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Biotech’s quest to put a new spin on old age

On the eve of his 69th birthday, Craig Venter looks on, amused, as his digital doppelganger shuffles from foot to foot. Venter is the biggest entrepreneur in biotech. Now his white-bearded avatar is the star of an iPad app being demonstrated to me by his head of informatics, Scott Skellenger. …

Genetics

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

The Apple Pencil: an illustrator's review

Just another Apple product or a digital magic wand? Guardian illustrator <b>Chloe Cushman</b> takes it for a spin<p>The Apple Pencil is a cursed product, haunted by a single Steve Jobs quote from 2010: “If you see a stylus, they blew it.” Jobs thought that the stylus, a pen-like device used to write or draw …

Apple Pencil

‘I hold my head in my hands and weep’: What it’s like to lose a patient to suicide

<i>The following is excerpted from</i> How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist <i>by David Goldbloom and Pier Bryden.</i><p>"Boss, Stan left a message on your inside line. It's important," my assistant Simone says.<p>Stan, my patient Daryl's cousin, rarely calls except to ask whether some work he is moving …

20 Fabulous Wall Decor DIYs That You'll Want for Your Home

Do you have that empty wall space and you just don’t know what to do with it – how to occupy it properly? The default go-to option is always to hang …

Home Decorating

East Coast winter storm: your photos

United States,North and Central America,US news,World news,US weather<p>Blizzards! Snowball fights! Our readers in New York, Washington DC and elsewhere share their pictures of cities and towns at a standstill over the weekend

25 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

<b>Begin each day by doing your most difficult task first.</b> Set your timer for 30 minutes and begin. Usually that’s all it takes to get going. Work until …

Batteries With A Less Fiery Future

Lithium-ion batteries are extremely popular because they are lightweight and pack a lot of power.<p>But when they overheat, they can catch fire. This has been a problem in airplanes, cars and now the popular gift item, "hoverboards." The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it's investigating 37 …

These Stunning Vintage Photos of Betty White Will Blow You Away

Believe it or not, Betty White turns 94 years old today. (Happy birthday, Betty!) There are so many reasons to love this Golden Girl—and now we're adding these stunning vintage photos we dug up to the list. Take a look at this mega-babe in her younger years:<p><b>It's clear she loves animals (and posing</b> …

The Startup That's Completely Changing How You Verify Your Identity

Noatta is betting that the future of fast, reliable authentication will come from scanning your palm.<p><i>Editor's note: This article is part of</i> Inc.<i>'s 2016 Best Industries report.</i><p>In 2016, why do you still need a card with a barcode on it--perhaps even with your photo as well--to check into a gym?<p>At …

Near-Infrared

Car News

3 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your mindset affects what you believe is possible, and that will dictate what actions you take in your life and business. Your thoughts will either help or hurt your business. The way you think is one of your most valuable …

Entrepreneurship

All the best tech we saw at CES today

The International CES has kicked into full gear and Tuesday was filled with some of the best gear we've seen yet.<p>Whether it was monster TVs, elegant …

‘Elder care is the new child care,’ professor says

When Dawn Sinclair's workweek ends, her other work begins.<p>Every second Friday, she battles traffic to make the 40-minute trip to her parents' home east of Toronto where she'll spend the weekend caring for her mom, 85, left partially paralyzed by a stroke, and giving her 83-year-old dad a …

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 tablet transforms into a laptop, projector, and 3D camera

Lenovo’s "presenter" module includes a pico projector to project a 60-inch display out of the bottom of the ThinkPad X1. The final module combines Intel’s RealSense camera to capture and edit objects for 3D printing. We’ve seen these cameras appear on laptops and desktops, but not many tablets have …

Gear & Gadgets

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of November 30, 2015)

The worst mass shooting in almost three years was carried out this week in San Bernardino, California. Fourteen people lost their lives in the attack, the motives for which are still under investigation. Read the latest below, as well as the other biggest news stories of the week.<p><b>1.</b> F.B.I. Treating …

2016 Michelin Guide for New York rankings are out — here are the top restaurants

While New York’s culinary scene may reflect an ever-changing roster of new restaurants and closures, the 2016 Michelin guide for New York’s three-starred category remained unchanged from last year. The Chef’s Table at Brookyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Jean-Georges, Le Bernadin, Masa and Per Se …

Making Biologic Medicines for Patients: The Principles of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

http://www.youtube.com/v/6Iq3m208LBg?version=3&autohide=1<p>edX<p>article<p>https://www.edx.org/course/making-biologic-medicines-patients-mitx-10-03x-0<p>Lear …

How Ottawa created the ‘wild west’ of medical marijuana

<i>Jenna is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in sociology and the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies.</i><p>Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose can't seem to catch a break. First, Kimberley, B.C., grants a business licence to a medical cannabis dispensary and then Vancouver City Council …

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’: Read the First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which will be published July 14<p>In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott.<p>Titled ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ it was set in the ’50s and opened with a woman named Jean …

Literature

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche might well have been delighted with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize same-sex marriages.<p>While we don't know for sure that Nietzsche was gay, Joachim Köhler argues in <i>Zarathustra's Secret</i> that he was because he spoke of another man's …

Hideous Apple Watch power strap will almost triple battery life

One of the main complaints Apple Watch naysayers have is that the advertised 18-hour battery life of the wearable is kind of crappy. An expensive, upcoming accessory aims to address that issue, but we’re not sure that the look appeals to us much.<p>The new band is called the Reserve Strap, and while …

Redefining the state of the art: Vinnie Rossi LIO Integrated Amplifier

The Vinnie Rossi LIO Integrated Amplifier is a unique design, I've never seen or heard anything like it before. LIO is a modular component, so it can be configured to suit your needs when you buy it, and reconfigured down the road when your needs change.<p>Each section of the LIO Integrated Amplifier …

Audiophile

Moto 360 just $150 through Woot, metal band for $180

With the 2nd gen Moto 360 likely not too far off, we’ve seen Motorola put up its original Android Wear watch for sale more than once at the price of $150. Each time, however, the sale price has only been temporary. If you missed any of the previous sales, Woot is now offering up the watch for the …

Apple Maps is getting a really useful feature that Google Maps doesn't have

Apple plans to make that a whole lot easier in iOS 9. In addition to adding public transit directions to Apple Maps, the company is also adding a feature that can tell you exactly which exit you should take when departing the subway or train station.<p>So, for example, if you're sitting at the front …