Hannah Johnston

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What's It Like To Hear Color?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Extrasensory.<p><b>About Neil Harbisson's TEDTalk</b><p>Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind. But thanks to a device attached to his head, he can now "hear" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible.<p><b>About Neil Harbisson</b><p>Neil …

Can A Prosthetic Limb Feel?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Extrasensory.<p><b>About Todd Kuiken's TEDTalk</b><p>Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling.<p><b>About Todd Kuiken</b><p>Todd Kuiken is a doctor and engineer at the …

Moon shots: the far-out space suits of past, present, and future

The Woman Who Thinks She Can Will Herself Out of Her Body

"Hold on just a second," you're thinking to yourself (I am not a psychic but I occasionally play one in blog posts). "Didn't I already read this article on Popular Science?"<p>No, friend: you read an article written by Douglas Main titled "The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body," which differs …


Dan Savage Successfully Undergoes Gay Conversion Therapy

Meanwhile in South Korea of the Day: Beauty-Obsessed Koreans are Getting Permanent Duckface Surgery

According to Kotaku, a cosmetic surgery known as “liptail surgery” (입꼬리 수술 or “ipkkori”) has taken off in South Korea, giving people a permanent duck face look. Historically, the process has been used to undo the natural frowns that aging can cause, giving the edges of one’s lips a youthful, upturned look, but it has recently become popular with South Koreans who work in the service industry.

5 Survival Stories (Almost) Too Miraculous to be Real

A human being is a fragile creature. All it takes is a nasty bump or a wrong meal to finish us off. Still, as we have previously pointed out, under …

The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden

Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.

Breast cancer drug works for high-risk women

<b>U. MELBOURNE (AUS) —</b> For women with a high risk of breast cancer, taking tamoxifen after a first tumor can dramatically reduce the chance of …


Daniel Suarez: The kill decision shouldn't belong to a robot

A Saudi woman who dared to drive | Manal al-Sharif

Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Bluegrass virtuosity from ... New Jersey? | Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager | Jack Andraka

Al Vernacchio: Sex needs a new metaphor. Here's one ...

Roberto D'Angelo + Francesca Fedeli: In our baby's illness, a life lesson

Tania Luna: How a penny made me feel like a millionaire

Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

Eli Beer: The fastest ambulance? A motorcycle

The polyphonic me | Beardyman

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Man Showers With Raccoon: You Know, The Usual (VIDEO)

Here's a man who thinks nothing of being caught taking a shower with his pet raccoon named Rebekah. That makes sense, since it's pretty normal for men who look like Santa to have pet raccoons they bathe with... Right?<p><i>Via Daily Picks and Flicks</i>

FYI: Why Do Humans Like Fizzy Drinks?

Apparently we like them with the part of our sensorium that evolved to detect spoilage.<p>Drinking carbonated water has been in vogue since at least 1767, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. So what gives us our taste for the sparkling stuff?<p>It's still not completely clear what characterizes the …

19 Cool Shark Pictures

There are over 400 different types of shark species throughout the world. Contrary to what most believe, there are only a few kinds of sharks that …

The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food

Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in <i>Star Trek</i>, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor’s company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA …


First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

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If Your Friends Hated Everything Like They Hate Sports

Audi Canada Reinvents the Test Drive With… Slot-Car Racing

To provide an unexpected demo of the A4 Quattro’s handling abilities, Audi and agency Zulu Alpha Kilo set up an iPad-controlled slot car race in Toronto’s financial district.<p>The experience of test-driving a new vehicle leaves something to be desired. You’re on the verge of dropping tens of …

The 3 Coolest Things Built By Bugs