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Secrets to the Perfect Cup of Coffee

America has a craving for the perfect cup of coffee. Though a steaming cup of joe has fueled the morning routines of many for generations, U.S. …

Berkeley Biologist: "CRISPR Gene Editing Will Cure Genetic Disease"

The End of Genetic Disease<p>CRISPR-Cas9, the world’s best gene editing tool, has lent itself to a plethora of research and experiments. Scientists owe …

Genetics

The conversation between plants and soil

To a child, soil is just dirt – a home for worms. To a gardener, soil is a collection of organic matter and nutrients. But to plants, soil is a …

Farming

Can you manufacture blood cells?

<b>How might blood cells be made?</b><p>Different groups of researchers say they have developed a way of producing blood cells from human or mouse cells that have been reprogrammed in the lab – an advance that has been touted as offering a solution to the need for blood donation. The latest studies are the …

Cell Biology

American trees are migrating west, and no one knows why

That's weird, because scientists have long predicted that the effects of climate change would send species towards the poles in search of familiar climates, but since 1980, more eastern trees have been moving west instead of north.<p>And at this stage, it's not entirely clear why.<p>And the fact that …

Ecology

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this terrifying atlas of all the mental traps that plague our everyday thinking. (Click here for an …

Psychology

The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian …

Muslims Attend Catholic Mass Across France In Powerful Show Of Unity

Muslims gathered for Catholic Mass on Sunday in churches and cathedrals across France in a powerful display of unity following the killing of an elderly priest.<p>Dozen of Muslims attended Mass in Rouen, a few miles from the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray where two French teenagers slit the throat …

Islam

Chevy's new Camaro ZL1 just got an impressive horsepower bump

We love the multi-talented Camaro SS, even with its paltry 455-horsepower rating. And we've been very much been looking forward to driving its higher …

Is the Porsche 911 Turbo S the Best All-Around Sports Car?

Not as ferocious as a GT3 RS, but a more usable car, according to Top Gear's Chris Harris<p>The Porsche 911 Turbo S offers as much performance as a supercar in a package you can live with every day. For that reason, <i>Top Gear's</i> Chris Harris declares it the best all-around sports car available today, …

Top Gear

Caffeine overload? How to reset your system

As you sip the morning elixir that fuels you and so many Americans—the all-important, much praised coffee (which <i>is</i> good for you)—you may have noticed …

Watch How Le Mans-Winning Cars Have Evolved Over 80 Years

The progression from 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Sports to 2014 Audi R18 is staggering.<p>As one of the longest-running races in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has seen an incredibly wide spectrum of cars finish first. It seems more like 180 years should separate a Bentley 3 Litre Sports and an Audi R18, …

Sports Cars

This is a NASCAR-inspired Land Rover Defender

If you don’t remember the work of Yasid Oozeear, you should take a look at our mega-gallery immediately.<p>Good, no? Well, he’s been at it again, this …

Land Rover

Who Were the Philistines?

The Philistines were a group of people who arrived in the Levant (an area that includes modern-day Israel, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria) during the 12th …

Archaeology

A Jaguar F-Type R Is Fast, But a Porsche 911 Turbo S Leaves it for Dead

The Jaguar makes 550 horses and does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. But the Porsche basically bends the laws of physics.<p>The Jaguar F-Type R, with its 550-horse V8 and grippy all-wheel-drive, is not a slow car by any stretch of the imagination. Unfortunately, in this drag race, the car it's up against bends …

Jaguar Cars

The Porsche 718 Cayman Is an Almost-Perfect Car

The engine noise is disappointing and the name change is a little unnecessary. But otherwise? It's phenomenal.<p>Where do you go from last year's Cayman GT4, the best high-performance Porsche parts-bin special this side of a 201-mph 911 R? Apparently, Porsche thinks the answer is, "make the engine …

Porsche

The Story Behind America's First War on 'Terror'

This summer marks 202 years since a force of American soldiers and volunteers embarked on the nation’s first war on terror. It did not turn out well. …

William Henry Harrison

"Anti-Prime" Numbers Secretly Rule Your Life

You've probably never noticed their mathematical superpowers.<p>It's videos like this one from YouTube user Numberphile that make us mortals realize why mathematicians view math as art, or perhaps as power.<p>Highly composite numbers—numbers that have more divisible factors than any smaller, positive …

What We Got Wrong About Nazis And Terrorists

<i>"Terrorism, the Skorzeny Syndrome, is flourishing in the modern world, a reminder that Hitler and Nazism are still taking their toll more than three decades after the Third Reich collapsed."</i><p>-- Glenn B. Infield, biographer of Nazi commander Otto Skorzeny<p>On November 28, 1941, Adolf Hitler and Arab …

World History

Thomas Jefferson letter, found in attic, reveals his passion for his country

A rare letter written by Thomas Jefferson has come up for sale. In the letter, a retired Jefferson lambastes the British for their failings, and …

Princeton University

Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Cars<br>• Engineering<br>• Ford<br>• Racing<p>The 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams built by Bud Moore occupy a special place in …

Sports Cars

Cortes the Fall of the Aztec Empire

The Aztec empire flourished between c. 1345 and 1521 CE and dominated ancient Mesoamerica. This young and warlike nation was highly successful in …

The new features in Tesla’s upcoming software update sound incredible

When Tesla flipped the switch and activated its Autopilot software in late 2015, it provided us with a glimpse into what the future of driving would …

How Do Galaxies Actually Form?

It's a bit of a mystery, but here's what we know.<p>Galaxies. We look at them in the sky, we live in one, but where did they all come from? How did they get here?<p>This video from MinutePhysics gives an overview of everything we know about how galaxies form:<p>[youtube …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

27 wild innovations in Tesla's redesigned Model S

Tesla in April introduced the first major redesign for its popular Model S sedan. And boy is it stunning.<p>The most notable change is the front of the car, which now lacks the faux-grille from the previous model in favor of a snub-nose look that's quite similar to Tesla's Model 3, the company's …

Tesla

Oil Spills and Corals Don’t Mix

Changing Planet<p>by: Anna Kulow<p>Like tropical rainforests, coral reefs’ unparalleled biodiversity is of great economic and ecological importance. Among branching elkhorn coral and vibrantly-colored sponges is an ecosystem of macro- and microorganisms cycling nutrients, protecting shorelines, and …

What American Founding Fathers Really Thought About Guns

America’s “founding fathers” led an armed population against the British monarchy and won. It is understandable that they saw the way the country was …

The Forgotten Law That Put Americans in Jail for Their Beliefs

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Inside NASA's Mars Mission

Exclusive photos of the capsule and rocket that could carry humankind to Mars<p>NASA’s $18 billion Orion program will deliver humans to the surface of Mars sometime in the 2030s. For the first time, the agency opened its doors—at three facilities around the country—to give us an exclusive look as they …