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DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find

Scientists exploring archiving potential of DNA conduct test to cope with threat of 'digital dark age' find potential solution<p>DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown.<p>Scientists exploring the archiving potential of …

Genetics

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

The Top Ten Weirdest Things People Believe

The Top Ten Weirdest Things People Believe<p>Ever since my book <i>Why People Believe Weird Things</i> was published in 1997 I have been asked about the …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

The Secret Fitness Tracker on Your iPhone

It’s already counting your steps<p>During a recent pitch meeting, one of our editors said, “Did you know the iPhone has a pedometer that’s already built into the phone? It’s automatically measuring how far you walk every day!”<p>To which everyone replied, “Yes, we know.”<p>But then we started asking around. …

Pedometers

iPhone returned after spending 2 months in the ocean — and it still worked

After dropping your phone into the ocean, it's safe to assume you've lost all hope of recovering your precious gadget. But after nearly two months, …

How much money do you have to save each day to become a millionaire at 65?

There are plenty of legal ways of becoming a millionaire, but you probably won’t be able to do it overnight. However, if you’re determined to reach …

Personal Finance

Asia Photographer Of The Year: 'Bullets Flew Through The Air Over My Head'

Swedish photographer Jonas Gratzer has been named Photographer of the Year by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) and LightRocket, an online photo platform, for his documentary – and often risky – assignments throughout Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.<p>Gratzer, who is …

Human Rights

Watch NASA Crash a Perfectly Good Plane In the Name of Science

On Wednesday, researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia raised a Cessna 172 aircraft 100 feet in the air, suspended by …

Space

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

World History

3,000 bags to miss their flights in a single day in Phoenix

On Thursday, a technical issue with the TSA’s automated bag screening system caused roughly 3,000 bags to miss their outbound flights in Phoenix. And …

Flying

Canon Just Unleashed an ISO 4,000,000 Camera

Whoa. Canon dropped a bombshell this morning by announcing the new Canon ME20F-SH, a multi-purpose camera that has a maximum ISO <i>of over 4,000,000</i>. …