Michael Zarcone

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The Power of Thinking: Can the Mind Affect Our Reality

<i>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the</i> …

Humans polluted with lead 8,000 years ago

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> The oldest evidence of lead pollution caused by humans has been discovered in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.<p>The discovery suggests …

Anthropology

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

Chopped: How Amputated Fingertips Sometimes Grow Back

When a kid lops off a fingertip with a cleaver or car door, there's a chance the end of the digit will grow back. The fingerprint will be gone, and the tip may look a bit strange. But the flesh, bone and nail could return.<p>Now biologists at New York University have figured out just how this …

All you need to know: June solstice 2017

It’s that beautiful time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere, when the June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer – is nearly upon us.<p>The …

Why Dolphins Make Us Nervous

What is it about dolphins? They have very, very big brains, and that makes we humans, whose brains are nothing to sniff at, nervous. We don't know what to make of them.<p>The latest example: On May 17 in India, the Ministry of Environment and Forests issued an order to all Indian states banning …

Antibiotic ship paint is leading to more superbugs

Antibiotics are being painted onto the hulls of ships to them clear of barnacles in a practice that is helping to drive the appearance of drug resistant bacteria, ministers from the world's richest nations have been warned.<p>The use of antibiotics by the shipping industry emerged at a high level …

Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Chicken-Less Eggs

The egg of the future may not involve a chicken at all. In fact, in the high-tech food lab at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco, the chicken-less egg substitute has already been hatched.<p>"We're trying to take the animal totally out of the equation," Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek …

Electric shock makes others look more attractive

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b> People judged faces as more attractive after their brains were stimulated with a weak electrical current.<p>Scientists say the results …

The Brain

Republicans Plan To Sue The Government Over NSA Spying

The details of the proposed legal action are still a little nebulous.<p>WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and a group of conservative House members announced plans to bring legal action against the government for large-scale surveillance the National Security Agency has been conducting at a press …