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The bacteria that could lead to a probiotic-based immunization for stress, anxiety and depression

Science has only just started to tease out a fascinating relationship between bacteria, inflammation and mood over the last few years. Not only are …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

Medicine

Scotland-Sized "Dead Zone" in Arabian Sea Is a "Disaster Waiting to Happen"

Scientists say the situation is worse than they originally feared.<p>In the Gulf of Oman, the water is still. But tranquility isn’t always a positive …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

Starbucks Just Flashed a Huge Buy Signal

The coffee giant plans to significantly ramp up hiring over the coming years. Revenue and profit growth should follow.<p>The last few months have been …

We know more about that crash involving Uber’s self-driving car

New details about the collision last weekend involving one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles raise questions about how self-driving technology, which is still under development, will respond to roadway scenarios where human behavior and common driving practices may not always align with the letter of …

Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “medical mystery of the first order,” scientists are baffled by the ability of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand upright without the benefit of spines.<p>Doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who …

Mitch McConnell

Pixie is the 'Pokémon Go' for finding your lost stuff

There's not much worse than losing your stuff — except maybe the time you wind up wasting looking for it. Nothing is more infuriating than being held …

Scientists Just Melted a Solid Below Its Freezing Point

Imagine you are standing in a freezer.<p>You look at an ice cube. “Ah, a solid, yes, this makes a lot of sense to me,” you think. But suddenly, it …

Chemistry

A transplant operation of cartilage from the nose could bring help to people who suffer knee problems

Swiss doctors have reported that cartilage cells harvested from patients’ own noses have been used to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults with damaged cartilages.<p>Two years after reconstruction, most recipients reported improvements in pain, knee …

Should You Let Your Clients (Or Your Staff) See Your Financials?

Radical financial transparency can help -- and hurt -- your business<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the January 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Last spring, Joel Gascoigne realized he’d made a big mistake. He’s the CEO of Buffer, a …

Entrepreneurship

This French startup is trying to take away one of Amazon's crucial advantages over small businesses

And this huge size helps reinforce its dominance, allowing it to offer a huge selection of items at cheap prices. Even if smaller businesses can compete with its product range in narrow fields, it's hard to keep up with it in other areas — like delivery, where the Seattle company offers relatively …

How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

Product Management

Corsair's new K95 gaming keyboard is surprisingly classy

When I first encountered the Corsair Rapidfire K70, it was love at first sight: The feel of the brand-new Cherry MX Speed keys and their short 1.2mm actuation point was par excellence, and the RGB lighting gave me faint <i>Candy Land</i> vibes with its bright colors. However, while it was good for typing …

DigiLens grabs $22 million from Sony, Foxconn as it looks to print next-gen AR displays

The hype behind augmented reality tech has been giving a lot of display manufacturers the motivation to rethink how modern displays work.<p>Current optics technologies being used by HoloLens, Vuzix and Magic Leap all rely on a complicated high-end type of waveguide display technology that utilizes …

Augmented Reality

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Creativity

My quest to find the perfect rideable at CES

Electric vehicles are a huge part of CES this year. From the Honda NueV to the Faraday Future FF91, everyone's attention is laser-focused on gas-guzzler replacements. Although these are exciting, for me they pale in comparison to another smaller form of transportation: rideables. Spanning …

Polaroid just reinvented its iconic camera

LAS VEGAS — The classic Polaroid camera just got revamped for the modern day.<p>While Polaroid has previously launched instant print cameras mixed with …

Mobile Photography

Best of CES 2017: The 15 most innovative products at CES this year

CES 2017 has been the biggest year so far for the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 175,000 attendees converged on the …

CES

Netflix made a game featuring some of its top shows

When Netflix isn't commissioning award-winning programming and movies, some members of its team dedicate some of their time to building fun little projects. We've already The Switch, a Netflix and Chill button that can automatically dim the lights, activate your phone's Do Not Disturb feature and …

This chunky woven chair merges comfort with contemporary design

<b>This oversized chunky knit chair is just one of many playful and bold creations by designer Veega Tankun.</b><p>Veega's brand, Veegadesign, combines …

Penn State startup's app plays music for the mind: BTN LiveBIG

For those who are all-too-familiar with the need for inspiration on a deadline,the story of Penn State junior Alex Patin and his company, Musical …

This $130 ring is actually a panic button in disguise

While smartphones make it easier than ever before to dial 911, and smartwatches include features like SOS, sometimes you just want the people in your life to know where you are <i>before</i> something bad happens.<p>Enter Nimb: a panic button disguised as costume jewelry.<p>The Nimb ring is designed to be a …

Vuzix to Unveil Futuristic Smart Glasses and AR Products

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) products and technologies company Vuzix has announced that it will be showcasing Vuzix Blade 3000 …

Augmented Reality

Oh, You Didn't Hear? NASA Dropped the Hottest Mixtape of 2016

While you were busy celebrating the holidays, NASA dropped the hottest mixtape of 2016. The Goddard Space Flight Center—where engineers and …

Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds

It’s rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of funding, but Florida’s Magic Leap has managed that. The startup, led by CEO Rony Abovitz, announced today the close of its $542 million Series B, featuring investors led by Google, Inc., and including KPCB, …

48 Crazy Ideas Coming From The $2 Billion Stealth Startup Magic Leap

Want a peek at what Magic Leap is working on? We pulled the best shots from their latest patent application.<p>Last October, <i>Fast Company</i> broke news about a stealth startup named Magic Leap that had raised $542 million in a round of financing led by Google. Names attached ranged from the mobile …

Augmented Reality