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Wriggling worm is breakthrough for artificial life

Early efforts to construct an artificial life form in a software model have reached a milestone as a digital worm begins to squirm in the same way that real animals are observed to<p>An ambitious project to recreate an entire roundworm, cell by cell, in a software model has reached a crucial …

Biology

Toe bone DNA reveals Neanderthal interbreeding - Futurity

The Neanderthal woman was inbred, report researchers who also found evidence for interbreeding among four types of early humans.

Articles about colorado cool 7 mile high modern spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

With its serene beauty, we believe that Portugal is a must-see destination for all design lovers.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to …

Sinkholes

Did you know that breakfast cereal comes from a gun?

Have you ever wondered how it is that corn from the field turns into the crunchy flakes you spoon up with your milk each morning? Or why it is that Shredded Wheat can have only one ingredient, whole grain wheat, and yet look nothing like it? The answer, in both cases, is 20th century …

Japan considers mile-long ice wall to stop radiation leaks

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, Japan has struggled to stem the flow of radioactive material from the site. As <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, a new idea would see pipes installed around the failed plant, through which coolant would be pushed from on-site refrigeration units. The pipes would …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Sex with science nerds

As a horny girl who is also interested in science, most of the men I fancy are those who self-identify as nerds. Guys who like science, maths, video games, who are horrified that I don't like Star Wars, or are generally geekily interested in the world around them in a way that's both fascinating …

Dying brains: will our last hurrah be an explosion of conscious experience?

What does it feel like to die? Most of us have no idea, but around 1 in 10 people who survive a cardiac arrest report having near death experiences (NDEs). These can range from relived memories to vivid experiences of light, sound, and emotion.<p>An interesting new study by Jimo Borjigin and …

Watch This Bicycle Go 80 MPH

Probably not do-it-yourself<p>Tom Donhou, a bicycle builder based in Hackney, London, just went 80 mph on a bike. As a point of reference: You or I might hit 30 mph, tops, on a flat surface; a professional might max out at about 45 mph. But to get anywhere over that speed, you need a bike explicitly …

Nasa to use 3D printing at International Space Station - video

Nasa has unveiled plans to ship a 3D printer to the International Space Station to replicate pieces of equipment. The process, which uses melted plastic filament to build objects in thin layers, would allow astronauts to replace parts without having them delivered from Earth. Nasa plans to send the …

10 Historical Titans With Surprising Tattoos

Regretting that Taz-too on your ankle? Don’t! You’re walking in the footsteps of greatness.<p><b>1. THOMAS EDISON</b><p>Tattoos would never have taken off if …

Books

A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds

The next time you find yourself wondering about the highest use of linguistics, or enduring the insulting grunts and groans of petulant adolescents …

Mental Floss on Twitter: "The Beauty of Space Photography — http://t.co/rVMXJ0z1dw http://t.co/c58gR0IWsA"

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Fashionable Cartoon Characters: Who Knew 'Toons Could Be So Cool? (PHOTOS)

When it comes to style icons, real-life fashion figures like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot get all of the credit. But what about our favorite cartoon characters?<p>Since these were some of the first images to be ingrained in our little style psyches, we decided to shine the …

'Nanogardens' Sprout Up On The Surface Of A Penny

April showers bring May flowers. But in this case, the blossoms are too small for even a bumblebee to see.<p>Engineers at Harvard University have figured out a way to make microscopic sculptures of roses, tulips and violets, each smaller than a strand of hair.<p>To get a sense of just how small these …

luckypeach

This is the cover of <b>LUCKY PEACH 7: The Travel Issue.</b><p>It is on its way to your mailbox, your local bookstore, the Whole Foods, the prison library, …

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Some Deep-Sea Microbes Are Hungry For Rocket Fuel

It's life, but not as we know it. Researchers in the Netherlands have found that a microbe from deep beneath the ocean can breathe a major ingredient in rocket fuel. The discovery suggests that early life may have used many different kinds of chemicals besides oxygen to survive and thrive.<p>Some of …

Researchers testing nuclear fusion technology that could power NASA's rockets

NASA-funded researchers at the University of Washington will test a unique approach to nuclear fusion this summer, in the hopes that the technology will replace rocket fuel and power spacecraft that are faster and less expensive to operate. The research team has already confirmed that discrete …

Scientists turn dreams into eerie short films with an MRI scan

A group of scientists from Kyoto has managed to successfully analyze and "record" the basic elements of what people see when they dream. The idea of recording dreams has been a mainstay in science fiction, but also a frequent goal for researchers. As <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> writes, this group designed …

Ban pesticides linked to bee deaths, say MPs

<b>The UK government should suspend the use of a number of pesticides linked to the deaths of bees, a committee of MPs has said.</b><p>Members of the Commons Environmental Audit Committee are calling for a moratorium on the use of sprays containing neonicotinoids.<p>Britain has refused to back an EU ban on …