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Microsoft's latest change to the Windows 10 upgrade dialogue sends users into a rage

To say the launch of Windows has been plagued with controversy would be an understatement. Most of the complaints until now have revolved around …

Microsoft

Food Gadgets: Past, Present and Future

For generations, inventors have been striving to develop labor-saving gizmos that will make our culinary efforts more pleasant and enjoyable. Some of their inspirations became popular, while others proved impractical or unwanted. Here’s a look at some of the cleverest, most innovative and/or …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Genetics

Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close

An asteroid named Pitbull will barely miss Earth on Sunday. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Paul Cox of the citizen astronomer group Slooh about why it's so difficult to keep track of these space rocks.<p>Transcript<p>LYNN NEARY, HOST:<p>At 2:18 this afternoon, Eastern Time, an asteroid nicknamed Pitbull will zip …

Jupiter's Moon Europa Just Got Even Cooler

The more they look at other worlds in the Solar System, the more scientists discover that Earth isn’t as special as we earthlings like to think. Our …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Scientists regenerate rat muscle tissue, with an eye toward human applications

Muscle lost through traumatic injury, congenital defect, or tumor ablation may soon be regenerated from within. A team of researchers at Wake Forest …

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?<p>Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that …