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National Geographic Travel

Scientists Find One Gene Responsible For All White Tigers

And it's our fault that they're super inbred.<p>Science may not be totally sure how the tiger got its stripes, but at least they've got this figured out. One team of biologists says it has uncovered the genetic mutation responsible for white tigers.<p>White tigers have black or brown stripes, white fur, …

Cloned Human Embryo Study Comes Under Fire

An anonymous commenter has pointed out four different problems in last week's breakthrough paper.<p>A week ago, scientists from Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center announced that they had successfully used human skin cells to clone embryonic stem cells. …

Tiny RNA linked to more aggressive leukemia - Futurity

A gene that helps keep blood free of cancer is controlled by tiny pieces of …

Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

The pioneering American scientist, who created the world's first synthetic life, is building a gadget that could teletransport medicine and vaccines into our homes or to colonists in space<p>Craig Venter reclines in his chair, puts his feet up on his desk and – gently stroking his milk …

Scientists Can Tell Your Ethnicity From The Germs In Your Mouth

The type of oral bacteria a person carries is determined more by genetics than lifestyle, one study suggests.<p>Every human mouth is unique. In each, a diverse microbial community thrives, in the spit, the plaque, and under the gums. The bacterial cocktail is a little different for everyone. It seems …

Biology

Things To Do in Baku | Attractions Activities

12th-Century Old City<p>In this UNESCO World Heritage site, shops and restaurants are thriving.<p>Concierge Recommends: Baku<p>The Chef Concierge at Four …

Things To Do in Budapest | Attractions

Antique Shopping<p>Explore traditional antique district centres on Falk Miksa Street and on Váci Street and in the castle district.<p>Concierge Recommends: …

European Travel

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Winter Travel

If you live anywhere in the country besides Southern California, you’ve been through a lot this winter. Two polar vortexes, many feet of snow and in …

Aegina Is The Most Beautiful Greek Island You Haven't Heard Of... Yet

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete... been there, done that. But if you're looking for a fresh, unspoiled island to explore, let us introduce you to Aegina.<p>Aegina Island is located in the Saronic Gulf, about 17 nautical miles from Athens. It's home to ancient ruins (including the famous Temple of Aphaia), …