Kristin Andersen

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Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

MPs vote in favour of 'three-person embryo' law

In historic debate Commons votes for controversial change to genetics law to allow mitochondrial transfer<p>MPs have voted in favour of making Britain the first country in the world to permit IVF babies to be created using biological material from three different people to help prevent serious genetic …

Genetics

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Employment

Rationing ravens to merciful monkeys: can animals be altruistic?

Is there a conscious generosity in how ravens or bats share food, or monkeys or elephants save others, or is it simply the selfish instinct of group survival?<p>Bernd Heinrich was on a hike through the woods of New England when he observed something which would go on to change our perception of animal …

Behavior

Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?<p>A few months before she died, my grandmother made a decision.<p>Bobby, as her friends called her (theirs is a generation of nicknames), was a farmer’s …

Google Glass

Could switching off single gene extend life by 12 years?

Blocking a gene in mice helped the animals live for 15 per cent longer without suffering any ill effects<p>Switching off a single gene could extend life by 12 years and make elderly people fitter, scientists have suggested.<p>The gene called Myc is important in cell division, growth and death and when it …

E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The findings, described in a letter published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine,</i> intensify concern about the safety of electronic …

Public Health

X-rays may help us read scrolls preserved in Vesuvius' eruption

The scrolls are too fragile to unroll — but now researchers may not have to<p>Researchers may soon be able to read papyrus scrolls from a villa destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. And they won't have to unroll the fragile antiquities to do it, …

X-rays