Dean Hashim

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How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Gaza and the 'crime of crimes'

Nelson Mandela frequently declared that "Palestine was the greatest moral issue of our time". After we toppled the Apartheid regime in 1994, he went further, saying "We South Africans cannot consider ourselves free until the Palestinian People are free".<p>Millions of us in South Africa collectively …

Animals experience a full range of emotions, according to new research

After years of back and forth, new research suggests animals do have thoughts and emotions<p>The theory on animal behavior for most of history was this: people think and feel; other animals do not. It's only in recent years that there's been a sea change in the field of animal cognition, where, …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

Lifeform of the week: Leafcutter ants

Humans aren’t the only species that farms, they’re not even the first.<p>Our night safari guide was less wowed by the leafcutter ants than we were. He’d …

Insects

Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

97 percent of water on Earth is salt water. What if we could drink it?<p>The Challenge<p>Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid—yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year. Since the 1970s, the gold standard for desalination has been reverse osmosis, in which big pumps push …

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Palestinian professor: no regrets over taking students to Auschwitz

Mohammed Dajani knew he was on sensitive ground when he took a group of students to visit the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland in March. But it took the furore that followed to make the Palestinian academic realise that he had entered a political and psychological minefield.<p>Dajani …

'Life: Magnified' Shows Off the Wonders of the Cell

Immune System

3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

Neuroscientists Hack Dreams With Tiny Shocks

Oh, to be a lucid dreamer!<p>To be fast asleep at 3:30 a.m. and then realize: I'm in a dream. I can walk up these stairs, jump off the porch and start flying. Why not? It's a dream.<p>Lucid dreams have lit up the big screen in movies, such as Pan's Labyrinth and <i>Inception</i>. But the ability to control …

Mysterious Rock Lines Found In Peru Predate Ancient Nazca Lines By Centuries, Scientist Say

New rock lines discovered in Peru predate the famous Nazca Lines by centuries and likely once marked the site of ancient fairs, researchers say.<p>The lines were created by people of the Paracas, a civilization that arose around 800 B.C. in what is now Peru. The Paracas culture predated the Nazca …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Animal photos of the week - Telegraph

20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

Seriously!<p><i>By Kissairis Munoz for Greatist</i><p>What do mac and cheese, stacks of pancakes, and bowls of pasta all have in common? If you answered, "Umm, they're delicious," you'd be right. But they're also heavy in carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. And while a diet rich in healthy …

Comfort Food

A Tractor Beam Made of Sound

It can't pull a spaceship into the Death Star, but the acoustic tractor beam is the most powerful yet created.<p><b>Scientists have created a sonic tractor beam</b>. And it's not simply an amazing proof of concept: This beam pulls with a billion times more force and can tow objects a million times larger …

Young blood rejuvenates brains and muscles of old mice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If three discoveries in mice reported on Sunday are applicable to people, making old brains and old muscles perform like young ones may require simply a blood transfusion.<p>In two of the studies, giving the blood of young mice to old ones undid age-related impairments in the …

Could 'space arks' save humanity? Experts design self-sustaining ships to rescue us in the event of a global catastrophe

• <b>Building self-sustainable spacecraft is the key to interstellar travel</b>• <b><br>That's according to Rachel Armstrong, the lead on Project Persephone</b>• <b><br>She said we</b> …

Mom's Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby's Genes

Pregnant women have heard it time and time again: What you eat during those nine months can have long-term effects on your child's health.<p>Heck, one study even found that when pregnant women eat a diverse diet, the resulting babies are less picky in the foods they choose.<p>So what about mom's eating …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Sound Waves Sculpted On Walls And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

The science behind dietary supplements

Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are clearly buying them. Yes, we're talking about supplements – things that most people will agree are good for us. But what if we don't really need …