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CRISPR/Cas9 Reveals Cancer’s Synthetic Lethal Vulnerabilities | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>This is a network of synthetic-lethal interactions connecting commonly mutated genes to potential drug targets. [UC San Diego …

UC San Diego

Who, What, Why: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator to avoid arsenic?

<b>Rice should be prepared in machines designed for making filter coffee, experts say. Why, asks Jon Kelly.</b><p>Instead of boiling rice in a pan, people are being told to prepare it in a percolator.<p>Researchers at Queen's University Belfast found that doing so can reduce harmful amounts of arsenic which can …

How to cook perfect rice

Scientists believe millions of people are endangering their health by cooking rice incorrectly. As a result of industrial toxins and pesticides found in soil, rice is contaminated with many chemicals – but research has suggested that the way the rice is cooked could reduce exposure to the toxic …

Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer

<b>Lasers can help surgeons rapidly analyse brain cancers and decide how much tissue to remove, a study shows.</b><p>It is a difficult decision as taking too little leads to the cancer coming back, while too much could lead to disability.<p>The technique, called SRS microscopy, has been tried on more than 360 …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Genetics

Meal Prep: 5 Healthy Recipes To End January On A High Note

It's always a good idea to think ahead.<p><i>Every week we bring you Meal Prep to help you lay out healthy weekly meals. Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking on the weekend, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good balance</i> …

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Graduated Neutral Density Filter

How many times have you rued the fact that you chose frugality over sensibility when packing your camera bag? You’re in front of a lovely sunset by …

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

<b>The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.</b><p>Tumours can "seed" themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths.<p>The mouse study, published in Nature, showed altering the immune system slowed the …

Separate Egg Yolks from Whites for Incredibly Fluffy Pancakes

Unless I’m making crepes, I want my pancakes to be fluffy stacks of cloud-like wonderment. Luckily, it’s really simple to add oomph to flapjacks: you …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

Microbiology

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

How to make the most of your camera's manual mode

Smartphone cameras are shipping with better and better cameras each year, and there are a plethora of apps available to help you capture the best looking snaps too: from filters right through to camera apps with built-in manual controls. Even if your phone doesn’t ship with a built-in manual mode, …

How This Startup Is Producing Sustainable Oil From Sewage Sludge

It’s black. It’s viscous. It looks a lot like crude oil. Yet, it doesn’t come from drilling, but from sewage sludge. Danish startup Mash Biotech has found a cost-effective method for converting one of the world’s big waste sources into sustainable oil and a fertilizer.<p>“We’ve tried to sort of put …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Do’s and Don’ts of Memory Cards: Tips for Photographers

My name is Jeff Cable, and I’m a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I previously spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing …

Memory Card

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

How to Start a Tech Company When You Have No Tech Experience

It’s the norm for aspiring entrepreneurs these days to want to build a tech-based business, be it a mobile app, a cloud-based service or a social …

How To Use A Graduated ND Filter Effectively For Landscape Photography

Using filters of any kind these days is rarer than in the past, but for landscape photographers specifically, it is still an integral part of the …

Why You Should Always Set the Profile in Lightroom Before You Start Editing

Now that I have used Lightroom for many years, processing photos from two different camera systems (Canon EOS and Fujifilm X-series), I have realized …

How To Use a Tilt Shift Lens

Tilt shift lenses are kind of mysterious to many folks. They’re expensive, they’re excruciatingly manual, and what’s with all the knobs on them? …

Mario Batali's Blasphemous Mashed Potatoes

"What I do at my Thanksgiving is 70% Yukon Gold, 30% celery root."<p>Batali doesn't just use olive oil in place of dairy to be difficult. The man is …

Recipes

Creamy and Tangy Mashed Potatoes

Books | Educating Photographers, One Pixel at a Time™

Go Long! Discover how to create timeless photos by “stretching time.” This week, I’m offering all three of my long exposure tutorials at up to 50% …

Gut bacteria 'may help drugs fight cancer'

<b>Bacteria living deep inside the digestive system seem to alter how cancer drugs work, a study suggests.</b><p>Immunotherapies - which harness the body's own defences to fight tumours - can clear even terminal cancer in a small proportion of patients.<p>However, a small study by the University of Texas found …

Quickly Calibrate DSLR Cameras for Video

Plan to shoot video with your DSLR or Mirrorless cameras? Chances are you might use more than one camera body while shooting footage. This may be to …

Videography

Check out Tesla's four different glass solar roofs

Can you see the solar panels?<p>Tesla released photographs of four different solar roofs that the company announced earlier today. Instead of adding bulky solar panels to an existing roof, the roofs themselves will be made of textured glass tiles that incorporate photovoltaic cells.<p>The new roofs are …

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

<b>The International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal.</b><p>The IEA says in a new report that last year, renewables accounted for more than half of the increase in power capacity.<p>The report says half a million solar panels …

How to Use Wide Angle Lenses

Wide-angle lenses are incredibly popular for landscape photographers, but they can be very tricky to use. The main problem is that these lenses are …

Study Finds Vegan Blood Is 8 Times More Effective At Preventing Cancer

<b>This article was previously published on Collective Evolution.</b><p>Cancer is not just a single disease but a class of diseases characterized by …

The plane that runs on hydrogen and emits only water | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The dream of sustainable air travel is now one step closer to reality, after a team of researchers in Germany flew a plane that emits nothing but water vapor into the atmosphere.<p>The plane runs on fuel cells -- devices producing an electrical current from a supply of hydrogen and oxygen -- …