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Agents Try 72 Times to Buy Guns Illegally Online — Result Will Only Shock Gun Control Advocates

<i>Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images</i><p>The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently set out on a quest to “illegally” purchase firearms on the “surface …

Guns

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Seem to Have Their Genetics Changed For Years Afterwards

Touch can be powerful.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved.<p>A 2017 study …

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is …

What's best macro beer in America? 3 craft brewers taste test 16

There's a question people like to ask craft brewers: "What's your favorite mainstream beer?"<p>It's a fun and instructive question for the people who spend their days crafting gorgeously fruity IPAs and weighty stouts.<p>But it's not so easy to answer.<p>"Every time I get the question I say, 'Eh, they're …

Beer

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

Scientists Watch DNA Copy And Paste Itself For The First Time

Scientists have watched DNA being copied up-close for the first time, and they say their new window into the replication of genetic material shows it …

9 new trailers you should watch this week

"Don't see an <i>Alien</i> sequel" is some of the most reliable moviegoing advice you can get, but <i>Covenant</i> looked gorgeous — and its reviews have been pretty good, too — so I went to check it out last weekend.<p>It’s really interesting how many elements Ridley Scott carries over from the original <i>Alien</i>. …

Vladimir Putin

The Magic Weighted Blanket

The Magic Weighted Blanket uses a therapeutic approach similar to the Gravity Blanket we saw here last month, with a couple of key differences: 1) …

Party drug poppers linked with development of eye problems including 'blind spots'

The chemical composition of poppers changed in 2006.<p>Scientists have established a link between the use of poppers and the development of eye …

Atheists And Highly Religious People Are The Least Scared of Death, Study Reveals

It happens to all of us.<p>Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote in a letter that "in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and …

Psychology

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science

Research suggests that being too in tune to others' emotions can elevate stress levels.<p>Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have …

Emotional Intelligence

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy …

What Is Cream Ale (and Is There Cream in It)?

A thorough investigation into the cream ale, a beer that is certainly not a milkshake.<p>Cream ale is living a lie. This became clear shortly after I took my first sip of Genesee Cream Ale, handed to me at some point during my blur of a sophomore year of college. There was, as far as I could tell, no …

Cut-Resistant Kevlar Sleeves

I was surprised at how many of the reviews for cut-resistant Kevlar sleeves aren't from motorcyclists, welders, mechanics, or even landscapers, but …

Everything About Pork Loin Roast: How to Buy It and Cook It to Perfection

If you're already a fan of pork chops and pork tenderloin, it's time to get acquainted with pork loin roast. Don't be put off by its larger size — …

Throwing Knives & Board

112<p>Posted: February 27, 2017<p>ADDITIONAL IMAGES<p>Purchase Details<p>Problem or Concern?<p>Sold Out from Amazon »<p>Check It Out<p>Beer : darts : : whiskey : ... …

Welcome to the era of transhumanism

The series was an overt examination of a transhumanist future, with the title H+ being an appropriation of the common transhuman abbreviation. Five …

What the CRISPR Patent Decision Means for Gene Editing

The U.S. Patent Office has finally ruled on the century’s biggest biotech discovery.<p>The biotech trial of the century is over—for now. On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided in favor of the Broad Institute, which has been battling the University of California for the patent over …

Bripe Coffee Brew Pipe

Sherlock Holmes approved. The Bripe is a nifty mashup of a coffee brewer and a pipe (and a less nifty mashup of the words "brewer" and "pipe.") You …

Scientists Can Turn CO2 Into Ethanol—And They Figured It Out By Accident

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Carbon Dioxide

These Startups Will Pay You For Your DNA

Patients usually don’t earn any money when they contribute to scientific discoveries and therapies. Some genetics startups want to change that.<p>There’s no shortage of companies that you can pay to test your DNA. But now there’s a twist — some companies will pay you for your DNA.<p>Genos, which …

The Best Rock Albums Of 2016

<i>Editor’s note: The point of more extensive genre lists is to help give shine to albums that wouldn’t make it into the overall best albums list. So, despite the rap-specific list — where ranking is still next to godliness — we’ve opted to leave the albums that appeared on the overall best list off</i> …

We’re Just Going To Leave These Highly Alcoholic Drink Recipes Right Here…

No reason, just thought you might like a drink at noon on a Wednesday. Y’know, as one does.<p>Ingredients:<br>2 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Rye<br>1/2 oz. Suze<br>1/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao<br>1 barspoon simple syrup<br>1 dash celery bitters<br>1 dash orange bitters<p>Directions:<br>Combine all ingredients in glass beaker. Pour …

Bitters

Lawyers Sing a Song About Why You Shouldn’t Mess With Pot Brownies in Texas

Waco, Texas lawyers Will Hutson and Chris Harris want to help out their fellow Texans with some friendly advice when it comes to getting …

Music Videos

Genetics startup Genos wants to pay you for your DNA data

The first whole human genome sequencing cost a whopping $2.7 billion. That didn’t bode well for making any breakthroughs on genetic disorders. Luckily, the cost has dropped dramatically since then, leading to a new breed of consumer genetics startups taking a deeper dive into all the double helix’s …

What the science says about every popular diet

Luckily, scientists have found that most reasonable diets can help you lose weight, compared to not following a diet at all. Overall, studies have shown that diets rich in plants and low in processed foods are the best for weight loss.<p>But many popular diets aren't based on sound scientific …

A genetics company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999 just raised another $30 million

Veritas Genomics, a biotech company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999, just got another $30 million to pull it off.<p>Trustbridge Partners led the Series B round, and Lilly Asia Ventures (which had invested previously) and Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical also joined in. In …

You're Saying It Wrong

Why let minor errors slide or take a potayto-potahto stance on pronunciation when <i>You're Saying It Wrong</i> can make it so much more fun to call someone …

How Seasick Steve turned out to be Session Man Steve

A biography of the bluesman with the hobo backstory found that he’d made up his myth. But does it matter?<p>In 2007, Mojo gave its best breakthrough act award to a 66-year-old untutored blues player from Mississippi who built his own instrument from a cigar box and a spatula. At least it thought it …

Jimi Hendrix