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Corporate America, Your Future Engineers Aren’t Attending Career Fairs Anymore

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and co-founder of Y Combinator graduate and TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alum HackerRank, the platform that is used by programmers to hone their skills and by companies to recruit tech talent. To learn more about their upcoming national hackathon on</i> …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Apple Taps UK Engineer for New Optical Image Stabilization System for iOS Device Cameras

In line with yesterday's report claiming that the iPhone 6 will retain an 8-megapixel rear camera while focusing on other aspects such as image stabilization to improve performance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published an Apple patent application (via <i>Unwired View</i>) outlining a …

Awesome Gifts for Science Geeks | WIRED

The holidays are, by far, the best time of year to get away with stuffing science into your friends' socks. Even -- or especially -- if they're not …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Every Nerd Will Love This Errol Morris-Benoit Mandelbrot Interview

"A formula can be very simple and create a universe of bottomless complexity."<p>Perhaps it's because they create an infinity of interesting from simple equations.<p>Perhaps it's because they suggest that many seemingly chaotic phenomena have an underlying order.<p>Perhaps it's because they were great early …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers?

A little over a year ago, physicists put the finishing touches to the most successful scientific theory of all time: the Standard Model of particle physics. When the Higgs boson was found at the Large Hadron Collider in July 2012, it was the final piece in our picture of the universe at the …

White House says immigration bill would boost rural communities

WASHINGTON<p>--<p>Immigration legislation<p>pending in<p>Congress<p>would create jobs in rural communities and increase exports of fruits, vegetables and other products, the<p>Obama<p>administration said Monday as it tried turn up the heat on<p>Republican<p>opponents of the bill.<p>In a<p>White Housereport issued Monday, the …

Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities

How bad is the sea-level rise? Though scientists debate the severity, a new study says at least 316 U.S. cities and towns will be mostly submerged unless pollution can be pulled from the sky.<p>A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia …

Supplementing your disease: why multivitamins might be doing more harm than good

<i>The Atlantic</i> has this week published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit's <i>Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, which takes a closer look at the conventional wisdom underpinning the multibillion-dollar vitamin supplement industry. Offit, who is credited with …

Carnivorous plant trims its tiny genome - Futurity

U. BUFFALO (US) — A carnivorous plant is slowly deleting noncoding or “junk” DNA from …

Cicada wings inspire new ideas for antibacterial products

Here’s another reason to love cicadas: A new study has found that tiny structures on cicada wings can kill bacteria through physical and not chemical …

How Gators Will Teach Us to Regrow Teeth

The stem cells that allow alligators to regenerate their teeth may one day help humans to replace broken and lost teeth.<p><b>A typical American alligator goes through 4000 teeth</b> in its lifetime, replacing each of its 80 teeth 50 times. New research, published today in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy</i> …

Ey oop, one can switch accents

Bidialectalism, where people speak with two distinct accents, is on the rise, according to research.<p>Becoming bilingual might prove a challenge for many people, but a growing number have mastered “bidialectalism”.<p>Linguists have reported a rise in people able to speak with two distinct accents, …

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

New Weevil Genus Discovered in 18th Century Specimen

A new weevil genus, <i>Thunbergapion</i>, was discovered during a routine study of some weevil specimens collected in the 1770s. Discovery reports that there …

Yeast reveals secret of 'hitchhiker' mutations - Futurity

PRINCETON (US) — It takes a “group effort” of genetic mutations to give organisms the …

High pressure lets herpes virus 'shoot' DNA - Futurity

CARNEGIE MELLON/U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Researchers have discovered that herpes viruses are like tiny powder …

'Epilepsy in a dish' finds new mutation - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Using stem cells, researchers have created a miniature testing ground for …

news from the borders of mental illness

When the psychologist Peter Chadwick explained that he was trying to research psychosis he was given short shrift by one of his patients. "You're …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Can eating peppers help prevent Parkinson’s? - Futurity

U. WASHINGTON (US) — Eating peppers may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, a new …

Dyslexic girls have different brain anatomy from dyslexic boys

The study found less gray matter volume in parts of male brains used to process language. It found less gray matter volume in parts of females brains …

Humanity

MIT: False Memory Placed in Mouse

Scientists from MIT have planted a false memory in multiple mice , and found neurological traces of the memories showing that they’re identical in …

Memories can't always be trusted, neuroscience experiment shows

A false memory regarding a painful shock was implanted in mice. Later, their behavior showed the animals were certain the memory was genuine.<p>July 25, 2013|By Melissa Healy<p>A molecular analysis image of the hippocampus, a part of the brain important… (Kwanghun Chung and Karl…)<p>In courtrooms, on …

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …