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Desktop 3D 'BioBot' printer builds functional human tissue

Mar. 8, 2015 | By Kira<p>Millenials, also known as Generation Y, or those born between the 1980s-2000s, are generally seen as a lazy and entitled, too …

To digitize a brain, first slice 2,000 times with a very sharp blade

The Digital Brain Library is part open science, part art project.<p>SAN DIEGO—As I stepped into the Brain Observatory, I didn’t really see what I …

Appointing Women To Company Boards Helps Avoid Scandals, Fraud, And Corruption

Companies that invest in gender diversity at high levels are less likely to fall prey to fraud, corruption, and other scandalous episodes, according …

Automakers Look in the Mirror, See Apple, Google Coming Up Fast

With names like Qoros and Apollo Vredestein and Rinspeed, the Geneva Motor Show brings out a mix of manufacturers and suppliers seldom seen at any other event of its kind. But two names – Apple and Google --while not actually at the show, made their presence felt especially keenly.<p>Traditional …

Warp in spacetime lets astronomers watch the same star explode four times

Thanks to a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured four images of the same supernova explosion.<p>For the …

Venezuela installs finger scanners in supermarkets

<b>Venezuela is due to begin installing about 20,000 fingerprint scanners at supermarkets across the country, as part of its introduction of rationing.</b><p>President Nicolas Maduro said the system would reduce food hoarding and panic buying.<p>Over the last year there have been long queues at supermarkets …

This is where distrust of science really comes from — and it’s not just your politics

Nearly every week, it seems, we get a new survey or study correlating people’s ideological beliefs with their views on science. Thus, we know that conservatives are more likely to doubt climate change and evolution, liberals are more likely to distrust nuclear power, and that both political camps …

China's Robot Dog Takes A Walk

It'll follow you anywhere!<p>Online videos have surfaced showing Chinese engineers testing, and playing around with, the latest Chinese walking robot. The Da Gou robot is a quadruped robotic "mule," akin to the U.S. military's "Big Dog" test robot, made by Boston Dynamics. Compared to wheeled …