Liam McMahon

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Scientists Create Life That Reads a New Language in the Letters of DNA

Redefining what cells understand when they interpret the genetic code.<p>Marc Lajoie is working on a new type of genetically engineered life: organisms that read a new language of DNA. That is, they have the same letters in their DNA—A,C,G, and T—but they read and interpret them in a totally different …

Scientists are talking about a fifth force of nature. What are the other four?

Some scientists are speculating that they’ve observed hints of a fifth fundamental force of nature. That’s awesome, but it doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t know what fundamental forces are. But get this: You interact with the four known forces of nature every single day.<p>The four forces are …

Physics

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

Quantum Mechanics

Enchanted Islands: Japan's weird and wonderful wildlife

Will Congress Reach an Agreement on Zika?

Lawmakers began formal talks on funding this week, as deadlines loom.<p>In the nearly four months since the Obama administration issued its $1.9 billion Zika funding request, congressional lawmakers have publicly bickered over each chamber’s response to the virus. This week, select members met …

The Legal Residue of American Empire

Imperialism has left tricky sovereignty questions with which the U.S. Supreme Court is only now reckoning.<p>In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson concluded the Constitution didn’t allow acquisition of new territory. But Louisiana was on the market; he wanted it; he grabbed it.<p>This is the logic of …

10 Cool Japanese Apartments That Will Blow Your Mind

From food to fashion, the Japanese have no shortage of style, especially when it comes to their living quarters. Here are 10 cool Japanese apartments.

How Israel is inciting Palestinian violence

The news was familiar but no less alarming for the ugly déjà vu: four Israelis killed on Wednesday night by Palestinian gunmen in the heart of Tel …

Israel

One Place To Camp Before You Die

<i>The Tetons, captured here after a late autumn snowfall, are America's most iconic mountain range. Image (c) Danielle Lehle</i><p>Jackie Skaggs's first brush with Grand Teton National Park mirrors so many children's first national park experience. It was from the backseat of the family sedan.<p>"I was born …

Reading Rack: 50 Best Magazines for Men

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s fitting that the man who first wrote that phrase, Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr, worked in …

Hillary Clinton's Truth Problem

The presumptive Democratic nominee learned long ago that public trust is a precious resource. Has she forgotten?<p>The day after she sealed the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton took a victory lap of the nation’s top newsrooms and delivered the most predictable and practiced …

Government

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Jilted backpacking bride ready to move on

Following a dramatic breakup in 2012, Katy Collins spectacularly quit her job and sold her house, car and most of her possessions — before jetting …

Taj Mahal

Venezuela's president declared a state of emergency in anticipation of an undercover coup

Maduro did not provide details of the measure. A previous state of emergency, implemented in states near the Colombian border last year, suspended constitutional guarantees in those areas, except for guarantees relating to human rights.<p>Earlier on Friday, U.S. intelligence officials told reporters …

7 Things to Do Before You Travel

I spend a lot of time in airports, on the road and in foreign countries, a lot of time kicking myself wishing I'd been more prepared for my travels before leaving home. I've learned the hard way, so you don't have to. Follow this list of 7 things to do before you travel to ensure smooth …

Here Is The Memory Trick Backed By Science - PsyBlog

A technique that everyone can benefit from, whatever their artistic talent.<p>Drawing pictures of words helps build stronger and more reliable memories, …

Apple's Average iPhone Users Unlock Their Devices 80 Times Per Day

During a Friday call with reporters where Apple discussed the security of iOS devices, Apple shared some interesting statistic on iPhone unlocking that were highlighted this morning in a report from Ben Bajarin (via <i>The Verge</i>).<p>According to Apple, the average iPhone user unlocks his or her iPhone 80 …

Bernie Sanders smashes the Israel status quo

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders is taking a sledgehammer to the political status quo on Israel.<p>Sanders refused to back down Thursday night from his claim that Israel in 2014 used "disproportionate" force to respond to Hamas rocket fire from Gaza while calling for the United States to stop being …

Israel

'It will be like Christmas in the Kremlin': Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump over NATO comments

Taking aim at Trump's recent comments on NATO being obsolete, Clinton said turning our back on the alliance "would reverse decades of bipartisan of American leadership and send a dangerous signal to friend and foe alike."<p>Trump has said in recent days that NATO is costing the US too much money and …

11 of the best money tricks I learned traveling through 16 countries

These new adventures sometimes came with never-before-made mistakes. I've made my fair share when it comes to figuring out the best ways to save and spend money in a foreign land. There are things you will never think about until it's too late—whether it's on the flight over or a few weeks into …

Bernie Sanders’ Strategy to Win the Nomination [Greg Laden's Blog]

Bernie Sanders has either stated or implied two features that make up his strategy to win the Democratic nomination to be the party’s candidate for …

‘Why do they hate us so much?’

Even before the smoke clears at the Brussels airport and over the EU quarter, this much is certain: the second major terror attack on Europe in just …

Applying Architecture to Product Design: Parti

In 2014, I started a blog series about Applying Architecture to Product Design. I had a lot of fun blogging about the topics of Circulation, Program …

UX Design

Science paper citing 'Creator' sparks outrage

Think a "Divine Creator" belongs in science? Well, a peer-reviewed paper that mentions "the Creator" sparked such an outcry that it's been retracted with an apology, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>The paper, about the human hand's design and dexterity, mentions the "Creator" more than once. "Hand coordination …

Steph Curry's Skills Have Surpassed the Technology of Video Games

Since its debut in 1999, the annually-released <i>NBA 2K</i> video game series has become known as the most realistic basketball game available. This is due …

Basketball

Otherworldly Photos From Inside One of the World’s Largest River Caves

Deep in Laos lies a four mile-long river cave—an underground cache filled with 65-foot stalagmites, gigantic rimpools, cave pearls and even (gulp) …

Why do people go bald? Science finally has an answer

If you were wondering why your hair was looking somewhat less lustrous than in previous years, we finally have an answer for you: it's because your …

Hair

Bride jilted at altar quits job and sells home to travel around the world

Katy Colins had no idea that backpacking around Thailand, India and Nepal on her own would lead to her achieving a childhood dream<p>After being left …

South-east Asia

What I've learned in 6 months of traveling the world while working remotely

A few weeks ago, I noticed the hashtag #IWokeUpToA trending on Twitter.<p>The premise of the topic was self-explanatory. People all over the world were …

Facebook's 'friend finder' feature is illegal in Germany

Friend finder, a Facebook feature that scoops up information from your e-mail contact list and then invites people who still aren't on Facebook to …