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Protein From Whales Might Make Better Synthetic Blood

It packs a big punch of oxygen<p>Have you ever wondered how whales stay underwater for up to two hours without coming up for air? It’s because they use a highly stable protein called myoglobin, which stores oxygen for a long time, to power their muscles. Now researchers from Rice University are …

Biology

How to Eat Your Way Through the New NYC Michelin List Without Going Broke

No, seriously. It can be done.<p>The Michelin Guide’s 2016 ratings for New York City restaurants was released last night and, not surprisingly, the list …

East Village

Speuren naar de kleinste bouwstenen van onze werkelijkheid

<b>Veel fundamenteler onderzoek dan het werk van deeltjesfysici is in de wetenschap bijna niet mogelijk. Deze in bijzonder klein grut gespecialiseerde</b> …

Why This Clever Nail Polish Shopping App Is Weirdly Addictive

There's a new way to shop for nail polish that's really fun (and great for procrastinating at work!): You take a picture of anything (say, a great berry lipstick or the perfect baby-blue perfume bottle) and an app called ShadeScout Nails tells you which nail polishes are the same color. Awesome, …

Nails

Your Full Genome Can Be Sequenced and Analyzed For Just $1,000

It used to cost $100 million just a few years ago<p>Yesterday, personal genetics company Veritas Genetics announced that it had reached a milestone: participants in its limited, but steadily expanding Personal Genetics Program can get their entire genome sequenced for just $1,000.<p>Relatively low-cost …

Is This Kickstarter Razor the Future of Shaving?

The safety razor as we know it dates back to the late 1800s. Yeah, they've thrown in some additional blades and a few hydration strips since then, but the basic idea is pretty much the same. To put that into perspective, if the rest of our beauty routine came straight from the nineteenth century, …

Skin Care

NASA shows off a stunning new color photo of Pluto's moon, Charon

Charon is half the diameter of Pluto, and is in what's known as a "tidal lock" with the dwarf planet. That means the two bodies always have the same face pointed at each other, much like the relationship of the Earth with our Moon. But that's where the similarities stop. Charon isn't just some dead …

Solar System

Why Balmain’s Power Ponytails and Bombshell Bodies Are a Fashion Week Palate Cleanser

“The Balmain army, it’s a real thing,” <b>Gigi Hadid</b> was saying backstage at the fashion house’s runway show in Paris this morning, gesturing toward a<br>sunlit room that included <b>Lily Aldridge</b>, <b>Jourdan Dunn</b>, <b>Alessandra Ambrosio</b>, <b>Doutzen Kroes</b>, and <b>Devon Windsor</b>. Off the runway and on it, “we’re all friends, we …

25 Movie Mistresses With Looks We Love, From Holly Golightly to Mrs. Robinson

Exactly fifty years ago today, <i>The Graduate</i> debuted in movie theaters—forever changing the face of cinema with its unconventional cast and mold-breaking brand of cultural satire. "Mark it right down in your datebook as a picture you'll have to see," wrote the <i>New York Times</i> critic Bosley Crowther of …

Diana Ross