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Confidante of deposed South Korea leader jailed for 20 years

The former confidante of South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the scandal that brought down Park.<p>Choi Soon-sil, who through her father, a religious figure, became close to Park, was vilified during the nationwide protests that shook …

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Scientists Have Recorded This Eerie 'Music' From 13-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Weird.<p>The technology we use to peer out into deep space is becoming amazingly more powerful all the time, which means scientists are tapping into a …

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Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Medical Research

Horrible News Bloopers on ‘Your 7 News’

Beloved news anchor Bruce is retiring from “Your 7 News”, so his colleagues decided to share some horrible news bloopers that probably shouldn’t have …

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The Modern Letter - The Best of the Bauhaus Typography

Piet Zwart - pages from NKF cableworks catalog, 1928<p>Piet Zwart was a Dutch typographer, photographer, and industrial designer. He was trained as an …

Typography

Why this Chinese detergent commercial is not 'the most racist ad ever'

Here are two advertisements.<p>Take a moment to watch them before you go any further:<p>Watched it?<p>Good. Now watch the next one:<p>The Italian advertisement …

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Gigafactory Grand Opening Is This Summer

On Thursday, <b>Tesla Motors</b> notified winners of its Model S referral contest that it would be holding a grand opening event for its currently under-construction Gigafactory on July 29. The factory, which is purposed to produce more lithium-ion batteries in one factory than were produced in the entire …

Tesla

How to Become a Contemporary Dancer in 15 Hilarious Steps

Robert Hoffman (aka “Contemporary Eric”) and his assistant Krystal Ellsworth (aka “Bich”) demonstrate how to become a contemporary dancer in 15 …

Government spending billions to keep antique computer systems running

The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.<p>In a report released Wednesday, nonpartisan congressional investigators found that about …

Belgian prisoners released from 'inhumane' jails

<b>Brussels, Belgium (CNN) —</b> Still reeling from terrorist attacks, Belgium's prison system has now become "apocalyptic."<p>So says Alain Onkelinx, vice president of the Wallonian parliament in Belgium's French-speaking region.<p>Prison guards in that region have been on strike for weeks, protesting what …

Vanadium: The “Beautiful Metal" That Stores Energy

Environment Photo credit: The metal is extracted from brightly coloured ore. farbled / shutterstockAn unheralded metal could become a crucial part of …

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Here's the story of how a rogue copper trader lost $1.2 billion for the Chinese government

At one point in 2005, commodity traders around the world realized that China had placed massive bets that the price of copper would fall to US$3,300 a tonne by year-end, a drop of nearly 20 percent. Instead, copper prices kept going up.<p>The actual size of China's short position (when you profit from …

​吃下这片 MIT 的「香肠」就能进行胃部手术了

试想像一下,你意外地吞下了一块电池(咦?)需要把它拿出来,这时候要怎么办呢?来自 MIT、谢菲尔德大学和东京工业大学的研究员合作研发了一款新的折纸机器人,可在患者的胃部内进行微型手术,重要的是这机器人是由常见于制造香肠的材料:猪肠衣,因为它可在手术后被胃酸分解。医生,甚至患者自己在体外通过磁力「遥控」嵌在机器人的磁石,控制它的位置来进行手术,拿出误服的电池或其他外物。<p>这摺纸机器人是基于过往由 Daniela Rus 带领的 MIT CSAIL 团队的成果改良。它用上完成不同的设计,可以利用自身的边角黏附着胃部表面作移动。一如文章开首所说的,研究团队把这机器人的主要用途定为移除电池,因为每年在美 …

梦的寓意,信不信由你

本文作者:迷鹿波波<p>你有没有过这样的经历:一觉惊醒,然后惊魂未定地给他/她打电话,小心地问他/她现在是否还好。因为在梦里你看到她在地狱昏暗的角落哀怨地唱歌。还有的时候,明明准备好一大早出门,却因为前一晚梦到地铁失事而果断决定不出门了。<p>虽然从古至今对梦的解释五花八门,有人认为梦只是睡眠状态下脑区活动的一种简单的副产品,也有像弗洛伊德这样的人认为梦是通往潜意识的大道。很多人愿意相信弗公的话,总觉得梦是有寓意的。因为梦里的人和事都是我们熟悉的,如果没有任何潜在涵义,为什么梦见跟他kiss而不是跟另一个他呢?<p>不管梦和现实是什么关系,不管梦是否能够预测未来、是否隐含着微妙的寓意,心理学家通过实验发现,对梦 …

New Plastic-Free Wrap Keeps Fruit Fresh For More Than a Week Outside The Fridge

See ya, cling film!<p>Our kitchens might be about to get a whole lot more sustainable, with researchers announcing the development of a new type of …

The Pharaoh's Serpent's Neverending Chemical Reaction Is Always So Gross

Even though it looks like the devil is reaching through the ground from underneath the Earth to grab a victim, you can’t look away. Even though it …

Chemistry

Adhesive 'patch' monitors blood glucose without needles

Researchers from Cardiff University's School of Engineering have developed a glucose monitor that doesn't require you to prick your finger. It doesn't even need blood after the initial calibration, because it uses microwave to keep track of your glucose levels. The device then sends the data it …

Medical Technology

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. 360-Degree Photos of Chernobyl 30 Years Later<p>30 years ago, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred. Reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant in Russia (then the Soviet Union) exploded, killing workers and many in the surrounding area. Though the area is still contaminated …

The tallest skyscraper in Stockholm will be made entirely out of wood

1/<p>The new building, "Trätoppen," or "tree top," will sit inside in the middle of an existing car park.<p>Anders Berensson Architects<p>"If we want to …

Skyscrapers

This Tiny Device Is 12 Times More Effective at Treating Pancreatic Cancer

More effective than chemo.<p>A small, implantable device could transform the treatment of pancreatic cancer, with researchers announcing that in tests …

硅谷顶级风投Andreessen Horowitz:移动吞噬了世界

An epic miscalculation on the price of a warplane is going to cost taxpayers $1.5 trillion

At a sticker price of $412 million per plane, the U.S. Air Force couldn't afford to buy a lot of F-22s.<p>So, to ensure it had a good quantity of fighter jets, as well as a few of good quality, the Air Force proposed a "high-low" solution.<p>On the high end, it would buy a handful of ultra-expensive …

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

The science of magic: how tricks are changing real-life research

The small yellow ball disappears from the magician's left hand, reappearing moments later, plucked out of thin air, by his right.<p>Hardly a …

There's A Hilarious Reason Everyone's Sharing This Poster For Tom Hardy's New Film

This is actually kind of genius.<p>Now, did you spot anything slightly...shall we say, <i>unusual</i> about it?<p>That's right. Through some genius layout tactics they've actually managed to smuggle a two-star review on there.<p>You can read it here.<p>BuzzFeed has reached out to Universal Pictures for comment.

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