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7 Fantastic Vintage Anatomy Drawings

Studies of the human body made by the intrepid scientists of the 1500s through the 1700s<p>Medicine in the Middle Ages wasn't the greatest: the leeches, the dirt, that whole four-humors thing. And yet physicians from all over the world made heroic efforts to develop and share their knowledge. Here, …

Do animals have orgasms?

Well, probably, but how can you tell?<p>Ah, the age-old question. When animals are going at it like, uh, animals, how does it end? Is there an animal version of the Big O?<p>It's a bit hard to say, actually. "The short answer is that we don't know much about orgasms in other species -- in fact, …

These Contact Lenses Work Like Telescopes For Your Eyes

Researcher Eric Tremblay explains the invention.<p><i>What is it? A real contact lens that can switch between magnifying an image and standard vision. it could be useful for both military personnel and patients with retinal diseases.</i><p>We built a telescope into a contact lens. It is similar to a hard …

Munem Wasif's best photograph: the journey for fresh water in Bangladesh

'Twenty years ago, the area was flooded with seawater to farm shrimp. Now there is nothing to drink'<p>Bangladesh is a country of rivers and water. The world is used to seeing images of us only when we are underwater, due to all the flooding. However, in the Satkhira region in the south-west of the …

Behind the Scenes: Why This Photographer Went to Great Lengths to Rent a Helicopter to Shoot the 9/11 Tribute in Light

Noam Galai is one among many thousands that commemorate the tragic events of 9/11. Galai has observed this date for the past several years by …

World Trade Center

A Photographer’s Favorite Image of His Son and How it Was Captured

While visiting an aquarium with his family, a photographer took the incredible image you see below and shared it with the internet. The image …

Tutorials

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Dennis Lo: 'Should parents be told about a disease their child might get?'

Yuk Ming Dennis Lo recalls the reaction when in 1997 he and colleagues published the unusual news that fragments of an unborn baby's DNA circulate freely in its mother bloodstream in significant quantities. First, he was surprised by the ready acceptance of a discovery he likens to finding your …

Photographing a Speeding Bullet Using a Sugar Cube as Your Only Light Source

Here’s a cool project for those of you who enjoy shooting with both cameras and guns. Did you know that you can photograph a speeding bullet using …

Impressive Examples of How to Use Reflections in Photography to Add Depth

A reflection is an excellent way to instantly create an interesting composition in your photograph. It could involve an expanse of water, a mirror, …

Photography

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Age-related memory loss and the protein that may reverse it

Memories are just about the most precious piece of intangible property that we have — they contain a person's history, personality, and most deeply held beliefs — but there's an inevitable decline in our ability to retain them as we age. That's the problem being addressed by scientists at the …

Last of 5 suspects in Mumbai gang rape arrested

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police on Sunday arrested the last of five men wanted in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, and said charges would be filed soon in a case that has incensed the public and fueled debate over whether women can be safe in India.<p>The victim, a 22-year-old Indian woman, said …

How To ID A Stolen Monet From A Pile Of Ashes

Artwork to ashes, microscopy to microscopy.<p>The art world has been mourning the loss of seven paintings swiped from a Dutch museum last year--a Picasso, a Matisse and a Monet among them--whose remains authorities might have found inside a Romanian woman's stove. The famous works, if they have really …

Japanese Photographer Creates Worlds Where Paper Characters Live

Japanese photographer Kouichi Chiba takes beautiful photos that once again show us that creativity does not always need fancy equipment and cutting …

Sleep

Recycling Robot Of The Future “Erases” Concrete Buildings

A conceptual robot makes it possible to intelligently deconstruct a building, without any of the fuss or mess.<p>There’s too much concrete in the world to accurately quantify it, though estimates put <i>annual</i> production of the stuff at about 6 billion cubic yards. It’s an alarming situation, to be sure, …

15 Album Covers Minus The Dead Band Members

Creepy and amazing. Courtesy of the Live! (I See Dead People) Tumblr.

Kurt Cobain

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The World's First Human-Made Nuclear Reactor

Why neurons get 'happy' in different ways - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Because some drugs work well with some patients but not others, …

Missouri

Human-animal hybrid organs imagine organic implants of the future

As biological engineering becomes more and more adept, scientists will eventually get to explore the limits of what they can craft in the lab. To that end, designer Agatha Haines has put together a conceptual series of custom organs, which could one day be used by humans as an organic way to …

In tragic turn, youngest person to receive a bioengineered organ dies

Only three months after she became the youngest person to receive a bioengineered organ, two-year-old Hannah Warren has died.<p>In an announcement posted online Monday, the Children's Hospital of Illinois — where Hannah underwent a groundbreaking windpipe implant — confirmed the sad turn of events. …

Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars

<b>Want to go to Mars? Dutch organisation Mars One says it will open applications imminently. It would be a one-way trip, and the company hopes to build a community of settlers on the planet.</b><p>Uncharted waters, mountains or far away lands have always drawn explorers. History books show that desire for …

'Freezer burn' method numbs painful nerves - Futurity

STONY BROOK (US) — A new technique involving tiny balls of ice can safely short …

Physiology

Society for Neuroscience quashing dissent on BRAIN Initiative, critic complains

Fresh from attending President Barack Obama’s announcement of the BRAIN Initiative at the White House on 2 April, Society for Neuroscience (SFN) …

Sympathy for Boston from space

Monday's Boston Marathon bombing prompted expressions of sympathy from humanity's farthest-flung outpost: the International Space Station.<p>"Our crew just heard about the horrible events at the Boston Marathon," the space station's commander, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, wrote in a Twitter …

Tulip tree's genome is 'molecular fossil'

The genetic data gives biologists a glimpse into the distant past when flowering plants first appeared<p><b>The "extraordinary level of conservation" of genetic data in the tulip tree remains largely unchanged since the dinosaurs, a study suggests.</b><p>The species' genomic change is about 2,000 times slower …

Kids with autism mimic ‘more efficiently’ - Futurity

U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) — Children typically copy adult behavior as a social phenomenon, not to …

Autism

Bipolar Sunshine - "Fire"

While some developer somewhere is probably conceiving a technology that will alter music consumption as we speak, the buzz word coming most often …