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New DNA construct can set off a “mutagenic chain reaction”

Can sweep through an entire population, changing a gene.<p>A technique for editing genes while they reside in intact chromosomes has been a real …

Genetics

There's New Evidence About How Life on Earth Began

How did life on Earth start? Did it emerge from the primordial ooze as is popularly believed, or did it land here from a comet or some other …

Light-Up Fabric Could Make Glowing Clothing An Everyday Reality

Flashy threads? That's an understatement<p>The stylish glowing jumpsuits of the Tron-like future have just come a step closer, with the creation of a weavable fabric that lights up. Huisheng Peng and colleagues from Fundan University in Shanghai and UCLA created 1-millimeter thin fibers made from …

Engineering

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Don’t Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience

To stop humanity from turning into useless, pleasure-seeking blobs, some designers are abandoning the quest to make everything easy, and introducing a little extra difficulty into our lives.<p>When you step into the “Intervator“–a hacked elevator in Essen, Germany–and push a button for the fifth …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

The mission to Mars, done DIY

New York artist Tom Sachs stole the show at SXSW last week, with his ingenious film about a space program – made entirely from scratch. <i>A Space Program,</i> made by him and long-time collaborator Van Neistat, was given a special entry into the Best Film Picks after critics couldn't decide where to …

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Five Common Mistakes People Make When Telling Jokes

Nobody is perfect when it comes to humor. Some people just manage to recognize a bad joke early on and shut up, or kill their clumsier jokes …

The 5 Secrets of Effective Body-Weight Training

You don't have to lift weights to get fit. Just push yourself. Discover five ways to turn your body into the most effective muscle-building tool on the planet<p>Warning: your whole concept of strength training is about to change. How can we be so sure? Because for years, fitness insiders have told men …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

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First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Italy

Here Are the 3 Steps for Getting People to Pay Attention to You

In her excellent book 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People, Susan Weinschenk lays out a research backed 3 step process that really …

Ivy League For Free: What One Man Learned By Crashing Elite Colleges For 4 Years

Guillaume Dumas attended the most expensive schools on zero tuition. He discovered what a college degree can–and cannot–get you in life.<p>Between 2008 and 2012, Guillaume Dumas took courses at some of the best colleges in North America–Stanford, Yale, Brown, University of California Berkeley, McGill, …

DIY Guns

It's legal for a hobbyist to build a firearm in the comfort of his own home without going through a background check or registering it—but at what point does a gun become a gun?<p>At what point does a gun become a gun? The difference between a firearm and an inanimate hunk of aluminum is just a matter …

7 Fun and Easy DIY Spy Projects To Turn You Into 007

Maybe you’ve always dreamed of being a CIA operative. Or maybe you’re really into into 007. But whatever the reason, you’ve always had a thing for spies and those high-tech toys they have up their sleeves.<p>Well, now you don’t need all that formal training, not to mention all that danger. You can be …

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

15 Useful Gadgets For Living Anywhere - Part 2.

Collection of 'Useful Gadgets For Living Anywhere' from all over the world.<p><b>Voltmaker</b>: The Voltmaker is a small and compact rapid kinetic electricity …

Evolving a Bigger Brain With Human DNA

Crucial DNA difference between humans and chimps boosts brain size in mice<p>The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of …

Map reveals ‘instruction book’ to our DNA

How can the body’s 200 different types of specialized cells develop from an identical genome? It’s possible because of the chemical markers that …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

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The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Western Digital

MC10 takes the guesswork out of fitness with wearable sensors

There's no denying that the wearable craze is upon us, whether we like it or not. MC10 is quite familiar with employing sensors to deliver info on training and athlete performance, and it's looking to do even more. If you'll recall, the outfit was behind the Checklight -- developed alongside Reebok …

New Israeli App Improves Concentration with Eye-Tracking

Difficulty concentrating? There's an app for that now, thanks to an Israeli start-up.<p>Jerusalem-based Umoove released an app last week, named …

Eye Tracking

iPod Dash Cam

Use your old iPod or iPhone as a dash cam. All you need is to download the 99 cent Witness app from the App Store. You will also need a iPhone window …

Dashcam

Bone Carving Tutorial: Dremel Advice

Introduction: Bone Carving Tutorial: Dremel Advice<p>About: I carve bone jewelry! Now you can too. More About bonejeweler »<p>The home of this tutorial can …