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Is a 'Cure' for Blindness Worth $1 Million?

Some blind people are questioning how the first gene therapy to treat inherited blindness has been valued.<p>Among blind people, says Kim Charlson, asking if you’d prefer to see always starts a lively debate: “Every opinion is going to be different.” Charlson, who lost her sight at age 11 and now is …

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Phoenix Will Be Almost Unlivable by 2050 Thanks to Climate Change

Phoenix's notoriously unrelenting heat will soon get even worse.<p>Sorry to put such a fine point on this, but even without climate change, Phoenix, Arizona, is already pretty uninhabitable. Don't get me wrong, I spend a fair amount of time there, and I love it—particularly in the fall and winter—but …

Climate Change

The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

As researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, including, perhaps, the most fundamental: Just how much of the human experience is determined before we are already born, by our genes, and how much is dependent upon external environmental factors?<p>Oncologist Siddhartha …

Genetics

Most men can wear anything to work, so why would one choose to wear a suit?

I was at a meeting recently with a couple of colleagues in the men's wear world, two impeccably dressed guys in jackets and expensive leather shoes. One wore an immaculate blue sport coat with white buttons, a yellow tie and spotless suede bucks, with a two-tone Rolex glinting subtly under his …

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education

<b>7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education</b><p>by <b>Eric Sheninger</b>, Principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey<p>As schools change leadership must as …

How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code.<p>The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the …

JavaScript

Behavior Science Discovers Productivity Boosters

<i>(Photo: New employees arrive at the campus of Amazon in Seattle. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)</i><p><b>Behavior Science Discovers Productivity Boosters--and you already know two of them.</b><p>There are some people who pretend at productivity, whose résumés appear impressive until you realize their greatest …

How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found

After decades of speculation and searching, a signal came through. It promises to change our understanding of the universe.<p><i>Note: On October 3, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics would be awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, three</i> …

At 83, I Decided to Develop an App

I’ve done business, politics, and war. Now I’m trying my hand at mobile gaming.<p>Among the things one learns as time passes is that everyone has to …

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

Engineering

February 2016

The day I became a millionaire

I grew up lower-middle class on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Anywhere outside of Scandinavia, the socioeconomic label would probably have been …

Future Sounds: 5 Genres Bubbling Up

Tropical House<p><b>What:</b> A sun-kissed strain of EDM – what Jimmy Buffett would spin if he traded his guitar for turntables. The antidote to dance music's …

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An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

A financial planner outlines the top 10 money goals everyone should have

Some people do New Year's resolutions.<p>That's great, but I think you need to revisit your goals on a more consistent basis.<p>For me, that's every 90 days.<p>Other people don't bother to set goals.<p>They choose - unconsciously at least - to rely on luck.<p>Let's establish upfront that goals are something more …

The mobile world's walls are crumbling

Ponder the photo you see above for a moment. Yes, that's Apple Music running on a BlackBerry phone powered by Android -- products from three mobile rivals working in harmony. The very concept of this would have been outlandish just a year ago, let alone a few years earlier when these companies were …

This Glowing Quicksilver Blob May Look Like CGI, But It’s Real

Hovering in the middle of the room, this amorphous, color-shifting blob looks like a CGI effect: the warp core of a faster-than-light spaceship, perhaps, or the entry portal to a stargate. Unlike a CGI effect, though, you can reach out and touch the Anima. It’s a glowing, two-meter sphere that uses …

Animation

Google Doodle honors '40s actress Hedy Lamarr, who helped make Wi-Fi a thing

Hedy Lamarr was unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s and '40s. Her beauty was legendary, but in the 21st century, Lamarr's …

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 …

Genetics

How Minecraft could help teach chemistry’s building blocks of life

The online building game offers a way to explore the world of molecules like no other

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Journalism

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars

The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The Martian,’ a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s book about one man’s struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the No. 1 spot at the box office this …

Space Science

The enigma behind America’s freak, 20-year lobster boom

Drizzled in butter or slathered in mayo—or heaped atop 100% all-natural Angus beef, perhaps? The question of how you like your lobster roll is no longer the sole province of foodies, coastal New Englanders, and people who summer in Maine. American lobster has gone mainstream, launching food trucks …

New England

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

The Shady Politics of Big Soda

People are drinking less liquid sugar than in previous decades, and the soda industry is doing everything it can to get back in the game.<p>Did your …