Rebecca Gardner Sheppard

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Editing Human DNA - MIT Technology Review

Three years ago, when CRISPR-Cas9, a method of precisely editing DNA, suddenly appeared liked a technology from the future, scientists realized we …

Genetics

Editor's Note

GAME OF THRONES Season 5 - Plot Summaries for First 3 Episodes

How to Be a Better Husband

10 Absurdly Simple Ways to Be a Better Husband<p>Forget fat diamonds and pricey trips to Paris. Make these easy moves instead<p>By Markham Heid, Photography By Thinkstock<p>Guys tend to get hung up on grand gestures to woo women. (We blame John Cusack and his boom box in <i>Say Anything</i>.) But when you’ve …

Alien Lights On Ceres Still Have NASA Dawn Investigator ‘Puzzled’ As Spacecraft Zeroes In On Source

As the NASA Spacecraft, Dawn<i>,</i> creeps up on the mysterious dwarf-planet, Ceres, the bizarre lights that some have suggested show evidence of being an …

Astronomy

Dozens of scientists conserve Britain's oldest brain from face-down skull in Iron Age pit

A quantity of bright yellow spongy material caught archaeologists by surprise in York in 2009, giving a team of 34 specialists the chance to conserve …

Iron Age

Grandma Ptak's red velvet cake recipe

Claire Ptak shares this family favourite with a hint of chocolate and thick creamy frosting<p>Grandma Ptak used to make this for me on every visit, whether at her house in Illinois or ours in California. I have a great photograph of me baking it with her when I was seven or eight, and you can see the …

Best ever chocolate-chip cookies recipe

Claire Ptak's recipe is simple to follow - but makes the perfect crispy yet gooey cookies<p>Somewhere between crisp and gooey, and made with plenty of dark chocolate and just enough salt to bring out the flavour, for me this is the perfect chocolate-chip cookie. Nearly everyone has their own recipe …

Dessert

6 Gourmet Chocolate Ganache Desserts to Bake Tonight

The perfect combination of chocolate and cream, ganache can be used in everything from tarts and truffles to cookies and cakes. To successfully make …

Dessert

Sundar Pichai's Plan To Keep Google Almighty

If it works, do it again. And again.<p>That’s Sundar Pichai’s approach as he steps up efforts to monetize the hundreds of millions people around the globe who use Android phones amid growing investor concern that Google’s core business is slowing down.<p>In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with …

Sundar Pichai

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Researchers from Peking University and the University of Arizona discovered what is being called a "monster black hole," which is powering the brightest quasar yet found. Results of …

Universe

Russia Warns Obama: Tell The World About UFOs And Aliens Or We Will

At the World Economic Forum in 2013, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev made a sensational announcement that the “time has come” to tell the …

How the CIA Views the UFO Phenomenon

Tweet<p>Retro Friday: a blast from the past<p>By Billy Cox<br>De Void<br>2-20-15<p>Whistleblower Victor Marchetti charged the 'Clandestine Services' branch of the CIA …

Paranormal

We're Looking For Alien Life On Bizarre 'Eyeball Planets'

It's easy for us Earthlings to imagine life evolving on planets like ours. But there are exoplanets out there that strain the imagination. Take …

Astronomy

NASA is Preparing the World for Extraterrestrial Contact

A couple of months ago top US astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without …

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Jupiter's icy moon is a candidate for harboring alien life—but would we know life if we found it?<p>Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is Earth just one of many inhabited worlds? These are some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, and soon, thanks to a 2016 federal budget allocation …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

Smartwatches

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain