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Monsanto’s GMO Weed Killer Damages DNA

Originally published in EWG’s AgMag Blog by Curt DellaValleScientistOne of the world’s leading experts on cancer risk, Dr. Christopher Portier, told …

'Battlebots' champion uses smartphones to help robots see the world

SAN DIEGO -- It only takes Donald Hutson a second or two to remember the name of the robot opponent he destroyed over the course of three minutes back in 2002.<p>"Final Destiny," he interjects with a smile. We're talking about the nearly 250-pound, robotic war machine from the Comedy Central …

Robotics

Can We Reprogram Our DNA and Heal Ourselves With Frequency, Vibration & Energy?

By Christina Sarich & Dylan Charles<p>As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, researchers from …

Remember Occupy Wall Street? Probably not.

Occupy Wall Street shot to popularity back in December 2011 by people fed up with corporate greed and the fallout from the global financial crisis. It was hailed for changing the national conversation about social and economic justice.<p>These days, though, it seems we’ve moved on.<p>Did Occupy’s …

Income Inequality

Why the man behind $2.8 billion Slack says the best thing to happen would be a ‘giant crash’

A lot of Slack's value is derived from its exceptional product, which is drawing in tens of thousands of new users every week. In February, it was adding $1 million in annual recurring revenue every 11 days.<p>But Slack is also the beneficiary of one of the warmest VC markets ever.<p>In fact, Slack CEO …

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

Mobile Stock-Trading App Robinhood Raises $50 Million

The company lets users trade stocks with no commissions or fees, and is chasing after the business of discount brokerages like Charles Schwab and E*TRADE.<p>The no-commission mobile stock-trading app Robinhood, which only launched widely to the public in December, is making a trade of its own. The …

Nevada clears self-driving 18-wheeler for testing on public roads

Drone trucks could soon be plying US highways after Nevada authorities on Wednesday granted a license to test self-driving trucks on public roads.<p>While companies such as Google and luxury brands like Lexus have dominated the headlines with advances in driverless cars, Daimler board member Wolfgang …

Roads

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

The economy has given the Fed an 'epic, historic window' to raise interest rates

Since the depths of the financial crisis in December 2008, the Fed has kept interest rates pegged near 0%, and it hasn't actually <i>raised</i> rates since July 2006.<p>Now, the Fed has made pretty clear that it intends to begin raising rates — what it calls "policy normalization" — some time this year.<p>Though …

Finding The First Signs Of Alien Life, And Why NASA Thinks It's Coming Soon

When we think of alien life, images of little green men, Martians, or perhaps even spaceships carrying them to Earth are the first things that come to mind. Yet when you think about life on Earth, how it arose, and how it came to be the way it is today, you’ve got to recognize that the evidence of …

Jeff Bezos' rocket company to start suborbital test flights this year

Blue Origin, the historically secretive rocket company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has completed development of a new hydrogen-fueled engine and plans to begin unmanned test flights of its suborbital spacecraft later this year, company officials said Tuesday.<p>The reusable vehicle, called New …

Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …

Clean Energy

This Is What You’ll Be Eating In 2020

In the future, fat and bacteria are good, soil is smarter, and healthy convenience is king.<p>Today’s food landscape looks a lot different than it did 10 years ago. Fast casual–not fast food–dominates. Your next meal is just a tap of the iPhone away. McDonald’s is toying with the idea of kale. These …

Nutrition

3 Hot Takes on the Hot Toddy for the Winter Ahead

By Carey Jones and John McCarthy<p>Nothing warms up your body and soul like a dram of whiskey...except maybe a hot dram of whiskey. This time of year, we're thinking about hot toddies every time there's a chill in the air. The classic toddy--bourbon, hot water, honey, and lemon--is comforting and easy …

These “Parasitic” Robots Are Designed To Suck Pollution From City Air

A concept for urban drones that perch on a city billboard and harness heat from the neon and pollution from the air to create a more sustainable fuel.<p>The neon billboards that line Hong Kong streets may eventually do more than just sell products. In a new project, a group of designers hopes to use …

How to Make Kin Khao's Epic Blistered Green Beans

The Chez Pim blogger has opened a restaurant aimed at changing how people think about Thai cuisine.<p><i>The Chez Pim blogger has opened a restaurant aimed</i> …

San Francisco

This Is Potentially Bad News for the Legal Marijuana Movement

Marijuana's market potential is enormous, but studies like this one could set marijuana's recent progress back a notch or two.<p>There are few issues as …

A Cure For The Common Hangover, Found On The Stove

On New Year's Day, there's one comfort food that could be your magical hangover remedy, according to chef Anthony Lamas.<p>"If you're cold, you're hung over, you've had a long night, posole is that Latino cure for you in a bowl," he says.<p>That's right — don't head to the medicine cabinet, head directly …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Don't Miss These Last-Minute Tax Breaks For Buyers And Sellers

Let’s face it — the last thing you want to worry about after that second glass of eggnog is what you might have to look forward to come tax day … in April. But I promise you, it’s worth paying attention now so that you can save later.<p>After more than a year of debate, Congress finally approved the …

Banks Are Firmly On A Multi-Year Path Towards Becoming Utilities

From JPMorgan, which some say could face a shortfall of $22 billion on account of the suggested regulation, to other major banks whose seemingly-adequate capital cushions would need to be revisited, analysts will be busy calculating what this could imply over time for earnings, capital raises and …

Is There a Grain Better Than Wheat?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Throwing out the everyday wheat in our diet has become a popular topic. Books about giving up wheat are on the bestseller lists and the gluten-free market for products is booming.<p>But is there a way for us to literally have our cake and …

Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …

The 3% down payment mortgage makes a comeback

In an effort to open up lending to more low-income and first time home buyers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Monday that they will start backing mortgages with down payments of as little as 3% of the home's price.<p>But borrowers will still need to meet strict criteria first, the two …

Duck Fesenjan Recipe - Duck Stewed with Pomegranate and Walnuts

£50 MIPS is a micro-computer running Android and Linux

Rapberri Pis are all the rage these days, but now there's a new kid on the micro-computing block.<p>Unveiled by British chip design company Imagination …