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Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

How Tesla, Under Armour, and Sonos Do Branding

The network effect, which describes how services and technologies become more valuable as more people use them, has driven the success of many internet companies. But it is not confined to the tech sector. One group of high-growth consumer brands, in particular, has been harnessing the power of the …

Starbucks CEO: We are growing because we invested in tech

The coffee seller's boss made the claim to explain how the business has been able to defy the odds and turn digital payments into a key revenue source. Mobile payments now represent a whopping 20% of all in-store sales in the US, more than double the figure from just two years ago and the coffee …

Howard Schultz

Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan art continues to be amazing

It wasn't long after the first trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> debuted that amazing fan art started popping up all over the internet. And one week later, the flood of amazing paintings and illustrations just keeps coming. Whether it's from newcomers or noted comic book artists, the sheer …

Nestio Hunts Down $1.6M In Funding From Freestyle Capital To Ramp Up Growth

Nestio, the NYC-based real estate startup focused on changing the way brokers and landlords go about their daily business, has raised a $1.6 million funding round to accelerate growth.<p>The round was led by Freestyle Capital with participation from RiverPark Ventures, and existing Nestio investors …

Maptia Is a Haven for Storytellers with Wanderlust

Travel is a beautiful. There’s no better way to expand your mind about different cultures and open your eyes to new perspectives than by actually <i>going</i> to places.<p>But of course, we can’t travel everywhere, and in lieu of that, we rely on the stories people tell us instead. And for those unable to tag …

We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel

Rosetta's lander lasted just 60 hours on a comet after it bounced into the dark shadows of a cliff, where its solar panels couldn't power the …

Functional JavaScript

<i>Functional</i> is a JavaScript library for functional programming. It defines the standard higher-order functions (map, reduce, filter) that you can read …

Spaces Debuts A Community Where UX Designers Can Share App Prototypes

A new site called Spaces is now launching as a place where mobile app designers can showcase interactive prototypes of their work, or browse one of many common user experiences from other popular apps – like the navigation in Facebook Paper, or how Dropbox’s Carousel app appears to first-time …

“You Are How You Eat” Contest Winners

We had such a wonderful and varied selection of submissions for our “You Are How You Eat” contest and I know the judges had a hard time selecting the …

Current Brings A Better Version Of Facebook To The Mac Desktop

A recently launched app called Current turns Facebook into a native application for the Mac desktop. The app offers an alternative to regularly (or perhaps obsessively?) checking the Facebook site in an open browser tab, with support for Facebook Messenger, photos, videos, customizable …

10 awesome websites for graphic design inspiration

When a designer is in lack of concept, it consumes lots of time for him to initiate his work. But browsing the web can make his work much simplified …

Graphic Design

Jesus: Married...with children? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Diogo Morgado plays Jesus in the film "Son of God." Some of Jesus' most famous teachings are often misunderstood, says Amy-Jill Levine.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The …

The Hungarian-Born Painter Who Immortalized America's Space Program

In a way, artists are the most important men and women in the aerospace industry when it came to visualizing the visions of the near (or far) future …

Amazon Redshift vs Google BigQuery vs Hadoop

Many people associate big data applications with open source project Hadoop. Hadoop was built on the map reduce distributed programming paradigm, …

From the archive, 13 June 1987: 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!'

President Reagan yesterday challenged the Soviet leader, Mr Mikhail Gorbachev, to prove his commitment to freedoms by tearing down the Berlin Wall. He made his appeal from a podium only 50 yards from the Wall at the Brandenburg Gate.<p>'Mr Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall,' …

Underwater monks and vampire squid: the bizarre beasts of Opulent Oceans – in pictures

Drawn from 500 years of archives in the library at the American Museum of Natural History, this book documents the often fantastical creatures that were believed to be living in the depths of the sea – be they horses with webbed feet or stunningly rendered octopuses. Natural Histories: Opulent …

Future-proof Your Brand With The Right Typeface

<i>Steve Matteson is the Creative Type Director for Monotype.</i><p>It has been famously said that the Web design is 95 percent typography. Typography has always been central to any written message – books, manuals, packaging, advertisements – and now the Web.<p>The Web gives brands a new opportunity to …

Precious monuments lost in Middle East

Updated 22nd June 2017

The truth behind 10 historical mysteries

History is full of dramatic tales that are well known and oft repeated. But what if some of the most famous – the cases of Dr Crippen, Joan of Arc, …

A history of the 20th century in maps – in pictures

From the opium trade routes of the 1900s to CND’s operations in the 1980s, maps reveal the political leylines of history – except when it comes to the holiday islands of San Serriffe, as a new British Library book reveals

The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

11th century: Castles<p>Most people think of castles as representative of conflict. However, they should be seen as bastions of peace as much as war. In 1000 there were very few castles in Europe – and none in England. This absence of local defences meant that lands were relatively easy to conquer – …

Important Email Information Can Now be Highlighted in Google Inbox

Google just announced a new feature called Highlights in its email management app Inbox, to allow companies to make actionable items and important info in their email messages more noticeable to recipients.<p>With a few lines of prescribed code, developers can mark up parts of their emails that they …

Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs?

For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage. The chic hairpiece would have never become popular, however, if it hadn't …

Why Didn't They Win? 10 Huge Discoveries Without a Nobel Prize

National Geographic science writers, bloggers, and editors pick groundbreaking advances and inventions that should have won a Nobel.<p>The 2014 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has gone to three scientists who discovered brain cells that help us stay oriented—our "inner GPS." Announced Monday, …

The Arab Revolt of World War One

No war has had as big an impact on the modern Middle East as the First World War, which lasted from 1914-1918. The war signaled the end of the …

World History

Islam's Origins: Where Mystery Meets History

The same spotlight of historical enquiry that scholars have long been shedding on the biblical past is now starting to illumine the origins of Islam, …

6 Mind-Blowing Tactical Tricks That Turned The Tide Of War

Technology and manpower never guarantee a military victory by themselves. And neither can tactics and strategy — sometimes, it takes an extra measure of trickery and subterfuge to swing the tide on the battlefield.<p>A group of Quora users sought to answer the question "What are the most mind-blowing …

When Hitler took cocaine

Adolf Hitler was addicted to cocaine and directed the invasion of Soviet Russia while being pumped with as many as 80 different drugs, historian …