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What Is The Sound Of No Sounds Happening?

Researchers in Hong Kong achieve near-perfect silence<p>Think, for a moment, about the quietest quiet experience. Perhaps a still night in the desert, far from any of the sounds of civilization, or maybe a hike in a cave or catacomb, where the body of the Earth itself provides a strong barrier against …

Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B

Doppler Labs, the same team that brought you the Dubs mechanical ear plug and the Here Active Listening system, is today announcing the close of a $17 million Series B funding round, led by The Chernin Group, Wildcat Capital Management and Acequia Capital. Live Nation Entertainment, Universal Music …

Five day 'fasting' diet slows down ageing and may add years to life

<b>The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) improves longevity while cutting the risk of cancer and diabetes by half, scientists have found</b><p>A five-day diet which mimics fasting could slow down ageing, add years to life, boost the immune system and cut the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists …

Holistic Medicine

"It's Taboo, No One Ever Mentions Their Name Again": What Happens When an Artist Gets Dropped?

What's it like to get dropped? We speak to artists who've been let go and the record label bosses who have had to cut the cord.<p>In 2002 Virgin Records dropped Mariah Carey from her massive four-record deal after she had a nervous breakdown that led to poor sales of her <i>Glitter</i> album—this was a time …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Net Neutrality

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

Get ready to say goodbye to Mad Men, welcome back Toni Morrison, and get Furious again, as your Creative Calendar for April ushers in spring.<p>It’s no longer April Fools’ Day, so you can trust that there are no hilarious pranks in this month’s entertainment forecast. Let’s leave the pranks to …

Kurt Cobain

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

Genetics

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction

New arthritis implant hailed as ‘magic’

A new treatment for arthritis sufferers has been hailed as “magic” by a woman who had a pioneering electronic implant fitted.<p>Monique Robroek, who took part in a study at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, told Sky News she had seen a major improvement in her condition, having previously …

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

Dementia

Do Birds Respect Human Musical Scales?

We spoke to a zoomusicologist who argues that there are more similarities between humans and birds than you'd think.<p>Anyone who’s lived near a park, or even just a solitary tree, will have heard the local birds piping up around sunrise, belting out their finest individual bangers in what scientists …

You Don’t Have to Lose Money on Tour

An idiot’s guide to touring cheap.<p>Last night, I spent about an hour throwing a temper tantrum over an article by a certain car-and-laptop slangin’ sensation band detailing how a 28-day US tour netted them negative $12,000, despite raking in close to $140K. Some of their expenses were unavoidable. …

Musicians' Brains Really Do Work Differently — In A Good Way

"Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain?"<p>That's the launching point for a fantastic little video made by educator Anita Collins and animator Sharon Colman Graham for TED-Ed. What they explain is that while listening to …

This $75 synthesizer will turn anything into an instrument

Yuri Suzuki, the designer that brought you cabs that create music from street noise and helped Disney turn your earlobe into a speaker, is launching a Kickstarter through his company Dentaku for a circuit board that turns anything and everything into a musical instrument. Calling Ototo a circuit …

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