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Gene manipulation boosts tree growth rate and size

A research team, led by Professor Simon Turner from the University's Faculty of Life Sciences, successfully modified two genes in poplar trees, …

Pinterest Raises A $200 Million Warchest To Do Battle With Google

Pinterest has raised $200 million from investors in a deal that values the company at $5 billion, a source close to the company told ReadWrite. (<b>Update:</b> The company is now confirming its financing.)<p>This is becoming a pattern for Pinterest, a visual search engine where people share and search for …

From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos)

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

The novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they begat<p>On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean …

TV Series

E.T.'s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

For decades, it was mere legend: an "Atari Dump" rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the New Mexico desert seemed the best way to move on.<p>But now, the Atari graveyard has been exhumed, and the latest attempt to find the cache of …

Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

<i>“Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them,”</i> Lewis Carroll once wrote in a letter to a friend, <i>“so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer means.”</i><p>Perhaps due to its timelessly whimsical nature, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> — the umbrella title given to Lewis Carroll’s …

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

Ancient History

Help! Would My Wife Be Happier if I Let Her Have Affairs?

In this week's video Prudie counsels a man who thinks he's holding his wife back from a more exciting life.<p>And there’s more ...<p><b>Slate Plus</b> members get …

Yahoo may be scheming to take over search on your iPhone

Yahoo’s search engine market share continues to decline, but chief executive Marissa Mayer is on a mission to drastically boost its relevance.<p>The CEO is reportedly trying to convince Apple to make Yahoo Search the default search engine on iOS in Safari, says Re/code. Capturing such a massive share …

Why One Man Traveled Almost 3,000 Miles to Take on the Federal Government at a Nevada Ranch

<i>This post originally appeared in</i> Business Insider.<p>In early March, the Bureau of Land Management sent a letter to cattle rancher Cliven Bundy …

Out to Lunch with Questlove

With his new Tonight Show gig, hip-hop cool meets cultural establishment.<p>Ahmir Khalib Thompson—better known as the genius drummer Questlove, of The Roots—has a new album out next month, beguilingly titled <i>And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.</i> It was excuse enough to meet at one of his favorite places, Han …

Associated Press News

Guardian Australia readers on ... the royals down under

We asked Australian readers to tell us whether they are delighted, offended or indifferent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting their country<p>Kate Haddock: in Australia, we elect and mock our leaders<p>When foreign presidents or even the US secretary of state visit Australia, it feels like we …