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The best connected home security cameras

Other tech categories may grab the headlines, but the concept of a smart home has been largely driven by IP-based surveillance cameras. These cameras …

Home Security

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

Tesla

An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview

If you love to listen to the Cold Case Christianity podcast, as I do, then you know that in a recent episode, J. Warner Wallace mentioned a blog post …

American Philosophy

Surprise pattern keeps lion numbers in check - Futurity

Researcher Ian Hatton wondered: Why aren't there more lions? The answer could be a new law of nature.

McGill University

'Organoid' makes antibodies without a body - Futurity

A new synthetic immune "organoid" produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a living organism.

Business: The billion-dollar biotech

Moderna Therapeutics has big ambitions and a bankroll to match. How a fledgling start-up became one of the most highly valued private drug firms ever.<p>…

Biotechnology

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Pain

Babies 'can sniff out remedies they need for healing'

Before they can talk children are able to sniff out remedies that can help them with behavioural or physical problems, animal expert Caroline Ingraham has discovered<p>Babies can automatically sniff out the remedies they need to treat pain, anxiety and depression before learning to speak, an expert in …

Jim Al-Khalili explains how quantum biology could change the world

At the Hay Festival, Professor Jim Al-Khalili says the development of new medicines is one area where quantum biology could reap huge benefits for mankind<p>The application of quantum mechanics to the world of biology may herald a new era in science believes the physicist Jim Al-Khalili.<p>He says drug …

Meet the doctor who is convinced he will live to 150

Medical advancements mean that life expectancy is now far greater than we believe, an ageing expert has claimed<p>An anti-ageing expert is convinced he will live until he is 150 and claims healthy Brits will live far longer than they expect.<p>Dr Alex Zhavoronkov, director of the UK-based Biogerontology …

What Do We Really Know About Roundup Weed Killer?

It’s probably in your garage and on your lawn. And it’s used on nearly every acre of corn and soy. But what risks does it pose?<p>The world’s most widely-used herbicide has been getting a lot of attention lately.<p>Last month, an international agency declared glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the …

To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think Of The Big Picture

Think back to the last time you got negative feedback — like when your doctor suggested you lay off the cigarettes or when your mother advised you to get rid of that ridiculous goatee.<p>Though we all understand the value of constructive criticism, we don't like hearing that we've done something …

Psychology

3D-Printed Kidney Tissue Is Here to Revolutionize Drug Testing

The company that brought us 3D-printed liver tissue makes another breakthrough<p>Organovo, the same company that brought us 3D-printed liver tissue, has made a new breakthrough: printed kidney tissue.<p>The technology will help pharmaceutical companies conduct biological research on kidneys without the …

Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds

Electroconvulsive therapy remains a powerful and fast-acting salve for patients whose depression doesn't yield to lesser treatments, and now researchers believe they know why: A new study finds that shocking the brain induces structural changes in the brain's amygdala and hippocampus, structures …

Could switching to organic fruit and veg could double sperm count?

Men who eat fruit and vegetables with high pesticide residues could double their sperm count by switching to organic food, Harvard scientists suggests<p>Pesticides on fruit and vegetables may be damaging sperm counts and men should consider going organic if they want to have children, scientists have …

University of Sheffield

How It Works: Growing A Biological Drone To Explore Mars

Why ship hardware to space when we can just culture it on arrival?<p>NASA is working on a prototype drone that will be able to survey Mars from a modest altitude. But what if instead of shipping a drone to Mars, we could just ship small vials of cells, and use them to grow a biodegradable drone on the …

E.coli

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Researchers Create Artificial Organs That Fit In Your Hand

Great balls of cells! Scientists are developing mock human organs that can fit in the palm of your hand.<p>These organs-on-a-chip are designed to test drugs and help understand the basics of how organs function when they are healthy and when they are diseased.<p>For instance, you have your gut-on-a-chip …

E.coli

Antisocial Medicine

One of the biggest surprises to come out of microbiology in recent years is that bacteria have a social life. Rather than existing as lonely, autonomous creatures, bacteria live in communities, in which they cooperate, compete, and communicate. In the January issue of <i>Scientific American</i>, I have a …

Forecast For 2015: Western States Face Enduring Water Crisis

New data will reveal the actual scale of groundwater resources<p>For the third year in a row, California has suffered severe drought. Reservoirs hit all-time lows, wildfires raced through dry forests, and some towns ran out of water.<p>Many Central Valley farmers, desperate to irrigate their crops, made …

Water

The First Year - Graphic: Neural Network

Neural Network<p>The brain begins developing in the womb and achieves dramatic levels of growth during the first few years of life. During this time positive experiences contribute to building a strong brain architecture.

Fortune.com

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Print Media

The deep space exploration of the brain

<i>Deep brain stimulation has been used for more than 25 years to treat conditions ranging from epilepsy to Parkinson's disease, but it's a mechanism</i> …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

More than 150 years later, shipwreck is found where the Inuit said it was

The discovery of a historic vessel in the Canadian Arctic confirms Inuit lore<p>Unless it’s written down, the reliability of any story is easily questioned. Facts can get distorted and events become increasingly fictional. But thanks to a discovery announced today by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen …

Kitchen smart scale will weigh food in calories as well as ounces

When critics become creators, the results can vary wildly, but the work always requires attention.Former <i>TUAW</i> (full disclosure: one of our sister sites)scribe Michael Grothaus is the latest, having developed a calorie-counting scale that's helped him lose 67 pounds in the last year. SITU is a smart …

Deep sea creatures shed light on the future of medical imaging

Bioluminescent organisms may help doctors design better ways to scan human organs and make better diagnoses<p>In July, a team of scientists organised by the American Museum of Natural History will dive 300 metres below the Atlantic Ocean's surface about 160km off the coast of New England. Among their …

Tech and Science

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