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Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

This Synthetic Cartilage Can Give Arthritis Sufferers a Full Range of Motion

<b>Innovator</b> David Ku<b><br>Age</b> 61<br>Professor of mechanical engineering and engineering entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech; surgeon<p><b>Form and function</b><br>Cartiva …

Arthritis

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

Humanity

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a string …

Smart Electric Bike Made with Portable Battery

Noordung reveals an elegant handmade electric bike. Having a vintage and a modern look through its leather Brooks saddle and its frame in carbon …

Electric Bikes

An epidemic of bullying doctors is threatening both nurses and patient

In Maryland, a surgeon yelled, "Are you stupid or something?" at a nurse and hurled a bloody surgical sponge at him. A surgeon threw a scalpel at a Virginia nurse, who told me, "He was angry because I didn't have a rare piece of equipment he needed, so he endangered me and several others by …

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

Psychology

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as new languages like Apple Swift start to make a splash.<p>Here …

Artists

15 Things Therapists Actually Want You To Know

Don't worry, they won't Google you or say hi to you at the bar.<p><i>Therapy can be mysterious and intimidating, especially if you don't know what to expect. So BuzzFeed Health spoke with three psychologists who all have extensive experience with psychotherapy: Stephanie Smith, Ph.D., clinical</i> …

Huge Hole Found in the Universe

The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise.<p>The hole is nearly a billion …

Astrophysics

Using Light To Simulate Time Travel

While the idea of time travel gives rise to discussions of topics ranging from science fiction to ethics, understanding the possible effects of time travel gives us a better grasp of the foundations of general relativity and quantum theory. Most work in the area has focused on the theoretical …

Quantum Mechanics

How Transcendental Meditation Taught Me to Take Risks

Image by John Kelsey<p>Transcendental meditation is having a moment. Everyone from Hugh Jackman to Oprah is an avid fan. Even Wall Street is paying attention, with Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund, not only practicing Transcendental Meditation daily, but insisting his …

Researchers built an algorithm that will create diets that work for you

Your blood-sugar levels will both spike, but to different degrees depending on your genes, the bacteria in your gut, what you recently ate, how recently or intensely you exercised, and more.<p>The spikes, formally known as "postprandial glycemic responses" or PPGR, are hard to forecast since two …

Diabetes

These Are the Most Spectacular Nature Photos of the Year

The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.<p>These inspiring nature …

Einstein's Unfinished Dream: Marrying Relativity to the Quantum World

<i>Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, the U.S.' largest Large Hadron Collider research institution. He also</i> …

Physics

Quantum computing breakthrough: Engineers manage to write quantum code to silicon chip

Engineers have been able to successfully write the quantum version of a computer code to a silicon chip for the very first time – a breakthrough that …

Quantum Mechanics

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

The 'Hoverboard' Scooter<p><b>Developed by multiple brands</b> <i><br>Buy here</i><p>Part Segway, part skateboard, the self-balancing scooter—generally known as a hoverboard, …

A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

<i>One of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics is entanglement, because two entangled particles affecting each other across vast distances seems to</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Maybe medical school applications should come with a warning label

409 Shares<p>I did some pretty crazy things to get into medical school (don’t worry Mom, nothing illegal). For several years before applying I became a …

What It's Like to Date When You're a Porn Star

There are three cardinal rules for dating a sex worker. Don't break them.<p>My relationship with Sam started in a strip club.<p>I'd been dancing at The Crazy Russian for about six months, and all my college friends were incredibly supportive. So much so that they would regularly come in for an …

Relationships

Dome Apple Watch And iPhone Charging Dock (video)

Defined, based in Santa Ana California, has created a very stylish minimalist Apple Watch and Apple iPhone dock which offers something a little …

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

'Light field' camera maker Lytro announces professional VR video rig

Camera maker Lytro drew our attention three years ago with what it called "light field" photography. Instead of focusing at a specific depth, its camera would capture everything in range of its finder, so you could do things like pick a focus <i>after</i> taking the picture. It was a fascinating …

Augmented Reality

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease.<p>Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain.<p>Pischea was diagnosed …

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Cure for chronic pain found: World first as patient fitted with permanent spinal cord implant

Doctors perform world-first treatment for chronic pain, fitting an implant which could reduce reliance on painkillers and may help people with Parkinson’s disease<p>Doctors in Australia have carried out a pioneering procedure to treat chronic pain, fitting a permanent spinal cord implant which can …

These Are the Best Wildlife Photographs of 2015

London’s Natural History Museum has just published the winners of its prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition — and the images are …

The 9 Most WTF Sex Toys Ever

Definitely NSFW (and Probably Not Safe For Life, Either)