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Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Fighting superbugs with nanotechnology and light

A new tool is emerging in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacterial disease. Beyond the global efforts to limit overuse and abuse of …

Sharpest View Ever of Dusty Disc Around Aging Star

As they approach the ends of their lives many stars develop stable discs of gas and dust around them. This material was ejected by stellar winds, …

New Simulation Incorporating Effect Of Gravitational Waves Could Shed Light On Dark Energy

Less than a month after gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time — were discovered, scientists have created a way to incorporate …

All 2.3 Million Species Are Mapped into a Single Circle of Life

Since Charles Darwin's day, biologists have depicted how new organisms evolve from old ones by adding branches to numerous trees that represent …

The World's First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago

The World Wide Web was invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee.<p>Twenty-five years ago, the world's very first website debuted.<p>Called Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, the site went online at CERN on December 20, 1990.<p>As Engadget noted, this wasn’t the date the website went public (that …

Cialfo is dominating online college admissions in Singapore with just $800K

Cialfo is a Singapore-based edutech startup that was kicked off in 2012 by two young entrepreneurs who met while studying at the Nanyang Technological University. A college entrepreneurship project brought them together in their fourth year, and they spent most of that year looking into an idea for …

Computer Vision Is Better At Seeing Your Secret Emotions Than Humans

Don't even try to hide them<p>A lot of people aren't able to perceive micro expressions. They're the tiny facial ticks that reveal what we're feeling when we're trying not to let it show. So, understanding those micro expressions could allow you to look deeper into peoples' faces and know what what's …

New material: liquid and porous at the same time

Scientists at Queen’s University have made a major breakthrough by making a porous liquid – with the potential for a massive range of new …

How to Cultivate a Culture of Ideas in Startups

<i>Ideas are what drive startups forward, so it's on you to create a culture that favors the creation of those ideas.</i><p>If you're an entrepreneur, you already know that ideas are one of the most critical factors for your eventual success. The core idea of your business establishes a foundation for your …

Entrepreneurship

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

The Brain

Scientists scan the brain to see how stress undermines your diet

If you're trying to lose weight, kick off your diet by relaxing. Stress tinkers with your brain chemistry in ways that make it hard to make healthful food choices and maintain self-control, a new study finds.<p>Study volunteers who endured a somewhat stressful experience were 24% more likely to choose …

The Future of Morality, at Every Internet User's Fingertips

How much is your attention on the Internet really worth?<p>For much of the modern, advertising-driven Internet, attention is money. Whether a publisher, search engine, or social platform, the business model is fundamentally the same: The attention of users is aggregated and then sold to advertisers …

Ethics

What Design Lovers Should Buy, See, Read–And More!– At Every Age

Well, that all depends on your age.<p>Nobody wants to be considered old fashioned. But one's idea of what's hip and of-the-moment is likely to change over the years. Here, a guide to age-appropriate aspirations.

Food & Dining

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Apple Watch

The paradox of measuring happiness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including Silicon Valley’s resurgence and why suicide rates are highest in the happiest places.<p>Food | Two months of soylent<p>Consumer review of the powdered meal-replacement mix which claims to be a complete adult food. “Soylent is a …

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

Sleep

New ‘molecular movie’ reveals ultrafast chemistry in motion

Scientists for the first time tracked ultrafast structural changes, captured in quadrillionths-of-a-second steps, as ring-shaped gas molecules burst …

Google dives deep into health tracking with a medical wearable

The same company that gave us Google Glass is now working on another kind of wearable: a health tracker.<p>Google has developed a wristwatch-like device …

Wearable Tech

Two "Fangirls" Travel the World to Perfectly Align Film and TV Stills with Their Filming Locations

Tiia hman and Satu Walden are two self-proclaimed fangirls on a quest to visit every filming location from their favorite movies and TV shows, all across the globe. Since late 2013, not only have the duo been on a global adventure, but they've also been documenting their trek around the world with …

These Are the 10 Most Influential Leaders in Tech Right Now

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Apple’s HomeKit platform will see first accessories launch next week

The first home automation products using Apple’s new Siri-controlled HomeKit platform will arrive next week, according to sources briefed on Apple’s plans.<p>The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac<p>The company first introduced HomeKit last year alongside iOS 8, introducing a framework for developers to build …

Apple

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Doctor, engineer, and businessman. These were the top three career choices for the children of middle-class families in India when I was young. …

Entrepreneurship

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Psychology

3D-Printed Weather Stations Could Save Lives In Developing Countries

Predicting natural disasters just got a lot cheaper<p>Weather is free, of course, but predicting it, and anticipating changes like sudden storms or flash floods--that takes technical equipment and sensors. Thanks to 3D printing and cheap commercial electronics, USAID thinks they can bring weather …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

SXSW 2015: AeroMobil Says It Will Put Its Flying Car On The Market In 2017

And once that's done? A self-flying car<p><i>Updated 3/16/2015, 4:33 p.m. ET.</i><p>In October 2014, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled a prototype vehicle that exhilarated <i>Back To The Future</i> fans, as well as pretty much everyone else: the long fantasized flying car. Dubbed AeroMobil 3.0, the car/plane hybrid …

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …