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Combining Human Neurons With Machines Makes A Truly Powerful Computer

Adding a little human biology to a computer can improve artificial intelligence.<p>The silicon computer chip changed the world. Room-size computers shrank, and the smartphone in your pocket is now more powerful than all of NASA’s computers, combined, in 1969. Now the chip might change again by adding …

How Coffee Masters Around the World Take Their Coffee

If our forays into the art of coffee have taught us anything, it's that there's no shortage of ways to make it.<p>From Ethiopia, where coffee first …

The 10 most important economic charts of the week

America’s GDP is growing more slowly (see oil).<p>Japanese trade is getting dragged down by China.<p>Taiwan’s GDP is not growing at all for largely the same reason.<p>Swiss watch exports are slumping hard.<p>Japanese retail sales are on the downside of their perpetual yo-yo-ing.<p>US new home sales are growing at …

Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR Gene Editing’s Monster Year - MIT Technology Review

Muscle-bound beagles. Hornless cows. Better potatoes. Genetically modified human embryos.<p>The last 12 months have been incredible ones for genetic …

Genetics

This could cause the next crisis between China and the US

For the first time, a woman, lawyer Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, won the presidency.<p>Simultaneously, her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won an outright majority in the Legislative Yuan.<p>And while these elections show that democracy is very much vibrant and alive in Taiwan, they could potentially set the …

China

The New Year's Day Brunch Guide to Atlanta: 17 Epic Hangover Cures

Brunch is already Atlanta's favorite meal. But when it falls on a holiday? Game on. Soak up your New Year's Eve indulgences with the traditional collard greens and black-eyed peas, plus grits, pancakes, bacon, and a bloody mary or five — January 1 also happens to be fake holiday National Bloody …

Breakfast
Reality TV

Scientists discover cellular 'SOS' signal in response to UV skin damage

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has identified two proteins that may help protect against skin …

Architecture of mTOR protein complex solved

For a long time it has been known that the protein TOR - Target of Rapamycin - controls cell growth and is involved in the development of diseases …

ETH Zurich

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Why More Startups Are Paying Attention to What They Learned in Bio

This story appears in the December 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is part of our Trends 2016 coverage.</i><p>If spiders have taught us anything, it’s how to build better thread.<p>Above all else, this is the inspiration behind Bolt Threads, a fledgling company in Emeryville, Calif., that …

Startups

The Case Against Human Gene Editing

Conservatives and progressives both have reasons for opposing it.<p>The genetic engineering of human beings has been a dream and a nightmare since …

Genetics

Science Explains...When You Should and Shouldn't Trust Your Brain

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>Advice is usually boiled down to regurgitations of the idea that you are the best judge. Follow your heart, trust your gut, <i>to thine own self be true</i> -- all utterances that essentially say, hey, what you're feeling and what you're thinking is …

Psychology

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets | Inc.com

Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a recommendation. Why read a random website review when someone in your network has an opinion? Do the number of app downloads really matter if someone you trust loves a product? In the …

Entrepreneurship

Scientists Support Research On Gene Editing Of Human Embryos

Edited embryos should not be used for pregnancy, they caution<p>Following a three-day summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the use of human gene editing, scientists and bioethicists from around the world urged basic research using these technologies to continue, but strongly cautioned that embryos …

Genetics

Liquid Metal 'Nano Terminator' Particles Could Fight Cancer

Injected straight into the bloodstream<p>Over the past decade, researchers have developed nanoparticles to treat all sorts of medical conditions, from obesity to bleeding combat wounds. And although researchers have spent a lot of time figuring out how metal-based nanoparticles could diagnose or treat …

Immunotherapy

The Future Of Gene Editing Is Being Decided Right Now

How will CRISPR shape our future?<p>Today, hundreds of scientists are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the international summit on genome editing. The three-day conference will discuss the ethical and appropriate use of all genome-editing technologies, but it will likely pay close attention to the …

Genetics

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

SALLIE KRAWCHECK: The economy is changing so fast that no one is safe

The economy is moving so quickly now that delivering great results doesn't guarantee a job.<p>Sallie Krawcheck, one of the best-known women on Wall Street and the CEO of Ellevate, a network of professional women, can personally attest to that.<p>After being pushed out of Citigroup in 2008, Krawcheck took …

Bank of America

Science Says One Night Of Poor Sleep Equals Six Months On A High-Fat Diet

You might have read the title of this post and incredulously wondered how on earth one night of poor sleep equals six months on a high-fat diet. …

Roving gene lets bacteria resist 'last' antibiotics - Futurity

A gene that lets bacteria resist polymyxins, the last line of antibiotic defense we have left, has shown up in Chinese pigs and patients.

Microbiology

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

From hot mulled cider to sangria with cranberries and apples, here are great Thanksgiving drinks for a crowd.

New Orleans

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

GIF Animations

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

Krakow

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: It affected mostly people …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

University of Washington

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

The Brain