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Turn A Heart On And Off With The Flick Of A Switch

Stanford scientists are working on a light-controlled pacemaker.<p>A heartbeat is really a pretty magical thing. Every time that beautiful little hunk of muscle in your chest wants to send blood rushing around your body, it requires an electrical signal generated by your body to tell it to do so. This …

FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?

Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of <i>The Committee of Sleep</i>, asked 76 college students to choose a problem (where to take a vacation; how to arrange their furniture) and focus on it …

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

Fringe Factor: Bill Nye The Science Guy Does Not Understand Science

Hillary Clinton could be our first lesbian president and other assertions from the political fringe.<p><b>Creationist Pastor: Bill Nye the Science Guy Does</b> …

Why it's hard to control your thoughts

5 Crazy New Man-Made Materials

What will they think of next? Aluminum bubble wrap! Molecular superglue! And how about that titanium foam? It's as simple as coating a piece of …

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

Gray Matter: Extracting Bismuth From Pepto-Bismol Tablets

There's heavy metal in the pink pills<p>Most modern medicines are carefully synthesized organic molecules so potent that each pill contains only a few milligrams of the active ingredient. Pepto-Bismol is a fascinating exception, both because its active ingredient is bismuth, a heavy metal commonly …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Genetic groove: Your DNA profile as a unique song

The IDNAtity app translates your genetic markers into a unique theme song.<p>I've always wanted to have my very own theme song, like a hero in a movie. Now, I do. I just used IDNAtity, an iOS app that mixes a little science with art. It takes information about your genetic makeup, assigns you a …

Hair Color

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Spitzer space telescope: Ten years of amazing views

As Nasa’s telescope celebrates its tenth anniversary of revealing the Universe’s dark side, we show some of the most memorable images it has captured.<p>Before the Spitzer space telescope launched on 25 August 2003, a lot lay hidden in the dark corners of the Universe. One of Nasa's four Great …

Astronomy

NASA set to test laser-based space communication system

How do you improve bandwidth in the far reaches of outer space? Use lasers. NASA is preparing to test a new, laser-based communications system that will link up satellites in space with base stations here at home. Once that connection is made, scientists will be able to transmit data (photos, …

Pitch Drop Experiment Scientist Dies Without Ever Seeing A Drop Fall

Nobody has ever witnessed a drop fall from this demonstration, which has run continuously for 86 years.<p>The drop never fell for physicist John Mainstone, but many of his colleagues and students may get to witness it later this year.<p>Mainstone, the custodian of the world's longest-running science …

How Seahorses Survive With Squishable Armor

And how researchers want to make a robotic arm out of the technique<p>Crabs, birds, and manta rays regularly try to crush sea horses for dinner, but a sea horse has some unusual protective armor. Its tail can be compressed to half its normal size without lasting damage, researchers at the University …

Dimensions - Sixty Symbols

Healing Hearts, Space Jewelry, and the Newest Mammal