Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create “a more information-driven species”. Yeah, it’s some pretty mind-bending stuff.…

Thigh Bone On Mars: Is It Proof Of Alien Life?

Since the beginning of time humans have looked up to the heavens and wondered if anything or anyone is looking back. Scientists have said that there could be life on other planets, but most people want to know if there…

Google’s Anti-Aging Company Calico Gets A Website

As you may recall, Google announced the formation of a new company called Calico lat fall, aimed at studying aging and its effects on health and well-being (or as some us put it, keeping us from dying). SFGate discovered (via…

Black Hole Theory to Supplant Big Bang?

While the big bang theory seems simple enough – the universe exploded forth from a single point due to ever-increasing temperatures and extreme pressure and has been expanding ever since – it is anything but. Since the 1920s, the big…

Star Trek Holodeck Gets a Step Closer to Reality

The Star Trek franchise has given us a vision of the future that looks pretty bright, for the most part. Aside from tangling with the occasional Borg cube, genetically-engineered Mexican Sikh, or omniscient smart-ass, things are almost utopian. And there…

Migraine Headaches, Be Gone: Old And New Treatments

There’s something about chronic pain that’s a bit… how should I put it… soul sucking. And migraines definitely rank up there as a day (or week or life) ruiner. It’s easy for the uninformed folk to wonder how big of…

Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates

The concept of implanting birth control that lasts for years is nothing new, but the idea of implanting remote-controlled birth control that can work for a decade and a half sure is. But if things go according to plan, that…

Sunblock You Can Drink: Is It Worth The Hype?

“I’d like my sunblock shaken – not stirred.” Actually, shaking is kind of what the drinkable sunscreen called UV Neutralizer Harmonized Water claims to do – shaking your body’s molecules, that is. By sipping a few milliliters before relaxing by…

Allergy Treatments: From Pharmacy To Self-Hypnosis

Feeling like the respiratory spasmodic little dude from Snow White this summer? While that anticipated pollen vortex was not nearly as unpleasant as expected, we may not be out of the woods – so to speak. Experts concede that the…

Probiotics: Not As Beneficial As You Might Think

Probiotics are the good, positive bacteria inside our bodies that help with digestion. For a bacteria to be considered “probiotic,” there needs to be evidence of its health benefits when taken in adequate amounts. “Digestive health is really the only…