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Business card with built-in ECG is perfect for cardiologists

Some people can make business cards that stand out <i>and</i> show off their skills. Take for example, that one engineer who created a card that lights up and that programmer who designed one that can play <i>Tetris</i>. But what if you're a medical professional, specifically a cardiologist? A company called …

How Much Gold Can You Refine From a Bunch of Old Computer Parts?

Some! But not enough to be worth the trouble.<p>Earlier this month, we learned all about the painstaking but far-from-impossible process of refining gold in your own kitchen and backyard from Cody of Cody's Lab. That was fascinating in its own right, but now the DIY chemist has but his metallurgical …

Chemistry

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Scotland would be better off as an 'independent' EU member, Nicola Sturgeon says

The Scottish First Minister says that the EU is “not a perfect institution” but that it “it is better for us in all circumstances to stay in”.<p>Scotland would be better off as an “independent” member of the European Union, Nicola Sturgeon has suggested.<p>The Scottish First Minister said that the EU is …

NASA is giving away these awesome futuristic posters of the cosmos

What would it be like to tour our solar system and beyond?<p>Check out them out below below.<p>You can download the high-resolution PDFs for free here and print them out.

Woman mistakes brain tumor for migraine after unknowingly experiencing seizure

In 2011, Frances Paine was studying for medical school exams and under stress. Her migraines increased in severity and intensity. But it was a minute of silence that caused her family to worry about her health.<p>Paine was chatting with her mother and tried responding, but found she couldn’t …

Martin O'Malley Ends Presidential Bid

After a disappointing performance in Iowa, Martin O'Malley is suspending his presidential campaign.<p>Sources close to the former Maryland governor confirmed the news to NPR and say he will speak soon in Des Moines. Despite campaigning heavily in the Hawkeye State, O'Malley barely registered on Monday …

Hundreds of British soldiers questioned in Iraq war "witch-hunt"

Dozens of cases in which troops are accused of unlawfully killing Iraqi civilians have already been referred to prosecutors<p>Hundreds of British soldiers who served in Iraq have been pursued by investigators over claims of murder and torture.<p>They have received letters questioning their role in the …

Britney Spears's Guide to Physics Is Still the Best Science Website From 1999

Its creator says, “It will probably be the only thing people remember about me.”<p>At the dawn of the millennium, something beautiful and weird emerged from the era's cultural detritus and made it onto the then-burgeoning internet: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics, found via the …

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

What Would a Futuristic Low-Carbon Tech World Actually Look Like?

Let’s face it, if we’re going to save the planet from ourselves, we’re going to have to develop cleaner technologies. Here’s what the future has in …

Renewable Energy

Mandarin 'Isil clip' sparks call from China for end to ‘double standards’ on terror

Beijing called for more cooperation against terrorism after Islamic State apparently released a war song in Mandarin<p>A rare Isil clip of a war song in Mandarin has raised alarm in China and sparked the latest call for global powers to “abandon their double standards” towards violent unrest within …

The best science fiction, as picked by 20 A.I. experts

But even they can't help but enjoy a few choice science fiction movies and books.<p>Some movies show what our near future will look like, while others are so far-fetched but are enjoyable nonetheless.<p>Tech Insider spoke to 20 AI researchers, roboticists, and computer scientists about their favorite …

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

That's the question these 15 books force readers to ask themselves as they read about computer hackers, bionic limbs, and iPads, all thought up by authors decades and sometimes centuries before the inventions were created.<p>Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've …

Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the …

We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine—In Theory

<i>New Scientist</i>’s fledgling Explanimator series on YouTube has already explored the burning questions of how many friends you can have, and when you …

Physics

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

A New Book Celebrates the 200 Most Beautiful and Innovative Cabins Ever Designed | Colossal

<p>Built as retreats for solitude and reflection, cabins are typically found in remote areas, tucked into the forest-filled corners of civilization. …

More Unusual Dice Designs

From Shapeways to Kickstarter and beyond, unique dice designs are big business<p>As we saw a few years ago with Chuck Stover's work and yesterday's post …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

3 Disruptive Technologies You Have to Invest in to Win the Future

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- You can probably preserve capital and even make a tidy return by investing in companies that have a proven track record of …

Articles about 7 amazing skylights on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>Sometimes one’s art can be simultaneously window and …