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Why the Gene Editors of Tomorrow Need to Study Ethics Today

WIRED ICON<p><b>Jennifer Doudna</b>, Crispr pioneer<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Jiwoo Lee</b>, Crispr wunderkind, Stanford sophomore<p>Two years after biochemist Jennifer Doudna helped …

Genetics

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Employment

Fake Bike Helmets: Cheap But Dangerous

Forget the fake Rolex watches sold on street corners. These days, most counterfeits are sold over the Internet, right into your home. And some of them could seriously hurt you.<p>Take bicycle helmets. If you don't use one, you probably have a child or relative who does. Bike helmets are meant to …

Bicycle Helmets

Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons Over Printed Books

—All images: YouTube<p>Video learning outranks printed books in survey<p>By Lauraine Genota<p>Fifteen-year-old Jaimie Moreano is on YouTube all the time.<p>She …

Education

Putin: Suspects in Britain poisoning are innocent civilians

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russian authorities know the identities of the two men accused by Britain of carrying out a nerve agent attack on a former spy, but he added that they are civilians and there is "nothing criminal" about them.<p>The statement by Putin marked an …

Nerve Agents

Hard But Important Words About Why So Many Kids Struggle To Read

Many teachers have never learned how to teach reading using the method that science has determined to be effective, as an important new radio documentary explains. Others simply reject the evidence. But the documentary shows that in some places, things are at last beginning to change.<p>On national …

Bethlehem

Use a story structure to make writing your novel a lot easier

Story telling is often very hard and I think, at times, authors do things that make it even harder. Things like starting to write when you don’t have …

Writing

Why writing will never be a competition

Ideas are sparked off each other’s work<p>As we read other’s work and opinions, we are drawn into their world which in return sparks new curiosity, new …

Creative Writing

Creationism and Conspiracy Theories Arise From an Error in Thinking

Cognitive biases – essentially errors in thinking – plague humankind. Spending money or exerting effort on some activity in the past corrupts our …

Critical Thinking

A Heart Disease-Causing Parasite Is Starting to Infiltrate America

Doctors are being warned to stay vigilant for symptoms.<p>A parasitic disease commonly transmitted in the feces of a bloodsucking insect in South …

South America

Weed killer in breakfast cereals: How dangerous is it?

A scientific debate over the danger of Roundup herbicide has been reignited after a report identified potentially dangerous trace amounts of the chemical in oat-based breakfast foods.<p>Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been used to kill weeds for 40 years, according to manufacturer …

Be careful what you believe about screen time making you blind

The science behind the latest screen-time scaremongering<p>If you believe the headlines that have been circulating over the past few weeks, staring at screens is ruining our eyes. “Blue light from phones, tablets could accelerate blindness and hurt vision, study finds,” <i>USA Today</i> declared. Only, that …

Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of cancer-linked weed killer, report says

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

High School

'Yes, we did have you to get some of your bone marrow': Desperate parents hit back at critics who slammed them for having genetically engineered baby girl so she could help cure their son, 4, of a deadly disease

A couple have hit back at critics who have slammed their decision to have a sixth child to save her older brother's life.<p>Andrew and Olivia Densley, …

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

“Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!” — Henry MillerDo you want to be a great writer?To create stunning …

Creative Writing

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Two Researchers Challenged a Scientific Study About Violent Video Games—and Took a Hit for Being Right

How two researchers paid a price for challenging a retracted study about violent video games.<p><i>This story is a product of a collaboration between Motherboard and Retraction Watch.</i><p>In 2012, a prominent voice in the debate over the potential dangers of shooter games published a study titled “Boom, …

How a turmeric compound could treat glaucoma

In glaucoma, the optic nerve — or the nerve that links the eye and the brain — becomes damaged due to fluid buildup in the eye, which puts too much …

Jimmy Carter: The US has 'lost its place' as a leader in human rights

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter says the United States has "lost its place" as a global leader of human rights.<p>"We should be the champion of human rights. We're a superpower, not based solely on military power; part of that definition should be a commitment to human …

Human Rights

Ex-White House Stenographer: With No Official Transcript, Trump Can Muddle The Truth

For five years, Beck Dorey-Stein was Barack Obama's "professional stalker," she says. "His creeper."<p>As a former White House stenographer — a job she found on Craigslist of all places — Dorey-Stein was part of a team responsible for going anywhere the president went, recording his every public …

The White House

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Recent discoveries have revealed that much of the traditional understanding of the human origin story is wrong.<p>Until the past few years, most anthropologists and archaeologists believed that the first members of our species — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved in East Africa approximately 200,000 years ago.<p>As …

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Intellectual Property

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

There's new evidence to support a decades-old strategy for preventing the tick bites that lead to all sorts of nasty diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.<p>The remedy involves spraying your clothing with permethrin — a pesticide that's chemically similar to extracts of …

Lyme Disease

How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

Update: CDC Says to Throw Out ALL Kellogg's Honey Smacks Regardless of Size or Date

Links to a widespread salmonella outbreak.<p>UPDATE: After more than 70 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from the popular breakfast cereal, …

Honey Smacks

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech