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Genetically Modified Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

A project to save the chestnut tree is gaining momentum—and opponents<p>Roasting chestnuts on an open fire is supposed to be one of the quintessential Christmas experiences. But I'd never tasted nor smelled a roasted chestnut until I got into the genetics lab of William Powell at the College of …

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These Are The Pop Culture And Geeky Christmas Trees We Should Have Made This Year

Godzilla Christmas tree photographed by Blondie2992.<p>It’s Christmas already? How did that happen? We were not ready. We need to get a tree, <i>tout de suite</i>. To that end, here are 25 suggestions for geeky and pop culture Christmas trees that are our preferred conifers. (Try to say those last four words …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

When it’s not the holiday posterplant, mistletoe spends its days sucking the life out of trees worldwide.<p>Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of …

An Interview with a Guy Who Lived Underwater for 31 Days for Science

Fabien Cousteau lived underwater for a month and built a robot shark to swim around in.<p>We all watched <i>The Little Mermaid</i> as kids and prayed that one day we'd sprout a tail and fins so we could join the magical world at the bottom of the ocean. In reality, for a human, spending extended periods of …

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …