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How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

12 Beautiful Biking Destinations You’ll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

For the most part, bike rides are often quite beautiful. Whether you’re biking through rolling hills or a cute little countryside town, or even some …

Jackson Hole

Your guide to navigating the anti-plastic straw movement

At last, the great straw reckoning is upon us.<p>Last week, Starbucks announced it would phase out plastic straws by 2020, replacing them with a plastic …

Green Living

The Scientific Quest For the Perfect S’more

My goal was simple, yet audacious: I wanted to figure out how to make the perfect s’more, that gooey campfire treat composed of chocolate bars and …

Dessert

How to get away with financial fraud

Some of the world’s biggest scandals have gone unspotted for years. The nature of fraud is that it works outside our field of vision. By Dan Davies<p>‘Guys, you’ve got to hear this,” I said. I was sitting in front of my computer one day in July 2012, with one eye on a screen of share prices and the …

Headphones

Johnny Depp Says He ‘Couldn’t Take the Pain’ After Amber Heard Divorce and Personal Struggles

<b>Johnny Depp</b> is getting personal. The actor opened up in an extensive new interview about his divorce from <b>Amber Heard</b>, legal woes, financial issues …

Microsoft Reportedly in Talks With Walmart to Build Checkout-Free Stores Like Amazon Go

Even though there’s only one Amazon Go location so far, it seems the existence of Amazon’s cashier-less, checkout-free convenience store has left …

Three Decades Later, Mystery Numbers Explained

Zeta values seem to connect distant geometric worlds. In a new proof, mathematicians finally explain why.<p>Almost thirty years ago, a group of …

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

It is no longer enough simply to test-drive a vehicle by riding around the block while a salesperson gives you their well-rehearsed patter. Now, there needs to be some sort of theater around the purchase, or else how will you trick yourself into thinking that buying a car is fun? It's why Ford and …

Scientists Just Made Sheep-Human Hybrids. Here's What You Need to Know

The chimera is real.<p>Researchers have achieved a new kind of chimeric first, producing sheep-human hybrid embryos that could one day represent the …

Explainer: Quantum physics

This might surprise you, but there may be literally thousands, or even tens of thousands, of devices and components surrounding you right now that …

Scientists Build Handheld Particle Detector For Seeing Through Walls

A new handheld muon detector could probe inaccessible buildings.<p>How do you find out what’s inside a building if you can’t go in? It’s a question that’s surprisingly relevant in areas like disaster relief, when being able to see inside a collapsed structure could mean the difference between life and …

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Science

The special data device SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy sent to orbit is just the start

On board the Tesla Roadster that Elon Musk sent hurtling towards the sun, aiming for a long, leisurely Earth-Mars orbit, there were a few pieces of miscellaneous cargo.<p>A so-called ‘Starman,’ which is a life-size mannequin wearing a production version of the SpaceX crew spacesuit; a miniature car …

Falcon Heavy

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

How To: Set a Video as the Wallpaper on Your Android's Home Screen & Lock Screen

Android users have had access to live wallpapers since the Eclair days, but some newer apps have made this feature even more useful. Now, you have …

Videography

New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

What's the Super Blue Blood Moon? The Rare Event Explained

It's a lunar trifecta.<p>The new year has just begun, but it’s already gracing stargazers with some seriously loony lunar activity, and it’s only going …

Babies are born 'in the 9th month. It is wrong. It has to change,' says Donald Trump

Donald Trump, President of the United States, is apparently rewriting the laws of human biology and procreation now. Yep, he really said this.<p>“Right …

Donald Trump

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Physics

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Cinemark Declares War on MoviePass With $8.99 Subscription

The new Movie Club offering is more competitive than you might think ...<p>The movie theater business has been under pressure all year. The stocks of …

Box Office

FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality, Throwing The Internet's Future Into Question

Despite a strong outcry, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality. These rules mandated that internet service providers treat all websites and online services the same way, ensuring fairness and open access to everything on the internet to everyone in the United …

Net Neutrality

Bitcoin's rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000

<b>Bitcoin continued its rollercoaster ride on Friday, hitting a new high above $17,000 (£12,615) before falling.</b><p>The digital currency slid as low as $13,963, according to Coindesk.com, before rallying again to trade at about $15,600 on Friday afternoon.<p>Bitcoin has soared about 70% this week, with its …

A NASA astronaut films his spacewalk — and a breathtaking view of Earth

On its surface, Earth is chaos. It is traffic jams and the threat of nuclear war and fake news operations trying to punk real ones but owning themselves spectacularly in the process.<p>But launch yourself a couple hundred miles above the atmosphere, and Earth seems a different world. It is quiet. It …

Social Media

An Instagram Account Is Putting Funny Subtitles On Famous GoT Scenes The Results Are Hilarious

We all dig for <i>Game of Thrones</i> dialogues trying to pull them off in real life. However, this one Instagrammer thought out of the box and gave GoT …

James Webb: Early NASA Visionary

In 2019, a massive telescope will launch from the Earth, providing an in-depth view of space and bringing into focus objects older and farther away …

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

Physics