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A controversial tool that lets scientists rewrite DNA just achieved a major milestone

On Thursday, Science Magazine announced the gene-editing technique won its Breakthrough of the Year Award, beating out other events such as the discovery of Homo Naledi, a previously unknown ancestor to humans and the Pluto flyby, which allowed scientists to get an up-close view of Pluto and its …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

Tokyo Olympics organizers facing six-fold cost blowout: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will cost the host organizing committee six times more than their original estimate, and come in at around 1.8 trillion yen ($14.85 billion), public broadcaster NHK said on its website on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>Japan Sport Council …

Impress the foodies on your list with these awesome gifts

Make your friends and family drool with the perfect gift! Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, shares fun gifts for the foodie in your life.<p>Waiting till the last minute? Go DIY and make these tasty treats.<p>Capresso on-the-go personal coffee maker, $49.99<p>This on-the-go personal coffee maker …

The Kitchen Tools Our Editorial Team Wouldn't Want to Cook Without

As a team of cooks—who make everything from giant cinnamon roll cakes to new takes on your jiggly heirloom salad to squashduckens to fried toast—we're well acquainted with our tools. They make our cooking projects easier—and a heck of a lot more fun.<p>So, what to get the cook that has everything? The …

Why Desperation Pies Are Making a Comeback

The salt and vinegar chip-flavored pie was once made when fresh fruit wasn't in season. Now it's back on the menu.<p>When James Beard Award-winning chef <b>Chris Shepherd</b> was putting together the menu for Underbelly, his Houston restaurant, he ran into a dessert quandary. He wanted a sweet tart that used …

No Joke: Canadian Company Bottles Air and Sells It to China

The lack of quality air problems seen in Mel Brooks’ spoof film <i>Spaceballs</i> are a reality in China, but now a company is bottling up air and shipping it to the polluted country. <b>Vitality Air</b> bottles air from Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, and sells three liters for $19 Canadian or about …

Stylist Lisa Deines Has a Passion for Menswear, Music, and Muji Socks

Welcome to Style Crush, a new biweekly feature that shines a light on LA's best-dressed rising stars.<p>The fact that OC native Lisa Deines doesn't shy away from garments with traditionally a masculine edge comes honestly; the self-proclaimed tomboy busied herself with sports—specifically …

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How to find the best airfare on short notice

5 tips to keep in mind when searching for low prices. Justin Sullivan/Getty<p>Buying airline tickets is a lot like gambling or day-trading stocks. Fares go up and down unpredictably. As you get closer to your date of travel, it’s mostly up. But buying a ticket far in advance is not always the answer. …

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

Report: The Beatles to Start Streaming on Christmas Eve

The most beloved rock band in history and one of the most persistent holdouts in the digital age of music listening — The Beatles — is set to finally …

Selena Gomez Wins Billboard's Chart-Topper of the Year: 'I Have So Much More to Prove'

Congratulations, Selena Gomez!<p>The 23-year-old singer’s latest LP, <i>Revival</i>, is her most personal project yet, and fans and critics have noticed her …

Sylvester Stallone auctioning trove of 'Rocky' memorabilia

LOS ANGELES -- Sylvester Stallone auctioned off many of his personal items, props and costumes from his movie career, including the popular "Rocky" …

Nicki Minaj Reveals Sitcom Title, Cast Members

Nicki Minaj took to Instagram Friday to reveal who will portray her family in the upcoming Freeform series <i>Nicki</i>, a sitcom about the rapper’s …

Martin Sheen has quadruple bypass surgery, expected home by Christmas

Martin Sheen had quadruple bypass surgery last weekend, on purpose, according to son Emilio Estevez, and is expected to be home for Christmas.<p>"With my mother Janet and our family by his side and under the coordination of his extraordinary team of cardiologists, doctors and nurses, my father …

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Here's The Coolest Easter Egg In "The Force Awakens"

SPOILERS. But also fun facts.<p>H/t Telegraph

Star Wars

'Star Wars' opens to astronomical sales at box office

Colleen Crosby, 48, saw the very first "Star Wars" movie at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 1977.<p>And on Thursday she grabbed her lightsaber and homemade Jedi costume and rushed to the same spot for opening night of<p>"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"— the first film from the blockbuster series in …

Here's How You Can Get $5 Free to Shop on Amazon

Tis the season that America’s biggest retailers do just about anything to get your business.<p>For weeks now, retailers like Walmart (wmt) and Amazon …

Blind photographer's concert pictures are an Instagram hit

Blind photographer Ahmad Zaghal talks to the BBC about his work taking pictures at music concerts, which has gained him a following on photo-sharing service Instagram.<p>Together with Sean Gray, who was born with cerebral palsy and is the lead singer in the band Birth (Defects), Ahmad also hosts a …

Samsung Used 112 Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets To Build A Giant Touchscreen Piano

This Christmas, though, Samsung figured out a way to make the tablet piano a viable musical instrument. As part of a Christmas display in London’s …

Google's robots group is getting a reboot a year after its founder left

The robotics group, which is known internally as Replicant, as well as Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drone group that Google acquired in 2014, will both become part of Google X, a company spokesperson told Business Insider on Friday. News of the change was first reported by Re/code.<p>Google X is …

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SpaceX's first Falcon 9 launch since June disaster may be delayed

They're having some fuel issues<p>SpaceX's upcoming Falcon 9 rocket launch will likely be pushed back from its target date of Saturday, as the company seems to be having some issues with the rocket's propellant. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that they're having trouble keeping the fuel cool enough, which is …

LHC Experiment Hints at Possibility of New Particle

Innovation<p>The biggest particle accelerator in the world might have found a hint of an entirely new fundamental particle — or it might be seeing ghosts.<p>But even if it turns out to be nothing, particle physicists have written a spate of studies to coincide with the new experimental results, proposing …

NASA just released an unbelievable new image of the Earth rising over the Moon

The narrow angle camera takes images in black and white, so the spacecraft's wider angle camera — which shoots in color — was used to capture the colorful light that reflects off of our planet.<p>"The colors are only approximately what an intrepid explorer would see from the Moon," the researchers …