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Dog Born Without Front Limbs Given 3D Printed Legs

Derby is a dog who was born with malformed front legs. Unsatisfied with the currently-available wheeled options to assist disabled dogs, Derby’s owner sought additional help. The result was a set o...

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Rise of the Machines: Downfall of the Economy?

Last Thursday night, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek 85th Anniversary Dinner. The party was held at the American Museum of Natural History, where Seth Meyers, the former Saturday Night Liv...

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Federal War On Medical Cannabis Ends After Decades Of Hard Work

Over the weekend Congress passed the “cromnibus,” an end of year federal spending bill designed to fund most of the government through 2015. The bill contains the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr medica...

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Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the "wonder material" graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron/ion transfer networks?...

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Americans Are Trading Sleep For Work, And It’s Literally Killing Us

Did you try to catch up on sleep this weekend? You're not alone. More than one third of American adults report getting less than 7 hours of sleep on weekdays, and many of them try to sleep extra-lo...

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Scientists have put a worm’s brain into a Lego robot’s body - and it works

When you think about it, the brain is really nothing more than a collection of electrical signals. If we can learn to catalogue those then, in theory, you can upload someone’s mind onto a computer,...

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CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS WALK OFF THE JOB TO PROTEST GARNER AND BROWN DECISIONS

On Thursday afternoon, minority staffers in Congress walked out in protest of grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Politico reports that at 3:30 p.m., eastern time, o...

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45 Arrested After Protests In Oakland

Police arrested 45 people Saturday in the hours after thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Francisco and Oakland in largely peaceful protests, joining in a national demonstration agai...

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A Ton of Tech Companies Just Came Out Against Net Neutrality

More than 60 huge tech companies including Intel, Qualcomm, Cisco, and IBM have written a letter to leaders in Congress and the FCC opposing net neutrality. The free and open internet isn't going t...

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Brick-laying Robot Is Here To End Human Masonry Jobs Forever

Construction Robotics (CR) was established in 2007 for the purpose of advancing the construction industry to includeConstruction Robotics Team robotic automation and other advanced technologies. ...

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Annual Income of Richest 100 People Enough to End Global Poverty Four Times Over

New Oxfam study shows that the richest 100 people can end poverty by giving just 25% of their annual income—less of their income than most pay in taxes. Because the ultra-rich use tax-loophol...

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Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Some scientists think humanity might be heading toward extinction, but others, like the founder of Harvard Business School’s Life Sciences Project, Juan Enriquez, believe that perhaps we are evolvi...

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Half Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck

"You get a check and then go home and pay your bills, and then you have to figure out how much money you have to get to work," said Ella Williams. She works in a restaurant, and hers is a refrai...

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Japan Releases Plans For Futuristic Underwater Cities By 2030

Do you think it’s possible for people to live in underwater cities? Although it may sound like an idea for a sequel to Christopher Nolan’s hit sci-fi film Interstellar, a Japanese construction firm...

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Face-sitting protest outside parliament against new porn rules

Sex workers and campaigners have gathered in front of parliament to protest against changes to UK pornography regulations. Organiser Charlotte Rose called the restrictions “ludicrous” and said t...

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