Thomas Wynn

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A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

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 …

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Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

There Are 2 End-Credit Scenes In The 'Thor' Sequel — Here's What They Mean For Future Marvel Films

If you're heading out to see the "Thor" sequel this weekend, stay around after the film is over for not one, but two extra scenes.<p>Don't make the mistake of leaving after the first end-credit scene — you won't miss much — but there is a brief, second one after ALL of the credits roll.<p>This isn't …

Here Are The Five Big Reasons Obamacare Is Changing People's Insurance Premiums

The fight we've been having for the last week over the president's broken "If you like your health plan, you can keep it" promise has not been very informative.<p>To hear liberals tell it, this is mostly a story of people losing their grip on "junk insurance." If people are paying more, it's because …

Leading the fight for states' rights

From behind his desk in Topeka, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach exerts an influence on states’ issues far beyond the borders of his own.<p>The Harvard-, Yale- and Oxford-educated lawyer, former constitutional law professor and ex-chief immigration law adviser to Attorney General John Ashcroft …

HHS brings in Verizon to help HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON — The international telecommunications company Verizon has been tasked with helping the government fix the federal health exchange, USA TODAY has learned.<p>An informed source in the telecommunications industry said Verizon's Enterprise Solutions division has been asked by the Department of …

Capitalist democracy doesn’t pay a living wage

Politicians like D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray are more eager to appease big ticket retailers than their constituents<p>If Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray signs a bill mandating big retailers pay a living wage, he’ll do more than raise workers’ remuneration.<p>He’ll establish a potent precedent for powerful …