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First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

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How close are we to getting superpowers?

What would your superpower be? If it's x-ray vision, your dream could be a step closer to reality. Next month, at a technology conference in Hong Kong, Dina Katabi, an MIT professor, will present her "Wi-Vi" device, which uses a low-power wi-fi signal to track people moving behind walls. A range of …

Are two heads better than one? The psychology of Pacific Rim

What is it like to be a bat? That was the question posed in 1974 by the noted American philosopher Thomas Nagel. Nagel argued that if you were somehow able to transport yourself into the mind of a bat, you still wouldn't really know what it's like to <i>be</i> a bat; you would only have the experience of …

The 10 Weirdest-Named Shark Species

Happy Shark Week! In honor of the One True American Holiday (all other holidays are less true, due to lower shark content), I spent about an hour reading about sharks on Wikipedia. Important findings from a solid morning's research: sharks often have weird names. For example: the birdbeak dogfish. …

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Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

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BMW says M and i do not go together

There's word from top BMW executives that the automaker won't be mixing its i division with its M division, <i>Car Advice</i> reports<i>.</i> M division, which takes regular BMWs and makes them into formidable performance cars, and i division, which makes unique BMWs focused on fuel efficiency and sustainability, …

1997 Renault Sport Spider in Florida

This 1997 Renault Sport Spider is one of about only 1,800 ever built, none of which were offered stateside. There’s no real info in the ad, …

The Mind-Bending Science Of James Turrell's Art

Turrell, whose solo exhibit at the Guggenheim closes Wednesday, doesn't just play with the way our eyes work; he exploits how our mind processes images to reveal that at a fundamental level, everything we see is an illusion.<p>This has been the summer of James Turrell. In and out of the art world, …

Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

5 Awesome Photos Of Wild Animals In Action

Winners from the Zoological Society of London's Animal Photography Prize 2013.<p>Can the world ever have too many beautifully composed photographs of wildlife? Only correct answer: never ever. So without further ado, here are the winning images from the Zoological Society of London's second annual …

A Cyberpunk Skyscraper And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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Playful Anamorphic Illusions of Life-Size Picture Frames

<i>Anamorphoses</i> is a site-specific series by French street artists Ella & Pitr, who also go by Papier Peintres, that playfully transforms rundown spaces into colorful settings for people to pose in for a picture. The duo adds anamorphic illusions of picture frames throughout the space from interesting …

Articles about 7 modern homes texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside …

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's …

The Makeup Transformation That Blew 4,000 Minds

Photo: Via Povilas Staniulionis/Facebook.<p>We get a big kick out of the occasional Internet flare-ups that happen when someone posts a good ol' makeup …

Half-Drag Portraits Show the Before & After Transformations of NYC Drag Queens

New York-based photographer Leland Bobbé has put together a fascinating series of portraits that examine the idea of gender fluidity by showing New …

Realistic Oil Paintings by Alyssa Monks

The Art of Alyssa Monks.<p>Selected oil paintings by Alyssa Monks. The selection shows very realistic portrait paintings of bathing or showering women. …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Explaining invisibility: Tower Infinity in South Korea, and fish

<b>Plans have been unveiled in South Korea for a 450-metre skyscraper just outside Seoul (see computer image, right). But Tower Infinity is no ordinary building – it is intended to appear invisible. We asked expert Professor Ulf Leonhardt of the Weizmann Institute of Science to explain how objects can</b> …

Video Review: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Le Mans EditionA wolf in Woolf’s clothing

If you spy a Bentley on the road, odds are that it will be a Continental GT. It’s cool to spot an older car, and interesting to see a new sedan as …

Electric Brain Stimulation Helps Rats With Spinal Cord Injuries Walk

The discovery could hold promise for paralyzed patients.<p>Stimulating a set of neurons deep in the brain has allowed rats with severe spinal cord injuries to walk almost normally again, a group of Swiss researchers reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i> this week. The rats were not completely …

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The Continental: No AWD Aston Martins, Ford's Diesels, and the Mercedes V-class

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i>

Pixelstick brings programmable fun to light painting

<b>Want to be more creative with your light painting? Pixelstick is a row of programmable LEDs used to display images and patterns in long exposure</b> …

A Mobius Picnic Table And Other Amazing Images From This Week