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New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Genetics

The Brave New World of DNA Synthesis

Over the last several decades, DNA - the genetic material of life as we know it - has completed a remarkable scientific cycle. In 1953, it was a …

'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not simply mathematical paradoxes. See, back when he …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Amateur Astronomers Discovered A 120-Mile-Tall Plume Coming Off Mars

Almost nothing like it has ever been observed on the red planet before<p>On March 12, 2012, amateur skywatchers noticed something unusual coming off of Mars' southern hemisphere. It was an extremely bright plume, extending 120 miles or more into the Martian sky. Clouds, aurora, and other Martian …

Will increasing cyber attacks spell the end of username and password security?

US regulators are considering mandating that companies ramp up online protections, but analysts warn there is no immediate cure-all<p>When a burglar breaks into a home, changing the locks or otherwise shoring up the home’s security is among the first things likely to get done in the …

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

Black holes do not exist where space and time do not exist, says new theory

(Phys.org) —The quintessential feature of a black hole is its "point of no return," or what is more technically called its event horizon. When …

Black Holes

6 Foods Science Says Are Actually Making You Dumber

Not everything you eat is good for you. Most of us know that by now. What you may not know, though, is that the food you eat can not only affect your …

Nutrition

Solar power drives renewable energy investment boom in 2014

Global clean energy investment leapt 16% in 2014 led by solar power surge in US and China - but Europe lags behind<p>Global investment in clean energy jumped 16% in 2014, boosted by fast-growing solar power in the US and China. Solar, whose costs have plummeted in recent years, attracted over half the …

The best free software for writers 2018: write more efficiently without distractions

Writers tend to make a very big deal of their tools, whether those tools are delicate pens or ancient typewriters. Increasingly, though, they'll talk …

Software

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Solar System

Preventing Chronic Disease | Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach

BRIEF<p>Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach<p>Jennifer Di Noia, PhD<p><i>Suggested citation for this article:</i> Di Noia J. …

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

These 65 movies and TV shows are disappearing from Netflix on New Year's Day

Hopefully your New Year's resolution isn't to binge watch all five <i>Rocky</i> films, because Netflix won't be able to help you out. As usual, the beginning of a new month marks the disappearance of a lot of old films from the streaming service, and <i>Vulture</i> hasprinted a long list of which will be going …

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

6 Money Myths Millennials Should Bust -- Now

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Chances are you’ve fallen for at least one of them. We’re talking about money myths—those erroneous financial proclamations that get passed down from generation to generation as fact.<p>You know, things like “buying in bulk is <i>always</i>better” and “buy low and …

Why 'BPA-Free' Plastics Aren't Safe

Recently, the Oakland, CA-based Center for Environmental Health tested 35 "BPA-free" sippy cups for children, and found that nine exhibited …

Pollution

3 Ways Coffee Can Boost Your Health and Stop Global Warming

Interestingly, the study also found that coffee grown with the planet in mind—i.e., without cutting down rainforest vegetation and dousing the crop …

Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee: The Buttery Caffeine of Champions

Forget cream and sugar. Add butter to your morning brew to kickstart your day and feel invincible when you ride.<p>In his new book, <i>The Bulletproof Diet</i>, author and cyclist Dave Asprey says, "When you mix coffee with the right fats, you get a drink that stomps on hunger, and helps you lose weight, …

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Decorations

Indigenous Water Testing in Remote Russia

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Jon Waterhouse and The Network of Indigenous Knowledge (NIK) recently went to Yakutia in eastern Russia to help distribute the tools and knowledge necessary for water testing. NIK is about connecting people who are, by nature and place, environmental stewards of their …

Indigenous Peoples

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

The One Nutrient Everyone Needs

Doctors have long known the health powers of glutathione. But only now can you pop it daily to get its unparalleled benefits.<p>"Glutathione is your body's most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent, and it's also something of a well-kept secret," says Dr. Frank Lipman, Integrative and Functional …