Ashley Gardner

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Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

13 Delicious Recipes for Leftover Quinoa

When you make a pot of quinoa, it’s practically a given that you’ll be eating it for several more days. And that’s because just two cups of the dry …

Food

The $100 Million Hunt for Alien Life

If its first quarter is anything to go by, 2016 may be shaping up historically as the 1491 of space discovery. The month preceding Valentine's Day …

Star Trek

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Hawking’s latest black-hole paper splits physicists

Some welcome his latest report as a fresh way to solve a black-hole conundrum; others are unsure of its merits.<p>Almost a month after Stephen Hawking …

Physics

Like Mother, Like Daughter--the Science Says So, Too

We often attribute key characteristics to one of our parents: “He gets his athleticism from his father.” “Her quickness to anger—that’s all her …

Neuroscience

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Glass and Concrete Create Suspended Sculptures

As a surfer, Ben Young's work is center around the sea.<p>Glass and concrete don’t sound like much, but Sydney-based artist Ben Young creates sculptures that are like frozen, suspended scenes. Despite being such a solid material, Young manages to assign glass a liquid-like quality through laborious …

First flower in space heralds giant leap for zero-gravity gardening

When there is no “up”, which way does a flower grow? Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have answered this and other zero-gravity gardening conundrums by growing the first flower in space.<p>The orange zinnia looks like a daisy and has a reputation for being one of the easiest flowers …

Gardening

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check

It's time for a little perspective.<p>We are, as the saying goes, but a tiny speck.<p>And from time to time, it's important to put things into perspective. Or, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you, have your mind blown.<p>Just consider for a moment that while Earth has an equatorial diameter …

Universe

How Getting Naked Eased my Depression & my Life

1992. I’m running. Up West 10th, past Safeway, past the Starbucks. I’m running like an exploding jack in the box. I turn a corner, running, past that …

10 Tips to Make it Through a Long Distance Relationship

A long distance relationship is awful. Almost not worth it. There, I've said it. It feels like a lifetime ago, but there was a point when my husband was merely my boyfriend, and we lasted through two years of a long distance relationship. During that time, we learned a few things and I want to …

The periodic table is finally complete - Futurity

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of 4 new elements, filling in the periodic table's 7th row. The big question: What will scientists name them?

Chemistry

The Satirical World of Atheist Activism

Recently, Massachusetts resident Lindsay Miller won the right to wear a colander in her State ID photo on account of her belief in Pastafarianism. There are two ways of interpreting this:<p>1. <b>This is compelling</b>. Most Departments of Motor Vehicles only allow head coverings in state-issued IDs for …

How to Exit the Matrix in 6 Steps

The virtual reality introduced in the Matrix films is generated by a computer, and the people live in this artificially created reality. If you spend …

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

Do substances like LSD and psilocybin have a place in a dharma practice?<p>The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.<p>But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: …

Psychedelia

21 incredible facts about the world 100 years ago

Or maybe you saw the very same list of of facts years ago, when it said it was about 1906, or 1902, or 1900.<p>The origin and sources of the original list are unknown, but the idea is provocative: What was life <i>actually</i> like 100 years ago?<p>We decided to find out. Not all of the data we dug up references …

Selling

15 ways the world will be terrifying in 2050

But despite our technological advances, humanity has failed to solve many of its problems. The world hasn't weaned itself off fossil fuels or antibiotics, protected the rain forest, or reduced the stigma surrounding mental illness. We haven't flood-proofed our cities or protected our energy grids …

Hold Onto Your Astro-Butts, 2016 Will Be a Big Year for Space

2016 has some exceptionally large spaceboots to fill.<p>When it comes to daring space adventures, 2015 will be a tough act to follow. As noted in our recap of the year's biggest space stories, the past 12 months have been a riveting joyride complete with spacecraft redemption, juicy rivalries, and …

10 unsolved mysteries that still need answers in 2016

From the drug lord who pulled off an impossible escape to an extraterrestrial ocean containing clues to alien life, here are the baffling mysteries …

​How Ketamine Infusions Saved My Life

Many are calling ketamine the biggest advance in depression treatment in years.<p><i>I'm going to die soon</i>. For months, this is what the voice inside my head told me, repeating over and over. I was plagued by a deep depression, an eating disorder, and drug addiction. I had tried everything from therapy …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

The Part You're Missing About Manifesting True Love

This post goes out to you if you're single or if you're settling with someone who's just not doing it for you.<p>What does it mean to "call in true love"?<p>Where do you find your "one"?<p>Maybe, like Santa, you've made your list and checked it twice: Smart, Kind, Handsome, Generous, Good with kids, Funny...<p>…

Relationships

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

The human universe: Could we destroy the fabric of the cosmos?

With great power comes great responsibility. As our grip on Earth grows ever tighter, so does the possibility that we could destroy it, or at least …

Ancient DNA sheds light on Irish origins

<b>Scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland, shedding light on the genesis of Celtic populations.</b><p>The genome is the instruction booklet for building a human, comprising three billion paired DNA "letters".<p>The work shows that early Irish farmers were similar to southern …

Anthropology

How will we deal with rubbish in the future?

<i>This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

18 Sacred Intentions To Set For A Better Life—Starting NOW

You don’t have to set high-pressure, all-or-nothing goals to do more, get more, or be more. You might think a higher-paying job, a better …

Happiness

8 Powerful Thoughts That Can Make All Your Relationships Easier

Thoughts. We create them nearly every second in our lives. We cannot help it. It is part of our nature. Our parents, friends, and environment have a …

Personality

4 TED Talks to Help You Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article orginally published Dec. 28, 2015.</i><p>Stress is a killer. To say that it can ultimately do you in is no exaggeration. Experienced chronically, stress wears and tears at your body -- weakening the immune …