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A Man’s Thoughts Controlled Robots Inside A Cockroach

The nanobots could one day dispense drugs with more precision in people<p>A man has used his thoughts to activate tiny robots inside a cockroach. This technology could eventually give people more control over when and where a medication is active in their body. The experiment, published August 15 in</i> …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Scientists Create 'Ghosts' in the Lab by Tricking the Brain

Neuroscientists have succeeded in creating "ghosts" in the laboratory by tricking the brains of test subjects into feeling an unexpected "presence" in the room.<p>Under normal circumstances the brain is able to form a unified self-perception, but lead researcher Olaf Blanke explained that when this …

Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25, With Discoveries and Drama Galore

At the ripe old age of 25, the Hubble Space Telescope is arguably the best-known science instrument in the world — but that's only partly due to the scientific wonders it has revealed.<p>To appreciate the full significance of the $2 billion orbiting observatory's place in science and culture, you have …

Universe

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are closer than ever to catastrophe

Important changes have been made since 2010, but the oil and gas industry has not learned from the historic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico<p>In the five years since the Deepwater Horizon accident, the oil and gas industry has not retreated to safety. Instead, it has expanded its technological horizon …

Oil

On the Red Couch with Cool Hunting’s Josh Rubin

<i>Editor-in-chief Josh Rubin started Cool Hunting as a “personal reference tool.” It was a way for him to digitally organize his inspirations. It wasn’t long before the site developed a loyal audience and became part of what Rubin calls the “media ecosystem”—which transformed his personal inspiration</i> …

Edgy blogger sensation SciBabe takes the lab coat off science

Yvette d'Entremont knows a thing or two about attention-grabbing stunts in the name of science. Like that time she downed 50 homeopathic sleeping pills for a YouTube video (no stomach pumps needed).<p>But nothing prepared her for taking down the Food Babe.<p>"It's just been crazy!" D'Entremont said.<p>The …

Science

This Commerce Department report from 1948 shows how disastrously, off-the-charts wrong forecasters can be

Last week I wrote about the most important news stories of the last 100 years that nobody would have thought were possible until they happened.<p>One was the baby boom -- a surge in births from 1945 to 1965 that influenced the country over the following decades in every way imaginable.<p>If you had to …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Is your voice trustworthy, engaging or soothing to strangers?

Analysis of millions of audio files has led one US company to claim that their software can predict how a person’s voice will make a listener feel<p>Few people consciously think about their voice, but the way we speak is one of the most fundamental parts of our individual identity. The intricate …

Psychology

An alternative 13 best books about science? | Rebekah Higgitt

What books do you think people should read to understand science - not just its content, but also its history and place in society?<p>Yesterday the Nobel Prize-winner Steven Weinberg offered Guardian readers his 13 best science books for the general reader. It garnered plenty of comments, on the post …

Books

BUFFETT: Volatility is not the same thing as risk, and investors who think it is will cost themselves money

In his most recent annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett wrote about the difference between the two and how many investors conflate these concepts, costing themselves money.<p>Here's Buffett:<p><b>The unconventional, but inescapable, conclusion to be drawn from the past fifty</b> …

Who Should—And Who Shouldn't—Take Vitamin D

Does your diet need a little extra D? For researchers, it’s one of nutrition’s most vexing questions. “It’s the wild, wild west,” says Dr. JoAnn …

Medicine

Happy eating: Ingredient to a long life, in your cereal bowl

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's good news for those of you who wake up to a bowl of cereal every morning, especially if your go-to choice is high in fiber. Hidden in that favorite box may be a prize better than a plastic toy. It just might hold the key to a longer life, according to a new study.<p>No, this study …

Nutrition

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Engineering

Bernanke answers Fed policy critics in new blog

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is finally taking off the gloves, using a new blog to respond to criticism from Congress that the central bank hurt seniors by keeping interest rates too low for years.<p>"When I was chairman, more than one legislator accused me and my colleagues on the …

Interest Rates

10 of the bravest moves Steve Jobs made at Apple

Jobs co-founded Apple and brought the company back to life after he briefly left, saving it from crashing. That meant making hard choices and going with decisions he wasn't sure were going to work out.<p>Jobs' history at Apple is full of them, and Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli document them well in …

Why Are Israeli Startups Leading The Tech World?

Cross-pollination between military and civilian technologies fuels a fast-moving industry.<p>People lined both sides of Boylston Street, rounds of cheers going up as runners approached the end of the 2013 Boston marathon. Then white smoke plumed. Windows splintered. Fifteen seconds later, another …

Opinion: This is the chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — At some point in the next five years, the U.S. stock market is likely to be more than 30% lower than where it …

Stock Markets

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

User-Created Stickers Bring in $12M for Line in 3 Months

The cutesy stickers that messaging app Line is famous for are not just popular — they help to rake in the money. After all, Line makes over $10 million a month just from selling stickers.<p>Line further rode on the potential of stickers by opening a marketplace in April that lets anyone create and …

Dave Eggers' 'The Circle' uncomfortably close to Internet reality | DW | 14.08.2014

Google, Facebook and Apple are small fry compared to the Circle - an Internet giant, which is a search engine, social network and hardware …

The 20 Highest-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require A College Degree

It turns out you don't need a college degree to pull in a pretty penny.<p>Yes, workers with only a high school diploma do face an unemployment rate nearly twice that of college educated workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and they make almost half of what those with a …

Tech maintenance tasks everyone forgets about, but really shouldn't

Update your Wi-Fi router<p>If you're experiencing slow Wi-Fi speeds, spotty connections, or trouble with technologies like AirPlay, updating the …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

21 Extreme Close Ups of the Human Eye

Born in 1976, Suren Manvelyan started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests …

Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

MIAMI (MarketWatch) — Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 …

Stock Markets

Future pacemakers might be completely biological

It's pretty amazing that humanity has invented a small electrical device that can be used to ensure a heart keeps a steady beat, but pacemakers have to be maintained, replaced -- sometimes they can even become infected. Researchers say they're working on a less invasive solution: a "biological …

How the iPhone 6 And iOS8 Will Revolutionize Sports And Fitness

If you’re into sports and fitness, you probably like the idea of your own personal trainer. That someone that will keep you focused, drive your performance higher, and keep you on track. Many can hire one, while others find it out of their price range.<p>Fitness, and sports are a massive business that …