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How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

This Tiny Bioreactor Could Save Lives Far From A Hospital

It could save lives in remote locations<p>For soldiers and people in remote locations, it can be hard to get life-saving drugs they need, such as those used to treat diabetes, anemia, or infections. That’s because the proteins in these drugs often need to be kept in cold storage, which isn’t so easy …

Protein

Chipotle: Our Food Is So Fresh, It Could Make You Sick

Why the chain's practices may increase foodborne illness<p>As Boston College tallies up its sick students felled by eating at a local Chipotle (141 by last count), it might consider directing other students to Chipotle’s annual report rather than it's menu.<p>The eatery notes in its 2014 shareholder …

Biotech Company Plans To Use CRISPR On People In Next Two Years

To treat a rare form of congenital eye disorder<p>Genome editing company Editas Medicine plans to use CRISPR to treat an inherited eye disease, the company’s president announced this week at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as MIT Tech Review reports. In a bid to be the first of at …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Immune System

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

Venture Capital

Matt Ridley: Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)

<i>There are problems with oil, gas and coal, but their benefits for people—and the planet—are beyond dispute</i><p><i>By Matt Ridley</i> <br>The environmental movement …

Fossil Fuels

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics