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11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR

New gene-editing technologies are revolutionizing biology by giving scientists the tools to dramatically alter organisms' DNA and resulting physical traits. What will we do with this new power? And what have we already done?<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is a futuristic gene-editing technology that is either the key …

The best way to boil an egg, according to science

Boiling an egg seems like it should be one of the easiest culinary feats to master. But as anyone who has tried knows, it isn’t. You can end up with rubbery whites, chalky yolks or half the white taken off with the shell.<p>Here’s why: An egg isn’t one thing, it’s two. The yolk and white have two …

Eggs

8 Retaining Wall Designs

If you’re looking to reshape the contours of a sloped property so you can have flat areas for patios and lawns, you’ll need a retaining wall. They …

College Is Not the Best Four Years of Your Life

In the interest of reassuring struggling students, I offer this partial catalog of some of the many bad ideas I accumulated during my college years. Trust me—life gets better after graduation.<p>Every June, as I am admiring the pithy speeches full of calculated wisdom delivered by people of …

The Secret Trick to Making the Puffiest Pancakes

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Top 10

Map Out Cultural Conflicts on Your Team

When you’re on a global team, cultural differences can be complex and can often seem contradictory. The biggest challenge comes when differences are complex in surprising ways.<p>Here’s a letter I received from an executive at automotive supplier Valeo, a French company with big client bases in …

How To Make The World's Best Hot Chocolate

The secret is to use really great chocolate, and not much else.<p>James Beard award-winning pastry chef Jacques Torres is so committed to using only the highest-quality chocolate that in 2000 he left the restaurant world to open his own chocolate factory in Brooklyn. Today he has two factories and …

Dessert

How Apple Watch is killing wearable tech as a gift this Christmas

Washington Post:<p>For a large chunk of consumers, buying a wearable before the Apple Watch just isn’t an option. As part of a six-month study of the …

Will Invisibles Trump Wearables in Digital Health’s Future?

Wearables will eventually transform to “invisibles” as advanced sensors shrink to imperceptibly smaller sizes to monitor our health.

Digital Health

Fitbit's new 'Surge' fitness watch — blunderfully announced by Brookstone

Only yesterday I met the nice people at Fitbit to check out their new fitness watch, the $250 Fitbit Surge. I tried it on. I punched some buttons. I liked that the screen tilts up at me from my wrist.<p>I liked that it had a GPS radio inside (more room was created for that by the tilted screen — good …

Apple Watch is a breakthrough device that won’t polarize the wearable computing world

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>In many ways, the Apple Watch and its introduction resembled many Apple products before it. It is a …

Nike is working with Apple to expand the digital frontier of wearables

Nike CEO hints at a closer relationship<p>Although Nike seemingly abandoned future FuelBand hardware, the company is working closely with Apple to advance wearables overall. In an interview with <i>Bloomberg News</i>, Nike CEO Mark Parker says he is "bullish" on the company’s relationship with Apple. "As I …

HP Exec Warns Men: Google Glass Will Hurt Your Love Life

But HP has a wearables investment unit called HP New Ventures. And an exec from that unit, Ray Edwards, speaking at the GLAZEDcon 2014 wearables conference in London, was already throwing punches as two hyped wearable gadgets: Google Glass and Apple Watch.<p>For one thing, he warned men that Google …

Google Glass

Nike CEO Hints at Apple Collaboration

For those looking for wearable tech that’s significantly less nerdy than Google Glass and the Apple Watch, you may not be looking for long.

MacBook Air refresh looks set for WWDC, potentially with faster Wi-Fi

Apple appears set to release new versions of its MacBook Air notebook computer at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, according to information provided by a source. Earlier this week, we reported that Apple is planning to release four new Mac models at WWDC, and we narrowed this down to …

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows | Colossal

<p>This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the …

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

Articles about sustainable brownstone transformation brooklyn on Dwell.com - Dwell

How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.<p>Twenty-nine years after Robert Moses’s death, the mixed legacy of New York’s über–urban planner remains inescapable.<p>A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and …

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