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Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

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Scientists to grow 'mini-brains' using Neanderthal DNA

Scientists are preparing to create “miniature brains” that have been genetically engineered to contain Neanderthal DNA, in an unprecedented attempt to understand how humans differ from our closest relatives.<p>In the next few months the small blobs of tissue, known as brain organoids, will be grown …

Evolution

Authorities deactivate transit pass implanted in biohacker's hand

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow couldn't just toss away his New South Wales transit pass even after he found out that it got deactivated while he was on a trip to the US. See, Meow-Meow (yes, that is his legal name) cut the chip out of the travel card, encased it in biocompatible plastic and had it …

16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Altering A Species: Darwin's Shopping List

By genetically modifying organisms, we can now create glow-in-the-dark cats and fish, mice with singing voices, less flatulent cows, carbon-capturing plants, humanized cow milk, and even trademark pigs that poop environmentally-friendly feces.<p>Scientists are hard at work trying to grow human organs …

How Much Water Do You Really Need To Drink?

You are what you eat — but if you want to get literal about it, you are mostly what you drink. So, how much of that should be water?<p>About 60 percent …

DNA vaccine promises permanent, universal protection against the flu

A universal, one-dose flu vaccine has long been a holy grail for medical researchers. With the World Health Organization estimating over half a …

The Verge on Twitter: "Scientists used human stem cells to build a new rat intestine https://t.co/eIsTUATk69… "

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Fitness Blogger Shares Food Comparisons To Change The Way You Think About Food – Do You Agree With Her?

British fitness blogger Lucy Mountain wants to change the way you think about calorie counting, and she’s using handy visual food comparisons to …

Researchers Developed a New Device Capable of Fixing Damaged Tissue with Just One Press

Just a Single Touch<p>Science fiction has often featured technology that’s capable of healing wounds and injuries almost instantly. Such devices could …

Edited Embryos Mean U.S. Scientists Have Passed a Major Milestone

By now, most of us know what CRISPR gene editing is. At the very least, we have heard of this revolutionary technology that allows us to alter DNA — the source code of life itself. One day, CRISPR could allow us to delete genes in order to eradicate genetic diseases, add in new genes in order to …

Genetics

Wisconsin company Three Square Market to microchip employees

<b>A Wisconsin company is to become the first in the US to microchip employees.</b><p>Three Square Market is offering to implant the tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip into workers' hands for free - and says everyone will soon be doing it.<p>The rice grain-sized $300 (£230) chip will allow them to …

Blocking out the sun to reduce global warming - an idea still in the making

<i>Solar radiation management is a controversial and theoretical proposal for addressing some of the risks of climate change. The Conversation Africa’s</i> …

Climate Change

Breakthrough Research Has Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

The Power of Supramolecules<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature’s most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …

Cyborgs at work: Swedish employees getting implanted with microchips

The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created.<p>What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its …

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Breakthrough for Hearing Loss Patients Comes in the Form of Replacement Hair Cells

There are around 15,000 hair cells located in our inner ear that receive, translates, and transmits those signals to the brain. When these cells …

Stem Cell Research: Japanese Man's Body Accepts Cells From Another Human Being

On Tuesday, a 60-year-old Japanese man became the first human being to receive "reprogrammed" stem cells. The cells were derived from induced …

Check out Europe's crazy clean energy plan

Wind turbines are a great way to go green. Too bad people <i>feel</i> that they’re so gosh darn loud. So, if nobody wants turbines in their backyards, what can densely populated countries do to produce cleaner energy? Why not just build a massive artificial island surrounded by wind turbines out in the sea?<p>…

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Doctor calls world's first three-parent IVF baby birth 'revolutionary'

A New York fertility specialist, who said he successfully carried out a "three-parent" in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique resulting in a baby boy, called the procedure a "revolutionary approach in human reproduction."<p>John Zhang, medical director of New Hope Fertility Center in New York, …

U.S. suspends talks with Russia on Syria ceasefire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities.<p>A damaged field hospital room is …

First 'three person baby' born using new method

<b>The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, New Scientist reveals.</b><p>The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor.<p>US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a …

Disease Is Spreading Through Our Oceans Like Never Before, Report Finds

We are "sleepwalking into a nightmare".<p>An international investigation into the health of the world's oceans has found that rising global temperatures …

The Apple engineer who moved Mac to Intel applied to work at the Genius Bar in an Apple store and was rejected

JK Scheinberg, the engineer who spent 21 years working at Apple and is best known for persuading Steve Jobs to move the Mac from PowerPC to Intel in 2005, was rejected from a job at an Apple store a few years later.<p>He had applied to work at a Genius Bar, according to The New York Times.<p>The Times …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Baby Simulator Programs May Make Girls More Likely To Get Pregnant, Study Says

Schools that have infant simulator programs, where students use dolls and classes to learn what having a baby is like, may actually make teenage …

ACLU’s principal technologist reacts to NSA hack with the perfect tweet about Apple/FBI battle

It’s just ten days since I pointed to a Microsoft security leak as proof of my point that any iPhone master key created by Apple would inevitably fall into the wrong hands in time – and even more powerful support for that position now exists.<p>It was revealed last week that powerful hacking tools …

R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies at 81

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 13</b><p>Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in six of the <i>Star Wars</i> movies, has died at the age of 81, his family said. He had been sick …

Comment: Microsoft just demonstrated why Apple was right to stand up to the FBI

<i>Update: Steve Gibson has taken issue with the ‘golden key’ term used by Ars, arguing that it overplays the significance of the vulnerability.</i><p>I wrote an opinion piece predating the San Bernardino shootings on why Apple was right to stand firm on encryption even in the face of terrorist attacks, and …

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