Theo Sawkins

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Could switching off single gene extend life by 12 years?

Blocking a gene in mice helped the animals live for 15 per cent longer without suffering any ill effects<p>Switching off a single gene could extend life by 12 years and make elderly people fitter, scientists have suggested.<p>The gene called Myc is important in cell division, growth and death and when it …

Medicine

Want to hack your home? Meet the young woman scientist who can help

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are an annual treat, making science accessible and fun. Claire Cohen meets the enthusiastic female scientist behind this year's wacky experiments - which use everyday objects - as well as one giant game of Tetris...<p>“The best thing you can do is to take …

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

This Is What GE Thinks Your Kitchen Will Look Like in 2025

The Jetsons would be jealous.<p>It's exciting to imagine the kind of comforts and improvements that technology will bring in the years to come — especially in a room as widely-used and adored as the kitchen. While appliances such as dishwashers and microwaves have already revolutionized the kitchen …

General Electric

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …