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Humans Can Now "Print" Genetic Code and Engineer Life

We have learned how to manipulate the code of life. Why this hasn’t received more attention is beyond me.<p>Synthetic Biology is a multidisciplinary …

88 satellites will launch on Valentine's Day to image the entire Earth every day

On Valentine's Day, instead of chowing down on chocolates, a group of engineers and scientists are going to get pancakes and a rocket …

2 Billion-Dollar Marijuana Stocks That Could Soar Even Higher

You could have made plenty of money investing in the right marijuana stocks last year. Most, however, are small companies without much of a track record. Investing in these stocks is highly speculative, to say the least.<p>A few of these companies, though, have grown large enough to reach market caps …

Cannabis

9 Long-Term Investing Tips

<b>9 Long-Term Investing Tips by Ben Reynolds</b><p><b>Here’s a few facts that will dissuade you about investing in individual stocks:</b><p>You aren’t smarter than the …

Do We Really Have A Choice?

<i>Summary: Researchers have found evidence that challenges the intuitive division between a ‘deciding’ and a ‘responding’ stage in decision …

Neuroscience

The Season’s Biggest Novel Has 1.3 Million Words and Outweighs a Bowling Ball

‘Bottom’s Dream’ is 1,496 pages of linguistic cartwheels; no e-readers<p>An experimental German novel first published in 1970 is set to be one of the biggest books of the season. The publisher hopes you can’t put it down.<p>At more than 13 pounds, it is not easy to pick up.<p>The first English-language …

Books

The Cheapest Stocks in Biotech

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Biotech is, without question, the biggest roll-of-the-dice industry you can choose to invest in.<p>Over 90% of publicly traded biotech stocks are expected to lose money in 2017, and the vast majority of discovery, preclinical, and clinical studies end in failure. In fact, …

Biotechnology

Innovative Water-Gen machine harvests up to 825 gallons of clean water from thin air in a day

You might remember from grade school science class that water vapor is all around us, taking part in a continuous cycle that fills the clouds, lakes, …

Water

Scientists one step closer to the future of the internet by teleporting light across 6km

Physicists have set a new world record in distance of transferring a quantum state by teleportation over 6km.<p>Canadian scientists have set a new world …

The Time-Wasting Mistake Successful People Never Make

Having nearly perfected the art of procrastination, I’m always intrigued by the time-management techniques used by the world’s best and brightest. …

How to invest like… Warren Buffett's hero Philip Carret

Philip Carret may not be a household name in Britain but Warren Buffett called him “one of my heroes” and said he had “the best long-term investment record of anyone in America”.<p>Carret, who founded one of America’s first investment funds, now a multi-billion-dollar giant, and invested right up to …

Smelling Your Wine Before You Drink It Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's, Study Says

If smelling lots of wine is good for your brain, should't we be geniuses by now?<p>Few things are more delicious and soothing at the end of a long day …

These 4 Skills Will Make You Happier

We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains–they just naturally seem to see …

Elon Musk's Greatest Innovation Has Gone Unnoticed

What has been Elon Musk’s greatest innovation? Commercializing space flight? No. Popularizing electric vehicles? No – he’s got a lot of competition there, too. Revolutionizing mass transit? –That has drawn some attention.<p>It is none of these. The breakthrough Musk has initiated that will not stop, …

Electric Vehicles

The smartphone battery breakthrough we've all been waiting for is almost here

A new battery technology, which is soon to enter production, may be able to double the battery life on your smartphone by early next year.<p>Students at …

Here's a Book Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad used to say that the only difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now are the places you go and the people you meet. The more experiences you accumulate and the more conversations you have, the deeper your …

Bulls, bears, chickens and pigs: Why investors use animals to explain the stock market

Animals aren’t just for the zoo. In fact, they’re quite important to the markets. While some stock market phrases using animals have been coined more …

How To Hack Your Brain For Creative Ideas Before You Even Get Out Of Bed

Your brain emits “theta waves” when you’re falling asleep or waking up. Here’s how to use them for problem-solving.<p>Eat. Sleep. Solve problems. Repeat. You probably spend a large part of your waking hours tackling challenges, especially when you’re at work.<p>That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many of …

Socialists Are Scarcity Deniers | Jeffrey A. Tucker

Amnesty International has finally had enough of the goings-on in Venezuela. With a population starving, the government issued a forced-labor edict. …

Train Your Mind To Have The Fierce Focus Of An Olympian

Champions are crowned because of their capacity to consistently stay composed in the fire of competition. As a mental strength coach to elite athletes, I call this capacity Fierce Focus.<p>Every Olympian you've been watching in Rio, whether they finish in first or last place, has some level of Fierce …

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Comment on This Engineer Found His Own Brain Tumor Thanks To Open Medical Data by Pass It On: Links About Cancer 9/01/2016 - Carcinoid-Cancer.com

[…] For Steven Keating, an engineering PhD candidate at MIT, his curiosity for collecting personal data is what helped him discover his own brain …

Personal Data

Building Solidity From Quantum Weirdness

<b>One of the biggest pastimes of quantum physicists is pondering the nature of reality. However, when you move from everyday objects like chairs and</b> …

Making a solar energy conversion breakthrough with help from a ferroelectrics pioneer

Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that …

Clean Energy

Millennials are abandoning restaurants for an unexpected place

A grocerant is a grocery store that offers fresh, restaurant-quality prepared foods.<p>More and more grocery stores are morphing into grocerants and devoting a larger part of their space to prepared foods in a bid to attract more millennials.<p>Whole Foods' new chain of stores, 365 by Whole Foods …

Food brands get creative with pea protein

Pea protein was hyped as the next big thing a few years ago, with forecasts in early 2013 that the market was going to explode any minute. Three …

Edible Insects Market to Exceed $522M by 2023

The global edible insects market is set to surpass the $522 million mark by 2023, with demand gains estimated at a compound annual growth rate of 42 …

Asia Pacific