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The dazzling GIF art of SPYROGIF

One of the great GIF maestros of our time.<p>More at spyrogif.tumblr.com, or you can follow him on Twitter.

Xeni Jardin

Brain Cells Protected From Age Damage With Help of Common Protein

<b>A common protein, when produced by specialized barrier cells in the brain, could help protect the brain from damage due to aging. This protein –</b> …

Neuroscience

A scientist just raised 4 serious questions about the blood test that made Elizabeth Holmes a billionaire

Theranos' innovation theoretically does clinical lab testing faster, cheaper, and, in some ways, better. Because of that, their technology threatens to upend the branch of medicine that provides the data used in roughly 70% of medical decisions.<p>That disruptive potential has already made Theranos …

Genetic Engineering

Mindfulness of breathing meditation

This is an experiment in translating the guided meditation process into writing. It’s not a replacement for actual seated meditation, but you can use …

From string theory to Mother Of All Theories

<i>String theory — there are five of them — merges Einstein’s general relativity with quantum mechanics to understand black holes and the universe. Now</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Programming Languages

The Health Benefits of Every Fruit Juice

A guide to the best juices to drink this summer.<p>Mint-kale-cucumber-lemon-chia-spinach juice blends are all the rage, and for good reason—they're chock-full of benefits—but sometimes, you just want to go back to basics. We asked Marissa Lippert, founder of <b>Nourish Kitchen + Table</b>, to take us through …

AI tells its creators it isn't in the mood for a philosophical debate

Natural language processing is an essential part in creating machines which can interact with humans, not with a mouse and keyboard, but by deconstructing natural language and formulating an appropriate response. We already see this with system like Google Now, Hound, Siri and Cortana, however as …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Moves That Burn More Fat in Less Time

There’s an in-vogue specialized training method that many people are using to get crazy results, and it is one of the fastest methods to get fit in a …

Intel beefs up fifth-gen Core chips with Iris graphics

Intel has revealed a crop of new fifth-gen Core chips for mobile and desktop that should tide over power-users and gamers until next-gen "Skylake" CPUs arrive later this year. There are five new models for desktop and five for mobile, all packing the latest Iris Pro 6200 graphics. The most …

Computer Hardware

Employers Are Seeking Out Autistic Workers

An increasing number of companies are launching initiatives to find job candidates with autism. How a cluster of society struggling to find jobs …

5 Ways We Could Get More Solar Power

A solar-powered world is coming, but we could make it come faster.<p>There’s a solar boom happening in America. In the last six years, installations of solar panels have jumped 1,700%. Prices for solar energy have fallen 50% to 70%. There’s now a well-established ecosystem of installers and service …

Never Accidentally Oversalt Your Food Again

Basic cooking mistakes happen. Even something as simple as salting your food.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Below, assistant web editor Christina Chaey tells digital food editor Dawn Perry about a recent incident involving way too much salt. Here's Perry's advice for</i> …

Onions

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Weird

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

This tiny car can change shape, drive sideways

Why do we call the Mercedes Benz Smart Car smart — when it's really just small?<p>A truly smart car might be able to drive sideways, like the equally …