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US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Genetics

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Science

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Immune System

11 new trailers you should watch this week

Take your mind off that inauguration thing for a few minutes<p>Some weeks, you really need the pick-me-up of a movie, and for a lot of us, this is one of them. So while it's not exactly a long-term solution, I finally caught <i>La La Land</i> this week, and it's one of the few things that's been able to take …

11 Expert Meal Prep Tips Anyone Who Likes Cooking Should Know

Faster and more delicious meal prep with the pros.<p>For lots of us, weekly meal prep just might be the answer. But anyone who's tried it knows how boring it can be to open your container on Thursday night and face the same food <i>yet again</i>.<p>But Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, pro chefs and founders of …

10 Crock-Pot Recipes For Beginners That Definitely Don't Taste Simple

I'll be the first to admit that I don't love cooking, but eating out or ordering in every night isn't financially sustainable no matter how much I …

Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

ageofanger

Ugly fruits and vegetables: why you have to learn to love them

A cohort of US delivery services want to change the way we view, cook and eat ‘imperfect’ produce that grocery stores regularly banish<p>King-sized kiwis, curvy squash and smaller-than-usual apples and limes. That was the “ugly” produce count in boxes of fruits and vegetables Deborah Levine recently …

Agriculture

There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

Disposable clothes, often made from oil, in factories powered by coal, and shipped around the world, mean that the apparel industry contributes 10% of global emissions.<p>This month as world leaders meet in Morocco to discuss implementation of the Paris climate agreement, which recently entered into …

32 Amazing Gifts For People Who Love Drawing

Today... mom's fridge. Tomorrow... The Whitney.

Nintendo Switch patents hint at the console's secrets

Nintendo made a splash last week when it unveiled its new console, the Nintendo Switch.<p>Formerly known under the codename 'NX', the Switch is the …

Retrogaming

Lesson From Einstein: Genius Needs Perseverance

For those who blundered their way through trigonometry and calculus in high school and college, sheer mathematical genius is almost unfathomable. But Albert Einstein’s brand of genius — that rare mix of brilliance, creativity and perseverance — was arguably as important as any given intelligence …

Physics

Get a longer look at Skyrim: Special Edition in action

Get an eyeful of god rays<p>Bethesda Game Studios' remaster of <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> hits PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next week, but even with that looming release date, we haven't seem too much from <i>Skyrim Special Edition</i>. Today, thankfully, we get another minute and change of in-game …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The Worst Video Game Character Of All Time

Video games are usually chock full of larger-than-life characters whose adventures offer vicarious thrills. But for every hero like Mario or Master …

‘We Misled You’: How the Saudis Are Coming Clean on Funding Terrorism

On his latest trip, a former senior U.S. official finds a new attitude in Riyadh. But will it stick?<p>On my most recent trip to Saudi Arabia, I was greeted with a startling confession. In the past, when we raised the issue of funding Islamic extremists with the Saudis, all we got were denials. This …

Middle East

Yes, yes, yes! Photographer captures women's 'orgasm faces' in intimate series exploring the moment of climax

• <b>Albert Pocej's album has been shared more than 7,000 times online over its real and outrageous content</b>• <b><br>T</b><b>he idea came to him in a dream and is a</b> …

What is the food that can really improve your eyesight?

<b>Many people suffer declining eyesight as they get older, but is there something we can eat to improve it, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>My eyesight has never been good. I've worn glasses most of my life and as I get older that's a situation that I've only expected to get worse. When the Trust Me, I'm A …

Nutrition

Nintendo on its theme park plans -- 'It's a huge opportunity'

Nintendo is bringing its franchises and characters to Universal Studios theme parks in Florida and Japan. While these parks have yet to open and specific rides and attractions have not been announced, Nintendo sounds quite optimistic about what it can achieve.<p>"It's a huge opportunity," Nintendo of …

Walt Disney Company

The beginner’s guide to cutting out sugar

If you had to pick a public health enemy number one, you could make a <i>very</i> strong case for (or really, against) sugar.<p>The sweet stuff’s been deemed …

Here's A Healthier Alternative To Pizza

Because who doesn't want to eat pizza for every meal?<p>Servings: 5-6<p>1 large globe eggplant<p>Salt<p>Olive oil<p>Pizza Sauce<p>1 jar marinara sauce<p>½ cup parmesan cheese<p>¼ cup fresh basil<p>1 tablespoon garlic powder<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>1 teaspoon pepper<p>½ teaspoon red pepper flake<p>2 cups mozzarella cheese<p>1 cup cheddar …

3 Essential Pasta Sauces Every Home Cook Should Know How to Make

We caught up with Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani, who gave us the lowdown on the three essential sauces he thinks every home cook should know how to make.<p><b>Classic tomato sauce</b>: "Everyone should be able to make it because it's easy. All you need to do is roast garlic with olive oil and add tomato, …

Best Nigerian Blog

The following day, Ayo came back to the house so early and went straight to his room where he met his wife and son sleeping. Ayo: Adaobi! Adaobi! He …

Coffee Tables Create the Illusion of Animals in Water

Most homes have coffee table books, but who needs a copy of <i>Humans of New York</i> when your coffee table itself can be the conversation piece? Artist …

Beijing Auto Launches New EV Brand ArcFox In China With 600HP Supercar

This is the ArcFox 7 concept car, as seen in the brand new ArcFox Space in Beijing. The space is a typical hipster showroom/juice bar and opened for the launch of the ArcFox brand, which plans to build an electric city car and a 600 horsepower electric supercar. More spaces are set to open soon in …

Municipal Government

This Daily Habit Gives You Better Brain Function and a Longer Life

It costs little or nothing, and you can do it anywhere.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do every day that would give you better brain function and a longer life? What if that thing cost little or nothing, and you could do it anywhere, including in bed, on an airplane, or in the bathtub? …

Books

Julian Assange to be questioned inside embassy as Ecuador agrees to set date

Swedish prosecutors investigating rape allegation will meet WikiLeaks founder in London embassy<p>Julian Assange will be questioned by Swedish prosecutors inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, in a possible breakthrough to end the impasse over his case.<p>The Ecuadorian attorney general delivered a …

Julian Assange

Why I Run My Household Like a Business (and You Should Too)

It may sound complicated, but in the end it saves you money and time.<p>Before I started up my blog, I spent my free time as a dedicated volunteer for …

Personal Finance