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Essential travel tech for work trips

Packing the right tech can help take some of the stress out of work trips and let you concentrate on the more enjoyable elements of business travel. Check off this list before you step on that plane, board the train or jump in the car, and you'll be ready for anything.<p>Pocket projector by Cheon Fong …

Gear & Gadgets

Ten sights that aren't what they seem

Elvis the Dog Sniffs Out Pregnant Polar Bears

<b>For polar bear pregnancy tests, it’s all about the poop. Elvis the beagle is helping zoos around the country figure out if their polar bears are pregnant, and he gets it right 97 percent of the time. But Elvis has never met a polar bear. Instead, he sniffs samples sent to him from zoos around the</b> …

Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

Some of the greatest scientific innovations have occurred because someone was clever enough not to reinvent the wheel—and instead to think of new ways to use something that already exists in nature.<p>Jeanne Lawrence is just such a woman. A scientist in pediatrics and developmental biology at the …

Still Foolin' 'Em

• <b>Author:</b> Billy Crystal<p><b>Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career in this New York Times bestseller.</b><p>Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he …

MakerBot partners with Donors Choose to bring 3D printing to the clasroom

3D printing and education have been courting for quite a while. From how-to maker books for kids to installing “Maker Labs” into public libraries, …

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

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Alt-week 16.11.13: Need another Earth-like planet? Study says there could be plenty

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>Suddenly things just got real. A new study claims one in five sun-like stars could have a planet capable of supporting life. Hugging your loved ones while thousands of miles away is closer reality, and …

Apple exec claims Samsung ‘went and copied the iPhone’ | Trusted Reviews

<b>Samsung ‘went and copied the iPhone,” Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller has told a Californian court.</b><p>With …

Sichuan Folk: restaurant review

<b>32 Hanbury Street, London E1 (020 7247 4735). Meal for two: £70 (cash only)</b><p>A few years ago I gave a positive review to a Chinese restaurant on London's Shaftesbury Avenue called Golden Day, where the food made my scalp sweat. It specialised in the dishes of Hunan; nothing could be served unless it …

Courtney Pine: 'Carrying my instrument home each day made me feel better about myself'

<b>The first rule of jazz: stand up to the "jazz police".</b> We can't let these geezers keep trying to control what jazz is. They're a group of very negative individuals who want it one way, for it to be all chicken in a bun. But jazz is not a dictatorship.<p><b>I struggle with quiche.</b> It stems back to my …