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Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

Success" isn't just having lots of money.<p>Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>So why won't most people be …

Self-improvement

Can Trauma Experienced by Your Great-Great-Grandparents Be Passed on to You?

EMBARGO 2pm EST<p>Our families pass on pieces of themselves to us in more than one way. Your eye color may be thanks to genetic inheritance, but not …

Genetics

Speeding Up Skin-Healing Using Stem Cells

RenovaCare has developed the Skin-Gun, a device that uses stem cells to help heal burns and wounds quicker than traditional methods. Globalive …

Stem Cells

Apple Watch for cheap? Aetna may expand health subsidy

The health insurance provider is reportedly in talks to offer millions more subsidized Apple Watches.<p>Well, this is a weird one. CNBC is reporting that health insurer Aetna has been having secret negotations with Apple to bring free or discounted Apple Watches to millions of covered …

Health Care

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a smartphone to examine blood, urine or saliva samples as reliably as large, expensive equipment, but …

University of Illinois

Trump flunked a test he should have passed

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump faced a moral test this weekend: how would he deal with racist violence? Many would judge that he flunked that test. When it came to specifically condemning white supremacy, he simply didn't have the vocabulary.<p>On Friday night, neo-Nazis turned out in Charlottesville, …

An 'absolutely phenomenal' discovery hints 4 Earth-size planets may orbit the closest sun to our own

• <b>Astronomers have detected what may be four roughly Earth-size planets orbiting Tau Ceti, the nearest sun-like star.</b>• <b><br>Two of the worlds appear to orbit within Tau Ceti's habitable zone, though a cloud of debris and asteroids may pose a threat to any life on them.</b>• <b><br>If the result is confirmed, independent</b> …

Exoplanets

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …

Biology

Tip: The Truth About Catch-Up Sleep

Does sleeping in on weekends help you make up for poor weekday sleep? Or does it just make you fatter? Science has taken a look.<p>Sleep and Weight …

Sleep

50 thoughts that can motivate you to do anything

Motivation can be hard to come by, especially in the face of challenges or difficult work.<p>When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen — this is the new year, after all — it's easy to talk yourself into procrastinating.<p>Or worse, …

Motivation

Creating a Universe in the Lab? The Idea Is No Joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humor in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Physics

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

Education

If you upload your mind to a computer, are you immortal or just a bot?

Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment—both intellectual and financial—by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be “cryopreserved” in preference to simply …

Singularity

Pancreatic Cancer May Have Met Its Match

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, but researchers’ latest immunotherapy tactics may give them the upper hand.

Cancer

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

DeLorean (Aerospace) Is Making a Flying Car That Really Won't Need Roads

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” Doc Brown says, before flipping down his reflective goggles and launching his nuclear-powered …

Aerospace

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.<p>The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized …

Breakthroughs

Sleeping in Church

Sleeping in Church<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Acts 20:6–12<p>I really feel sorry for Eutychus. It was bad enough for the fella to fall asleep in …

Evangelical Christianity

Lockheed Martin previews a future of tiny space telescopes

Current space telescopes are... big. You can't really avoid it given the need for giant lenses and bulky sensors. Lockheed Martin wants to fix that -- the aerospace firm has just released the first images from SPIDER (Segmented Planar Imaging Detector for Electro-Optical Reconnaissance), an optical …

Lockheed Martin

Trial to phase in hydrogen as fuel to begin in north-west

Carbon-free gas to be distributed to industrial users in Liverpool and Manchester, with plans to dilute methane for domestic use<p>Liverpool and Manchester are to be the testbed for an ambitious £600m project aiming to solve the thorny problem of how the government cuts the carbon footprint of the gas …

Energy

Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation - Has Neuroscience's Holy Grail Been Found?

A high-profile paper in Cell reports on a new brain stimulation method that's got many neuroscientists excited. The new technique, called temporal …

The Brain

Are you eating the perfect breakfast for a good night's sleep?

Eating eight almonds and two dates within 30 minutes of waking is the perfect breakfast for a good night’s sleep, an expert has suggested.<p>Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a sleep therapist, has calculated that the handful of nuts and fruit provides the correct balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate to allow …

Sleep

10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Dinner

Ethereum Price Can Reach $2,000 If This Happens

When Ether reaches a price of $2,000, we are looking at a market capitalization of around $188 bln.

Bitcoin

The Rise of the Violent Left

Antifa’s activists say they’re battling burgeoning authoritarianism on the American right. Are they fueling it instead?<p>Since 1907, Portland, Oregon, has hosted an annual Rose Festival. Since 2007, the festival had included a parade down 82nd Avenue. Since 2013, the Republican Party of Multnomah …

Racism

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition--thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do you …

Motivation

23 Amazing Online Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses With Low Budgets

If you’re reading this, I assume you’ve heard of the Internet.Most people have.At the time of writing this, InternetLiveStats shows that over 3.6 …

Digital Marketing

Nanoparticles fool your body into allowing organ transplants

Organ transplants are frequently life-saving, but they remain a gamble when your body can reject the new organ well after the initial surgery. Yale researchers have discovered a clever solution to this: prevent your body from noticing the organ until it settles in. They've developed a drug delivery …

Medicine