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New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

Imagine a tiny computer embedded under your scalp that's constantly tracking your brain activity and zapping you when it senses something awry.<p>That might sound like science fiction, but a medical device that does that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an option for people …

3D-printed regenerative shoes developed by British designer

Self-repairing trainers that are 3D-printed from biological cells could be a reality by 2050<p>A British designer has come up with a concept for a pair of running shoes that can be 3D-printed from synthetic biological material and repair themselves overnight.<p>London designer and researcher Shamees Aden …

3D Printing

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

23 Most YOLO Pastas Of 2013

Pasta is always perfect. But sometimes it's fun to shake things up a little bit.

Meet Pyrodinium Bahamense, our Puerto Rican bioluminescent organism.

Laguna Grande Bio-Bay at Fajardo, Puerto Rico -Image: google earth<p>Have you ever visited Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo? If you have, you …

Infections are the true beneficiaries of war

<b>History has repeatedly shown that contagion makes an easy bedfellow with human conflict.</b><p>Take the poliovirus outbreak in Syria - and Israel and Egypt too - caused by related strains that can be traced back to Pakistan.<p>War and insurgency provide the ideal conditions for bacteria and viruses to take a …

World History

New to nature No 115: Ovicides paralithodis

The ribbon worm, found off Alaska and Japan, is a specialised predator of the eggs of the red king crab<p>Although ribbon worms, phylum Nemertea, are entirely soft-bodied, lack segmentation and superficially resemble flatworms, evidence suggests that they are more closely related to earthworms and …