Angela Chou

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'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

Swiss bank’s currency U-turn hurts watchmakers, skiers and traders

Central bank’s abandonment of Swiss franc-euro cap described as a ‘tsunami of pain’ for exporters and tourism industry<p>Watch makers, ski resorts and currency traders were facing big losses on Thursday when the Swiss central bank stunned the financial markets by abandoning its currency peg against …

Grand Theft Auto V in 4K shows why the PC version’s delay to March is worth the wait

Grand Theft Auto V was supposed to hit the PC this month — but not anymore.<p>Developer Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto V won’t debut on PC until March 24. That equates to about a two-month delay for the open-world crime game, which was originally supposed to hit PC on Jan. 27. …

Mexican billionaire more than doubles New York Times stake

Carlos Slim, the world's second-richest man, has more than doubled his stake in the New York Times Company, becoming the company's top stakeholder.<p>The company has received more than $100 million in the transaction, and has been authorized by the board to use the funds to repurchase class A …

Comcast and Time Warner Cable hike modem fees as much as 33%. Time to buy your own.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have just raised fees for renting a modem so high that it now makes sense to buy your own. Even if it's a headache installing it.<p>The cable companies just hiked the monthly rates they charge customers for leasing their modems -- a somewhat hidden charge that most people …

Time Warner

New bank could save the pot industry

Kristi Kelly owns legal marijuana stores in Colorado called Good Meds and has lost 23 bank accounts in five years.<p>Even though medical marijuana is legal in Colorado and 22 other states, it's still illegal on the federal level. And that means banks generally don't want anything to do with pot …

Cannabis

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Fortune.com

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Fortune.com

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The Best Way to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Mugs & Carafes

Peek into my cupboards and you'll be able to tell I drink coffee. My mugs have the stubborn brown stains to prove it. Even worse is the bottom of my …

Cleaning

The Secret to Richard Blais’s Sweet-Spicy Roast Chicken and Wings

It may come as a surprise that the star dish at Richard Blais's Atlanta restaurant, The Spence, doesn’t involve foams, quick freezes or any high-tech …

The best iPad apps of 2014

iPad,Apps,Apple,iOS,Tablet computers,Technology,Microsoft,Gruff Rhys,Programming,Children's tech,Ebooks,Radio Times,Brian Cox,First world war,Antonio Vivaldi,Star Wars,Walt Disney Company,Winston Churchill,BBC,iPlayer,Software<p>From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps …

Apple's New 'Mothership'

Apple Chief Steve Jobs compares it to a space ship. Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has called it the 'mothership. Whatever it is, it's not like the other guy's corporate campus. Apple wants to build a new campus in Cupertino, California with enough room for 13,000 employees. Here's a peek at the …

ISIS tries to justify slavery, sex with girls

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.<p>Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.<p>Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.<p>People in Mosul -- the Iraqi city now under control …

5 Non-Evil Ways To Get People To Do What You Want, From Dan Pink

I’ve posted about getting people to like you, winning arguments and FBI methods for negotiation — but let’s take it to the next level.<p>There are ways …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

Hanging from rails up to 80 feet above the street, the Skysmart system uses a series of personal pods that run on either solar power or pedaling from …

UC Berkeley

Recipe: Braised Oxtail Ragu

Preheat the oven to 300°F.<p>Pat the meat dry with paper towels then dust with the flour, tapping off any excess. Season with salt and pepper on all …

Food

8 Tips for Making the Perfect Cookie Plate

Cookie genius Matt Lewis of Brooklyn’s Baked bakery shares his top tips for creating the perfect plate of cookies.<p>When you put together a plate of …

72 Hours in the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is not your average island getaway. Located within the Inner Hebrides islands on the west coast of Scotland, Skye is a little bit …

Meet Uber's hedge-fund-like, Bermuda-based insurer

Critics of Airbnb, Uber, and other companies in the so-called sharing economy argue that these companies are structured to avoid paying taxes. It …

Microsoft: Cheap PCs are here to stay

PC prices are the lowest they've ever been this holiday season. But even after the deals end, cheap PCs will be around for a long time.<p>Concerned about the long-term impact of fading PC sales on its cash cow Windows and Office businesses, Microsoft has loosened its grip a bit on PC makers. That's …

Laughing all the way ... out of depression

The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work -- may help banish treatment-resistant …

Washington University

Yik Yak shown no slack in intern hack attack

Getting hacked seems to be a rite of passage for social media companies. It’s sign that they’ve grown big enough to attract the attention of the …

Google's latest tool makes building Android apps even easier

In early 2013, Google announced Android Studio, a WYSIWYG environment that'd help you create Android applications with a lot less hassle. Now, the company is finally ready to put Version 1.0 into the hands of would-be creators across the world. The package comes with plenty of helpful templates for …

Top Warning Signs That Your Employees are Disengaged

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>It’s a well-reported figure at this point, but it’s still immensely troubling: 70 percent of …

How much of London is owned by Qatar’s royal family?

It will by all accounts be one hell of a gaff: a Grade I listed, 13-bedroom, 30,000 sq ft, twin-lift mansion on Regent’s Park, complete with spa, heated swimming pool, gymnasium, beauty salon, powder rooms, a children’s floor, games rooms, wine cellar, fumoir and staff wing. When the conversion of …

Will and Kate Visit the US: In Pictures

Nobody escapes U.S. taxes - even astronauts

Americans just cannot escape the Internal Revenue Service -- even by strapping on a space suit and blasting themselves into outer space.<p>Yes, that's right. Astronauts are on the hook to file taxes by April 15, even if they're orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth on a long-term mission.<p>The IRS -- …