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Report: Apple’s quest for retail stores in India on track as government plans to approve application

Earlier this year it was revealed that Apple is slowly making its way towards opening its own branded retail stores in India. Apple Stores in India have been a long time coming, but now it looks like they are finally getting close. Bloomberg reports that, after filing the initial paperwork last …

India

Global Climate Change

features<p>GRACE Follow-On's unique satellite view of underground water will be valuable in creating one of the most important U.S. tools for tracking …

Global Warming

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

Consciousness

Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

<i>"One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. ... If I knew that either of my daughters would eventually develop a fondness for methamphetamine or</i> …

Thync's neurosignalling wearable will change your mind — literally

Wearable devices are everywhere. Most use sensor technology to measure things your body is or isn’t doing. Another class of devices, like insulin pumps, takes action on the measurement data to change some condition in the body.<p>One Los Gatos, Calif.-based company, Thync, is developing wearable …

At Last: Technology To Make Injections Painless

Vibrations and pressure could be key to making a shot that doesn't hurt.<p>Scared of needles? You aren’t alone. According to some estimates, as many as 1 in every 10 people are frightened of needles, and experts fear that the fear of pain may deter people from getting important injections at the …

Health

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Ultraviolet Light Robots Kill Ebola in 5 Minutes

While people panic worldwide over the spread of Ebola and scientists rush to develop vaccines, devices that kill the deadly virus present on surfaces …

Artificial Spleen 'Cleans' Blood of Pathogens

In one of the gutsiest performances in sports history, NFL quarterback Chris Simms had to be carted off the field after taking several vicious hits …

Unlocking Big Data: Lessons Learned From The God Particle

It’s a puzzle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a symphony. It’s the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, the greatest physics find of the 21st …

How small is small? Try looking at the nano-dimension

Back in the 16th century, when Dutch lens-maker Zacharias Jansen and his father began experimenting with magnifying glasses, they had no idea that we might be able to see the world at a molecular level some day.<p>Yet this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today for developing a way to take …

Tech and Science

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Science

The 1918 Flu Killed 40 Million People. This Man Is Re-Creating the Virus.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka caused a global uproar by re-creating history's deadliest flu virus. That might sound crazy. But when a real influenza pandemic strikes, you're going to want him on your side.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> Yoshihiro Kawaoka University of Wisconsin–Madison<p><b>FIELD</b> Virology<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Flu pandemic …

Microsoft Research Invents A Stylus That Can Read Your Mind

How you hold things can reveal a lot about how you will use them. This stylus can detect it.<p>“If you see a stylus, they blew it,” Steve Jobs once famously said about tablets. Yet despite Jobs’s best efforts, the stylus is not dead. Designers are obsessed with them. Apple’s started embracing them …

How Square’s Coding Program Helps Female Students Become Entrepreneurs

“Start small.” That’s one of Square’s core values. But the payment company encourages young women to think big.<p>As such, Square’s College Code Camp is now taking applications from female university students for its next tech industry bootcamp, January 6-10, in San Francisco. CFO Sarah Friar made the …

Top 10 science and tech books for October: from Brian Cox and wacky Mother Nature to space and pizza

<b>Human Universe</b> <b><br>Brian Cox</b><p>Humans might just be a lump of space dust but Cox’s appreciation of the unlikeliness of being makes this a celebration of life on earth.<p><b>The Quantum Moment, How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty</b><b><br>Robert P.Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber</b><p>How …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …