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The new Gear VR will work with any new Samsung phone and cost $99

Samsung and Oculus have announced a new Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset, and it's coming before Black Friday. At today's Oculus Connect show, Samsung executive Peter Koo said that the latest Gear VR will work with Samsung's whole 2015 line of smartphones — previous editions worked with …

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You Can Now Binge-Watch Netflix In Virtual Reality

VR is the New Black<p>In case Facebook’s 360-degree video wasn’t enough for you, Netflix is bringing its streaming video service to virtual reality. With the help of Oculus, Reed Hastings and company will allow you to binge their content catalog in VR.<p>Announced during the Oculus Connect conference …

Longer fasts might help with weight loss but Americans eat all day long

It's official: Americans' 24/7 culture of work, entertainment and digital connectivity now also extends to our dietary consumption patterns, new research finds.<p>Americans' erratic, round-the-clock eating patterns, suggests the new study, have probably contributed to an epidemic of obesity and Type 2 …

9,000-year-old decapitation victim hints at 'sophisticated' society

An international team of scientists says they've discovered the oldest known beheaded skull in the Americas – arranged in a strange, possibly symbolic pose.<p>The skull, described in the journal PLOS ONE, was found in a rock shelter at an archaeological site in east-central Brazil known as Lapa do …

Mind reading may one day be possible, researchers say

According to a new study, ‘a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human’<p>Mind reading might not be as far-fetched as many people believe, says a study published by researchers at the University of Washington.<p>Their …

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The Arctic’s “Edmontosaurus” Gets a New Name

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Dinosaurs lived all over the world during their Mesozoic heyday. Maps in books and documentaries drove the point home to me during my childhood dinomania, dots scattered across the globe showing all the places where the great reptiles had been found. But, no doubt …

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Volcanoes Erupted On The Moon Within The Past 100 Million Years

On the cosmic timeline, that’s basically yesterday.<p>Our cold, lifeless Moon just turned the corner into pretty hot and tempting. It turns out Earth’s satellite was once rife with volcanic activity, and some of its eruptions occurred within the past 100 million years – perhaps even within the past 50 …

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The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Western Africa is now by far the biggest in the 38-year history of the disease, with 1,145 deaths and 2,127 suspected cases recorded as a virulent strain of the disease spreads across across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone<p>Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone …

This fungus turns ants into ‘zombies’

After the “zombie ant fungus” kills a victim, it grows a stalk called the stroma, which protrudes from the ant cadaver.<p>A large round structure, the …

Biology

EBOLA: What West Africa Can Learn From Winnebago County, Wisconsin

There is no question the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of the greatest epidemics seen in modern times. The epidemic has spread to four countries and has accounted for over 1,000 deaths with no signs of slowing down. The situation appears to be dire as a lack of resources, overburdened health …

It Turns Out Black Holes Can Be Medium-Sized, Too

Black holes do indeed come in three sizes: small, medium and extra large, a new study suggests.<p>Astronomers have studied many black holes at either size extreme — "stellar-mass" black holes, which are a few dozen times as weighty as the sun, and supermassive black holes, which can contain millions …

'Worm pill' could ease autoimmune disease symptoms

(Medical Xpress)—Experts believe a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune …

Hydrogen Bridge Is 20 Times Longer Than The Milky Way

A bridge of gas more than 20 times bigger than the Milky Way has been discovered linking distant galaxies, possibly after a catastrophic collision or near miss.<p>The cloud of atomic hydrogen is the largest known, massing more than all the gas in our own and the Andromeda galaxies combined. It amounts …

ZMapp: The Experimental Ebola Treatment Explained

How tobacco may help defeat one of the world’s deadliest viruses.<p>Last Saturday in Monrovia, Liberia, neighbors stood in the street trying to block officials as the Liberian Ministry of Health brought 37 bodies of Ebola victims to a small plot of recently purchased land. In the midst of the burial, …