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Mind-control device lets people alter genes in mice through power of thought

Volunteers in experiment successfully send signal to implant in mouse through brainwaves picked up by wireless headset<p>Scientists have created a mind-control system that allows a person to alter the genes in a mouse through the power of thought alone.<p>The approach fuses the latest advances in …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

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Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

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A Hundred Years Old Today, the Panama Canal Is About to Get a Lot Bigger

To accommodate today's oceangoing behemoths, the canal is getting a $6 billion makeover.<p>Even after a century of constant use and the passage of more than a million ships, the great steel gates of the Miraflores locks, at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, still swing open with the precision …

Dust from beyond our solar system fell to Earth from space probe

Detectors dropped off by the Stardust probe in 2006 carried particles that may have originated in interstellar space<p>It could be the most exotic material on the planet. Seven particles of dust brought back to Earth by a spacecraft nearly a decade ago appear to have come from beyond our solar …

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APOD: Saturn's Swirling Cloudscape (2014 Aug 06)<br>Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …