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Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

Do Plants Sleep?

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately, mostly because I wrote a story on the topic for the March issue of Popular Science. Sleep, of course, is a key part of our lives as humans. We do it every night (or at least we should). We also see other animals sleep, from our pet dogs snoozing at our …

Tool uses LED lights to test genetic circuits - Futurity

Bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria to test and debug genetic circuits.


Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

The pioneering American scientist, who created the world's first synthetic life, is building a gadget that could teletransport medicine and vaccines into our homes or to colonists in space<p>Craig Venter reclines in his chair, puts his feet up on his desk and – gently stroking his milk …

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Nova Scotia and U.K. researching tidal energy together

Energy minister says research will create business opportunities<p>Nova Scotia does not have the infrastructure in the Bay of Fundy to accommodate its …


Today in science: Isaac Newton’s birthday

Born in 1643, Isaac Newton’s insights laid a foundation for our modern understanding of celestial motion, light and gravity.<p><b>January 4, 1643.</b> Isaac …