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New Class of Antibiotic Could Fight Resistance For 30 Years

A new class of antibiotic has been discovered thanks to a new technique that could yield more of the same - an incredible boon in our fight against …

Apple acquires ‘Emotient’ facial expression & emotion detection technology

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has confirmed it has made an acquisition of artificial intelligence startup Emotient. The cloud-based technology developed by Emotient uses artificial intelligence to detect emotion by analyzing facial expressions.<p>An Apple spokeswoman confirmed the purchase …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Can Now Sequence DNA In Zero Gravity

A useful skill for long space flights<p>DNA analysis is essential for evaluating human health and discovering the makeup of new substances. If humans were to spend long stretch of time in space, they would need to be able to sequence DNA. But scientists had never attempted the process in zero …

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Genetics

14 Unbelievable Facts About The Human Eye

My EYES. H/t this fascinating Quora thread.

Shades of Grey

It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds

Humans' stunning diversity of facial features evolved to make recognition easier, a study says.<p>From bug eyes to aquiline noses, square jaws to chin dimples, no two faces are alike. That diversity may have evolved to make it easier to recognize other people, researchers reported on Tuesday.<p>The shape …

Aussie Personal Finance Startup Pocketbook Hits 100,000 Users

Most people usually neglect keeping track of their personal finances. With multiple bank and credit card accounts, bank fees get all too much for us to handle. To put us back in control of our money, Aussie FinTech startup, Pocketbook has come to the rescue with an intuitive mobile app.<p>By solving a …

Pandas faking 'hysterical pregnancies' to get special treatment, extra rations

Hopes that tiny panda paws would be seen in the world's first live-broadcast cub delivery were dashed Tuesday when Chinese experts suggested the …

Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

The remains, displaying breaks and slash marks of violent death, were found in a cemetery on the banks of the Nile river<p>Lying on their left sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first time at the British Museum look peacefully laid to rest. But the razor-sharp stone flakes …

Ancient Egyptians Had Vegetarian Diet, Mummy Study Shows

(Inside Science) -- Did the ancient Egyptians eat like us? If you're a vegetarian, tucking in along the Nile thousands of years ago would have felt just like home.<p>In fact, eating lots of meat is a recent phenomenon. In ancient cultures vegetarianism was much more common, except in nomadic …

Google sends mystery gifts to those who found all 151 Pokémon in Google Maps

When Google announced the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge for April Fools’ Day, I immediately opened the app on my phone and began my hunt for little …

Android News

. an apple pie protein smoothie via my ninja ultima blender {recipe & review} .

Happy Monday, friendly faces! 😀<p>Can I interest you in a thick and creamy smoothie that’s loaded with protein and tastes like a slice of apple …

. thick and creamy chocolate smoothie.

<i>An intense chocolate smoothie that’s thick and creamy without added fat and sugar. Perfectly customizable for a healthy meal or snack.</i><p>I was driving …

Strawberry Mango Oatmeal Smoothie | Chelsea's Messy Apron

<i>A strawberry and mango flavored smoothie that is blended with oats making it a very thick and filling drink.</i><p>I love mango. My favorite fruit …

Sleep cycles: Why do some people stay up late and others get up early?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Your sleep cycle is …

The working Lego keyboard of your nerdy dreams is here

A Lego builder tackles the challenge of crafting a working keyboard out of Lego bricks and has to make some entertaining substitutions for traditional keys.<p>Back in 2005, Lego tinkerer Jason Allemann attempted to build a prototype of a working keyboard out of Lego using the membrane from a curved …

Lego

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Self Defense

The Amazing Pattern Library

The Amazing Pattern Library, started by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglierei, is an on going project that complies patterns shared by the most talented …

Forgotify Only Plays Spotify Songs That No One Has Ever Played Before

Indie music? <i>Pffft.</i> Indie music is way too main stream, man. All the <i>cool</i> kids are into music that <i>no one has ever heard.</i><p>Meet Forgotify. Forgotify tears through Spotify in search of songs with zero plays, playing only the songs that <i>no one else</i> has ever listened to.<p>Certainly, there can’t be many of …

High Protein Gingerbread Smoothie

If you polled everyone you knew about their favorite aspect of the holiday season, I have no doubt that some aspect of “food” would be in the top …

Dessert

Email

Have you ever noticed that if someone points out a tiny flaw in a person, place or object, it is often the first thing that you notice when you …

Breakfast

Banana Bread Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe

If you love the flavors of Banana Bread but want to keep it healthy, this Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe is for you!<p><i>I am a Hamilton Beach Brand</i> …

The Tunguska Impact--100 Years Later

<b>June 30, 2008:</b> The year is 1908, and it's just after seven in the morning. A man is sitting on the front porch of a trading post at Vanavara in …

Element of the week: actinium | video

This week's element is actinium, which has the chemical symbol <b>Ac</b> and the atomic number <b>89</b>. Actinium gets its name from the Greek word for "beam" or …

You Never Know What You'll Find Under a Parking Lot

Workers have unearthed temples, ancient skeletons, new species.<p><b>Earlier this year, DNA tests confirmed that the bones found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, were those of King Richard III.</b><p>The skeleton is just one of many surprising discoveries unearthed at construction sites. Here's a …

Why Ferns Have More Chromosomes Than You

A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a new type of supernova called Type Iax. Here's the story: http://bit.ly/15QEii2

Will we ever detect gravitational waves directly?

(This piece originally appeared in the “Will we ever?” column at <i>BBC Future</i>. Though I added a few visuals, I left the UK spellings and BBC stylebook …

This Is Now The World's Lightest Material

This one's made of carbon, and it's super absorbent, too!<p>Check out this contender for the title of "world's lightest solid." To demonstrate just how light it is, Zhejiang University in China, where the material's creators are based, has published pictures of chunks of it perched on small leaves, …