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The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Remember Leonard Nimoy with three of his best Star Trek episodes

Today we mark the passing of Leonard Nimoy, who died this morning at the age of 83. Nimoy was, among other things, a musician, a photographer and a poet. But he will always be known as Mr. Spock from the original <i>Star Trek</i> television series, a role that predates even William Shatner's iconic Captain …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Zoology

The 2015 Pirelli Calendar Is Here

The 42nd edition of the Pirelli Calendar has arrived—for the lucky few, that is. Photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld, <i>Calendar Girls 2015</i> features industry vets Carolyn Murphy, Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima, Karen Elson, Joan Smalls, Cameron Russell, Raquel Zimmermann, and …

You Won't Believe What Surgeons Found in Bode Miller's Back

And why is it blue?<p>The entire <i>Men’s Health</i> office cringed when they saw Bode Miller’s recent Instagram pic (shown above).<p>The caption on Miller’s post: “This is what they took out of my back. The doctor wouldn’t let me eat it. Looked like nerds.”<p>We all thought the photo of blue gunk was grotesquely …

13 Types of Sex Everyone Should Have at Least Once

And maybe a dozen more times. Or never again.<p>Throughout your life, you're probably going to have a lot of different types of sex. There will likely be Nicolas Sparks-worthy passion, a few regrettable decisions, experiments that don't turn out as planned, and all of the good, bad, and ugly in …

13 Free Mobile Wallpapers We Designed Just for You

Pre-installed digital wallpaper pretty much hasn't changed since they invented the computer. Enough with the relaxing sunsets and starry galaxies …

The 'Snappening': Explicit Snapchat images leaked via third party, reports say

Explicit images sent via Snapchat have reportedly been leaked from a third-party app in an event being dubbed the “Snappening”.<p>Some 200,000 users of the app, many of whom are teenagers, have allegedly had their photos gathered by the third party over a number of years before the pictures were …

Wait, You Can Have Ebola and Still Board a Plane?

The pitfalls of relying on temperature screenings to keep infected individuals from flying<p>A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas has become the first Ebola case to be diagnosed within the U.S., the CDC reported Tuesday, and he is currently in isolation at Dallas's Texas Health Presbyterian …

US Ebola patient condition critical

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Siri v. Cortana - Who Gets The Last Laugh? (Videos)

For those who’ve been following the Siri versus Cortana ‘war of words’ on TV, you're most likely of the inclination that Apple dropped the ball with …

Tim Cook

Mantis Shrimps Can See Cancer, And Scientists Have Now Created a Camera That Does The Same

Image: Jung Hsuan/Shutterstock<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimp have an incredibly useful …

Don't Worry, It Will Almost Never Be As Bad As You Think

Apparently the idea that "the art of losing isn't hard to master," isn't just a poetic conceit. Scientists doing studies on how people think they'll …

Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide

The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was 63<p>Oscar-winning actor and comedian <b>Robin</b> <b>Williams</b> has died at age 63.<p>According to police in Marin County, …

Comedy

Robin Williams Is Dead at 63

Devastating news this afternoon from Hollywood: <b>Robin Williams</b>, the Oscar-winning actor and tireless comedian, has died at the age of 63. Marin County police first reported that Williams was pronounced dead around noon on Monday in his Tiburon, CA home.<p>The death has since been confirmed by both …

Here's Why Madeira Was Just Named The Best Island In Europe

Madeira, which is part of Portugal, is an archipelago of small islands located in the Atlantic Ocean about 350 miles from Morocco. It is made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas.<p>With incredible natural pools carved out of lava rocks, gorgeous cliffs overlooking the ocean, …

On World Lion Day, Let’s Celebrate the Lions That Made Us Who We Are

Changing Planet<p>By Dereck Joubert, National Geographic Big Cats Initiative<p><b>What is a ‘World Day’ after all? Who cares? Probably the better question is “Who should care?”</b><p>August 10 is designated as World Lion Day, and as with other allocated “Days,” the origin of such an event is to celebrate something …

Some Guy Emailed His Wife A Spreadsheet Of All The Times She Said No To Sex

Don't do this. Ever.<p><b>This is one way not to excel at life</b>. A frustrated husband decided to create a spreadsheet detailing all the times his wife said no to sex and the reasons she gave him. Then <i>emailed</i> it to her. Because that's a great idea and an even better way to turn her on. His wife, reddit …

Germany return to the top, England plummet, and Costa Rica soar

While debate surrounds the accuracy and worth of the FIFA World Rankings, it comes of no surprise that Germany have retaken the top spot after 20 years.<p>Germany return to the top, England plummet, and Costa Rica soar<p>07/17/2014<p>While debate surrounds the accuracy and worth of the FIFA World Rankings, …

Brazil Does Not Want Soccer Fans At Home To Hear This Annoying Noise (VIDEO)

Take a moment to appreciate those noises you hear -- the chants of the crowd, the referee's whistle, maybe even the chatter amongst the players and coaches -- while watching games during the 2014 World. Cup. Take a moment and appreciate that those noises are audible instead of the blare of …

“Nudity is a thing, apparently, that people have a problem with; not slavery, or racism, but female bodies, or bottoms,” says artist Kara…

<i>“Nudity is a thing, apparently, that people have a problem with; not slavery, or racism, but female bodies, or bottoms,”</i> says artist Kara Walker. And these photos are proof.

Boko Haram victims tell stories of horror

The kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls by Boko Haram has captured international attention.<p>But hundreds of thousands of others been affected by attacks carried out by the armed group. Living in ca,ps, some of those displaced by the violence say the government is not doing enough to protect them.<p>…

15-year-old victim of Boko Haram takes her story to Capitol Hill

A little girl forced to watch as members of Boko Haram butchered her father and shot her brother showed true grit Wednesday when she recounted the details of her nightmare on Capitol Hill.<p>Deborah Peter, 15, told her story to members of the media before attending a House hearing where lawmakers …

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80 U.S. troops now in Chad for schoolgirl search

WASHINGTON — Eighty U.S. troops have deployed to the Central African nation of Chad to assist forces in the international search for the almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist radical group Boko Haram, President Obama said Wednesday in a letter to House Speaker John …

80 U.S. troops in Chad will aid search for abducted Nigerian girls

The United States deployed 80 members of its armed forces to Chad to help in the search for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, the White House said Wednesday.<p>"These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and …