Karen Powhida Booker

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Editing The Genes Of Superbugs To Turn Off Antibiotic Resistance

Fighting bacteria’s ability to fight<p>Over the past decade, deadly bacteria such as MRSA, <i>C. difficile</i>, and even tuberculosis have developed numerous mechanisms to keep themselves alive at all cost – mostly against antibiotics. Some bacteria have the ability to pump invading antibiotics out of their …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

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How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

A New Approach to Education

<i>The following is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman's new book with Peter Senge,</i> The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education.<p>Empathy and Academic Success<p>The key to compassion is being predisposed to help -- and that can be learned.<p>There is an active school movement in character education and teaching …

Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education

In the ongoing effort to boost diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, many of the vanguard programs and key advocates we rely upon go unrecognized. One of the challenges in this area involves finding mentors who understand the complex issues surrounding urban youth. …

Easy Steps to Help Improve Your Child's Bad Grades

Every parent wants their child to be successful at school and to thrive academically. Sometimes children come home with bad grades and report cards …

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The First Trailer For The New Stephen Hawking Biopic Will Make U Cri Evry Time

Stephen Hawking won’t love his wife Jane Wilde forever… he’ll love her 5 ever. :,( </3<p>The Hollywood Reporter posted the first trailer for the upcoming Stephen Hawking biopic, and my God is it emotionally manipulative. <i>The Theory of Everything,</i> due in November, focuses on the collegiate life of the …

Fiendish, Million-Dollar Proof Continues To Elude Mathematicians

Is a solution to one of the most important, beautiful and potentially lucrative problems in mathematics right around the corner?<p>Not long after Mukhtarbay Otelbaev of the Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan, last year proposed a solution to the fiendish Navier–Stokes equations, which …

What happens when you drop a feather and a hammer on the moon?

Say you have two objects: a billiard ball and a feather. You drop both from the same height at the same time. You lay odds on the ball hitting the ground first -- and you're probably right, even if it's just by a split-second. However, as demonstrated by Galileo in 1589, mass does not affect …

‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’: New release date avoids ‘Cap 3’ conflict | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder tweeted out this first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.)<p>Henry Cavill will be reprising his “Man of Steel” role as Superman in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (Warner Bros.)<p>Ben Affleck will portray the Dark …

Hubble sees 'zombie star' lurking in space: What it is, why it matters

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have spotted a "zombie star" lurking in deep space. What is this astronomical equivalent of the walking dead, and how did it get there?<p>The story involves a rare type of cosmic explosion, detective work and a NASA first.<p>It began 110 million years ago in …

Researchers Can Now Listen To Voices In A Room By Videotaping A Bag Of Chips

Yes, they can hear the sounds simply by looking at the bag, even through a sound-proof glass door, no sound recording needed whatsoever.<p>"That's the results of the astounding visual microphone," project done by researchers at MIT, reports by Sarah Lewin for IEE Spectrum's blog.<p>It works like this: …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …