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Lego Boost teaches kids how to bring blocks to life with code

If you've ever wished your childhood Lego creations could come to life, your dreams are now closer to reality. Lego has just unveiled a subbrand called Boost that promises to do just that. The base set contains a combination of sensors, motors and a unique companion app that teaches kids how to …

Granola Bar Recipes to Fuel Busy Mornings

Though we’d love to spend every morning feasting on homemade pancakes and soft-scrambled eggs, the reality is that weekdays are usually just too …

The 25 Best Books of 2016

A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …

Books

Zesty Orange Chocolate Energy Bars

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p><b></b>Process cashews in a food processor until crumbly. Add dates, cacao powder, salt and vanilla; process again. Pulse in range zest, …

How to Turn Pot Roast into a Month's Worth of Sunday Dinners (& Then Some)

Beef pot roast is a wonderful thing: With little more than time, you transform a relatively inexpensive hunk of meat and a handful of ingredients into a meltingly tender, satisfying dish. But why limit yourself to thinking of pot roast as an end? <b>Instead, approach it as a beginning to a series of</b> …

Recipes

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Albert Einstein

New Google startup seeks to improve life in the big city

Google is launching an independent company that will use technology to improve city life. Called Sidewalk Labs, It will be lead by Daniel L. Doctoroff, who is former New York City deputy mayor for economic development and former CEO of Bloomberg L.P.<p>Doctoroff conceived of the idea alongside a …

Bloomberg L.P.

Heart muscle cells regrown in medical research breakthrough

Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Victor Chang Institute in Sydney make discovery which may have major implications for heart attack sufferers<p>Unlike animals such as the salamander and the zebrafish, humans are unable to easily regenerate heart cells, making it difficult to recover from …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Medieval

Scientists Call For Moratorium On Human Genetic Experiments

Prominent scientists have called for a temporary halt on research aimed at editing the DNA of human embryos, fearing a real-life Gattaca. "Human beings are not lab rats,” said one.<p>Citing safety fears for babies, genetics researchers on Thursday called for a halt to experiments that would alter the …

Apple's medical research app raises hopes, questions

A new toolkit announced by Apple on Monday would allow medical researchers to tap into an expanding universe of<p>iPhoneusers to recruit and enroll study participants, collect data and monitor health outcomes that are the object of research.<p>Apple on Monday made publicly available five new apps built …

Digital Health

Can Apple Help Cure Cancer? Its New ResearchKit Could Be The Start

Apple used its Apple Watch media event on Monday to unveil ResearchKit — its audacious new effort to transform how medical research gets done.<p>And if you’re an iPhone user, it was basically an open invitation to help out.<p>Medical research may not seem like the obvious health care play for Apple, …

Digital Health