Caroline Kaufmann

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This 19-Year-Old Developer Is So Successful, He Turned Down Apple

His parents weren't happy at first. He was attending NYU where his mom was a professor, he told Business Insider.<p>But they eventually came around to support him, because they had to admit: Meyer is already a successful independent computer programmer. He's been writing apps since his freshman year …

18 Fancy Words for Specific Shapes

Circle, square, triangle—boring! There are so many more shapes than those in nature. Good thing there’s a rich vocabulary of fancy scientific words …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

Out Today: The First Catalog Of All The Proteins In The Human Body

Say hi to the proteome.<p>Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big accomplishment. How big? Let’s look at some numbers from just one team:<p>The scientists in this team …

Genetics

Lasers can help damaged teeth grow back, researchers say

When you damage a tooth, your dentist usually uses a filling or a crown to patch it up. But eventually, researchers say that your dentist might just point a laser at it, encouraging the tooth to regrow on its own. While it's no surprise that light causes reactions in the human body, some …

Stephen Hawking unveils formulae for England World Cup success

Famous cosmologist identifies red shirts, low altitude and 4-3-3 formation as winning factors in previous World Cups<p>As Stephen Hawking arrived on stage in the basement of the Savoy Hotel in London, Peter Crouch robot-danced on the screen behind, Chris Waddle skied a penalty, and a Prodigy …

Mars volcano may have been site for life

Life on Mars could have flourished on the flanks of a giant Martian volcano in the relatively recent past<p>Geological landforms spotted on the flanks of a giant Martian volcano suggest that lakes could have existed there just 210m years ago. In geological terms, this is the recent past. On Earth at …

Madagascar Could Be on the Brink of Invasion by Asian Toad

If the amphibian gains a foothold in Madagascar, it could wreak havoc on the island nation's unique fauna.<p>The Asian toad looks poised to mount an invasion of Madagascar, potentially setting off an ecological disaster in a country known for its unique animal species.<p>About 92 percent of Madagascar's …