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Woman Has Her Skull Replaced With A 3-D-Printed Plastic One

The most significant skull prosthetic to date<p>A woman with a rare bone disorder has had much of the top of her skull replaced with a 3-D printed plastic piece, <i>Wired U.K.</i> reports. Three months later, she's symptom-free and back to work.<p>The woman's condition made her skull increase in thickness, …

FDA

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Do Insects Sleep?

Welcome to the third and final installment of my sleep series, in which I explore whether the organisms I talk about most on Our Modern Plagues sleep. I’ve already covered plants and microbes (which don’t actually sleep, but do have fascinating circadian behaviors). Next up: insects.<p>So, do insects …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

The Brain

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Free 'Crazy Taxi' sequel coming to iOS and Android later this year

Sega's eccentric, energetic, and exhilarating arcade classic <i>Crazy Taxi</i> is getting a new sequel this year, and it'll be free to play on iOS and Android. The new title, <i>Crazy Taxi: City Rush</i>, comes from the series' original creator and will be the first entry made specifically for mobile …

SimCity’s offline mode is in ‘final testing’

You can soon build a town in SimCity that lives off the grid. But in this case, “the grid” refers only to publisher Electronic Arts’ servers.<p>The next big update for the municipal-management title is in its final testing phase, according to developer Maxis. The company didn’t provide a specific time …

Video Game Sales Drop 11% In February

Video game software sales continue to slide despite new consoles from Microsoft and Sony.<p>February saw an 11% dip down to $328 million compared to last year, according to NPD data.<p>That the Xbox One and PS4 have not been able to boost software sales comes as little surprise. Neither system has …

The Medicine Buddha Use as A Feng Shui Cure

If you are fascinated with feng shui and enjoy the exploration of its numerous applications, you must have heard about the Medicine Buddha. Or at …

Olympic success: Is it genes or training?

Here’s a video from asapSCIENCE on which is more important to your athletic success, your genes or hard work.<p>Those Olympic athletes sure do train …

Selfless love turns off brain’s need for reward

Romantic love tends to light up the same reward areas of the brain that are activated by cocaine. But new research shows that selfless love—a deep …

Woman Forced to Marry Man-God with Tail

Via BoingBoing I discovered this intriguing tale (ahem, sorry) of a man with a 37cm "tail" in Banharat, West Bengal. 27-year old (or possibly 35-year old, according to various sources) Chandre Oraon claims to be an incarnation of Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god revered for his strength and devotion. …

Nuclear fusion reactions mark a 'milestone'

It took 192 lasers and a building big enough to contain three football fields, but physicists have finally produced a pair of nuclear fusion reactions that created more energy than was in the fuel to start with.<p>The reactions lasted less than a billionth of a second, and they released only a few …

Physics

Finally, Some Decent Medical Marijuana Cotton Candy

This is a video of serious medical marijuana patients 'Bud Master' and 'Bud Jesus' of The Dank City reviewing Kandy Care's THC infused cotton candy. …

What's The Environmental Cost Of The 2014 Winter Olympics?

So much for "no waste."<p>Athletic events are well underway at the 2014 Winter Olympics, which means that their environmental toll is halfway to forgotten.<p>When world athletes gathered for the 2012 Summer Games, host city London won praise for many of its sustainability efforts, such as the remarkably …

Winter Olympics

How to be a smarter reader | Oliver Burkeman

There's plenty of advice out there to help you read more – but what about how to get more from what you read? Here's how

Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River

Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.<p>Eriksen was searching for "microbeads," bits of plastic no bigger than salt grains that absorb toxins such as motor oil and insecticides as they tumble …

Are Militant Atheists Using Chemtrails to Poison the Angels in Heaven?

With the scourges of typhus, malaria and dengue fever raging through communities in the 1940s, the United States government did a curious thing. They …