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The Age of Neuroelectronics

Source: Wireheading Every so often, when some new scientific paper is published or new experiment revealed, the press pronounces the creation of the first bionic man—part human, part machine. Science fiction, they say, has become scientific reality; the age of … Continue reading

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Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

RT The US government has for the first time signed off on a large-scale experiment involving genetically modified crops, which will lead to biotech big shot Monsanto introducing an engineered corn seed across America from South Dakota to Texas. The … Continue reading

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Want sweet dreams? Now there’s an app for that

David Derbyshire Daily Mail Once, the only way you could supposedly influence your dreams was by regulating your cheese consumption before bed. These days, however, things are little more hi-tech. Scientists have invented a phone app they claim lets you … Continue reading

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First Genetically Modified Wheat To Be Introduced Into Commercial Market

Natasha Longo Prevent Disease Under the guise and typical argument for creating most genetically modified (GM) foods, a trial of GM wheat claimed to repel green flies and blackflies has begun, in the hopes for the industry that it will … Continue reading

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Studies Point to Pesticide as a Culprit in Decline in Bee Populations

Carl Zimmer The Ledger Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides played a part, but to date their experiments have yielded … Continue reading

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Naked face project: Women try no-makeup experiment

Kim Painter USA Today Molly Barker, 51, and Caitlin Boyle, 27, also have stopped styling their hair, painting their nails, wearing jewelry, donning high heels or shaving anything. They call it The Naked Face Project. Their mission: To go two … Continue reading

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Small town’s $1 experiment

Bryan Seymour Today Tonight The prospect of living a simple life, virtually rent-free, attracted thousands of applicants, but just five families were selected. Twelve months down the track, how is Trundle doing? “I was watching Today Tonight as I did … Continue reading

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Sexually Rejected Flies Turn to Booze

Sarah C.P. Williams Science NOW Offer a male fruit fly a choice between food soaked in alcohol and its nonalcoholic equivalent, and his decision will depend on whether he’s mated recently or been rejected by a female. Flies that have … Continue reading

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What is the Bystander Effect?

Kendra Cherry About.com The term bystander effect refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely … Continue reading

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New twist in antimatter mystery

Paul Rincon BBC News Physicists have taken a step forward in their efforts to understand why the Universe is dominated by matter, and not its shadowy opposite antimatter. A US experiment has confirmed previous findings that hinted at new phenomena … Continue reading

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