SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
ONE-THIRD OF NEW HEROIN USERS BECOME DEPENDENT ON IT
Every day, an estimated 300 to 520 people in the U.S.
, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
WHY YOU SHOULD SPEND TIME DOING NOTHING, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE
Technology disturbs our leisure time, our family time – even our consciousness.
WE’VE REACHED A NEW LEVEL IN BIONICS: ARTIFICIAL LIMBS WE FORGET ARE ARTIFICIAL
A new amputation technique can give people a more realistic sense of feeling.
FACEBOOK WILL START MAKING ITS OWN AI CHIPS TO STOP VIOLENT LIVESTREAMS
The network wants to eliminate the delay between when a violent livestream begins and when the system takes it down.
ACCELEROMETER VS. GYROSCOPE: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Many different sensory devices are used to determine the position and orientation of an object.
THE OLDEST-KNOWN TREE IN EUROPE IS HAVING A GROWTH SPURT
Perched high on a cliff in southern Italy, a bone-white pine tree has watched the Renaissance come and go, seen dozens of wars rage and resolve, and stood by as thousands of less-persistent organisms lived and died on the rocky slopes below.
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE NEED NEW CORNEAS. NOW WE CAN 3D PRINT THEM.
Damaged corneas can cause vision problems or even blindness. We could soon have a new way to help people get new ones.
ÖTZI THE ICEMAN WAS A HEART ATTACK WAITING TO HAPPEN
If a modern heart doctor could give medical advice to the iceman Ötzi — the man who was preserved as a mummy in the Alps — it would be this: Stop eating so much fatty meat and consider taking medications that lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
FUTURE SPACE TOURISTS MIGHT HAVE TO TRAIN BEFORE THEIR TRIPS
Space travel is rough on the body.
GLASSES WEARERS REALLY ARE MORE INTELLIGENT - IT'S IN THE GENES
It may seem merely a cliche born of centuries of educated people straining their eyes in dimly-lit libraries, but new genetic research suggests those who wear glasses really are more intelligent.