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Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side by side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, both have auburn …

Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte: we owe Jurassic Park a debt of gratitude

So many colleagues of my generation will tell you point-blank that Jurassic Park made them want to be a scientist<p>There are a few precautions to bear in mind when approaching a palaeontologist. The first, and perhaps most crucial, is don’t mention Ross from <i>Friends</i>. It’s not funny and it’s not clever …

Dinosaurs

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

How to lose weight if you're addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years

Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation.<p>Somewhere along the way, she …

Amazon slashes prices on external hard drives, SSDs, and more for World Backup Day

Happy World Backup Day, everyone! It’s not exactly the most popular holiday on the calendar, possibly because it’s not a real holiday. It’s still far …

Rudolf Diesel and his famous Engine

Rudolf Diesel (1858 – 1913)<p>On March 18, 1858, German inventor and mechanical engineer <b>Rudolf Diesel</b> was born, who invented the eponymous Diesel engine …

Locomotives

Trump calls Democratic memo a "bust." Is it?

President Trump dismissed via tweet a Democratic memo purporting to refute allegations of bias leveled against the FBI by an earlier GOP memo. How …

New iPhone 8 Details Confirm Tim Cook's Expensive Gamble

The iPhone 8 is coming, it’s going to pack in as much cutting edge technology as possible, and I think Apple would rather that most of the iPhone community buy another iPhone.<p>With a new OLED display, curved glass, new physical design, inductive charging, and a still to be confirmed change in …

The Food Lab: Introducing the Fat Flash, the Best Way to Finish Your Steak

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>You know that feeling you get when your mom tells you to do one thing and your dad tells you to do the opposite, so you end up doing neither?<p>If you've followed my work for a while or have read my book, …

Secrets of the soda bread masters

The most surprising one: the importance of letting the fairies out of the bread before baking to ensure good luck.<p>For decades, I assumed the cross my Irish grandmother cut into the top of her round loaves of soda bread in her upstate New York farmhouse was a traditional blessing. It was a natural …

Baking

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Samsung cooks up crazy prototype gadgets like VR camera necklaces, helmet speakers

This seems to be the week Samsung shows off cool gadgets we'll probably never get to buy.<p>First it demoed robots that sense emotion and voice-activated light switches. They're reference designs Samsung hopes customers will build using its Artik chips, not products it will sell on its own.<p>Then it …

Virtual Reality

Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials

The CIA in 2012 proposed a detailed covert action plan designed to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, but President Obama declined to approve it, current and former U.S. officials tell NBC News.<p>It’s long been known that then-CIA Director David Petraeus recommended a program to …

New evidence of Viking life in America?

<b>A new discovery has revealed that the Vikings may have travelled hundreds of miles further into North America than previously thought. It's well known that they reached the tip of the continent more than 1,000 years ago, but the full extent of their exploration has remained a mystery, writes</b> …

Jailed and lashed for atheism

Today at the United Nations Human Rights Council, director of advocacy for the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), Elizabeth O’Casey, …

Religion

The heroes of Fukushima Dai-ichi, but don’t call them that

“Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story …” That’s an expression that we say every now and then in newsrooms — with tongue firmly in …

Astronaut Scott Kelly taller after space stint

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin brother used to be the same height.<p>But it's likely that won't be true when the two stand side by side for the first time in nearly a year.<p>NASA's Jeff Williams told CNN that Scott Kelly grew 2 inches during his time aboard the International Space Station<p>It …

The 73-Year-Old Adventurer Sailing a 60-Foot Steel Whale Across the Atlantic Ocean

Tom McClean left the British Special Air Service to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat he's achieved five times. Now, at 73, he's ready to do it again—in a giant steel sperm whale.<p>I'm standing at the edge of a sea loch in the West Highlands of Scotland staring at a 60-foot sperm whale, its …

Just How Toxic Is Richard Dawkins?

If you followed him on Twitter, you might think Dawkins was just a loudmouthed incendiary. Read his science writing and you encounter a brilliant …

New study may give hope that ivory-billed woodpeckers still around

Until credible sightings popped up three years ago, the scientific world was in agreement that ivory-billed woodpeckers had gone the way of the dodo. …

Science Proves Disorganized People Are More Productive

If you are like most people, you probably imagine people who are organized are more productive compared to disorganized people. Can’t blame you for …

Bake Better Bread With the Fourneau Oven

When Mark Bittman published Jim Lahey's original no-knead bread recipe in the <i>New York Times</i> back in 2007, it was the method of mixing the dough that got all the attention, and with good reason: The concept of letting enzymes, yeast, and time do all the work of developing gluten, in lieu of …

Bread

Best and Worst Carbs for a Balanced Diet

They can power you up or slow you down. Here's how to pick the best and avoid the worst carbs for a balanced diet and lasting energy.<p>1 of 5<p>Spike Zone …

Opera Max Review

Opera Max is being released in open beta to users around the world. It’s from the makers of the popular Opera Browser and they’re known for coming out with some pretty good applications. Is this app worth your time? In this review, we’ll find out. As usual, you can read it below or watch it …

Apps

Seagate Backup Plus Fast review: The fastest and most capacious portable drive - CNET

MSRP: $269.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Seagate Backup Plus Fast</b> is indeed extremely fast, and includes helpful backup software. The drive also provides top capacity, and is bus-powered.<p><b>The Bad</b> Users can't change the internal drives; the RAID 0 setup might result in a higher risk of data loss.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …

Gear & Gadgets

25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday

It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time. A quarter-century on, we examine how the web has transformed our lives<p>The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way it enables <i>permissionless</i> innovation. This stems …

World's first carbon-fibre 3D printer announced

<b>The Mark One 3D carbon-fibre printer has been announced at the SolidWorks World conference in San Diego.</b><p>The 3D printing industry is just about to …

Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …

The 4 Apple 'iWatch' Alternatives You Really Need To See

You don’t need to be clairvoyant to know that Apple’s “iWatch” is likely to be the technology product of the year. Before Cupertino’s highly …