Stephanie Sayson

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The Hottest Spring Nonfiction Books

This spring’s crop of nonfiction books includes a biography of James Brown and a study of genes by Pulitzer-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee<p>This season’s buzziest nonfiction books take readers from a roach-infested inner-city apartment to the battlefields of the American Revolution. Among the most …

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Get lost in Japan’s ancient samurai town

Kanazawa’s narrow, winding streets confound visitors, just as they confused intruders centuries ago.<p>It was early morning in Kanazawa’s historical Higashi Chaya district, a row of old latticed teahouses in a town that’s convoluted in both its layout and history. Steam wafted up from the stone road. …

<b>GrrlScientist:</b> Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular biological sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the biology buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

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Carly Fiorina on Leadership and Unlocking Human Potential

I first heard Carly Fiorina speak at the Global Leadership Summit on August 14, 2014. To say I was moved by her speech would be an understatement. I was amazed by this successful, talented woman and inspired by her philosophies. I spoke with Carly this week with the hopes of getting her perspective …

22 Rainy Day Recipes for Summer

22 recipes for a rainy summer day, from pasta with pesto to seafood soup.<p><b>Even in summer, we want to feel cozy on a rainy, somewhat chilly day.</b> Now, "cozy" doesn't mean the same thing in the summertime as it does in the winter; it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. So we're turning to …

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10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

Every year since 1998, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been posing a single grand question to some of our time’s greatest thinkers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, then collecting the answers in an annual anthology. Last year’s answers to the question <b>“What scientific</b> …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

The BBC thinks you’ve only read 6 of these books…have you?

WE STARTED passing this around Matador Editorial today: 100 books of which the BBC believes most people have only read 6.<p>Feels a bit simplistic, to …

Treasures in New Haven

Brad Armstrong found great joy working on organic farms in Vermont and Idaho. But when he moved back to his native New Haven a few years ago, hydroponics (or gardening without soil) became his passion. "I started hearing about what was happening in the rest of the world and connecting dots between …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

Tips for Perfect Stovetop Rice

While many people swear by rice cookers, you don’t need one to make excellent rice. Whether it’s a simple pot of fragrant steamed jasmine rice or …

Staying in shape has all sorts of benefits, from maintaining heart health to warding off dementia and cancer<p><b>I</b>nactivity – fuelled by cars and a sedentary work life – has been dubbed the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, a global pandemic with dramatic impact on peoples wellbeing. …

How-to: Use Apple Mail rules to automatically filter out unwanted messages

Preventing unwanted messages from showing up in your inbox can be integral to enjoying email. In this article we will walk you through the process of creating mail rules that will direct messages to other folders or the trash based on conditions you specify. We will also discuss how to update rules …

Your Guide To Eco-Friendly Birth Control

So you’re having safe sex. Good for you! But is your contraceptive safe for the environment? Here is some information about the environmental impacts of a few of the most popular non-permanent forms of birth control in the U.S. Note that sterilization is not included because it is permanent (but …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Your top science book picks of 2013

Some of my twitter followers were recently complaining about how the media's top book choices mostly ignore science books. So they asked me to share my top science book choices from those that were published in 2013. Although I've been reviewing science books here for several years now, I am still …

A Degree of Betrayal: the relationship between PhD students and mentors

A few years before I joined a laboratory at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for my postdoctoral training, I recall reading about a frightening incident of radioactive phosphorus-32 (P-32) poisoning on that campus. In this bizarre case, a married couple who were …

Cells to Civilizations by Enrico Coen | book review

Is there a grand unifying theory that encompasses all life? For example, do genes share anything in common with modern human civilisations? Yes they do, if you believe British plant biologist Enrico Coen's argument that the diverse processes share something fundamental.<p>In his most recent book, …

Shutdown's Reach Extends To South Pole

Research season was just getting started when the government shutdown put McMurdo Station into "caretaker" mode, halting data collection. Host Scott Simon speaks to Gretchen Hofmann, a professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, about the government shutdown's impact on research in …

A mixing and matching game of life and death

Dan Davis's The Compatibility Gene tells the story of the discovery of a central component of the immune system, one that affects not only our ability to fight off disease, but also the success of transplant operations, pregnancies and, rather unexpectedly, brain development and possibly even mate …

Poison-proof mosquitoes might trigger a deadly crisis for thousands

Amid warnings of a looming malaria battle, new website puts the threat of insecticide resistance in stark relief<p>An <i>Anopheles stephensi</i> mosquito feeds on a human. The species is a common malaria carrier, and has grown increasingly resistant to pesticides in some regions. (Photo credit: Wikimedia …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …