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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

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3D printed guides repair damaged nerves

Researchers working at a multidisciplinary lab at the University of Sheffield have succeeded in helping a damaged nerve repair itself using a …

New drug for mild alcoholics: how it works

A new drug for mild alcoholics has been approved for use on the NHS. Here is how it works and what it costs<p>Q - What is nalmefene/Selincro?<p>A- Selincro is the brand name for nalmefene tablets, the first drug treatment licensed to help certain adults with alcohol dependence to reduce the amount of …

Forum Frenzy: Harley-Davidson Validates the Electric Motorcycle with the LiveWire Prototype

As of just a couple weeks ago, it looks like electric motorcycles are going big time... or, specifically, like Harley-Davidson is making a move into …

Newly Discovered Wasp Literally Has Skeletons in Its Closet

A newly discovered wasp has been keeping a gruesome secret: It stuffs ant corpses into the walls of its home.<p>As far as scientists know, the behavior is unique in the animal kingdom. The new creature has been named <i>Deuteragenia ossarium</i>, or the "bone-house wasp," after the historical ossuaries piled …

New Technique Creates Corneas in Mice Using Adult Human Stem Cells

Scientists may have discovered a way to regrow human corneas by implanting stem cells into mice, providing hope to those with degenerative eye …

Google’s Street View cameras are touring museums and taking weird selfies by accident

The Camera in the Mirror/Google<p>Google’s Art Project was launched three years ago as a sort of Street View for museums and art galleries. Using panoramic cameras mounted on trolleys, Google captures the artwork and gilded halls of 250 institutions around the world—all the while trying to stay out of …

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Ten Out of This World Space Apps

<i>By David Tiegen</i><p>Space nerds know that high-quality astronomy apps are few and far between. For a long time, the only popular astronomy app was Google"s SkyMap, but now Google Play and the App Store are bursting with options for everyone from the casual stargazer to the more seasoned observer. Here's …

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World record broken for underwater living

Oceanographer Fabien Cousteau and his team have broken the record for the number of days spent living under water.<p>The record was formerly set by his grandfather the famous ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.<p>The scientists had been living at an underwater laboratory off the Florida coast since 1 June …

@drawnyourtweet Is Your New Favourite Twitter Account

Meet your new favourite Twitter account...<p>This is Drawn Your Tweet, an account that does exactly that - draws your tweets in a gorgeously funny …

RFID Bikealarm Uses A 120dB Alarm To Deter Thieves (video)

Cyclists looking to deter thieves from riding off on their beloved bike, might be interested in a new security device which has been created in the …

Drones help protect elephants and rhinos

‘Crazy ants’ use acid to survive fire ant venom

Invasive “crazy ants” are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern US by secreting a compound that neutralizes the other’s venom.<p>…

Watch! Termite robots build structures with amazingly simple rules

Imagine a team of workers that can tirelessly build and rebuild complicated structures even under daunting and dangerous conditions. They already exist – they're called termites. Now, inspired by these mound-building insects, Harvard University scientists have created a mini-swarm of surprisingly …

10 Monogamous Animals That Just Want To Settle Down

They can't put a ring on it, but when these animals find a mate, they're ready to commit.<p>1. Gibbons<p>The furry, tree-swinging gibbon doesn't monkey …

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Made of Beads, Buttons, and Pins

<b>Ode to Second Full Moon II</b><p>Brooklyn-based Korean artist Ran Hwang, who is no stranger to working with buttons, beads, and pins, has assembled a number of circular and oval pieces paying homage to the beauty of nature. Each creation presents a vignette of cherry blossoms in the artist's signature …

Over the rainbow: what is it like to be gay around the world?

Matilde Campodonico/AP<p>An activist wearing gay pride colors stands outside Parliament where lawmakers are debating a same sex marriage law in Montevideo, Uruguay. Taboo-breaking Uruguay is poised to legalize gay marriage, with lawmakers debating whether to create a single law governing marriage for …

Nymphomaniac to be hardcore only as Lars von Trier gives up final cut

Lars Von Trier has abandoned plans to release a softcore version of his sex epic Nymphomaniac. The film's two-part four-hour cut, which is due to debut in Copenhagen on Christmas Day, will now contain explicit scenes.<p>The release of Nymphomaniac will see the Danish director give up final cut for the …

Caitlin Moran on her first crush: 'I loved you, Pavid Dreen!'

You don't really start having teenage crushes when you're a teenager – those feelings start much earlier, although you're too much of a wide-eyed faun to properly identify what they are. When I had my first crush, at the age of 10, I didn't know it was love or affection or obsession or pre-sexual …

Men stroked in their pants to shed light on chemistry that bonds relationships

Researchers have shed light on the chemistry that bonds one person to another by taking brain scans of men being stroked while in their underpants.<p>The Finnish study found that gentle stroking – which was not in sexually arousing areas – changed levels of opioid brain chemicals which work behind the …

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Massive World War II bomb found in Dortmund

An unexploded British World War II bomb containing 1.5 tons of explosives has been discovered in Dortmund, Germany.<p>Experts claim it could destroy all buildings within 150 metres.<p>Twenty-thousand people are to be evacuated from within a radius of 1.5 kilometres on Sunday when a bomb disposal team …

Woman miraculously survives after her car is flattened by giant container

and<p>Rescuers were astonished to pull the driver of this car alive from the wreckage.<p>She lay trapped for half an hour in the flattened Nissan, with …

Chinese man has new nose grown on his forehead

<b>A Chinese man has had a new nose grown on his forehead following a traffic accident last year.</b><p>These astonishing pictures show Xiaolian, 22, at a …

Sober up in drunk tank and pay £400 to leave

Drunks causing a nuisance in towns and cities will be held overnight in privately run “drunk tanks” and charged up to £400 under police leaders’ proposals.<p>Drinkers who get so intoxicated they cannot look after themselves would be cared for in holding cells until they sober up and charged for the …

The war in Syria explained in five minutes | Guardian Animations

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Food for thought: Mother finds ‘brain-like’ matter in Lidl passata sauce

A mother-of-three preparing a family meal was left disgusted when she opened a packet of Lidl passata sauce to find it contained ‘brain-like’ …

Toothless man guilty of biting neighbour’s penis in row over loud music

A toothless man has been found guilty of biting his neighbour’s penis ‘like a sandwich’ in an argument over loud music.<p>Jason Martin, 41, attacked …