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Carly Rae Jepsen is an actual vampire: an investigation

This week, Carly Rae Jepsen released her third studio album, <i>E*MO*TION</i>, to critical acclaim and widespread popular interest. But while the album …

The world's first bionic eye implant is a success

The bionic (wo)man is extending farther and farther beyond the scope of science fiction and into the realm of reality, especially now that the …

The robots are here — and you should be worried

Anxiety has been building around the second machine age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and executives published an open letter on the digital economy, calling for public-policy changes and new …

Get a new career as a programmer with the 2015 Learn to Code bundle for just $59/£38

Learning to code doesn't have to mean extra schooling or spending months (or longer) with textbooks. It can be as easy—and as inexpensive—as this …

HBO is developing a space alien talk show starring TJ Miller

With <i>Real Time with Bill Maher</i> and <i>Last Week Tonight with John Oliver</i> going strong, it looks like HBO is making way for a new breed of late-night show. …

Bionic Eye Promises To Give Its Wearer Vision Better Than 20/20

The future is here because according to Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist from British Columbia, he claims to have invented a bionic eye that will give …

'House of cards' theory of evolution wins big - Futurity

Which model of evolution works best? The "house of cards" theory applies "across vast evolutionary time—in yeast, worms, and flies," says Jeffrey …

NASA's 10-Engine Drone-Copter Transforms in Mid-Flight

Quadcopters? Pfffffft<p>Quadcopters beware. NASA is working on something that makes ordinary drones plane in comparison. This is Greased Lightning, a 10-engine electric craft that can hover like a drone and transform into a plane.<p>Greased Lightning (also known as the GL-10) was designed by NASA …

Drones

Read This Before You Freak Out Over Gene-Edited Superbabies

Sit down America, and let's talk about making babies. Specifically, designer babies. Because ever since in vitro fertilization made it possible for …

Genetics

Is NASA one step closer to warp drive?

Potentially good news for those who want to zip around our solar system, and beyond, at speeds approaching that of light -- and maybe even faster.<p>NASA, according to NASASpaceFlight.com, is quietly claiming to have successfully tested a revolutionary new means of space travel that could one day …

Space Travel

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Free-Floating Cancer Cells Are Infecting Clams On The East Coast

Clams get leukemia too<p>Clams are threatened by predators who love seeing them served up on a plate drenched in butter and garlic, nestled in folds of fresh pasta--or splattered on a dock, if you happen to be a seagull. But a much more insidious threat to clams has emerged, in the form of cancer …

Target Pluto: fastest spaceship set for epic encounter with our remotest planet

Nasa’s New Horizons spaceship has travelled billions of miles in nine years to answer astronomers’ questions about the tiny world<p>It is the fastest spaceship ever launched and has been hurtling towards its target at a staggering 36,000mph for the past nine years. But now Nasa engineers are preparing …

Solar System

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

This tiny animal can survive basically anything, including the vacuum of space

When we talk about 'extreme' animals, the tardigrade easily takes the cake: Also known as the water bear, the tardigrade is a microscopic critter (just 1.5 mm across, at most!) that can withstand <i>just about anything</i>. So it's no surprise that the water bear is the clear star of the American Natural …

Scientists create quick-charging hybrid supercapacitors

The dramatic rise of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other personal and portable electronics has brought battery technology to the forefront of …

California announces first ever mandatory statewide water restrictions

'This historic drought demands unprecedented action'<p>California's ongoing drought isn't letting up. As a result, Governor Edmund Brown announced today that California will enforce statewide water restrictions for the first time in the state's history. The actions are meant to reduce the state's …

Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Once the Internet's most-wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick is paid big bucks to do exactly what landed him in prison 20 years ago.<p>Look no further than Kevin Mitnick’s business card to see how some things never change.<p>Cut from stainless steel, the card includes breakaway pieces of a fully functional …

Mesmerizing 3-D Printer Forms Objects Out of Ooze—And Fast

Even if you have little interest in 3-D printing, you’re likely to find Carbon3D’s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology …

3D

Discovery of 'Foreign' DNA in Human Genome Challenges Darwin's Theory

<b>How will the scientific community deal with these new anomalies?</b><p>Scientists are now finding clues as to the beginning of the creation of Earth. …

Human Computer Interfaces: The Next Hot Innovation In PC Gaming?

I spent the better part of last week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), checking out a number of new gaming-related innovations poised to hit the market in the next few weeks, months, and (maybe) years. I’m particularly interested in PC hardware, which was good because a number of the major …

Online Life

Japan space scientists make wireless energy breakthrough

Japanese scientists have succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, in a key step that could one day make solar power generation in space a …

The revolutionary ion engine that took spacecraft to Ceres

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years travelling across the Solar System to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet …

Hacking your brain

The Economist<p><i>With a DIY bundle of electronics or a ready-made device it is possible to stimulate the brain. But does it work and is it safe?</i><p>"IT'S like coffee times ten," raves one enthusiast. "I use it a couple of times a week and problems solve themselves. At the end of the day, I haven't wasted …

The Media Is "Run By A Tiny Group Of Politically Motivated Moguls", And "Controlled By The CIA"

While the US media is delighted to entertain the population with the latest diversionary "scandal" about what Rudy Giuliani may or may not have said …

Mainstream Media

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