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Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

How Did That Pesky Virus End Up in Our DNA?

Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia.<p>Two weeks ago I discussed a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude:<p>"Our results further substantiate the …

Biology

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Researchers show that four-stranded DNA is formed and unfolded - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered that specific DNA sequences that are rich in the DNA building block guanine in the yeast …

Scientists change Obama’s skin color to make white people support conservative politics

In a paper Robb Willer and colleagues recently published, they put forth the possibility that racial bias may be at least in part what is drawing …

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Make Browsing A Whole Lot Easier

Ask people to tell you the single most annoying thing about Netflix and they’re bound to say it’s that they can never find what they’re looking …

Welcome to CRISPR's Gene-Modified Zoo

Timothy Doran's 11-year-old daughter is allergic to eggs. And like about 2% of children worldwide who share the condition, she is unable to receive …

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The world's best cities for millennials

From affordable housing and transport to thriving job markets and culture, here’s our pick of the hottest spots for a good life<p>Millennials are a boomerang generation. The number of 20- to 34-year-olds living at home with their parents increased by 25% between 1996 and 2013 in the UK. Last year, 58% …

Demographics

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Public Speaking

12 Chrome extensions to motivate you with each new tab

At this exact moment, I have 16 tabs open in my browser. How about you?<p>With the full power of the internet at our disposal, it can be pretty easy to waste precious moments navigating to the…let’s say, less-than-productive corners of the web.<p>I’m as guilty of this as anyone – I’ve even shared …

50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes

Must-See Design Documentaries You Don't Want To Miss

Inspiration is all around you. Your design taste is developed by the things you consume. Your creative genius is influenced by the food you eat, sounds you hear, music you listen to, books and articles you read and movies you watch. If you feel like procrastinating make sure you spend your time …

21 Amazing Young Adult Series That Ended In 2015

In 2015, we bid farewell to a lot of great YA series. Here's just a few.

Cookin' Up Stem Cells: New Technique Lowers Cancer Risk (Video)

Stem cells can be created in a way that sharply reduces the risk of these cells dividing haphazardly and becoming cancerous, according to a new …

The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

CRISPR can finally tell us which human genes are essential—and which matter specifically to cancer cells.<p>Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons?<p>It’s crazy to me that we still don't know, even though …

Genetics

Enjoy all the trailers from PlayStation's Paris Games Week event

Sony had plenty of titles to show off at its inaugural Paris Games Week press conference today, from <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> to <i>No Man's Sky</i>, <i>Dreams</i> and <i>Gravity Rush 2</i>. It showed off some new games, including <i>Gran Turismo Sport</i>, <i>Vector</i> (made in collaboration with the musician Avicii), Housemarque's</i> …

Here's how to collect (and keep!) Destiny's Halloween event masks

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Destiny</i> is arguably the spookiest its ever been right now, as it hosts the Festival of the Lost event in the Tower social hub until Nov. 9. This event brings with it some neat, Halloween-themed activities, including trick-or-treating around the …

Lights Down, Pizza Ordered: Netflix Releases DIY ‘Movie Night’ Button

Every Friday in my household there is a ritual. All work and school stuff is tossed in the corner, to be ignored for the rest of the evening. Phones are silenced, email closed. We order pizza, drag out some bean bags, snuggle up with our dogs and watch a movie. We’re not alone here. Despite …

Maker Faire

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434033340321/6041da13-c524-4549-a152-ae392ed0a761-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park …

This Weekend, Frank Cho Will Teach You How To Draw Women For Free

At the Big Wow Comic Fest at San Jose, this weekend, <b>Frank Cho</b> will be teaching a free art class focussing on female anatomy, with cosplay model Riki …

29 Geek DIY's To Make Right Now

Spread love, that's the geeky way.

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

These Keyboard Shortcuts Will Unlock New Levels Of Productivity

So what are these magical secrets? Below are some that I use every day while editing Business Insider or doing anything else on a computer. Try picking them up one at a time and you'll find they become a natural part of your workflow.<p>Note: These are Mac shortcuts used in Chrome, but many are valid …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Life After The Level Cap In 'Destiny'

The past few days have been a blur of gunfire, alien screams and endless, nonsense sci-fi jargon, but at last I’ve reached the soft level cap in Destiny at 20. It’s where all the best gear and hardest missions are locked away, and after you hit the marker, a different phase of the game begins.<p>I …