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Estimate: Human Brain 30 Times Faster than Best Supercomputers

Illustration: Andrzej Wojcicki/Getty ImagesAn artificial intelligence project recently funded by Silicon Valley pioneer Elon Musk aims to find a new …

Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism, large-scale analysis shows

Absolutely. Brain inflammation is clearly listed in the side effects on the manufacturer's inserts to vaccines. Since the link has now been proven in …

Tiny Gold Motors You Can Drive Inside Cells

They're a step toward motors doctors could one day use to deliver targeted medicine to cells in the body.<p>Do you think they'll meet Ms. Frizzle in there? A team of scientists has built nano-size motors, partly out of gold, that they then coaxed into cells and drove around. You can see the motors …

Cancer Cells

Drool-Worthy $99 Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers

Teaching children the basics of computer science isn’t as simple as teaching them to tie their shoes. How often do you see a parent sitting down with …

Anatomical FlipbookL.W. Yaggy & James J. West, 1885

<b>Anatomical Flipbook</b><br>L.W. Yaggy & James J. West, <b>1885</b>

iPhone Urinalysis App Draws U.S. Government Scrutiny

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to BioSense Technologies over its iPhone uChek urinalysis system, asking why its medical app hasn't been cleared by the agency. The app is one of the first that turns the iPhone into a medical device, designed to read urinalysis test strips …

Salt adds to stomach bug’s cancer risk

<b>VANDERBILT (US) —</b> Combining a high-salt diet with a type of <i>H. pylori</i> infection can increase the risk of gastric cancer, according to new research …

Human disease leptospirosis identified in new species in Africa

The newest public health threat in Africa, scientists have found, is coming from a previously unknown source: the banded mongoose.<p>Leptospirosis is …

Public Health

Four main culprits found for serious childhood diarrhoea : News blog

Just four pathogens underpin most cases of serious diarrhoea in children — the second leading killer of<p>young children worldwide — according to a …

CDC: Poop in Pools Across the US

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said this week that the majority of swimming pools across the country are contaminated by fecal …

E.coli

Your body contains 100 trillion bacteria, but that's a good thing

The human body is inhabited by bacteria and microorganisms — for every cell, there are around 10 resident microbes, which form on the surface of your skin, on your tongue, and deep inside your body. As research into the human microbiome continues to evolve, scientists are discovering how a person's …

Irish potato famine pathogen identified

<b>Scientists have used plant samples collected in the mid-19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.</b><p>A plant pest that causes potato blight spread to Ireland in 1845 triggering a famine that killed one million people.<p>DNA extracted from museum specimens shows the strain …

19th Century

Human Body Factory by Dan Green | Book Review

Everyone is curious to learn how their body works, but understanding the details can often be a daunting task. But a new children's book rises up to …

Build the Human Body by Richard Walker | Book Review

Sometimes, the best way to learn is to wrap your hands around stuff and ... build it yourself! This perhaps is never more important than when trying …

Freeman Hrabowski: 4 pillars of college success in science

10 top time-saving tech tips | David Pogue

Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

3 rules to spark learning | Ramsey Musallam

Our failing schools. Enough is enough! | Geoffrey Canada

MIT constructs synthetic analog computers inside living cells - ExtremeTech

By on May 16, 2013 at 10:06 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Early computers could perform fairly …

The illusion of simplicity: photographer Peter Belanger on shooting for Apple

You’ve almost certainly never heard of Peter Belanger, but you’ve definitely seen his photographs. In fact, you may even see his work every day, and it’s likely that you own some of his most famous subjects. Belanger is the man behind some of Apple’s most iconic product images, a San …

New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes

Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new …