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Five Great Books About Video Game Culture

Probably my favorite hobby next to playing video games is reading about people who love and design them. And I’m not talking licensed-by-Nintendo …

Mainstream Media

The Best Sex Positions For Quickies | Men's Health

<b>Quickie benefits:</b> Researchers from the University of Kentucky surveyed 14,000 men and women and found that doggy style leads to some of the shortest sack sessions.<p>The position provides a ton of friction and deeper penetration for you, says Kerner, while providing her with direct G-spot stimulation. …

Nanoparticle Niche

Synthetic biologists at Harvard Medical School and Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have devised a new, more …

4 Fast Meals You Can Make In a Blender | Men's Health

Deluxe Falafel Plate<p>Sam Kaplan<p>Dump a can of drained chickpeas in a blender. Pulse; add ½ hopped onion, 1 garlic clove, 1 handful parsley, 2 shakes cumin, a squeeze of lemon, salt, and pepper.<p>Pulse, working in a palmful of bread crumbs and a pinch of baking powder, till firm.<p>Make balls (golf ball …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

The Exciting and Terrifying Future of DNA Editing

Siddhartha Mukherjee's new book, 'The Gene,' delivers a sweeping history of genetics­­­—from the cockamamie ideas that preceded the birth of the field to a striking picture of what the future holds.<p>In 2014, my husband and I engaged in the most intimate of acts: We blended our genes and created an …

Genetics

How Fungus And Synthetic Biology Could Save Astronauts On Mars

Natural medicines, made to order in space<p>Clay Wang brought his kids to the California Space Center a few years ago to show them the Space Shuttle. But as he looked up at <i>Endeavour</i> and pondered human space exploration, the pharmacologist wondered, "What if a crew runs out of medicine halfway to Mars?"<p>…

Space

MIT Engineers Have 3D-Printed A Walking Robot With A Liquid Center

The future bellows<p>We watched the birth of the new machines. Planned in labs, the 3D printer gave them form, layering their bodies into being. The robots were softer than the ones we’d come to fear, their gently wriggling bodies more caterpillar than Terminator. Once it was removed from its …

3D Printing

Algae's enzyme might hold the secret to mass producing biofuel

A common microscopic pond and lake alga named <i>Botryococcus braunii</i> makes big amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be used to make biofuel. Problem is, we can't use the organism itself as a source, because it grows very slowly. A group of scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, however, is …

Texas A&M