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The Genetic Heroes That Could Cure the Sick

One person in 20,000 is predicted to be a ‘genetic hero’—someone who should have a disease, but due to rare mutations or lifestyle, doesn’t. Now, the …

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

Thanks to a wobble in its host star, researchers from UNSW have spotted a planet only 16 light-years away that could harbor life (shown in an artist's conception, above). However, being there would bear little resemblance to living on Earth. It's at least five times as massive, for starters, and is …

No More Bubble Wrap: A Clever Reusable Packing System Eliminates Waste

Imagine Amazon shipping in packaging that didn’t have to be tossed away.<p>Packing fragile items is usually all about excess–piles of packing peanuts or air-filled plastic packs, bubble wrap, and weird expandable foam cushions. Depending on local recycling rules, it might all end up in the trash when …

Backpacking

Facebook Manipulated User News Feeds To Create Emotional Responses

Facebook conducted a massive psychological experiment on 689,003 users, manipulating their news feeds to assess the effects on their emotions. The details of the experiment were published in an article entitled “Experimental Evidence Of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks” …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

This map reveals exactly where Silicon Valley gets its talent

Where does Silicon Valley’s talent come from? This incredibly detailed map tells all.<p>The visualization, made by Bloomberg Businessweek, shows the top 100 sources of “imported talent,” from both U.S. states and foreign countries.<p>According to Bloomberg, “Asian Americans became the majority of the …

True Facts Infography

Le site Kind Of Normal a imaginé des infographies amusantes appelées « TruthFacts » qui livrent des petites vérités sur notre quotidien, notre époque …

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