Gabrielle Castillo

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Once And Future Nut: How Genetic Engineering May Bring Back Chestnuts

One of the great autumn pastimes of the 1800s was nutting — where families, friends and farmers went around clubbing stately chestnut trees, or shinnying up 100-foot tall trunks to pound the branches. A fusillade of nuts would fall to the ground and be scooped up instantly, to be transformed into …

Organisms

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Alton Brown Knows Good Pho, Adds Trip to Houston Favorite During Weekend Visit

If you've been living under a rock, <b>Alton Brown</b> came to town over the weekend and brought along a healthy appetite. The Food Network fixture ended the last leg of his Edible Inevitable Tour with a back-to-back performance Saturday. While in town, Brown made his food rounds with stops at Blacksmith, …

9 New Classic Dishes on the Houston Restaurant Scene

Best of Houston: 10 Best Nicknames for Houston

As you can probably guess, working at the Houston Press, a writer can get a little tired of typing "Houston" over and over again. It's a fine city …

Natural Gas

Best of Houston: 10 Best Nicknames for Houston

Spindeltop<p><b>8. The Energy Capital of the World</b> This our "come build your stuff here and provide jobs" name for ourselves, but it actually is largely …

Natural Gas

The 18 coolest new businesses in Houston

In fact, the small business scene here is bursting. So we rounded up 18 of the coolest places that have opened in the last few years, from a bakery with a happy hour to a boutique run entirely through Facebook.<p>Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Alan Turing's secret notebook sells for £700k

The hand-written document details the codebreaker's work on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science<p>A key scientific document hand-written by Alan Turing has sold at auction for almost £700,000.<p>The paper, in which he details his work on the foundations of mathematical notation …

Alan Turing

$300m London jewel heist is straight out of Hollywood - CNN Video

Burglars got away with jewels valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars in a heist straight out of a Hollywood screenplay. CNN's Phil Black has the details.

Turner Broadcasting

Huge haul of gems and cash stolen in Hatton Garden heist in London

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The Hatton Garden heist, as it will surely come to be known, was every safe deposit box holder's nightmare, every movie director's dream.<p>Thieves using heavy cutting equipment and rappelling gear broke into the vault of an esteemed 60-year-old safe deposit company in the heart of …

Crime

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Remember the MOOC?<p>Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming …

Higher Education

Are Scientific And Religious Explanations Incompatible?

Last week, I participated in a workshop on the science-religion dialogue during which I was asked: Are scientific and religious explanations philosophically incompatible?<p>I've been thinking about the question ever since. The simple answers — "yes" or "no" — have advocates, but they don't seem to do …

Religion

From a medieval text, a weapon against a modern superbug emerges

At the University of Nottingham in Britain, researchers have rediscovered an ancient medicinal elixir that appears to fight a very modern scourge: a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection rampant in hospitals.<p>The discovery melds medieval potion-making with modern pharmacology. In its crosshairs: …

Microbiology

3 Ways To Make A Star On Earth

Fusion: It's a blast!<p>Last fall, Lockheed Martin divulged a new fusion reactor design--one it claimed could power homes and cars in a decade. The wildly optimistic claim is reminiscent of that old trope: Fusion is just 10 years away ... and always will be. Still, experiments suggest we’re getting …

Top five factors affecting oil prices in 2015

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com</i><p>By Nick Cunningham/Oilprice.com<p>As we ring in the New …

Goldman Sachs says JPMorgan Chase should be broken up

Goldman Sachs to JPMorgan Chase: Time to break up.<p>Goldman says that JPMorgan (JPM) would be worth as much as 25% more if it were split into different …

OIL CRASHES, DOW FALLS 330: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,501.6, -331.3, (-1.86%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,020.6, -37.6, (-1.83%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,652.6, -74.2, (-1.57%)<p>And now, the top stories on Monday:<p>1. As was the case for the last few months of 2014, 2015 started with just one thing at the top of investors' minds: the price of oil. On Monday, …

What Would Jane Eyre Sext?

A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.<p>The western literary canon, …

Why String Theory Still Offers Hope We Can Unify Physics

In October 1984 I arrived at Oxford University, trailing a large steamer trunk containing a couple of changes of clothing and about five dozen …

Physics

Boeing And BlackBerry Team Up To Make Top Secret Phone

This phone will self-destruct in 30 seconds<p>We already have the Blackphone for the security-conscious consumer, but now aerospace giant Boeing is looking to create its own bespoke secret phone for people working on defense and national-security contracts, the Boeing Black. (Black is, apparently, all …

European Stocks Rise After Gains in U.S. Equities

Strong U.S. Growth Report Also Provides Boost<p>European stock markets rose Tuesday, propelled by gains in U.S. equities Monday and bolstered by a strong U.S. growth report.<p>The Stoxx Europe 600 index ended up 0.61% at 344.06, reflecting steady gains across most of Europe’s main stock markets. The …

Stock Markets

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

Earth Science