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Gene manipulation boosts tree growth rate and size

Trees may be a renewable resource, but the rate of this renewal may not meet the increasing demand for plant biomass. But now researchers at the …

Biofuel

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

Tasty Reads<p>Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

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 …

Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with …

Dear Prudence video: Husband wants his wife to cheat.

And there’s more ...<p><b>Slate Plus</b> members get more Dear Prudence. Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers more questions from readers, for members only. …

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 …

Cliven Bundy BLM standoff: Jerry DeLemus 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

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 are on the world map. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge grace us with their presence, we step back in time.<p>The Duchess of Cambridge is an …