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Scientists turn skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using drugs: Studies represent first purely chemical cellular reprogramming, changing a cell's identity without adding external genes

Studies represent first purely chemical cellular reprogramming, changing a cell's identity without adding external genes<p>In a major breakthrough, …

Neuroscience

Kendall Jenner’s Smartphone Trick at Dinnertime Is Genius + Something We All Need

It’s impossible to quantify the ways smartphones have enriched our lives. With the invention of “Hey Siri,” Apple has put an a personal digital assistant at our fingertips. Plus, there’s basically an app that will make every aspect of your life more efficient. It’s easy to see why people love their …

Kendall Jenner

Roald Dahl's greatest philosophical quotes ever

Not only did legendary writer Roald Dahl create unforgettable characters, he also put words of wisdom into their mouths! Discover our favourites here and tell us your favourites on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks or by email childrens.books@theguardian.com<p>Everything we ever needed to know about how to …

Books

Did parallel universe open up? Hundreds see 'floating city' filmed in skies above China

YouTubeThe "City in the sky" and (inset) close up<p>Onlookers, some who are said to have videoed the bizarre event, were said to be mesmerised as a …

China

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

GettyCollision course: Large Hadron Collider could discover parallel universe<p>The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in …

Physics

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Biology

Instead Of A Wedding, Couples Can Now Opt For Quantum Entanglement

The latest wacky Vegas wedding has couples tying the quantum physics knot–and rethinking what it means to truly be coupled.<p>A Las Vegas hotel is experimenting with a different kind of marriage ceremony: Instead of hiring a justice of the peace, you can now be married by the power of quantum …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

Two unconnected wheels along with a good sense of balance power a new take on the old skateboard.<p>When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost …

Skateboarding

Finally! A Flying Car Could Go On Sale As Soon As 2017

It’s the future promised to us by the Jetsons, “Back To The Future” and even as far back as Jules Verne: Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, a company has plans to make a flying car commercially available to the public within 24 months.<p>Last year, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled its …

Flying Car

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

Macular Degeneration

Is Google working on a cure for cancer?

Google has filed a patent application, suggesting development of its anti-cancer technology is well under way<p>Google has filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a wrist-worn device that could destroy cancer cells in the blood.<p>The patent application, …

Wearable Tech

The Next Frontier for 3-D Printers is Healthy Food

3-D printers are all the rage in the high-tech food world, turning out gorgeous sugar polyhedra and chocolate rosebuds – but if they’re to address world food problems in the future, they’re going to have to move into far more nutritious fare.<p>That’s the idea behind Dutch designer Chloé Rutzerveld’s …

Paper notebook uploads to cloud, erases in microwave

The Rocketbook is a regular paper notebook. But a couple of technological tricks make it easy to electronically back up its contents and erase the pages.<p>Although thumb-typing on smartphones and stylus-scribbling on tablets have their place, sometimes nothing quite beats the satisfaction of writing …

Fanfiction

'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

Astronomy

Myo partners with DJ Armin Van Buuren to make beautiful, gesture-controlled music

The Grammy-nominated DJ has partnered with Thalmic Labs to use the Myo gesture-control armband during live performances.<p>Thalmic Lab's gesture-control Myo armband is still adding potential applications to its portfolio, in preparation for when consumer models start shipping -- which really could be …

Wearable Tech

The science of Interstellar: 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you understand the film

Thanks to physicist Kip Thorne’s influence, the latest space-travel film <i>Interstellar</i> features some remarkably scientifically accurate depictions of …

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.<p>Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed …

Collider

<b>Developer:</b> Funktronic<b><br>Created:</b> June 30, 2017<b><br>Requires:</b> Windows/Mac, Leap Motion V2 or Orion<p>You’re timetraveling, but you simply don’t care cuz you feel …

The pacemaker of the future might be made of heart cells

A new technique uses gene therapy to create "biological pacemakers" in pigs<p>Cardiologists in Los Angeles have developed a gene-therapy technique that allows them to transform working heart-muscle cells into cells that regulate a pigs’ heartbeat. This procedure, described today in the <i>Science</i> …

Gaming System Helps Young Babies Kick Their Way To Health

Microsoft’s Kinect gaming system has lots of uses – you can exercise with it, catch criminals or even create real-time light sabers. But now it can also help newborns get their legs stronger.<p>First, a little background: premature babies are at higher risk for cerebral palsy – nearly half of people …

Pregnancy

Scientists find switch for people to control their dreams

Have you ever had a dream where you realized you were dreaming? The technical term is a lucid dream. And people who are lucky enough to have them can often control the dreams, as well. This week, researchers showed for the first time that they could use electrical stimulation to switch lucid …

Amazing New Spinal Cord Implant Revives Paralyzed Man's Legs

A pioneering new technique which uses electrical implants in the spines of paralyzed patients can help them move their legs again—and could soon …

Phillip Morris Introduces ‘Marlboro M’ Marijuana Cigarettes

Phillip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Robotic Gas Pumps Are Coming Soon

Forget pumping yer own gas--let the robots do the work.<p>Pumping gas is a real pain. It involves actually getting out of your car, moving the muscles in your legs and arms and surrounding yourself with <i>outside air</i>. But one company plans to introduce robotic gas pumps in St. Louis, which would do all …

Touchscreens

New Discoveries Bring New Hope for the Possibility of Alien Life

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists who are always on the lookout for some small sign that we are not alone in the universe …

Glowing Plants Now Up For Auction

Bid now for one of 20 genetically modified, bioluminescent house plants.<p>St. Louis-based biotech company Bioglow has put 20 of its light-emitting plants up for auction. First off, here's where you can bid. The plant, called Starlight Avatar, glows blue-green throughout its life cycle, but lives only …

U.S. Department of Agriculture