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Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

Science & InnovationGory Details<p>First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking …

Virtual Reality

This No-Knead Bacon Bread Recipe Is Our Everything

BACON. BREAD.<p>Bacon bread is the stuff that great days are made of. Soft, doughy bread loaded with bites of salty, briny bacon is the culmination of all of our favorite things. It's downright irresistible. But when you add the fact that this loaf of bread is no-knead -- read: almost no work -- it …

Bread

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Beachcombing

Beachcombing is an instinctual aspect of any trip to the beach, especially for curious children. And it's especially rewarding to collect souvenirs that recall nature at her most artistic and generous. You will discover something of interest on any stretch of uncrowded coast, but some beaches offer …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

You can never predict the wild and exciting results of a hackathon, and yet two UPenn students truly changed the game with "Electric Eel." This Arduino microcontroller-powered sex toy zaps waves of low-voltage electricity through a man's genitals. Reportedly it causes quite a pleasurable …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

The Science of Smell: How the Most Direct of Our Senses Works

<i>“Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes,”</i> Anna Quindlen advised in her indispensable <i>Short Guide to a Happy Life</i>. Susan Sontag listed “linen” and “the smell of newly mown grass” among her favorite things. <i>“A man may have lived all of his life</i> …

Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife

This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Why Are Some People Early Birds and Others Night Owls?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Your sleep cycle is …

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours.<p>Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA. The analysis also finds that Neanderthals lacked some human …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

The Brain

Kinect-Equipped Digital Mirror Shows Your Innards

This new installation marries biomedical imaging and Microsoft Kinect technology to show a person’s body–organs and all–as it moves in real time.<p>In the past, we’ve written about the powerful (and potentially embarrassing) accuracy of Microsoft Kinect, but one thing the Kinect couldn’t offer via its …

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

The mysteries of 'lucid' dreaming

Recent research into a kind of consciousness within the dream state is beginning to tell us more about the brain<p>One of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. We lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series …

Mars Rover Curiosity Snaps First Asteroid Photo from Red Planet (Images)

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has captured the first image of asteroids as seen from the surface of the Red Planet.<p>Curiosity's historic asteroid …

The world’s newest mineral is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before

Putnisite is completely unique and “unrelated to anything,” scientists say<p>Sarah Wolfe<p>April 26, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>It's purple and pretty and composed of cube-like crystals just 0.5 mm in size.<p>But what really makes putnisite, the world's newest mineral, …

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Vega Edge: A Wearable Light That Works with Any Wardrobe

Whether you’re a cyclist, a jogger, or just walking around your neighborhood at night, safety is key. Instead of sporting one of those ugly (no …

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish | Colossal

<p>Since 2004, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Rachel Sussman has researched, collaborated with biologists, and braved some of the world’s harshest …

The Ocean – Illustrations by Huebucket

Illustrations of the Ocean Collection.<p>Huebucket also known as Chalermphol Harnchakkham is a Bangkok, Thailand based designer and illustrater. He …

A Stunning Stockholm Apartment

This stunning Stockholm apartment is the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén and it’s filled with classic parquet flooring and period details that your …

Interior Design