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Rapid blood test to 'cut antibiotic use'

<b>A new blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a virus or bacteria within two hours, research in Plos One suggests.</b><p>It could stop patients being given antibiotics when they are not needed, scientists say.<p>It is still at a laboratory stage but the team is working on a …

Lab-made blood cells may curb brain cancer

Mouse study suggests it's possible to use the immune system to hunt glioblastoma<p>Teaching T cells to hunt cancer has spurred remissions in two kinds of leukemia. A new study suggests the technique may also work to treat glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.<p>Today's study, published in <i>Science</i> …

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Your Cat Is Hardcore Judging You For Your Bad Decisions This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time full of sugary goodness, yummy spiked 'nog, and mulled wine (and you won't believe how many calories are in your favorite …

A Photographer Captured The Secret Life Of Snails In These Amazing Photos

The last time we examined Vyacheslav Mishchenko's work, we took a look at his mushroom-themed macro photography. The photographer manages to capture …

Palo Alto ocean institute discovers new fish at record depth

An amazing discovery was made at the bottom of the ocean.<p>Researchers at the Palo Alto based Schmidt Ocean Institute say their camera spotted an …

Palo Alto

Boston Researcher Cynthia Breazeal Is Ready to Bring Robots Into the Home. Are You?

The MIT researcher has dedicated her career to building robots that can perceive and emulate emotion.<p>The MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group flanks the soaring atrium on the fourth floor of the Wiesner Building, a wall of metal panels along the southern edge of Cambridge, Mass.<p>The space looks …

Parthenogenesis

For a similar process in plants, rather than animals, see Apomixis.<p>Not to be confused with Pathogenesis.<p><b>Parthenogenesis</b> (/ˌpɑːrθɪnoʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs, …

The Syrian Civil War, From Space

Three years of conflict have literally plunged the country into darkness.<p>The ruin brought about by Syria's civil war is difficult to fathom—not only because the death toll is so numbingly high, but because the numbers themselves are so fuzzy. This week, for example, we learned that more than …

Transcending In Beauty

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Spirituality

Is it possible for a virgin to give birth?

During the holidays, Christians celebrate the birth of a human baby to his virginal mother. We know that female wasps, fish, birds, and lizards can …

​The future of food: Crushed bugs, chemical elixirs and apps

<i>What is the "next course" for humankind? A glass of a nutrition drink called "Soylent"? Along with some freeze-dried ice cream like the astronauts</i> …

David Pogue

Drone video shows incredible snowfall in upstate New York

James Grimaldi may be stuck inside his West Seneca, New York home, but he's using his drone to show just how much snow has fallen in his neighborhood.<p>…

Weather

Women who want to get their own way should wear HIGH HEELS: Men are more willing to help females in tall shoes

• <b>Study shows men are more likely to help a woman if she's wearing heels</b>• <b><br>And the higher the heels, the more willing the men were to assist her</b>• <b><br>When women</b> …

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Whatsapp Just Switched on End-to-End Encryption for Hundreds of Millions of Users

Growing up in Soviet Ukraine in the 1980s, Whatsapp founder Jan Koum learned to distrust the government and detest its surveillance. After he …

Squirrel Steals Man’s GoPro To Film Its Life In The Trees

Fact: wild squirrels are extremely fidgety filmmakers. Thanks to some clever trickery by YouTube user Viva Frei, who attached a piece of bread to a …

Meet Zeus: The Rescued Blind Owl With Stars In His Eyes

One morning, someone in Southern California found an injured owl on their porch. It turned out to be a blind Western Screech Owl with eyes that look …

A Lack of Bacteria Can Make You Overweight

Genetics and Microbes in Your Gastrointestinal Tract Offer Clues to Metabolism and Obesity<p>Does fat run in your family?<p>Blame your gut bacteria.<p>Researchers at Cornell University have identified a family of microbes called Christensenellaceae that appear to help people stay lean—and having an …

Diabetes

WiFi hubs to replace New York pay phones

Thousands of high-tech terminals offering free WiFi and other services will soon replace New York's remaining fleet of seldom-used pay phones, the …

LAPD technology that tracks ex-cons stirs concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur …

Charles Babbage Institute

University of Minnesota

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NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months<p>NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a …

LG's new phones have strange digital characters living inside of them

Most smartphones look decidedly bland, so to set its new mid-range phones apart, LG is quite literally giving them some character. In Korea, LG is introducing the Aka line, a set of smartphones that each come in a different color and with a different digital character built into them. There are …

Technology Must Increase Freedom, Or It Fails

Now that net neutrality is in the news again thanks to President Obama's strong statement in favor of it yesterday, it's worth revisiting one of the …

Can A 3-D Food Printer Promote Healthy Eating?

The makers of the not-yet-available 3-D food printer called Foodini say the device promotes an easy way to cook with fresh ingredients.<p>Comments :

These States Have Reportedly Tried To Hide Scary Climate Data From The Public

For many, the direness of the situation is a spur to action. Just last month, 400,000 people flocked to the streets of New York City for the People's Climate March, a clear message to policy makers that bigger changes are both needed and wanted. And mere days afterward, the United Nations held its …

Climate Change

SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine.<p>The …