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Inventor Called 'Bill Gates of Home Repair' Dies at 96

Think "inventor," and Thomas Edison's name will likely come to mind. But German creator Artur Fischer had a handful more patents to his name (over 1,100) than the famous US inventor (1,093), earning him a lifetime achievement award from the European Patent Office. That prolific production came to...

Watch: Barley can help improve blood sugar levels and reduce appetite

WATCH AND USE ANIMATED EXPLAINER VIDEO: A recent study from Lund University in Sweden shows that barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and risk for diabetes. Show More Summary

Perimeter Public Lecture: How we’re harnessing neutron stars

Learn why dying stars are so fascinating, in our live-stream of the latest Perimeter Public Lecture today at 7 pm ET The post Perimeter Public Lecture: How we’re harnessing neutron stars appeared first on

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (30 January 2016)

Sign up for The Ed’s Up—a weekly newsletter of my writing plus some of the best stuff from around the Internet.   Top picks From me at the Atlantic: We’re the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why No, Really, Other Animals Don’t Have Chins To Lions, Zebras Are Mostly Gray Ninja Eagles On […]

Extra sperm analysis could help involuntarily childless couples

New research findings from Lund University, Sweden show that a simple analysis of chromosomal breaks in sperms can help guide choice of fertility treatment and, thereby, increase chances of successful assisted reproduction for involuntary...Show More Summary

Docs Bring Back 'Miracle' Man Frozen in Snow

When Don Smith found his son, Justin, lying in a McAdoo, Pa., snowbank on Feb. 21, 2015, after Justin had tried to walk home from a bar the night before, it was a terrible sight. "I remember holding him," the elder Smith said in tears Monday, per the Morning Call...

The merits of moonshot thinking

They're extremely expensive. Some are destined to fail. But the benefits of so-called 'moonshots' outweigh the risk. The post The merits of moonshot thinking appeared first on

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