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Doctor Who neuroscience special: the brain of a Time Lord

Doctor Who returns to the BBC this Saturday, this time with Peter Capaldi in the title role. There has been much fanfare around this, as you may have noticed already. Given that it’s one of the world’s most popular and long running sci-fi programmes, it’s very common for those in the science world …

Electricity-eating bacteria are all around us, says researchers

Bacteria that feed on pure electricity are all around us, say researchers who have demonstrated their findings by growing the bacteria directly on …

Masked Artist Creates Marvel-ous Superhero Work

It's not just the superheroes who wear the masks.<p>Marvel cover artist Mr. Garcin, who is known for his stunning collages, wears a face mask when he is …

2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti.<p>Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a specialist in prehistoric archaeology, didn't think so when he began fieldwork on the Aegean island four years ago. Until he …

Fossils dug up at airport may be largest flying bird ever found

A clutch of fossilised bones uncovered during the expansion of an airport terminal in the US may belong to the largest flying bird ever found.<p>The prehistoric creature had a wingspan of between 6.1 and 7.4 metres and could glide for long distances over the oceans as it searched for fish 25m years …

Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts

One man shocked himself 190 times<p>The experiment was simple. All the participants had to do was enter an empty room, sit down, and think for six to 15 minutes. But without a cellphone, a book, or a television screen to stare at, the assignment quickly became too much to handle. In fact, even when …

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How body fat could help save elephants

Scientists are taking a closer look at the body fat of African elephants. The analysis could provide key information to help save captive elephants, …

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3D printed organs come a step closer

For years, scientists have been able to “print” types of human tissue using a 3D printer, but in a significant leap forward by US and Australian researchers they can now make that tissue survive on its own.<p>Until now a major barrier to them moving from printing tiny sheets of tissue to entire 3D …

Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest

A trio of anthropologists has decided it's time to rewrite the story of human evolution.<p>That narrative has always been a work in progress, because almost every time scientists dig up a new fossil bone or a stone tool, it adds a new twist to the story. Discoveries lead to new arguments over the …

Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more?

Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.<p>The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery suggests there may be just as many planets in two-star …

Kelsey Grammer joins Twitter to correct grammar - CNN.com

"I'm here to help," Kelsey Grammer writes in his first tweet.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Kelsey Grammer -- actor, producer, Twitter grammarian.<p>Grammer's verified Twitter account started on June 30 with the tweet, "It has come to my attention that the fine people of @Twitter have an egregious grammar problem. I'm here …

BBC’s Sherlock to return for series four and one-off special

Sherlock will be back on BBC1 for a one-off special next year before returning for a fourth three-part series – with the tantalising prospect of the return of Moriarty.<p>Filming on the special starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will begin in January 2015 and it is expected to air at …

Watch Jessica Alba Go Crazy in This Clip From Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Nancy gets a haircut and a bad attitude.<p>The Weinstein Co. has released a new clip from their upcoming Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.<p>In …

South Park, Now In Virtual Reality

Ready to head on down to (virtual) South Park, and have yourself a (virtual) time?<p>Looking to brush up their virtual reality skills, a team of designers going by the name of Tool has recreated everyone’s favorite quiet little mountain town for exploration with the Oculus Rift.<p>Now, before you dive …

FXX Orders New Comedy Starring Jay Baruchel

Baruchel will be looking for love on FXX in 2015.<p>FXX has ordered 10 episodes of the comedy series Man Seeking Woman, starring Jay Baruchel (This Is …

Sherlock Holmes sent to 'encourage change' in North Korea

Sherlock Holmes – or, at least, Benedict Cumberbatch – has been dispatched to unravel the mystery that is North Korea<p>The British government has sent a special envoy to <b>North Korea</b>: Sherlock Holmes.<p>An episode of the wildly-popular BBC series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the detective and Martin …