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The best telescopes you can buy

As anyone who has ever peered through a telescope knows, there are few sensations quite like your initial, firsthand look at another astral body. For …

Telescopes

The 20-Minute Stair Workout You Can Do Anywhere

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking of a staircase as an annoying daily hurdle. But taking advantage of that steady incline can actually be a major …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

Books

The Crispr Quandary

One day in March 2011, Emmanuelle Charpentier, a geneticist who was studying flesh-eating bacteria, approached Jennifer Doudna, an award-winning scientist, at a microbiology conference in Puerto Rico. Charpentier, a more junior researcher, hoped to persuade Doudna, the head of a formidably large …

Genetics

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Editors' Picks for 2013: Fiction

Looking back over a year in which thrilling debuts rubbed shoulders with long-awaited novels from literary lions, we’ve chosen fifteen powerful, …

Cyber Monday 2013 Mobile Shopping: PayPal Up 93.6%, eBay Up 88%

PayPal and eBay Enterprise have revealed some statistics for the Cyber Monday yesterday’s shopping craze. While the increases weren’t as big as for Thanksgiving, numbers for which were released on the weekend, but they’re still significant increases.<p>Compared to Cyber Monday 2012, the eBay-owned …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Bond, The App For Giving Gifts, Lands On The Web

Just in time for Black Friday, Bond is bringing its gifting platform to the web after spending a couple of months as a native mobile app.<p>Bond, created by Sonny Caberwal, takes all the heavy lifting out of gift giving, with a large focus on the enterprise and professional gifts.<p>So let’s say you just …

Bond

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …