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Scientists Have Created 'DNA Scissors' That Can Alter Your Genes, but Should They Use Them?

Biotechnology that can rewrite the genome heralds "a new era of human biology" and raises ethical questions for the medical community, experts in …

Genetics

10 Foods You Absolutely Must Try In Hawaii

Picture Hawaii. It's all rainbows and waterfalls, right?<p>Of course, that stuff is great. Who doesn't love a good white sand beach with dolphins and palm trees and whatnot. But guys, we're gonna let you in on a little secret... the real joy of Hawaii is in the FOOD.<p>Below, ten things you need to feast …

Ice Cream

The Anti-Aging Products You Should Be Using in Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

<b>Sunscreen and Antioxidants</b><br>Beating sun damage to the aging punch is especially important in your twenties. Sun exposure over time is proven to accelerate aging, as it damages the elastin that makes skin look youthful. Jaliman says to use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen in the morning to protect …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

What to Do About Pig Poop? North Carolina Fights a Rising Tide

The pork-loving state faces challenges in protecting water from contamination.<p>From the air, the place where bacon comes from is a quilt of fields and woods crossed by roads and winding creeks.<p>On an overcast day in September, I was buzzing over eastern North Carolina's flat coastal plain in a …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

A Genetic Mutation Renders One Family Unable To Sweat

In an interesting twist, scientists have found that targeting this gene could help people who sweat way too much.<p>In Pakistan, there lives a family of five with a unique – and tragic – condition. Several of their children cannot sweat. It’s an extremely rare disorder called anhidrosis, and while it …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

Q&A: What It’s Like to Cover Ebola

After returning from West Africa, photojournalist Neil Brandvold is isolating himself as a precaution.<p>Photojournalist Neil Brandvold recently shot video of patients and caregivers in Liberia and Sierra Leone, at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,400 people in recent …

My Happy Life In 160 Square Feet

Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.<p>Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

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Could This Be the Most Expensive Apartment in New York?

If you've made it to the top in your career, this 96th floor New York City penthouse apartment is a fitting abode. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>CIM Group</i><p>There's no shortage of fabulous real estate available right now for New York's super rich: there's this $98 million Upper …

Million-Dollar Florida Home Built on Wrong Lot

Don't even try to beat this couple's building nightmare story.<p><i>Daytona Beach News-Journal</i><p>If you're looking for a new real estate nightmare, this should do it: A couple found out that their custom five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home with ocean views was built on the wrong lot. Mark and Brenda …

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Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

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Why It's Awesome These Scientists Failed To Replicate Their Research

Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Sid Horton published results damaging their earlier work. And their peers are praising them for it.<p>Science chases progress. Researchers live under pressure from grant agencies, their peers, and the public to produce exciting results. New finds make headlines; checking old …

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics

There are no approved vaccines or treatments, but some in development look promising.<p>DALLAS—Ebola vaccines are so effective in monkeys that macaques can be protected or rescued even if they're injected with a hundred times the lethal dose of the Ebola virus after vaccination. But no one knows for …

Myths about the brain 'hamper effective teaching'

Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value"<p>Myths about the brain and how it functions are being used to justify and promote teaching methods that are essentially “ineffective”, according …

English booze culture fuels nearly 10 million hospital admissions each year

One in five people in England now drinks too much with hospital admissions rocketing, alarming new figures show<p>The number of alcohol-related admissions to hospital has risen to nearly 10 million a year as it emerged that one in five people in England now regularly drink above NHS guidelines.<p>New …

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

New York City

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Science

A Brief History of Toilet Paper

For some people, a trip to the john can be a very contemplative experience. Perhaps you've found yourself wondering, as you sat the porcelain throne: …

Selling

Doctors unsure why only certain Ebola patients bleed

One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.<p>It remains a mystery why some people experience this bleeding while others don't. The bleeding, which is properly called …

Nerve Implants Let Patients Feel Through Artificial Fingers

It’s not exactly perfect sensation, but Igor Spetic says he can feel a tingling when he uses an experimental new prosthetic hand developed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He’s one of two men using an artificial hand attached to long-term implants that not only give him some …

Case Western Reserve University

Elon Musk believes colonizing Mars will save humanity

You'd be excused for thinking Elon Musk is crazy. Even with his unlikely successes in rethinking electric vehicles and commercial spaceflight, the man's steadfast beliefs in the face of incredible challenges can make him seem like a blind visionary. If you're of that mindset, Musk's latest …

3 Photographic Special Effects You Can Create Without the Help of Photoshop

What do you think of when you hear the term “special effects”? Your favorite sci-fi movie or a state of the art video game, perhaps. Do you ever …

Landscape Photography