Kyle Lawrence

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How Genetic Engineering Via CRISPR Will Change Our Lives

If you were told just a couple of decades ago that you would be one day carrying in your pocket a small device more powerful than any computational …

Genetics

Yes, Rob Ford lied. No, the camera didn’t

The release of the long-awaited videos showing the late mayor of Toronto Rob Ford smoking crack may seem, in a way, like ancient history. The videos showing Mr. Ford are pathetic, and carry less shock value than they would have, had the evidence been released when the first headlines appeared in …

Smart Cities: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Government Technology

Proof that a 6-hour workday could be the right move for your company

For about a year, nurses at the Svartedalens retirement home have worked six-hour days on an eight-hour salary. They're part of an experiment funded …

Controlling Memories with Ultrasound

In the last couple of years memory science has really upped its game.<p>I generally write about social processes that can change our memories, but right …

8 Ways to Ruin the Health Perks of Coffee

That caffeinated beverage can confer some real benefits, but not all cups are created equal.<p>As runners know, coffee is kind of magical—not only can it improve performance, but a slew of research links it to everything from a reduced risk of dementia to revving your metabolism. And of course there’s …

Coffee

The best chest workout in under 10 minutes

Follow the power exercise with a strength and accessory exercise superset.<p><b>Chest barbell press:</b> Set up a barbell with weights that you can do six …

Health

17 Everyday Assamese Words That Show How Creative We Axomiyas Are

Bistirna Barua <br>Contributor, Bordoisila<p><i>29th March, 2016</i><p>Axomiyas are beautiful appropriators. We appropriate everything. We have this knack of taking a …

Bill Gates thinks this simple innovation could remake our cities

But as Bill Gates notes in a recent blog post, those Rs are not equal.<p>"<b>Reusing is much better than recycling</b>," he writes, "<b>because recycling takes yet more energy</b>."<p>Recycling, after all, means melting whatever you're discarding.<p>Gate reflected on re-use after reading "Sustainable Materials with Both …

Sustainability

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

May the Powerball odds be ever in your favor: Poverty, greed, exploitation and the lottery lessons we refuse to learn

#IfIWonPowerball is trending—but from Shirley Jackson to “The Hunger Games,” we know who really loses<p>The odds of winning the Powerball lottery tonight are one in 292 million. Statistically speaking, given that the population of the U.S. is around 300 million, the odds of winning are almost …

The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

Exercise

The psychological danger of laughing at offensive jokes

When Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes ceremony for the third time on Sunday (Jan. 10), the British comedian—known for his biting, off-color sense of humor—was up to his old tricks. Amidst gags about equal pay and hand jobs, Gervais managed to include multiple jokes aimed specifically at …

Comedy

U.S Solar Jobs Boom While Oil, Coal Struggle

More Americans are now installing solar panels on building rooftops than mining coal or extracting oil and gas, according to a report released …

The 'Queerest' Cities in America Aren't Where You Think

The <i>Advocate</i> released its annual “queerest cities in America” list on Monday and Hartford, Conn. tops the list for boasting both the country’s first …

A New High Tech Material Could Kickstart Solar Heating

By storing and later releasing heat energy, the transparent material could heat a home or a jacket.<p>While we mostly associate solar heating with black materials, a new nearly transparent material could pave the way to storing and releasing solar heat, driving down utility costs, aiding in the …

Clean Energy

Here's the online population of the world in one map

What would the world look like if countries were sized by the number of people online? With only a third of the world having access to the internet, many countries would virtually disappear from the map. Africa, with the exception of Nigeria and Egypt, would shrink substantially, while Germany, …

Geography

Hack Your Brain: the McCollough Effect

There is a fascinating brain reaction known as the McCollough Effect which is like side-loading malicious code through your eyeballs. Although this …

Tutorials

Will Humans Ever Build Starships?

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>"Will we ever live amongst the stars?"<p>This is Rachel Armstrong's big question -- and one she's determined to answer. A professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University in the UK, Armstrong has been thinking about zero-g …

Guide to Accessing the Dark Web

Overview<p>The dark web is a vast and lawless section of the Internet. It is <b>not</b> to be confused with the deep web The very purpose of the hidden Internet …

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings from the last year.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

The 11 Most Spectacular Cities to See in the Winter

1 of 11<p>Tallinn, Estonia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Banff National Park, Canada<p>3 of 11<p>Gobi Desert, Mongolia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Tromso, Norway<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

High-intensity workouts could be key to fitting fitness into your new year schedule, WA study finds

Current government recommendations for 30 minutes of exercise five times a week could be met in less than half that time, according to a study …

Can you make every day feel like Saturday?

<i>Disclaimer: This post took me</i> <i>2 years and 89 revisions</i><i>. It’s 18-minutes long but I wouldn’t publish it if I didn’t think every minute would be worth</i> …

Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup [Vegan]

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How to build your 'show-off' muscles

People can see a great physique no matter what you wear, but the muscles people see most are your forearms, calves, and neck. Here, you’ll find the …