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Can a Transgender Farmer Sow Seeds of Acceptance in This Red State?

Ashley Swartz lives in the house where she grew up, surrounded by 160 acres of corn and soybean fields her father tilled before her. She tried moving …

New solid-state battery chemistry with glass electrolyte delivers 3 times the capacity - ExtremeTech

By on March 8, 2017 at 9:38 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Normally it’s a pretty solid …

Clean Energy

Famous Things Four Famous Authors Never Said

A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a treasure trove of unsourced quotations, some of them fake, just like Wikiquotes. Take the line that tops the list of George Eliot quotes: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."<p>There's no proof she ever said it. <i>None</i> …

I've Finally Had It with Trump

I don't know why, but this was the gross public lie that broke the camel's back.<p>HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA—There was a vivid slice of orange moon low on the dark horizon and the campaign of Donald Trump had pulled into the Giant Arena in the sprawling Hersheypark complex. It was as typical a rally as …

Donald Trump

If Hillary Wins, She’ll Be Grateful for Comey’s Move

On October 11, 2015, President Obama was asked by Steve Kroft of CBS News about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server while she was the Secretary of State. It was an awkward question for Obama. The F.B.I., led by James Comey, whom Obama chose to run the agency, was in the middle of an …

Why Future Lab Animals Will Spring From ‘Crispr’ Gene-Editing Technique

The Jackson Laboratory is leveraging the gene-editing technology to create better disease models<p>Unlike most people, Edison Liu actually likes mice—or, at least, appreciates their role as the workhorse of science. The Jackson Laboratory, where he serves as president and CEO, currently houses more …

Genetics

Scientists Just Broke a Fusion World Record - And It Lifts The Bar For Clean Energy Potential

Another step closer to limitless energy.<p>Scientists have set a new world record for plasma pressure - the 'key ingredient' for producing energy from …

Common NSAID Used for Period Pain May Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s drug research continues to look to the future, toward new drugs that might one day treat the ravaging symptoms of the neurodegenerative …

76 Cents on the Dollar…

I really feel guilty in a major way this election season and think I owe Hillary Clinton an apology. I’ve been a democrat for as long as I can …

Barack Obama

Pall Life Sciences to Introduce Continuous Bioprocessing with Single-Use Technologies

<i>New Product Launches Planned for Biotech Week Boston, Oct. 4-7</i><p>PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At next week’s first annual Biotech Week Boston …

Pharma

The Sexist Response to a Science Book Prize

After Andrea Wulf won the Royal Society’s highest honor for her book The Invention of Nature, a writer at The Guardian attributed it to a new fondness for “female-friendly” biographies among prize juries.<p>Last week, the Royal Society held its ceremony to honor the best popular-science book of the …

The Malaysian Businesswoman Using Personal Branding To Build An Empire

Vivy Yusof is the perfect poster child of the modern, Malaysian woman. Young, smart, beautiful, and stylish. Married with two kids, she’s also one of Malaysia’s biggest internet celebrities, taking over Southeast Asia one Instagram post at a time, and with an army of dedicated online followers. And …

Kuala Lumpur

Donald Trump Is Often More Hawkish Than Washington Elites

His “America First” image is a fiction built on lies. Until this election, he was an interventionist who pressed two presidents for more regime changes.<p>If you’re a voter who believes that Donald Trump is against foreign wars and regime change, unlike the globalist elites in Washington, D.C., you …

A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in ‘one-dimensional’ wires - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional ‘quantum wires’ and observing the interactions between …

The Water-Gen Device Makes Water From Air

An Israeli company called Water-Gen has created a device that produces fresh drinking water from water vapor in the air. Business Insider reports …

Amazon Echo

A Persnickety Spy for Luxury Hotels

On a recent Wednesday evening, Ann, a fifty-three-year-old securities lawyer who lives in Manhattan, checked into Room 310 at a swanky hotel in midtown. (Average nightly rate: four hundred and twenty-eight dollars.) She dropped her purse in the corner and headed straight for the bathroom, where she …

Salads are picnic-perfect when you pack ’em like I do

With its crisp, cool and colorful promise, autumn is made for the open road. It takes only the slightest encouragement for us to head out for a glimpse of the glorious golds, oranges and reds — and a picnic.<p>The best picnic recipes are built to travel well. A good lunch en plein air is appetizing …

San Francisco

12 Fascinating House Races To Watch In 2016

There’s more going on than just Clinton vs. Trump.<p>With less than two months to go before America faces its judgment day on Nov. 8, it seems a fitting time to remind everybody that there is more to this election cycle than just the ongoing battle between the two presidential candidates. There are …

Elections

Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are rising - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

BOSTON (September 12, 2016)–A new analysis of 100 million Medicare records from U.S. adults aged 65 and older reveals rising healthcare costs for …

DNA Reveals Four Giraffe Species, Not Just One

The distinctive creatures with the long necks turn out to be genetically distinct enough to warrant subdivision of the species, a new study …

Wildlife

Creamy Corn Chowder

8 Servings<p>To make this vegetarian, omit the bacon and replace with more shiitake mushrooms; sauté them until they’re golden brown. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>August 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ears of corn<p>2 Parmesan rinds (about 4 ounces; optional)<p>4 ounces shiitake …

Chowder

The Hole and the Whole: Lessons from Manipulation of Nipbl Deficiency

by Bruce D. GelbCongenital heart defects (CHDs) affect 2%–3% of newborns and remain challenging clinically. There is an ongoing project to elucidate …

Heart Disease

About the cover

September 2016 Volume 34No9<p>Mouse hippocampal neurons expressing membrane-anchored fluorescent proteins. Tillberg <i>et al</i>. (p 987) and Ku <i>et al</i>. (p 973) …

“Sac Science Distilled” Brings Brains to Bars on Sacramento Grid

A new evening entertainment option is about to set sail on the Sacramento Grid — the new <b>Sac Science Distilled</b> series will premiere at <b>Old Ironsides</b> on</b> …

Greater Sacramento

Compound Kushen Injection: Study Shows How It Kills Cancer Cells

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China, a …

Cancer Cells

Justice Department dropping corruption case against Bob McDonnell

The Justice Department is dropping its corruption prosecution against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell after the Supreme Court overturned McDonnell's convictions and threw up significant hurdles to retrying him.<p>A jury convicted McDonnell in 2014 on 11 felony counts stemming from his and his …

Corruption

Q&A: Everything you need to know about the North Korean nuclear test

TOKYO – North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test Friday. Here’s what we know so far:<p><b>What happened? Was it really a nuclear test, like North Korea claims, or was it just an earthquake?</b><p>Yes, it really was a nuclear test. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 5.3 magnitude seismic event it recorded …

North Korea

6 reasons why you should start reading short stories

<b>Short stories have many benefits that make them a great read in the digital times. Here are the most important ones.</b>Nowadays, short stories have one …

Writing