Researchers in Finland and Estonia have developed a new technique that could help predict how soon you'll be kicking the proverbial bucket.
Scientists screened more than 17,000 samples looking for biomarkers, which are basically biological indicators of abnormalities that could result in an early death. They found four biomarkers — albumin, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, citrate and the
size of low-density lipoprotein particles, which indicated an overall
weakness of the body. While these molecules can be found in any person's blood,
the amount could help predict one's risk of dying within the next five years.
According to myth, Satoshi Nakamoto was the one who invented Bitcoin. But he disappeared for six years, and there are theories of who he really is but no one could track him down. Until Newsweek did just now.
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in an accident but didn't use that as an excuse to stop performing. He's pretty much an inspiration that nothing should stop you from doing what you love. Aspiring drummer Jason Barnes is also the same.
According to a new Apple patent published today, a feature would enable your mobile device to detect an emergency and alert the police when you can't. It sounds better than a lot of patents they've applied for!
Wello, the ultralight iPhone case has a new trick up its sleeve. It can measure your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and blood oxygen levels in a few seconds. To do that, just hold your phone in a specific way.
GIFs rule. They entertain. They give us a short glimpse of what we'll be checking out. GIFGIF is an interactive project by two students at the MIT Media Lab that catalogues moving images by emotion. Now you can look for a looping clip of whatever emotion a human might ever experience.
Is the toilet too far away? Are you in the pool? Cool, just let it all out, right? Wrong! Peeing in swimming pools may actually be hazardous to your health. Scientists have found when compounds in urine mix with chlorine, it forms chemicals that have been linked to respiratory effects in swimmers.
You're looking at Goodyear's unnamed concept on a standard SUV tire. It has a large central groove and it is supposed to improved rolling resistance by having a reduced contact patch with the road. The tire is strictly a concept now, and there's no intention of producing it yet.
Skiing is dangerous and a wipeout on the slopes could leave you seriously injured. Dainese has managed to make that slightly safer by fitting an airbag system into a jersey that doesn't look like it adds much bulk or weight to a skier's outfit.
Thinking of checking out some 6 seconds of heaven on Vine? The company announced in a blog post that they've decided to ban "explicit sexual content" from its offerings. They just don't want it going on in their vineyard.
Scientists have been working on ways to put carbon dioxide to good use. And just with a little electricity, they can transform the waste gas into raw material for making plastic bottles, antifreeze, fuel and more. Sounds like magic.
Moving out of your lousy neighborhood and into a better one? According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, relocating families to more affluent areas can cause children to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. This is especially true for boys. Case in point: Gossip Girl's Dan?
You're looking at some furious mini-rockets in the image above, and they're models of the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage engines. They were scaled down to 2 percent of the actual size of the flight hardware. Just a couple of toys you get when you're a NASA engineer.
With Bitcoin being so hot in the news right now, it really is hard to ignore the crypto-currency's popularity. Scotty321 is an obvious fan of the decentralized online money, and he's made a spoof in the style of Sh** Girls Say meme in "Stuff Bitcoin Fanatics Say".
Where you sit can influence how important or serious people take you. According to research, employers generally select candidates that sit in the middle and avoided people at the ends. We tend to unconsciously think those towards the middle are more important.
Dyson's bladeless fans aren't only aesthetically pleasing, they're actually functional. But after four years of the product, its Air Multiplier line is finally getting a major update. Dyson engineers were tinkering for a while on ways to make the fans quieter, or up to 75 percent quieter.
EDAG is a German design and engineering firm that has been working with most car manufacturers for the past four decades. Their latest concept this 3D-printed composite passenger cell that was apparently inspired by turtles.