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How To Create The Perfect Workspace, According To Science

Optimize your performance. Or just make it pretty.<p>There's nothing worse than sitting in a dull, drab cubicle. If you're going to be stuck in one place for 40 or more hours a week, it might as well be pleasant--for the sake of your sanity and your company's bottom line. Research shows that how you …

Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger

LONDON (Reuters) - A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world’s first lab-grown beef burger.<p>The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to …

Kickstarter bans project creators from giving away genetically-modified organisms

Kickstarter is clamping down on genetically-modified organisms following the success of a project to genetically engineer glowing plants for use as additional lighting in people's homes. Earlier this week and without explanation, the crowdfunding website quietly altered its guidelines for project …

Greek Cyprus hits Turkey with $1.3 billion bill

Greek Cyprus has called on Turkey to pay a $1.3 billion bill on the behalf of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, arguing that the Turkish Cypriots had not paid for any electricity bill since they separated in 1963.<p>Greek Cyprus says the government of Northern Cyprus should pay the 1 billion …

Bank of Cyprus depositors lose 47.5% of savings

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Depositors at bailed-out Cyprus' largest bank will lose 47.5% of their savings exceeding 100,000 euros ($132,000), the government said Monday.<p>The figure comes four months after Cyprus agreed on a 23 billion-euro ($30.5 billion) rescue package with its euro partners and the …

Scientists Now Growing Teeth From Urine

Scientists in China have found a way to grow teeth from human urine.<p>The scientists, from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, used …

Regenerative Medicine

How to Choose the Right Platform: Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black?

<i>This article was originally posted at Michael Leonard’s blog and has been re-posted here.</i><p>There are already many articles out there comparing Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black; this is not one of those articles. I believe it is clear that Arduino is in a different league than the Raspberry …

Yes, Vaccines Work [Infographic]

Some numbers before and after the introduction of common childhood vaccines<p>Do vaccines really work? Over the past decade, some parents in the U.S., Canada and Europe have started refusing to give their kids the recommended childhood vaccinations. They worry about safety, believing vaccines may …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Photography

Panasonic GX7 is a 16MP Mirrorless with In-Body Stabilization and a Tiltable EVF

Panasonic has officially announced the GX7, a sleek new high-end mirrorless camera with some features that are being introduced for the first time in …

The Queen's World War Three speech in full

When I spoke to you less than three months ago we were all enjoying the warmth and fellowship of a family Christmas. Our thoughts were concentrated …

5 Tips for Capturing The Magic of Golden Hour Photography

One of the main things that all photographers strive for is to make their work stand out somehow. Obviously, there’s no shortage of photographers on …