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Scientists have used CRISPR to store a GIF inside the DNA of a living cell

Using E.Coli, the team at Harvard Medical School spliced data from the file into the bacteria’s genome<p>Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer of both early …

Review: Google Photo Books

Last fall, in an unlikely attempt at thoughtfulness, I created a photo book as a birthday present for my wife. It damn near killed me.<p>The final …

Banish Ants, Flies, Mice, and Roaches from Your Kitchen

Some people may prefer granite over marble. Some like galley kitchens versus open concepts. If there is one thing we can all agree on when it comes …

Insects

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi).<p>So how can you be happier?<p>There's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

The Best Way to Peel a Hard-boiled Egg

<i>by guest blogger Caroline Praderio</i><p>Peeling hard-boiled eggs is a task I would not wish upon my worst enemy. Seriously. Here's how things usually go: After a firm tap with a spoon, the shell shatters, leaving you to pick off each infuriating little shard, and removing most of the egg white in the …

Instead Of Boiling Your Eggs, You Should Try Steaming Them

There's a better way.<p>As simple a food as they are, hard-boiled eggs are in fact a little tricky to get right. If you cook them too long, they’ll get that unappetizing green ring around the yolk. Start with them too fresh and they’ll be impossible to peel. If you’re looking to make a quick egg salad …

Eggs

Science Says The Secret To A Happy Marriage Is Drinking Together

F*ck yeah.<p>Couples who drink together, stay together. At least, that's what a new study says, and we're not complaining.<p>According to a study published in <i>The Journals of Gerontology</i>, couples who drink may have "decreased negative marital quality over time." The study analyzed 2,767 older couples (50 …

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

Sleep

Here's What Really Happens When You Digitally Detox, According to Research

Digital detoxes are increasing in popularity. Looking at some of what could happen to you during and after the digital detox process is a must before you unplug.<p>A digital detox--that is, stopping your use of some or all of your technology--holds real appeal as people become overwhelmed with modern …

​Adobe beefs up Lightroom mobile photo app with premium features

Adobe Systems is adding some muscle to the mobile versions of its Lightroom software for taking and editing photos.<p>The company on Wednesday released new Lightroom apps for iOS-powered iPhones and iPads from Apple and rival devices powered by Google's Android. Each version gets different …

'Pokémon Go' is already almost as big as Snapchat and Google Maps

The augmented reality smartphone game has been a wild success, netting tens of millions of downloads in the space of a week, and sending Nintendo's stock skyrocketing.<p>But just <i>how</i> big is it?<p>By one metric, the app is already almost as big as Snapchat and Google Maps.<p>SurveyMonkey Intelligence …

14 Surprising Psychological Reasons Someone Might Fall In Love With You

University of Massachusetts psychologist Joan Kellerman asked 72 unacquainted undergrads to pair off and stare into each other's eyes for two minutes.<p>…

Psychology

The Sound of Your Voice May Diagnose Disease

There’s long been talk in medicine about the need to listen more to the patient voice — and now that mantra is being taken literally.<p>Academics and …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

Consciousness

Researchers find 'simple' methods to prevent heart attacks and stroke worldwide: Statins and antihypertensives studied

Statins and antihypertensives studied<p>Three studies involving 228 centers looking at the effects of the three treatments in people at intermediate …

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

This Fortune 500 HR Exec Wants You to Stop Making Boring Resumes

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO — 2016

It also sold 74.7 million iPhones — another record. The company could not be in better shape.<p>And yet Apple is a troubled beast:<p>The fear is that Apple is at its peak, and the only way from here is down.<p>Of course, only idiots bet against Apple. The company has a history of confounding its critics by …

IPhone 7

Dallas Reports First Case of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Health officials in Dallas reported the first case of known sexual transmission of Zika in the current outbreak Tuesday.<p>Dallas County health officials said they had confirmed someone went to Venezuela, came back infected with Zika, and that person's sexual partner, who had not traveled, also became …

How to move to Sweden and live in the future

The idyllic land boasts some of the happiest people on earth, thanks to the country's egalitarian values, mandatory paid parental leave policies, single-payer healthcare system, and breathtaking scenery.<p>Applying for citizenship requires you to live in the country for five years and have a "proven" …

Health Care

You've got to try Windows 95 right in your browser

That Windows 95 startup sound always gives me nostalgia, but how about taking it for a whirl without setting anything up whatsoever?<p>Andrea Faulds, a 19-year-old developer in Scotland, managed to get Windows 95 to function fully in the browser without any plugins.<p>It’s a truly incredible sight to …

Software

Europeans remove welcome mat for migrants

European leaders faced with overwhelming numbers of migrants are tightening their border controls and toughening their rhetoric in an effort to manage the crush of people.<p>In Sweden, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said last week that up 80,000 migrants who applied for asylum in Sweden last year …

United Nations

Japan Decides Negative Interest Rate Needed To Spur Growth

The Bank of Japan wrong-footed the markets on Friday by adopting negative interest rates as part of its continuing efforts to boost a sputtering economy.<p>In a narrow vote of 5-4, the BOJ’s board made the decision to set interest rates of minus 0.1% for excess reserves held by the central bank. By …

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making 1 Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

This is the age you’re most likely to meet ‘The One’

Plus, when you'll first kiss them, hold their hand and sleep with them...<p>How long did it take you to kiss your partner on the first date? How about …

Apple made more revenue from iPhone in a single quarter than Google has ever made from Android

The lawsuit between Oracle and Google is inadvertently revealing some confidential information about the companies. It has already been disclosed that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 to keep Google as the default search provider for iOS Safari, as well as a revenue sharing agreement …

App Store