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Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Fishing

CRISPR, the gene-editing tech that's making headlines, explained in one graphic

A startlingly simply method for cutting and pasting DNA has been making waves lately.<p>Scientists and policymakers are meeting in Washington, DC December 1-3 to debate the use of CRISPR/Cas9, a tool that makes it possible to make changes to an organism's DNA almost as easily as cutting and …

Experts Discuss ‘Line We Must Not Cross’ in the Realm of Gene Editing

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering but not before the experts discuss its ethical implications in earnest.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around …

How to (Really) Engineer a Human Baby - MIT Technology Review

How would you engineer a baby? I mean really, actually do it.<p>Last April, Chinese researchers reported that they had tried genetically editing human …

Genetics

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

5 Hobbies That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hobbies aren't just a fun way to pass the time. Research has shown that mildly creative pursuits like knitting, cooking, or photography actually boost your performance at work. But did you know that certain after-hours activities can actually make you smarter too?<p>That's the contention of a useful …

The Brain

Strange but true: the weirdest places and creatures – in pictures

Have you ever seen gymnast goats, a rainbow-­coloured river, or a weasel riding a woodpecker? Prepare to be amazed by your weird and wonderful planet as we dip into DK’s Strange But True

Gymnastics

Make Sleep the Most Productive Part of Your Day With This Simple Trick | Inc.com

Sure, you all know the health benefits to getting a good night's rest and the correlation between sleep and heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and longevity. There is also evidence sleep improves your mood, facilitates weight management, and enables you to focus more.<p>Did you also know …

High Blood Pressure

Meet the Spider Species Whose Males Irreversibly Mutilate the Genitals of Their Mates

He breaks off something called her "scapus" to keep competing sperm from getting in.<p>If you didn't receive your November issue of Current Biology yet, you're missing out on a big, horrible story about sexual violence in spiders. Researchers at the University of Greifswald in Germany have discovered …

How to Rest Your Overworked Mind

In the go-go-go world of today we need to be sure we’re giving our mind ample opportunity to rest and relax — recognizing when we need a mental break.<p>…

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

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The music you listen to may be affecting your mental health

We all know that music has an effect on our mood. It's why we put on Adele when we've been dumped, or Drake when we want to “dance”, or Lana Del Rey when our lovers have died under tragic circumstances. However, according to new research, music's mood-altering power may actually be a whole lot more …

8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

Before-and-after pictures show how climate change is destroying the Earth

In late September, the British government pledged £5.8 billion ($8.8 billion) to tackle the problem in developing countries, and many other governments worldwide are also pouring money into solving the problem.<p>A steadily-warming planet affects the environment in different ways.<p>Rising global …

Tips for beating anxiety to get a better night’s sleep

Many people with anxiety disorders have trouble sleeping. That's a problem. Too little sleep affects mood, contributing to irritability and sometimes …

Maternal instinct and biology: evolution ensures we want sex, not babies

Many women hear an ominous ticking of their “biological clock” when they reach their 30s, while others never hear it at all.<p>Some believe the …

The iPod's New Bag of Tricks

Make your iPod play games and more by giving it a second personality with iPodLinux<p>Out of the box, the iPod is basically a one-trick pony. The games and applications found under the <i>Extras</i> menu get old faster than Britney. But thanks to four years of work by a crafty group of programmers, you can …

Linux

These 26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

Have you ever thought, “Where the hell are we?” I don’t mean like when you are lost on a road trip, I mean, where the heck is Earth? Where, exactly, …

A chemistry teacher's guide to the perfect cup of coffee

As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the chemistry we come across on a daily basis. Rather than only sharing this with my students, I started a website, Compound Interest, where I create illustrated explanations of chemical concepts for anyone …

Coffee

How Your Sleep Position Affects Your Health And What It Says About You

<b>Home Arena,</b> whom we previously featured, has an infographic that outlines different sleep positions and their effect on your health, as well as what …

Google Is Angry You Won’t Give It Your Genome

Human beings are understandably a bit leery of giving huge faceless corporations their genetic blueprint, especially without their knowledge. Even if it’s for altruistic reasons, it feels a bit too much like living in a bad cyberpunk novel. But, according to one of Google’s top executives, we …

Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services

Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can reduce the number of hospital visits you might need.<p>The explanation is simple. Though stress-related illnesses won’t usually kill you …

Could light beams replace pacemakers? - Futurity

Instead of using a pacemaker or drugs like beta blockers to regulate the heart's electrical waves, researchers are exploring the idea of using light.

Household Chores Can Be an Opportunity to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is both a practice and a state of mind that revolves around having more presence, attention, and focus. The next time you do some menial …

Emoting 101: Decoding the gestures of the touchy-feely Trudeau era

One thing’s for sure: Canada has just elected the most touchy-feely Prime Minister in its history. But the country will not be seeing just a …

Scientists Find the Real Fountain of Youth — Inside Our DNA

Researchers experiment with gene deletion.<br>Read More

NASA just discovered a massive asteroid that will zoom past Earth on Halloween night

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has recently announced the discovery of a large asteroid, designated 2015 TB145, that will pass incredibly close by …

Astronomy

One tough bird: vulture's genes help it thrive on rotting flesh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A diet of putrid rotting flesh may not be your cup of tea, but to the cinereous vulture, found across southern Europe and Asia, it is positively delightful. This tough bird, it turns out, is genetically wired to thrive on the stuff.<p>Researchers on Tuesday said they have …

Doomsday: 9 Real Ways the Earth Could End

From catastrophic climate change to hostile aliens, Hollywood routinely envisions apocalyptic endings to humanity's stint on planet Earth.<p>For …