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Jun 29, 2015

The Crazy Science Behind Self/less’ Consciousness Transfer

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In the new movie Self/Less, Ben Kingsley is dying of cancer, so he gets his mind placed into a younger body—that of Ryan Reynolds. You’ve seen this kind of “re-sleeving” before in novels like Altered Carbon, but is it scientifically possible? Here’s a brand new exclusive featurette that says… maybe.

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Jun 29, 2015

Africa Is Going To Be Polio-Free Soon

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After years of frustrating pushback, Africa may soon be able to declare itself polio-free.

The disease that affects mostly children under 5 and can lead to irreversible paralysis, has been all but wiped out in Africa — except for in Nigeria. There, religious leaders often interfered with vaccination campaigns, but thanks to increased efforts, the country hasn’t seen a new polio case since July of last year, NPR’s Goats and Soda reported.

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Jun 28, 2015

California Assembly passes mandatory vaccine bill

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California’s Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Jun 27, 2015

17 Legal Brain Enhancing Drugs That Will Expand Your Consciousness

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Interest in Nootropics has grown exponentially over recent years within the health conscious communities and is still a trend moving upwards as I write this. Nootropics are essentially smart drugs that can be bought over the counter or online at retail prices below $50. The majority of Nootropics are cognitive enhancers, that is they are…

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Jun 25, 2015

The Living, Breathing ‘Human on a Chip’ Is Coming

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Researchers are combining human cells and polymers to make a very trippy contraption for medical testing.

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Jun 23, 2015

FDA Approves BrainPort, Device That Allows The Blind To ‘See’ With Their Tongues

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The FDA-approved BrainPort V100 translates visual images into vibrations that can be felt on the tongue to help users better understand their surroundings.

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Jun 23, 2015

The ‘smart’ insulin patch that might one day replace injections for diabetic patients

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Good news for diabetics.

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Jun 23, 2015

Micro-tentacles for tiny robots can handle delicate objects like blood vessels

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We are quickly approaching the point at which medical (and industrial) nanotech lives up to the hype!

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Jun 23, 2015

Why Scientists Have Been Scared of Space Germs for Almost 50 Years

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The 1967 Outer Space Treaty was one of the few things the U.S. and the Soviet Union managed to agree on at the height of the Cold War. Among other things, it forbid both nations from bringing space microbes back to Earth, or spreading Earth germs to other planets.

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Jun 22, 2015

Top 10 Implantable Wearables Soon To Be In Your Body — Laurenti de’ Medici WT Vox

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wearable implants

Wearables. A growing trend with very soon to have their “moment in the sun” but I am a firm believer that wearable technology is simply a transition technology. Technology must and will soon move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us. That is the future of wearables, the next big frontier.

Here we have top 10 implantable technologies rapidly growing, soon to be part of your life (and your body) Read more