James Albert Aquino

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We're Another Step Closer to Growing Replacement Body Organs

Stem cell secrets revealed.<p>Scientists just made a significant step toward the goal of growing replacement human organs by identifying that a protein …

Biology

Rubio to Apple: Your brand is not superior to national security

Apple has no friends among the Republican presidential candidates.<p>The men vying for the Republican presidential nomination roundly criticized Apple …

Dark web browser Tor is overwhelmingly used for crime, says study

There is an "overwhelming" amount of illicit and illegal content on the dark web, a new study shows.<p>That statement might seem self-evident. But the Tor browser was created to protect the anonymity of vulnerable people online. It is a web browser just like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, but it …

Dark Web

FBI "took over world's biggest child porn website"

Users were able to view thousands of explcit images of kindergarten-age children for two weeks while it was under bureau's control in an unprecedented internet sting operation<p>The FBI took over the world biggest child pornography website in a sting operation intended to catch viewers of sexual …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Ilys is a clever app for distraction-free creative writing

There are plenty of minimalist, ‘distraction-free’ writing apps out there, but Ilys is by far the most distraction-free I’ve ever seen.<p>As the annual National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) approaches, you might be looking for a tool to help you build up a longform piece of work. Ilys …

Married people more likely to survive two years after heart surgery

Married people have the highest chance for surviving for two years after heart surgery, a study suggests.<p>The heartbreak of divorce may take a bigger toll on health than people realise, after a study showed that people are more likely to die after cardiac surgery following a breakup.<p>A study of more …

6 habits of inefficient designers

Ever see somebody biting their nails? Kinda gross, right? It’s a bad habit and everybody’s got them.<p>While nail-biting may not be super hygienic, at least it doesn’t tend to ruin you, professionally. Inefficiency on the other hand, will put you behind schedule and in the dog house with coworkers and …

Data Protection

Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

Art

Sword Coast Legends isn’t last generation’s D&D — and that’s sometimes a bad thing

Well met, <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>. It’s been too long.<p>Sword Coast Legends holds a special place in <i>D&D</i> computer gaming — it’s the franchise’s first single-player role-playing experience on PCs (and soon, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) since 2008. That’s the largest video game gap in the landmark game’s …

Board Games

8 Brunch Rules You Should Always Follow

For the better part of my twenties, I have had the privilege of working in restaurants waiting tables. I have spent most of my Saturday and Sunday mornings pouring copious amounts of coffee, serving endless mimosas and more Bloody Marys than I could shake a celery stick at, each garnish more …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Sustainable Development Goals

VR's Great Secret: It's Actually Cool

People have been having a good time with <i>Time’s</i> bizarre VR cover, featuring a big image of Oculus Rift’s Palmer Luckey looking like an absolute idiot. It’s insulting, people say, it misses the point, it treats the tech industry like the fraternity from Revenge of the Nerds, etc. But it’s also fueled …

Virtual Reality

Paper Flower Roundup

I have been making paper flowers ever since kindergarten. They are one of those crafts that are instantly satisfying to make, and have many levels of difficulty to work up to. I have put together a collection of paper flower and plant projects to inspire you to make some for your own space or for a …

5 Scientific Discoveries Based On Weird Baby Experiments

Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here are some of the weirdest (but not cruel -- no abandonment here!) ways that research has probed …

Pregnancy

GameSpot on Twitter: "Hackers find a way to stream PC software to the Wii U GamePad controller. http://t.co/eIMPHRHzDg http://t.co/hRBpSMveOa"

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

Ultima Forever now out on iOS

<i>Ultima Forever: Quest of the Avatar</i>, a free-to-play spiritual successor to <i>Ultima 4</i>, is now out on iOS.<p>The game was first announced in February with little clue to its launch date beyond a statement from EA Mobile that it would be revealed "soon." <i>Ultima Forever</i> follows on 21 years after the events …

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

Skullgirls Steam pre-order grants permanent beta access

Lab Zero Games' 2D fighter, <i>Skullgirls</i>, is available for pre-order via Steam and includes permanent beta access to those who make a purchase now.<p>In <i>Skullgirls</i>, players take on the role of a fierce warrior fighting to claim the Skull Heart, an artifact said to grant the wish of one woman. Anyone who …

China's Infamous 'One-Child Policy' Is About To Become A 'Two-Child Policy'

The country just completed a once-in-a-decade leadership transition earlier this year, though, and the new management is eager to show its reform-minded stripes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy.<p>As a result, the "one-child policy" may be set to become a "two-child policy" fairly …

Demographics

Scare Tactics Don't Stop People From Using Drugs

Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.<p>For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker's lungs! This is your brain …

Watch The Mars Rover Curiosity's First Year In Only 2 Minutes

A busy, if slow-moving, year in the life of a robot we crashed onto an alien world.<p>The Mars rover Curiosity has spent the past year driving around the surface of of its new home, drilling and digging and collecting samples and every once in awhile drawing inappropriate body parts for fun.<p>It's not a …

The New Google/Motorola Moto X Smartphone Is A Quiet Delight

The difficulty and virtue of quiet is too often overlooked.<p>The new Moto X smartphone, Motorola's first start-to-finish project after its acquisition by Google last year, is here.<p>"Motorola's Moto X Must Be Game-Changing -- Or Else," writes Tim Stenovec, threateningly, at the Huffington Post. "With …

Blood, sweat and kanji: The hurdles and rewards of localizing niche Japanese games

Japanese games were hard to ignore at E3 this year.<p>Japanese role-playing games dominated the PlayStation Vita bar at Sony's booth, with titles like <i>Valhalla Knights, Dragon's Crown</i> and <i>Ys: Memories of Celceta</i> taking up nearly half the rows of demo units. The words <i>Dark Souls 2</i> seemed to bubble …