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End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

Immune System

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?<p>There is a borderland between waking life and the uncharted wilderness of sleep that we all traverse each night, but we rarely stop to marvel at the strangeness of this liminal world. If we do, we find that it is full of hallucinations both wonderful and …

Consciousness

How does quantum computing work?

Marianne Freiberger Here's a brief introduction to the possible future of computing.<i>This article is part of our Information about information</i> …

Quantum Computing

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dentistry

TensorFlow in your Browser

If you want to explore machine learning, you can now write applications that train and deploy TensorFlow in your browser using JavaScript. We know …

Machine Learning

What are multiple orgasms and how do you have them?

Because we all have a different understanding of what they actually are.<p>Multiple orgasms are a bit like squirting and the G-spot: some people think they're a myth... that they don't exist. Even I (someone whose job it is to know such things) wasn't really sure if 'multiple orgasm' meant having one …

Brain Activity

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

Millennial millionaires agree that everyone should read this personal finance classic

In five years, Grant Sabatier of "Millennial Money" went from having $2.26 in his bank account to $1 million, thanks to a side hustle that he turned …

Personal Finance

Gut microbes are vulnerable to wide range of drugs

Microbiology<p>Antibiotics are not alone in harming intestinal flora.<p>Share on TwitterShare on Twitter<br>• Share on FacebookShare on Facebook<br>• Share via …

Biology

A list of cool Chrome DevTools Tips and Tricks

• Drag and Drop in the Elements panel<br>• Reference the currently selected element in the Console<br>• Use the value of the last operation in the Console<br>• Add CSS …

JavaScript

WhatsApp Web reverse engineered

Introduction<p>This project intends to provide a complete description and re-implementation of the WhatsApp Web API, which will eventually lead to a …

Python Programming

Differentiable Plasticity: A New Method for Learning to Learn

Differentiable Plasticity is a new machine learning method for training neural networks to change their connection weights adaptively even after …

Machine Learning

Why Does "=" Mean Assignment?

Take the following code:<p>A common FP critique of imperative programming goes like this: “How can a = a + 1? That’s like saying 1 = 2. Mutable …

Programming

Quantum Algorithm Implementations for Beginners. (arXiv:1804.03719v1 [cs.ET])

Authors: Patrick J. Coles, Stephan Eidenbenz, Scott Pakin, Adetokunbo Adedoyin, John Ambrosiano, Petr Anisimov, William Casper, Gopinath Chennupati, …

Quantum Computing

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology

How to create your own HomeKit camera with a Raspberry Pi and HomeBridge

Via AppleinsiderThough Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform has supported cameras for over a year, manufacturers have been slow to bring …

Unlocking the secrets of ice

The complex properties of water and ice are not well understood but a team from UCL and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source have revealed new …

Neutrons

A snooper's dream? This "camera" is just a millimetre wide, is powered by light and will never run out of power

By harvesting light for power, this tiny camera could be hidden anywhere and never run out of power<p>A new, millimetre-wide, light-powered camera could …

Imaging

Tiny Neural Network Library in 200 Lines of Code

Neural networks have gone mainstream with a lot of heavy-duty — and heavy-weight — tools and libraries. What if you want to fit a network into a …

Deep Learning

TerrainVer - Worms-style cartoon terrain in JavaScript

Step 1<p>First you start with the terrain type.<br>This is a low-resolution image that you can create with any image editor. Notice that there are three …

Tutorials

Evolution of the English Alphabet

<i></i><p>I made this chart last year as a bonus award on Kickstarter but am now making it available as a free download. Just right click on the above image …

Linguistics

The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new study. …

Microbiology

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Mathematics

The health benefits of spicy food

The spices that add punch and flavour to our food may also have some unexpected health benefits, such as improving our mental health and protecting us against cancer.<p>Many of us cook with common spices such as turmeric and chilli powder without even recognising the good they are doing to our bodies …

Food

Can magnets improve your brain?

We've all felt the desire to improve our cognitive abilities. A new tool, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, might provide that extra boost we've been looking for.<p>Our cognitive capacities influence just about everything we do. We've all heard about ways of improving performance: a good night's …

The Brain

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Diabetes

OpenSimpleLidar

Open Hardware scanning laser rangefinder.<p>It is really cheap - its components cost less than $35.<p>Example of Hector SLAM working with this Lidar:<p>This …

Guns

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether<p>In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) …

Google bug bounty for security exploit that influences search results

<b>Short version:</b>For the $12 cost of a domain, I was able to rank in Google search results with Amazon, Walmart etc. for high value money terms in the …

Information Security