Brian Voas

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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 …

Genetics

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Found: A Gene That Prevents Elephants From Getting Cancer

And it could help us treat cancer better in humans<p>Logically, elephants should get cancer much more than humans do—elephants have 100 times more cells than we do and live just about as long, providing ample opportunity for cancer-causing mutations to occur. But in fact they have less cancer; an …

No PC maker could escape the lull ahead of Windows 10 and Skylake

The third quarter of 2015, if PC manufacturers have their way, will go down as the nadir preceding a rapid ascent back to prosperity. Everything is in place with Intel's and Microsoft's most significant upgrades in years aligning perfectly this fall to drive a revival in PC sales. And a revival is …

In Massachusetts Lab, Scientists Grow An Artificial Rat Limb

A team of scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston made news earlier this month when they published research in the journal <i>Biomaterials</i> describing how they'd created the world's first bioartificial limb in the laboratory.<p>Or, in other words: scientists have now grown the entire …

Muscle

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Fibonacci clock: can you tell the time on the world's most stylish nerd timepiece?

Hipster chronometer uses squares inside a golden rectangle to tell the time, and even doubles as a lava lamp.<p>Don’t you find clock faces quite aggressive, their hands and numbers constantly reminding you of the passing of the time?<p>If so, this beautiful invention is for you.<p>The Fibonacci clock lets …

Watches

Citing Ethical Issues, U.S. Will Not Fund Embryo Editing

Tweaking the genes of embryonic humans left in the hands of private companies<p>Thanks to new genetic engineering techniques, we can edit DNA with more precision than ever before. This technology has the potential to change whether a baby lives or dies, but it also carries with it a lot of unanswered …

Genetics

Playing Rebel Assault 2 - IGN Plays Star Wars

4 May 2015<p>Rebel Assault 2 as performed by The Chipmunks.

The Debate on Gene Editing

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain