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A bloodless malaria test by a young Ugandan inventor won Africa’s top engineering prize

The $33,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has been awarded to a 24-year old Ugandan engineer for his invention of a bloodless malaria test. Before now, small blood samples taken from suspected patients in hospitals or pharmacies were used to test for malaria but with Matibabu, the device …

5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies

The business of personal genetic-testing kits is booming, with consumers able to learn about their ancestry and health risks at the cost of just $99 …

See a Single Stem Cell Grow Into a Complete Creature

Video<p>Scientists have created a genetic roadmap for how lone cells develop into complex life.<p>Video<p>Your life is a result of many, many choices. School, career, relationships; each decision is made in sequence, building upon the past to create a traceable map of what led you to your current state of …

Physicists Just Found Time Crystals in a Common Item You Can Buy at The Toy Store

Whoa.<p>Characteristics of mysterious time crystals have been found in the most unexpected place you'd ever think to look - a compound found in …

Origin of Mysterious 2,700-Year-Old Gold Treasure Revealed

New analysis unveils the origin of the storied Carambolo Treasure, and despite previous claims, it has nothing to do with Atlantis.<p>New chemical analysis has solved the mystery regarding the origin of the Carambolo Treasure, a magnificent hoard of ancient gold objects discovered by Spanish …

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Glassy polymer is a clear conductor of electricity

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new polymer film that's transparent, looks and feels like glass, and conducts electricity. The …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Cancer-killing hydrogel stays in place until the job is done

The cure for cancer might have been inside us all along – our own immune system. The trick is to give it a boost to find and destroy those rogue …

Quick Core Workout Routine

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

Workouts

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

Italian Easter Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the crust: Combine flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined, 3 to 4 times. Add …

Foods that Help You Sleep Better

If you’re having trouble getting some sleep at night, let your mouth spring into action. Experts say that eating about a couple of hours before you …

Physicists Create New Form Of Light

In results published in <i>Science,</i> researchers suggest that this new light could be used to perform highly complex, incredibly fast quantum computations.<p>…

Agility Drill at the Westminster Dog Show: Pictures

One man’s mission to conquer space

It’s not this giant, persistent bright thing in the sky. It’s very subtle.<p>Last month, from its base in New Zealand, Peter Beck’s space company, Rocket Lab, conducted its first successful attempt to put satellites in orbit. The launch vehicle, the Electron, carried a payload including the Humanity …

Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom

Rock singer Steve Ludwin has been injecting himself with snake venom for 30 years. In a strange twist, his bizarre habit could now save thousands of lives. His former partner Britt Collins tells his outlandish story<p>Sometime in 2006, when my ex-boyfriend failed to show up for dinner, I assumed …

Zoology

Computers Can Now Tell What Songs You've Listened to Just by Using Brain Scans

What kind of wizardry is this.<p>It's not quite mind reading, but it's close: scientists have been able to identify songs people are listening to just …

India's farmed chickens dosed with 'colistin' -world's strongest antibiotics: Report

Chickens raised in India for food have been dosed with some of the strongest antibiotics -"antibiotic of last resort"- that could have repercussions …

If Elon Musk is to colonise Mars, he’ll need to recruit a crew of genetically-modified humans

Elon Musk dreams of creating a million-person city on Mars. But first, the SpaceX and Tesla founder is going to need a small group of people with an …

Genetics

'Penguin guarding its egg': Hubble captures distant colliding galaxies in a breathtaking cosmic shot

The interacting pair of galaxies is located some 23 million light years away, which is roughly 10 times farther away than the Andromeda galaxy.<p>Nasa …

Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, …

Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans, new research says

Unless you’re a male rat bathing in cellphone radiation, experts say you should be fine<p>Male rats showed a small increase in a kind of heart tumor after exposure to massive amounts of cellphone radiation, a new government study reports. But don’t read too much into that, experts say — because those …

Medical AI may be better at spotting eye disease than real doctors

AI Screening<p>A recent study from researchers at the Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC) shows just how proficient artificial intelligence (AI) is …

Too big for Britain? Enormous Ford F-150 Raptor available in right-hand-drive for the first time

There are lots of reasons why you shouldn’t buy the Ford F-150 Raptor, but its left-hand-drive format is no longer one of them. As of now, this enormous pickup truck is available in right-hand-drive.<p>Priced at £106,800, this RHD conversion is the result of quite a complicated engineering project …

Make This Greek Avocado Chicken Salad and Eat It All Week

Chicken salad and tuna salad are tried-and-true lunch staples. I don't think there was ever a time that I went to my grandparents' home and opened …

Astronomers detect whirlpool movement in earliest galaxies

Astronomers looked back to a time only 800 million years after the Big Bang and found whirlpool shapes in small, very young galaxies.<p>At last week’s …