Mathew Wallace

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The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Albert Einstein archive reveals the genius, doubts and loves of scientist

The letter from the 22-year-old Albert Einstein revealed his delight at fathering a daughter, Lieserl, with his sweetheart, former classmate and future wife, Mileva Marić. How the new mother took the missive is less than clear.<p>Posted to her from Berne, Switzerland, on 4 February 1902, the letter …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Indonesian president authorises five executions

The Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s commitment to human rights is under question after he signed off the execution of five inmates on death row.<p>Rejecting their pleas for clemency, Widodo – popularly known as Jokowi – ordered the prisoners’ deaths by firing squad by the end of this month.<p>Tedjo …

On the Red Couch with Fantasy Novelist Brandon Sanderson

<i>Brandon Sanderson was “anti-books” until an eighth grade teacher introduced him to fantasy novels. He went on to write seven novels during his</i> …

Is The Reality Of 'Internet Addiction' Like Carving A Turkey With A Backhoe?

As everyone now knows, or should know, some people get into real serious trouble over-using the Internet. Whether it’s online games or Internet porn or going online to go offline to get off (like with Grindr), there are people whose online behavior becomes dangerously and self-destructively out of …

European parliament votes yes on ‘Google breakup’ motion

The European parliament has approved a motion calling for tougher regulation of internet search, including suggesting breaking up Google as a solution to its dominance in Europe.<p>The motion passed as expected by 384 votes to 174 with 56 MEPs abstaining, and encourages the European commission (EC) to …

Which desktop 3D printer should you buy this holiday season?

If you’re an early adopter who is more likely to buy a drone or a smartwatch than a big screen this holiday season, you might also be thinking about …

Photos of colorful Tokyo

<b>Kevin Kelly</b> searches for maximum vibrancy in Tokyo<p>The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once a major foot …

Apple becomes first company worth $700bn

Apple set a record by becoming the first company to be valued at $700bn (£446bn). The iPhone maker was already the world’s most valuable business, but in early trading its shares rose nearly 1% to $119.75, giving it a market capitalisation of $701.7bn. This is higher than the GDP of all but the top …

Are We Fit for the Future? Making the Case for Moral Bioenhancement

For the vast majority of our 150,000 years or so on the planet, human beings lived in small, close-knit groups, working hard with primitive tools to …

The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …

Making gravity-free espresso in space really is rocket science

Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed; a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS).<p>The device was made by two Turin-based companies, Lavazza Coffee and engineering firm Argotec. It is called the ISSpresso …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

The Week in Review: A Very ‘Vape’ Year

Per its annual tradition of picking the most significant word of the year, Oxford Dictionary chose “vape” as 2014’s winner. Originating in the 1980s, …

Going Off the Pill Could Affect Who You're Attracted to, Study Finds

Your birth control pill could affect your relationship, and not just because it halts baby-making. A new study published in the <i>Proceedings of the</i> …

Women's Health

Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Medicine, Part 1

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Mornings: Breakfast Nachos

Just let this happen.<p>Put an egg on absolutely anything and call it breakfast. That means putting an egg on top of this melty mixture of warm corn …

5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - h+ Media

• authors Gray Scott<p>When I tell people that I’m a technology futurist and a philosopher, the first thing they ask is “what’s a technology futurist?”<p>I …