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For the first time ever, Australian surgeons transplant “dead” hearts into patients

<b>Heart (Gen Epic Solutions via Shutterstock)</b><p>This procedure could save 30 percent more lives<p>Sarah Gray<p>October 24, 2014 8:50pm (UTC)<p>Australian surgeons transplanted "dead" hearts into patients for the first time ever.<p>The procedure, which was performed on three patients on Friday, uses hearts that have …

Howard Stern’s Eulogy For Joan Rivers Was ‘So Wrong But So Right’

As expected, the funeral service for Joan Rivers was a star-studded affair, as the legendary comic had made a countless number of friends during her amazing life and career. Everyone from Kathy Griffin and Whoopi Goldberg to Donald Trump and Geraldo Rivera were on hand to say their goodbyes to the …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

BKS Iyengar, the man who brought yoga to the West, has just died

Yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as BKS, died at a hospital in Pune, India today after suffering kidney failure. The 95 year-old yogi is often called the father of modern yoga and is credited with bringing the practice to the West, where it quickly grew from a …

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Why Is There No Pill For 'Asian Glow'?

Plus, why Esquire's consequence-free drinking method sounds like total bunk.<p>Between the two of us, my roommate and I have the, uhh, digestive problems that are more common in people of East Asian descent. She's lactose intolerant. I get so-called "Asian glow" when I drink alcohol. But at least when …

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Google AdWords Removes Advertisers’ Ability To Match Only Exact Keywords

Google’s AdWords is about to get a small but important update in September, the company announced today. Until now, advertisers had two options when it came to how the company matches their ads to search queries: either only show the ad when the query <i>exactly</i> matched the keywords they set up in …

Google Buys City-Guide App Maker JetPac

"We'll be removing Jetpac's apps from the App Store in the coming days, and ending support for them on 9/15," stated a posting on JetPac's homepage.<p>San Francisco-based JetPac has created a mobile application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides.<p>Earlier this …

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Safello Enables Charitable Donations With Bitcoins

Tim Draper, founder of the private equity firm Draper Jurvetson Fisher (DFJ) based in San Francisco, bought close to 30,000 Bitcoins on July 2, 2014. His agenda is to spread the use of the coins in emerging markets where access to currency is difficult.<p>Today, a Swedish company, Safello, announced …

Here’s Proof Hollywood Is Getting Better At Using Texting And The Internet In Movies

As a kid, the only TV character I considered technologically savvy was Zack Morris. Dude had a cell phone as big as my arm, but it was a cell phone nonetheless. Fast forward 15-20 years later and the role of smartphones, texting, and the Internet on TV and films has dramatically changed. No longer …

Jackie Chan: ‘I hate violence’

When you say that you are meeting Jackie Chan, everyone grins. Friends, family, colleagues… nobody has a bad word to say. It’s a bit of a surprise when you consider that he found fame by falling over and beating people up. Then again, Chan is one of the most famous men on the planet, and really he …

Musical Talent Is Rooted In The Genes, Study Of Twins Suggests

Practice doesn't always make perfect when it comes to becoming the next Mozart, a new study suggests. Researchers compared pairs of identical twins, and found that no matter how hard one twin had practiced up until that point in their life, the other twin who had practiced much less still had an …

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1093000/1093120_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534402651_b3eefa959fc9e78f4d63ae4de9e7e117<p><b>An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of …

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Researchers Have Developed a Way to Extract Audio From Silent Videos

This is one of those times when words like amazing and mind-blowing are not hyperbole. Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe recently joined …

How to Illuminate Your Brand's Vision: Tips From a Top Agency

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Behind every brand — and every design — is a story. It takes the right kind of designer to bring these behind-the-scenes visions to life. Enter Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger, partners at the …