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Can’t figure out genetics? Here’s a handy guide …

Advertising expert joins project to explain science in plain English<p>The ability to study our genes, the basic units of heredity, is transforming medicine. However, researchers have discovered a major stumbling block: only a tiny percentage of the British public understands even the simplest of …

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a …

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The best cheap tablet you can buy

They're not laptop replacements. They're tablets<p>There are two kinds of tablets. On one side, you have the expensive ones, the iPads and Galaxy Notes designed to either replace your computer or at least be a really awesome sidekick. If you want that, you’re going to have to pay for them: usually …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Has game investing turned into a gold mine or risky bubble speculation?

<i>Disclosure: The organizers of the Videogame Economics Forum paid my way to France, where I participated in a couple of sessions on the game business. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>Game investments and acquisitions have exploded in the past few years, with billions of dollars at stake. The deals, …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

For Henrietta Lacks' famous cells, new and unique protection

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Information about the most famous and valuable human cells in the history of science is about to become a little harder for researchers to get.<p>Henrietta Lacks is pictured in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Lacks Family/Handout<p>The National Institutes of Health announced on …

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …

Tiny motors that fit inside human cells could someday treat disease

Tiny synthetic motors created at Pennsylvania State University are the first ever to fit inside living human cells, where they can modify the cell’s …

Nanomotors Are Controlled, for the First Time, Inside Living Cells — Eberly College of Science

10 February 2014<p>A demonstration of very active gold nanorods internalized inside HeLa cells in an acoustic field. This video was taken under 1000X …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Rescue from Antarctica | Alok Jha

After a month aboard a Russian research ship, <b>Alok Jha</b> and <b>Laurence Topham</b> found themselves trapped in the grip of the ice – and an international row over whether the expedition should have been there in the first place<p>The whirring twin rotor blades of the helicopter made so much noise that, once …

Christmas Chromosome Crackers

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without chromosomes. At least that’s what the Royal Institution thinks and it’s difficult to gainsay their logic. So they've put together an advent calendar of chromosomes, all 24 of the human ones — numbers 1 to 22 along with X and Y. Instead of an unhealthy …

Screening Newborns For Disease Can Leave Families In Limbo

For Matthew and Brianne Wojtesta, it all started about a week after the birth of their daughter Vera. Matthew was picking up his son from kindergarten when he got a phone call.<p>It was their pediatrician, with some shocking news. Vera had been flagged by New York's newborn screening program as …

Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

Juice Your Way … to Workout Energy!

I know you’re supposed to like the gym because it makes you feel good. But between you and me, when I’m in a spinning class dying and there’s still <i>45</i> …

New solar lamp offers villagers alternative to toxic kerosene

On a continent where more than half the population lives off-the-grid, many African villagers can neither afford nor acquire simple solar lamps. …

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To Roam Again The Pyrenees: Scientists Plan To Clone Extinct Mountain Goat

The last bucardo died in 2000, killed by a falling tree.<p>Spanish scientists are checking in on a batch of cells, frozen in liquid nitrogen 14 years ago. The cells belonged to the last bucardo, a Pyrenean sub-species of mountain goat that went extinct in 2000, and researchers have received funding to …

Tech Leaders, Economists Split Over Clean Energy's Prospects

There is a broad scientific consensus that to keep global warming in check, we need to phase out 80 percent of all oil, coal and natural gas by midcentury. President Obama has set a nonbinding target to do precisely that.<p>There are technologists who say this national goal is well within reach, but …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Check Your "Fitness Age" With This Research-Based Calculator

It's based on the suffering of 4,637 Norwegian men and women aged 20 to 90.<p>Five thousand Norwegians "ran to the point of exhaustion on a treadmill" so you wouldn't have to. They were research subjects whose measurements went into a new online fitness age calculator made by exercise researchers at …

Fitness calculator - CERG

What do we ask for in the Fitness Calculator, and why?<p>Where are you from? Ethnicity? Highest level of education?<p>We use this information only for …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …