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The radical “Jurassic World” we didn’t get to see: When “starting from scratch” means “starting from white”

Before the blockbuster was rewritten, the main characters were Chinese. What if that didn’t change?<p>Universal Studios recently announced a release date for the inevitable "Jurassic World" sequel, just two days after the sci-fi adventure passed "The Avengers" to take the No. 3 spot on the all-time …

Mental exhaustion has its perks: The secret to unlocking your creativity

Counterintuitive new research suggests we’re often our most dynamic selves when we’re completely drained<p>If you walk down to the office gallery at Pearlfisher Inc., a design agency based in London, you are bound to hear the unmistakable cluck of plastic balls colliding. At first, you might dismiss …

Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014. This is Marc’s conversation with Robin from April 26, 2010, as well as Marc’s reflections about the …

Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky Demystifies Depression, Which, Like Diabetes, Is Rooted in Biology

We know that depression affects people from all walks of life. Rich. Poor. Celebs. Ordinary Joes. Young. Old. But, somehow after the death of Robin …

11 apps that help you save money

Heading back to school this fall? These apps will help you save money now and throughout the year.<p>Ready to buy new clothes, dorm furnishings, gadgets, or just want to make sure you can afford to eat? The good news is that you won't have to spend all of your time looking through the newspaper or …

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Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips

Subtle vibrations can be translated back into audio<p>Your bag of potato chips can hear what you're saying. Now, researchers from MIT are trying to figure out a way to make that bag of chips tell them everything that you said — and apparently they have a method that works. By pointing a video camera …

NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

Disturbing video captures the NYPD arresting a woman as she shouts that she needs her oxygen<p>Denise Stewart, a 48-year-old Brooklyn woman was dragged by NYPD from her apartment and arrested in the late hours of July 13, New York Daily News reported. The grandmother had just taken a shower and was …

Two more mysterious holes discovered in remote Siberia

Researchers want to investigate two more mysterious holes found by reindeer herders in the Siberian wilderness<p>Researchers investigating a mysterious hole in the remote Siberian tundra might be busy over the next few weeks.<p>Two more formations, which are similar in appearance to the first, have been …

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Fears can be inherited through smell

Mouse study explains how specific fears can be inherited from parental figures, even when mother and child aren't related<p>When researchers look at trauma, they don’t just look at the lives of those who experience traumatic events. Often, they turn their attention to offspring, because numerous …

Call for new generation of antibiotics to fight off superbugs

Modern medicine will come to an end unless the world develops a new generation of antibiotics, the chief medical officer for England has warned.<p>The intervention from Prof Dame Sally Davies echoed that of David Cameron, who said antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatened to send medicine "back into …

Laser beam zaps Russia out of World Cup

Goalkeeper distracted by dangerous green light fired from crowd<p>This year's soccer World Cup has already shown what the march of technology can do to the world's favorite sport. Yesterday Luis Suarez's lawyer claimed the tooth marks left in the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini by his …

Hyundai's latest car automatically slows down for speed cameras

Hyundai's Genesis uses braking technology to avoid speeding fines<p>Cars have long used GPS and mapping features to help drivers detect speed cameras, but Hyundai’s latest vehicle goes one step further to ensure you truly avoid them. The Hyundai Genesis combines GPS and braking technology to slow the …

Chromecasts will soon be able to mirror your Android phone

Casting from anywhere coming later this year<p>Google is adding Android mirroring support to Chromecast. While Chromecast, as the name suggests, has been limited to Chrome tab streaming, that’s being extended to a number of Android handsets soon. HTC’s One M7 is supported, alongside LG’s G2 and G2 …

Google finally has a true Office competitor for mobile

With the release of Slides and QuickOffice integration, Google's office suite is finally complete<p>Today at its annual Google I/O conference, the company finally found a way to make its mobile office solution sensible. It announced several pieces of the Office puzzle that finally make its …

Nikon's D810 DSLR is all about filmmaking

Nikon has been trying to take the throne from Canon as the champion of DSLR video, and today it’s unveiling a new camera designed to step up the fight: the Nikon D810. The D810 is the successor to the D800, Nikon’s first real shot at taking down Canon’s highly regarded 5D series. The D800 made a …

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life—aging

One scientist believes the secret of aging lies within "Syndrome X."<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer aging since he was a 26-year-old …

In all my dreams, befo…

<i>In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,<br>He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.</i><p>If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin<br>that moment shrapnel scythed you to the stinking mud …<br>but you get up, amazed, watch bled bad blood<br>run upwards from the slime into its wounds;<br>see lines and lines of British boys rewind<br>back to their trenches, kiss the photographs from home -<br>mothers, sweethearts, sisters, younger brothers<br>not entering the story now<br>to die and die and die.<br>Dulce - No - Decorum - No - …

Sci-fi fans should go out and watch 'The Signal'

Movies like <i>22 Jump Street</i> and <i>How To Train Your Dragon 2</i> don't need any help at the box office. <i>Variety</i> reports that both films are expected to earn more than $50 million in sales this weekend. However, sci-fi fans should really take the chance to see William Eubank's <i>The Signal</i>. A <i>Verge</i> favorite from …

The world needs “invisible” people: Why fame-seekers and attention-cravers have it all wrong

The allure of fame and fortune are strong, but the people behind the scenes reveal the merits of a low profile<p><i>“It’s what the movie studios want for their products, it’s what professional writers want for their work, it’s what newspapers want — hell, it’s what everyone wants: attention. Attention is</i> …

Google is helping build a giant database for understanding autism

Database of sequenced genomes planned to be the largest ever<p>Autism Speaks is teaming up with Google to create what it says will become the largest database of sequenced genomes from people with autism and members of their family. Autism Speaks, the research and advocacy group, plans for the …

Scientists use lasers to detect drunk drivers

Device can measure blood alcohol from the side of the road<p>Polish researchers have developed a laser that can be fired at cars to find out if their drivers are drunk. The device, detailed in a study published by scientists at Warsaw's Military University of Technology, can detect alcohol vapor …

Philip Seymour Hoffman: “Learning how to die is…learning how to live”

<b>(Victoria Will/invision/ap)</b><p>The actor muses over happiness, pleasure and pain in an unearthed recording from 2012<p>Prachi Gupta<p>June 3, 2014 10:42pm (UTC)<p>PBS Digital Studios has released another gripping never-before-heard interview as part of its Blank on Blank series, this time with late actor Philip …

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Inside the terrifying, twisted online world of involuntary celibates

<b>Elliot Rodger (YouTube)</b><p>Elliott Rodger was part of a sprawling community of men who fantasize about rape and mind control<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>May 27, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>In a recent post on Love-shy.com, a forum for the dateless and sexless, the man wrote, “I am seriously thinking about just getting a gun …

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Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert, <i>Madame Bovary</i>

TaxiClear turns mice, lizards into biological art

A new chemical clearing formula transforms mice and lizards into hauntingly beautiful works of art in the name of science. Crave's Bonnie Burton chats with TaxiClear's co-creator Michael Johnson.<p>Biology specimens can be so beautiful they deserve to be shown as works of art with this TaxiClear …