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The Anti-Aging Pill - MIT Technology Review

An anti-aging startup hopes to elude the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and death at the same time.<p>The company, Elysium Health, says it will be …

Zipline launches the world’s fastest commercial delivery drone - MIT Technology Review

A couple of years ago, Zipline created a national drone delivery system to ship blood and drugs to remote medical centers in Rwanda. Now it has …

Zip-lines

U.S. drone program taps Apple, passes over Amazon, China's DJI

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc soon will be capturing images of North Carolina by drone; a 1,500-pound, unmanned aircraft will look for mosquitoes in Florida; and startup Flirtey will fly medical equipment on drones to heart-attack victims in Nevada.<p>The projects are among 10 …

Drones

15 Summer Family Trips Your Teenage Children Won’t Hate

<p>Vacationing with a teen in tow is always delicate business. On one hand, you’re showing them the world, introducing them to new sights and …

Best Summer Books, 2018 Publishers Weekly

All the Answers<p>Michael Kupperman (Gallery 13)<p>As a fan of his weirdo humor comics, the sober turn of Kupperman’s first full-length graphic memoir took …

25 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud in Public Places

You, circa January 1: “READ MORE.”<p>You, today, considering four dusty covers stacked on your nightstand: “I … tried?”<p>We’re here to help, with 25 books …

Books

The 101 Dishes That Changed America

Skip Tulum and Go to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's Lesser-Known Beach Haven | GQ

If you want to avoid the crowds and chill with some surfers, Nayarit is the place to go.<p>As of late, Riviera Maya has been Mexico’s most talked-about strip of beach, thanks to hot Tulum swooping in on all of our<p>Instagramsattention. But if you're looking for a beachy Mexican vacation where you <i>won't</i> …

How You Can Actually Get Reimbursed for That Delayed Flight

Step one: never toss your boarding pass.<p>It’s sad but necessary to fully grasp the realities of air travel in 2017: Unless you’re catching the travel industry on a good day (best of luck to you!), something’s inevitably going to go wrong. Maybe you’re stuck on the tarmac for two hours without an …

Flying

Cacio e Pepe

Servings<p>Literally "cheese and pepper", this minimalist cacio e pepe recipe is like a stripped-down mac and cheese.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)<p>3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided<p>1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper<p>3/4 cup finely …

Carbohydrates

Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones

OSLO — Norway’s fjords have long inspired the country’s artists and drawn streams of tourists. In winter, their ice-laced surfaces shimmer beside snow-capped mountains: a vision of natural beauty, blissfully untouched.<p>But lost in the depths of the fjord in Oslo, stretching out from the capital, is …

European Travel

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

New Super Wood Beats Metals in Feats of Strength

By soaking wood in a mix of chemicals and then compressing and heating it, researchers have created a material that is stronger than steel, writes …

The world’s most nutritious foods

After analysing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises.<p>Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the nutrients necessary to meet, but not exceed, our daily nutrient …

West Indies

Can You Say...Hero?

Fred Rogers has been doing the same small good thing for a very long time...<p><i>This article was originally published in the November 1998 issue.</i><p>Once upon a time, a little boy loved a stuffed animal whose name was Old Rabbit. It was so old, in fact, that it was really an unstuffed animal; so old that …

Empathy

On Island of the Colorblind, Paradise Has a Different Hue

An island in the Pacific has a unique genetic history that affects how its people understand color.<p>Pingelap Atoll, a Micronesian island in the South Pacific, sometimes goes by its other name, the Island of the Colorblind. That's the moniker Oliver Sacks assigned the island in his 1996 book that …

Color Blindness

Skip the Crowds and Book a Trip to These Chill European Cities Instead | GQ

An influx of tourism in Europe's capitals have led to overcrowding and local unrest—which means it's time to look elsewhere.<p>Cheap flights to Europe have become an increasingly common thing in the past few years, which is great news for anyone who wants to spend $300 to fly to Rome and pretend to be …

European Travel

Our 10 Most Anticipated Books for 2018

The past year gave us some damn good reads. Now, it’s time to look ahead at what the new year has in store for our reading pleasure. While many more …

Books

How a Color-Blind Artist Became the World’s First Cyborg

Neil Harbisson can "see" in UV thanks to an antenna-like implant that boosts his perception of light and gives him super-senses.<p>From prosthetics to pharmaceuticals, humans have been using technology to alter their physical and mental capabilities for thousands of years. Now, with our rapid advances …

Is $850,000 for a Blindness Treatment Worth It?

Spark Therapeutics, which makes the therapy, today announced the whopping price tag. Called Luxturna, it was approved by the FDA in December, but …

Deep learning sharpens views of cells and genes

NEWS<p>Neural networks are making biological images easier to process.<p>Amy Maxmen<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google Scholar<p>Share on …

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Get your to-read list ready: 2018 is already a good year for reading.<p>We may live in challenging times, and there's no better escape than through a good book. From new novels from beloved writers to compelling non-fiction examinations of our modern world, 2018 has already delivered some excellent …

Books

Our Pipeline

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Your winter reading list: 56 books you won’t be able to put down

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>Since we know TED speakers love to read, we asked them: What book could you <i>not</i> stop reading? Here are their eclectic picks, ready …

The Only Place You Can Legally Climb a Redwood

Dangling like a piñata from a polyester rope, I’m inching up a 1,000-year-old tree named Grand­father. This forest in Northern California’s Santa …

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FDA Vote Sets Stage for Gene Therapy’s Future - MIT Technology Review

Up until five years ago, Allison Corona’s life was shrouded in darkness. Born with an inherited eye disorder called Leber congenital amaurosis, she …

Biotechnology

5-Mile-Long Bridge Transitions into a Tunnel That Connects Denmark with Sweden

The Øresund has made it easier than ever before to travel between countries that are separated by water. This unique passageway connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden, doing so in two ways: a cable-stayed bridge runs five miles to an artificial island, where it then …

European Travel

Aerial Walkway in Cape Town Allows Visitors to Take a Surreal Stroll Above the Trees

This surreal walkway recently installed in Cape Town, South Africa, creates a meandering, aerial path that allows visitors to stroll through the treetops. The steel-and-pinewood Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway begins on the forest floor, gradually sloping upward and eventually elevating …

Cape Town

Gigantic Treetop Walkway Offers Spiraling Elevated Path Through Preserved Forest

Architecture firm EFFEKT designed a magnificent, spiraling walkway called Camp Adventure Treetop Experience. It’s currently being constructed in Gisselfeld Klosters Skove preserved forest—one hour south of Copenhagen. The award-winning design comprises an epic 2,000-foot-long, curved wooden ramp …