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Lemony Snicket interview

Daniel Handler is better known under his pen name Lemony Snicket. The author of the Unfortunate Series Of Events talked in 2012 about the book return of Lemony Snicket, which is now being made into a Netflix TV show<p>Daniel Handler is better known by his pen name Lemony Snicket. The 13-book runaway …

Inhaled vaccine protects monkeys against Ebola - Futurity

A one-time inhaled vaccine currently under development shows promise for providing long-term protection against the Ebola virus.

Does drinking milk really make you die early?

A Swedish study suggests that people who drink three glasses of milk a day are more likely to die early than the rest of us. But is it true?<p>A new study, published in the BMJ, suggests that drinking milk not only fails to prevent bone fractures, <b>it may actually cause a higher rate of death</b>.<p>Or that's …

Public Health England

Earth 2.0: Where Are The Habitable Worlds Of 'Interstellar'?

Don’t pack your bags yet<p>In the upcoming film, <i>Interstellar</i>, a group of heroes blasts off from a dying Earth to search for a new home for humanity. For reasons that aren’t explained in the trailer, the solar system (including Mars) apparently cannot help. Instead, the extraplanetary explorers must …

Scientists find cells self-repair the brain after stroke

After suffering a major blow like a stroke, the human brain uses a variety of mechanisms to repair itself, reported Science Daily.<p>A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which interrupts blood flow and, consequently, oxygen.<p>In a new study published in the journal …

Ebola screening test: questionnaire explained

We look at how the checks will work as new screening measures are being introduced at major aiports as part of efforts to protect against the spread of Ebola<p><b>What is enhanced screening?</b><p>The government has announced the passengers travelling from countries in West Africa which are suffering the …

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First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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World's First 'Solar Battery' Captures and Stores Sun's Energy

Researchers have created a "solar battery" by combining the energy-harvesting panel with the energy-storing medium at a microscopic level. The device could change the way solar power is used, though it still has much to prove. Ohio State's Yiying Wu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, led the …

Clean Energy

The greatest brain myth there ever was?

Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi romp, Lucy, is based on the premise that the average person only uses 10% of their brain. This brain-myth has been fodder for books and movies for decades and is a tantalizing plot-device. Alarmingly, however, it seems to be widely accepted as fact. Of those asked, 48% of …

IBM Lab Accidentally Makes New Type of Super-Strong, Recyclable Polymer

Strong, durable materials are hard to recycle—they're designed to stand up to abuse. But research chemists at an IBM laboratory just published their …

Engineering

France and the UK will run out of fossil fuels within the next five years

The UK will run out of its own gas, coal, and oil within the next five years, according to a report released by the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. And France, which continues to rely heavily on nuclear energy, could run out of its remaining fossils fuels within the …

Designing A 1,000-MPH Car

The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet<p>Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which broke the record …

Aviation

Scientists 3D-print shark skin to boost swimming

Harvard researchers are investigating properties of shark skin using a 3D-printer model<p>Researchers at Harvard University have created an artificial shark skin using 3D printing, in order to investigate how microscopic scales can improve movement through water.<p>Shark skin is peppered with millions of …

3D Printing

The Robot Car of Tomorrow May Just Be Programmed to Hit You

Suppose that an autonomous car is faced with a terrible decision to crash into one of two objects. It could swerve to the left and hit a Volvo sport …

Now You Can Get Your Own Fish-Driven Car

Hit the road, fish.<p>Behold: an aquarium than can be driven by a fish. In February, we saw "Fish on Wheels," a water-filled vehicle that allows our finned friends to move about on dry land. Digital cameras on the device sense which direction the fish is swimming in, and a tiny onboard computer moves …

7-Year-Old Gets Surprise Lamborghini Birthday Visit

Nobody likes a party crasher, but if you’re a Lamborghini owner, you’re more than welcome at a certain 7-year-old’s birthday bash. Little Jacob is crazy about Lamborghinis, so for his birthday, his dad invited a bunch of Lamborghini owners over to their house to surprise him with the best birthday …

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Stephen Hawking warns of a future where Siri is in control

It's hard to tell whether Stephen Hawking enjoyed seeing the new film Transcendence, which stars Johnny Depp as a rogue artificial intelligence who …

Rise, O Machines: Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery

<i>Almost Human</i> wasn’t great television. But the short-lived series—it was cancelled this week by Fox after a single season—had its moments.<p>The pilot showcased the casual murder of an android cop by the show’s human protagonist, and his sneering disgust towards the robot replacement assigned to him. …

The Day When Our Antibiotics Stop Working Is Coming Very Soon

We are close to entering a “post-antibiotic era.” It’s not a place we want to go.<p>It’s hard to overestimate the importance of antibiotics. These drugs have literally been one of the cornerstones of modern civilization, minimizing deaths from all kinds of common infections, and saving society …

Microbiology

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Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle - Review

The summer holidays are only two weeks along but 11-year-old Nick Holt already misses his parents. In Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith [Quirk Books, 2014; Amazon UK; Amazon US/kindle US], we learn that Nick is convinced that someone is spying on …

No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' likely isn't a modern forgery, scientists claim

Analysis suggests that the controversial fragment is indeed ancient, but not everyone is convinced<p>A controversial document that suggests that Jesus of Nazareth had a wife is most likely ancient and not a modern forgery, according to a paper published today in the <i>Harvard Theological Review</i>. The …

Portrait Analysis Reveals That The Human Face Can Express At Least 21 Emotions

How many human emotions can you capture on camera? According to a study by researchers at Ohio State University, the number is <i>at least</i> 21.<p>Throughout …