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Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Imaging

5 weird and wonderful Japanese indie games you're not playing yet

Independent games may have become a commercial darling in the West, but the Japanese scene is just starting to bloom.<p>Japan doesn’t have an IndieCade, …

Heavy metal upgrade to detect antimatter | Ben Still | Life & Physics

<b>Ben Still</b> describes new plans to upgrade a huge tank of water surrounded by light detectors, so that it can detect antineutrinos<p>Heavy metal is being added to one of the worlds largest particle physics experiments to allow it to see antimatter for the first time¹. For years the Super Kamiokande …

Physics

Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

In a deceptively drab black crystal, physicists have stumbled upon a baffling behavior, one that appears to blur the line between the properties of …

How the subconscious mind shapes creative writing

Authors who improvise, like John Boyne, and those who meticulously pre-plan like Michelle Paver, all seem to benefit from thoughts they don’t know they’re having<p>Do you remember those plastic slide puzzles you used to get in party bags? They were made up of a three by three grid with eight tiles and …

The Marco Rubio guide to hip-hop

Marco Rubio's not your typical Republican presidential candidate; he's a cool Republican presidential candidate. A noted hip-hop fan, Rubio has weighed in on the great rap rivalries and biggest musicians of our time.<p>Here's an encyclopedia of his opinions:<p>East Coast vs. West Coast<p>"I was more of a …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Energy from dry ice could power human colonies on Mars

A mission to Mars has captured the public's imagination and the possibility of making that second small step has never seemed so close. Current NASA …

What Will the Future of Molecular Manufacturing Really Be Like?

Molecular machines are nano-scale assemblers that construct themselves and their surroundings into ever more complex structures. Sometimes dubbed …

Machine Learning Goes Mainstream I: InboxVudu Prioritizes Your Email

Machine learning is moving out of the backend shadows and into mainstream applications that ordinary consumers will use on a daily basis. These applications will recognize the intent behind written and spoken language and quickly classify the content of images and video. It would be a leap to say …

Machine Learning

Flexible sensor lets humans detect magnetic fields

When it comes to navigating the world around us, we have a lot more than just five senses. The array of perceptive faculties we have is actually pretty impressive, but what we don't have is a sense called magnetoception.<p>This is a sense that allows some living organisms, such as sharks, birds and …

Magnetism

Science to look forward to in 2015

The next 12 months may offer lots of discoveries alongside a few looming threats.<p>It’s a new year, but it’s not just any new year. 2015 is shaping up …

Top 15 Trends for 2015

Every year, my team of futurists at Frost & Sullivan puts their heads together to come up with the top trends for the upcoming year.<p>Last year, the team did particularly well with its top 14 trends for 2014. In particular, the team’s predictions on 3-D, virtual currency, online retailing, Big Data, …

Are Transparent Managed ETFs The Future? Fund Manager Cathie Wood Is Betting On It

<b>For the rest of the Forbes 2015 Investment Guide, click here.</b><p>Each week Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of startup Ark Investment Management, gathers her six stock-picking analysts (five twentysomethings and a fiftysomething former filmmaker) for a brainstorming session at its offices in New York City. …

Public Art, A Mobile App for Discovering and Learning About Nearby Street Art

Public Art is a mobile app created by New York City-based web developer Leonard Bogdonoff that helps users locate and get information about nearby …

Apps

Wonderful short film imagines the day when we conquer the solar system

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Dark Matter Murder Mystery: Is Weird Substance Destroying Neutron Stars?

The mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe may be destroying neutron stars by turning them into black holes in the …

10 Reasons Solitude & Silence is More Important Now than Ever.

It’s amazing how tuned out we become to the motor of the air-conditioner and refrigerator—the sudden silence is a startling reprieve.<p>Likewise, we …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Creativity

What's wrong with the science of "Interstellar"?

Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion

In 1958, five years after his transcendent experience induced by taking four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, <b>Aldous Huxley</b> (July, 26 1894–November 22, 1963) — legendary author of <i>Brave New World</i>, lesser-known but no less compelling writer of children’s books, modern prophet — penned an essay titled</b> …

The Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Where Fantastic Sound Meets Impressive Noise Canceling Technology

Watch out, Bose. The Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones are here and they’re aimed directly at your customers. The Zik 2.0s are comfy, efficient at noise canceling, and best of all, they look amazing. And how do they sound? Pretty damn good, actually.<p>The Parrot Zik 2.0 are the company’s second try at …

Anagarika Govinda

<b>Anagarika Govinda</b> (born <b>Ernst Lothar Hoffmann</b>, 17 May 1898 – 14 January 1985) was the founder of the order of the Arya Maitreya Mandala and an …

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 …

Ditch Your Fortune Teller—Try Adobe Marketing Cloud Instead

You're a smart kid. You come up with the most creative marketing campaign strategies, but without a sure-fire way to measure those results, your …

7 Experimental Adventures in Classical Music

Some composers play it safe and write music that makes easy listening. Others like testing the limits. Here are some unique experiments in classical …