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9 Transportive Books To Read When You Need A Break From City Life But Can't Afford A Getaway

Whether you're living in New York City or Los Angeles or somewhere in between, city life can be a lot to handle. Sometimes, you just need to get away …

Books

Scientists created AI from DNA

Caltech scientists have recently developed an AI made out of DNA that can tackle a classic machine learning problem by precisely recognizing written …

Crispr sees gene therapy milestone in Europe

Humans are set to be genetically modified for the first time in Europe after regulators gave the go ahead to trial Crispr Therapeutics' (NASDAQ:CRSP) …

12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his …

Elon Musk

What are diastole and systole in blood pressure?

The terms diastole and systole refer to when the heart muscles relax and contract. The balance between diastole and systole determines a person's …

Medical Research

Caltech Scientists Breed Bacteria That Make Tiny High-Energy Carbon Rings

Engineered bacterial enzymes provide easy access to strained molecular structures rarely seen in nature.News Writer: Emily Velasco An artist's …

Chemistry

What is good science?

Demanding that a theory is falsifiable or observable, without any subtlety, will hold science back. We need madcap ideas<i>By Adam Becker</i>Read at Aeon

Physics

How Long Does LASIK Last?

If you've ever been saddled with eyeglasses so thick that the lenses look like Coke bottles glasses, you've probably considered LASIK surgery …

Johnson & Johnson

Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminium Alloy

Nearly 100 percent efficiency.<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. …

Energy

Does quantum tunneling take time or is it instantaneous?

In the weird world of quantum physics, it's not unusual for particles to tunnel through barriers that under normal circumstances they shouldn't be …

Scientists may have found a functional cure for type-1 diabetes

Type-1 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 42 million people worldwide, and occurs when the pancreas produces little to no insulin. Those with the condition must take supplemental insulin so their bodies can process sugars. But now, researchers at ViaCyte, a regenerative …

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription<p>Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule …

Medicine

Chemists ID catalytic 'key' for converting CO2 to methanol

Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and converting it to useful chemicals such as methanol could reduce both pollution and our dependence on petroleum …