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If we take a closer look at our scientific history, it may prove that we have severely underestimated our role in shaping our own genetic evolution.

Biology

Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother

Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan always knew her mother was taking photographs, but never fully understood just how deep this passion ran until recently. When Masha Ivashintsova passed in 2000, she left behind boxes of belongings and memories, which remained untouched until late 2017. It was only then …

Stephen Hawking’s moving argument that human evolution has gone far beyond biology

Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking died today (March 14) at 76. Hawking’s major achievements included developing the first theory of cosmology unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics, and some of the most essential research on black holes ever accomplished—but he was better known …

Theranos chief executive Elizabeth Holmes charged with massive fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and chief executive of the blood-testing company Theranos, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with an “elaborate, years-long fraud” in which she and former company president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani allegedly “deceived investors into believing that …

Genetic Engineering

We're told to fear robots. But why do we think they'll turn on us?

The robot uprising is a myth.<p>Despite the gory headlines, objective data show that people all over the world are, on average, living longer, contracting fewer diseases, eating more food, spending more time in school, getting access to more culture, and becoming less likely to be killed in a war, …

Strong-Willed Chimps Reveal Evolutionary Origins of Human Willpower

'This is in line with how we tend to think of self-control in humans.'<p>The rush of joy we get from a measly Instagram like is a frightening thing. Our …

Will Power

Got a good feeling about someone? You probably just like the way they look.

Humans have a surprisingly primitive way of sizing up strangers<p>Ivan Pavlov had many research pursuits, but it’s his work with dogs that made him a household name. The Russian psychologist carried out unusual experiments on the behavior and gastric function of lovable mutts with names like Muyrka …

What is CRISPR gene editing, and how does it work?

You’ve probably read stories about new research using the gene editing technique CRISPR, also called CRISPR/Cas9. The scientific world is captivated …

Experts answer: Should you be allowed to create your own clone?

To Clone or Not to Clone<p>Earlier this month, Chinese scientists cloned two female macaques. Although it wasn’t the first time primates had been cloned …

Laughing parrots, backflipping robots and saviour viruses: science stories of 2017

Leading scientists pick the dozen most significant discoveries and developments of 2017 – from a steep decline in flying insects to a virus that can kill bacteria<p>Viruses save a man from antibiotic-resistant bacteria<p>In April, it was reported that 69-year‑old Tom Patterson, an American who fell …

Marine Conservation

Top 7 breakthroughs of 2017 that prove we're living in the future

In 2017, researchers turned science fiction into science fact – from developments in gene editing technologies, to improvements in artificial …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

Evidence Shows Natural Selection Is Working Right Now to Cull Bad Genes in Humans

Yep, we're definitely still evolving.<p>Genes associated with Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking are broadly less prevalent in people with longer …

Evolution

Esteban Ocon making a name for himself as a rising Formula One star

MONACO (AP) — Esteban Ocon is described by one member of his Force India team as a "sponge" because of his capacity to absorb information.<p>The 20-year-old Frenchman is one of the rising stars of Formula One. Although he has not made the same impact as 19-year-old Max Verstappen — a …

Auto Racing
Project Management

Inside the (somewhat) secret Toyota USA Automobile Museum

Lexus

Why Original Playstation Is Still One Of The Best Gaming Console Ever Made

While most N64 games felt decidedly ‘gamey’, the PS1 went to places we never thought possible with Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Resident Evil and …

Books to buy for your smart friend

Fill their holiday season with reading material.<p>Need a last-minute gift for your favorite smartypants? These science and sci-fi books should do the trick.

Books

Shops in trees: Jakarta's improvised street life – in pictures

Photographer Isidro Ramírez documents the small solutions Jakartans find to improve the quality of life in a crowded city with inefficient infrastructure – from fashion shops in trees to wood-store bus stops

Jakarta

How to use Workflow for iOS when you don't know where to start

Workflow is the most powerful app on my iPhone and iPad. I wouldn't be able to work without it, and, almost two years after its release, I'm still …

The first Toyota Century in the United States, ever!

Just when you think your Bentley or Rolls-Royce is a rare luxury car, a very unique sedan from the far east makes its appearance in the collector's scene. One of the most rare Japanese luxury cars, the very first Toyota Century ever imported into the United States has arrived on the shores of sunny …

Love

Unsealing of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations

JERUSALEM<p>For just 60 hours, researchers had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they found.<p>Researchers have continued their investigation into the site where the body of Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have been buried, and their preliminary findings …

AuthaGraph オーサグラフ 世界地図

[product] Geodesic Globe<p>This paper model globe is comprised of 80 triangles.<br>The globe is designed by dividing a sphere equally with geodesic dome …

3tags.org

My iPod is the reason I still buy albums

As the iPod turns 15 – Apple first announced it on October 23, 2001 – it’s dawned on me how much music consumption has changed in the almost-30 years I’ve been alive, and at the same time, how little it’s changed for me.<p>I went from tearing through my parents’ audio cassette collection to spending …

The 12 Basic Items Every Off-Roader Should Have

All the equipment you absolutely must have in your off-road kit.<p>With foresight, you can avoid potentially trip-ending mishaps out on the trails. It's always better to err on the side of over-preparedness, but you also can't pack for every possible scenario. When building your kit, look for tools …

Camping
Higher Education

Air Force investing $12B in F-15s

<b>(CNN) —</b> A $12 billion makeover is underway for the US Air Force's 1980's-era F-15 fighter, a step towards upgrading an air fleet that one military official recently called the "smallest, oldest and least ready" in history.<p>The F-15 has long been hailed as the most successful dog-fighting aircraft in …

Military

Inside Copenhagen's Hotspot Brewpub, BRUS

F&W's Around the World Network correspondant Maria Nguyen of The Art of Plating (@theartofplating) shares a peek inside one of Copenhagen's coolest …

Craft Beer

Can Hong Kong break free of China?

Hong Kong is a historical accident. China had to give up what was then a mostly empty island to Britain after losing the First Opium War in 1842. The …