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Common antidepressant eases Alzheimer’s agitation - Futurity

High doses of a common antidepressant drug significantly reduce agitation in people with Alzheimer’s, but there are potentially concerning side …

Alzheimer's Disease

Google Unveils A Smartphone Prototype That Maps The World

Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever<p>As great as Google Maps is, if you need to be directed to somewhere _really _specific--as in, a specific room in a specific building on a specific street--it stumbles. Not too long ago, we predicted …

Augmented Reality

First Fecal Transplant Bank Opens

The Massachusetts-based company has delivered stool samples to 13 hospitals around the country.<p>A lot of people don't give a crap. But OpenBiome, a company based in Cambridge, Mass., does, quite literally. The group has opened a facility that collects stool samples from healthy, pre-screened …

Medicine

This Bird Is Hide-And-Seek World Champion

Can you spot the bird in this video? If not, it may already be too late.<p>The U.K.'s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council posted this video of a nightjar, which is a bird that is <i>really damn good</i> at hiding. Look under your desk. Look behind your bed. Look above you now--right now. No …

DARPA Wants To Teach Drones To Fight Airplanes

How do you manage a sky full of humans and robots? A new DARPA initiative aims to find out.<p>The very first airplanes used in war were scouts and light bombers, which flew above armies and dropped small bombs (often thrown from a pilot's hand) onto enemies. By and large, that's where military drones …