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How Genetically Modified Cows Could Help Us Beat One of the World's Deadliest Viruses

Animals are critical to scientific discovery. They serve as the (somewhat literal) guinea pigs for human drug development and product testing. And …

2018 Is the Year to Finally Write That Book. Here's How to Start | Inc.com

As the CEO of a publishing company, one New Year's goal that I hear over and over again is "I want to write a book."The biggest secret I have to spill here? The struggle is not in getting started; it's in keeping the momentum going.<p>As with many monumental undertakings, the best way to keeping your …

Writing

Factcheck: Climate models have not ‘exaggerated’ global warming

A new study published in the Nature Geosciences journal this week by largely UK-based climate scientists has led to claims in the media that climate …

Climate Change

Get Paid to Write: 101 Sites That Pay You $50-$3000 per Blog Post

<b>Need Extra Cash for Free?</b><p>If you like getting paid for surveys, and are going to join only one site, I would recommend you choose Ipsos-iSay. Ipsos is …

Here's How To Eat For Better Workout Results

Because housing a bag of cheese puffs after your run is apparently not the most productive strategy.

Nutrition

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

New study uncovers the 'keystone domino' strategy of climate denial

The body of evidence supporting human-caused global warming is vast – too vast for climate denial blogs to attack it all. Instead they focus on what a new study published in the journal Bioscience calls “keystone dominoes.” These are individual pieces of evidence that capture peoples’ attention, …

Sea Ice

7 Skills You Need to Practice to Become a Successful Writer in the Digital Age | Inc.com

When people see what I've built for myself as a writer, they think it's the result of my degree in creative writing.<p>It's not.<p>I tell everyone that my college education was great for two reasons: it taught me how (and what) to read, and it taught me how to read my work aloud--a skill that reveals …

Creative Writing

In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer.<p>Documents seen by Reuters show how a draft of a key section of …

Glyphosate

Farm Babe: Glyphosate is a carcinogen? Says who?

Lately in the news of agriculture there has been a lot of controversy over the popular herbicide glyphosate being labeled as a carcinogen in …

The WHO's cancer agency left in the dark over glyphosate evidence

The World Health Organization's cancer agency says a common weedkiller is "probably carcinogenic." The scientist leading that review knew of fresh data showing no cancer link - but he never mentioned it and the agency did not take it into account.

Cancer

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

This Young Female Scientist Just Created a Real Chicken Nugget Without Harming an Animal! - One Green Planet

When it comes to thinking about our food system, few people ever stop and question how their choices are impacting the world around them. We just see …

Green Living

Documentary ‘Food Evolution’ Lands at Abramorama for U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

Abramorama has acquired North American theatrical rights to Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary “Food Evolution,” Variety has learned exclusively. …

Genetically modified algae could soon show up in food, fuel, and pharmaceuticals

Researchers created souped-up algae that can thrive outdoors<p>Algae can be used for anything. You can grind it into cattle feed or squeeze it into jet fuel. You can even make it into algae butter.<p>For now, algae-based products remain woefully expensive, but a group of California scientists is working …

Biofuel

Meet CRISPR: Our Genetic Superweapon

via pixabay.com/typographyimages<p>Our genes aren’t quite our destiny, but they can definitely feel like it. After all, they determine what species of …

Video Proof That People Are Terrified Of GMOs, Despite Having No Idea What They Are

Say it with us: genetically modified organisms.<p>Along with terms like organic and free-range, GMOs are a hot topic when it comes to our food. GMO stands for genetically modified organism, and all that means is that a food’s genetic makeup has been modified.<p>A couple of reasons we modify our food is …

Agriculture

Man-made meat really isn’t any weirder than chicken nuggets

Meat is composed of a stable set of ingredients. The recipe for beef differs from that for pork, but the basics remain the same: water, protein, fat, and a pinch of soluble organic material (amino acids, vitamins, carbohydrates) and minerals.<p>But suppose it were possible to expand the cook’s …

Winston Churchill

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

Why We Need to Challenge the Culture of Monogamy

Relationship norms are so pervasive, they've led to flawed science.<p>As someone who identifies as polysexual, I've often experienced negativity from those who don't think outside of how their relationships function. At times, this judgment has come from those close to me. "You're just slutty," or …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Artificial Intelligence

The idea of monogamy as a relationship ideal is based on flawed science

Is monogamy actually better than non-monogamy?<p>It’s still very much an open question—and one with no clear answers, in part because scientists can’t break free of a certain worldview gripping their field.<p>Monogamy is so much a part of the emotional makeup of Western culture that even people who study …

Psychology

Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy According to New Research

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

You can’t be socially progressive and economically conservative

If you want to be socially progressive, you have to support initiatives that foster social progress, like education equality, women’s health resources, criminal justice reform, universal healthcare, workplace equality, and so on. These initiatives either cost taxpayer money, require governmentally …

Feminism

The 38 Essential Restaurants in New York City, Winter 2018

It's time to update the Eater 38, an elite collection of restaurants from across the city that will satisfy the restaurant needs for locals and visitors alike: Find an NYC classic as well as a top-notch neighborhood restaurant, a barbecue spot as well as a natural wine destination.<p>Every quarter, a …

Most people are secretly threatened by creativity

Creativity is highly prized in Western society—much touted by cultures that claim to value individualism and the entrepreneurial spirit. But scratch beneath the surface, and it turns out that a lot of schools and businesses aren’t actually all that excited about bold new ideas. By and large, we …

Creativity

This Kitty Just Found the Best Toy in History

(Video Link)<p>This little kitty just wanted to play, but her pup buddy was ignoring her -so she found a new fun toy to play with instead. Surprisingly, …

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

Inventor creates alarm clock that SLAPS you in the face