Ramon Luis Torres-Ortiz

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Meet TravelBox, The Compact Room-In-A-Box

Everything your apartment needs, packed up in one place.<p>Say goodbye to storage units and overpriced moving trucks, the TravelBox is here to make moving and traveling <i>much</i> easier.<p>According to Curbed, Austrian architect Stefan Juust created the TravelBox as a way to consolidate essential furnishings …

Reservation Confirmed: A Reading List About Airbnb

It’s easy to get distracted while reading about Airbnb. First, the listings themselves range from luxurious to quaint, and if you have any sort of …

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in April

Government to press ahead with regulations on mitochondrial transfer after public consultation, but several hurdles remain<p>Britain's fertility regulator could allow doctors to create the first babies to have three people's DNA from next April after the government pressed ahead with plans to legalise …

It's About Time You Knew Where Salt Came From

We use it on everything, we use it <i>in</i> everything, it's on every restaurant table and in every home kitchen. Humans literally can't live without it. We're talking, of course, about salt. Salt is such an integral part of cooking and eating, and is so ubiquitous and important, but do you know where it …

New stem cell operation could revolutionise treatment of knee injuries

Operation being trialled at Southampton hospital involves coating damaged cartilage with stem cells from patient's hip<p>Surgeons have pioneered a new knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis and extend sporting careers.<p>The procedure, which is being trialled at Southampton …

Domestic Science: A Magic Fly Repeller

An old-fashioned summer staple in the Napa Valley, where I live, is a plastic bag filled with water and hung from the backdoor of a farmhouse. It …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Architizer

DIY the Most Colorful Trivet EVER With Felt Balls

Die-hard color lovers, move this DIY felt trivet to the top of your to-make list. Use the technicolored mat to add a pop of color to your kitchen table or even your bedroom windowsill.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>felt balls (I used 68 felt balls, and the mat is about 14cm in diameter)<br>• Needle<br>• strong …

Steampunk Work Bench: Antique Looks, Modern Tech

Even the most ardent 19th century futurists couldn’t have dreamed up this writing desk, which merges modern technology and conveniences with antique …

See the 3 Photos That Really Got PEOPLE Readers Talking This Week

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Apparently it’s worth thousands of emoticons, too.<p>Three of PEOPLE’s most provocative stories this week, …

Roseanne Barr

How Behavioral Science Can Make You a Mind Reader

Understanding Misunderstanding<p>It was the perfect gift for her, without a doubt: A day spent as "trainer for a day" at the Shedd Aquarium in our hometown of Chicago. My wife loves dolphins. She would be thrilled: my gift would assure her that nobody knows, understands, and loves her like I do. She …

Psychology

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

Video: Photo Restoration and Colorization Demonstrated Through a Time-Lapse

Digital image editing technology — culturally controversial uses aside — has enabled us to do some pretty amazing things. In the past, we shared a …

On Photo Assignment: The Management Of Montana's Wilds

In June, NPR science correspondent Chris Joyce and I visited southwest Montana for a series about what it takes to "manage" wilderness, as strange as that sounds. We chronicled the predicament of the greater sage grouse and the Arctic grayling — and a report published Sunday looks at efforts to …

These Vintage Photos of Coastlines Were Created Using a Fishtank

Flip through photographer Michael Jackson‘s “A Child’s Landscape” series, and you’ll find what appear to be vintage photographs of rocky coastlines …

Controversy After Aussie Photo Contest Censors, Then Uncensors, Birth Photo

An Australian photographer has succeeded in having her work reinstated to a prominent exhibit, after authorities initially pulled the graphic image …