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This company wants to download your thoughts so you can live forever

Humai is looking for ways to defeat death, but you should neither literally nor figuratively hold your breath<p>The sales pitch on Humai’s website is …

Startups

Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altogether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic …

Genetics

Key to longevity? Blocking over 200 genes boosts lifespan by 60%, study reveals

Once a bucket of genes linked to aging is removed, the lifespan of cells increases significantly, American scientists discovered during ten years of …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Netherlands' Solar Bike Path Is a Shining Success

The 230-foot test path covered in discreet solar panels is producing more energy than they expected<p>It's been only six months since the Netherlands made headlines with the world's first bike path covered in solar panels. But already the green idea is reaping higher-than-expected energy dividends, …

Clean Energy

Scientists discover key driver of human aging: May lead to slowing or reversing aging process

A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating …

Neuroscience

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Wearable Electronics' Newest Wrinkle: Power-Producing Cloth

Nanotechnology uses human motion to power electronics and other devices—no charging cords or batteries needed.<p>Good-bye charging cords and batteries. Wearable electronics such as the Apple Watch might soon power themselves with a clean, portable energy source: human motion.<p>If cutting-edge nano …

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee

Former Buddhist monk and current leadership coach and best-selling author Christine Comaford reveals how anyone can learn to stop reacting–and start becoming their smartest selves.<p>You’ve probably had this feeling at some point: One minute you’re thinking logically and rationally, then when you’re …

Employment

SheerWind's INVELOX Wind Turbine Can Generate 600% More Energy Than Conventional Turbines

US-based wind energy company SheerWind just unveiled the INVELOX – a tunnel-based wind turbine that can produce up to 600% more power than …