Jens Dedecker

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Look, Ma! No Mitochondria

Scientists have found a microbe that does something textbooks say is impossible: It's a complex cell that survives without mitochondria.<p>Mitochondria are the powerhouses inside eukaryotic cells, the type of complicated cell that makes up people, other critters and plants and fungi. All eukaryotic …

Biology

Lego Sets Are a Better Investment Than Gold

And these five are especially prized.<p>It's no secret the world loves LEGO (after all, every person on earth owns an average of 86 bricks). But apparently the toy is not only fun to play with, but also a decent financial investment. Every year since 2000 the average LEGO set has increased in value by …

MIT researchers have developed a way to mass produce graphene sheets

Even if you only keep a loose watch on tech news, there’s still a pretty good chance you’ve heard about graphene at some point or another. For the …

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

General Hospital

The Night Sky in March 2015: Mice that spell doom for Earth

Impending collision of galaxies threatens mass extinctions in four billion years (so not before the solar eclipse)<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the beginning of March. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous Night Sky charts</i> <i>for they rise two hours earlier each month.</i> …

Universe

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire '.app' web domain

Google decided to apply for new top-level domains (TLDs) way back in 2012, four years after ICANN, the organization that controls the world's domain names, decided to expand the overall number of generic TLDs.<p>Google applied for dozens at the time, including .docs, .android, .free, .fyi, .foo, and, …

Just Look at This Completely Ridiculous $75,000 Apple Watch

Many have speculated that version of Apple's upcoming smartwatch could retail for vastly more than the $349 entry-level price the company announced …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

Medicine

Jet-fueled electronics are coming

Fuel cells may be a practical reality, but there aren't many choices for the fuel itself -- you usually have to rely on hydrogen, which dictates where and how those cells work. The University of Utah may have a clever alternative in store, however. Its researchers have developed a cell that runs on …