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Scientists grow tiny brain 'organoids' for study

The blobs mimic the anatomy of developing human brains, allowing researchers to study a 3-D model.<p>August 28, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>Using stem cells, scientists have grown human "brain organoids"… (Madeline A. Lancaster )<p>Scientists have figured out how to grow human stem cells into "cerebral organoids" …

The secrets behind the development of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, revealed by Rene Meulensteen

When Gareth Bale arrives at Real Madrid, he will encounter Cristiano Ronaldo, a supreme professional who has worked assiduously on all elements of his game to become, along with Lionel Messi, the leading player in the world.<p>Ronaldo’s rise accelerated under Sir Alex Ferguson and the coach Rene …

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Listen to the difference between Xbox One and Xbox 360 audio chat

Microsoft has discussed how Xbox One's Skype-powered voice chat quality will far surpass that of the Xbox 360, but today we get to hear a side-by-side comparison of the two codecs in a SoundCloud post created by Xbox spokesperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb.<p>The comparison, embedded below, features …

Nearly a fifth of scientists are considering abandoning the U.S.

<b>(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)</b><p>Yep, the research funding climate is that bad<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 29, 2013 4:52pm (UTC)<p>At a time when the U.S. arguably needs its scientists more than ever, federal research funding is way down. According to data collected by a coalition of …

Check out how much better voice chat sounds on Xbox One compared to Xbox 360

Microsoft is positioning the Xbox One game console as a major leap over the Xbox 360 in every way. That of course means better graphics and more features, but it also means higher-quality voice chat.<p>Xbox spokesperson Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb demonstrated in his latest blog just how much crisper …

Fukushima radiation set to hit the U.S. by 2014

<b>Simulation showing the ten-year trajectory of the radiation released after the Fukushima disaster (Screenshot, Adrift.org.au)</b><p>Fortunately, it should be harmless<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 29, 2013 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Unless you were one of the 160,000 thousand people in the near vicinity of the Fukushima disaster …

Watch a Trailer for the Documentary GMO OMG

Filmmaker <b>Jeremy Seifert</b> digs deep into the current controversy surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and their stronghold on the American agricultural system. The resulting documentary, lightheartedly called <b>GMO OMG</b>, promises a look at the "encroaching darkness of unknown health and …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action

1) No one man is ever bigger than the club ...<p>José Mourinho had a point to make about the Stamford Bridge crowd during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City. "They gave me more than I deserve," he said. "But from now on, they have to support the players. Bring the players' songs back. Support them. I …

Stem cells: what happened to the radical breakthroughs?

It's 1998 and science is taking big strides. The first cloned mammal, Dolly the Sheep, has just had her first lamb; the first robotically assisted heart surgery has been completed; Furbys have hit the shelves. In a bold announcement, biomedical engineer Professor Michael Sefton declared that within …

Bitcoin: Tax haven of the future

Stashing money in a Swiss bank account is so passé.<p>Tomorrow’s tax havens could be fueled by new technology like Bitcoin and Litecoin — online currencies that can be used to purchase everything from coffee to illegal drugs.<p>The problem for government coffers: There’s no mechanism to ensure that …