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Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking

A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity.<p>High levels of dietary animal protein in people under 65 years of age was linked to a fourfold increase in their risk of death …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

200,000 Apply for Mars: 200,000 Have Signed up, Could be There by 2025

200,000 have applied to live on Mars when it’s possible, a company has said. The Mars One foundation said that 200,000 signed up since April.<p>Bas …

Researchers discover greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than fossil fuels

Scientists in Toronto have discovered a manmade gas that is 7,100 times more powerful at trapping the Earth's warmth than carbon dioxide, according to a new study. The gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), is a byproduct of the electrical industry.<p>PFTBA was measured at low concentrations in the …

Soldier controls bionic arm using power of thought

A soldier whose arm was blown off by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan has become the first person in the UK to master a prosthetic limb controlled by thought.<p>Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, 26, has spent two years learning how to move the arm and grip objects after a six-hour operation to have …

The Nativity (scientifically accurate version)

The nativity is the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is still regularly performed by schoolchildren in the UK, despite the apparent war on Christmas. However, it being an obviously religious story, it’s not very scientifically accurate. But just because you’re a fan of …

A Pen That 3-D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly<p>One of the greatest promises of 3-D printing is that we'll one day be able to print organs on-demand. Need a new liver? There it is, at the push of a button.<p>Anticipating that future, scientists from the University of Wollongong …

Stem Cells

Second Code Uncovered Inside the DNA

Scientists have marveled at the ingenuity of the DNA code since it was first deciphered in the early sixties, but now it appears that there is much …

Tech and Science

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The Best Juice Recipe for Fat Loss and Ultimate Health - Get 6 Pack Abs Faster

China crea bio-impresora 3D para crear órganos humanos

• Ciencia<br>• Salud<p>Investigadores de la Universidad de Hangzhou Dianzi en China han anunciado haber desarrollado la primera impresora 3D capaz de imprimir …

Nuevas moléculas sintéticas cortan el paso al virus del SIDA

Viriones de VIH-1 (en verde) ensamblándose en la superficie de un linfocito. Imagen: C. Goldsmith. Fuente: CDC/Wikipedia.<p>Un equipo multidisciplinar …

SwiftKey 4.3, The Smartphone & Tablet Android Keyboard Software, Exits Beta & Adds Canadian English

SwiftKey 4.3, the latest version of the word-prediction Android keyboard, is coming out of beta today to land on Google Play for general download — as a paid app for new users, or a free update for existing users. <b>Update:</b> SwiftKey 4.3 has now hit Google Play — where it currently costs £1.49 in the …

Roku LT (2013) review: The best budget streaming-video box - CNET

MSRP: $49.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Roku LT</b> offers nearly the full Roku experience for $50. More than 1,000 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, and Vudu. It also has cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie …

Roku

Google Nexus 5 review: A Nexus with power, potential, and the right price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Google Nexus 5</b> has LTE for multiple carriers, a sleek and solid build, and an excellent price. It makes crystal-clear calls, battery life is long, and integration of Google Now is deep and wide.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Nexus 5's screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under …

Phones

Here’s how LG’s self-healing G Flex smartphone could work

LG is set to release its latest smartphone, the G Flex, in Korea next month. It will be the first phone to feature a vertically curved screen designed to fit the contours of a face and, more remarkably, a self-healing coating on the back cover.<p>This step into self-healing smartphones shouldn’t come …

World Economic Forum

25 alimentos para aplanar tu estómago

Las hormiguitas de Sport Life han trabajado bien durante el invierno con buena alimentación y ejercicio y ahora llega el momento de quitarse las …

Huawei overtakes LG in smartphone market share during Q3

Need proof that China is a crucial smartphone market? Strategy Analytics is more than happy to oblige. It just posted third quarter global market share estimates showing that Huawei has overtaken LG since the Q2 report, claiming third place with 5.1 percent of sales. This isn't the first time that …

Neurocam uses brainwaves to trigger hands-free photos, straps an iPhone to your head (video)

Neurocam uses brainwave sensors similar we've already seen in moving cat ears and TV navigation, but this time hooks up with your smartphone camera. This prototype, demoed at last week at Japan's Human Sensing 2013 conference, gauges your interest on a scale of zero to 100, and if your brainwave …

Metabolism gene mutations can cause childhood obesity, find scientists

Scientists have discovered that defects in a single gene can cause a rare but severe form of obesity by disrupting the body's ability to burn calories.<p>The study is the first to show that genetics can play a role in what many had long suspected: that some people put on weight more easily than others …

La salud de personas obesas determinada por su flora intestinal

Una nueva investigación muestra que existe una <b>relación entre la riqueza bacteriana del intestino y la susceptibilidad a complicaciones médicas</b> …

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

Knives

Descubren clave para crear vacuna universal contra la gripe

• Ciencia<br>• Salud<p>Científicos del Imperial College de Londres, han dado un importante paso en el desarrollo de una vacuna universal que proteja contra …

Desarrollan implante craneal transparente para ver directamente al cerebro

Un equipo de científicos de la Universidad de California, Riverside, desarrollaron <b>un implante transparente para el cráneo</b> que se podría considerar …

Transforman piel en células del sistema nervioso

<b>Científicos en Estados Unidos lograron convertir de forma directa células de la piel en los principales componentes celulares del sistema nervioso.</b><p>En el experimento, llevado a cabo en ratones, los investigadores de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Stanford, California, no tuvieron que …

Convierten células de la piel en músculo cardíaco

<b>Científicos en Israel crearon en el laboratorio nuevo tejido cardíaco a partir de células madre de la piel para reparar daños en el corazón.</b><p>Eventualmente, el objetivo de la técnica será tratar a pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca utilizando sus propias células.<p>Aunque la reprogramación de células …