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Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>Ian Leslie<p>October 12, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as …

Does wiping your old phone’s data truly protect your privacy?

A new report from Avast cautions us to think carefully about how protected our data is before we resell our smartphones and tablets. According to their research, out of the 20 used phones that the anti-virus company purchased from Ebay, they were able to recover 40,000 photos (nude pics, too), 750 …

Hayao Miyazaki's sole mid-90s music video is a sci-fi masterpiece

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Nick Offerman On Why We Should Build Stuff

The Parks and Recreation star talks about tinkering.<p>On the TV show <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, Nick Offerman plays the whiskey-quaffing, meat-loving, self-reliant Ron Swanson. He’s also a skilled woodworker who grew up working on a farm in Illinois and got into acting by building sets. “Keeping whatever …

Scientists just took a major step toward making life from scratch

For the first time, researchers have synthesized a eukaryotic chromosome in a lab<p>Synthetic biology has come a long way in recent years. In the last two decades alone, scientists have been able to go from synthesizing the genome of a relatively small virus, Hepatitis C, to creating what researchers …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …

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Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) …

Blood of the Dragon by Jen Zee / Tumblr

12" x 21" Giclee print, numbered edition of 50.<p>Part of the Song of Ice and Fire tribute art show presented by George R. R. Martin, Winter is Coming, opening March 1st 2014 at Ltd Art Gallery / Tumblr.

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Time travellers: please don’t kill Hitler

If you find yourself suddenly gaining access to a time machine, what’s the first thing you’d do? If you said “kill Adolf Hitler”, then congratulations; you’re a science-fiction character. Actually, the whole “access to a time machine” thing suggested that already, but the desire to kill Hitler …

The 'science of dating' and why it should make you angry

If you’re reading this column you probably agree that climate change is happening. I suspect you also know that there’s no link between MMR and autism, and that homeopathy might better be described as “useless sweeties”. If you’re a scientist, then you probably join me in shaking your fists when …

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Chivalry makes men nervous: the subtle art of male-on-male emasculation

You'd never guess to look at us, of course, but men are sensitive. When researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, asked a man to open a door for a random sample of men and women, they found that the men who'd had the door opened for them reported lower confidence and self-esteem. The women, being …

Dissecting relationships for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is set for its annual poisoning of the airwaves and media streams this Friday. Many of us would rather lick broken glass out of footballers’ armpits than dive into the rivers of twee and sentimental nonsense encouraged by the avalanche of Hallmark passion.<p>So let’s shake things up a …

Shivering can help you stay slim

Shivering in the cold may help burn off as many calories as exercise, according to scientists<p>It is usually a signal to reach for a jumper or turn up the heating, but it seems shivering may also be an effective way to stay slim.<p>A new study from scientists at the National Institutes of Health has …

How your memory rewrites your past

Your memory isn’t like a video camera. Instead, your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserts them into the past to create a story to fit …

A Motorcycle Helmet For The Digital World

The P-1's head-up display is a live GPS.<p>At a time when screens are being integrated into everything, Skully engineers saw an opportunity to upgrade something that’s remained largely unchanged for decades: the motorcycle helmet. The P-1 is the first helmet with a digital head-up display. The …

Humans are more than clever apes? Don't make me laugh

Most qualities we think of as particularly 'human' can be seen elsewhere in the animal kingdom, thanks to evolution<p>Just how special do you think you are? How different do you think you are from other animals? Do you think of yourself as an animal or do you see yourself, and your fellow humans, as …

Today on YouTube: Real Sociedad keeper scores bizarre own goal for Barcelona

Barcelona were helped to a 2-0 Copa del Rey win by Enaut Zubikarai's unfortunate own goal<p>Real Sociedad goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai scored an unfortunate, and bizarre, own-goal to help Barcelona to a 2-0 lead in their Copa del Rey first leg match at Camp Nou.<p>After a weak Alexis Sanchez shot rolled …

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

8 Ways to Make Any Pasta Sauce Instantly More Amazing

Pasta with basic tomato sauce is a weekly — ok, sometimes nightly — occurrence in our house. To keep things interesting, I'll finish the sauce off …

Feline Infidelity

(Image: unknown)<p>Other signs include a second cell phone and money suddenly disappearing from your joint account.<p>If the plane ticket is one-way, well, …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

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Ancient Chinese cat bones shake up domestication theory

A cat-and-mouse game played out in a Chinese village 5,300 years ago is helping scientists understand how wild felines became the tame pets we know today.<p>Scientists believe it was the cat's appetite that led to domestication. Grain stored by ancient farmers was a magnet for rodents, which in turn …