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What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners

We look to the past to predict what your games, systems and communities will be worth in the future.<p>A<p>generation is a funny thing. It has no clear beginning and no clear end, but we can all tell when one is on the rise or when one is fading away.<p>And this generation of game consoles — a golden age …

Ebola Treatment Works In Monkeys, Even After Symptoms Appear

Ebola, your days as one of the world's scariest diseases may be numbered.<p>A team of U.S. government researchers has shown that deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever can be vanquished in monkeys by an experimental drug given up to five days after infection — even when symptoms have already developed.<p>An …

Shorter Workday Isn't The Key To Happiness, Says Bummer Of A Study

Workaholics of the world, rejoice? We'll all be just as unhappy with a shorter work week.<p>When it comes to working hours, less apparently is not more. Proponents of the six-hour workday will be saddened to hear that, as delightful as shorter days sound, decreasing work hours might not make anyone …

Deadly Middle East Coronavirus Found In An Egyptian Tomb Bat

For nearly a year, disease detectives around the world have been trying to track down the source of a mysterious new virus in the Middle East that has infected 96 people and killed 47 since September.<p>Now it looks like they've pinpointed at least one place where the virus is hiding out.<p>Scientists at …

Hyperloop: Hype or Future Transportation?

Mouse Skin Cells Transformed Into Viable Eggs, Sperm And Babies

A similar treatment for infertile human couples is still decades off.<p>You may have begun as a spark in your parents' eyes, but in the Kyoto University lab of Katsuhiko Hayashi and Mitinori Saitou, baby mice begin life as… skin cells.<p>After a decade of work, the two biologists have developed a way to …

Inside The Beef Industry's Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

When the drug company Merck Animal Health announced plans to suspend sales of its Zilmax feed additive last week, many observers were shocked.<p>Yet concern about Zilmax and the class of growth-promotion drugs called beta agonists has been building for some time. In an interesting twist, the decisive …

This Scientist Helped Quietly Save The World From Soviet Nukes

Siegfried Hecker spent more than a decade securing a nuclear test site the size of New Jersey.<p>When the Soviet Union broke apart at the end of the Cold War, several of its military and science facilities fell into disrepair. One of them, the Semipalatinsk Test Site, just happened to be a nuclear …

The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life

A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman<p>A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be <i>terrible</i> for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same …

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

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FYI: What Would Happen If I Ate Nothing But Meat?

Good ol' meat and potatoes. Without the potatoes.<p>You might get scurvy, like a pirate. Cooked meat contains very little vitamin C, notes Donald Beitz, a nutritional biochemist at Iowa State University. Without the vitamin, scurvy would bring on rashes and gum disease, not to mention very bad breath. …

No One Wants To Be A Drone Pilot, U.S. Air Force Discovers

The Air Force's drone program is too unmanned for its own good.<p>While the vast majority of U.S. Air Force pilots still control their aircraft from inside the cockpit, about 8.5 percent are drone pilots who operate their vehicles remotely. That percentage is expected to grow, but there's a problem: …

Should You Be Your Kid’s Facebook Friend?

Should you monitor your child’s Facebook? Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of the new book The Big Disconnect: Protecting …

3 Ways To Save Psychotherapy

People have been turning away from psychotherapy in favor of medication for years, despite the evidence that therapy works. Here are a few tips for improving the industry's image.<p>The subtle art of lying on a therapist's couch is in rapid decline. Psychotherapy, the traditional one-on-one weekly …

Is Mers virus spread by bats?

Scientists in Saudi Arabia have discovered that bats can carry an exact genetic match of the Mers virus that is sweeping the region – leading to suspicions that the animals could be responsible for the spread of the disease.<p>Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) has killed 46 people globally, with …

Zombie vortices may help lead to birth of new stars

Vortices arise from dead zones in disks around newly forming stars and help the stars complete their birth process.<p>A new theory by fluid dynamics …

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Which? attacks 'exaggerated' food supplement health claims

Consumers are wasting money on food supplements that use "exaggerated, misleading and sometimes unauthorised" claims to promote their alleged health benefits, a highly critical report has warned.<p>Some manufacturers – including well known names such as Boots, Seven Seas and Vitabiotics – are still …

Humans value sight over sound even when it comes to music, study says

It turns out that humans may prioritize visual cues over auditory ones, even when we're supposed to be judging the quality of music.<p>A new study from Harvard graduate and University College London professor Chia-Jung Tsay used video and sound recordings from live classical music competitions and …

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Human Made From Paper Eats Pepperoni Pizza — And Lives!

Remember those frog transparencies from biology class? The ones in the textbook where you could lay the circulatory system on top of the digestive system on top of the skeleton system? Here's that same idea, updated and gently presented for kids, from a company called Tinybop. This time, the layers …

No Time for Coffee? Spray Caffeine On Your Skin

Patent-pending Sprayable Energy is now available and itwillmakeyoutypelikethis.<p>Caffeine is America’s favorite drug, bar none. And while we’ve extolled the culinary and social aspects of coffee over the years, sometimes people don’t have time for a leisurely cup of joe and just want a quick …

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FYI: Did Cavemen Get Athlete's Foot?

Hard to know, says Will Harcourt- Smith, an expert on early-human fossils at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. "Some infections leave their mark on bones. Athlete's foot is not one of those infections. But if we make some logical assumptions, we might be able to make a good guess."<p>…

Stone Age Chefs Spiced Up Food Even 6,000 Years Ago

The French may have coined the term "gourmand" a few hundred years ago, but it looks like humans were flexing their foodie muscles thousands of years before that.<p>Scientists have found the first direct evidence that European hunter-gatherers flavored their roasted fish and meat — probably deer — …

Test to prove the world’s most expensive coffee really has come from civet poo

Scientists can now tell whether the world’s most expensive coffee, which is picked from the poo of a weasel-like creature called the Asian palm civet, is the genuine article or not.<p>Kopi Luwak, which is Indonesian for civet coffee, can cost up to £51 a cup and is often substituted for cheaper …

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …

Grades have fallen, but a worse result for science GCSEs lies around the corner

The headlines around this year's GCSE results have focused on the fall in the proportion of students getting top grades. But for organisations like the Wellcome Trust, involved in science education, there's another story in the mix. <br>Last week's A-level results showed that the healthy growth in …

Anthony Yahle Died for 45 Minutes, Came Back to Life

Ohio resident Anthony Yahle’s heart stopped beating for 45 minutes in the hospital, and he was declared dead.<p>But he came back to life, and appears to …

3-D Scan And Print Right From Your Browser

Wave a sensor over an object and reproduce it, in the simplest setup we've seen to date.<p>3-D scanning is a technology with all the right pieces floating around, yet to be assembled into the final piece that's easy for everyone to use. The idea: using a small gadget, you can scan in a 3-D object, …

New Clues To Why Some Autistic Kids Are So Good At Math

Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes.<p>Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're also much more likely to be savants--to show extraordinary skill in a particular area, like …