Jennifer Barr

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#WhereIsLuke? Star Wars fans scour official poster for Jedi hero

In case you've been living inside an asteroid worm and missed the teaser trailers, tie-in drones, and actual, functional droids, there's a new <i>Star</i> …

I asked Theranos why my blood test results were wildly off from my ‘traditional’ labs, but no one ever replied

I first got interested in Theranos because the company’s founder, Elizabeth Holmes, promised to revolutionize (disrupt, if you insist) blood tests. With her Edison technology and hardware, you just walk into your neighborhood Walgreens, provide a few drops of blood from a finger, and for $5.35 you …

Genetic Engineering

Yale University Unveils 170,000 Fascinating Photos Documenting the Great Depression and WWII

During the mid-1930s, in the thick of the Great Depression, the New Deal administration sent photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein to document all walks of American life across the country. Under the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, those …

Great Depression

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep

Yes, we know you're supposed to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Here's what to do when you don't.<p>My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet …

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

Architecture

I survived the deadliest day in Everest’s history, and I’m still surviving it

Promotional posters for the new <i>Everest</i> movie recently appeared in New York City subway stations, and these days I travel to and from work with a strange lump in my throat.<p><i>Everest</i>, which opens in wide release in the US today (Sept. 25), is based on the true story of how eight people died in a storm …

Mountaineering