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Essential camera equipment for photography students

<b>Taking a photography course for school, university or even just for fun? Here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can …

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Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

Neanderthal Genes Live On In Our Hair And Skin

Neanderthals died out long ago, but their genes live on in us. Scientists studying human chromosomes say they've discovered a surprising amount of Neanderthal DNA in our genes. And these aren't just random fragments; they help shape what we look like today, including our hair and skin.<p>These genes …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Cancer Cells

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …

Biggest Spider Fossil Ever Found Was Just Discovered in China (+Photos)

The biggest fossiziled spider ever discovered was recently unearthed in China.<p>Village farmers in the 21st century began digging in the area of …

Parents recreate famous movie scenes with baby

Baby on set! Take a cute infant, an abundant supply of boxes and parents with a sense of humor, and watch movie magic unfold without ever leaving home.<p>The Cardboard Box Office is a project created by Lilly and Leon Mackie, who recently moved from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia. The transfer left …

Jurassic Park

The science of Christmas: Santa Claus, his sleigh, and presents

Santa Claus delivers presents to all the good children in the world. But how? And why? We take a look at the science of Christmas gifts<p><b>How fast does Santa travel?</b><p>If we assume that Santa has to travel 510,000,000km on Christmas Eve, and that he has 32 hours to do it (<b>the reasoning behind these</b> …

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Build Your Own Photo Booth

Plus! A 1932 DIY pocket camera from the pages of Popular Science"<p>NOW: INSTAGRAM PHOTO BOOTH<p>Alexander Morris lugged a camera around everywhere during high school, making him the unofficial class photographer. Even after he graduated last year, his alma mater in Antrim, Northern Ireland, asked him to …

How To Build An Indestructible Gingerbread House

Here's the thing about gingerbread houses. You labor over them for hours. You painstakingly decorate them with gumdrops and candy canes.<p>And then, someone shakes the table it's sitting on, and boom! It all comes crumbling down, leaving a huge, house-shaped hole in your heart.<p>Never again, we …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

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3 Strange Types of Eucalyptus Tree: Rainbow, 'Widow Maker,' Scribbly

Among Australia’s more than 700 Eucalyptus tree species are the colorful Rainbow Gum, the curious Scribbly Gum, and the lethal Red River ‘Widow …

Red River

'The Coolest Thing Ever': How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives

Three engineering undergrads at Rice University gave a teenager with a rare genetic disease something he'd always wished for: the ability to turn off the light in his room.<p>It may not seem like much, but for 17-year-old Dee Faught, it represents a new kind of independence.<p>Dee can't operate a light …

A tiny implant could replace booster shot injections

Vaccines are more than just uncomfortable. Booster shots, like injections for hepatitis B or whooping cough, require several carefully timed trips to the doctor's office. In countries like the US, that means some patients don't follow through on completing a full series of shots — a particular …

A Music Player You Can Hear Through Your Skull

Here's to listening to music while staying grilled out nicely.<p>Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte may flash a diamond-studded, patriotic grill when he smiles from the winner's podium, but artist Aisen Caro Chacin can use hers to listen to Public Enemy. Play-A-Grill, a project she developed at Parsons The …

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Watch The Maiden Flight Of An 18-Propeller Copter

Because what's better than getting to watch weird things fly?<p>This helicopter-with-antlers is a test vehicle, made by the German company e-volo. It's battery-powered and emissions-free, according to the company. This is the first time it has flown.<p>The e-volo folks call the craft a volocopter. It …

Dwarf seahorse’s deadly secret weapon

It may be two inches long, lemon yellow, and the slowest-moving fish in the sea, but it’s also one of the deadliest predators the ocean has ever seen.<p>…

Fish

Do Chimps Have Human Rights? This Lawsuit Says Yes

As scientists have studied the chimpanzee, they’ve found more and more similarities between humans and their closest living relatives. But when it …

New lawsuit seeks 'legal personhood' for a chimpanzee

An animal rights group is taking to the courts in an effort to seek personhood for a chimpanzee. In a lawsuit filed today in Fulton County, New York, the Nonhuman Rights Project demands that "Tommy" — a privately owned chimp who lives on a reindeer farm in the state — be freed from his owners and …

Prospector Watch Goldtone

You love dressing like it's the ’80s. You've been fighting it for years, but we think it's time to just accept that you accessorize in the fashion of a DeLorean-driving, Lacoste-wearing Wall Street mogul—a perfect fit for the <b>Prospector Watch</b> from <b>Neuvo.</b> This <b>retro-styled digital watch</b> features …

Wall Street

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colors shown on computer screens may vary from actual product. Thank you.<p>more awesome quotes for our lovelies!<p>In life, we never know what anyone else is going through, and a simple kindness can make a huge difference. While we all know I love a good snarky and sarcastic quote, I love, adore, …

The Ultimate Fall Nail Polish Color Guide

It’s always sad to say goodbye to summer, but we have to look on the bright side: the colder months are welcoming us with a whole lot of sparkle, …