Judy Lavelle

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The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

The Best-Selling, Billion-Dollar Pills Tested on Homeless People

How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats<p><b>By Carl Elliott</b><p><i>Photographs by Jeffrey Stockbridge<br>Illustrations by Matt Rota</i><p><b>Two</b> …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

<b>A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.</b><p>Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention came at great personal cost - he nearly lost his family, his …

If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk

Young women are often the targets of aggression when they're out in bars, but the problem isn't that guys are too drunk to know better.<p>Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.<p>When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington observed young …

Stuff Being Thrown At My Head

Paul Gauguin once remarked that the reason he became a great painter was because of all the suffering he has endured, so we're confident that Latvian …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Drones

Brown, MIT, And RISD Are Implanting Art Into Their Transhumanist Experiments

Gathering art, education, and technology with STEAM.<p>A group of Brown, MIT, and RISD kids are after our tech-and-art obsessed hearts, injecting "art" into their STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) Program, and turning it into STEAM.<p>Fourteen lucky students are currently participating in the …

Associated Press News

Does medicine really need lab mice?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1053000/1053988_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524711106_9004e00d557309cfe470c915842e9b2b<p><b>Using animals to test drugs destined for humans is controversial, with critics arguing there are other ways to ensure new medicines are safe and</b> …

Mutations

Could food bags help reduce hospital readmissions?

Elderly hospital patients who have no one to care for them are being given food bags containing basic provisions to help them cope after they have been discharged.<p>Staff at Chesterfield Royal hope that the scheme will help cut down the number of people who end up back on the wards within weeks of …

Old Age

Rare 'polio-like' disease reports

<b>US doctors are warning of an emerging polio-like disease in California where up to 20 people have been infected.</b><p>A meeting of the American Academy of Neurology heard that some patients had developed paralysis in all four limbs, which had not improved with treatment.<p>The US is polio-free, but related …

Public Health

The Mini Museum: A Desktop Museum with Dinosaur Fragments, Apollo 11 Spacecraft, the Moon, and More | Colossal

<p>For the past 35 years designer Hans Fex has been collecting some of the Earth’s most rare historical specimens including a fossil of a palm tree …

Watch A Robot 3-D Print With Metal

Autodesk teamed up with designer Joris Laarman to create the system.<p>Metal, despite being one of the most ubiquitous building materials, isn't something we see in 3-D printing too often. (Seriously: we've got pizza before small-scale, consumer steel printing.) But software company Autodesk, working …

3D

Happy Birthday, W.H. Auden

The British-American poet was born today in 1907. From his great, “frightfully long” poem “The Age of Anxiety”:<p>Let us then<br>Consider rather the …

This Old Man

Life in the nineties.<p>Check me out. The top two knuckles of my left hand look as if I’d been worked over by the K.G.B. No, it’s more as if I’d been a catcher for the Hall of Fame pitcher Candy Cummings, the inventor of the curveball, who retired from the game in 1877. To put this another way, if I …

How the Creators of ‘Street Fighter II’ Figured Out How to Make the Best Game for an Arcade

YOSHIKI OKAMOTO (HEAD OF ARCADE DEVELOPMENT, CAPCOM JAPAN): Back in the day, people at arcades weren’t happy. Space Invaders was popular and cost 100 …

On Aging and the Memories We Look Back On

What I’ve come to count on is the white-coated attendant of memory, silently here again to deliver dabs from the laboratory dish of me. In the days …

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Fuel Efficiency