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11 Imagination-Jarring Tips From Creative Geniuses

There are plenty of competing theories for how to boost your creativity: paint your room blue, work someplace noisy and distracting, complete a bunch …

TV

Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in April

Britain's fertility regulator could allow doctors to create the first babies to have three people's DNA from next April after the government pressed ahead with plans to legalise the procedure.<p>The technique, known as mitochondrial transfer, offers hope to families affected by a wide range of …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Jay Leno opens doors to eclectic 130-car garage

On a sunny day in the Burbank hills, Jay Leno's canary yellow McLaren supercar shatters the silence.<p>Wedged into the cockpit of the 903-horsepower hybrid P1, Leno darts around a curve and leans into the throttle. With the midday roads free of traffic, the $1.2-million McLaren surges through the …

Living fossil found in China

The Tadpole Shrimp, a living fossil unchanged for over 200 million years, has been found in flooded parts of north China<p>A living fossil has been discovered in north <b>China</b> after heavy rains created pools of water big enough to allow the creatures to hatch.<p>The unusual animal is known as a Tadpole …

China

Next on Samsung's security feature list: retina scans

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming personal and ubiquitous — which means you’re probably carrying more personal information on your smartphone than your wallet. This comes with a host of security issues, of course. If you lose your smartphone or tablet, then whoever picks it up might be able …

Information Systems

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba captured this photo of the southern lights in a dazzling aurora display on July 14-15, 2012, during an uptick in solar activity. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1dae6

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Internet

Amazon sidesteps French ban on free shipping by charging a penny

France's "anti-Amazon" law prohibiting free shipping and discounts has now gone into effect, and Amazon quickly announced that it had conformed -- technically. Though it no longer ships books for free, it only charges 0.01 euro, conforming to the letter if not the spirit of the law (French Prime …

Everything You Need to Know About Rib Eye

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: This summer, forget the usual suspects -- rib eye is where it's …

BBQ

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets NASCAR physics during Coca-Cola 600

Cosmos wasn't on. Neil brought the knowledge, anyway.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson's <i>Cosmos</i> usually airs Sunday nights at 9PM Eastern on FOX, but this week, the network's coverage of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup race pre-empted the astrophysicist's show. That didn't stop Tyson from imparting knowledge, …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

3D Bioprinting