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Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation's sleek marble building is on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. After passing through a guarded gate, visitors climb the steps to the entrance and a big door with tinted glass slides open.<p>"Hello, sir. Nice to meet you, sir," says David Kim, a researcher at …

How to read emotions and influence people

BBC Future reviews some of the simple tricks you can use to assert your influence on your unwitting friends and colleagues.<p>Human behaviours are governed by superstition, repetition and cliches, which makes us easy targets for mind tricks. If you know the secrets, you could use them to your …

Super Mario’s Creator Reveals The Design Secrets Of Its Famous First Level

The first level of <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> is a masterclass in game design. And now Shigeru Miyamoto–the genius game designer who gave us some of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises–explains why. Within the first few seconds of the game, a player is enticed to jump and hit that question mark block, learns …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

How To Start The Rebranding Process Without Losing Your Mind

Embarking on a rebrand mission is daunting. Get some quality feedback, get your team on board, and go for it with these steps to a fresh image.<p>Your logo is outdated, print materials look tired. And your website needs a major overhaul.<p>But trepidation aside, you know that things need to change.<p>Here …

What Your Favorite Music Reveals About Your Brain

If you like R&B but hate heavy metal, a new study explains why—and what it means about the way your mind works.<p>Hate punk rock? Despise country? …

The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Psychology

Animated Color Optical Illusion

It’s been a little while since this site has tried to trick your brain with a little color optical illusion. So, today I thought I’d throw out a …

Crazy Woven Tube Illusion

It isn’t every day that you run across an optical illusion that really makes you stop and go…”whoa”!Hopefully, today’s tube illusion will do just …

Banana and Blueberry “Ice Cream”

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Banana's naturally creamy texture gives this dairy-free frozen treat its delightful consistency.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 firm ripe bananas, cut into chunks, frozen overnight<p>1 cup blueberries<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Purée bananas, blueberries, and …

Breakfast

Meet the young men who make Pakistani flags in India’s Kashmir

In the blue glare of his mobile phone’s screen, Muneeb’s clean-shaven face looks pale and nervous. His friend Altaf, 18, shifts his weight from one foot to another and takes a guess: “He must be Shahid.”<p>The shadow approaches closer, the outline of a frail young man now visible. “Be quick about it. …

India

Iranian women and sport: every obstacle an opportunity

Women have not been sitting idle while waiting to be allowed into the stadium. Athletics no longer just a form of leisure, but increasingly competitive among them<p>In their latest effort to deliver on President Hassan Rouhani’s pre-election pledge to relax some of the social restrictions imposed on …

Women's News