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The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR …

Biology

Why Your Return From Home Equity Is Always Zero

Home equity is an awful investment. It is unsafe, illiquid and its rate of return is always zero. Home equity is your “skin in the game” — it’s the difference between your home’s value and how much you owe on the loan.<p>If you own a $500,000 home and owe $400,000 on the loan, you have $100,000 in …

Personal Finance

Redating the Sphinx: Robert Schoch Talks to Joe Rogan about a Lost Civilization

<i>Be sure follow The Daily Grail on Facebook and on Twitter for more fascinating stories like this.</i><p>I was pleasantly surprised on Friday to learn that …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

Lefties, you should feel very special

Only 1 in 10 humans are left handed. So why does it happen at all?<p>In graduate school, I earned beer money by modeling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don’t judge, grad school doesn’t pay well and beer isn’t free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey the room and …

Biology

Out-of-This-World Diamond-Studded Rock Just Got Even Weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.<p>The Hypatia stone was …

Conversation between a biologist and a philosopher: has man become a semi-god? (3)

<i>Two professors from the University of Lorraine continue the exchanges initiated earlier in “Self-transformation and religion” and “Identity,</i> …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

Forecasters Say Winter 2018 Will Be Warmer Than Average Across Most of U.S.

Seems like the Farmers' Almanac got it wrong.<p>Most Americans can look forward to a drier and warmer winter this year, per the U.S. Winter Outlook that the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center released yesterday.<p>Because La Nina has a 55 to 65 percent chance of developing in the upcoming months, it could …

100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

Desktop Metal – remember the name. This Massachussetts company is preparing to turn manufacturing on its head, with a 3D metal printing system that's …

Prototyping

Juno Shatters Scientists' Jupiter Theories in Just 365 Days

Last July 4th, NASA's Juno spacecraft slowed its record breaking pace just enough to get caught in the pull of Jupiter's gravity. (The timing, …

Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays

Scientists have cracked the secret to Roman water-based structures’ strength – and findings could help today’s builders<p>Their structures are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it: now the Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete has finally been cracked.<p>The Roman …

These Scientists Have a Plan To Cheat Death. Will It Work?

Science News<p>Resurrecting the dead may be out of the question, but new research points to better ways to care for patients with critical brain injuries.<p>Nothing is as certain as death. Yet humans have come up with ways to push it further and further. The heart stops beating? Do CPR. The lungs fail? …

Stem Cells

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

Jennifer Doudna: ‘I have to be true to who I am as a scientist’

Crispr inventor Jennifer Doudna talks about discovering the gene-editing tool, the split with her collaborator and the complex ethics of genetic manipulation<p>Jennifer Doudna, 53, is an American biochemist based at the University of California, Berkeley. Together with the French microbiologist …

Genetics

One of Africa's best kept secrets - its history

<b>Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A celebrated British historian once said there was only the history of Europeans in Africa. Zeinab Badawi has been asking what is behind this lack of knowledge and looking at the historical record for an</b> …

Ancient History

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …

Tiny house expertise put to use in Mercedes Sprinter campervan conversion

After spending a lot of time in their much-loved converted Post Office van, campervan and tiny house enthusiast Jack Richens from Oxford, England, …

RVs

Bulletproof Coffee’s Dave Asprey: why healthy eating and exercise aren’t enough

The tech entrepreneur was once overweight and unfocused. Now his ‘brain‑boosting’ diet has made him the toast of Silicon Valley<p>Dave Asprey, 43, is best known for his concoction Bulletproof Coffee, the go-to caffeine kick of Silicon Valley, Hollywood and David Beckham. A Guinness-dense combination …

Stock Tank Pools Are Going to Be All the Rage This Summer

Want one? Here's what you need to do.<p>As the temperatures rise, installing a pool in your backyard probably sounds like a really good idea — until you learn that the average cost of a backyard pool is $20,000 to $30,000. Instead of dropping a ton of cash just to stay cool this summer, you may want …

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Get out of your own head and start taking action.<p>While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine …

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

This week has been interesting. This is probably the most hours per day I have ever put into a game in order to hit an embargo in such a short time span. I woke up every day at 6 AM, started up <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>, and played for 10 or 11 hours straight. Sixty hours of the campaign later, plus …

Experiment Reaffirms Quantum Weirdness

Physicists are closing the door on an intriguing loophole around the quantum phenomenon Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”<p>There might be …

Start building your home cinema: 7 products THX recommends for every home theater

You could spend days parsing product specs, reading reviews from industry insiders and taking trip after trip to the local stereo store to find the …

The daily pain of having extreme perception

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But there may be an upside to being a highly sensitive person.<p>At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would …

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Here's what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

Magic Mushrooms