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A controversial technology could save us from starvation — if we let it

“You wouldn’t do a gene drive in a cow because you choose who mates with who,” Alison Van Eenennaam said. Van Eenennaam is a professor of animal genomics at the University of California at Davis, where she is working on using gene editing to modify cattle in a way that might protect them from …

Genetics

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

South America

Go figure: Nature's numbers are the keys to the cosmos

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Universe

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Why a DNA Test Is Actually a Really Bad Gift

If you’d like to gift your loved ones the chance of unwittingly sharing extremely sensitive personal information, then a DNA testing kit may be the …

BABY DRIVER’s Edgar Wright Shares His Top 50 Songs of 2017

Edgar Wright more than proved he knows something about great music with <i>Scott Pilgrim vs. the World</i>, and then he went ahead and directed <i>Baby Driver</i>, …

10 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Turn Mushrooms into Dinner

When it comes to adding vegetables to dinner, there are two camps: the ones I pick in an effort to feel like I'm doing something good for myself (aka …

Cooking

Simple Cooking: 11 Under-30-Minute Recipes

Beef with Broccoli<p>In the 25 minutes it would take for delivery to arrive, you can create this tangy Szechuan dish. The beef gets an extra hit of …

14 signs your coworker is a psychopath

They have sadistic motives and intents<p>'I think the most telling sign is their sadistic nature,' Andrew Faas, a former senior executive with Canada's …

The Most Affordable Michelin Starred Restaurants In The World...

Fancy doesn’t always mean expensive…<p>Part of the fun of traveling is finding those special, one of a kind experiences to take in along the way- like a …

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

Writing

Nobel winners shed light on circadian rhythms

Three American scientists share the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work that explained how our cells keep track of time.<p>Circadian …

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Dark Matter

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Outsourcing

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday

Over the course of an eight-hour workday, the average employee works for about three hours — two hours and 53 minutes, to be more precise.<p>The rest of the time, according to a 2016 survey of 1,989 UK office workers, people spend on a combination of reading the news, browsing social media, eating …

Employment

Best Cooking Method for Steak: The Reverse Sear | The Art of Manliness

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with …

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

How Can a Cat Survive a High-Rise Fall? Physics!

Sometimes a cat will fall out of a window or balcony—a byproduct, no doubt, of a cat doing cat things. If you have a house cat, your feline's …

This is how you can get the BEST seat on the plane

Your bags are packed, passport is ready to go but the fear of picking your seat on the plane is real.<p>However it looks like there is a perfect way to …

How to Make Perfect Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts

This is the perfect way to cook chicken breasts. If you crave juicy, flavorful chicken breasts, then follow this simple recipe. You'll end up with a …

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

Industry experts swear by them<p>The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are …

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

These 15 Scrumptious Sandwiches Are so Loaded With Deliciousness That You’ll be Craving Veggies … YES, Veggies!

If sandwiches were a lunchbox staple of yours growing up, then you’re probably familiar with some of the classics, like ham and cheese, bologna, and …

The Fed is worried about a key measure in the stock market

The Federal Reserve is worried that the stock market might be showing signs of complacency.<p>The central bank's most recent communication — the Fed minutes for the January/February meeting— released on January 22 shows that members are split on whether President Trump's agenda will spur economic …

How to Retire a Millionaire

Congratulations, you've graduated from college! With degree in hand, you're ready to go out and face the world. You no doubt want to do well in life, …