine carrying something heavy, like a couch, and walking backwards as you move it to a desired place. Now imagine doing it alone every day for …

Mitochondrial DNA levels as a marker of embryo viability in IVF - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Helsinki, 4 July 2016: Despite the claims and counter-claims for new embryo assessment techniques introduced over the past two decades, the search …

CERN finds four new X particles – how big a deal is this? | Cosmos

What’s just happened?<p><b>Physicists at CERN have discovered four new “tetraquark” particles</b> – unusual arrangements of four fundamental particles called …

How Hypertension Kills You Silently

Stress is an integral part of each one of our lives and it cannot be eliminated no matter how much we try. While a little stress is good and keeps us …

7 Surprising Ways Evolution Is Changing Human Physiology

<i>What are humans evolving into, or out of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Emmanuel Fabella, M.D., ex-zoologist, on Quora:</b><p>The data suggests that our species is evolving into:<p><b>Delayed menopause</b>. …

Biology

Genes Are Overrated

Their discovery wasn’t predestined, nor do they dictate our destinies—and current ideas about them may die.<p>The Gene: An Intimate History<p>By Siddhartha Mukherjee<p>Scribner<p>In the Darwinian struggle of scientific ideas, the gene is surely among the select. It has become the foundation of medicine and the …

Genetics

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The Myth of Ethidium Bromide

Ethidium bromide is found in pretty much every molecular biology lab around. Ask most biologists about handling it, and you’re get a fearful …

This Whole 'Eating Bugs' Thing Actually Has Legs

It’s not often that a United Nations report provides the spark for a hot startup. But when Greg Sewitz, a senior at Brown University, read the UN …

Smithsonian Insider – Smithsonian Discovery: 46-million-year-old beetle had zinc jaws | Smithsonian Insider

Remember the scene in <i>Moonraker</i> where Robert Kiel, as the steel-toothed character Jaws, bites through a tram cable that sends Roger Moore’s James Bond …

10 questions still baffling scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world's most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

Stuntman Backflips Over Speeding Formula E Car Despite What Every Law of Physics Says

Just like Sterling Archer, Hollywood stuntman Damien Walters lives in the Danger Zone. Walters has had several badass, death-defying stunts in films …

More People Seek Genetic Testing, But There Aren't Enough Counselors

Erika Stallings' mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. When it came back in her early 40s, her physicians started looking for clues.<p>"That's when the doctors realized there may be something genetic going on, and that's when she was tested, and found out she was a carrier for <i>BRCA</i>2," …

The ugly side of wildlife photography

Wildlife and their habitat are facing a new threat—from unethical practices deployed by a new breed of nature photographers. An exponential surge in …

Wildlife

This online game gave scientists new insight into quantum computing strategies

Video game strategies may have given quantum researchers a new insight into a crucial problem facing quantum computing, according to a new article in <i>Nature</i>. The research focused on a game called <i>Quantum Moves</i>, which is designed to mimic neutral atoms in an optical lattice. Facing a time limit, …

Feathers: A Stunning Photographic Love Letter to Evolution’s Masterpiece and Its Astonishing Array of Beauty

Art meets science in a poetic celebration of Earth’s astonishing diversity.<p><i>“Hope is a thing with feathers,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote, unwitting of how wonderfully this artistic truth conveys a fact of science. More than material for metaphor, feathers are one of evolution’s most hopeful creations — a …

6 Unlikely Menswear Combos (For A More Unique Off-Duty Style)

Who doesn't want more return on their money? More value for the time spent, erm, spending it? In fashion-speak, this involves investing in everyday …

Billionaire backs plan to send pint-sized starships beyond the Solar System

$100-million initiative would be proof of concept for high-speed galactic travel.<p>Space has long fascinated humans, but few have dared to initiate an …

The Extinction Invention - MIT Technology Review

Malaria kills half a million people each year, mostly children in tropical Africa. The price tag for eradicating the disease is estimated at more …

Public Health

How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.<p>The sensation that the boundaries between yourself and the world around you are erasing correlates to …

Ravana

Ravana is the mythical multi-headed demon-king of Lanka in Hindu mythology. With ten heads and twenty arms, Ravana could change into any form he …

Hinduism

Miracles of yoga that left this heart surgeon stumped

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Eastern philosophy has consistently shown that the mind has a far greater effect on our heart than modern medicine …

Your Brain on Maths: Educational Neurononsense Revisited

Earlier this week, I was asked on Twitter why I had never blogged about the "neuro-myths" of Jo Boaler. I confessed I'd never heard of her. So I …

Biologists discover sophisticated 'alarm' signals in honey bees: 'Stop signals' found to encode predator danger, attack context

'Stop signals' found to encode predator danger, attack context<p>Bees can use sophisticated signals to warn their nestmates about the level of danger …

Why Meditation Makes You Happier, Healthier, Successful and How to Get Started

The benefits of meditation have been talked about for years around mental health, boosted immunity, vitality and creativity. Sounds too good to be …

Not a Fish Tale: Humans Are Ingesting Plastic Thanks to Ocean Pollution

(Photo: Plastic Bag via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)<p>Humans generate more than 300 million tons of plastic annually -- an amount equal to the …

Serket

Serket (also known as Serqet, Selkis, and Selket) is an Egyptian goddess of protection associated with the scorpion. She was worshipped widely in …

Ancient History

Agamemnon

Agamemnon was the King of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army in the Trojan War of Homer’s <i>Iliad</i>. He is presented as a great warrior but selfish …

Ancient History