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Should You Trust Big Pharma With Your DNA?

Privacy may be a small price to pay for personalized medicine<p>In January, the biotech company Genentech reportedly committed $10 million for access to the DNA of 3,000 Parkinson’s patients and their families. A week later, Pfizer made a similar deal for the genomes of 5,000 people with lupus. At …

Animals and Plants Entwine in Mythical Sculptures

Surrealistic sculptor Ellen Jewett combines art, science, and medical illustration into an imaginative fusion of natural forms. Inspired by wildlife, Ellen transforms the familiar aspects of plants and animals into unique hybrid creatures. Realistic details flow from animal to plant. Some pieces …

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>The ruined church of Saint Gregory in Ani.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/2/1427992789854/37495f19-766c-477d-bb7d-17e66cffb858-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The ruined church of Saint Gregory in …

8 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Though public understanding of depression has improved somewhat over the years, we as a society still frequently misunderstand or overlook depression …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

Solar Cell Combines Two Types of Photovoltaic Material to Produce More Energy

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material …

Clean Energy

How Successful People Spend Their Weekends

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at …

NASA is working with Russia on a new space station (update: not quite)

Russia is teaming up with the USA to build ISS 2.0 once the current one's funding runs out in 2024 -- at least according to <i>Russia Today</i> and state news agency <i>TASS</i>. The country's space agency, Roscosmos threatened in February to use the Russian ISS modules as a platform for a new base of its own …

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

7 drinks you need to stop drinking now before they kill you

#7 Pre-made smoothies<p>Smoothies can seem like an excellent addition to the diet, as eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is linked to a decrease in …

Portable media player gives North Koreans illicit window on the world

£35 device allows residents to listen to pop music and watch South Korean soaps, Hollywood films and outside news programmes, despite government restrictions<p>A £35 portable media player is providing many North Koreans with a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep them …

South Korea

The $4,000 Diet Pill

The magic fat blaster you've always dreamed about is here, and it's drug-free. Liz Krieger explores the latest treatments.<p>It sounds like something out of Alice in Wonderland: a pill that truly makes you smaller. "Pill," however, is something of a misnomer because inside this capsule is actually a …

10 Unsolved Mysteries That Confound The Art World

The more we learn about great art and its creators, the more mysteries we uncover. Sometimes, these mysteries are more convoluted and salacious than …

What Elephants and Whales Look Like From Space

Only two creatures—both mammals—have been seen by private orbiting cameras.<p>When satellite companies talk about the imagery they capture, they play up how you can see big, human-made things: planes and trains and parking lots. Sometimes they might mention, too, how important sky pictures are to …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Ice Cream

New motion-powered fabric can charge your smartphone

the big battleSonia Gandh's Friendly Hug Swings 2019 Spotlight on Mayawati vs Modi<p>honour roll<p>Noida Girl Meghna Srivastava is CBSE Class 12 Topper, …

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Apple Watch accessories charge with style

Apple Watch

This Mesmerizing Faucet Saves Water By Creating Beautiful Spirals

It isn’t easy to get people to care about saving water: Just ask California, where residents failed to even save half of the state’s goal of 20% reductions in January, despite the epic drought. But could better-looking design tempt more people to adopt water-saving tech?<p>A new faucet is designed to …