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Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: 10 Essential Songs

The greatest from the audacious, virtuosic progressive rock icons<p>"I was scared shitless," the late Keith Emerson told <i>Mojo</i> in 2001, remembering the …

The Trappist monk whose calligraphy inspired Steve Jobs — and influenced Apple’s designs

Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected.<p>Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers …

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20 Insanely Great Radiohead Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Revisit key deep cuts, B-sides and live-only gems that could end up on group's ninth LP<p>By , ,<p>Radiohead are up to something. It's been five years …

You can rent this Vincent van Gogh-inspired Airbnb for just $10 a night

Raise your Instagram game instantly<p>In order to publicize an upcoming exhibition on the domestic spaces painted by Vincent van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of van Gogh's most famous paintings — <i>The Bedroom</i> — as a rentable room on Airbnb. The room accommodates two from $10 a …

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15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

Stephen Hawking: “God particle” could demolish the universe

The physicist warned that under high energy levels, the Higgs boson could collapse space and time<p>Professor Stephen Hawking warned that the Higgs boson -- or so-called God particle -- has the potential to destroy the universe, the Sunday Times reported.<p>In the foreword to the book "Starmus, 50 Years …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

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10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most …

A Google-Waze deal would push Israeli M&A volume to its highest levels to date

Google’s expected acquisition of Israeli maps and navigation firm Waze shows how Israeli companies are becoming popular M&A targets. Deals involving Israeli companies as sellers have hit the highest ever volume in the year to date, with $5.6 billion worth of announced deals, according to Dealogic. …

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How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

10 Stellar David Bowie Covers

Astronauts, Brazilian actors and more remake the Thin White Duke's greatest hits<p>On May 12th, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted the first music …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes," the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand.<p>When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more …

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David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

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Photos of the Food and Drink Requested by Famous Musicians Backstage

When musicians sign contracts to perform in major concerts, their documents often contain <i>riders</i> (more commonly known as addendums). These are a …

These 4 Sisters Were Photographed Every Year For 36 Years

The year was 1975 when world-renowned Nicolas Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art originally photographed his wife …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Trillion-euro shortfall facing EU energy sector - Lords Committee

<b>Investment totalling a trillion euros (£846bn) is required before the end of this decade if the European Union is to stave off an energy crisis.</b><p>That is the conclusion of an eight-month inquiry by the House of Lords into the EU power sector.<p>The Lords report says that a muddled Brussels energy policy …

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Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

12 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Saturday

It's a perfect illustration of the current age of music fandom that this year's Record Store Day comes at the end of the week when Twitter introduced its music service — an online streaming music tool that tethers discovery to acquaintances who probably know your taste about as well as the checkout …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos9 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

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Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

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Storm Thorgerson, Pink Floyd Album Art Designer, Dead at 69

Created the iconic covers for 'Dark Side of the Moon,' 'Animals' and 'Wish You Were Here'<p>Storm Thorgerson, a British graphic designer who created …