Megan Lang

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Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Hunger is psychological – and dieting only makes it worse – Michael Graziano

I decided to take a try at the great problem of our time: how to lose weight without any effort. So I did an experiment on myself. I was ripe for it, …

Nutrition

Get Rich or Die Vlogging: The Sad Economics of Internet Fame

It was all so painfully awkward. That night, Brittany Ashley, a lesbian stoner in red lipstick, was at Eveleigh, a popular farm-to-table spot in West …

An Oddly Comforting Video of Tomatoes Being Sliced in Reverse in 4K Resolution

Wryfield Lab, the maker of “ASMR, binaural, slow motion, macro and other weird, strange, unusual audiovisual experiments”, has posted the oddly …

Alzheimer's Plaques Found in Brains of Middle Aged TBI Patients

<b>Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer’s disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head …

Bilingual People Are Twice as Likely to Recover From a Stroke, Study Finds

*Signs up for French class*<p>The benefits of learning another language aren’t limited to just getting by in another tongue. They may also extend to a …

Scientists may have come up with a way to read your mind

Right out of science fiction, neuroscientists from the University of Washington and Stanford have developed a system of electrodes that they claim …

Modelling how the brain makes complex decisions

Researchers have constructed the first comprehensive model of how neurons in the brain behave when faced with a complex decision-making process, and …

As Oxford Dictionaries comes under fire for sexist definitions, the history of terms that refer to women shows how deep negative attitudes go<p>Linguists call it collocation: the likelihood of two words occurring together. If I say “pop”, your mental rolodex will begin whirring away, coming up with …

Language

Flóra Borsi's Elegant Self-Portraits Subtly Blend Photography and Painting

Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi likes to experiment with photography and other mediums, resulting in incredibly unique projects like urban landscapes set in a coffee universe and abstract portraits reimagined as real people. Her latest series <i>IREL</i> features subtle portraits that simultaneously look like …

Airbnb was just voted the #1 best place to work, so lets have a quick look inside their offices in San Francisco, Portland, London and Dublin

Airbnb was recently voted #1 best place to work by career website Glassdoor (see the full list here), so here’s a look inside four of Airbnb’s …

10 Vacation Spots That Are About To Get Huge

Whoever said that patience is a virtue had no comprehension of just how badly you needed a vacation. And one of the biggest things to look forward to …

Travel

Pens Use Living Algae Ink to Create Time Lapse Drawings with Sunlight

Over the years, we've admired many drawings created with unconventional materials, but this might be the most off-beat yet. Thanks to the team at Living Ink Technologies, algae is now a viable option for image-making, with a special added component: algae acts as an invisible ink that appears after …

Fashion Show

Fashion Shows

On the Street….Grand Palais, Paris

Nike Lunarestoa 2 Se Cool Grey

Part of Nike´s upcoming Autumn/Winter Collection, is this new style of their Lunarestoa 2 SE sneaker, in a "Cool Grey” colorway. The sleek runner …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Quinny Longboardstroller

Remember the longboard stroller? Well, after two years of intense development, the bold concept becomes reality! Developed by Quinny (a high-end …

Trucks

Facebook Briefly Bans The Phrase 'Everyone Will Know'

Should this have given us such a creepy feeling?<p>Facebook blocked the phrase "everyone will know" for more than a day, but users are now once again able to post the seemingly innocuous three words.<p>"This was a mistake with our spam filter and our engineers have resolved the issue," Melanie Ensign of …

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

The company just released everything it plans to release through 2019.<p>Its lineup includes reboots, superheroes, a few animated movies, and multiple trips to desert planets in a galaxy far, far away.<p>Among the newest announcements is the much-anticipated "Incredibles" sequel. It will be out on June …

This Is The North Korea They Want You To See

A tourist's view of the notoriously controlled Hermit Kingdom hits Instagram.<p>The latest photos from inside North Korea are nothing short of surreal -- largely due to the fact that they're on Instagram.<p>Photographer Taylor Pemberton posted a rare series of Instagram photos from his visit to the …

Emotions Are the Stars of Pixar’s Inside Out

A little over five years ago, Pixar writer-director Pete Docter (<i>Up</i>) tried to imagine how the world looked through the eyes of his sad 11-year-old …

Caring Pepper robot hits the market, sells out in a minute

The adorable Pepper robot unveiled a year ago by Japan-based mobile and telecommunications company SoftBank has finally been made available to consumers, and it's been a roaring success.<p>According to CIO, the robot was launched on to the market at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. Within a minute, all …

Robotics

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

The birth of a word

MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

From Campfire to Haute Cuisine: How Food and Flavor Drove Human Evolution

"We owe our existence and our humanity to taste," says author John McQuaid.<p>Taste is often dismissed as the most primitive of the senses. But new research reveals it is in many ways the most subtle and complex of them all.<p>Reporting from kitchens, farms, restaurants, and science labs, Pulitzer …

University of Florida

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Altered States

Self-experiments in chemistry.<p>To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at …