Jake Malliaros

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A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

Genetics

Innovative Self-Sustaining Village Model Could Be the Future of Semi-Urban Living

An innovative new housing model dubbed ReGen Villages (short for regenerative) has been developed in response to some of the world's most pressing …

Researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials

Collaborative research at Notre Dame has demonstrated that electronic interactions play a significant role in the dimensional crossover of …

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Innovation

How to Make Better-Than-Delivery Beef Lo Mein

Little white cartons of Chinese takeout have been satisfying hungry Americans for decades, and lo mein is practically a must-order. And what's not to …

Food & Dining

Having this retro arcade console on your desk will make you the coolest person in the office

8Bitdo is a company that specializes in game controllers, and now it’s trying out a bit of furniture design. This year at Gamescon the company unveiled its 8Bitdo Desktop Arcade Joy Stick, and the company's showing off the pretty arcade system on its Facebook. Check out that retro wooden design. We …

The Personality Traits You Need to Be a Great Friend, According to Science

If you want to make more friends, and hold on to the ones you’ve got, it all boils down to three key personality traits.<p>The study, published in the</i> …

Psychology

The Pokémon Go craze is a lesson in what investors should not do

<i>“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” — Spock in Amok</i> …

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …