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MIT just created living plants that glow like a lamp, and could grow glowing trees to replace streetlights

The modern world has been reinventing our relationship with energy for some time now. Cars are turning away from fossil fuels and relying ever more …

15 garden fences your neighbors will be desperate to copy!

When it comes to choosing the perfect fences for garden areas there are so many things to take into account, not least which styles will make your …

Landscaping

Human Brain Contains a Multi-Dimensional Universe Within, According to Latest Research

A sensational discovery has been made by experts as scientists have found that the human brain is home to structures and shapes that have up to 11 …

Humanity

Magic mushrooms might help depression by resetting the brain

Brain connectivity disintegrates while you’re on the drug, then comes together afterward<p>Magic mushrooms might help depressed patients by helping them “reset” their brains, according to a new study that uses brain scans to look at the lasting effects of psychedelics.<p>There has been a recent wave of …

MIT students are selling a personal thermostat for your wrist

An MIT-designed wearable that adjusts the wearer’s body temperature is now available for preorder. The Embr Wave — previously called “Wristify” — heats up (or cools down) the wearer through integrated touch controls on the wrist.<p>You touch one side of the device’s interface to heat up and the other …

Brain has inbuilt ‘drainpipes’ which get rid of waste, scientists find

The mystery of how the brain gets rid of waste or toxic substances has finally been discovered by scientists - it has its own sewerage pipe.<p>For the first time, researchers have found vessels which take away harmful substances or dead cellular material to keep the brain healthy.<p>The findings could …

Magnetism

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

Mindfulness

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

Light Phone

We're all guilty of mindlessly staring at our smartphones instead of taking the time to view the real world in front of us. The Light Phone, now off …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

The Autohome Air Top Tent Sets Up In Less Than 10 Seconds

By<p>Camping fact: The faster the tent gets set up, the sooner the outdoor fun can begin. And with the Autohome Air Top, a sleek Italian-made rooftop …

What happened when Alzheimer’s patients were treated for the diseases we actually have cures for

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. What they found was striking. Although the size of the study was small, every participant demonstrated such marked improvement …

Dementia

Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home

Rain, rain, stow away.<p>Whoever said money doesn’t fall from the sky hadn’t mastered the art of harvesting precipitation. A carefully ­coordinated system can render drizzles and downpours safe to use in all your indoor-plumbing fixtures and water-hogging appliances—and ­augment your home’s reliance …

the scrooser is like an electric vespa for crusing the pavement

jan 12, 2018<p>strictly limited to a run of 250 cars, british-automaker lyonheart cars builds a modern iteration of the classic jaguar 'e-type' from the …

Off-roading

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Telescopes

How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

Contrary to popular belief, most AI systems currently act as a complement to humans instead of replacing them. According to expert estimates, we are still years away from general artificial intelligence and full automation. But eventually, there will come a day where robots will perform most tasks …

Universal Basic Income

Softbank CEO: The Singularity Will Happen by 2047

Son’s Predictions<p>The CEO of Japanese telecommunications giant and internet multinational Softbank is at it again. Masayoshi Son has been consistent …

Terminal Cancer Patients See Total Remission After Single New Treatment

CAR-T therapy trains your body's immune system to attack cancer cells.<p>Cell therapy specialists at the Kite Pharma’s manufacturing facility.<p>An …

Immunotherapy

Portuguese Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges<p>8 garlic …

Recipes

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Facebook’s advice to students interested in artificial intelligence

Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math.<p>That’s the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook’s Yann LeCun and Joaquin Quiñonero Candela

 who run the company’s Artificial Intelligence Lab and Applied Machine Learning group respectively.<p>Tech companies often advocate STEM …

The First Tidal Generator in North America Is Now Online

The generator harnesses the power of the tides in the Bay of Fundy, and produces enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>The first tidal generator in North America has gone online this month in the Bay of Fundy, and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>While most hydro …

Renewable Energy

Roof-Top Tents: A Primer

Sleeping on the ground is not the only option. More and more, campers are custom-fitting vehicles to sleep in elevated tents up high.<p><b>Roof-top camping</b> …

Researchers accidentally turn CO2 into ethanol

While governments around the world continue the long, hard work of regulating away the future use of fossil fuels, scientists have discovered how to …

Chemistry

A Device For The Deaf That Lets You "Listen" With Your Skin

Because your skin is an unused sound jack<p>What if our bodies had a new way—other than our eardrums—to hear the world around us?<p>That’s what neuroscientist David Eagleman wondered five years ago. He looked at the body for answers and saw a huge sound jack. “We have this giant input channel called our …

TED Talks

Chemistry Nobel Prize Awarded For World's Smallest Machines

European trio's research on nanomachines set the stage for smart materials<p>"I feel a little bit like the Wright brothers," chemistry Nobel laureate Bernard Feringa told the crowd assembled at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences via the internet, "who were flying a hundred years ago for the first …

'Voyage of Time,' Terrence Malick IMAX film with Brad Pitt narration, is an awesome cosmic meditation

You know what America needs right now? A little perspective.<p>For that, I recommend you head to your local IMAX theater and see Terrence Malick’s …

Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail

On the third morning along Northern California’s Lost Coast Trail, I awoke to discover large imprints in the sand just outside of camp. I followed …

Hiking

Scientists find evidence for alternate theory of how life arose

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four …