Our skin’s mysterious sense of smell may one day be the answer to wound repair

10.07.2014 [19:46]
Of all the five senses, our sense of smell is arguably the most taken for granted. Often, we don’t even realize that we can smell until we get a whiff of something we wish we hadn’t. According to a new study from Germany, our noses aren’t the only part of our bodies capable of smelling. Apparently, our skin has scent receptors ...

Skin's ability to 'smell' seems to help it heal itself

10.07.2014 [11:41]
How does your skin smell? Pretty well, as it turns out, thanks to receptors dotted all over you. What's more, they could help you heal. There are more than 350 types of olfactory receptors in the nose, tuned to different scents. About 150 are also found in internal tissues such as those of the heart, liver and ...

LG's child-tracking bracelet stokes parental fears

10.07.2014 [11:08]
Korean firm’s new wearable device uses GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile internet to track a user's location in real time. LG has unveiled a new tracking device for children that allows parents to locate them in real time using a smartphone or tablet app. ...

Giant mushroom tower sprouts at MoMA PS1

09.07.2014 [13:58]
A giant building made of mushrooms and corn has sprouted in Queens at MoMA PS1 as part of the annual Young Architects Program, co-sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art and PS1. As reported by the New York Times, the tower, titled Hy- ...

Ancient dinosaur DNA may hold key to cure cancer, other human diseases

09.07.2014 [11:37]
The DNA of dinosaurs could unlock the key to a powerful method of healing for humans. According to reports, researchers from Manchester University have discovered evidence while examining ancient dinosaur fossils. Lead researcher Professor Phil Manning, along with colleagues, studied the fossilised ...

GE device measures the calories on your plate

09.07.2014 [11:22]
Low-energy microwaves can tell you the caloric content of food, providing a more accurate estimate of what is on your plate. Self-tracking devices like the Fitbit do a fair, if imperfect, job at measuring how much you move and then inferring how many calories you’ve burned in a day ...

Scientists translate the meaning behind chimpanzee gestures

07.07.2014 [14:55]
Scientists have decoded for the first time the meanings of chimpanzee gestures. Researchers at the University of St Andrews observed the behaviors of more than 80 wild chimps in Uganda. They found that the animals use 66 gestures, from arm raises to ground slaps to foot stomps, to communicate 19 meanings. When one chimp taps ...

Roman Coliseum Facts Reveal How Colossal Building Was Exploited

07.07.2014 [14:54]
This article will acquaint you with some outstanding Roman coliseum facts but before heading forward in this regard, let’s have a look at what the term ‘Roman coliseum’ actually stands for. The word Roman reveals classical era, while the term coliseum is used for a large building of stadium with spacious field/arena, utilized either for sporting events, execution, or entertainment in the Roman era. Though ...

Are you too good-looking to get sick? From high blood pressure to asthma, research says looks affect our risk of illness

05.07.2014 [17:05]
Attractive people are less likely to get tinnitus — and asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure, according to new research. The more physically attractive men and women are rated, the more unlikely they are to suffer from a wide range of health problems, from high cholesterol to depression. ...

Ocean on Saturn Moon Could be as Salty as the Dead Sea

05.07.2014 [14:42]
Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Earth's Dead Sea. ...

Colony of insects help scientists develop new strains of antibiotics in fight against superbugs

05.07.2014 [12:22]
A colony of ants could help scientists develop a new strain of antibiotics to help fight the growing global menace of resistant superbugs. Prime Minister David Cameron has today warned that the world could be plunged back into the 'dark ages of medicine' because of lack of new antibiotics. Bacteria is becoming increasingly ...

Plants can ‘hear’ themselves being eaten

05.07.2014 [12:00]
Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, in a collaboration that brings together audio and chemical analysis ...

The new superorganism taking over Earth

04.07.2014 [19:13]
In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but the entire Universe. I’d like to introduce another. It’s a new creature who emerged only in recent decades. But it’s a creature who is already as influential over life on the planet as the phytoplankton or ...

The Yepzon kids tracking device keeps your kids safe from dangers

04.07.2014 [12:41]
Kids will be kids – curious, adventurous and precocious. It is their job as little humans to want to explore and see more of the world. That doesn’t mean that we as parents will ever stop worrying about them. Everyday we hear a new horror story about a kid going missing! Make sure you know exactly where your kid is at all times ...

Controversial scientist recreates pandemic flu virus that killed 500,000 people

03.07.2014 [20:46]
A controversial researcher who in the past had replicated the deadly Spanish flu of 1918 has done it again, this time cooking up in his lab an especially resilient strain of the H1N1 virus. Dr Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of virology at University of Wisconsin at Madison, has ...

Windows 9 will be all desktop unless you have a tablet

03.07.2014 [20:07]
Microsoft is targeting Windows 8.x refuseniks with desktop friendly changes in Project Threshold, the operating system that is expected to become Windows 9, unless of course, the marketing team decides to give it a new name to distance it from its latest offering. ...

Cassini at Saturn: 10 Years of Amazing Planetary Science and More to Come

03.07.2014 [18:18]
The Cassini mission to Saturn has been one of the most successful and exciting in all of space exploration history. understanding of the Saturnian system, which is like another entire “Having a healthy, long-lived spacecraft at Saturn has afforded us a precious opportunity. By having a decade there with Cassini, we have been privileged to witness never-before- ...

Windows Threshold: The modern UI takes a backseat for desktop users

03.07.2014 [13:13]
Microsoft is hard at work on the next major update to Windows and we don’t mean Update 2. Threshold, as it is currently known, is a wave of updates coming to Windows and other platforms; much like how Blue brought new features across ...

Classic books become London benches

03.07.2014 [10:37]
Literary classics ranging from Peter Pan to The Day of the Triffids are being celebrated in a series of colourful illustrated benches. Designed by artists and writers to look like open books, the 50 seats have been placed around London ...