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The Real Truth Behind How 'Truth-Telling' Drugs Actually Work

The term "truth serum" refers to a number of mind-altering drugs that make you incapable of lying, or so the theory goes. Yes, such mind-altering drugs exist, but their effect does not completely inhibit a subject's ability to lie.<p>Some truth serums, like sodium thiopental, slow the speed at which …

Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Still Selling Like Hot Cakes

The UK designed Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which has triggered all sorts of creative single board computing projects — most recently being repurposed as the heart of a DIY computer designed to help kids learn to code — continues to sell in far greater quantities than its creators ever …

Ebola threatens chocolate

Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply.<p>Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up …

The age of personalised medicine is upon us

Improvements in genetics mean treatment can be tailored just for you<p>It all started 30 years ago, deep in the Wasatch Mountains, a 40-minute drive along narrow, winding roads from Salt Lake City, Utah. It was early December 1984, and a blizzard was rolling in. Nestled amid the white-capped slopes, …

Obama on impeachment: 'Really?'

Go ahead, President Barack Obama told House Republicans Thursday. Impeach him.<p>“You hear some of them: ‘Sue him! Impeach him!’” Obama said in a relaxed, sniping campaign-style speech in Austin, Texas, recounting the resistance he’s run into for signing executive actions. “Really? For what, doing my …

Larry Page's Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology

Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.<p>His answer is surprisingly French. He says companies should consider hiring two part-time workers to do one full-time job. This way more people are employed, which is better for …

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Brain's production of new nerve cells may account for loss of early memory

Have you ever been told about an incident that happened when you were little that you cannot recall? Perhaps the time you had an unstoppable crying fit at the mall, ate your first piece of pizza or hit your head on the coffee table and had to get stitches?<p>This inability to remember specific events …

Australian Government “Puts No Value” on Games Industry

Australian developers speak in wake of the elimination of the Interactive Games Fund.<p>The Australian Interactive Games Fund (AIGF) was announced back …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

You've never seen anything quite like this. This incredible around-the-world video selfie took three years to film and is sure to make you want to hop a plane.<p>By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie …

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Solar Roadways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm

At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost and resistance to such a scheme would make it a nightmare to implement. But what about if we turned …

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

Archaeology

SteamWorld Dig

Incredible colorized historical photos

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945<p>Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937<p>Japanese Archers circa 1860<p>View from Capitol in Nashville, …

Sony's next Xbox-killing move: Developing a PS4 virtual reality headset - ExtremeTech

Sony’s next Xbox-killing move: Developing a PS4 virtual reality headset<p>By on September 4, 2013 at 10:48 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Virtual Reality

Google may ditch 'cookies' as online ad tracker

Google is developing an anonymous identifier for advertising, or AdID, that would replace third-party cookies as the way advertisers track people's Internet browsing activity for marketing purposes.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Google, the world's largest Internet search company, is considering a major change in …

An independent online publication run by a group of dedicated music and arts journalists and photographers in Australia. It features exclusive Live Music Reviews and Photo Galleries for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Wollongong + Album Reviews, Interviews and much more PLUS Food and Lifestyle, Arts and Film and the new Asian Music and Culture Section!

<b>Flume</b> has worked his magic on the already catchy as heck <b>Disclosure</b> track, "You & Me", releasing the remix online via Soundcloud today. The club …

Makerbot's Digitizer 3-D Scanner Is Now Available For Pre-Order

We first spied the Makerbot Digitizer, a standalone 3-D scanner, back at South by Southwest--it's a rotating platform with a depth sensor, so anything you plop onto the platform can be scanned and then reproduced, like a sci-fi replicator. And now it's officially available for pre-order, for $1,400.<p>…

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch ‘launching next month’

Samsung will unveil its ‘Galaxy Gear’ smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, reports claim.<p>The South Korean giant hopes its new device, which it has already confirmed is in development, will give it a headstart against Apple. The iPhone-maker is claimed has 100 engineers working on their own …

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