Evan Mokler

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Meet the con man selling fake stem cell treatments to children

Davide Vannoni is playing with people's lives, and the Italian government is paying for it<p>A three-year-old Italian boy who suffers from a rare and incurable degenerative disorder called Krabbe disease received a stem cell injection last Saturday. It was his sixth dose, and according to the person …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Scientists Say 'Printing' Humans May Be The Best Way To Conquer Space

From pizza to prostheses, 3-D printers are being used to whip up all sorts of things. And now scientists are talking about "printing" out batches of people to colonize outer space.<p>Sounds wacky, but these guys are serious.<p>"Our best bet for space exploration could be printing humans, organically, on …

Connecticut dropout made bomb threats to hide status from family | Reuters

MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A Connecticut college dropout was arrested Sunday night after admitting to calling in two bomb threats to keep her family from learning she had quit Quinnipiac University, police said on Monday.<p>Danielle Shea is shown in this Hamden Police Department photo released …

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.<p>Jesus Ernesto …

Xbox owners tricked into destroying consoles

Online trolls tricked Xbox One owners into “bricking” their new consoles with instructions promising to unlock new features but actually sending devices into an endless loop of reboots that renders them useless<p>Online trolls have convinced Xbox One owners to “brick” their brand new consoles with a …

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Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet

The alphabet is something not to be argued with: there are 26 letters in as fixed a sequence as the numbers 1-26; once learned in order and for the "sounds they make", you have the key to reading and the key to the way the world is classified. Or perhaps not.<p>Actually, in the course of writing my …

Here’s why Motorola’s Project Ara for modular phones exists (and could succeed)

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Want to build your own phone with modular blocks of functionality? That may not sound appealing until you think of the …

Stenographer: Holy Spirit moved me

The House stenographer that took over a microphone and began shouting in the House chamber Wednesday night told a Fox News reporter that the Holy Spirit compelled her to do it.<p>“For the past 2 and 1/2 weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through …

Banksy's Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry ... With Puppets

Banksy, the mysterious British graffiti artist known for his satirical work, has been making mischief around New York City this month.<p>His latest artwork makes a statement about the meat industry, or lost innocence — or something like that. In any case, it'll certainly make you stop and look.<p>It's …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

18-foot 'sea monster' terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the "sea serpents" of nautical legend.<p>Jasmine Santana, a science instructor for the …

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Scientists deem new super toxin too dangerous to make public

Botulinum toxin type H has no known antibodies<p>A new type of botulinum toxin — the most toxic substance known to man — has been discovered in the feces of a child. Botulinum toxin type H is the eighth type (types A-G being the first seven) to be detailed by scientists; the naturally occurring toxin …

Curved smartphones from LG and Samsung are just around the corner

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia user: MOldar<p>Television tech is coming to new smartphones in the form of curved screens from two top TV …

University Of Texas Conservative Students Hold Affirmative Action Bake Sale

A group of conservative students at the University of Texas at Austin held a bake sale on campus last week, charging different prices for brownies based on the customer's race. The group said it wanted to show why affirmative action is a terrible policy.<p>The affirmative action bake sale, held Sept. …