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Breaking Into The 'Department Of Mad Scientists'

What happens when scientific research borders on science fiction? Michael Belfiore, author of the new book <i>The Department of Mad Scientists</i>, talks about the bizarre projects happening behind the scenes at DARPA — the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense. <i>This interview was originally</i> …

Pick An App Just By Thinking About It With Samsung's Mind-Controlled Tablet

For when touchscreens will be *so 2010s*<p>One of my friends already thinks that people look silly holding up tablets to take photos, so I'm not sure what he'd think of using a tablet with a wire-covered EEG cap on. The experience might be worth the side-eyes, though: Samsung is researching a system …

What Drugs You Like Depends On Where You Go Dancing [Infographic]

A graphical look at clubgoers' preferences in the US and UK<p><i>MixMag</i>'s annual Global Drug Survey came out yesterday, and it has the breakdown. The survey asked 22,000 people about their drug use habits, and <i>MixMag</i> packaged the data in this nice little infographic. Maybe not surprisingly, the drug of …

Controversial update to 'bible' of psychiatry fuels debate over foundations of mental health

One book raises big questions<p>For years, the diagnosis of mental illness has largely relied upon one book — the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i>, or <i>DSM</i>. Published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the <i>DSM</i> offers detailed classifications and criteria for conditions …

To the moon? Bigelow Aerospace and NASA look at private exploration

Bigelow Aerospace and NASA say they've agreed to look at ways for private ventures to contribute to human exploration missions, perhaps including construction of a moon base. But the space agency emphasized that it's keeping its own focus squarely on corraling an asteroid and then going to Mars.<p>"As …

Who gets to name alien planets?

A fledgling commercial venture called Uwingu stirred up an international controversy when it started soliciting friendlier names for planets beyond our solar system. The International Astronomical Union issued a statement saying that Uwingu's pay-to-play scheme has "no bearing on the official …

The Art of Physics: Winning Photos of Giant Particle Colliders | WIRED

<i>The KLOE detector at Frascati National Laboratory in Italy looks for a special asymmetry in the behavior of strange particles called kaons. The</i> …

Week in Photos: April 20, 2013

Lens<p>From the Boston Marathon blasts to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, see the week’s most striking images.<p>04.20.13 12:53 PM ET<p>Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

Scientists Invent Nanosponges to Soak Up Toxins in Bloodstream

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a nanosponge they say can help soak up dangerous toxins from the bloodstream. The …

Online brain-training: does it really work?

My week has been pretty hectic so far. On Monday, I manned a busy beach bar and had to remember a range of ice-cream and pizza orders for a constant …

Gene wars: the last-ditch battle over who owns the rights to our DNA

Tracey Barraclough made a grim discovery in 1998. She found she possessed a gene that predisposed her to cancer. "I was told I had up to an 85% …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Study Finds Most Ants Change Careers as They Age

Researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland developed a tracking system to monitor colonies of the ant <i>Camponotus fellah</i>. The …

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This fLako remix of Lianne La Havas' "Elusive" is gorgeous. http://bit.ly/13plEhB

The Measure: what's hot and what's not

Going up<p><b>Kate Spade jewellery</b> The 20th anniversary collection by Kate Spade is full of gloriously grown-up costume jewellery. The Field Day necklace …

The six best timesaving beauty products

I think people assume I spend hours a day putting on makeup. Understandable, given my job, but in reality far from the truth. I'm a single mother of …

Selling Old Clothes? Here Are 8 Tips To Boost Your Profits

Bad news: It's time to start spring cleaning if you haven't already. Good news: You can actually get paid to get rid of some of your stuff. (Well, sort of.)<p>Resale and consignment stores make it relatively easy to let go of the designer duds you’re over. The buy-sell-trade model common in chains …

The evolution of nude nail varnish

Nude nails is one of those trends that sunk its teeth in and didn't let go. It started as a clean, modern take on the French manicure, then jazzed …

Metal Magpie

It takes a bit of sunshine to bring out the magpie tendancies inside of me. Vampires with diamond-embedded sparkling skin, you say? (Made the mistake …

Best & Worst Beauty Of The Week: Ke$ha, Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington & More (PHOTOS)

Lots of blondes stepped out into the spotlight this week and tried a variety of looks.<p>There was a tale of two Ke$has: At the MTV Movie Awards, the singer donned a convoluted outfit with even more complicated makeup and hair. Then a few days later at the Calzedonia Summer Show, she wore a glamorous …

Next up for Google TV: An NBC app with full, free episodes?

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google TV (s GOOG) has long lacked one key feature: Free or fixed-price access to full episodes of shows the day after they …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

Guess Something About A High Altitude Balloon And Maybe Win A Trip To Space

KLM is going to send someone into space on an SXC Lynx spaceship in 2014. They're releasing a high altitude balloon tomorrow morning and if you guess …

Space Exploration

This To Do List App Punishes You For Not Getting Things Done

The productivity apps all promise to help users get to the same end result by handling tasks differently and helping you get more things done.<p>But many to do list apps get in the way and make entering task a chore.<p>Carrot is different.<p>The beautifully designed app turns getting things done into a game …

Icon Strike: Quickly Test iOS Icon Designs On Your Home Screen

There are a number of ways to test designs on your iOS device — services like Scala View and Adobe Edge Inspect are likely at the top of your list. But as we’ve seen lately, sometimes a lightweight solution is the best way to stay efficient and inspired.<p>Icon Strike, a simple app which lets you test …

Watch a giant 'Pong' game played on the side of a 29-story building

On Friday evening, Philadelphians were treated to a larger-than-life version of a gaming classic. The side of the Cira Cenre — a 29-story building lined with programmable lights — was turned into a massive <i>Pong</i> game, letting players control three-story-high paddles via a laptop. Dr. Frank Lee, the …