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Scientists Make Coldest Liquid Water Ever, And It's Weirder Than They Imagined

You’re definitely familiar with water’s freezing point: 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). But that’s not the coldest water could be. …

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Venture Capital

First Draft: What's It Like to See Your Script Produced By Hollywood? Here's How This Screenwriter Made It Happen

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.<p>Seeing your screenplay …

NASA’s upcoming WFIRST telescope has legit superpowers

Just when you thought Hubble and Kepler were everything, something almost unfathomably awesome has emerged from the brains of NASA.<p>Telescopes are …

Homemade Pesto Sauce: A Secret Italian Family Recipe

Homemade Pesto Sauce: An Italian Family's Secret Recipe<p>Everyone has that special dish from mom that they grow up watching her make.<p>December 24, …

Scientists Foresee Fixes Even for Complicated Forms of Blindness

Retinal problems may yield to advances in regeneration, gene editing, transplantation — and bionic eyes.<p><i>Editor’s note:</i> NBC News MACH has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History to present three documentary films at the annual Margaret Mead Film Festival, which will be held in New York …

Cell Biology

Researchers May Have Discovered a Way to Reverse Untreatable Blindness

A gene fix for retinitis pigmentosa.<p>Visual impairment is still rather rampant, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some 285 million …

The eyes have it: how technology allows you to speak when all you can do is blink

Developments in eye-gaze technology – which converts minute movements of the eye into spoken words – are opening up undreamed of opportunities for people with motor neurone disease<p>Steve Thomas and I are talking about brain implants. Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out For a Hero is playing in the background …

Neurophilosophy

Could This Bionic Vision System Help Restore Sight?

Time is not your body's friend. Years will wear away the color of your hair, dull the bounciness of your joints, erase the elasticity of your skin. …

Cell Biology

Breakthrough by Newcastle scientists that could save the sight of thousands worldwide

A major breakthrough by North East scientists could be key in tackling the crippling worldwide shortage of human eye donors.<p>Researchers at Newcastle …

Biotechnology

This Creamy, Boozy Apple Cake Is Stupidly Easy To Make

Where has this recipe been all my life?<p>The custardy, rum-spiked apple cake known as <i>kuchen borracho</i> is the extraordinary result of what happens when …

Dessert

Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as the "coach" of Silicon Valley, only one thing determines whether or not you're a leader: the opinions of those you're supposed to be leading.<p>A former …

Leadership

7 Hollywood Gatekeepers on What They Look for in a Script

Insights into how the people who say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ think when reading a script.Helen Estabrook, Will Packer, Lynda Obst, Jason Blum (Getty …

Screenwriting

Mickey Fisher on Writing, Selling, and Producing a TV Pilot Spec Script — Part 1

7-part series on going from original TV pilot script to network series.Mickey FisherOn May 24, 2013, I posted about a TV pilot spec script which had …

Screenwriting

How Do Americans Feel About The NFL Protests? It Depends On How You Ask.

The debate over NFL player protests was reignited on Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early after a number of …

What Influences Attitudes Toward Gun Control Reform?

Do mass shootings, like the tragic event in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 1, change people's minds about gun control?<p>From a policy perspective, we can ask whether changes in gun regulations would likely affect the occurrence of mass shootings and other forms of gun violence. (We certainly <i>should</i> …

Guns

We finally know how durian got so stinky

It's one funky fruit.<p>Durian, best known in the United States as a fruit so stinky it caused the normally unflappable Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame to gag, has an unexpected (though arguably as pungent) cousin. In a study published today in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, researchers sequenced durian’s …

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

Writing Advice From a (Newly Minted) Nobel Winner

Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.<p>It’s tempting to talk of writing—the art of it, the craft of it, the <i>lifestyle</i> of it—as a kind of romance. Writers of serious literature (according to, at least, …

Literature

I created a '2-hour rule' based Einstein's habits

• <b>Some of the most famous intellectuals and scientists spent time doing nothing but thinking.</b>• <b><br>The author decided to implement a two-hour rule: just thinking with no distractions for two hours a week.</b>• <b><br>It's helped solve problems and generate new ideas and solutions.</b><p>Albert Einstein was 16 years old when …

Albert Einstein

Top Middle Eastern Recipes for Beginners

We all have to crawl before we walk - it is the same principle in cooking. These recipes are basic, yet delicious, and will give you an introduction …

Loaded Nachos

Delicious nachos are perfect for a big game day gathering. Arrange and bake the nachos on an ovenproof platter or shallow baking dish, or use several …

Filipino Chicken Adobo by America's Test Kitchen

What Is Adobo? While many Americans think of “adobo” as the tomato-based sauce packed in cans with chipotle chiles, the most basic definition of the …

A brain implant for restoring sight will enter clinical trials

Second Sight, the company that created the first artificial retina for people with a certain form of blindness, is now testing a brain implant called …

Singularity

Bomboloncini (Italian doughnut holes) Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A classic Tuscan 'merenda', snack, or even breakfast item, these are simple, …

Recipes

Yes, There's a Formula for a Successful Pitch (and It's Not as Hard as You Think)

Take a step back and approach your pitch this way instead.<p>If you're a founder that's living the pitch life, you know how hard it can be to persuade a stranger to hand over a large sum of money and a little bit of their time. It's a daunting process that is nerve-wracking to experience but …

Entrepreneurship

The 4 Things You Need to Bake Better, Juicier Chicken Breasts

Although a wildly popular go-to dinner protein, chicken breasts often get a bad rap. There's so little fat in a boneless, skinless chicken breast …

The 6 best business books of 2017, according to economists, editors, and professors

Some of the biggest ongoing business stories of our time, from the personal and political effects of increased globalization to the confrontation of ingrained sexism in Silicon Valley, are reflected in this year's list of best business books from McKinsey and the Financial Times.<p>Since 2005, …

MIT Sloan

Where Do Writers Find Day Jobs And Gigs?

<b>“KARMIC FILMS IS LOOKING FOR SCREENWRITERS FOR NEW SUPERHERO.</b><p><i>Attention all screenwriters. Karmic Films is looking for screenwriters to help with the</i> …

The bionic lens could push eyesight beyond 20/20 vision

Beyond Perfect Eyesight<p>In just a few short years, we’ll be able to improve our eyesight to levels we’ve only dreamed of. At first, it’ll be …