Alberto Palacios

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The Human Genome Was Never Completely Sequenced

The feat made headlines around the world: “Scientists Say Human Genome is Complete,” the New York Times announced in 2003. “The Human Genome,” the …

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model

Research, published this week in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, offers hope for people with Huntington's disease. Gene editing could be the …

This Study is Forcing Scientists to Rethink the Human Genome

The more data, the better, right? When it comes to genetics, it turns out that might not be the case.<p>As both genetic sequencing has gotten cheaper …

Sting and Wayne Shorter Awarded Polar Music Prize; Annie Lennox, Esperanza Spalding Perform in Their Honor

Singer, songwriter, and The Police frontman Sting and jazz musician Wayne Shorter, two artists who have spent a lifetime crossing borders and …

IBM Watson Got Basketball a Little Wrong in This NBA Finals TV Spot

In its latest commercial, IBM really wants you to know that it’s doing sports analysis, even if Watson can’t yet tell the difference between a …

Juan Goytisolo obituary

One of Spain’s finest writers who fought against racism and sexism<p>Scourge of racism, sexism and Spanish obscurantism, and defender of Muslim culture, Juan Goytisolo, who has died aged 86, was one of Europe’s most erudite and brilliant novelists.<p>His impressive, varied body of work – he published 19 …

Literature

The Almost-Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem

19th-century mathematicians thought the “roots of unity” were the key to solving Fermat’s Last Theorem. Then they discovered a fatal flaw.<p>Sometimes …

Mathematics

The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity

Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection.<p>Charles Darwin was not yet 30 when he got the …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

Pain

Summer reading lists at private high schools

We all remember summer reading.The Other Wes Moore<p>The summer months symbolize pleasure reading at its best.<p>It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at some of …

E-cigarettes found to cause as much DNA damage as unfiltered cigarettes

A new study from the University of Connecticut has found the vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – which are often seen and marketed as …

The Revolutionary Specters of Russian Letters

How much time does it take to change a thing — a government, a society, a person?<p>The great Russian writers differed on this question. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s most spiritually robust heroes insist that it takes no time at all. In “The Brothers Karamazov,” Zosima’s elder brother, Markel, on his …

Literature

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They …

Immunotherapy

The Primeval Coast

Sea stacks at dusk, Redwood NP. After the sun had set we saw this little strip of orange light near the horizon through a gap in the clouds. I used a …

Landscape Photography

Learn How To Create A Milky Way Panorama

-Level your tripod<br>-Pivot from your lens not the camera<br>-Use a panning base with 360° markings<br>-Start with wide angle lenses for easier stitching<br>- Give …

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

How to Take Great Photos of Your Kids

Simple Tips to Photograph Children<p>Get outside<p>Use window light<p>Make them look at the camera<p>Use a high shutter speed<p>Use a low f-stop<p>Get help from a …

Is the developed world we’ve created giving us cancer?

<b>(DTKUTOO via Shutterstock)</b><p>One in eight American women will suffer breast cancer during their lifetimes<p>Chelsey Kivland<p>June 10, 2017 9:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>I had assumed that the small lump in my breast was a blocked milk duct from nursing my …

Cancer

Midnight Madness: Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures”

FRANZ KAFKA NEVER left home. Outside of a year in Berlin and a stay at a sanatorium near Vienna before his death, he lived in the same part of Prague …

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy review – a patchwork of narratives

Roy’s first novel in 20 years is a sprawling but memorable tale involving a vast cast<p>The drama of the unforthcoming second novel is often a great deal more intense and traumatic to literary onlookers than it is to their putative creators. Marilynne Robinson, for example, whose output as a novelist …

Books

Joyce Carol Oates' 6 favorite books on the lives of others

Joyce Carol Oates' new book, <i>Dis Mem Ber</i>, gathers seven recent stories of mystery and suspense. Below, the prolific novelist and critic recommends six …