Trina Roggenkamp

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How Jellyfish, Nanobots and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal

We spoke to the world's leading experts in the field of human life extension to get an update on how close we are to living forever.<p>Dr Chris Faulkes is standing in his laboratory, tenderly caressing what looks like a penis. It's not his penis, nor mine, and it's definitely not that of the only …

10 Superfoods To Stock Up On During Pregnancy

There's nothing like finding out you're pregnant to encourage better eating habits. After all, your body is going through big changes, and both you …

Former US Postal Service Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing $443,000 in Checks

At least some Pennsauken, New Jersey, residents didn't receive their tax refunds in 2014, courtesy of veteran postman Earl Champagne, pleaded guilty …

Corruption

Three ways artificial intelligence is helping us save nature

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>When you think of artificial intelligence, the first image that likely comes to mind is one of sentient robots that walk, talk, and emote like humans. But there’s a different kind of AI that’s becoming prevalent in nearly all of the sciences. It’s known as machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's What Weddings Looked Like the Year You Were Born

Sleep-Wake Cycle Controlled by Salts in the Brain

<b>Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a</b> …

Neuroscience

Why your cat is so weird, explained by an actual scientist

Fort Bragg soldier charged with rape of fellow soldier

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a fellow soldier, police said Saturday.<p>Johnathan Simpson, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery, according to Fayetteville, North …

Fort Bragg

Gene-trification? Inside the Brooklyn lab where you can splice your own DNA

The biohacking movement has created a wealth of options for hobbyist scientists. In Brooklyn, a DIY lab offers a place for the curious to dabble<p>On a crowded stretch of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, on the seventh floor of a building gentrification forgot, is a place where you can dabble in genetic …

Teacher Suspended After Playing Human Centipede 2 for Class

And you thought <i>your</i> high school experience sucked: Some unlucky (or maybe lucky, depending on their feelings toward gross-out B-movies) students at a …

High School

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Consciousness

Think Positive: Proven Tools for Lifting Out of a Bad Mood

It might seem in the midst of a bad mood that there’s not much you can do to change it. You feel lousy and the last happy moment you had is hardly at …

The 12 "Dirtiest" Foods in the Produce Aisle

The top offender changed for the first time in years.<p>Every year since 2004, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a "Dirty Dozen" list that ranks the most popular fruits and vegetables based on their pesticide residue levels. By analyzing pesticide residue data from more than 35,000 …

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

Oil companies' coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.<p>In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industry. …

5 DIY games and crafts for rainy days when you're locked inside

April showers bring a whole lot of time locked inside with the kids. Still, there's a silver lining to this cloud: Meredith Sinclair joined TODAY to share activities that are pretty much guaranteed to keep them from getting bored.<p>Each of these fun rainy-day games is not only a good time, but …

Crafting

'Promised Land' Is An Illustrated LGBT Children's Book

"Once upon a time in a land not so far away; There was a place where no one cared if you were straight or gay..." are words taken from a new …

Children's Book Review: Never Missing, Never Found by Amanda Panitch. Random House, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-553-50764-5

Never Missing, Never Found<p>Amanda Panitch. Random House, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-553-50764-5<p>Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Contreras is excited about …

Star

Latest<p>‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Featured a Classic Ant-Man Enemy Cameo<p>Ant-Man and the Wasp 11 minutes ago<p>Ant-Man and the Wasp<p>'Luke Cage' Star Mike …

The Walking Dead

'We're ready,' Microsoft says about Xbox One-PS4 cross-play

An Xbox boss has come out to say again that Microsoft has the technological pieces in place to support Xbox One-PlayStation 4 cross-play and now all that's left to do is sort out the politics of the mater.<p>ID@Xbox Europe boss Agostino Simonetta told Eurogamer that, as we've heard before, Psyonix's …

Amazon Drone Patent Means You May Never Have To Leave Your House Again

Planned delivery system is machines almost all the way down<p>For many, drone delivery was a novelty until Amazon jumped into the game. With a much-hyped concept video, Amazon provided a straightforward image of robot postmen, bringing packages to customers on demand. Amazon filed the patent for the …