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Prosthetics: Meet the man with 13 legs

From robotic legs to laser arms, the owners of artificial limbs are no longer content with only one replacement, as Frank Swain discovers.<p>When Jozef Metelka gets up in the morning, one of his first decisions is which leg he’ll be wearing that day. After losing his right leg in a motorbike accident …

Prosthetics

Why do we love to play?

Our pick of the week from around the web, including what makes humans unique, virtual reality in movies and everything Google is working on this year.<p>Everything Google is working on this year<br>Ron Amadeo | Ars Technica | 11 February 2014<br>Google tends to signal its areas of interest and its new …

Virtual Reality

Is this whale-shaped plane the future of airliners?

Airliners have become steadily bigger in an effort to take fit in more passengers and drive down the cost of tickets. Could a new outsized design change the way we fly?<p>Spotting an Airbus A380 at an airport can still create great excitement. The giant, double-decker plane can seat between 500 and …

Aviation

The power and beauty of data visualisation in science

Graphs, charts and other data visualisations have changed the way we see, interpret and understand the world around us.<p>An exhibition at the British Library in London reveals the importance that visualising data has had on the scientific process – from 19th Century ship logs that still influence …

Data Visualization

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

FYI: Can Humans Hibernate?

Involuntarily? Yes. On purpose? Maybe. In February, for instance, Swedish snowmobilers found a man who had been trapped under snow in his car for two months with barely any food. After he was rescued, local doctors suggested that he had survived by adjusting his core body temperature downward to …

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

iPad People And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Natural History Museum

These Marsupials Are Sexing Themselves To Death

All the males of the newly discovered species die before they're 1 year old.<p>Oh, wow, look at this cute little mouse thing. I bet it lives a long and fruitful marsupial life. Ha, no. Kidding! It probably dies from bumping uglies too hard.<p>Australian scientists recently discovered these little …

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

"Drink my brains, drink them all!" it maniacally cackles.<p>Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs …