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Meet Inc.'s Rising Stars, the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018 | Inc.com

This Startup Wants to Help Black Millennials Invest in Themselves, With a Unique Spin on Banking<p>Meet the Founder Who's Taking Street Food to the 'Burbs<p>This Blogger Couldn't Find Stock Images of People of Color. Now She's Changing the Faces of Stock Photography<p>This Startup Has a Small Army of …

Entrepreneurship

Neuron-recording nanowires could help screen drugs for neurological diseases

Colorized scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of a neuron (orange) interfaced with the nanowire array (green). (credit: Integrated Electronics …

Nanotech

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise

It’s Day 1 forever because Day 2 is death.<p>Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives us all a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint.<p>In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping …

Scientists turn spinach into human heart tissue

Popeye was right: spinach really <i>is</i> good for the muscles, and not just the ones in your biceps. In fact, scientists have discovered a way to use the …

Microfluidic model replicates womens' reproductive tract

Led by reproductive scientist Teresa Woodruff, a team of researchers at Illinois' Northwestern University has developed what's been described as "the …

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready to reckon with his influence?<p>Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d …

Cracking the Brain’s Codes - MIT Technology Review

In <i>What Is Life?</i> (1944), one of the fundamental questions the physicist Erwin Schrödinger posed was whether there was some sort of “hereditary …

Neurophilosophy

Dave Chappelle Wants Comedians To Stop Making The Same Donald Trump Jokes

"Trump's kind of bad for comedy."<p>“Saturday Night Live” is experiencing a creative renaissance and its biggest ratings in two decades under Donald Trump’s presidency. But Dave Chappelle has a message for fellow comedians enjoying the fruits of the administration’s blunders: “Trump’s kind of bad for …

Zoo Sues Studio For Traumatizing Raccoon Used In 'Erotic' Ad

Officials thought little Tomas was going to help plug sheets on TV.<p>A Russian zoo says it’s suing an advertising studio for overstimulating a raccoon it loaned out for a run-of-the-mill television commercial that instead ended up featuring a surprise topless model.<p>The frustrated animal has since …

Avian Adventures: Passion, Technology Feed The World Of Rare Bird Chasing

Nicholas Lund stood in a small side yard one early morning, surrounded by a crowd of people. Some were in business suits, just stopping by before work.<p>He watched as others commuted by, probably unsure of what they were seeing: a silent mob of people holding large cameras, just waiting.<p>Standing in a …

Scientists genetically modified ants using CRISPR to show how their societies evolved

CRISPR, the gene-editing tool that promises to cure disease, create superbabies, and breed designer animals, just led to a breakthrough in evolutionary biology research.<p>In a new study, researchers at Rockefeller University report that they successfully engineered the first genetically modified …

Biology

Jewish Synagogues Celebrate Purim With Plays

The Jewish holiday Purim begins tonight. The celebration involves a reenacting of a story and it's called a Purim spiel. But they don't always stick to the past.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Purim begins tonight. It celebrates the Jewish escape from destruction in ancient Persia, a holiday of …

The James Webb Space Telescope Will Utterly Transform Our View of the Universe

After the groundbreaking discovery of Trappist-1, it seems that our hunger for knowledge can’t be satiated – luckily, one new telescope might give us …

New asthma treatment pulls the problem out of the blood

Asthma can be a debilitating, dangerous condition, and it's most often caused by allergies. While medication is able to provide some relief, …

Medicine

Watch origami fold with no one touching it

Scientists have discovered a way to fold origami — without physically touching it. By shining different colors of light on a sheet of Shrinky Dink plastic, researchers remotely bent it into various 3D shapes, according to a paper published Friday in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>.<p>The key discovery was …

A tilting bike light that's led by your head

The basic idea behind the Speednite is that if you're looking at the bit of road that's right in front of you, your head will be angled down, so your …

Proof That Europe's Tulip Fields Are the Ultimate Spring Destination

So stunning!<p>Move over, cherry blossoms. Even though these pink flowers have been part of some of our most cherished moments of spring, we're about to convince you to jump on a different bandwagon. You see, tulips also bloom when the weather warms up <i>and</i> they come in every color of the rainbow. …

For the First Time, Researchers Can Genetically Modify Human Embryos

The UK has given researchers at the Francis Crick Institute permission to edit the genes of early-stage human embryos. This is huge news, not only in …

Working Class Students Answer: Is College Worth It?

NPR's Michel Martin visits Madison, Wis., next week for "Who Needs College?" the latest live event in the "Going There" series. UW-Madison student Sam Park discusses the value of a college education.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>If you are a high school senior who's headed to college or the parent …

Scientists use two types of stem cells to grow artificial mouse "embryo"

Researchers have been able to create an artificial mouse embryo using two types of stem cells and a 3D scaffold, a milestone that could help …

Megyn Kelly, Matt Lauer, and the Battle for the Future of NBC

In his high-profile, high-priced hire of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, NBC News chief Andy Lack placed a major bet on star power. But Lack’s biggest, priciest talent, Today’s Matt Lauer, provides something of a cautionary tale. With morning news being one of the last mass television markets, its …

Baja Fish Tacos

5 stars based on 151 votes<p>Many years ago, Michael and I rented a convertible and drove up the California coast. One of our favorite stops was La …

Trump: A Modern Day Joe McCarthy

American Society<p>Trump: A Modern Day Joe McCarthy<p>Max Boot / Dec. 9, 2015<p>A<p>On Monday afternoon Donald Trump did it again: He made a bizarre, offensive, …

[Ovarian stem cells- myth or reality?]. - PubMed

The main dogma in reproductive medicine claims that ovarian reserve in mammals is formed during prenatal period and the decline in the existing …

Stem cells on Mother’s Day, clinical trials, and more

One of the many interesting ways in which “stem cells” are named in different languages around the world is “mother cells”. For example, in Spanish, …

Clinical Trials

Jon Stewart may be one of a kind, but “The Daily Show” is more than just one person

It’s hard to fathom that a broadcast network suspending its evening news anchor for six months without pay—as NBC just did with Brian Williams—could fail to qualify as the day’s biggest media story. Well, at least until yesterday, when NBC’s announcement was dwarfed by an even more shocking …

Comedy Central

Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

The cornea transparent ‘window’ on the front of the eye that allows the light to enter.<p>Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed …

An Iranian Optimist Urges Americans, 'Come See For Yourself'

When NPR's Steve Inskeep meets a political scientist at an Italian restaurant in Tehran, the circumstances of their conversation illustrate Iran's potential for change.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Iran has been negotiating with Western nations …

First stem-cell therapy approved for medical use in Europe

The NHS could start prescribing stem-cell therapies within the near future after the European Medicines Agency gave the go ahead for the first treatment<p>The first stem-cell therapy has been approved by European regulators in a major step forward for advanced medicine in Britain.<p>The European …