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Nanotube-based Sensors can be Implanted Under the Skin for a…

Nanotube-based Sensors can be Implanted Under the Skin for a Year<p>Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions.<br>In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous cells.<p>"Nitric oxide has contradictory roles in cancer progression, and we need new tools in order to better understand it," says Michael Strano, the …

Criminal charges considered for stupid assholes who destroyed 170-million-year-old Utah rock formation

Authorities in Utah are considering whether to press charges against a leader in the Boy Scouts who deliberately toppled an ancient rock formation in …

Apple Likely to Ship OS X Mavericks in October

Though Mavericks, the next version of Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, is currently in its seventh developer preview, the OS is still a way off …

OS X

Civil Wars’ Joy Williams: ‘We Haven’t Been on Speaking Terms’

Joy Williams woke up with morning sickness on the biggest day of her career so far, February 12th, 2012. Two days earlier, she’d announced she was …

Here's The Law That's Driving Record Numbers Of Americans To Renounce Their Citizenship

To my surprise, the list of new ex-Americans is publicly available; I didn't recognize any of the names on a quick scan.<p>According to the Journal, the surge in expatriations seems to be driven by the upcoming implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a 2010 law that forces …

Finance

Brains Of Dying Rats Yield Clues About Near-Death Experiences

A burst of brain activity just after the heart stops may be the cause of so-called near-death experiences, scientists say.<p>The insight comes from research involving nine lab rats whose brains were analyzed as they were being euthanized. Researchers discovered what appears to be a momentary increase …

Psychology's answer to trolling and online abuse

Do we each harbour a dark passenger? A malevolent psychopath? A fragile narcissist? Contrary to popular belief, decades of psychological research shows that anyone is capable of aggression, cruelty and violence. The "self" is a murky mixture of light and shade.<p>Lately the dark side seems to be …

Recipe Of The Day: Corn Dogs

Corn dogs are big in the summer. We can find them foot long at just about every county fair. And while, sure, corn dogs are good when they're ridiculously oversized, they're even better when you make them at home -- with regular hot dogs. We know that the thought of making your own corn dogs from …

Hi is a Web app that helps you create your own narrative map of the world

Craig Mod, creator of the popular app Flipboard, has shifted his design-centered approach away from news and media and towards writing and photography with his new project, simply titled Hi.<p>Mod calls Hi a “narrative mapping platform.” At its core, there are two tiers of content one can contribute …

Wow! Google’s Chromecast Is Amazingly Hackable

Google’s documentation is so far geared towards developers who want to stream media from their sites or apps, but because the device uses a stock …

Soon You’ll Be Able To Sell Your Skills On Google “Helpouts”

Google is reportedly considering expanding its e-commerce and cloud services by letting users with a particular skillset market those skills to potential buyers. The new system is said to be called “Helpouts.” The news came from a tipster who chatted with TechCrunch.<p>Since hiring a stranger for his …

Google’s Chromecast Is A Brilliant Inversion Of The Streaming TV Market

Instead of giving your TV a smartphone app interface, Google’s $35 gadget turns your smartphone, tablet, or computer into a remote control.<p>Google’s latest attempt to muscle into your television set, Chromecast, is only two inches long but it turns your streaming television experience inside …

Press Start: Xbox One and PS4 video sharing details, Steam to be taken to court, and more

A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Xbox One records the last five minutes of your gameplay | Eurogamer.net<p>This week the …

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …

Free Software Tool Aims To Fight Government Secrecy

This crowdfunded Freedom Of Information Act algorithm seeks to liberate guarded knowledge.<p>The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), first enacted in 1966 provides a way for citizens, activists, and journalists to coax information out of the government. The Government doesn't make this easy, but a new, …

There’s nothing about abortion in the Bible

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>But that hasn’t stopped the religious right from invoking the good book in its war on women’s rights<p>Adam Lee<p>July 20, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Republican officeholders are bending all their efforts... to ban abortion. In the last few …

Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.<p><b>Some three to four billion years ago, Earth was about as warm as it is today, but the sun was much dimmer.</b><p>This so-called faint young sun paradox, first identified by astronomer Carl Sagan in the early 1970s, has flummoxed many a …

Sudden outbreak of measles linked to vaccine fears in the 1990s

Fears that vaccines cause autism led to an explosion of measles cases this year in southwest Wales, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Between November and July, 1,219 people in southwest Wales contracted the measles, compared with 105 cases in all of Wales in 2011, according to the report.<p>The</i> …