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Donald Trump on His Tax Rate: ‘It’s None of Your Business’

Once again thumbing his nose at a time-honored tradition, Donald J. Trump said Friday that he does not believe voters have a right to see his tax returns, and he insisted it was “none of your business” when pressed on what tax rate he pays.<p>The remarks from Mr. Trump signal that he has little …

Nutrigenomics: Definitions and Advances of This New Science

Abstract<p>The search for knowledge regarding healthy/adequate food has increased in the last decades among the world population, researchers, …

Biology

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Immunotherapy

Uber's co-founder just launched a new app to make your commute cheaper, easier and better for the environment

Salazar was Uber's founding CTO and third cofounder alongside Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. Salazar and Camp attended business school together; the pair built Uber's first prototype with another school friend, Conrad Whelan. Salazar departed the company amicably soon after it launched.<p>Ride, …

Transportation

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>A …

Clean Energy

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Singularity

iPhone 6 versus Galaxy S6: first-glance similarities aren't a bad thing

Let's get this out of the way: there are some similarities between the recently announced Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6. A lot of ink has been spilled over …

IndieBio Will Accelerate Synthetic Biology To Tech Startup Speed

Can biology move at “internet speed”? Is there a Moore’s Law for cells? What about the problems that cannot be solved by information technology alone? IndieBio, a new biotech accelerator based in both San Francisco and Cork, Ireland, is proposing to answer these questions and more.<p>“What a lot of …

Biotechnology

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity around the clock

Israeli alternative energy company Brenmiller Energy has solved one of the biggest issues with solar technology — how to generate electricity when …

Half the pesticides found in urine of people who eat organic produce, study finds

Most research comparing organic and conventional produce has focused on the nutrient content.<p>But, an extensive new study by Washington University …

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Solar Power

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

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos20 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

13 Fascinating Farming Robots That Will Feed Humans of the Future

Among other predictions, <i>Interstellar</i> offered us some clues about the future of farming. Long story short: It's all about the robots. From field …

Researchers detect cancer precursors in blood DNA before disease develops

<b>Cost-effective, high throughput technologies used to analyze DNA</b> are uncovering variations in our genetic code. Increasing numbers of these …

This Sleek Electric Bike Runs On Solar Power, So You Never Need To Plug It In

Just as long as you don’t mind letting your $8,500 bike sit outside to charge.<p>Unlike most electric bicycles, a new carbon-fiber e-bike from Italy never needs to plugged in. As the bike sits outside in the sun–or as you ride down the street–built-in solar panels automatically charge the battery.<p>“We …

Electric Vehicles

New technique fights aging, extends life of cultured human cells

The high vulnerability of cultured adult stem cells has posed a big problem for microbiological research. But a new technique, developed by Stanford …

Cardiovascular System

Carbon Nanoballs Can Transform the Renewable Energy Supply

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent …

Nobel Prize

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Stanford University

Gut bacteria may trick us into eating what they want

Gut bacteria may be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often drive us towards obesity, a new study suggests. …

Cancer Research: Cambridge Scientists Find Way To Stem Cancer Growth

Scientists at Cambridge University in England have found a way to detangle the DNA double helix to prevent four-stranded "quadruple helix" DNA …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Renewable Energy

Facing an epidemic of mislabeled seafood

In 2004, a team of scientists in my research lab, then at the<p>University of North Carolina, used DNA sequencing to show that at least 60% of fish sold as red snapper in markets across the U.S. were mislabeled and were other species. The seafood industry responded by saying seafood substitutions were …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Non-GM successes: Index by year

Here's a list, ordered by year, of some of the non-GM successes we have come across. They include allergen-free peanuts, striga-resistant cowpeas, …

Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries

By: Steve Connor<p>A recently discovered form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – has turned out to have a completely unexpected property …

Graphene

Eric Schmidt's Venture Fund Collaborates On Agtech 'Collective'

A group of companies including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Flextronics’ Lab IX has created a “collective” that aims to support technology startups focused on innovation in agriculture.<p>The initiative, called Farm2050, will support selected entrepreneurs with seed capital, …

High-tech analysis of genetic data may yield new test for endometriosis

News Release<p>Tuesday, November 25, 2014<p>NIH-funded study may offer alternative to surgical diagnosis.<p>Using sophisticated computer-based technology to …