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Underworld: Awakening's vampire warfare – film on TV recap

"The Vampire and Lycans clan have been at war for centuries before I was born …" – Selene<p>These are the first words spoken in Underworld: Awakening. They're part of a tortured introductory voiceover that seems to last for several months, even though it only contains 108 words. The introduction …

Not even TV shows set in Hollywood can afford to film there anymore

The USA network drama <i>Graceland</i>, about a group of undercover federal agents living together in a Southern California beachfront home, seems a no-brainer to be filmed in—where else?—Los Angeles. But instead, the series, which kicks off its second season June 11, is shot all the way on the other side …

3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, …

New technique could heal teeth painlessly, avoid cavities

Instead of having to drill and fill cavities, dentists could head them off at the pass with a new technique that accelerates a tooth's natural healing, King's College London announced this week.<p>The technique, called electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization, is being developed by …

Dentistry

Fractal Biology

A fractal can be described as a pattern that contains itself on smaller and larger scales. One simple example of a fractal is a tree; it contains the same pattern in the trunk, branches, and leaves. Each time the tree branches it forms a new iteration of its fractal shape.<p>Systems form patterns which act as a components on a higher scale. When the type of interaction between components is the same on multiple scales, a fractal emerges.<p>Biological systems appear to have a fractal property, …

Human genome sequencing: the real ethical dilemmas

Good science fiction always tries to be thought-provoking about the present, not just the future. Rarely has this been accomplished as successfully as in Andrew Nicoll's movie Gattaca. Released in 1997, just as the sequencing of the human genome neared completion, this dystopian vision portrayed a …

Mechanism clarifies DNA puzzle

<b>U. ROCHESTER (US) —</b> Scientists have discovered the purpose of a long-known but little understood DNA element that is unique to primates, including …

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

Chemistry

Scientists use lasers to understand how water stays liquid below its freezing point

We only remember a few things from science 101, but we're reasonably certain that water boils at 212 degrees (Fahrenheit) and freezes at 32. Scientists at Stanford's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, armed with a Linac Coherent Light Source X-Ray Laser, however, have shown us otherwise. Should …

Black Mirror is television science fiction at its best

There's More Than One of Everything

"<b>There's More Than One of Everything</b>"<p><i>Fringe</i> episode<p>Episodeno.<p>Season 1<br>Episode 20<p>Directed by<p>Brad Anderson<p>Story by<p>Akiva Goldsman<br>• Bryan Burk<p>Teleplay …

Top 10 Science Fiction Films of This World

Science fiction, that genre so perfectly suited to speculate on the future, re-imagine the past, and conjure entire worlds that seem impossible by …

Ai Weiwei to Star In Kickstarter-Funded Science-Fiction Film 'The Sand Storm'

It’s impossible to consider Ai Weiwei’s work without also considering the underlying themes. In the<p>It’s impossible to consider Ai Weiwei‘s work …

Depp Impact: The Science Behind 'Transcendence'

Weird Science<p>In the new science-fiction thriller “Transcendence,” Johnny Depp uploads his mind to a powerful computer, melding his consciousness with artificial intelligence in a scenario many refer to as “the singularity.”<p>Far-fetched? Yes, but so is the idea of a brooding Depp as an awkward …

The Rocky Horror Doctor Who Show – A Science Fiction Double Feature?

From the <b>French-And-Saunders</b>-alike <b>Hilly Hindi</b> and <b>Hannah Hindi</b>, <b>The Hillywood Show</b>‘s budgets just keep getting bigger and bigger. And bringing in <b>David</b> …

24 comes to London as tax break lures big-budget television shows to Britain

Pacing, bloodied, through the streets of Vauxhall in London, counter-terrorist agent turned fugitive Jack Bauer is about to save the world from destruction once again.<p>Debuting on UK screens on Monday night, the show will see the agent sprinting through Charing Cross station, crashing lorries in …

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

The 8 Qualities of a Successful Life

Years ago, after my first book came out and I had made a few television appearances, I was nearly accosted on the street by a very animated woman who kept pointing at me and then exclaimed "I know who you are... you are the... Money Lady!" I've adopted that as a nickname of sorts. I am indeed the …

A Truly Astonishing Graph of the Growth of Health-Care Jobs in America

Since 2003, the U.S. health care sector has grown more than ten-times faster than the rest of the economy<p>Well, <i>this</i> caught my attention:<p>Here's what that graph (via Brookings) says. In the last ten years, job growth in America's non-health-care economy has been dreadful. Just 2.1 percent total -- or …

Obamacare isn't destroying jobs

Friday’s employment report showed that the U.S. job market continues to add jobs at a moderate pace. Employers are creating enough jobs to slowly reduce the unemployment rate, which fell to 7.4 percent — the lowest it has been since December 2008.<p>But many of the jobs added in recent months have …

How Much Will Your Next Hospital Visit Cost? [Infographic]

Depends on where you are. Like, a lot.<p>It's no secret healthcare procedures often cost way more in the U.S. than they do in other countries. Healthcare costs also vary incredibly across different regions within the U.S. How much?<p>Well, according to this interactive infographic of hospital pricing …

Despite Distaste For Health Law, Americans Oppose Defunding

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act often talk about how unpopular it is.<p>And this month's tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation bears them out. Negative views of the law (42 percent) top positive ones (37 percent).<p>But Republicans who have been barnstorming the country this month to …

Iowa Supreme Court: Attractiveness is grounds for firing | Salon.com

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair.<p>Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that …