Cristine Habon

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DNP: the return of a deadly weight-loss drug

Four deaths in the UK and up to 60 worldwide have recently been attributed to the substance 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), an industrial chemical that has become popular among people wanting to lose weight, including bodybuilders and people with eating disorders.<p>The dangers of DNP were even raised in the …

A Decade After Committing Massive Fraud, A Cloning Scientist Is Back To Work

Ten years ago, South Korean geneticist Woo Suk Hwang was caught making up data about cloning human stem cells.<p>Ten years ago, South Korean geneticist Woo Suk Hwang made big news, twice. First, scientists heralded him for creating a population of stem cells from human embryos, which scientists had …

Somebody Hacked A Fridge To Send Spam

Is nothing sacred?<p>Have you heard of the Internet of Things? It's, like, the most important Internet since the first Internet.<p>It's a series of connected devices. One day soon, when your alarm clock goes off, your coffee pot will turn on. When you're having a rough week, your toaster will deliver …

A Bird Backpack That Can Track Migrations

Something new for the carrier pigeon to carry around.<p>To study migrating birds, engineers have been developing a sensor-loaded backpack that would power itself with vibrations produced by flight. A special ceramic material would convert those vibrations into electricity.<p>The Parts<p>A) System battery<p>B) …

Mystery rock suddenly appears near Mars rover, puzzling scientists

A "jelly doughnut-sized" rock has appeared in front of the Opportunity rover on Mars, and scientists can't figure out where it came from, <i>Discovery News</i> reports. The discovery was revealed by Mars Exploration Rover lead scientist Steve Squyres in a "10 years of roving Mars" keynote at NASA's Jet …

The U.S. Army Is Testing Auto-Aiming Rifles

Because better arms make a better Army.<p>Consider it performance enhancement for snipers. Guns made by a company called TrackingPoint, which include a special computer and targeting system built into the gun itself, turn inexperienced marksmen into expert shots on the first try, and could make …

Gavin Hellier/Getty Images<p>Stained glass window depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia. Photograph: Gavin Hellier/Getty …