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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 …

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

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 limitless supply of organs for transplant and produce better crops. …

Genetics

The best cheap tablet you can buy

Shot on location at WeWork. Also available on YouTube.<p>The Winner<p>Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572C)<p>The Asus Memo Pad is a remarkably high-end tablet. It has everything: Android 4.4, a brand-new Intel processor, a light and thin, yet sturdy body. It's black and sharply cornered, almost like one of Nokia's old …

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 | Inc.com

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, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

For Henrietta Lacks' famous cells, new and unique protection | Reuters

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

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Deerinck<p>Tiny synthetic motors created at Pennsylvania State University are the first ever to fit inside living …

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, …

Engineering

Rescue from Antarctica

After a month aboard a Russian research ship, Alok Jha and Laurence Topham 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

The Royal Institution advent calendar tells the tales from your chromosomes<p>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 …

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

For impoverished African villagers, choice between kerosene and solar lighting 'doesn't exist'<p>On a continent where more than half the population …

Solar energy: Is it commercially viable in Canada?

It's not hard to see the "green" benefits a solar panel has over a smokestack, but there are still lingering questions when it comes to determining …

Solar Power

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Which side of your brain is more dominant? Take the popular ③⓪-second brain test and compare the result with your friends! ☕ Start your brain test now

Which side of your brain is more dominant? <br>The 30-Second Brain Test<p>In which direction is the dancer turning?<p>Nobuyuki Kayahara ©<p>Choose the color, not …

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 …

Paleontology

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 …

Annual Prizes Honor the Stranger Side of Science

If you've ever wondered about opera's effects on mouse heart surgery, or pondered the timing of when cows are likely to get up or lie down, you're in luck. At the annual IgNobel Prize ceremony, awards go to scientific research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

Science

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 …

New York Times

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 …

Fitness

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>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 …

Rogue page Brigette DePape still protesting Harper

The most memorable moment in the last throne speech came when a young woman walked into the centre of the plush red Senate chamber filled with …

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