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Scientists can now create accurate mugshots using only DNA

Even though DNA analysis is still stuck in the past when applied by law enforcement today, scientists are still pushing the envelope with work that can turn DNA into a more effective investigative tool. In a new study published this week, researchers at Penn State and the Catholic University of …

Sea Anemones Are Half-Plant, Half-Animal, Gene Study Finds

The sea anemone is an oddball: half-plant and half-animal, at least when it comes to its genetic code, new research suggests.<p>The sea creature's genes …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Animals could help reveal why humans fall for optical illusions

Understanding whether different species are prey to the same illusions could provide clues about how evolution shapes visual perception<p>Visual illusions, such as the rabbit-duck (shown above) and café wall (shown below) are fascinating because they remind us of the discrepancy between perception and …

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

NASA's prettiest spaceship yet will take actual photos of alien worlds

PlanetQuest is NASA's effort to search for new Earths, exoplanets like ours that would probably contain life too. They're doing some really cool …

Planets

I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing: A Springtime (Froggy) Miracle

Two weeks ago this animal was frozen solid. If you found one in the woods, packed in the topsoil, hiding under a leaf, you could pull it from the ground and it would feel like an ashtray. You could bang it (lightly) on a table — it would go, "Konk!" like a rock. It doesn't seem to be breathing. It …

IBM Watson A.I. XPRIZE Home Page

August 1, 2017<p>June 27, 2016<p>IBM Watson and XPRIZE have linked up to offer millions in prizes for using artificial intelligence to solve a "grand …

A Life-Size LEGO Car You Can Actually Drive

We call shotgun.<p>The Super Awesome Micro Project, a full-size car made of 500,000 LEGOs, sprung from an unlikely partnership between Romanian tinkerer Raul Oaida and Australian investor Steve Sammartino. The two met over Skype in 2012, and since then, Sammartino has helped Oaida raise money for his …

Lego

A Chimera Apple And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Stick Insects Have Mimicked Plants Since Age of Dinosaurs

Almost as soon as the first birds flew, stick insects disguised themselves as plants.<p>Walking stick insects disguised themselves as leaves starting some 126 million years ago, report paleontologists, even before the advent of flowering plants.<p>The fossil discoveries from modern-day Mongolia mark some …

Skin-Tight, Gravity-Mimicking Suit Gets Ready To Go To Space

Astronauts are supposed to wear the suit while inside spacecraft, to get a dose of gravity-like pressure while they're performing their daily tasks.<p>It's not just for the sexiness. (Although obvs it is very stylish and attractive, right??) This experimental space outfit's skintight design compresses …

Stop Looking For 'Hardwired' Differences In Male And Female Brains

Breaking the binary<p>In December, a highly publicized study declared that distinctive wiring in the brain explains different skill sets in men and women. After scanning hundreds of participants’ brains, the researchers reported that men have stronger connections within a given hemisphere, whereas …

3D-printed splint used to help a baby breathe again

3D printing doesn't have to be limited to tchotchkes. The production method has already proven its utility in surgery, and now a doctor has used 3D printing to help save a baby's life. The baby was born with a condition known as tracheomalacia that left him with a trachea susceptible to collapsing …

New Computer Program Creates 3D 'Mugshots' From DNA

Leaving a hair at a crime scene could one day be as damning as leaving a photograph of your face. Researchers have developed a computer program that can create a crude three-dimensional (3D) model of a face from a DNA sample.<p>Using genes to predict eye and hair color is relatively easy. But the …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Come to know the Big and Little Dippers

The Big Dipper is easy. And, once you find it, you can find the Little Dipper, too.<p>A fixture of the northern sky, the Big and Little Dippers swing …

Could diamonds be a computer's best friend?

For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the experiment, electrons did not flow through …

Hennessey Venom GT breaks on through to the other side

Earlier today, we told you about John Hennessey and his team taking their Venom GT supercar out to a NASA runway to give it the ole' Texas try.<p>The …

Fast and Furious 7 to finish filming using Paul Walker body double and CGI

When actor and <i>Fast & Furious</i> franchise mainstay Paul Walker died in a car accident last November, the next installment, <i>Fast and Furious 7</i>, which was already in production and was due out July 11 of this year. After a pause while Universal Studios figured out how it was going to fill the gap, the …

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