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Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

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 …

How to Make Perfect Apple Pie

With everything you could ever want in an apple pie—Buttery, flaky crust, tart and juicy apples, and sweet, warm holiday spice—this pie is simply …

Sautéed Green Beans With Mushrooms and Caramelized Cipollini Onions Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Recipe can be made-ahead through step 3 and refrigerated until ready to serve. To serve, combine beans, mushrooms, and onions in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until hot.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: Sautéed Green Beans With Mushrooms and Caramelized Cipollini …

"Pot-Stuck" Brussels Sprouts

• 1/2 pound medium-sized Brussels sprouts, quartered<br>• 2 tablespoons to 3 extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1/4 cup finely diced onion<br>• 1/2 lemon<br>• 1 pinch salt, to taste<p>Bring a pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Blanch your Brussels sprouts for 30 seconds, drain, and dry thoroughly.<br>• The key to getting a good char on …

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The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

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The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Can you catch a yawn off a wild animal?

It's well-known that yawning is contagious. Dogs will even respond to a yawning owner by producing a yawn of their own, thought to be an indication they are capable of cross-species empathy. But what about the other way round? What does it mean if you catch a yawn off a wild animal like a lion?

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Neutrophils: A better way to diagnosis meningitis?

Abnormalities in two particular types of white blood cells called neutrophils may be key to more accurate and earlier diagnosis of deadly bacterial …

Butter Toffee Candy Bar Shots in Edible Chocolate Shot Glasses

I can hardly believe we're sailing into November this week! As we cruise into these major holiday months, my attention is turned toward entertaining. …

A Night With The World's Greatest Robot Bartenders

With robots and alcohol together, what could possibly go wrong?<p>Revelers sipped into the future last weekend at BarBot 2013.75. The event, part of Bay Area Science Week, gathered the greatest in cocktail robotics in a basement event space in downtown San Francisco. This recent exhibition spread over …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro

Posted by<p>Art Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>Traditional photography with actual cameras has gone way of the handy camera we all have on our smartphones. …

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20 Things Every Girl Dating In Her 20s Should Know

Last week, the viral hub Buzzfeed ran 27 Things Every Girl In Her Twenties Should Really Have By Now, a listicle that pretty much reduced women in …

The FDA Has Approved The First Artificial Pancreas

An easier way for diabetics to control their insulin intake<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its first "artificial pancreas" to automatically control the insulin levels of diabetics. (You know, before the shutdown furloughed almost half of its staff.)<p>The hormone insulin controls …

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New app being tested to spot California whales so ships can avoid them

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Marine biologists have begun testing a smartphone application that would allow boaters and conservationists to identify whales outside San Francisco Bay so ships can avoid striking the endangered mammals.<p>Whale Spotter, the app developed by Conserve.IO, will be used to map …

New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …

This Is The Fastest Zero-Emission Motorcycle

The Mission R gives gas guzzlers a run for their money.<p>Two years ago, engineers at Mission Motors, a California electric-vehicle manufacturer, set their prototype loose at the 2.238-mile Laguna Seca Raceway. The bike clocked a lap time of 1:31.3, nearly 13 seconds faster than any other electric …

The Nerdiest Places To Explore On Google Street View

Particle accelerators, space shuttles, natural wonders. Virtual tourism panders to the nerds.<p>Google Maps has just added perhaps the nerdiest of locations to Street View, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. For those of us who can't actually go to Geneva and explore the underground tunnels of the …

Life Beyond The Words "I Don't Love You Anymore"

It was the year 2000 and I was facing one of the worst periods of my life. In less than two years I'd lost both my father and grandfather. Thrown …

The Heart Wants What It Wants, Even When It Hurts

It always started this way, with a three word text message and the awaited response. It would come from either of us, out of the blue and then we …

Darwin Wasn't A Complete Chauvinist After All

The man who once called having a wife "better than a dog, anyhow" expressed far more egalitarian views in his private letters.<p>The annals of scientific history are filled with brilliant men who, when push came to shove, weren't exactly super nice guys. Renown evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin, …

Stephen Hawking: brain could exist outside body

Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale.<p>Speaking at the premiere of a documentary film about his life, the theoretical physicist said: "I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is …

In every whale's earwax is a record of its lifetime exposure to pollutants

Scientists have developed a new method for learning all sorts of interesting things about whales by studying their earwax<p>In addition to the amazing revelation that whales have earwax, we learn that a team of researchers in the US has published a paper detailing a new method that they developed for …

10 Things I Learned During My First 3 Years of Running

1. It gets easier<p>I don't mean the runs themselves are always easy, but running gets easier. It's so much easier to lace up my shoes and head out now …

What Does A Star Sound Like?

Assuming you could withstand the heat<p>Observing a star up close (putting aside for a moment how you'd get there or withstand its heat) is probably like sitting beside an enormous silent fire. Sounds—which are simply pressure variations in a medium such as air or water—can't propagate in the vacuum …

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Cooking With Friends: a Twist on the Dinner Party

We've found that the art of entertaining takes some practice. Despite our best intentions, we many times find ourselves racing the clock until the …

Make Your Own Wallpaper With Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

I finally finished up one of my projects that I had in the works. I truthfully had no idea it was going to take as long as it did. I thought it would …